Being an outstation of Holy Trinity Milimani st Michael London was blessed and consecrated by Rt Rev Maurice Muhatia -Bishop of Nakuru assisted by Fr Githara,Fr Mwangi and Fr Thuo.
In his homily the Bishop told the Christians of st Michael London not to forget the far the Lord has brought them.He said the journey of finishing the church took long but today it was accomplished.
He encouraged the Christians
to always seek the protection of St Michael the Arch angel who is their patron.The bishop informed the christians about the nine order of Angels namely : Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels and Angels.
The bishop reminded the Christians to be humble because Pride made an angel the devil and humility makes humans angels.
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.
“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)
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
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.
A Call to Healing and Reconciliation
“For if while we were enemies were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by His life” Romans 5:10
We the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) meeting at the Queen of Apostles Clergy House, wish to send Lenten greetings to you all people of God and all people of goodwill. The Season of Lent is a period in which we are called to examine our conscience and make judgment of our own actions. This leads to personal self-examination, conversion and renewal.
We wish to acknowledge the gesture of our two leaders, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta and Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga, in meeting and extending hands of reconciliation among themselves, and as a sign of their commitment in collaborating towards uniting the deeply divided and polarized Country. This public gesture of reconciliation and their desire to move the Country forward following the year-long electioneering campaigns last year is obviously a relief to many Kenyans. We, therefore, laud this gesture and hope that it is an opening to a greater commitment towards seeking real solutions to a more just, democratic and prosperous Country where every Citizen has an opportunity to develop. This gesture also enhances our conviction that dialogue is possible.
We wish to remind Kenyans that as Bishops we have in the past called on all leaders and stakeholders to employ constructive dialogue as the only way of resolving conflict. Kenya has gone through very trying moments. With this latest development we believe it is only the beginning of charting out the path that gives room to everybody to engage in uniting and reconciling Kenyans. This beginning should now accommodate all stakeholders and Kenyans and be open to addressing all the issues that are of concern to this Country. We see the new found collaboration of the two leaders as creating the environment for this dialogue.
Towards this end, as Catholic Bishops we are committed to pursuing the path of national dialogue through an inclusive participatory process from the grassroots to the national level. To achieve this, during the Lenten Campaign launch on February 10th 2018 in Kisumu, we initiated the process by commissioning our Christians beginning with the Small Christian Communities to reflect on issues affecting our country.
We therefore urge all leaders across the political divide to support this path so that it does not remain a public relation exercise or a show of two individuals. As this goes on, it is very important to recognize the role of the opposition in any democratic society, to check on the government for better service delivery. We still emphasize that at all times and in all situations there must always remain the respect for the rule of law and institutions.
Regarding the state of insecurity in parts of the country it is of great concern to us. Recently, there were incidents of insecurity in Mount Elgon and in parts of Northern and Coastal regions. The government has a primary mandate to protect its people and must therefore ensure people live without fear as they go about their daily endeavors.
In conclusion, we thank all Kenyans for their continued prayers and maintaining peace even at critical moments of the recent past. We pray that God blesses Kenya and God blesses our people. In anticipation we wish each one of you a happy Easter and the joy of the resurrected Christ.
Rt. Rev. Philip Anyolo
KENYA CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS
Wednesday, 14th March 2018