Today the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, the Parishioners of St. Augustine SVD Parish in Orkesumet, Simanjiro in Tanzania marked 10 years since the Parish was handed over to Divine Word Missionaries in 2010.
The occasion was graced by the presence of Fr. Anthony Amissah, Provincial Superior of Kenya-Tanzania Province, who also preside the Holy Mass. He was accompanied all the way from Nairobi by Fr. James Mailady who once served as a parish Priest in this parish. Present also were confreres from Arusha SVD District. Fr. Benedict Ole Kashe, a Diocesan priest who started the parish and who also handed it over to SVD Missionaries was also present.
The Sisters from Carmelite Sisters community working in the parish school as well as the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph from Emboret Parish also joined the celebration.
Many parishioners from our SVD parishes as well as other parishes around came to witness the great accasion. We thank God for these years of blessings.
Fr. Lawrence Muthee, SVD