Saturday 3rd Oct 2015 was indeed a great day for the Kenyan Catholic Church. Hundreds of thousands of catholic faithful gathered at THE VILLAGE OF MARY NATIONAL SHRINE SUBUKIA, NAKURU to climax the celebration of the NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS.
Change directors (Tom & Jeff) from CAFOD UK headquarters accompanied by Project officers (Raphael and Joseph) from CAFOD Kenya Office paid a courtesy call to St. Augustine’s Secretariat this morning to say hallo to the Bishop.
The directors are here in Kitui for two days visit to monitor and evaluate the projects the progress of the projects funded by the CAFOD (Catholic Agency For Oversees Developments)
The projects funded by CAFOD are
1.Community Based Green Energy (CB-GEP )
2.Integrated Food Security Project (IFSP)
3.Match fund 1,2&3
- Wash Muumoni Project
- Water Shed (Muvitha Kathemboni Project)
- Climate Resilient Agriculture (CRA)
Wishing you a happy stay in Kitui
It was a joyful day as the Christians from the catholic diocese of kitui gathered at our Lady of protection shrine parish, museve to witness the first ever ground breaking of our Lady of protection shrine.
The mass was celebrated by His eminence John Cardinal Njue assisted by his Lordship, Rt. Rev. Anthony Muheria, bishop of kitui and apostolic administrator, catholic diocese of Machakos.
Catholic Diocese of Kitui has received food donations from comboni missionaries.
The cereals will be distributed out to the needy parishes and other institutions within the Catholic Diocese of Kitui.
A parish from the Catholic Diocese of Kitale has also given out 10 bags of maize.
Thanks all for your generosity. God bless you
The sacrament of Baptism is the beginning of life—supernatural life. Because of original sin, we come into the world with a soul which is supernaturally dead. We come into the world with only the natural endowments of human nature. The supernatural life which is the result of God's personal and intimate indwelling, is absent from the soul.
Original sin is not, in the strict sense, a "blot" upon the soul. Indeed, original sin is not a "something" at all. It is the absence of something that should be there. It is a darkness where there ought to be light.
Jesus instituted the sacrament of Baptism to apply to each individual soul the atonement which He made on the Cross for original sin. Jesus will not force His gift upon us, the gift of supernatural life for which He paid. He holds the gift out to us hopefully, but each of us must freely accept it.
We make that acceptance by receiving the sacrament of Baptism. When the sacrament of Baptism is administered, the spiritual vacuum which we call original sin disappears as God becomes present in the soul, and the soul is caught up into that sharing of God's own life which we callsanctifying grace.
Here is the Vatican-provided text of the address delivered by Pope Francis to the Episcopal Conference of Kenya who are in Rome for their Ad Limina Apostolorum vist.
The Primary Premium program was officially opened by the Diocesan Education Secretary, Rev. Fr. Julius Muthamba on 12th April 2015 at St. Michael’s Boarding Primary School at around 6pm.
PPP is program for mentorship purposes targeting six catholic class eight pupils who are above average, needy and disciplined from public primary schools within the parishes.
In his opening remarks, the education secretary informed the pupils that they are very important people and that as a diocese they are ready to assist them to realize their dreams irrespective of their family backgrounds. “There is something you can do to become a better person in life and that us why you have been chosen to attend this mentorship/leadership seminar” he encouraged them.
MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER ON THE OCCASION
OF THE TWENTY-THIRD WORLD DAY OF THE SICK
(11 FEBRUARY 2015)
“I was eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame”
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
On this, the twenty-third World Day of the Sick, begun by Saint John Paul II, I turn to all of you who are burdened by illness and are united in various ways to the flesh of the suffering Christ, as well as to you, professionals and volunteers in the field of health care.