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 t.matthaei

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 many 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


Mpika Diocesan Priests retreat in Mbeya

October 14, 2016 by Brian Bwalya


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…)

Blessing of new Classrooms at Mulanga

April 13, 2016 by t.matthaei

On Thursday the 7th of April Bishop Justin Mulenga blessed the new classrooms at Mulanga Basic School. The project of building a new 1 x 3 classroom block at Mulanga has thus come to a successful conclusion. It was funded by DESWOS, Germany and Bridge of Friendship (BOF), Germany.



Consecration of Bishop Justin Mulenga

March 16, 2016 by t.matthaei

Coat of Arms of Bishop Mulenga

Coat of Arms of Bishop Mulenga

On Saturday 12 March 2016, Fr. Justin Mulenga was consecrated Bishop and enthroned as Bishop of Mpika. For the impressive ceremony it seemed as if the whole of Zambia had come to celebrate the event, from the Republican President himself, members of the the PF government, traditional rulers, local government officials, members of the armed forces, the bishops from Zambia and Tanzania, priests, religious and hundreds of the laity. The liturgy was solemn and very colorful, with the Stella Girls and the Buomba dancing.

The highlight of the ceremony was the ordination and enthronement of the Right Rev. Justin Mulenga, as Bishop of Mpika and a great shout of joy went up as he was enthroned. His consecrators were Archbishop Chama, chief consecrator, assisted by Bishop Lungu from Chipata and Bishop Chisenga from Mansa.

Holy Mass endet at 13 hrs. followed by the presentation of gifts and after the ceremony over 300 invited guests were entertained to a sumptuous lunch in the grounds of the diocese (canteen and new parish hall).

The Podium of Bishops

The Podium of Bishops

Pope Francis appoints Fr. Justin Mulenga Bishop of Mpika Diocese

December 30, 2015 by t.matthaei

Fr. Justin Mulenga

On 23 December 2015, His Holiness, Pope Francis  appointed, Rev. Fr. Justin Mulenga (60)  of  Kasama Archdiocese as Bishop of Mpika. Fr. Mulenga was ordained (more…)

Mpika Diocese Launches the Year of Mercy

December 29, 2015 by John Sinkala

Mercy 10

On the third Sunday of Advent, 13th December 2015, Mpika diocese launches the year of Mercy. The holy mass was presided over by the Apostolic Administrator, his Grace the Most Rev. Ignatius Chama, (more…)

The Women of Mpika Diocese Present Mother Theresa Fund to the Apostolic Administrator

December 28, 2015 by John Sinkala

Women 8

On the Saturday, 28th November 2015, the women from different parishes gathered at St. Monica Parish for thanksgiving mass marking the closure of the liturgical year. The theme for their gathering was “What returns can I give to the Lord for (more…)