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BISHOP JUSTIN MULENGA ORDAINS THREE TO PRIESTHOOD

June 21, 2017 by Brian Bwalya

BISHOP MULENGA

On 17th June 2017, in Isoka, Rt. Rev. Justin Mulenga ordained three Deacons to the Priesthood. Frs. Katongo Bwalya, Kabwe Emmanuel and Mulenga Anthony have since been sent to Ilondola, Chilonga and Mulilansolo respectively. During his Homily, Bishop Mulenga urged the new priests to apply themselves with dedication in serving the people of God. He called on the new priests to emulate the spirit of the missionaries that came to Zambia 125 years ago by being courageous to preach the Gospel of Christ.

 

Stellas

Welcoming new priests

St. Andrew of Mpika re-enacts Jewish matzah meal

April 18, 2017 by Brian Bwalya

Matzah meal

Matzah meal

On Wednesday,12 April, 2017, the Lord’s Faithful with their priests gathered to re-enact and re-live the Jewish Matzah meal. It was a the first time the parish had organized such an event and was appreciated by many people.

Bishop Justin Mulenga celebrates Chrism Mass

April 7, 2017 by Brian Bwalya

On thursday, 6th April, 2017, Rt. Rev. Justin Mulenga blessed the Holy Oils during the Chrism Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral Parish in Mpika. During the same occasion, the clergy of Mpika diocese renewed their priestly promises before the Bishop.

Priests renew their promises

Bishop blessing the Oils

The actual day of Chrism Mass was preceeded by a day of Prayer preached by Fr. Martin Mwango under the theme: “Being compassionate like Jesus our Lord.” He urged the clergy to be moved by the needs of the Lord’s faithful and also their fellow priests.

Fr. Martin Mwango preaching

Bishop visits Mpika Parish

January 30, 2017 by Brian Bwalya

Reception of Bishop Mulernga at St. Andrew's, Mpika

Reception of Bishop Mulenga at St. Andrew’s, Mpika

 

Ba buomba sing

Babuomba sing

From 28th to 29th January, 2017, Bishop Justin Mulenga made a pastoral visit to St. Andrew’s Parish of Mpika. On the first day he met with the Parish team, who presented to him a report covering the activities going on in the parish and the challenges they encounter

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Chilonga Shall Rise Again With Your Support

November 3, 2016 by Brian Bwalya

Chilonga midwifery school before and after!

Chilonga midwifery school before and after!

The beginning of October was not a good one for Chilonga Nursing school, as fire gutted the whole Midwifery school, leaving it in ashes. This led to subsequent closure of the institution. As a result of this unfortunate event, the Institution has opened an account with Bank ABC to rebuilt the school that has benefitted many young men and women. Our health matters, therefore, let us offer support to this school that has been contributing positively to quality health care delivery in Zambia

Kindly note that the account details for the said Bank is:

Bank ABC, Mpika Branch.

Account name: CHILONGA SHALL RISE AGAIN

Account number: 597975990162/ Branch sort code 201816 and branch code 016

Support this noble project, we stand for service of Love!

Widwifery school remains

Widwifery school remains

Midwifery school in flames

Midwifery school in flames

Chilonga General Hospital celebrates 60 years of Service of Love

October 31, 2016 by Brian Bwalya

Bishop Mulenga with Chilonga Hospital workers

Bishop Mulenga with Chilonga Hospital workers

On Friday, 28th October 2016, the Bishop, Priests, Religious men and women, the Lord’s faithful, Government dignitaries, traditional leaders and people of good will converged at Chilonga in Mpika to celebrate diamond jubilee of Our Lady’s General Hospital. 60 years down the line, Chilonga had every reason to thank the Lord for the Lord’s favour in providing uninterrupted service of Love to the community of Chilonga and the larger family of Mpika District.

The Bishop with Hon. Silver Chalikosa MP for Mpika and Stellas

The Bishop with Hon. Silver Chalikosa MP for Mpika and Stellas

The celebration began with Mass presided over by the Bishop of Mpika, Rt. Rev. Justin Mulenga to thank the Lord for the grace and the quality health services Chilonga has been providing through its dedicated Men and Women.

Bishop Mulenga with Hospital workers

Bishop Mulenga with Hospital workers

 

Bishop Mulenga visits Our Lady of the Rosary, Nabwalya

October 20, 2016 by Brian Bwalya

Bishop, Fr. Waldemar and Stellas during procession

Bishop, Fr. Waldemar and Stellas during procession

From 6th to 10th October, 2016, Rt. Rev. Mulenga Justin made a pastoral visit to the valley of Nabwalya. It was his first ever journey to Our Lady of the Rosary Parish. During his time there, he visited the main centres, namely Kalimba, Pelembe, Mwebe and Nabwalya. He was welcomed by many Christians of Nabwalya with their priests, Frs. Waldemar and Thomas. The presence of the Bishop reached its climax with the celebration of Mass, which was attended by many people, especially that his visit coincided with the Parish’s Feast day dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary which falls on the 7th of October. We wish the Christians of Nabwalya may Blessings and good wishes.

Posing for a photo with the Bishop

Posing for a photo with the Bishop

 

Bishop Mulenga ordains 3 Deacons to the Priesthood

October 17, 2016 by Brian Bwalya

Thankgiving by new Priests

Kiss of peace from the bishop

Kiss of peace from the bishop

On Saturday, 15th October 2016 in Chinsali, Bishop Mulenga Justin ordained Deacons Donald Taishi, Philip Makumba and Webster Chewe as Priests. The Bishop urged the new priests to take care of the flock entrusted to them by celebrating sacraments for them and all activities aimed at building the kingdom of God in their Parishes. Frs. Makumba and Chewe will be serving in Chilonga while Fr. Taishi will be curate at St. Andrew’s Parish in Mpika.  See more photos for the Ordination

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Mpika Diocesan Priests retreat in Mbeya

October 14, 2016 by Brian Bwalya

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Mpika Diocesan Priests in Mbeya

From 3-11 October, 2016, the Diocesan Priests of Mpika followed a retreat at Benedictine House in Mbeya, Tanzania.  The retreat was preached by Br. Joseph Bwalya Ntumbila OFM under the theme, “Priestly Companionship in the year of mercy.” The Friar emphasized the need for brotherhood and reconciliation among the clergy of Mpika. He further urged the retreatants to build their lives on prayer and healthy community life.

Though not physically present, the local Ordinary, Rt. Rev. Justin Mulenga sent an inspirational message to all the retreatants emphasizing that the retreat was a CONCENTRATED moment of prayer and encounter with the Lord.

 

Very Rev. Fr. Paul clocks 25 in Priesthood

September 20, 2016 by Brian Bwalya

The Vicar General

Very Rev. Fr. Paul

On Saturday 17th September, 2016, Very Rev. Fr. Paul Simukanzye, the Diocesan Vicar General celebrated his silver Jubilee at St. Andrew’s Parish in the heart of Mpika. The event was graced by Bishop Emeritus of Mansa, Rt. Rev. Chisha Aaron. The celebration was attended by numerous priests, Religious men and women and the Lord’s Faithful.  (more…)