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Saturday, 07 January 2017 00:00

The Epiphany of The Lord

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Theme:  All nations have seen his salvation

In life never to be silent when human beings are enduring suffering and humiliation. There is so much to be done; there is so much that even one person can do. With the feast of Epiphany we are invited to be that one person who can do something, however small it may appear to dispel darkness that enshrouds others. In today’s first reading, Prophet Isaiah describes the chasing away of Israel’s night in terms of a great parade of nations coming to bask in the light of Jerusalem, made glorious and luminous by the salvific presence of God. In a similarly dramatic fashion, the Gospel of Matthew relates the story of the Magi traveling from the east, led by a star to pay homage to Jesus the light of the world. What Isaiah and Matthew envision on a grand scale, each of us is challenged to replicate on a smaller but efficient level.

Friday, 06 January 2017 00:00

Meaning of Epiphany

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The Epiphany of Our Lord is the Christian feast traditionally celebrated the 12th day after Christmas, January 6th.  The word “epiphany” comes from the Greek epiphainen, a verb that means "to shine upon," "to manifest," or “to make known.” Thus, the feast of the Epiphany celebrates the many ways that Christ has made Himself known to the world, mainly the three events that manifested the mission and divinity of Christ:  the visit of the Magi (Matthew 2:1-12), the baptism of Jesus (Mark 1:9-11), and the miracle at Cana (John 2:1-11). 

The visit of the Magi is emphasized on Epiphany Day, and Christ's baptism is celebrated the first Sunday that follows.

In the most dioceses especially in the United States this feast has been moved to the Sunday between January 2 and January 8.

In order to celebrate this feast of Manifestation more fully, we need to know more about the theology and significance of this great feast of Epiphany.

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“I thought I was happily married, until she told me she was leaving.” To where? I asked thinking that she was going for shopping at Nakumatti, where she usually goes every Saturday afternoon. I was wrong.

This time she was going for good.

“I am tired of this marriage,” she shouted out.

“All you think about is yourself. Your two children. Your car. Your phone. And when you have time to sit with me in the sitting room, it is your Arsenal or Barcelona. I am tired of being equated to Messi in terms of agility. I also want to be made to feel like a woman.”

Monday, 02 January 2017 00:00

Mbuya Parish Charity Run 2016 Summary

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On 3rd December, 2016, thousands of parishioners and well-wishers tuned up to the 6Km Charity Run to Stop HIV and Support Orphans and Vulnerable Children Affected by HIV/AIDS.

The run which was organized by Our Lady of Africa, Mbuya Parish with Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative w as aimed at raising fundswhich would go towards reintegrating 1,000 orphans and vulnerable children in school.

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Theme: non violence, a style of politics for peace

Violence and peace are at the origin of two opposite ways to building society. The proliferation of hotbeds of violence produces most serious negative social consequences. The Holy Father sums up this situation in the expression: ‘A third world war in pieces’. Peace, by contrast, promotes social positive consequences and it allows the achievement of real progress. Therefore, we should act within what is possible, and negotiate ways of peace even where they seem tortuous and impractical. Thus, nonviolence can acquire a more comprehensive and new meaning.

Friday, 23 December 2016 00:00

Christmas day 25th December 2016

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Theme: The Word become flesh and dwelt among us

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. “He came into the world that was made through him” John 1:3. The world was not a strange place for Jesus; he was not a tourist visiting a foreign country. Even before his arrival from his heavenly home, this world had been made precisely for this moment. In fact, humanity was made in his own image. Jesus did not have to squeeze himself into a world where he did not fit; he easily slid into the space reserved for him. That is why Jesus felt so comfortable in our world. Little surprised him. Of course, as a man, Jesus was experiencing everything differently than as God.

Friday, 23 December 2016 00:00

Christmas Midnight Mass 2016

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Theme: Today a Saviour has been born to you

Perhaps it is the traditional trappings of the season or the simplistic notion that Christmas is merely the birthday of Jesus; whatever the reason, many of us become preoccupied with the star, the shepherds and the stable as the representations of a long-ago birth. Retelling the story certainly has its merits provided that all the ramifications and dimensions of that event are also appreciated. Each Christmas, we celebrate the coming, not only of a baby Jesus born in Bethlehem, but of the risen and universal Christ. Each Christmas, we are plunged into his coming, past, present and future; in a wondrous intermingling of possession and expectation, we celebrate the abiding and saving presence of Jesus.

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Dear Friends, Christmas is here. In those days, a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the people should be enrolled. It is the reason why Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem and Jesus was born there as had been prophesized many centuries before. Mic 5:2

Friday, 16 December 2016 00:00

Fourth Sunday of Advent Year A

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Theme: God is one with us

The angel said to Joseph in a dream ‘do not be afraid’. This exhortation against fear, preserved in today’s Gospel, enabled Joseph to shake off what must have been frightening worries about Mary, about the coming child, about the need to do the right thing by his pregnant wife, as well as follow the law and keep the curious and the judgmental at bay.  The exhortations ‘do not be afraid’ occurs 80 times in the bible. Each time, the one who hears these words is assured that God is greater than any fear and that there is indeed a remedy to fear. God told Abraham to “fear not” Genesis 15:1 before making a covenant with him. Gabriel said the same to Daniel in the book of Daniel 10:12 when he was terrified by a vision.

Monday, 12 December 2016 00:00

Marriage Readings

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Genesis 1:26-31

Then God said, “And now we will make human beings; they will be like us and resemble us. They will have power over the fish, the birds, and all animals, domestic and wild, large and small.” So God created human beings, making them to be like himself. He created them male and female, blessed them, and said, “Have many children, so that your descendants will live all over the earth and bring it under their control. I am putting you in charge of the fish, the birds, and all the wild animals. I have provided all kinds of grain and all kinds of fruit for you to eat; but for all the wild animals and for all the birds I have provided grass and leafy plants for food”—and it was done. God looked at everything he had made, and he was very pleased. Evening passed and morning came—that was the sixth day.

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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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