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Statue of Mary Our Mother visits Mpika

May 14, 2014 by p.tembo

On 25 April 2014, a delegation of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) from Kasama Archdiocese arrived in Mpika to handover Our Lady’s statue which is currently on pilgrimage in all Zambian dioceses. As it moves from diocese to diocese, it is in the custody of the CWL.  To receive the statue our Womens’ League and faithful with a special devotion to Our Lady gathered at Mpika Boma turn-off. Joined by their Kasama counterparts they went in procession to St. Andrew’s Church. The reception was jubilant,  with prayers, recitation of the Rosary and singing Marian hymns.

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Fr. Patrick Chibuye has died

April 2, 2014 by t.matthaei

With deep regret we announce the death of Fr. Patrick Chibuye Mukuka Mpepo. He died in the early hours of Tuesday, April 2, 2014 in Lusaka, where he had gone for treatment.

Father Patrick was born on 22 October 1973 and ordained by Archbishop T-G. Mpundu in St. Monica (Tazara) on 12 July 2003. He served as Parish Priest at St. Joseph`s Cathedral from 2005-2007, then in Mulilansolo from 2007-2008. He was Caritas Mpika Director from June 2009 to July 2013. At the same time he was also the Diocesan Health Coordinator.

Fr. Chibuye (3rd left) at his ordination

Fr. Chibuye (3rd left) at his ordination

His Ordination motto was: “Neci calenga nokuti Umutima wandi uletasha Lesa” (Lk 1:46)

May his Soul rest in Peace.

Funeral Mass will be on Friday, 4 April at St. Monica’s, Tazara, starting at 9:00 hrs, followed by the burial at Chilonga

The funeral House is St. Monica, old Church (hall). We expect the body by tomorrow, 3 April at around 18:00 hrs. There will be a memorial service, as soon as the body is in.

New Bishop for Monze Diocese

February 10, 2014 by p.tembo

We just got the news that the Holy Father, Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Moses Hamungole, as  Bishop of Monze. It is good news for all of us. Congratulations to Monze Diocese and to the bishop-elect.

The consecration will take place on 3  May 2014 in Monze.

Fr. Muba Daniel Kashimoto died

January 3, 2014 by t.matthaei

Fr. Kashimoto R.I.P.

Fr. Kashimoto R.I.P.

With deep regret we announce the death of Fr. Muba Daniel Kashimoto our Vicar General. Fr. Kashimoto died on 1st January 2014 at around 18.40 hrs. in the evening after a long struggle with cancer. Fr. Daniel was born on 12 March 1963 in Chayansa (Chief Kabinga’s area) and was ordained priest on 25 August 1990 in Kopa. As a priest he stayed in Mpulungu (1990-1992), in St. Andrew’s, Mpika (1992-1994), Kayambi (1994-1999), Isoka, St. Marc’s (1999-2001), Chilonga (2001-2002) and Mulilansolo (2002-2007). From July 2007 to October 2013 he served as Pastoral Coordinator of the diocese. on 21 April 2012 he was appointed Vicar General by the apostolic administrator, Archbishop Ignatius Chama.

The requiem Mass is on Saturday, 4 January at St. Joseph’s Cathedral followed by his burial in Chilonga cemetery. May his soul rest in peace.

Fr. Muba, front, during the opening of St. Monica, his last public Mass

Fr. Muba, front, during the opening of Tazara

Blessing of St. Monica Church in Tazara

December 16, 2013 by t.matthaei

On Sunday the 15th of December 2013 Archbishop Ignatius Chama blessed the new Tazara Church dedicated to St. Monica. Thousands of people were present and filled the big new Church, they were even sitting outside and standing on the walls and between the pews. It was a moving service, many had never experienced the consecration of a new church: The knocking at the door of the new church, ” be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD…”; the blessing of the Church inside-out with holy water, the consecration of the altar with holy Chrism oil, the incensing of the entire building, the lighting of the candles on the alter and the 12 lamp-stands; all very solemn and edifying. Even the many children were attentively following the ceremony only to fall into slumber again during the sermon…

Many kids watched the event

Many kids watched the event

 

Bishop addressing the faithful

Bishop addressing the faithful

 

Procession from the old to the new Church

Procession from the old to the new Church

Entering St. Monica

Entering St. Monica

The faithful were very happy and thanked the bishop for this new church, made possible through the contribution of our trusted donors from the Archdiocese of Paderborn, Church-in-Need in Königstein, the Fürstenberg Trust and others. Thank you very much for help and support, it made this new church possible.

Outgoing Parish Priest P.Bwalya (3rd left)

Outgoing Parish Priest P.Bwalya (3rd left)

 

Consecration of the Altar

Consecration of the Altar

 

Incense

Incense

 

Filled to capacity

Filled to capacity

Archbishop Chama thanked the faithful for their contribution and help as well as Lwanga Contruction Ltd. the builders of the church for their workmanship and finishing standards. The pictures show the joy and solemnity of the event.

Stella Girls dancing

Stella Girls dancing

 

Thanking for the new Church

Thanking the Lord

 

Closure of the Year of Faith

December 3, 2013 by p.tembo

Priests,  Sisters and Christians  convened at St. Joseph’s Cathedral for the Holy Mass  marking the end of the Year of Faith on 23 November. The principal celebrant was Archbishop Ignatius Chama, the Apostolic Administrator.

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Archbishop Chama during Mass

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Mansa Diocese gets a Bishop

December 3, 2013 by t.matthaei

His Holiness Pope Francis on 30 November 2013  appointed (more…)

Women support Seminarians on their own

November 26, 2013 by p.tembo

In a special mass presided over by the Apostolic Administrator, Archbishop Ignatius Chama, a multitude of women from all over the Diocese gathered in St.  Joseph’s Cathedral and presented a special gift to the ordinary.

Archbishop receiving the gift

Archbishop receiving the gift

 

Archbishop Chama thanks the women

Archbishop Chama thanks the women

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Rain-Storm in Nabwalya

November 25, 2013 by t.matthaei

On Sunday the 24th November around 15 hrs a heavy rainstorm passed Nabwalya. So strong was the rain, that the area flooded immediately. This was accompanied by strong gusts of wind and a storm. So much rain in a very short time!

The wind took away the roof of Nabwalya school, as shown in the pictures below. Let’ s hope this rainy season will not bring more of these anomalies.

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Affenhitze

November 15, 2013 by t.matthaei

Zur Zeit ist es superheiß in Zambia. Mit den Freiwilligen Esther Ludwig und Joshua Hemcke sind wir nach Nabwalya gefahren. Es war superheiß, eine richtige Affenhitze, wie es auf dem Bild zu sehen ist. Ein köstlicher Anblick der sich uns da bot!

Affenhitze in Nabwalya

Affenhitze in Nabwalya