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CJPC DIOCESAN LENTEN CAMPAIGN LAUNCH

Category : CJPC

 Theme :Reconciliation for Peaceful Coexistence and National Integration, Justice for All.

After the launch of the National Lenten campaign yesterday in Kisumu Arch -Diocese.The catholic Diocese of Nakuru Launched its lenten campaign at the Cathedral church of Christ the king.The main celebrant was Bishop Maurice Muhatia assisted by Fr Waweru  (CJPC) Frs  Kogo,Kulei and Mark.Also present were CJPC commissioners from different Deaneries.

Touching on the theme of this year which is  “Reconciliation for Peaceful Coexistence and National Integration, Justice for All.” the Bishop encouraged the faithful to love each other beyond tribal boundaries by shunning negative ethnicity.He also reminded the Christians on the important of prayer and meditation on the themes given for the five weeks of lent.

The Lenten Campaign is based on weekly themes; week one focuses on Good Governance and how to address incompetence and corruption in the counties and the country as a whole. It emphasizes that with good governance, citizens receive satisfactory services from their National and County Governments.
The second week talks about Reconciliation. There is need to create a reconciled community. Archbishop Kivuva stresses that to have reconciliation, children must be raised in a reconciled environment.
The third week focuses on Youth and Development. It spells out how the youth can be empowered and how to create opportunities for them.
The fourth week is concerned with Security and examines how security can be enhanced in the community.
The last week focuses on Child Protection and examines how to ensure that the fundamental rights of children are respected.

 


CDN CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE SICK

Category : Health

“BE AMBASSADORS OF EARLY TESTING,GO FOR MEDICAL CHECK -UP”BISHOP   MUHATIA DURING THE  INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE SICK

The catholic diocese of nakuru health office in conjuction with the hospital chaplaincy  and other stakeholders organised for mass for the sick in order to commemorate the world day of the sick.The mass happened at the cathedral church of Christ the king the main celebrant was Rt Rev Maurice Muhatia assisted by Very Rev Fr Mbogo(Vicar General)Fr Kipruto  (Hospital Chaplain) Fr Njogu (Dean- Nakuru) Fr Rono (st Augustine Kiamunyi Parish and Fr Kioko(St Francis parish-KITI)

in his homily the Bishop thanked the ministers of the sick for the work they do.He also encouraged the sick not to get annoyed with God but trust in him in their conditions.He also told the ministers of the sick to be patient with the  sick and not find them as a burden.

“seek and adhere to advice from the Doctors or health experts”the bishop added as he said that healing is a processes as illustrated in the story of Naaman in the bible . The Bishop also said that sickness can be a sign of salvation of others referring to the words of st john Paul the second who looked at his sickness with the eyes of faith.”Before the sick we meet God”said the bishop adding that it is in the sick we see people created in the likeness of God.He also warn the faithful against talking negatively or discouraging the sick.He said that the sick need love and care.

on the sacrament of anointing of the sick,the Bishop said it is for the living.He cautioned from people taking the sacrament of the sick as a bad omen.He said the sacrament of the sick is for those in danger of death.it doesn’t mean that one will die after anointing. The sacrament of the sick is meant to strengthen spiritually and physically.The bishop therefore encouraged the faithful to always ask for the Sacrament of the sick however they should not exaggerate in the request for the sacrament due to physiological fear.

“Be Ambassadors of early testing” the bishop said encouraging people to go for medical check up at least once a year.He said this will prevent risk and also make people aware of their health conditions .He encouraged people to be tested for cancer,HIV and tests for other diseases.

 


CDN Religious Day Celebrations

Category : RELIGIOUS

 

WE ARE CALLED AS COMPANIONS IN EVANGELIZATION,TO REFLECT ON VALUE AND TREASURE OF OUR VOCATION” Bishop Muhatia Religious Day 2018.

The priests,sisters and Brothers celebrated the  Diocesan religious day at the Cathedral church of Christ the King today.The main celebrant was Rt Rev Maurice Muhatia assisted by the Vicar General,Episcopal Vicar and the priests.

in his homily the bishop encouraged the young members of the congregations to respect the old members and the old to be patient with the young.The Bishop also told the religious present to respect and  treasure community life by avoiding use of phones at table or during recreation.He said this would strengthen sharing in community and availability for each other.”let us listen to the voice of the Lord through our communities”he said.

“we are called as companions in evangelisation, we are called to reflect on the value and treasure of our vocation”.The Bishop said this while remembering all the missionaries who helped in the establishment of Nakuru Diocese especially the St Patrick’s and mill hill.in conclusion he said “The lord is moving the mission let us trust in him.

The religious also gave perishable food that was given to the orphans and street children


ST MARYS MAJOR SEMINARY -MOLO

Category : GENERAL

Launch of semester and blessing of Cassocks

Presided by Rt Rev Dominic Kimengich -Bishop of Lowdar,st Mary’s seminary molo celebrated the launch of second semester of spiritual formation and blessing of cassocks.The Bishop attended the occassion on behalf of KCCB. Currently the seminary has 5 formators and 77 seminarians from seventeen diocese in kenya.

The Bishop encouraged the seminarians in their spiritual formation reminding them of the importance of prayer.He also told them to keep chaste celibacy.He reminded them of two important points “My dear seminarians be Christ centered,make christ your everything”.Showing his rosary and giving his personal experiences the Bishop told the seminarians “be marian centered,be close to mother Mary and she will always intercede for you”

Also present were CWA members from st Marys Parish -Molo. The Rector thanked them for their continuous support to the seminary.The CWA members donated cups and plates for the seminarians.


