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Last Sunday, Christians that prayed the 11 O'clock mass at our Lady of Africa Mbuya where touched by a testimony from the family of Mr. and Mrs. Deus Banturakia who were given chance by Fr. Paulino Mondo to share with the entire church as they celebrated the mass in thanksgiving to God for saving their daughter's life after a very fatal accident.

Rhina Nankunda a pupil of St. kizito Primary School Bugolobi was knocked by a taxi at kitintale and then hospitalized for 3 months at International Hospital Kampala.

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Theme: The truth in the cost of discipleship

The cost of discipleship is set of truth before us as the praying assembly every time we gather around the word of God. This truth, told through many generations and in various accents, has been shaped and colored by a multiplicity of different experiences and motivations. Because the truth is often hard to hear, quite difficult to assimilate and challenging to translate into words and deeds, it is sometimes rejected, is regularly ignored and even more frequently is relegated to a sort of waiting room of our lives until such time as that truth might become more convenient or less disturbing. But despite our every attempt to avoid it, the truth continues to speak. Like the proverbial 2,000 Kilograms elephant in the room that we would rather talk around, the truth remains. The decision to listen and to heed that truth is the daily challenge of every would-be disciple of God, of Jesus.

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Show Mercy to our Common Home

United with our Orthodox brothers and sisters, and with the support of other Churches and Christian communities, the Catholic Church today marks the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation”. This Day offers “individual believers and communities a fitting opportunity to reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handiwork which he has entrusted to our care, and to implore his help for the protection of creation as well as his pardon for the sins committed against the world in which we live.”

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Theme: Contract or Covenant?

When he hosted high-ranking guests, former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was fond of taking them on evening walks on the grounds of the White House. Inevitably, he would point skyward and recite, ‘that is the Spiral Galaxy of Andromeda. It is as large as our Milky Way. It is one of a hundred million galaxies. It is 2,500,000 light-years away. It consists of one hundred billion suns, many larger than our own sun’. Then, after a brief silence, Roosevelt would grin and say; ‘now I think we are small enough. Let’s go in’. Roosevelt, even though he was the President, he was aware that in order for people to work together effectively and for truth to prevail, they needed a certain perspective regarding their position in the grand scheme of things. He realized that self-importance or a lack of the truthfulness we call humility militates against personal growth and interpersonal exchanges. When Aurelius Augustinius better known as Augustine the bishop of Hippo was converted to Christ in 387 AD, he was happy to share his experience with others.

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Theme: Living in Light

A young boy of 10 was excited as he told his mother about his interesting Sunday school and about all the new friends he had made. The boy was in class with Indians, Europeans and children from different African tribes, proud to have learned a few words in the languages of his friends. As his birthday was coming, the boy asked his parents if his friends from Sunday school could come to the party. When they objected, he became upset. Attempting to explain their decision, the mother said, ‘But those children are all so different; they’re not like us’. When the boy continued to argue, the father explained, ‘Well, it is fine to be together in Sunday school, but this is our home!’ As this little story affirms, even the best of us, the most loving and well-intentioned are continuously challenged to make our convictions portable, not just for an hour on Sunday or only for certain situations. The convictions that arise from faith in Jesus and in the Gospel must carry over into the rest of our lives in a practical, honest and realistic way. Otherwise we who profess to live in the light that has been brought into this world by God in Jesus will continue to live in the dark recesses of our own prejudice and fear. Today’s sacred texts call us to name those weaknesses for what they are and dare to live in the good light of truth, justice and unconditional inclusivity.

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Your Eminence Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala

My Brothers and Sisters, the Parishioners of Our Lady of Africa Mbuya Parish

The parish day  14th august  2016  - the assumption of our lady

Tubeere bakisa nga Kitaffe ow’omu ggulu bwali ow’ekisa

Be merciful as your heavenly father is merciful

In this Feast, we are celebrating Mary’s Assumption into heaven where she shares fully in the glory attained by Jesus her son. It was through Mary that Jesus came to birth among us. As she did at Cana in Galilee, Mary continues to intercede on our behalf. She helps us in our struggle to believe in our human and divine dignity and to live a life that befits that dignity. And with her help and the grace of God, we can hope to share in her glory and the glory of her son in heaven.

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Theme: Mary our Mother Most Admirable

This Sunday helps us pause a while to celebrate a woman who stands out as a model of discipleship for every believer. In order to truly appreciate the role and the person of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we contemporary Christians need no other source than the Christian scriptures. The evangelist Luke, in particular, presents Mary in a manner that encourages us to sidestep the maudlin sentimentality that has accrued to her through the ages. In Luke and Acts, believers encounter a woman who is simultaneously a mother and mentor. Mary is mother not only in the sense that she agreed to give birth to Jesus, through whom God has become incarnate in human existence. Mary is also mother in that she welcomed the living Word of God into her life and allowed herself to be inspired and directed by that Word in all she said and did. Even before she fully understood the consequence of the word God spoke to her and perhaps more significantly; even when she did comprehend the impact God’s word would have in her life and in the lives of those she loved; she agreed to mother the Word, to ponder it, as Luke tells us and to bring it to birth in her words and deeds cf. Luke 2:19, 51. For both of these mothering roles, Mary is blessed. “Blessed is the womb that carried you … blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it” Luke 11:27, 28.

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Theme: Keep moving

It is a common belief that a person consists of his faith, although religion which is cause of faith is so common the fact remains that faith is a rare commodity. Faith is the in-between space where you are not sure you will make it to second level. You have to let go of one thing, even if you haven’t yet latched on to the other.

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Theme: Vanity of human happiness

In most cases financial difficulty can cause moral conflicts. On the other side, though money may be the husk of many things, but is not the most essential belonging. Money brings you food but not appetite; medicine but not health; acquaintances but not friends; servants but not faithfulness; days of joy but not peace and happiness. In fact one’s life does not consist of possessions. Qoheleth had grown weary of the futility of a life spent accumulating more things. He asked: In the end, what does it all amount to? His commentary on the human condition remains timeless in a world that continues to listen for the cash register as if it is a lovely symphony.

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Theme: Thy will be done

Why do we pray? This question, asked by believers and nonbelievers throughout the centuries, speaks to one of our most essential human needs. Some argue that if God is omniscient He already knows all our desires; so why speak them in prayer? God also knows every human suffering and is aware of every act of violence, injustice, war and hatred, so why do we petition Him to help the tragedies of the human condition? God knows the future; therefore, what purpose do we serve by praying about what lies ahead? God certainly doesn’t need our praise, gratitude or repentance, so what good are such prayers? By the same token, why gather for liturgy? How is God served by our coming together? Some of our liturgies are more like performances than prayer, while others are devoid of passion and purity of heart. Amos even suggested that God was perturbed by what believers put forth as liturgy: “I hate, I spurn your feasts; I take no pleasure in your solemnities, away with your noisy songs” Amos 5:21-23.

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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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