The Catholic Diocese of Kitui had great day with the youth at St. Michaels School for the deaf grounds as they celebrated their annual Diocesan youth mass. The event had brought together over 3000 youth across the diocese.
In his homily, the bishop asked the young people to be agents of mercy wherever they are. He reminded them to practice acts of mercy like visiting the prisoners, the sick, those encountering various difficulties as well helping the less privileged in the society. He urged the youth to awaken and remember that to be a catholic is good. “Kuwa Mcatho ni poa.” He said.
Giving an example of a student from St. Charles Lwanga who collected Kshs 10,000 during a school fund drive and took it to the principal, the bishop requested the youth to be honest in their lives.
“Our God is merciful to all, let’s all ask for Gods mercy and forgiveness wherever we do wrong.” He urged the youth.
He reminded the youth about the capital sins pride, Gluttony, Lust, envy, anger and jealousy. He encouraged the youths not to depreciate their values on earth and more so in the church. He asked them to be prayerful.
The youth chaplain Fr. Paul Mutemi reminded them to be vigilant for they are Christ’s guard.
The Nairobi band entertained the youth. The speakers who talked about their lives inspired so many youths by narrating how they faced challenges in life but had great hope and finally are living a good life after their struggles. The speakers included Mustafa, Patrick and Catherine.