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Fr. Paulino Twesigye Mondo

Fr. Paulino Twesigye Mondo is a Comboni Missionary Priest. He holds a PhD in Moral Theology from Academia Alphonsiana Lateran University Rome. Currently he is the Assistant Parish Priest Our Lady of Africa Mbuya- Kampala and Secretary Missionary Animation Comboni Missionaries Uganda. For the last twenty years he has worked as missionary in Kenya where he served in various capacities as National Youth Chaplain, Secretary of National Lay Apostolate, Secretary and Director Missionary Animation, Parish Priest Holy Trinity Kariobangi, Director of Radio Waumini Kenya, Program presenter of Know Your Faith Vatican Radio, Staff writer with National Mirror and New People Magazine, Theologian of Kenya Episcopal Conference, Dean of Eastland’s, Visiting Lecturer on Ethics, Social Doctrine to various Universities, Board Member various Colleges and Secondary Schools, member of College of Consultors Archdiocese of Nairobi, Theologian Delegate to the Second Africa Synod on Reconciliation, Justice and Peace and Synod on New Evangelization for transmission of Christian faith.

Tel 0787058387

Email: Pmondo@ourladyofafrica.org

Theme: Enabling the disabled

Society’s attitudes regarding its physically or mentally challenged members have evolved considerably through the centuries. Each generation, motivated by an ever-growing sensitivity and respect for another’s differences, has coined new words for referencing these special people among us. Mental retardation, for example, has been replaced by the term, mentally-challenged. Those with physical limitations, such as deafness or blindness are now described as hearing or visually challenged. Children with learning disabilities are no longer called dumb, slow or stupid; they are appreciated as having special needs. At times and in the interest of what has come to be known as political correctness, some of this newly devised vocabulary appears to be extreme, as for instance, when diminutive people are referred to as vertically challenged and those with receding hairlines are described as follicly challenged!

Monday, 31 August 2015 00:00

Making responsible decisions

What is Decision Making? : In its simplest sense, decision-making is the act of choosing between two or more courses of action. In the wider process of problem-solving, decision-making involves choosing between possible solutions to a problem. Decisions can be made through either an intuitive or reasoned process, or a combination of the two.

Intuition: Intuition is using your ‘gut feeling’ about possible courses of action. Although people talk about it as if it was a ‘magical sense’, intuition is actually a combination of past experience and your personal values. It is worth taking your intuition into account, because it reflects your learning about life. It is, however, not always based on reality, only your perceptions, many of which may have started in childhood and may not be very mature as a result. It is therefore worth examining your gut feeling closely, especially if you have a very strong feeling against a particular course of action, to see if you can work out why, and whether the feeling is justified.

Theme: The Law of life

Law is essentially a good to be valued. Laws, honestly established, properly understood, carefully observed and equitably upheld function as a safeguard which protect each member of the human community. Laws provide that necessary structure which fosters the growth and development of individuals within their respective societies. Our Hebrew brothers and sisters in the faith refer to the law which gives guidance and direction to their lives as Torah. A more comprehensive term than law, Torah means instruction/teaching and is regarded as revelation from God. Torah prescribes a way of life lived in accord with the daily call of God.

To study Torah is to know God; to know God is to have life. Among the many parables and homilies of the rabbis, there is one prayer which expresses these beliefs most beautifully: ‘Blessed is God who has created us for glory and has given us Torah and thus has planted everlasting life in our midst.’ The faith which so valued the Torah and gave voice to this prayer is also expressed in today’s first reading from Deuteronomy. Faithfulness to Torah was understood as the pathway to life and a means of closeness to God. We need to return to this truth and live.

Theme: Turning point

In the course of a given lifetime, individuals are confronted by a variety of crises. When serious illness strikes, the crisis is a medical one. Political crises accompany the wresting of power from one group or party by another. An economic crisis is occasioned by the collapse of a stock market, the devaluation of a major currency or the bankruptcy of some important financial organization. An international crisis occurs when one nation suddenly invades or encroaches upon another. Lesser crises are also frequently encountered. . . the car won’t start and you have to give a presentation to your boss in twenty minutes. . . unexpected guests have arrived and you haven’t anything to offer them. . . all the some, I can say that the word crisis is frequently misused. For many, the term has a consistently negative ring as in the above examples. Crises are thought of as bleak and foreboding events which are a threat to comfort, convenience and in some cases, to survival.

Theme: To be on the safe side choose wisdom

Readings like these offer us an opportunity for evaluating the quality of its liturgy, particularly its Eucharistic worship. For example, when Jesus fed the crowd with five loaves and two fish, the disciples served as ministers of his gift; it was their privilege and responsibility to distribute the bread to all, to be sure that all were satisfied, to collect the fragments left over and only then to share in the food Jesus provided. In our liturgies, we often confuse the symbols of the scriptures as they are revealed with the gestures that we liturgically act out, without thinking that we are contradicting the gospel. Eucharistic ministers, today, are those who, like the first disciples, serve the community, feed the faithful and wait on those in the crowd. But if we followed the text of the story and its symbolism, the priest and the Eucharistic ministers -the public disciples- would give out the Eucharist first and then eat what is left over, if there is anything left over. Perhaps this simple reversal of procedures would drive home an important point regarding our ministry to one another. To be a disciple is to be a servant like Jesus, who put the needs of others ahead of his own. Discipleship means to offer one’s time, talent and treasure as food for the many hungers of God’s people. Like Jesus, the disciple must have a capacity for compassion that overcomes conceit and self-centeredness with concern for the other.

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

Crowd possible, please don't be late! May God bless you!

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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