Confirmation in Nabwalya

November 15, 2013 by t.matthaei

On 26th of October 2013 Archbishop Chama confirmed 14 Youth and 2 adults in Nabwalya at Our Lady of the Rosary Church. It was searing hot but very solemn when the faithful came forth to receive the sacrament of confirmation after a long preparation. The people of the Rift Valley received the bishop joyfully and thankfully enjoyed this great occasion.

Line-up in Church

Line-up in Church


The Mission seen from Church

The Mission seen from Church


Macadamia Nut Tree Project

November 8, 2013 by t.matthaei


Nuts are forming after the flowering

Part of the Field

Part of the Field


New flowers in 2013

New flowers in 2013

Our project of Macadamia Nuts growing at the Bakhita Farm of the diocese is going well. The trees are growing fine and we have the first nuts coming up, see pictures above! there are also many flowers on the trees of the first batch, planted in 2009. We hope that in 2014 we will have a significant harvest.

Thanks to our donors and supporters of this self-reliance project. We were sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cologne, the dioceses of Mainz, Rottenburg-Stuttgart and Augsburg, Missio-Aachen and the Fürstenberg Trust. Your help is appreciated. Thank you.

New Theater and Laboratory at OLH

October 19, 2013 by t.matthaei

Friday 18 October 2013 saw the official opening and handing over of the new Theater and the new Laboratory for Chilonga Mission Hospital (Our Lady’s Hospital). The Minister of Health, Hon. Joseph Kasonde cut the ribbons after the opening ceremony.  Government has spent 850 thousand Kwacha for the construction. Dr. Claude Nsumpi, the Medical

OLH Cultural Dancing Group


The new Lab


Operating table in new Theater


Fr. Ngosa unveiling the plaque

Superintendant of Chilonga Mission Hospital thanked the government and all involved parties and promised that the buildings will go a long way in delivering better health services for Chilonga.

Fr. Chimpali, who represented Archbishop I. Chama, thanked also Lwanga Construction Ltd. for its good workmanship and commended the firm to all present.

After the official ceremony the guests went over to the school of midwifery for this year’s graduation.

Visiting the Bridge of Friendship in Ebringen

October 3, 2013 by t.matthaei

On September 6-8, we visited our long standing friends and trusted partners from the “Bruecke der Freundschaft” in Ebringen. The picture shows us together with Klaus Brachat and Fr. Erwin Rosner, near the grave of Cardinal Bea in Riedboehringen in the Bahr (Black-Forest area in Southern Germany).

We had a very nice time together and spoke about new and exciting projects for our diocese of Mpika. Thanks for the hospitality and continuous support.GermanyVisit13

Fr. Paul Makasa died

October 15, 2011 by t.matthaei

Fr. Paul Makasa in 1965 as a student in Kachebere

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Fr. Paul Nkula Makasa. He died on Thursday 13 October, in his room in Lwitikila, aged 75 years. (more…)

Our Lady of the Rosary, a new Parish is born

October 11, 2011 by t.matthaei

Bishop Chama establishes the new Parish

The former Chilonga Sub-Parishes of Kalimba and Nabwalya, in the Rift-Valley, were made into a new parish Nabwalya, Our Lady of the Rosary. The event started on Friday 7 October, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. On that day, all the new buildings were blessed by our Bishop Ignatius Chama. (more…)

Borehole at Chalabesa

October 11, 2011 by t.matthaei

Chalabesa Rural Health Center (RHC) had experienced water shortages for already quite some time. The hospital was suffering from it. Water had to be carried from the Lubaleshi River in drums and containers, to be able to look after the patients. They have a windmill alright, but what to do, if there is no wind, not even a breeze?  (more…)

Yusufu Scouts walk to Nabwalya

October 11, 2011 by t.matthaei

On 4 October sixteen Yusufu Scouts started their hike to Nabwalya in the Rift-Valley. It is a hard walk of three days under the hot sun of the valley, always on guard because of the wild animals, such as elephants and buffaloes.

Dead Buffaloe in their path


Ordination to the Priesthood

June 27, 2011 by t.matthaei

Led to the Altar by his Parents

On 4 June 2011 Deacon Alick G. Ngosa was ordained priest in Mulanga Parish by our Bishop I. Chama. Mass was celebrated outside, because there were too many people, who could not fit in the church. Many priests from all parts of the country were present as well. At the beginning of the Mass, the ordinandus was let to the altar by his parents. Fr. Ngosa is originally from Serenje. The Bishop posted the newly ordained father to Ilondola Parish. The lively Mass was followed by a reception in the garden of the presbytery. Food and drinks for the invited guests were served. The occasion was nicely prepared by Mulanga parish through the ordination committee.

The Laying-on of Hands

The Kiss of Peace

Golden Jubilee at Kopa

June 14, 2011 by t.matthaei

On Pentecost Sunday on 12 June 2011, Charles Lwanga Parish at Kopa celebrated its Golden Jubilee.  It was big feast, well prepared by Kopa parish.  Bishop Ignatius Chama presided over the Holy Eucharist. It is a double Pentecost he said. 50 days after Easter the Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles and 50 years ago the first Missionaries established Kopa Mission. The four priests coming from the parish were all present:  Fr. Justin Choma, ordained in 1968;  Fr. Daniel Kashimoto ordained in 1990;  Fr. Kingsley Ndawa ordained in 2002 and Fr. Sefelino Chibesa ordained in 2005. Together with a good number of priests and sisters and of course all the faithfull from many centres of St. Charles Lwanga parish Holy Mass was celebrated.

The Stella Girls are dancing