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NAKURU DEANERY MASS

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“we are the face of the Diocese “very Rev Fr Mbogo during Nakuru  Deanery mass

Nakuru Deanery mass is an annual event this year the mass was held at St Augustine Parish –Kiamunyi. The main celebrant was the Vicar General assisted by other priests from the eight Parishes in the Deanery.

The Vicar General welcomed and recognized all the parishes present. He also recognized the newly elected leaders and thanked the outgoing leaders for their hard work and commitment. “we are the face of the Diocese” said the vicar general as he encouraged all groups to be active in the parishes, Deanery and Diocese.

Fr Njogu who is the Dean encouraged the faithful to consider the sacrament of matrimony in order to be ready to receive Christ present in the Eucharist. He also thanked all who participated to make the event a success.

 


CONSECRATION OF KABARNET PARISH AND BLESSING OF CDN RADIO UMOJA

Category : Parishes

On 29th July 2018,the Bishop (CDN)  and priests led the faithful in the consecration of the new church of Mary Mother of God -Kabarnet. The mass was attended by hundreds of Christians and the dignitaries of Baringo County.

The Bishop thanked the Christians for their hard work and commitment in the construction of the new church.

After the mass the Bishop blessed and Launched  Radio Umoja.A  Radio of the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru serving the faithful of Baringo County and  beyond.


Opening of Parish Number (52) St Monica Parish -Lanet

Category : Parishes , Uncategorized

NAKURU DIOCESE OPENS THE  52ND PARISH

St Monica Lanet Parish under Fr Andati adds as the fifth member of the Parishes in Lanet Deanery. On 8th July 2018 the parish was officially opened in a mass led by Bishop Muhatia assisted by Frs. Kiriti,Benja,Mureithi and  Andati. To mark the day there was confirmation, matrimony and commissioning of Catholic Women Association (CWA) new members.

Bishop Maurice Muhatia thanked God for the successful completion of the Parish. He also thanked Fr Daniel Kiriti and the Christians for the hard work and commitment in building the church “Keep the faith “the bishop added as he thanked the donors of the land and the first Christians of the Parish.

In the first reading of the day the Bishop likened the sending of Prophet Ezekiel to preach the good news to the opening of the new parish. “As we start a new parish we proclaim the foundation of prophet Ezekiel, we are all invited to proclaim and evangelize and not to lose focus” He said.

The bishop encouraged the Christians to be instruments of Evangelization in marriage, society, country and the world. The church is the bride of Christ as Christians of St Monica we are called to live in holiness because Christ our bride is holy “he added.

Referring to the second reading the bishop encouraged the Christians to persevere and avoid the gospel of prosperity. He encouraged them to trust in God because his grace is always sufficient. Christ was rejected by his own people but remained focused to the end.

“Dear Christians of St Monica pray for the grace of God, even in hardship be strong in faith. Prayer changes everything St Augustine Changed because of the Prayers of St Monica. Your Patron Saint Monica will lead all of you in prayers as you evangelize as CWA, CMA, CYA, Youth and PMC. Do not fear to proclaim the good news because we are instruments” The Bishop concluded.

Fr Kiriti the Parish priest of St Paul wanyororo from which St Monica was an outstation congratulated the Christians for taking up the challenge of desiring to be a parish and working towards it.  “A parish is a sign of growth in faith in the Diocese” he said and hoped to continue working together with the Christians and new parish priest.Fr Andati on his part promised to journey together with the Christians while Fr Mureithi the dean welcomed the new parish to Lanet Deanery.

 


MYSTERY OF THE HOLY TRINITY (Trinitarian Love)

Category : Parishes

“Today as we celebrate the gift of our parish, what does the Holy Trinity signify for me? Is my heart, home, parish a dwelling place for the Holy Trinity?”  Bishop Muhatia during the celebration of mass at Holy Trinity parish –Milimani

Being the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity the Parish of Holy Trinity Milimani Celebrated their Feast Day. The mass was led by Rt. Rev Maurice Muhatia Bishop of Nakuru assisted by the priests of the Parish. The catechumens also received the sacrament of Confirmation.

In his homily the Bishop explained that the revelation of God as the Holy trinity happened progressively for our sake.in the old testament God manifest himself as Father who takes care of his own, God the provider and Father.in the Second reading God reveals himself as the son of God Jesus Christ in whom God has adopted us as his children. In the gospel of the day Christ gives his disciples a mandate to preach the good news to all nations by baptising them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit therefore the revelation of the holy trinity becomes complete.  The Bishop noted that the Mystery of the Holy trinity is the most difficult to explain yet most used mystery however he added that  Without the mystery of the holy trinity all the other mysteries lacks meaning.

