His Lordship Rt. Rev. Joseph Mwongela has urged all the PMC children to be true witnesses and warriors of Christ by following God’s commandments and bringing more children closer to God. “let your actions as Christian children be in line with the disposition of Christ so that you can be witnesses of His goodness in the community and in the family. Be also role models to all,” he said
Addressing the PMC children and animators, gathered for their annual mass at Our Lady of Africa Cathedral on 9th April 2021, which was uniquely held without a mammoth crowd due to Covid 19 restrictions, Bishop Mwongela urged the children to be mindful of their brothers and sisters and be in the front line to assist them whenever any need arises. This year’s Mass unlike the other years, its attendance was only limited to 5 children and 3 animators per parish.
Fr. John Kivosyo who is the PMS director, urged the Animators to be true witnesses of Christ in order to inculcate the missionary spirit to the children. He also encouraged the Animators to work with commitment and zeal as shown by Jesus who due to that enthusiasm was thought to be out of his mind by his relatives. In order to actualize this, he added that, all those who are involved in the animation ministry must first form a very deep personal relationship with Christ. The PMS director challenged all to adhere to Covid 19 set protocols. “We should be optimistic that the pandemic will end. But encouraged everyone to keep the laid down protocols,” he said
The Pontifical Missionary Childhood Motto: “Children helping Children” was demonstrated by the children through offering food stuffs, cash and clothes to help the orphans and needy children.
The celebration which also marked the launching of the year of St. Joseph in the PMC group, launched the theme “Children are God’s witness in the hearts and model of St. Joseph”.
The mass was also attended by Rev. Frs. Fredrick Nguthu, Boniface Mutisya, Charles Musyula, Benson Katua, John Kivosyo, Religious sisters, seminarians and the laity.