Bringing Christ to our homes

Today the 17th July 2017, here in our SVD Epiphany parish in Arusha, Tanzania, have started the house blessing for all our parishioners. The program will run until mid August. We have about 1500 families from the last year’s records. We are blessing 2 Christian communities (Jumuia) per day, starting from 4pm. The kick-off has been successful covering 86 homes. As we traversed the streets, three Lutheran families pleaded that we do not bypass them as we blessed the homes of their neighbours. We pray for the blessings to make our christian homes really a place where all that visit … Continue reading Bringing Christ to our homes

100 Years of Priesthood

Next year (2018), the Church in Tanzania will be marking 150 years of Evangelization and 100 years of priesthood. The first Catholic missionaries (Holy Ghost Fathers) entered Tanzanian mainland through Bagamoyo in 1968, before venturing to other parts of the country. The first Tanzanian priests were ordained in 1918 marking the centenary celebrations, that were kicked-off last year by the Tanzanian Episcopal Conference. Here in the Archdiocese of Arusha, all the priests, led by his Eminence Archbishop Josaphat Louis Lebulu and Most Reveled Bishop Prosper Balthazar Lyimo, the auxiliary Bishop of Arusha, marked the beginning of the celebrations, in a … Continue reading 100 Years of Priesthood

Catholicity and the Youths

  Yesterday, the 15th Sunday of Ordinary time year A, our parish youth received their counterparts from Njiro parish in Arusha. It was a meeting to adore the Eucharistic Jesus and the theme: “Being the good soil that supports the growth of the seed of the Word of God”. as well as remind one another of their Catholic faith. After 45 minutes of adoration, there was a question-answer session about the things that characterize the Catholic faith. The winners carried home some gifts. Afterwords, we played a game of volleyball and the Njiro team won by 2 set to 1. … Continue reading Catholicity and the Youths