ST .JOSEPH MUKASA BALIKUDDEMBE CATHOLIC PARISH KISOGA
Kisoga Parish made appositive scar of celebrating 25years in existence, thanks be to God! It is well noted that Servite Missionaries came to Uganda in a year of 1987. As servants of Mary, they do work in the spirituality of Mary. However, the Parish was started on 29/01/1989 under the Servite missionaries. Specifically, FR. BENEDICT BIAGIOLI was abundantly thanked for the great and memorable work he did.
Coming back to the celebration of silver jubilee, it was celerabrated on Sunday 9/11/2014. It began with holy mass animated by RT. RV. MATHIAS SSEKAMANYA the Bishop of Lugazi Diocese. Many priests were noticed during procession that is, Msgr. Richard Kayondo from Lugazi Dioceses, Fr, Mathias Kyaterekera (parish priest Kisoga Parish) Fr, Musoke, from Kiwamirembe Community Jinja, Fr. Ggita, from Nairobi, Fr, Masaaba from Nyenga minor seminary (the innate of Kisoga Parish), Fr. Francis (curate of Kisoga parish), Fr, Denis Omusugu from kisoga servite community among others including Religious men and women.
Among other important chief guests included, Mr. Charles Kabanda Ssentamu ‘ssabakristu’ of Lugazi Diocese, Mr. Kkaya Joseph head teacher, Hon. Nambooze bakireke member of parliament, Mrs.Majorine Tushabe Nandinda St. Balikuddembe s s s Kisoga, the family of sacred heart of Namilyango college and among other distinguished guests.
In Bishop’s words, he emphasized, peace, Justice and reconciliation in the families. Among the parents, he condemned domestic violence in the families.
According to the parish priest, Fr. Kyaterekera Mathias, recognized the presence of the Bishop and the clergy, he continued to appreciate the big turn up of faithful (Christians) this characterized through the great number of 45 married couples which authorized on that day, can you imagine?. He highlighted the development projects in the parish have undergone. He concluded by thanking servite missionaries, he also thanked all those who support the parish both priests and Christians.
The function was attended by many people all over the world. Because of the high number of population it was difficult to estimate the real number of people. The function ended late evening after when people celebrated in eating, drinking, and entertainments, it was wonderful and fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Long live servite, long live Kisoga Parish, long live Lugazi diocese.
By .Ssempijja Henry (philosophy Jinja) Kiwamirembe community.