Category Archives: GENERAL

BISHOP KORIR BURIED IN ELDORET

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The late Bishop korir was buried in Eldoret on the 11th November 2017.This occasion was attended by thousands of people from all walks of life including the president and other dignitaries.The mass was held at the Eldoret sports club and later burial at the cathedral church of the sacred heart
Bishop Korir was consecrated on 2nd June 1990.His motto was “work for the food that endures for eternal life”(John 6:27)Based on this motto ,he embarked on the mission of evangelization and promotion of integral human development in the diocese of Eldoret and beyond.
Bishop Korir will be remembered as an ambassador of peace.As written in his eulogy Bishop korir fostered peace within the Catholic Diocese of Eldoret during the tribal clashes of 1992, 1997, 2002 and in 2007/2008.He also offered refuge to thousands of IDPS in the cathedral.

 

 


WAUMINI INSURANCE BROKERS

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20th ANNIVERSARY AND BRANCH OPENING IN NAKURU
Located at the CDN Secretariat is the new branch of Waumini insurance brokers. The office was opened and blessed by Rt.Rev Wainaina –Bishop of Muranga who is also the Chair of the Board. This was done after a luncheon party at the same venue.
The Managing Director Madam Nancy Kawira thanked all the stakeholders for the effort they have done for the last 20 years. She also thanked the stakeholders who have supported them all those years. In her speech she thanked the Bishop of Nakuru who was represented by Fr Murimi for the cooperation and support to waumini. Madam Kawira hoped that now that the office is in Nakuru more customers will be able to receive the services.

 


KCCB MASS AT THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH CHRIST THE KING

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The Catholic Bishops in Kenya had mass at the Cathedral church of Christ the King. This is after their plenary meeting at St. Mary’s Pastoral centre –Nakuru. The mass attended by hundreds of Christians was celebrated by His Eminence John Cardinal Njue. The homily was by Bishop Rotich who emphasized on love and unity.
After mass the Bishops gave a press release on the state of the Nation. The theme of was -A new heart and a new spirit(Ezekiel 36:26) .The Bishop warned people to stop hate speech and incitement. They also called for National Dialogue to ensure stability and lasting peace.


MASS FOR THE CDN DEPARTED PRIEST, RELIGIOUS AND BISHOP KORIR -BAHATI PARISH.

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CHRISTIANS HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO PRAY FOR THE DEAD.

The mass for the faithful departed Priests,Religious sisters was held on 6/11/2017 at St Augustine Bahati Parish.After the mass there was a procession to the Diocesan Cemetery which is in the church compound and also to LSOSF Cemetery.in this mass the Rt.Rev Maurice Muhatia -Bishop of Nakuru remembered to pray for the Late Bishop Korir who was once a priest in the Diocese of Nakuru.

In his homily the bishop said”God created us in his likeness so that we may be like him but due to sin we failed ;even in sin he saved us and cleanse us with the precious blood of Christ. We were redeemed by the death of Christ on the cross’.He continued to say that  If a Christian dies it is not the end of their relationship the living  are called to pray for them so that their souls may be cleansed and be redeemed from purgatory to heaven.
The bishop reminded the Christians to live a holy life and desire to die in a state of grace.  he said ‘May the priests Religious sisters and Bishop Korir who we are praying for today be cleansed ‘.
The Bishop also told the Christians that all people have a limit for their life and that God knows the right time for each one to die. He therefore encouraged all present to live a life pleasing to God.

 


REST IN PEACE BISHOP KORIR- ELDORET DIOCESE MOURN THEIR SHEPHERD

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“We have lost a brave ,truthful and just Bishop on behalf of myself and the Diocese of Nakuru we condole with the priests and christians of Eldoret Diocese”.Those are the words of Bishop Maurice Muhatia in his condolence message.Bishop korir served as a priest in the Diocese of Nakuru before   kericho was separated.In his meaage bishop Muhatia also added “we the Christians  of Nakuru join with the Christians of Eldoret as they mourn their shepherd.we pray that he may rest in peace. Bishop korir  has been involved in issues of peace and justice.we will miss his role as the chair of  Catholic Peace and Justice(CJPC) at the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishop (KCCB)

According to Fr Sospeter Kangogo from Eldoret the death of their Bishop has come as a great shock.he extends his sympathy to the priests,religious and laity of Eldoret Diocese.Asked about what he could say of the Bishop he said “We will miss him greatly because he loved and united people he was an  ambassador of peace”.


KCCB NATIONAL PRAYER DAY FOR PEACE

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THEME: PEACE IN THE FAMILY,PEACE IN OUR COUNTRY AND HOPE IN OUR YOUTH.

