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

PARTNERS IN THE MINISTRY

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

‘CAN YOU DRINK THE CUP’

  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’

St. Arnold Janssen Cup – Simanjiro

On 16 November 2019, the St. Arnold Cup, Simanjiro kicked off. The football tournament brings together teams from five villages in Simanjiro, that is Emboret, Loiborsoit, Lenaitunyo, Nyorit and Sukro. The climax of the tournament will be the Finals on Christmas Day. Simanjiro is unique in many ways. This is not because it is predominantly a Maasai community but that notwithstanding, it is also hidden from the rest of the world. Here there is no radio signal and majority of the people cannot afford to own a TV. There is also very poor internet signal in very few spots and … Continue reading St. Arnold Janssen Cup – Simanjiro

CFC LANGATA, NAIROBI CELEBRATE SILVER JUBILEE

  On 12 October 2019, the Common Formation Centre, Langata Nairobi celebrated 25 years of existence. Since its inauguration in 1994 to accommodate students from the AFRAM SVD Zone, the house has since produce many great missionaries now working all over the world. I had also a wonderful 2 years in the house where we shared the house students and staff from 19 nationalities. About 20 alumni travelled from all over the world to celebrate this memorable day. Over 250 guests attended the celebration, majority from our missions in Kenya and Tanzania, friends and well-wishers from around the Langata area … Continue reading CFC LANGATA, NAIROBI CELEBRATE SILVER JUBILEE