CDN GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS

Category : Golden Jubilee

Missionaries’ Role Acknowledged at Golden Jubilee Event of a Kenyan Catholic Diocese

CANAA || By Sr. Michelle Njeri, Nakuru, Kenya || 15 January 2018

missionaries acknowledged at nakuru golden jubilee

The role of missionaries in spreading Christian faith within the Catholic diocese of Nakuru in Kenya was acknowledged during the event of the diocese’s golden jubilee celebration last Saturday, January 13.

Bishop Maurice Muhatia of Nakuru Diocese as well as his Vicar General, Father Lawrence Mbogo expressed appreciation for St. Patrick’s Missionary Society and the Mill Hill Missionaries, two religious orders that pioneered the evangelization of the diocese that is now 50 years old.

Nakuru diocese was erected on January 11, 1968 and had the late Monsignor Denis Newman of St Patrick’s Missionary Society as the first Apostolic Administrator.

Bishop Muhatia thanked the missionaries for their effort in evangelization in his homily during the Saturday celebration, whose theme was Christ the good shepherd source of our peace and unity.

On his part, Father Mbogo congratulated and thanked St Patrick’s missionary priests who were also celebrating 50 years of priesthood for doing a lot during the early years of evangelization in the diocese. The priests include Fr Michael McCarthy, Fr Derry Buckley and Fr Martin Barry.

Lay Jubilarians in marriage, age, baptism and confirmation were also acknowledged during the well-attended celebration that had taken a full-year of final preparations since being launched on January 14, 2017 at the Cathedral church of Christ the King in Nakuru, some 140 km from Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi.

Families, small Christian communities, parishes, deaneries and various groups within the diocese were involved in the year-long preparations that saw the Golden Jubilee Cross going around all the parishes of the diocese as a sign of faith, redemption, and the missionary work of evangelization.

In particular, the Golden Jubilee celebration was also marked with the establishment of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish -Kinungi as parish number 50 of the diocese that covers the two Counties of Nakuru and Baringo.

Bishop Muhatia, who will be turning 50 in May this year, took time to thank the laity for having a sense of ownership of their diocese shown in their tireless support in various ways.

He also encouraged the faithful to hold firm to good family values and also give birth to enough children who will be parents, priests, religious brothers and sisters.

The Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishop (KCCB), who spoke on behalf the Catholic Bishops in Kenya congratulated the clergy, religious, and laity of Nakuru diocese for marking 50 years of the existence of the diocese.

“We the Catholic Bishops of Kenya wish to congratulate the entire diocese and the Bishop for their achievement in faith and development,” Bishop Anyolo said and added, “We thank the Bishop, clergy, religious brothers and sisters for the journey of faith they have accomplished.”

Bishop Anyolo also congratulated their host, Bishop Muhatia, who will be turning 50 in May.

Addressing the political mood in the country, Bishop Anyolo said that the Catholic Church is still committed to dialogue as the best way of resolving issues affecting the country.

The occasion, which was presided over the John Cardinal Njue of Nairobi Archdiocese, was attended by dozens of clergy, hundreds of religious men and women, and thousands of lay faithful both from Nakuru diocese and beyond.

 


MASS FOR THE SICK AND THOSE SERVING THE SICK

Category : Golden Jubilee

Two days to the Golden Jubilee mass for the sick and  those serving the sick was offered today.This happened at the Cathedral Church of Christ the King led by Rt Rev Maurice Muhatia assisted by Rev Fr John Kipruto(Hospital Chaplaincy) and Fr Mark.

The Bishop thanked those who have volunteered to help the sick under the guidance of Fr John Kipruto.He also prayed for the sick who attended the mass.


MERRY CHRISTMAS

Category : Uncategorized

Jesus is the reason for the season.Merry christmas and a happy new year.


CDN CARITAS DAY

Category : Uncategorized

On 17th December 2017 the CDN  Caritas Office celebrated the caritas day together with the Christians and secretariat staff at the Cathedral church of Christ the King.Fr Mark was the celebrant.

As explained by Mr Hillary Korir -Caritas Director the day is ment also to support and create awareness on the needy people in the society.Ms Pauline thogo -Project officer was able to introduce the staff who worked at Development office now Caritas since its inception.Gifts were also given to them.

 


MATER DEI CENTRE -GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY

Category : GENERAL

On 8th December  there was  a ground breaking ceremony of Mater Dei Conference Centre and Mater Dei Nakuru Hospitality College  at St Mary’s Pastoral Center. The ground breaking occurred on a day that coincided with the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.Our Mother Mary has been honored as the patron of the Diocese through the many institutions named after her.Mater Dei  means Mother of God.We thank God for the many blessings and also our mother Mary for her continuous intercession for our diocese. Especially now as we near the Golden Jubilee celebration.

 


REST IN PEACE FR MUNGAI

Category : PRIESTS

Rev Fr Peter Mungai  passed on on 27th November 2017 and was buried on 4th December 2017 at the Diocesan Cemetery at St Augustine’s Parish Bahati. The requiem mass was held at the Cathedral Church of Christ the King.The mass was attended by the priests,religious and Christians from CDN. Also present at the mass was His Grace Peter Kairo and Bishop Dominic from Lowdar Diocese.

Until his demise Late Fr Mungai was the parish priest of St Peters Elburgon and the dean of Njoro Deanery. He had also served at different parishes in the diocese and also at the secretariat. May he rest in peace.

 


HOLY CROSS