On 7th october 2017 the annual National prayer day  took place at the National Marian Shrine i Subukia.The mass was animated by  Kisumu Metropolitan which comprise of Eight Dioceses. The main celebrant was Arch -Bishop Zachaeus Okoth assisted by other bishops.Also present was the President and the Vice President among other dignitaries.The priest,religious and laity from various dioceses in Kenya also adorned the celebration.

in his homily the Arch bishop encouraged kenyans to live together in peace and harmony ”standing on these holy grounds of our National Marian shrine,we pray for our families so that in the family of Nazareth where Jesus grew up our families too may be cradle where peace is brewed and served to all members”.He also entrusted the country to our lady of peace especially as we move closer to the repeat of presidential elections.


CDN FAMILY DAY CELEBRATIONS.

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The Diocese of Nakuru celebrated its  annual  Family day 0n 2nd September 2017 at Christ the King Academy Grounds -Nakuru.The main celebrant was His Eminence John Cardinal Njue,assisted by the host bishop Maurice Muhatia,Arch Bishop Antony Muheria and Bishop John Oballa.The bishop of Kericho was represented by the Vicar General- Very Rev Fr Karanja.

It is during this annual event that the  Christians in the Diocese give their contributions towards the Diocesan projects for self reliance.


CDN EAST POKOT EDUCATION INITIATIVE

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Led by the Bishop East Pokot Education Initiative (EPEI) fundraising  took place on 26th August 2017 at  Claude Academy -Chemlingot. The event brought together stakeholders and Christians from Nakuru Diocese  to fund raise for this noble programme.

The East Pokot Education Initiative  was launched in the year 2015 with a focus of annually fundraising through the diocesan institutions,friends,pokot community and individuals to educate the children of pokot. The scholarship gives hope to children  to children who would have been at home with no one to help them build a future.

 

 


BE INSTRUMENTS OF PEACE -NAKURU DEANERY MASS

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“Peace perfect peace is the gift of Christ our lord” in his homily  the bishop started with this  hymn which was  written by Bishop Edward Henry Bickersteth. Encouraging the faithful to keep the peace that  God has granted. By mentioning the names of the christians present  from different tribes the Bishop said that “This represent the diversity of   Nakuru and so together we should build our country”.The bishop encouraged  the christians to say never again to violence. Referring to  the first reading of the day  he said that “we shall love the lord your God with all your heart with all your soul with all your mind with all your neighbour”.

The Bishop was pleased that the Nakuru Deanery mass came   after the general election hence the christian should pray for the country and each other . The Bishop said that there  can only be  one president at a time,he  encouraged the christians of Nakuru Deanery to  be signs of peace and be example to others.He warned those  who celebrated the election results  not to provoke those that did not  celebrate.He also said”lets accompany each other in building the nation,the  ladder to God calls for unity. Referring to the gospel of the day the Bishop encouraged the faithful to move  mountains that were  separating them  -Mountains of tribalism.He encouraged the Christians not to forward messages that were not authentic and that could cause division.

Talking to elected leaders the bishop encouraged them  to preach peace and also lead with  responsibility  accountability and development.He also thanked the priests, leaders  and the Christians for their active participation and example.Nakuru deanery consists of the following parishes -kiamunyi ,Milimani, St Joseph the Worker,Hekima,Cathedral,Holy Cross,St Francis -Kiti and St Monicah.

 


GOLDEN JUBILEE FOR RELIGIOUS AND CLERGY

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“we are in celebration we look back with gratitude and look forward in hope”Those were the words of His Lordship Maurice Muhatia Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru during the Golden Jubilee Celebration for the Religious and the Clergy on 28th July 2017 at Christ the King Cathedral. The Bishop encouraged the Priest,Sisters and Brothers present to take the Jubilee Celebrations in the diocese as a time for reflection on what the God has done.in his homily he said it is a time of acknowledgement that everything comes from God and everything has to be taken back to God  in gratitude – “we belong to God and therefore should give ourselves wholeheartedly to God”.The Bishop said that there was still more to be done by Priests,Sisters and Brothers who are agents of evangelisation “we have not done enough so many people need us we should spread out to see it  that many people receive the light of the Gospel”.The Bishop also noted that since the beginning of the diocese the number of vocations in the Diocese has greatly increased.

The day started with a Marian Procession from the Holy Rosary Catholic Church to the Cathedral. Enthronement of the bible was done facilitated

by the Daughters of St Paul followed by Adoration. The mass started at 10 am.


HOLY CROSS