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Saturday, 04 March 2017 00:00

First Sunday of Lent year A

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Theme: Be aware of evil

Few among us will dispute the fact that the world in which we live is fraught with evil. Any newspaper, periodical, radio or television broadcast will offer adequate proof of its presence. War, victims of ethnic violence, the millions of refugee camps and all those whose lives are scarred by the abuse or indifference of others demonstrates pervasive evil in human society. But while its existence goes unquestioned, the origin of evil and the tragedies it produces has been the subject of debate for centuries. Contemporary analysts of society attribute the ills which plague it to conflicting ideologies and economic imbalances. At the beginning of this Lenten season, the Church affirms the fact that human beings continue to struggle with the reality of evil, in society at large, as well as in their individual lives.

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 00:00

Homily for Ash Wednesday

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Theme: Be Purified And Be Reconciled To God

My brothers and sisters in Christ, today we are entering a new season, one of penance and mortification. Together, we have gathered here to celebrate “Ash Wednesday,” the first of forty days of the Lenten Season that precedes Easter. On this special occasion, we are called to be reconciled to God. Through the sacramental of ashes that is symbolic of penance, we are reminded that we as sinners are but dust and ashes cf. Genesis 18:27

Today, in preparation for the joy of Easter that approaches, we need to call upon the mercy of the Lord Jesus, asking Him for His blessings and forgiveness for the Heavenly Father does not want us to die but to live with the risen Christ who reigns forever and ever. As such, through the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit, we ought to prepare ourselves to celebrate the death and glorious Resurrection of Christ our Saviour by being cleansed from our sins through a renewal of spirit.


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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God “with all their hearts” (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the Lord. Jesus is the faithful friend who never abandons us. Even when we sin, he patiently awaits our return; by that patient expectation, he shows us his readiness to forgive (cf. Homily, 8 January 2016).


The penitential season of Lent is the period of forty days beginning on Ash Wednesday.  It is a season of the Church year which commemorates the forty days Jesus fasted and prayed in the wilderness before he began his public ministry of preaching for repentance.  Six Sundays are within the season, the last, Passion Sunday, marks the beginning of Holy Week. Holy Thursday begins the Triduum “three days” before Easter day, which includes Good Friday and Holy Saturday.

Friday, 24 February 2017 00:00

8th Sunday ordinary time year A 2017

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Theme: Trusting in providence

In order to develop a sincere relationship with our creator, we need to be convinced that we have a parental God, who loves, creates, redeems, forgives and renews all peoples. It is common knowledge that God is abundant in his providence and caring and is concerned with and for all our needs. When we are made confident by God’s love and freed by his attentiveness, we can serve wholeheartedly in a manner worthy of the blessings we have received. This must be our aim and goal in today’s liturgy.

Saturday, 18 February 2017 00:00

7th Sunday in ordinary time Year A

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Theme: Be perfect

Daring to achieve the best is an instinct compatible to a human person. In line with normal inclinations, a request is being put before us today that we are invited to be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect. This exhortation forms an inclusion around our liturgy today. Within this set standard we can trace the development of Judaism’s ethical vision and its subsequent reinforcement by Jesus upon his disciples and also its implications for any Christian community. To follow Jesus is not a mini plan action. One needs to be fully set and determined.

Saturday, 18 February 2017 00:00

Thinking proactively

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Success through employment is one of the options you have. I recommend that your objective is to have clear career focus of the corporate/ organization level you eventually plan to reach.

As a government employee or civil servant, however brilliant you may be, being well networked with political leaders and other high-level civil servants is critical for your fast career progression.

Saturday, 11 February 2017 00:00

6th Sunday in ordinary time year A

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Theme: The significance of Law

Since time in memorial, the law and its practice has been variously assessed and appreciated throughout the course of human history. It is clear knowledge that the net of the law is spread so wide; to the extent that no one can hide from it. Its meshes are so fine and thin, yet they take in every one’s of wrong. The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep where they are not authorized, to hurt another person and to steal as common necessities as bread. It is mere common sense that the law, once promulgated, it has to be respected. But what is Law? Law is a discipline and a profession concerned with the customs, practices and rules of a community that are recognized as binding by that community.

Saturday, 04 February 2017 00:00

Fifth Sunday in ordinary time Year A

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Theme: Taste and See!

Centuries before Jesus, an unnamed psalmist invited his community to “taste and see the goodness of the Lord” Psalm 34:9. Since its composition, Psalm 34 has been classified as a thanksgiving prayer by which any one with an intention to praise God found fitting expressions. Tasting and seeing refers to that knowledge which has been gained, not through any informative process, instead it is existential and experiential in nature and manner. Tasting and seeing comes from being the kind of person we are. When Jesus addressed his disciples as the salt of the earth and the light of the world, he thereby charged each of his followers to be the kind of person in whom others could taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

Saturday, 28 January 2017 00:00

4th Sunday ordinary time year A

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Theme: Trusting in the Lord is our success

What memories do we have when we celebrate our Independence Day? History tells us that on 9th October 1962, Uganda declare her independence from the British rule. Independence means self-rule which determines a nation’s direction, goals and priorities. With the same mindset, the reading we have today invites us to consider a similar perspective whereby we acknowledge being free citizens of a new world depending solely on God.

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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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