The Blessing of the Year

On Thursday 13th January 2021, the Divine Word Missionaries, Kenya – Tanzania Province made history. Twenty-one years after establishing the first mission in Tanzania. Fr. Pamphil Colman Kibee Sambaya, SVD was Born in Leto village, Userri-Rombo in the Diocese of Moshi Kilimanjaro Province being the firstborn of nine children of Mr. Colman Kibee Sambaya and Mrs. Pelagia Colman. Fr. Pamphil joined Divine Word Missionaries for the Propaedeutic Programme on 08.09.2010 in Soweto-Nairobi. He later continued with his Philosophical Studies in Consolata Institute of Philosophy, Nairobi. He did his Novitiate in Nkwitia Kwahu in Ghana and returned to Nairobi, Kenya for … Continue reading The Blessing of the Year

Invite Jesus and you will not regret it

Sunday readings in brief: 2 CIs 62:1-5; Ps 95(96); 1 Cor 12:4-11; Jn 2:1-11 Invite Jesus and you will not regret it Dear friends, today is the second Sunday in Ordinary Time year C. The Ordinary Time is the season of learning about the Kingdom of God, Jesus being the teacher who interprets the prophets and the law for us. Our theme today is “Invite Jesus and you will not regret it”. If we keep Jesus close to us, he is ready to rescue us from all kinds of difficulties without any charges. The liturgical colour for this season is … Continue reading Invite Jesus and you will not regret it

I don’t want to be an adult

Recently I watched a clip on internet, an interesting conversation between a mother and her 5 year old girl. The girl was crying uncontrollably and the mother asked her why she was crying. This is how the conversation went: Mother: Why are you crying? Girl: because I don’t want to be an adult. Mother: Why? Girl: Because it is not fun, it is boring to be an adult. Last Christmas I celebrated with Children from 22 of 30 outstations in my parish. We had organized a children choir competition. The song was about the Pontifical Holy Childhood and what it … Continue reading I don’t want to be an adult

Rejoice, the Lord is with you

Sunday readings in brief 3 Advent C Zep 3:14-18; Ps (Is 12); Phil 4:4-7; Lk 3:10-18 Rejoice, the Lord is with you Dear friends, today is the 3rd Sunday of Advent season commonly known as Laudate Sunday, which means, “rejoice”. Today we light the pink candle that symbolizes joy over the good news that our saviour is about to be born. We have reached the middle of the season and the readings are calling us to be happy because our help is in our midst. When we find ourselves in trouble or serious problem, there are those who encourage us … Continue reading Rejoice, the Lord is with you

Empowering the Maasai Women

On 28th November 2021, the Christian Women from Good Shepherd SVD Parish in Simanjiro gathered in Nadonjukin, one of 30 outstations for their forum known as Semezana Swahili for “Let’s talk”. In this forum, the women talk about the issues affecting them back at home and how they can help one another.  After the celebration of the Eucharist, they normally have an input on a selected topic on empowerment. Then they present their challenges and discuss possible solutions. Afterward, they write all these challenges on pieces of paper. The priest prayers over them and then the challenges are set on fire symbolizing … Continue reading Empowering the Maasai Women