MESSAGE OF RT. REV. PETER KIHARA
CHAIRMAN KCCB COMMISSION FOR MISSION
The Catholic Church in Kenya is pleased to invite you to join the Universal and local Church in thanking God for the gift of Faith and Vocation to priesthood and sisterhood as we celebrate the following important missionary events in the life of the Catholic Church in Kenya and beyond. It is a moment to pray for our families, dioceses, congregations, donors, partners and all people of good will who accompany us each day with their prayers, material and financial support. They are:
- Golden Jubilee of Ad Gentes; the Vatican II document on the missionary activity of the Church.
- Silver Jubilee since the establishment of the Commission for Mission by KCCB.
- One hundred years of the foundation of the Congregation of Daughters of St. Paul.
- Golden Jubilee of the presence of Comboni Sisters in Kenya.
- The beatification of Consolata Missionary Sister Irene Stefani. This would be the first beatification in Kenya.
- Golden Jubilee of Fidei Donum priests in Nyahururu Diocese.
- Golden Jubilee of the Little Sisters of St Joseph.
- Celebration of 110th anniversary of Consolata Missionaries Murang’a Conference
- Silver jubilee of the presence of Missionary sisters of the Holy Family
- Year of consecrated men and women
- 100 years since the establishment of the first major seminary in Kenya ( St. Paul’s in Nyeri )
- Silver jubilee of Christ the King major Seminary Nyeri
The four National celebrations will be:
- The beatification of Sr. Irene Stefani on 23rd may 2015 at Kimathi University in Nyeri
- Golden jubilee on Ad Gentes and Silver Jubilee of Commission for Mission on 22nd August 2015 at St Mary’s School, Msongari, Nairobi.
- Celebration of 110 years of Murang’a Conference from 19th – 21st May 2015 at CUEA
- Golden jubilee of Fidei Donum priests in Nyahururu – June
To celebrate with joy, faith and love as one family in Mission, these important days in the calendar of the Catholic Church in Kenya the Commission for Missions and Pontifical Mission Societies have proposed the theme : ‘..Announcing the Gospel with Joy”. With this theme all Christians are reminded that joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit .
It is therefore the duty of every Christian to witness joyfully by word and actions.
HOW TO REALIZE THIS DREAM :
Through formed committees namely; Animation, Fund raising, Logistics and International Missionary Conference.