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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


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.


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.


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.

Dec 12, 2016

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.


Theme: Getting beyond our illusions

What is heaven like? At one time or another, most of us have given that question some consideration. Our hopes about heaven vary depending upon our age, circumstances and life experiences. For some, heaven promises an end to pain, struggle and every human limitation. For others, heaven holds out the hope of reuniting with loved ones lost for a time but now forever near. If we were to reword this question in a manner more in keeping with the Advent season, we might ask, ‘what will it be like to meet the returning Christ?’ or ‘how will I experience the salvation he brings?’ For the contemporaries of Isaiah and James and Matthew, the question was similar but distinctly messianic in character. Most had formed an opinion about how that question should be answered. For a people whose history had been shaped by foreign oppression from Assyria, Babylonia, Persia and then Rome, messianic hopes were markedly political and the salvation to be wrought by the coming of God’s Anointed was more often than not characterized by a battle for freedom, for rights, for land, for renewed political power and economic stability.


Theme: The one we expect determines our waiting

During Advent, we are to cultivate a spirituality of watchfulness. Waiting is an inevitable part of the human experience. We wait in line at the bank, at the petrol station, at the shop and in the doctor’s office. At times, such waiting tests our patience. Waiting can bring out the best or the worst in a person, depending on the object of one’s waiting. People have submitted willingly to extended periods of waiting for a football match to start between their favourite teams. At other times, waiting can be an experience fraught with anxiety. If one is expecting the results of a test, waiting can be burdensome and each moment seems longer than the last. Waiting to entertain a difficult boss or an unreasonable client for a ‘duty dinner’ can be tinged with dread.

Nov 26, 2016

what is advent

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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.

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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.


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.

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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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