Silver Jubilee at St. Monica, Tazara

September 6, 2021 by

From left to Right: Frs Simutowe Patrick, Matthews Luchewe, Charles Mwila Mwila, Ntenga Francis and Matepa Justin( The Priestly Silver Jubileans)

Rev Fr. John ng’andu addressing the Assembly

On Saturday, 7th August, 2021, St. Monica’s Parish at Tazara hosted the Priestly Silver Jubilee of Frs. Mwila Mwila, Simutowe Patrick, Luchewe Matthews, Matepa Justin Ntenga Francis. The Celebration was graced by Rt Rev Mulandu Edwin, Bishop of Mpika Diocese.

Golden Jubilee-St. Andrews

September 6, 2021 by

Rt Rev Mulandu Edwin being officially received in the house of God- St. Andrew’s main Parish Church

On Saturday, 31st July, 2021, Mpika Parish of St. Andrew marked its Golden(50th) anniversary from its inception. The colorful Golden Jubilee was celebrated in style as the Parish organized beautiful liturgy presided over by His Lordship Mulandu Edwin. During the same occasion Priests and Religious from the Parish were honoured and celebrated. St. Andrew’s Parish was erected in 1970.

Ordination in Chinsali

September 6, 2021 by

On 24th July, 2021, at St. John the Baptist Parish in Chinsali, Rev Dc Silweya Jairos was ordained to the priesthood by Rt Rev Mulandu Edwin, the Bishop of Mpika Diocese.

Rev Fr. Silweya Jairos is the first to be ordained Priest in the Episcopate of Rt Rev Mulandu Edwin. May God inspire him in his priesthood.

First Stop after Installation; Chilonga

September 6, 2021 by

Posing with the Holy Childhood, the future priests

Bishop Mulandu celebrating Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes main Parish Church

Twelve Catechists commissioned at Mulilansolo

August 20, 2020 by

Rev Fr. Matepa Justin commissioning Catechists
Group Photo of the new Catechists with members of staff

Sunday, 9 August 2020 was a big day at St. Thomas Aquinas Catechetical Centre in Mulilansolo as the Diocesan Administrator, Very Rev Fr. MATEPA Justin commissioned 12 students who had completed a two year training as catechists. Among the graduates were 9 male and 3 female. The Administrator echoed the importance of Catechists in the diocese as they play a critical role in the Church’s evangelizing mission.

The Centre Director, Rev Fr. KASOLO Francis urged the graduates to take home the Catholic Faith and the culture of hard work as instructed during their training. (more…)


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


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.


December 13, 2019 by

Delegates of the 2019 Diocesan Pastoral Council with Bishop Justin Mulenga


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.