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TRAINING OF PARISH COMMUNICATIONS AGENTS

Category : Communications

The parish communication Agents training was held at St Mary’s Pastoral Center on 7th September 2018.This was a collaboration between CDN Communications office and The National Communications Office.80 participants from various Parishes in the diocese were trained.

The Parish communications Agents help  in information flow from the parishes to the Diocesan communication office.


DIOCESAN ELECTIONS

Category : Uncategorized

“Do not be afraid”Bishop Muhatia to incoming leaders at various levels in the diocese.

The Diocesan Elections  were held  at St Mary’s Pastoral Center on 6th September 2018 in his homily the Bishop encouraged the newly elected leader not to be afraid.”He continued by informing  the leaders that Christ has called them through the parishioners and therefore they are called to be servant leaders.The Bishop urged the leaders to help the diocese grow in faith which is the foundation of all the other successes.”Consider unity in diversity don’t lead alone journey with others.Use your talents and gifts as leader for the growth of the diocese” the bishop said during the diocesan elections held at st Mary’s pastoral center.

Diocesan Executive
Chair person -Raphael Maero (Lanet Deanery)
Vice chair – Lucy Gichuru (Molo Deanery)
Secretary -Betsy Kibowen (Njoro Deanery)
Vice Secretary – Anthony Mwangi (Naivasha Deanery)
Treasurer – Irene Kwalia (Koibatek Deanery)

 

Newly elected Diocesan Choir leaders
Chair person -Beatrice Mabia(Nakuru Deanery)
vice chair – Lotira Aurien Benson (Njoro Deanery)
Secretary – Benjamin Kiboma (Molo Deanery)
Treasurer – Sophie Ngang’a (Lanet Deanery)
committee members – John Waruiru and Samuel Njoroge

Catechist Diocesan Leaders
Chairman – George Abiero (Kabarnet Deanery)
Vice chair – Rose Kingori(Nakuru Deanery)
Secretary -John Wafula (Njoro Deanery)
Vice Secretary -Lucy Njoki(Molo Deanery)
Treasurer _Joseph Mwangi(Bahati Deanery)
Commitee members -Daniel Okindo (Koibatek Deanery)and Paul Odhiambo -Naivasha Deanery)

Catholic Men Association Kenya(CMAK) Diocesan Leaders
Chairperson -Maina Saitoti
Vice Chair – Clarrison Nakol
Secretary -James Bowen
Vice Secretary – John Kirika
Treasurer – Innocent Kibugu
Committee members -Francis Kipketer,Peter Ngigi

 Catholic Women Association (CWA) Leaders
Vice Chairperson -Christine Ojiambo
Vice chair -Nancy Wakabata
Secretary -Salina Korir
Vice Secretary -Anne Oundo
Treasurer – Margret Njenga

Choir Directors
Chair person -Hillary Juma
Vice chair – Harrison Okiri
Secretary -Micah Inyangu
Commitee Members -David Gitonga and Benson Onyango

PMC Leaders
Chair person -Anthony Oseing
Vice chair -Haron Njoroge
Secretary – Lydia Karanja
Vice Secretary -Rose Atieno
Treasurer – Dominic Odhiambo
Committee members -Stephen Onyancha

Catholic Young Adults(CYA) leaders
Chairperson -Theophilas Omunyin
Vice Chair – Elizabeth Wairimu
Secretary -Elizabeth Gitonga
Vice Secretary -Joyce Mwangi
Treasurer -Robert Bii
Committee Members -Veronica Karanja and Patrick Mwangi


CDN FAMILY DAY 2018

Category : BISHOP

The Catholic Diocese of Nakuru celebrated the it’s annual Family Day on 1st September 2018 at Christ the King Ground -Nakuru.The mass was led by His Eminence John Cardinal Njue,Arch Bishop Kivuva,Bishop Oballa,Bishop Muhatia ,Very Rev Fr Maswili (Military) assisted by the priests Present.

The Cardinal congratulated the Christians of Nakuru for their commitment he also urged them to remain united through maintaining peace.in his homily Arch Bishop Kivuva also emphasized on peaceful coexistence he also asked the Christians to continue praying for the country and its leaders.

On self reliance the Arch -Bishop recalled the decision by AMECEA in 1977 encouraging the Dioceses to be independent in evangelization   and sustainability.He thanked the faithful for their contributions that have continuously supported the Diocese of Nakuru.

Fr Kamau who is the Diocesan Financial Administrator informed the Christians of the money contributed during family day in the previous years.Fr Kamau said that this annual contributions has supported in building Rosa Mystical Building at the pastoral center,Assumption Plaza at the secretariat among other projects.He also said that the contributions made will support the building of Mater Dei  at the pastoral center and the clergy retirement home.

After mass there was blessing of two new ambulances for Mercy Hospital -Eldama Ravine and Mercy Hospital Annex -Nakuru.


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


HOLY CROSS