It was great joy as the faithful from the diocese of Kitui gathered at St. Michaels School for the deaf to celebrate family day. The event commenced with Holy Mass led by Most Rev. Anthony Muheria and assisted by Rt. Rev. Maurice Muhatia, Bishop of Nakuru.
In His Homily, Most Rev. Anthony Muheria, the apostolic Administrator of Kitui diocese, urged all the faithful to uphold the dignity of their families and always thank God for the gift of it. He also appealed to all the parents to bring up their children especially the youth in a Godly way and correct them where necessary. “It’s only through strong and faithful families that the Church can grow and be strong” Said the apostolic Administrator
The aim of the family day is to bring together all the Christians together to celebrate the many gifts which God has blessed us with as a Diocese, thank God for the generosity as well as fund-raise towards the support of various Diocesan Pastoral Projects.
The family day was a great sign, that the faithful truly believe in the ownership of the church, and that they are ready to support the church in her needs. From the faithful generosity, the diocese was able to raise 30Million for the support of evangelization.
Archbishop Muheria appreciated all for the tireless efforts in ensuring that the vision and mission of the diocese are realized and especially in the support of construction of Our Lady of Protection Shrine, Museve which for now is the major project of the diocese.
Nguni Parish was awarded with mass vestments as the most improved parish, while Nuu Parish, Mbitini parish, Ikanga parish, Mutomo parish, Kabati parish and Boma parish were awarded each with a motorbike for going beyond their target with 20% in their respective classes. The motorbikes will assist in evangelization especially to the catechists.
The event was attended by Most Rev. Anthony Muheria, Rt. Rev. Maurice Muharia, Bishop of Nakuru, priests from Kitui and Machakos, religious sisters and brothers, CMA, CWA, young people among other dignitaries.