Words of thanks from Sylvester Chimenge, M.Afr

Rev. Fr. Sylvester Chimenge cardDear my Confreres, families and friends of the Missionaries of Africa. My heart is full of joy and gratitude for the graces and blessings that the Almighty God has showered on me in this month of August. I am really grateful to God for choosing me, consecrating me and sending me into his vineyard as His humble servant. I acknowledge that the ordination I received on 4th August was not as a result of my own merits but as a result of God’s own grace and mercy towards the sinners. It is for that reason that I salute Him. Many thanks go to all of you my confreres for the support you gave me before, during and after my ordination. I really feel that I belong to a caring family of Cardinal Lavigerie. With my heart full of joy, am very grateful to my confreres in the community of Ndola (Piet van Heijst, Franciszek Szczurek and Didasio Mwanza) for their love, care, support and encouragements. During my three months stay in this community, I have really experienced true brotherhood and I have learnt how to be at the service.

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Death of the elderly sister of Sylvester Chimenge

Sylvester-Chimenge-2015Dear Confreres and Friends,

I regret to inform you that Sylvester Chimenge lost his elder sister Mary Chansa Chanda in Kitwe (Zambia) today. This comes at a difficult time as Sylvester prepares for his oath and diaconate this coming weekend in Nairobi.

May the soul of Mary rest in perfect peace.

Christopher Chileshe, M.Afr, SAP Provincial

2015 Celebration of Oath and Diaconate – Jubilee and Renewal of Oath, Nairobi, Kenya

2015 Celebration of Oath and Diaconate – Jubilee and Renewal of Oath, Nairobi, Kenya

Sylvester-Chimenge-2015This celebration will take place on the 16th May 2015 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, South B, Nairobi, Kenya at 9:30. Mass will be presided by Rt. Rev. Emanuel Barbara, O.F. M. Cap.

Oath: Brothers Clayb Caputolan (Filipino) and Venancio Echeverria (Spanish).

Oath and Diaconate: Bertin Bouda (Burkinabe), Sylvester Chimenge (Zambian), Maralf Jimenez (Mexican), Daniel Kabuya (Congolese DR), Toby Ndiukwu (Nigerian), Thomas Pouya (Burkinabe) and Valery Sindayigaya (Burundian).

Jubilee and Renewal: Fr. E. José Gordejuela (Spanish), Fr. Willy Schoofs (Belgium), Fr. Roger Tessier (Canadian) and Fr. Marinus Van Broekhoven (Duch).

Note: Clayb Caputolan made his stage in Malawi, Maralf Jimenez did it in Zambia and Thomas Pouya did it in South Africa. From SAP: Sylvester Chimenge from Zambia.

Oath Diaconate Nairobi 2015

Christmas Greetings 2014

Clenerius-Chimpali-2013We are moving towards Christmas, the time we remember those who toiled for the faith we have received and those still toiling for the mission. Our fulfilment is in the trust we have in Jesus who is to come and stay in our heart and in his mission. Many of you have touched many people’s lives knowingly and unknowingly. You may have become another Jesus present to so many people. Therefore, though I may be busy with so many things, I have to spared this time to wish you Happy Christmas and thank each one of you for what you have being to others especially those you touched in the soil of Zambia. Continual praying for Zambia so that the will of God may be done dispute the witnessed court cases and hot debates. May Christ be born in the hearts of all politicians and all people of Zambia especially that they once more have a right to decide for their leader. 

Happy Christmas and New Year, 2015. Your Folela through and through. Clenerius Mutale, M.Afr

sylvester_chimengeIt is true that we have celebrated Christmas for many years but maybe the incarnation has not yet taken place in us. When the Word becomes flesh and dwell in our hearts, He brings transformation in our lives so that we can look at others with the eyes of love, touch others with tender and compassion and embrace every person with true love. It is my prayer that this season of joy may be a period for you and me to be moulded in the image of Jesus Christ our Lord. I wish you a merry Christmas and prosperous New Year 2015.

Claude Galmiche 2014 B copieSylvester Chimenge (studying in Nairobi).

À tous je souhaite un joyeux Noël et une bonne et heureuse année. Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year. Je prie à vos intentions. God bless. Claude Galmiche M.Afr