The Dignity of Work

Last Saturday we celebrated the International Workers’ Day. This day is also the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker who is the patron of all the workers and the example of a wordworking man. Here in Simanjiro we marked the day in style. For the first time we had Demonstrations on the in Emboreet and Loiborsoit villages to sensitize out people on the value of work as well as educate them on matters health and formal education. The main participants were Simanjiro Health Centre staff and Emboreet Secondary School Staff. Our health workers educated the villigers on many health issues … Continue reading The Dignity of Work

Concern for others

Sunday readings in brief 4 Easter 2021 Acts 4:8-12; Ps 118; 1 Jn:1-2; Jn 10:11-18 Concern for others Today is the fourth Sunday of Easter, which is also known as the Good Shepheard Sunday. The Church today preaches about vocations to Priesthood/Religious life and married life. However, the emphasis is placed on the promotion of vocations to Priesthood and religious life because the numbers the harvest continues to increase but the labourers are few. In the Gospel today, Jesus presents himself as a good shepherd who is very concerned about his sheep. He juxtaposes the good shepherd with a hired … Continue reading Concern for others

Laying Foundation

Have you tried to correct something that was wrongly taught or explained? Let take the example of a song that was initially taught to a choir without following the music notes. Or correcting the pronunciation of some words which were taught wrongly. It is always a difficult task. In our mission in Simanjiro, the people were either taught wrongly the precepts of the Christian faith or they understood it wrongly.In the parish that covers more than 6000 square kilometers and comprising of over 20 villages, we have more than 10,000 baptized Christians. However, more than 90% of men are polygamous. … Continue reading Laying Foundation

Hope Renewed

Sunday Readings in Brief Easter 2021 Easter Vigil: (1) Gen 1:1-2:2; Ps 104; (20)Gen 22:1-18; Ps 16; (3) Ex 14:15-31. 15:1; Ps-Ex 15; (4) Is 54:5-14; Ps 30; (5) Is 55:1-11; Ps-Is 12; (6) Bar 3:9-15. 32-4:4; Ps 19; (7) Ez 36:16-17a.18-28; (8) Ps 42; Rom 6:3-11; Ps 118; (9) Mk 16:1-7 Easter Sunday: Acts 10:34a. 37-43; Ps 118; 2 Cor 3:1-4; Jn 20:1-19 Understanding Easter Vigil Dear friends, this is the second Easter that we are marking under the Covid-19 weather. Once again we will not be able to celebrate the mystery of our salvation in what we would … Continue reading Hope Renewed

A Rocky Mission

Last week I went to visit and pray with the parishioners in the remote village of Loongung 66 Kilometers from the Parish. The Catechist was waiting for me in another village 45 Kilometers away to show me the road because the usual road has been rendered impassible by the rains. During the rainy season some villages like this may go without mass for up to six months. The village is surrounded by sticky black cotton soil that makes it impassible even for our four-wheel drive car. On the way a woman stopped us and asked for lift to her kin’s … Continue reading A Rocky Mission