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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: A feast of presence and presents

It is well known fact that before the feast of Christmas was established around the fourth century, Christians in Egypt were celebrating the Epiphany of the Lord as a unitive festival which commemorated both the incarnation and baptism of Jesus. As early as 210 AD, Clement of Alexandria referred to Epiphany in association with Jesus’ baptism and in a sermon preached on Pentecost in 386 A.D., the golden mouthed John Chrysostom called the feast the first of the Christian festivals, celebrating the appearance of God on earth. Derived from the Greek word epiphanos/manifestation, the term was originally used to designate important events in the life of a king such as his birth, ascendancy to the throne and official visit to a city.

Adapted by Christians, epiphany was the word which initially referred to the first and final comings of Christ cf. Titus 2:11,13. Thereafter, the term also described the miracles, healings and signs of Jesus as epiphanies or manifestations of divine power. In the middle Ages, it was customary on Epiphany to bless homes with the newly blessed water and with incense. Because of its continuing association with water and light, two of the elemental symbols of our faith; and because of its celebration occurs at the beginning of a new calendar year, perhaps the feast of Epiphany can afford contemporary believers the opportunity of a teachable moment. In some countries, the feast of Epiphany is an occasion for gift-giving, following the tradition of the magi who brought gold, frankincense and myrrh to Jesus.

Theme: thank you God for giving me year 2015

Time is now, the Lord is presenting to all of us yet another precious gift called time. Do I have an agenda before hand so as to benefit from it? What history do I request God to allow me the energy and opportunity to make good use of this time here and now!

First Reading: Numbers, 6:22-27

This was a liturgical prayer done in the Temple while concluding liturgical celebration. Blessings mean to ask some one of importance to impart divine favor on the interested. People still believe that if a person of God imparts a blessing or a curse, then it will be effective. The power to bless rests with the will and power of God; the priest is primarily an instrument to pronounce the word through which blessings pass. The blessing formula here contains the word bless, keep you, shine on you, be gracious, un-cover his face, bring you peace. In a word, God’s very self is invoked.

JMJ

Theme: The gift of a holy Family

On this, the feast of the Holy Family, we are all invited to reflect beyond the holy family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph personalities who have figured so importantly in our salvation history; but also upon all the other families that comprise the one universal family of humankind. Unfortunately, due to a variety of factors; the ties that bind us one to another within our global network of families have suffered a series of assaults over the past generations. This is a fact that need not be argued; the evidence of relational weakness and even decay is obvious. This weakness affects every one of us to one degree or another.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 00:00

Homily of Christmas Day (25th December, 2014)

Stable1The theme: The Word Become Flesh and dwelt among us

My dear friends, throughout Advent there is a note of underlying joy and expectancy. It reaches its height on the 25th day of December as the feast of the birth of Christ is finally celebrated. We are exhorted: ‘to exult for joy in the Lord’ and ‘be happy at all times’ because the saviour is born. Now let us reflect together through the readings that MotherChurch provides for us today.

Monday, 22 December 2014 00:00

Christmas Midnight Mass 2014

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Theme: Today a Saviour has been born to you

Christmas is again here among us. During all the four weeks of Advent we have been waiting and praying for the coming blessings of Christmas. And now Christmas is here. Today the angels are bringing us the good news of great joy for all the people, for to us is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. This good news of great joy is for all the people of God. As people of God we have a claim to the joy and the peace that the birth of Christ brings to the world. But how do I personally enter into this ‘great joy’ of Christmas? Christmas rings out ‘joy to the world,’ yes, but how do I make this joy my own? This is an important question, for, even though God has declared joy to the whole world, there are still many among us who do not flow in this joy, many among us who do not know how to claim this joy and make it their own personally.

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Sunday Masses

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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