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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.

Fr. Justin Chomba Celebrates Priestly Golden Jubilee

September 10, 2018 by Brian Bwalya

On Saturday, 18 August, 2018, the Diocese of Mpika joined Rev. Fr. Justin Chomba in celebrating his Priestly Golden Jubillee at St. Andrew’s Catholic Parish in Mpika. Rev. Fr. Chomba was ordained Catholic Priest on 17th August, 1968. In his Homily, Rev. Fr. Ives Batungwa eulogized the life of Fr. Chomba as a Priest. He thanked God for the gift of the Jubilean and his contribution to the life of Catholic Church in Zambia and Mpika Diocese in particular. Fr. Chomba has written a book on the Bisa people and is a renowned Composer of Liturgical hymns, over 140 songs ascribed to his name. May God grant him many more years of happy Service in the vineyard of the Lord. 

PARISH PRIESTS AND HEADS ATTEND HR MANUAL FORMULATION WORKSHOP

August 2, 2018 by Brian Bwalya

From 23-26 July, 2018, Parish Priests and Heads of Departments of Catholic Institutions attended the Human Resource Manual Formulation workshop at ICL. This was part of the process that started last year, and the draft has since been formulated awaiting further interrogation, later on attestation by the Labour Office. Representatives from CRS  Lusaka were at hand to guide the process.

The Participants of the HR Formulation Workshop

 

 

THREE DEACONS ORDAINED PRIESTS

August 2, 2018 by Brian Bwalya

On Saturday, 30 June, 2018, Rt. Rev. Justin Mulenga ordained Deacons Joachim Mwape, John Ngandu and Samuel Mulenga to the Priesthood at Chalabesa. The three have since been sent to work in Mulanga, Ilondola and St. Joseph Cathedral respectively. We wish them well.

Bishop congratulating the new Priests

The newly Ordained Priests

LWITIKILA GIRLS CELEBRATE ST. CHARLES LWANGA

June 8, 2018 by Brian Bwalya

On Saturday, 2 June, 2018, Lwitikila Girls Secondary School celebrated in anticipo, its Patron Saint, Charles Lwanga. The Eucharistic celebration was presided over by the Vicar General, Very Rev. Fr. Paul Simukanzye. Students from Zambian College of Agriculture also participated.

DIOCESAN PRIESTS ATTEND SCIENTIFIC NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING ORIENTATION WORKSHOP

May 2, 2018 by Brian Bwalya

From 1-5 May, 2018, Mpika diocesan Priests from all the 14 Parishes followed an orientation program on Scientific Natural Family Planning(SNFP) at the Institute of Christian Leadership(ICL) in Tazara. The workshop was facilitated by Rev. Fr. Arthur K. Phiri from St. Dominic’s Major Seminary. Mr. and Mrs. Chabalanga, the couple managing the Marriage and Family Life Office of the diocese were also present and at hand to support the training. The workshop called upon the Priests to spearhead trainings in their respective Parishes.

THE YOUTH CELEBRATE THEIR DAY

May 2, 2018 by Brian Bwalya

From 25 to 28 April, 2018, the Youth from the 14 Parishes of the diocese gathered at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Chilonga to mark the annual Diocesan Youth Day. The culmination of the event was the Mass which was celebrated by the diocesan Bishop Rt. Rev. Justin Mulenga. The Bishop urged the Youth to strive for self reliance and promised to support them. After the Mass, the Youth prepared a luncheon in honor of the Bishop. The event was celebrated under the theme: “Remember your God in the days of your Youth.”

 

MPIKA DIOCESAN PRIESTS RETREAT

October 20, 2017 by Brian Bwalya

From 2 to 8 October 2017, 23 Diocesan Priests from Mpika diocese followed a Retreat under the guidance of Rev. Fr. Andrew Cenjerani Phiri of Chipata diocese. The annual spiritual event took place at the Benedictine monastery at Musipazi in Chipata.

Mpika Priests

Happy Mpika Priests

The said Retreat was held under the theme: “Called and Chosen.” We wish our dear priests well in their spiritual journey and participation in the universal call to holiness.

Mpika Priets

Mpika Diocesan Priests in Chipata

20 LEAGUE MEMBERS BLOUSED AT THE CATHEDRAL

August 4, 2017 by Brian Bwalya

On Sunday, 30th July, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Mpika, 20 women received their uniform as official members of the Catholic Women’s League. The ceremony was presided over by the Diocesan Pastoral Coordinator, Rev. Fr. Stephen Mwenge. 165 league members from Mpika deanery witnessed the occasion. Mpika deanery League members met from from Wednesday to Sunday under the theme: “Who do people say that I am?” The blousing was the climax  and logical conclusion of the meeting. We wish the new members God’s choicest blessings!

Fr. Mwenge blousing League members

League members

League Members