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Theme: Expectation

Another liturgical year is fading away, leaving behind the ever-shifting sands of our daily lives thoughts about the end. The Word of God today reminds us that worry and anxiety are exercises in futility since no one knows the specific time or moment when this world will be utterly transformed by Jesus’ second coming. As believers we are of course, aware that the end time will indeed come, but the fact that the eschatological climax has been so long delayed may cause an attitude of passivity. Aware of these pitfalls which plague the human psyche; the Church invites us to reflect on the last things when we are still alive.

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Theme: Waiting in hope

What is wisdom? What does it mean to be wise? These are the questions put before us today. In an attempt to find a fresh approach on this timeless topic, I decided to consult the mouths of babes where an eleven-year-old orphan replied: ‘Wisdom means ‘knowing a lot of something’. Then, I asked if there were a difference between being smart and being wise. After a few moments, the response was, ‘A smart person knows a lot of facts but a wise person has knowledge that comes from experience’. Then I put the same question to a catechumen who responded: ‘Wisdom means knowing right from wrong and making right choices’. When I asked again how a person gets wisdom, the reply was, ‘I guess you have to ask God’.

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Reach Out Mbuya (ROM) in collaboration with Our Lady of Africa Mbuya Church and other partners are organising the 2017 ROM AIDS Charity Run which is scheduled to take place on December 02, 2017 in Kampala district. The charity run will target 2,000 participants and reach out to more than 3,000 people with HIV prevention messaging through various strategies including new media campaigns and a medical camp.

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Theme:  Leaders or bosses?

Today’s liturgy puts before us the theme of leadership and point out that humanity is most times poorly served by insincere leaders. It goes ahead to describe qualities a leader should foster for the well-being of the community. True leaders are a medium through which others can come to know and accept or reject their ideas and authority.

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Theme: Make your life meaningful

God’s love for us is a mandate and a command. We need to respond not by mere feelings but with decisive conviction. Feelings come and go as they wish; instead love is a mandate, a choice, a decision, and a commitment to do things the best way possible. That is why Jesus is commanding us to love others. It’s what we do to others, not how we feel toward them that matters.

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Theme: Not mere words but action

World Mission Sunday

Today’s readings invite us to recognize the hand of God at work in human history while revealing a sense of the sacred within the most secular circumstance. Isaiah tells his contemporaries that their political fortunes are changing for the better, not simply because one earthly power is prevailing over another but because God has willed it to happen. When Jesus is confronted by adversaries about their legality to paying taxes, he tells them to respect and obey civil authorities without forgetting their obligations to God since all authority comes from God. The Gospel transforms all of us and asks us to collaborate with God.

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Theme: Food and eternity

After toiling long hours, in a brutal climate, on rough terrain, with only the simplest implements, Israelites considered themselves fortunate to be able to provide a simple meal for their families; only to begin the whole laborious process all over again the next day. Thus the idea of a lavish free banquet at which every hunger could be treated was equivalent to paradise. These readings therefore warrant a degree of serious reflection on our eating habits and life-styles. Unlike our spiritual forebears, food in its extravagance is generally readily available at the nearest take away. These meals in a carton box and polystyrene paper are eaten en route or alone and without benefit of the table-talk and companionship. To our surprise; the advent of television and whatsup are doing much to change our eating habits. We are getting used to eating from shaky trays in front of the Television. Yet, however much we eat we remain hungry for that human exchange that occurs naturally within the context of a common meal. Today this is what we are invited to revisit.

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Theme: Believe and be responsible

The ability to change one’s mind is a necessary aspect of Christian living. It is my responsibility as a believer to have my attitude aligned to the mind of God. This attitude is revealed throughout the Bible. The process of changing one’s mind results in a life-changing experience called conversion that is so deep to be termed a metanoia in Greek and shubh in Hebrew which means an about turn, seemlier to change of direction.

Dear Parishioners, with love and gratitude to God our Father I congratulate you upon this year’s Parish day and I thank you for your generosity and support to this parish. Indeed God has been good in all ways. Our Parish has continued to be a source of life and energy for thousands of pilgrims who come to Mbuya Parish. May all glory be to God our loving and caring Father.

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Theme: Mary is our Mother Mentor and admirable

Assumption helps us to celebrate a woman who stands out as a model of discipleship for believers. To appreciate the role and the person of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Bible is sufficient. Luke and Acts in particular present us a woman who is a mother and mentor. Mary is mother not only in the sense that she agreed to give birth to Jesus through the Immaculate Conception; she is also a mother in that she welcomed the living Word of God into her life. Assumption is a nucleus of our faith because it demonstrates that Mary, like Christ her Son, overcame death and is already triumphant in heavenly glory in body and soul. She was so close to Jesus on earth to the extent that she had to be with him in heaven.

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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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