Closing 2017 in Grace and in Style

It is again that time of the year when we look back and wonder how did we make it to this moment.  For us who are believers in the living God,  our owe is explained by the faith we profess live. That it is by God’s grace.   And this is why today the youth from our three SVD parishes is Arusha gathered to close the year together.

The Holy Mass was celebrated by Fr.  Norman Labutan. SVDand the homily was given by Fr.  Lawrence Muthee, SVD.   This year we have seen our young people grow not only in numbers but in faith and their participation in the life of the Church.  We have lined up a number of activities come next year by God grace.

We want to appreciate our young people for coming together today to thank God for his many blessing.

Fr.  Lawrence Muthee,  SVD

Sala kwa ajili ya Mkutano Mkuu wa 18 wa Shirika la Neno la Mungu

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Sala kwa ajili ya Mkutano Mkuu wa 18 wa Shirika la Neno la Mungu

Ee Mungu Utatu Mtakatifu,
Baba, Mwana na Roho,
tunakushukuru kwa zawadi ya Shirika la Neno la Mungu
na ya wito wetu wa kimisionari.
Tunnakutuza kwa ajili ya Moyo Safi wa Mwanao Yesu,
chemichemi ya huruma na neema.

Wakati sisi Wamisionari wa neno la Mungu
tunapojiandaa kwa ajili ya Mkutano Mkuu wa kumi na nane,
washa ndani yetu moto wa pendo lako.
tusaidie kufanya upya utashi wetu
ili tuwe kila wakati tumezama katika Neno wako
kama chanzo na msingi wa maisha, wito na utume wetu.

Upendo wako usio na mipaka utufanye
kuwa wanafunzi wamisionari wanaobadilisha
kwa kuhubiri Ufalme wako wa amani na uwiano,
katika kila pahali, kati ya watu wote na tamaduni zote.
Kwa kila chochote tufanyacho,
pamoja na wadau wetu katika utume,
tulifanye hili kwa upendo wa kweli kama ulivyotupenda wewe.

Maria, mama wa Neno la Mungu, utuombee
ili tufuate nyayo zako
na kuimarika katika utashi wetu kwa Mwanao.
Kupitia kwa maombezi ya Mt. Arnold Janssen na Yosefu,
Wabarikiwa Maria Helena na Yosefa,
na mashahidi wetu,
tunaomba ili Moyo wa Yesu
uishi ndani ya mioyo yetu na mioyo ya watu wote.

 

Fr.  Lawrence Muthee SVD

Youth Workshop at Langas Parish

Last weekend  our youths from Langas Parish gathered to close the year together, bearing witness to one another about the the presence of peace brought by Christ in them.

We thanks the confreres in Langas: Fr.  Arata Sato and Fr.  Daniel Otieno for organizing such a wonderful event.

Fr.  Lawrence Muthee,  SVD

 

Marking 150 Years of Evangelization

Today our SVD Epiphany parish in Arusha marked the ongoing Jubilee of 150 years of evangelization in Tanzania and 100 years of native priesthood instyle. the climax of the Jubilee is scheduled for next year 2018.

In our parish, we marked this by a Choir Competition, tha brought together choirs from 44 Small Christian Communities in our parish, grouped into zones.  A total of 7 choirs paparticipated, singing the Jubilee song given by the Catholic Episcopal Conference of Tanzania: “Wakatoliki Tufurahi” (Catholics let us Rejoice).

It was very exiting and colourful especially being the very first time we are organizing such of competion in our parish. we intend to have this competition every year as one of the activities that will bring our parishioners together as one family. Being in the City, it is difficult even for people who attend our four mass on a Sunday to interract.

We thank all our parishioners taking to themselves to practice and sing so well. All the choirs scored more than 80% of the total 100 points, meaning that they had all put a lot into the practice.

Fr.  Lawrence Muthee,  SVD