Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Lavigerie Drum 2014-2015

The Christian faith was planted in our lands many years ago; "mustard seed" has become a tree with multitude of branches and leaves. It is a great thrill to see that many have heeded the plea to pool their wisdom of God by serving one another. We must constantly bear in mind that our faith started in storytelling. "In the past God spoke in partial and various ways to our ancestors through the prophets, but in these last days, he spoke to us through his son (Heb 1:1-2). Beloved writers and readers, the big question that we ought to ask ourselves is that, how are we ourselves empowering our own lives and the lives of others? Solomon in the old testament asked for wisdom from the Lord, what are you as an individual asking of Him today? We are the branches that should bear fruits, what type of fruit are you?. In this regard, all who have contributed an article to the Lavigerie Drum are the visible fruits that we are going to enjoy. Dear readers, feel empowered as you enjoy the fruits that we are invited to share with one another. Many gratitude to all those who in one way or another have contributed to the publication of Lavigerie Drum. Brethren, feel delighted as you peruse through the pages and be inspired.

Editorial Board: Ochieng' Austine Owala, John Paul Ngabirano, Simplicious Wesonga Mugeni, Nicholas Iwuala, and Collines Kananura 

Saturday, 9 May 2015

The PCJ Closing Day

We, the PCJ community, were delighted upon completing the Academic year 2014/2015. Simply, it was a successful learning period and a remarkable scholarly achievement for the 3rd year students. It’s on the closing day, the 8th of June 2015 that we summed up all this joy of successful conclusion of the academic year with prayer, social interaction and sharing a meal.  

Bichop Charles Wamika during the offertory
Charles Wamika, the Bishop of Jinja Diocese, celebrated the Eucharist in his inspirational sharing he remarked that completing this academic struggle is a step to be of support to the entire community so let us find ways on how we are to be of value to the people beyond our demarcated boundaries with the aid of the knowledge acquired in the 3 years of study and formation. He also mentioned that wisdom is beyond philosophy and all the academic study we acquire in lectures but reach to practical works such as cooking (words not direct quotes). 

After the mass, the new dazzling PCJ chapel was blessed and commissioned for the spiritual nourishment of the students and the PCJ staff. This day as well pointed out the support we offer and should always offer to one another so as to share our heartfelt joy. The aspect of support was depicted by the PCJ staff both the teaching and support, for their tireless contribution to our human and spiritual formation. The 1st year students marvelously animated the liturgy and the 2nd years bid their jovial farewell to the 3rd students. 

Teddy (second from right) with his relatives. Behind the PCJ new chapel.

Sincere acknowledgment and gratitude also to the relatives and friends of the PCJ community who embraced the day’s invitation with a spirit of sacrifice and love. Thanks to all for the support granted in all capacities. “May the Lord bless you from Zion; may you see Jerusalem’s prosperity all the days of your life and live to see your children’s children. Peace upon Israel (You)…..Psalms 128: 5-6.

Walimbwa Teddy Richard

Monday, 4 May 2015

Welcoming our Mothers

During the last month we were blessed by the family visitation of four of our candidates. 

From left: Gabriel, Simplicius, Ian, Joseph, Electine (Peter's mother), Peter, Teddy and Brian

From left (standing): Sr. Jemima, Eunice, Fred, Catherine, Eric, Magret, Emmanuel, Nicholas and Sarah.
From left (seated): Kenneth and Cecilia

From left (standing): Fred, Sr. Jemima, Gabriel, Sr. Catherine, Margaret, Catherine, Eric (behind), Emmanuel (front),
 Ian and Peter. Squoting: Kenneth and Simplicious.

From Left: Catherine (Ian's mother) and Margaret (Simplicious''s mother)

From left: Sr. Helen, Nicholas, Maria (Nicholas's mother), and Michael