Sussundenga in celebration – Mozambique


Serge Kasombo Kabwakila 02Boris YabreEvery promise that we make in our life, no matter how small, is a landmark. This is what happened on the 16th February 2014 in Sussundenga when Serge Kabwakila Kasombo made his declaration of Intent on the same day as Fr. Boris Yabre, M.Afr, was officially welcomed as curate.
The event started the day before with the participation of 73 young adults who shared theirs views on contemporary challenges affecting family life. A vocation takes root in a family and grows until it matures into marriage or religious life as the Declaration of Intent of Serge was intended to signify.
The Sunday celebration brought six Missionaries of Africa and three Stagiaires together with some Sisters and about 500 Christians who were jubilant throughout the Mass. The main celebrant was Father Richard Ujwigowa who received the declaration of Serge on behalf of Father Timothée Bationo, Delegate Superior of Mozambique. Other confreres did not managed to come because of the rain which had cut-off the road from Beira to Chimoio.
The readings and homily centered on the call made by the owner of all vocations; Jesus. As a good shepherd, he is the one who guides us, especially in times of difficulty. Serge trusted his own vocation into the hand of our Mother Mary when the choir sang the “Santa Maria”.
After Mass, in the Parish hall, all the families who contributed in the preparation of the day were invited to have a bite together enjoying a variety of food and drinks. Music and dance, both traditional and modern, added to the festive atmosphere.
Compiled by Maurice Odhiambo, Stagiaire in Dombe

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Death of Richard Ujwigowa’s grandfather


Dear Confreres,Richard Ujwigowa Bikerong'a_2

I have just received a phone call from my father back home in the Congo announcing the sudden death of my grandfather, whose name is Lucien Upar. He has died at the age of 80. For many years, he had a problem of high pressure, but still could all kinds of works without any problem. Now he has gone. Please remember my grandfather in your prayers.

Richard Ujwigowa, M.Afr