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Theme: Not mere words but action

World Mission Sunday

Today’s readings invite us to recognize the hand of God at work in human history while revealing a sense of the sacred within the most secular circumstance. Isaiah tells his contemporaries that their political fortunes are changing for the better, not simply because one earthly power is prevailing over another but because God has willed it to happen. When Jesus is confronted by adversaries about their legality to paying taxes, he tells them to respect and obey civil authorities without forgetting their obligations to God since all authority comes from God. The Gospel transforms all of us and asks us to collaborate with God.

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Missionary Church, Witness of Mercy

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, which the Church is celebrating, casts a distinct light on World Mission Sunday 2016: it invites us to consider the missio ad gentes as a great, immense work of mercy, both spiritual and material. On this World Mission Sunday, all of us are invited to "go out" as missionary disciples, each generously offering their talents, creativity, wisdom and experience in order to bring the message of God’s tenderness and compassion to the entire human family. By virtue of the missionary mandate, the Church cares for those who do not know the Gospel, because she wants everyone to be saved and to experience the Lord’s love. She “is commissioned to announce the mercy of God, the beating heart of the Gospel” (Misericordiae Vultus, 12) and to proclaim mercy in every corner of the world, reaching every person, young or old.

Mission Sunday - 19th October 2014.

Readings: 1st Is.45:1.4-6; Ps.62; 2nd 1Thess.1:1-5; Gospel: Mt.22:15-21.

Theme of the readings

"Pay Caesar what belongs to Caesar and God what belongs to God." This theme of today helps us to recognise God as above every other thing or person however powerful and great they may appear to be. For that matter Mission Sunday that we celebrate today invites us to spread the Good News of Christ to all corners of the earth. God is the Lord of the empires and of history and this should be made known to all. King Cyrus reigned over the immense Persian Empire (First Reading) but God reigned over Cyrus and providentially made him his mediator in his plans regarding history. Give to God what belongs to God, the Gospel teaches us, and to the earthly kings and emperors what belongs to them. God is the plan and purpose of history; to him is the action and onward evolution of history. There is no doubt about the fact that it is the power of God and of his Spirit that is mysteriously present in the vicissitudes that make up the fabric of history (Second Reading).

Theme: Stand in prayer and the Lord will bless you

We are what we think. A glance at today’s scripture, both Moses and the widow provide us with vivid illustrations of the quality of prayer which believers are to cultivate. From Second Timothy, there is another theme at work: “all Scripture is inspired of God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, correction and training in holiness”. In the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, Dei Verbum, Vatican II agreed that the books of Scripture are inspired and normative in that they teach firmly, faithfully and without error that truth which God communicated through the Sacred Word for the sake of our salvation.

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Luganda: 7:30 am.  English: 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 5;00 pm.

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About Our Church

Welcome to Our Lady of Africa Parish Mbuya. We are located near Bugolobi Township in Nakawa Division. It is about 5 kms from the City Centre of Kampala. Mbuya Catholic Parish is a vibrant and diverse community made up of people from different parts of Uganda. We welcome you warmly and joyfully.

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