header

Bishop Ignatius Chama appointed Archbishop of Kasama

January 16, 2012 by p.tembo

On 12 January 2012, His Holiness Benedict XVI  appointed (more…)

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

(more…)

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

(more…)

happy 2011

January 18, 2011 by p.tembo

2010 was concluded on a very positive note withSt Joseph Cathedral (more…)

Handing-Over of Katibunga Wirtschaftshof

November 6, 2010 by t.matthaei

On Friday 5 November the project of the Katibunga farmyard (Wirtschaftshof) was handed over by the Lwanga Construction Ltd. to the brothers of Katibunga. The prior, Fr. W. Nzota expressed happiness and gratefulness that the building of the farmyard has been finalized to a very good standard.

Seen from the Road

Seen from the Road

The Inspection Team

The Inspection Team

(more…)

A Cardinal for Zambia

October 26, 2010 by t.matthaei

His Grace Archbishop emeritus of Lusaka,  Medardo J. Mazombwe appointed Cardinal:

Our first Zambian Cardinal

New Cardinals

The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI will create 24 new Cardinals on 20 November; and among them will be Most Rev. Medardo Mazombwe. This is great news for Zambia  because he will be the first native Zambian  Cardinal.

For us in Mpika Diocese, this was a double blessing as Mons. Mazombwe was appointed while in Katibunga Mission where he was directing a retreat for sisters.  It was a real blessing for us, as we had the chance to meet our first Zambian Cardinal. Your Excellency our heartfelt congratulations and be assured of our prayers as you take up this noble duty of a Defender of the Catholic Faith.