A Leap of Faith

Then in what way will those who have not believed in him call upon him? Or in what way will those who have not heard of him believe in him? And in what way will they hear of him without preaching? And truly, in what way will they preach, unless they have been sent, just as it has been written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who evangelize peace, of those who evangelize what is good! (Rom 10:14-15). In our Parish here in Simanjiro, the first Holy Ghost Missionaries arrived in the mid 1950s. They began with a primary … Continue reading A Leap of Faith

Christian Values Versus Traditional Cultures, by Fr. Lawrence Muthee, SVD

Christian Values Versus traditional Cultures, by Fr. Lawrence Muthee, SVD From the Catechism of the Catholic faith, we learn that the Catholic faith and worship is anchored on three major pillars namely: the Holy Scriptures, The Apostolic Tradition and the Magisterium. These three are founded upon the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth who is the Christ. Jesus came to enlighten us from the darkness of the past and renew us in spirit to be like God again after sin had damaged the image and likeness of God that we were created with. Though Jesus was born and brought up as … Continue reading Christian Values Versus Traditional Cultures, by Fr. Lawrence Muthee, SVD

20 Years of Wonderful Deeds

It was a colourful day full of gratitudes and appreciations as the Divine Word Missionaries Kenya-Tanzania province marked 20 years of their presence in Tanzania. His Gracias Isaack Amani, the Archibishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Arusha led priests, religious men and women, the Friends of SVD and the congregation drawn from our 5 parishes in the archdiocese to mark the day, at Epiphany Parish, Arusha. The Divine Word Missionaries arrived in Arusha Archdiocese from Kenya in the year 2000 and have sinse been working mainly in Arusha city as well as the remote Simanjiro district of the Maasai South … Continue reading 20 Years of Wonderful Deeds

A Day of Joy and Celebration

Simanjiro Catholic Mission On 6th September 2020, the Priests and the faithful of Good Shepherd SVD parish in Simanjiro, Tanzania, gathered in one of the farthest outstation to celebrate the Parish Feast day. The patron of the parish is Jesus The Good Shepherd. However, since the parish was handed over on the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the parish celebrated this day on the Sunday closest to the 8th September. On this occasion, as usual, three main events takes place to mark the day. The main is the Feast of the Good Shepherd, which is decollated … Continue reading A Day of Joy and Celebration

Wheels to Evangelize

The 2nd of September 2020 will go down the history of Good Shepherd Parish in Simanjiro, Arusha – Tanzania as a very memorable day. It was a very sunny and warm day. After a long wait, many prayers and anticipation, 17 of 22 Catechist were given brand new motorcycles to help them in the evangelization of the people in our vast mission of Simanjiro. Many thanks goes to our mission partners whose generosity has made this day come to be. The occasion began with the usual meeting that the catechists and the Parish Priest Fr. Lawrence Muthee, SVD have every … Continue reading Wheels to Evangelize