It was great joy as faithful from St. Patrick’s Mutune parish gathered at St. Paul’s Catholic Parish grounds to witness the Official Opening of the new parish, St. Paul’s Catholic Parish, Kasyala.
St. Paul’s Kasyala becomes the 27th Parish in the Catholic Diocese of Kitui and the third parish to be established under the leadership of His Grace Anthony Muheria. The parish is curved from Mutune and Muthale parishes and it has 12 outstations.
In his Homily, the Apostolic Administrator called on the faithful to use the house of God purposely to reach out to other people who do not know God to know him better. He also cautioned the Christians on following the violence voice of the politicians to divide Kenyans and cause chaos. “There is a lot of poisonous words preached to us people of Kenya, it is our first choice as Christians who we are called to make peace and be light of the world, to ensure that we desists from supporting any politician who divides us in the name of tribal and violence politics” Muheria said.
The official opening saw more than four hundred catechumens receive the sacrament of confirmation.
The Apostolic administrator His grace Antony Muheria made some new announcements. Fr Nicholas Maanzo who was key pillar behind construction of the parish Priests house, will now be the parish priest of the new born parish and will be deputized by Ikanga born priest Fr Charles Musyula. The two servants of the Lord were handed over to the new parish council by the arch bishop in a jovial cheer.
In a new development Fr Joseph Kongo who is the diocesan pastoral coordinator and director of Radio Thome 88.1 Fm was moved to Mutune Parish and will now be the new parish following transfer of Fr Nicholas Maanzo to the new parish.
Some of the priests who graced the event were Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Mwongela, Very Rev. Fr. John Mwandi, Rev. Fr. Antony Mutio, Rev. Fr. Julius Maingi, Fr. Jeremiah Munyoki, Fr. Joseph Kongo, Fr. Bernard Kimuli, Fr. Julius Muthamba and Fr. Patrick Mwavu.
God bless the new parish