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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: Work and prayer must be our choice

What do you do for a living? What are you going to do when you grow up? Questions like these have launched many a conversation. But, far from simply being ‘ice-breakers’ or ‘small-talk’, questions like these probe an elemental aspect of the human experience. Why? Because these are not fundamentally questions about jobs and pay but questions about life. . . my life, your life. Work is whatever we put ourselves into, whatever we expend energy on for the sake of accomplishing or achieving something. Ideally, work is not what we do for a living but what we do with our living.

Fortunate are those whose work is a fulfilling and worthwhile expression of their talents and character. Personally, I have always felt most privileged in that, for all of my adult life, I have been either teaching Catholic faith or writing about it. For me, this has been a labor that I thoroughly enjoy and in which I find ever-growing fulfillment. I have often compared myself to a tennis player who spends their day at a game they love and makes a living at it! However, I am well aware that mine is not a universal experience.

For many people, work is a burdensome task which is unhappily carried out because life’s necessities demand that it be so. There are many who must spend hours each day, year in and year out, at a job which is unfulfilling in order to put food on the table, pay for life demands and put fuel in the car. How can such work bring meaning or joy to life? How can it be an adequate expression of a person’s unique gifts and personality? Obviously it cannot, but there is a remedy to this seemingly irreparable situation. While one may not be able to leave the job or the work is required to do, it is possible to change the attitude with which work is approached and accomplished.

Thursday, 05 February 2015 00:00

4th Sunday in ordinary time Year B (2015)

Theme: A Prophet Like Moses

In every age there has always been urgent need for men, women and children of courage willing to raise their voices in the service of the truth and to confront injustice wherever and whenever it existed. Such work however requires a thick skin; a heart warm enough to forgive and big enough to forget the offenses of others; a willingness to begin anew each day, enough strength of spirit to be lonely and unpopular, a faith that believes that the impossible can be realized and that the seemingly insurmountable is only a stepping stone to further challenges. Those who attempt this often difficult and unpleasant task should expect no gratitude or praise for their efforts; rather, they must accept to bear the brunt of criticism and at times hostility. Those seeking stability, security and personal satisfaction should channel their efforts elsewhere.

As unappealing as it seems, these courageous, willing and capable are those few people who through the centuries have had the generosity of heart and the clarity of spirit to respond to this world’s challenge. We call these courageous souls witness, martyrs and prophets. As regards the history of our salvation, these were the people who were sensitive enough to hear the call of God and strong enough to respond to it. These were the people who so understood and accepted their solidarity with the worldwide human family that they were ready to suffer its rejection rather than shun their responsibility to bring the light and truth of God’s Word to bear on every aspect of the human experience. Depending on what the situation or particular circumstance may warrant, the Word of God, as mediated by the prophets can either “root up and tear down, destroy and demolish or build and plant” Jeremiah 1:10.

Thursday, 05 February 2015 00:00

Third Sunday of ordinary time Year B (2015)

Theme: Dealing With Discrepancies

Only some will argue about the fact that God’s concerns are universal and that the call to discipleship has been graciously and indiscriminately extended to all people of every race, nationality, gender, creed and background. It is only when we come to put facts into practice that a gaping rift between the ideal and the reality we too easily accept. What accounts for this discrepancy? All such discrepancies can be answered in one word: PREJUDICE. Prejudice creates the gaping rift between God’s universal vision and our often myopic and selective insight. Prejudice decides that certain people are better than others and more worthy of attention, while it writes off others as valueless and not worth the effort.

Prejudice has gone to the voting polls and presidential palaces worldwide leaving thousands refuges, dead and displaced. Prejudice organized and executed the systematic annihilation of six million Jews whose beliefs and traditions were considered a threat to racial purity. Prejudice rounded up and forcibly detained and executed European citizens in Nazi camps during World War II. Prejudice denied women in the U.S. the right to vote until 1921. Prejudice kept Citizens of South Africa divided for decades until some had to go to war. Prejudice Kept North and South Sudan at war against one another for 50 years and thereafter a useless civil war that is leaving millions dead or in exile.

 Theme: Here I am

A simple glance at the readings of today will enable you to easily identify their unifying theme, which is ‘vocation’. Samuel was called by God for service and was aided to discern the authenticity of his vocation by his mentor, Eli. In the second reading, Paul’s exhorts Corinthians to keep focused on their vocation to follow Christ. This demands a new way of life which reflects the presence of the Spirit. St John describes Christian vocation as a personal invitation to come to Christ, see the truth and to stay faithful with him throughout life. All these combined remind us of our vocation as the baptized; we need to respect our vocations.

Theme: Salvation is here

The annual commemoration of the baptism of Jesus allows each one of us to pause and consider not only that inaugural event of Jesus’ public ministry but also our own baptism. Those who were baptized as adults and shared in the experience of the catechumenate can readily appreciate the process of Christian initiation; those who were baptized in infancy can appropriate the catechumenate experience later in life while learning from those who have handed on to them the rich heritage of the faith. Each year, both the original Christians and adult converts to Christ have the opportunity to become renewed in their baptismal commitment by sharing in the preparation of the catechumens who are baptized at the Easter vigil.

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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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