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Saturday, 26 November 2016 00:00

First Sunday of Advent Year A

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Noahs ark

Theme: God keeps promises

Today, wherever Christians gather for worship, they will hear Matthew’s exhortation to vigilance while Isaiah predicts the end of wars. For the most part, Isaiah’s vision has remained just a ‘dream’ that seems too idealized to be enacted yet the truth is that it is we controversial human beings who seem unwilling to bring this vision to life. So many times we listen but do not follow the demands this vision entails. Era of peace is absolutely crucial to the survival of humankind, to religious faith, to a civilized sense of the human. Isaiah, along with Paul and Matthew, has set the tone for this Advent season reminding us that waiting for Jesus’ return requires more than sentimental expectation. We cannot simply hope for justice; we are to take those actions that will establish justice.

Saturday, 26 November 2016 00:00

what is advent

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Advent

When this year began, some of us could easily share in these assumptions: The year is so long; will it soon come to completion? I have started the year with some difficult, how will its end look like?  I have some objectives to achieve, will I sure succeed? Some members of my family seem determined to be an obstacle, will all continue like this? I have started happy and I want to end the year on the same note, will I sustain this hope? All these and some other situations could be part of our luggage in your mind until now. Not withstanding this, the year is concluding and soon this year will be recorded history.

Saturday, 19 November 2016 00:00

Achieve your personal potential

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Who are you? The first step in achieving your potential is to know who you are. Where do you come from? what are your family values? Do not try to be something you are not and expect to win. Appreciate your background and first make peace with it. Acknowledge your identity.

Christking

Theme: Jesus is a king of my heart

Each year as we come to the end of our Liturgical Year, the Church invites us to celebrate this great feast of Christ the King at the end of our yearly cycle of feasts and festivals that have manifested different events in the life of Jesus, Mary, and the other Saints. We are reminded that Jesus Christ is Lord and King. This Feast was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925 to deter growing secularism and atheism of that generation. The Feast declares that Christ is king and thus sovereign over all persons, families, nations and the whole universe.

Saturday, 12 November 2016 00:00

33rd Sunday ordinary time year c

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WAR1

Theme: The future is embraced in the present

After a stint of several years in Africa, a European missionary went on home visit and returned after a few weeks with a fine set of colorful posters that he used to illustrate his sermons. As he had hoped, the pictures proved to be a great success. Each Sunday after the liturgy, many in the congregation would linger around the posters and discuss what they had learned. One day, near the end of the liturgical year, the missionary chose to preach on the end times and the consequences, both good and bad, that would coincide with Jesus’ return as judge and Savior of all. Before the celebration of word and bread, he set up the appropriate poster at the door of the Church and then went to prepare for Mass.

Wednesday, 09 November 2016 00:00

Want to succeed? Change your view!

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If you want to succeed, you need to change your view. With technology, battles don't have to be harder. And the earlier you accept that, the better for you.

That saying is attributed to Ford Motors Corporation staff in the US in the early days of manufacturing where, after spending a lot of time, carrying steel, and then assembling and painting. They all sat down, and were happy with the product they had made – a car.

Looking at what their sweat had created, they were very excited. One of them, as a way of motivating the team for the next car and preparing their mind to it said: “the harder the battle, the sweeter the victory." They all laughed, tossed up their water glasses, in celebration.

They would be ready to start the process all over... and sweet looking forward to another car, and etc

That was until Japan’s Toyota, surpassed them… thanks to technology and agile manufacturing.

They were all surprised: how come a company without big, strong and powerful men like those working at Ford would make many high quality cars that consumers adored and wanted to use all the time?

So, the "the harder the battle, the clearer lack of preparation."

If you still think that your muscles are all you need to succeed, forget it.

Remember, in today’s information led economy and growth, people who know more, are highly exposed and practice smart technologies and working methods that win. 

It is great that Ford realized quickly and updated their methodologies and production processes.

Do the same.

Copyright 2016 Mustapha B Mugisa, Your Success Partner.

Saturday, 05 November 2016 00:00

32 Sunday in ordinary time year c

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Sedducees

Theme: Our Father is God of eternal life

One of the saddest of all human experiences is the death of a child. Whether that child is four or forty years, the grief of the parent who suffers such a loss is spiritually and psychologically staggering to the extent that mourning may continue for years. As difficult as such a death is; even more unbearable is the death of a child or other loved one among family and friends who are not sustained by any belief in an afterlife. Once I was present at the funeral of such a child; a young boy in our rural area. He was an only child who was hit by the only car in the entire village. His family’s grief was too much to the point beyond consolation.

Saturday, 05 November 2016 00:00

Succeeding without formal Education

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Mechanic

Educated or not, if you can read or write, you have a minimum foundation to earn a living. You have no reason to just sit.

The starting point is being a person of high moral standing and trustable. Next is acquiring hands-on or practical skills. People are always looking for house helpers, electricians, drivers, secretaries, car cleaners, people to send for errands or to the market, gate keepers, people to wash clothes, typists (especially for very busy people), Graphic designers, Camera men, sales persons, aides, people to drop and pick kids from school, etc. As long as they know you trustable and genuine, you have high chances of getting close to the person who needs your services. If you attend church; you are step closer to great people than you think. All you need is for them to know you exist, you can be trusted, and you have hands-on skill set.

Saturday, 29 October 2016 00:00

31st Sunday in ordinary time year C

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zacchaeus1

Theme: God waits patiently for sinners to repent

Here is a story that complements that of Zacchaeus in today’s Gospel. A lawyer with a well-earned reputation for arrogance and ruthlessness was married and he had one daughter. But this lawyer’s workaholic lifestyle left little time for his family and he further jeopardized his home life by doing whatever came to his mind. One evening, this lawyer walked into a Mall where a robbery was in progress. He was shot twice and critically wounded. When he regained consciousness, he had amnesia and was paralyzed. Slowly and with great effort, the lawyer was rehabilitated, not only physically and emotionally, but spiritually. As he gained a sense of himself, he became aware of the damage he had caused to his family, his clients and himself.

Friday, 21 October 2016 00:00

30th Sunday in ordinary time year c

Written by

priestcollector

Theme: What is your perspective of life?

Christians often ask why God does not speak to them, as he is believed to have done in former days. When I hear such questions, it always makes me think of the people of the Israelites who often asked how it could be that God often showed himself to people in the olden days while nowadays nobody ever sees him. The answer is simple and here it is, ‘Nowadays there is no longer anybody who can bow low enough’. We need to keep in mind that the human psyche is by nature religious and to explore this idea in depth we have to put our finger on the prayer-pulse of human beings much in the same way that the Jesus does today in his parable of two men at prayer. One man approached God humbly. Aware of no one else except God, he prayed simply, quietly. So clear was his perception of the all-holy and wholly other God that his own sinfulness was revealed, and in the clarity of that moment he prayed for mercy. As always, when the sacred texts are read, we have to make choices. Will I pray in truth before God like the tax collector or will I preen before God and others and come away empty from the encounter?

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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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