As the Churches and other places of worship shut down due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, the People of  Nadonjukin, an outstation of Good Shepherd Simanjiro Parish which is run by the Divine Word Missionaries believe that after this pandemic is over, they will need more space. This is why they have not abandoned their plan to build a permanent Church because their mud one is falling apart. At the beginning of April, the construction works began and by the close of last week of the month, it had reached the lintel. When you ask any person if they … Continue reading THIS TOO WILL PASS

The Corona Virus Lessons

    A few months ago, life was what many of us would say “normal”. However, this normal has changed and the new normal has taken charge of the world. What we called ‘normal’ was people going about their businesses, selling and buying even things that are not supposed to be merchandized such as the case we had in Kenya recently, where some cartels had invaded the blood drive programme and were selling free donated blood to the patients at exorbitant prices. It was the normal where people refused to slow down for their fellow humans, who they had left … Continue reading The Corona Virus Lessons

Mission Possible

Last Sunday 19 December 2020 was unique in it’s own way.  I had a wedding celebration of one of our catechists in his outstation called Loltepes. It had rained a Heavely and the roads were almost impassible because of the black cotton soil stretches that even a powerful 4 wheel drive car cannot pull through.   with the help of one guide we tried an alternative route which we believed it was better,  only to get stuck midway. We had to get back to the usual route which the car could not pass and left the car in one pariahioner’s … Continue reading Mission Possible

Baptise Them…

On 29/12/2019, was the Feast of the Holy Family of Nazareth.  It was was a great feast for one family in Lemshuku 66 KM from the main parish station, the Family of Mzee Samwel Mapash. On this day,  60 new Christians were born through the Sacrament of Baptism, including 31 from His family a lone. Mzee Mapashi has 4 wives and ove 50 children. They are only a few families in the remote mountains near the mines.  The community there is made up of some miners from other parts of the country and these Maasai locals. Due to the distance … Continue reading Baptise Them…

Third Sunday of Advent

First Reading Isaiah 35:1–6, 10 Psalm Psalm 146:6–10 Second Reading James 5:7–10 Gospel Matthew 11:2–11 Psalm 146:6–10 The Lord who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets the prisoners free; the Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous. The Lord watches over the strangers; he upholds the orphan and the widow, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin. The … Continue reading Third Sunday of Advent


Last week from 6th to 8th December, a group of women gathered in our parish for a 3-day semina. These were none other than the wives of our chatechists. In our parish we have 25 catechists who help us in the outstations.  The parish is made up of 25 outstations and more that 100 small christian communities some of which are semi autonomous. Being only 3 priests it takes us more than 2 months to cover all the outstations, visiting on Saturdays and Sundays and some times on weekdays for masses and other sacraments. Due to this, the catechists are … Continue reading PARTNERS IN THE MINISTRY


  Last week the confreres from Arusha District of Kenya-Tanzania SVD province gathered at Carolus Borromeo Retreat Centre for a day of recollection. Before the recollection, the confreres held a meeting led by the District Superior Fr. Peddy Castelino, to deliberate about the progress of the district and to reflect on the report by the General Visitator Fr. Xavier Thirukudumban. The recollection began in the evening with a Bible Sharing session led by Bro. Douglas Simonetti. The following morning we had the input by Fr. Lawrence Muthee. The Topic was from the question that Jesus asked the sons of Zebedee … Continue reading ‘CAN YOU DRINK THE CUP’