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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.

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Email: Pmondo@ourladyofafrica.org

Theme: Where Does God Live?

In many countries, the Christmas crib is one of the most recognizable symbols of the season. The images of Mary, Joseph, shepherds, magi and farm animals cluster around a trough of hay within which an image of the baby Jesus is placed to mark yet another celebration of his birth. Children, having their first experience of the crib are apt to ask questions which cause adults to stop and think before attempting a response. One question in particular remains fresh in my memory.

Where does Jesus live for the rest of the year? Today’s readings invite us to give some consideration to the thoughts which prompted that innocent question. Where, indeed, does God live? Is there a special place where God can be found? Can any place or any thing contain God’s presence? By the time the Israelites returned from exile in Babylonia, their many experiences of God had led them to understand that there was nowhere that God was not present. The teaching which was familiar insisted; if I fly toward dawn, or settle across the sea even there you take hold of me, your right hand directs me . . . if I scale the heavens you are there! I plunge to the depths, you are there! But before they arrived at this understanding, our ancestors in the faith recognized and sought God’s presence was on mountains, in the desert cloud and pillar of fire, in the tent of meeting, the Ark of the Covenant and later in the temple. How about me and you? Do we recognize that God is infinite?

Friday, 19 December 2014 00:00

Christmas is about Jesus Christ and you

Christmas is the moment in which history is condensed in time so that human raceis made to subscribe to grace; making all creation to experience salvation from God. In situations of misery and poverty God comes to visit his people in a manner that will surely attract their curiosity and attention. For generations humanity had been resistant to embrace the experience of being comprehensively loved. The voice and presence of prophets had left an impact of deep explanations towards doing good and abandoning evil but majority of men and women chose to neglect such reminders. Christmas manifests the day when God assumes human nature and comes to dwell on earth to personally save his people.

Theme: Joy to the World!

An atmosphere of joy welcomes and surrounds us as begin this third Sunday of Advent which traditionally named Gaudete or Rejoice Sunday. Christian joy that we ought to experience is that emotion springing from our deep down confidence that God is in perfect control of everything. Christian joy is not an emotion on top of an emotion. 

It is not a feeling on top of a feeling.  It is a feeling on top of a fact.  It is an emotional response to what I know to be true about my God.  That is the substance of it.  In today’s second reading St. Paul’s serves to underscore Advent as a celebration of the already-experienced and yet-to-be experienced reality of God’s coming among humankind.

The only adequate response to this profound reality is a joy that springs from a well that is deep within and never runs dry regardless of what happens. Too often, joy is equated with being happy, but as the word indicates, happiness comes from positive happenstances or happenings which excite, delight, please and amuse. When negative or unpleasant happenings occur, happiness evaporates. Joy, however, penetrates, permeates and persists despite the circumstances.

Theme: All we need is hope

When I was growing up, there was a man who sold newspapers at the entrance of our Church. No matter what the weather, even pouring rain, the old man would be there, selling the papers. He was nicknamed ‘Ngago’ (see this) because he always called out, ‘Eehe! Eehe! Read all about it! Extra! Extra!’. And when he did, he sounded so convincing. Ngago sold monthly Catholic Church papers and almost every villager who could afford would buy their papers from him, eager to read the latest breaking news. I know people who did not usually buy the newspaper, but when they heard him they would always get a copy.

As we hear the scripture for today, the second Sunday of Advent, we can almost hear the people of the day shouting, ‘Eehe! Eehe! Read all about it!’ If there were newspapers in Jesus’ time, then surely he would have made the headline news! The event of God becoming human in Jesus Christ is not just an editorial comment but is, in fact, the headline news. The headline in the Newspaper would have read something like: ‘The Word has become flesh. He now lives among us!’ The reason so many people came to the desert to hear John the Baptist was to hear him declare the latest breaking news.

Theme: The advent experience

Every year Mother Church celebrates the Nativity of Jesus Christ on 25 December and none of us need to be reminded about that date. However, the Church also supplies a season of preparation because it realizes that good anticipation is as good as half the joy! Advent is that time, a time to prepare and anticipating the coming of Christ. It is the time when we can get excited about coming to almost a good conclusion of the calendar year. When I say prepare for and anticipate Christmas, I do not mean that we buy more gifts or go shopping. While these things have a value in themselves, we need to be alert about the consumeristic preparation for Christmas.

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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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