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VERY REV FATHER JUSTIN MATEPA TAKES CHARGE OF MPIKA DIOCESE

April 27, 2020 by

On Monday, 27 April 2020, Very Rev Fr. Justin Matepa pronounced the profession of Faith and oath of Fidelity as Diocesan Administrator in the presence of the College of Consultors and the Metropolitan Archbishop of Kasama, Most Rev Ignatius Chama. This follows the demise of Late Bishop Justin Mulenga

Fr. Justin Matepa

Fr. Justin Matepa Pronounces the Profession of Faith and oath of Fidelity

In his remarks, Fr Matepa, thanked the Consultors for the confidence they expressed by asking him to help during the period of transition as the Church of Mpika awaits the new Shepherd. He asked for support from the Clergy, Religious and the Lay faithful. The Administrator also prayed for God’s wisdom and guidance.

Funeral of Bishop Justin Mulenga

April 27, 2020 by

On 23 March 2020 we put our Bishop Justin Mulenga to rest. Our bishop died in UTH (Lusaka) on 20 March. He succumbed to a heart and kidney related illness which he was aware of and managing.

The plane with his body arrived at noon at Chibansa airfield in Mpika. The body was brought to the cathedral and received by Archbishop Ignatius Chama. The faithful had ample time to pray and pay their respects to our late bishop. Because of COVID19 restrictions there were hourly masses with up to 50 participants the whole night through.

The next morning 24 March, the funeral mass was said, presided by Archbishop Chama in the presence of the following bishops: Bishop Patrick Chisanga (Mansa), Bishop Charles Kasonde (Solwezi), Bishop Valentine Kalumba (Livingstone), Bishop Moses Hamongolu (Monze), Bishop Evans Chinyimba (Mongu), Bishop Clement Mulenga (Kabwe) and Bishop George Lungu (Chipata). Government officials were present as well as many faithful who were sitting ourside and listeing over speakers to the ceremony. After Holy Mass the burial took place right next to the Cathedral. May the soul of our bishop rest in the peace of Christ our saviour.

Arrival at Cathedral

PRIESTS RETREAT AT MAKENI

December 13, 2019 by

Mpika Priests
Priests at Table

Mpika Diocesan Priests followed their annual retreat at Oblates Makeni Formation House in Lusaka. The Retreat was under the theme: ‘The challenge of Priesthood and the call to Holiness’ It was directed by Rev. Fr. Joseph Besa.

PARISHES MEET FOR THE ANNUAL DIOCESAN PASTORAL MEETING

December 13, 2019 by

Delegates of the 2019 Diocesan Pastoral Council with Bishop Justin Mulenga

BISHOP MEETS PARISH PRIESTS

February 15, 2019 by

From 5-6 February 2019, Rt. Rev. Justin Mulenga held a meeting with Parish Priests under the theme,’Renewal of the Church and society in Mpika diocese.’ It was the first ever meeting of this nature and the Bishop announced it would be an annual event. During the same meeting. The prelate took time to run through pertinent issues that priests needed to work on in order to improve their pastoral work.

ABBOT OCTAVIAN MASINGO VISITS KATIBUNGA

February 15, 2019 by

Abbot Octavian Masingo the third from Hanga visited St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Monastery from 6 to 11 February 2019. The Abott paid a courtesy call on the Bishop of the Diocese of Mpika, Rt. Rev. Justin Mulenga.

RELIGIOUS CELEBRATE THEIR DAY AT LWITIKILA

February 15, 2019 by

On 2nd February 2019, the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, The Religious men and women from Diocese gathered at Lwitikila to celebrate the day for those in Consecrated life. During Mass Fr. Mwango Nathan, urged the Religious to live in harmony and to build communities that reflect the love of God.

Lwanga Construction hands over Dormitory

November 23, 2018 by Brian Bwalya

Workers of Lwanga Construction

On Saturday, 17th Novemberj 2018, Lwanga Contruction Company handed over a girls dormitory to Mulanga Secondary School. Officiating at the occasion, Rt. Rev. Justin Mulenga, the bishop of Mpika, urged the community and the girl child in particular to guard jealously the facility and emulate personalities that hail from that area, the likes of Mama Besa Chibesakunda, Nkandu Luo, Late Mama Kankasa among others.

The Choir entertains

The colorful occasion was adorned with songs from the school choir. Gratitude to our own Lwanga Construction Ltd for the job well done. A very special Thank You goes to our trusted donors from Germany, “DESWOS” from Cologne and “Bridge of Friendship” in Gottmadingen who financed the entire project and made it possible to execute and finalize this important project in Mulanga. May God bless them abundantly. 

Bishop Mulenga cuts the ribbon



Nakonde Parish marks 10 years since its erection

September 10, 2018 by Brian Bwalya

From 7-9 September, 2018, Mary Mother of God Parish, Nakonde celebrated 10 years of its existence. The occasion was combined with the celebration of the sacrament of Confirmations by Rt. Rev. Justin Mulenga, Bishop of Mpika Diocese. We wish the Parish many more blessings and the motherly care of Our Lady, the Mother of God.

Chief Nabwalya passes on

September 10, 2018 by Brian Bwalya

On 20th August, 2018, Chief Nabwalya of the Bisa people of Nabwalya passed on in Lusaka. He was a dedicated Catholic and a member of the third order of the Franciscans. A Chief of his sort, dedicated and practising Catholic. May he rest in peace. In the photo, with Fr. Waldemar, the Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary, Nabwalya.