His lordship Rt. Rev. Joseph Mwongela has called upon all the people to embrace transparency, integrity and accountability in all their undertakings as they commence this journey of Lent.
“Integrity is a moral tenet and an administrative principle that, if respected, helps us recognize the need for an upright and selfless service to each other, regardless of one’s social status,” he said “Our conduct and our works ought to reflect honesty, accountability and transparency. In this way we shall be at the service of each other as brothers and sisters of the same God,” he added.
“Throughout the season of Lent, we are called to deepen our prayer life. For some of us, this means beginning a habit of daily prayer, setting aside time each day to share our hopes, joys, fears and frustrations with God,” he said
Addressing more than 1500 faithful congregated at St. Paul’s Catholic parish, Ikanga Parish for Holy Mass celebration as well as Launching of the Diocesan Lenten Campaign, Bishop Mwongela urged all the faithful to be fully involved and united in building our Nation. This year’s theme is “Rebuilding our Nation through inclusive and accountable governance.”
The bishop also pleaded with the parents to be taking good care of their children and always ensure that that they know the whereabouts of the children and know the type of content they are accessing either through Television or phones. “Be role models to your children, and you children respect and obey your parents,” He said.
To the married couples, please love your spouses and live in harmony. Whenever you face any challenges in your families, please solve them amicably in a Godly way and through this your families will grow much stronger and be role models to others,” he advised.
Fr. Peter Muvea who is the father in charge, expressed his gratitude to the faithful of Ikanga for their generous support and willingness to fulfil the mission of Christ of evangelization.
The function was also attended by Very Rev. Fr. John Mwandi- Vicar General, Diocese of Kitui, Rev. Fr. Peter Muvea, Fr. Daniel Ndika, Caritas Director, Deputy Caritas Director, CJPC commissioners, religious sisters, seminarians among others.