The bishop concluded by saying that the celebration of the Trinity is a celebration of love which has become our love led by Christ.

 


World Communications Day

Category : Communications

The Catholic Diocese of Nakuru celebrated the  52nd World communications day on 12th May 2018.The main celebrant was the Bishop,assisted by the Vicar General,Fr James and Fr Casmir.

Under the theme of Fake News and Journalism for peace,the Bishop encouraged the journalists present to avoid giving unverified information. He also prayed for all communicators present.

Present in the celebration was Bro Dr Mukua the National Executive Secretary,Fr Waweru from the Capuchin TV,Nakuru Journalists and also the Institute of Social Communications Tangaza that took photos and videos for the occasion.


BISHOP APPEALS FOR DONATION TO THE VICTIMS OF SOLAI TRAGEDY.

Category : BISHOP

“We shall have second collection of money and donations of food stuff,items and clothes on Sunday 13th May 2018  for those affected by the Solai Tragedy “Rt Rev Maurice Muhatia Makumba

Bishop Maurice Muhatia has send his message of concern and consolation to the people affected by the bursting of the walls of Patel’s Dam in Solai area.’we pray for them that God may strengthen the families and the Faithful Departed May rest in peace”He said this in a press statement to Radio Amani .


The Parish of St Augustine Bahati has been affected by this tragedy therefore  the Bishop has directed that all the Parishes in the Diocese do a second collection on Sunday 13th May 2018 to support the affected.He has also urged the Christians and people of good will to donate food stuffs,items and clothings to the people affected.He has also directed all boards of Diocesan institutions to meet and give contributions.The Bishop has also ordered Caritas office to plan and facilitate the transportation of the donations to the affected families in Solai(Bahati Parish)


DECREE OF ERECTING THE TERRITORIAL PARISH OF ST MARTIN OF TOURS,LANGALANGA

Category : BISHOP

Bishop Muhatia has given a decree erecting the territorial Parish of St Martin of Tours,Langa Langa.He has Aappointed Fr Moses Mahugu as the Parish Priest.The territorial Parish of St Martin  of Tours Langa Langa will encompass the following Christian Communities previously under Holy spirit Gilgil: St Martin Langalanga,Moyo Mtakatifu Beggi,St Mary,s Komothai,St Joseph’s Gitare and St Augustine’s Kagumo. The territorial Parish becomes effective on Sunday May 20th 2018


DECREE OF ERECTING THE TERRITORIAL PARISH OF ST MONICA,LANET

Category : BISHOP

Rt Rev Maurice Muhatia Makumba has erected the territorial parish of St Monica Lanet. He has also appointed Fr Fernardo Andati at its new parish priest.The erection of St Monica Lanet as a territorial parish is to be effective on Sunday July 8,2018.

The territorial boundaries for the parish of st Monica Lanet shall encompass the following Christian communities previously under st Paul Parish Wanyororo: St Monica Lanet, and st Augustine Umoja Two.


Fr Derry Buckley SPS Memorial mass

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The late Fr Derry Buckley was remembered at a memorial mass officiated by His Grace peter Kairo,Bishop Maurice Crowley and Bishop Muhatia at the Cathedral Church of Christ the King also present were priest from St Patricks and the Diocese,religious men and women and the Laity.

in his homily Fr Bosco SPS remembered fr Derry as a man of few words who understood his vocation as a missionary priest.”Derry was a society man,organised,capable and faithful to the society.He was a beckon to others,had a great mind and a consummate teacher who invited people to find solutions for their problems rather than doing it for them”.

Fr Derry was among the missionaries recognized by Bishop Muhatia during the diocesan golden jubilee this year as he was was turning 50 in priesthood.

Fr Derry was born in Blackpool, Cork, on the 1st of June 1941. He came to Kiltegan in September 1959 and was ordained on the 14th of April 1968. He spent most of his life as a missionary in Kenya working mainly in the Diocese of Nakuru. Derry had a B.Sc degree from UCC and was very skilled with computers. He was Diocesan Procurator for many years. He also worked in the following parishes: Elburgon, Molo, Kericho and Kituro. He spent a short while on promotion work in Cliffside Park, New Jersey in the early 1990s. Derry died suddenly at the home of his brother Con in Ballinlough, Cork, on Friday the 23rd of March 2018. May he rest in peace.

 


GOOD FRIDAY

Category : GENERAL

The Bishop joined the Christians of the Cathedral Church of Christ the King for the way of the cross.


HOLY CROSS