Old is Gold

Today, 29 July 2019, marked the 84 th birthday of our eldest confrere, Fr.  Tom Layden.  Fr.  Tom has worked in Kenya-Tanzania province for almost 20 years now, after working in Indonesia for almost the same period of time. Fr.  Tom is known in the province for his dedication to reading the Word of God.  He has been readIng the whole Bible at least 6 times a year, for more that 15 years now. He is also a retreat preacher who has given retreat to almost all of us in the province, as well as many other religious congregation in … Continue reading Old is Gold

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C by Wojciech Szypula, SVD

First Reading: Genesis 18:20–32; Psalm 138:1–3, 6–8; Second Reading: Colossians 2:12–14; Gospel Luke 11:1–13 Psalm Psalm 138:1–3, 6–8 I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word above everything. On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul. For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly; but the haughty he perceives from far away. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you … Continue reading Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C by Wojciech Szypula, SVD

Investing in Young Age

From 22 to 24 July 2019, the young confreres in Kenya-Tanzania Province met for the second time this year, to live, discuss and plan on the reality of missioning in our province. This kind of gathering is intended to engage the young confreres in the present and the future of the mission here in East Africa. The confreres met at Fisherman”s Top camp in Naivasha, Kenya. The Vice Provincial Superior Fr. Justus Rottuk accompanied and shared with them their vision for the province. He shared his experience in the mission as the first Kenyan SVD in the congregation. The young … Continue reading Investing in Young Age

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C: by Wojciech Szypula, SVD

  Love without looking who! First Reading: Deuteronomy 30:10–14; Psalm: 14, 17, 30–31, 33–34, 36, 37; Second Reading: Colossians 1:15–20; Gospel:  Luke 10:25–37  Psalm: 69:14, 17, 30–31, 33–34, 36, 37  But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love, answer me. With your faithful help Answer me, O Lord, for your steadfast love is good; according to your abundant mercy, turn to me. But I am lowly and in pain; let your salvation, O God, protect me. I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with … Continue reading Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C: by Wojciech Szypula, SVD

Young Missionaries Group

Last Sunday 07-07-2019, we celebrated the first anniversary of the Young Missionary group in our parish.  ‘Young Missionaries’ is a household name among the Divine Word Missionaries here in Kenya-Tanzania Province. First, it began in our parishes in Nairobi and only last year we inaugurated the group for the first time in our Epiphany Parish, Burka, Arusha. This group was started to fill the vacuum that has been there between the period when the children complete their initial sacraments and when they are old enough to join the youth group. we realized that many of them mostly in their last … Continue reading Young Missionaries Group