St. Arnold Janssen Cup – Simanjiro

On 16 November 2019, the St. Arnold Cup, Simanjiro kicked off. The football tournament brings together teams from five villages in Simanjiro, that is Emboret, Loiborsoit, Lenaitunyo, Nyorit and Sukro. The climax of the tournament will be the Finals on Christmas Day. Simanjiro is unique in many ways. This is not because it is predominantly a Maasai community but that notwithstanding, it is also hidden from the rest of the world. Here there is no radio signal and majority of the people cannot afford to own a TV. There is also very poor internet signal in very few spots and … Continue reading St. Arnold Janssen Cup – Simanjiro

CFC LANGATA, NAIROBI CELEBRATE SILVER JUBILEE

  On 12 October 2019, the Common Formation Centre, Langata Nairobi celebrated 25 years of existence. Since its inauguration in 1994 to accommodate students from the AFRAM SVD Zone, the house has since produce many great missionaries now working all over the world. I had also a wonderful 2 years in the house where we shared the house students and staff from 19 nationalities. About 20 alumni travelled from all over the world to celebrate this memorable day. Over 250 guests attended the celebration, majority from our missions in Kenya and Tanzania, friends and well-wishers from around the Langata area … Continue reading CFC LANGATA, NAIROBI CELEBRATE SILVER JUBILEE

Visitation for Better Missioning

  During the last four weeks, Fr. Xavier Thirukudumban, SVD, the General Admonitor, has been in our Province for the general visitation. This kind of visitation takes place every six years. The Generalate (General Council) visits all the SVD Provinces, Regions and Missions (PRMs) to assess the progress of the missionary work, listen to the individual confreres and groups, interact with the people we serve and partner groups, and finally gives a comprehensive feedback and recommendations that helps to better our missionary work. On 12th and 13th of September, the visitation by Fr. Xavier came to its conclusion with an … Continue reading Visitation for Better Missioning

Tripple Celebration for Simanjiro People

  On 8th September, the mother Church celebrates the Birthday of the Mother of God, The Blessed Virgin Mary. On this day, 144 Years ago, a Missionary Congregation was Born. The Divine Word Missionaries, now now an international religious congregation, has  spread to all the five continents of the the world. On this day also 17 years ago, the Divine Word Missionaries took over the Maasai Parish  in the Archdiocese of Arusha, Tanzania and named it after the Good Shepherd. This year’s celebration took place in the outstation of Lemooti, about 40 Kilometers from the main Parish Station. As it … Continue reading Tripple Celebration for Simanjiro People

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time year c| By Wojciech Szypula

First Reading: Sirach 3:17–18, 20, 28–29; Psalm 68:4–7, 10–11; Second Reading:  Hebrews 12:18–19, 22–24; Gospel: Luke 14:1, 7–14     Psalm 68:4–7, 10–11 But let the righteous be joyful; let them exult before God; let them be jubilant with joy. Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides upon the clouds— his name is the Lord— be exultant before him. Father of orphans and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation. God gives the desolate a home to live in; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious live in a parched land. Rain … Continue reading Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time year c| By Wojciech Szypula

The Holy Spirit is GOD

On Sunday 18 August, St. Joachim and Ann SVD Parish in Soweto Nairobi celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation. 130 youths received the Sacrament. The Celebration was graced by His Eminence John Cardinal Njue, the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Nairobi. In the same celebration, 11 couples blessed their marriage. Soweto Parish has grown significantly in the last decade both in faith and population. We congratulate all those who received the Sacraments and pray that they may remain faithful to the Christian responsibilities bestowed on them. Fr. Lawrence Muthee, SVD Continue reading The Holy Spirit is GOD

Matepes Youth CENTER Self-Help Project

Two years ago, my friends from KIPEKEE (an Organizations that founded in Spain by some medical students when I was studying there) we’re running a free medical camp in the village of Matepes in Arusha, Tanzania. The camp saw many people receive free medical checkups and treatment. A number of them received free eye checkup and free spectacles. Tens of them received dental care and other general medical checkups. However, the exercise was not as smooth as we would have wanted, because of the language barrier and the high level of illiteracy among the village people. Many also were in … Continue reading Matepes Youth CENTER Self-Help Project