Receiving Eucharistic Jesus & the Holy Spirit

Epiphany Parish Burka-Arusha celebrates the initial Sacraments On 22 October 2017, more than 250 children fom Epiphany Parish, Burka-Arusha, received the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. In a colourful Mass led by His Emminence Josaphat Louis Lebulu, the Archbishop of Arusha Archdiocese and Fr. Peter Pinto the Parish Priest, the young faithful were urged to remain rooted in the word of God and imitate the Eucharistic Jesus that they received in their lives. After the celebration of the Sacraments, the children shared a meal to mark the unity in faith. We wish them God’s blessings as they journey … Continue reading Receiving Eucharistic Jesus & the Holy Spirit

Recharging our Motivation: a 5 Days Retreat

The first and the most valuable asset that any living being has is that of “life” itself. Breathing seems to be a very passive and effortless activity but it is the most important activity of every living being. If one stops to breath, we know that they are no more. Human beings are the only breathing creatures that God gave free will. This means that men and women can choose what kind of life they would like to live. However, every choice that a man or a woman makes comes with its full measure of responsibilities and demands. These, if … Continue reading Recharging our Motivation: a 5 Days Retreat

The Friends of SVD

As a religious missionary congregation,  working in over 70 countries in the world for the las 141 years,  we have come to realize and embrace the contribution of the lay people in our mission.  This led to the birth of a lay organization attached to the Society, famously know as The Friends of SVD. These have partnered enormously with us in our great vocation to preach the Divine Word to all humanity.  With their contribution of  time,  finances and prayers,  these devoted lay people have proven to be very crucial to our missionaries in the field This month,  in Nemi-Rome,  … Continue reading The Friends of SVD

The Diaconate Ordination

Diaconate ordination at Sts. Joachim and Ann parish Soweto, Nairobi From The Acts of the Apostles 6:1-6 we read: “About this time, when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenists made a complaint against the Hebrews: in the daily distribution their own widows were being overlooked. So the Twelve called a full meeting of the disciples and addressed them, ‘It would not be right for us to neglect the word of God so as to give out food; you, brothers, must select from among yourselves seven men of good reputation, filled with the Spirit and with wisdom, to whom we can … Continue reading The Diaconate Ordination

Holy Trinity SVD Parish Blesses House & Celebrates Sacraments

  It was all red, white and black as the Holy Trinity Parish Kwa Morombo in Arusha, blessed the long waited parish house. In the same celebration and more than 300 children received the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. The celebration was led by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Prosper Balthazar Lymo, the auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Arusha. A number of SVD confreres graced the occasion with some of them travelling all the way from Nairobi. The parish house has been the passionate effort of the parishioners led by the Parish Priest Fr. Peddy Castelino and the … Continue reading Holy Trinity SVD Parish Blesses House & Celebrates Sacraments

Missionary Refugees Serving Refugees

The last few years have been very trying for the people of South Sudan. This youngest country in Africa is yet to enjoy the fruits of self-rule which probably was the intention of those who initiated and campaigned for its secession. None of the people living in South Sudan has escaped the pains of war, including the missionaries who have worked tirelessly to help improve the quality of life of that country. Last year only one of our great missionary Sr. Veronica SSPS wa murdered when she was returning from taking a patient to the hospital at night. The situation … Continue reading Missionary Refugees Serving Refugees