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As a member of Our Lady of Africa Mbuya Church community, what comes to mind when you hear the name Reach Out Mbuya (ROM)?

That is the question we asked key stakeholders at the Reach Out strategy retreat. The answers were varied, underscoring the need for deeper engagement with all concerned on a continuous basis. As a member of the Mbuya community, you are one of our stakeholders: What comes to mind when you hear the name Reach Out? What changes would you like to see at Reach Out? What kind of support can you give to Reach Out? In the next five years, where would you like to see Reach Out in terms of brand visibility, service offering and community engagement priority areas?

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Theme: Called, consecrated and commissioned

Recently, I was invited by friends to participate in the baptism of their newborn son. As I watched and listened, the celebrant asked the traditional questions of the baptismal rite. . . Who presents this child for baptism?. .What do you ask for your child?.. What name have you chosen for your child?...Naturally, the baby, only weeks old, was unresponsive to the questions, except for a little crying and gurgling, he was a rather passive participant at his own Baptism. His parents and God-parents responded to the celebrant’s questions for him and it appeared to be obvious to all present that these loving parents would continue to be responsive and responsible for their son until such time as he was capable of doing so for himself.

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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.

Jan 6, 2017

Meaning of Epiphany

Written by Published in Faith

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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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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.

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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

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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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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.

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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.

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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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