SVD Youths from Arusha Visit to SVD Parish in Nairobi

On Friday 19th October 2018, the SVD youths from our parishes in Arusha set on a Journey to Nairobi to visit their counterparts in DIWOPA parish in Kayole. The Journey began at 6 a.m. hoping to arrive in Nairobi on time for lunch. However, things changed on the way when our bus developed some mechanical problem that delayed us for 4 hours. We finally got to the CFC Langata at 6:30 p.m. and met Fr. James Mailady, the Rector, waiting for us with some volunteer Mamas who had prepared lunch for us. They had been patiently waiting for us from … Continue reading SVD Youths from Arusha Visit to SVD Parish in Nairobi

Deacon means Servant

The term Deacon is derived from the Greek Word diakonos that means “Servant”. In the Acts of the Apostles 6:1-6 we read: Now in those days, as the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose by the Greek-speaking Jews against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.  2 So the twelve summoned the community of disciples and said, “It is not desirable that we neglect the word of God to serve tables. 3 So, brothers, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and wisdom, whom we will put in charge of this need. 4 But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the … Continue reading Deacon means Servant

Taking Seriously the Word of God

One of the 5 important pillars of our Christian faith is the Word of God – the Holy Scriptures.  Others include the Deity,  the Creed, the Holy Place and the Liturgy. It is by reading and reflecting upon the Scriptures that we come to know the will of God for us.  Unless we read attentively and intentionally, the Word remains mute and inactive to us. When God realized that his Word, spoken through the prophets was not alive enough to inspire his people to come back to him,  he decided that his word should take flesh and dwell active and … Continue reading Taking Seriously the Word of God

Come Holy Spirit and Dwell in your Children

On Sunday 14 October 2018, the Archbishop of Arusha Archdiocese Isaac Amani was in our SVD Parish in Burka to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation to 115 young boys and girls. Together with them were also 135 others who receive the Eucharistic Jesus for the first time. In his Homily, the Archbishop who is only 6 months old in the Archdiocese since he was inaugurated in April, stressed on the importance of separating the celebration of the Sacraments from big parties and extravagant spending that has cropped into our religious celebrations. he urged the laity to play their role in … Continue reading Come Holy Spirit and Dwell in your Children