The Regina Caeli Catholic Parish celebrated its 66th birthday in a colorful celebration that entailed a number of other activities taking place within the parish to mark the occasion.
CMA & CJPC Commissioning
19 men were commissioned to the Catholic Men Association after six months of training. The Association is a non-profit making and non-political group of baptized and devout male Christians of the Roman Catholic Church, and is affiliated to the International Council of Catholic Men (ICCM). It brings together Catholic men from all walks of life and prepares them to promote the family institution through companionship, fatherhood and active participation in the Church’s mission of evangelization and the sanctification of humanity.
The fastening of the official C.M.A tie, a symbol of commissioning of the new members
The newly commissioned were encouraged to evangelize by being role models in solidarity with fellow Catholic Men and emulating the Holy Family of Nazareth.
A section of the newly commissioned CJPC members during the ceremony
14 men and women were also appointed as commissioners in the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC). The Commission aims at sensitizing individuals, communities and the whole nation on justice and peace issues and their respective roles and duties in addressing peace development, human advancement and advocating for human rights.
There was also the launch of the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan with the theme of Serving the Lord of orderliness and perfection and whose mission is to create and nurture the spiritual and socio-economic growth of the parishioners. This plan will guide parish activities for the next five years, focusing around evangelization and faith formation; outreach; communication awareness and education; and institutional growth and sustainability.
Bishop Alfred Rotich appends his signature on copies of the 2018-2023 Parish Strategic Plan
These events were well in line with the liturgical readings of the day, which were summed up in the fact that each of us is on a journey like Elijah was, seeking the face of God. In his well expounded homily, Bishop Alfred Rotich, urged those present to run to God and not to be led into desperation, because God is a God of endless possibilities. Allow God to lead you away from your mountain of desperation and despair to the mountain of hope and restoration. Look up to God in all your situations of life, and then you will be able to testify that you have tasted of the Lord and that you know that He is goodness itself.
The Bishop also added that we should all heed God’s call to be sources of hope to others, the salt of the earth. God invites us all to be people of hope and assistance. He also congratulated Rev. Fr. James Maloba Wesonga, the assistant parish priest as he marked 18 years of priesthood.