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                     HABARI ZETU FAREWELL SEMINARIAN LAZARUS CHOGO On Saturday the 25th, another dark cloud engulfed the archdiocese of Mombasa as we received news of the demise of seminarian Lazarus Chogo who was involved in a fatal accident near Mtwapa. He was a student at St. Matthias Mulumba Senior Seminary and had just finished his 3rd year of his theological studies and readying himself to go and do the final year. His sudden death saddened many especially the fraternity of the seminarians as he was their chairman. Until his death, he was doing his pastoral duties at Kikambala parish under the guidance of Rev. Fr. Joe Kenga. Seminarian Lazarus Chogo hails from Kilifi parish. He is the 4th child in a family 8. He will be remembered as a social, humble, charming, loving person and also as an adviser. His requiem mass is scheduled for Monday the 3rd of August at Holy Ghost cathedral Mombasa and later burial at Mbaraki cemetery. May his soul rest in eternal peace. CELEBRATION OF THE CONSECRATED LIFE Religious sisters , brothers and priests from different congregations who are serving in our Archdiocese met at Loreto Convent to celebrate their consecrated life. Fr. Pius in his sermon expressed that the religious need to live their vows. More-so other positive attributes like life in communion should be emphasized. Due to the nature of the religious apostolate, obedience is key. He thus urged that as missionaries they should always be ready to accept appointments to serve with great enthusiasm. Further still, he strongly advised on the life of prayer, both personal and communal as this is the life force of any missionary life and activity.  He reiterated Pope Francis' word as that what Jesus needs from religious is their availability to serve the people of God. He also advised them to be keeping records of their encounter with Jesus as its very important . He also encouraged them appreciate one another in our communities and to create that atmosphere of love and caring for one another. He cautioned that if in the communities you cant find love and you feel as though you are oppressed, you can easily reach out to the outside world to search for 'love', or end up being an oppressor. Finally he emphasized that life with Jesus has got a myriad advantages as opposed to life without Jesus. ARCHBISHOP MARTIN KIVUVA CELEBRATES MASS AT LORETO CONVENT SCHOOL. On the feast of St. James the Apostle, Loreto school had the privilege to host the Archbishop. He was welcomed with jubilation by students who were not only eager but also enthusiastic about meeting their Bishop and father. Archbishop Martin Kivuva celebrated mass for the community gathered. In his address he encouraged the students that if they wanted to succeed in life then they should be disciplined, work hard and above all never forget the life of prayer and communion with God. He reminded the gathering the words of the psalmist that those who sow in tears will sing when they reap. While passing to them greetings from the Holy Father, he told them that the message of the Pope to the bishops concerning children is that they should be taught more about the faith. The archbishop prayed for the candidates who are preparing for their KCPE exams. He also gave thanks to Sr. Gertrude and the entire community and as a gift he presented them with his own portrait and an inscription of his motto, "that all maybe one". He too got a gift from the community presented to him by the head-boy and head girl. PRIESTS AND SEMINARIANS BALL GAMES As is the tradition in the archdiocese of Mombasa, every year after the seminarians are done with the pastoral activities in the various parishes during their long vacation, there is always a day set aside where priests and seminarians from the entire archdiocese converge to have mass, sport and later share a meal together.  This year the event took place on the 28th of July at the Tudor pastoral center.  The events of the day started off with Holy Mass presided over by the Archbishop and later on ball games.   The priests lost to the seminarians two sets to nil on volley ball while the teams drew 2-2 in football.  They later joined together for a hearty meal and sharing. The representative of the seminarians, seminarian Immanuel Kuligha thanked the support accorded to them by the priests in the various parishes that the seminarians worked. The same message of appreciation was passed by the Vocations Director, Rev. Fr. Armogast Mdawida who also asked priests to continue praying and supporting the seminarians even when in school. Rev. Fr. Willybard Lagho, the Vicar General in his address encouraged the seminarians to take their period of formation seriously as the challenges they will face outside the seminary will only be handled successfully if the foundations of formation are well grounded.  The archbishop in his address urged the seminarians to do the diocese proud by giving their best while they are in formation and the priests to never tire in forming the youthful lads. He reminded the seminarians that they are the future of the church.   The communications team and the entire secretariat wish the seminarians well as the go back to continue with their studies.    Read more...
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Development Department

The department was started in 1975 and the office bearers were Fr. John Correa and Fr. Paul Boserat.  The office by then was based in Voi Parish.  In 1977 the office was moved to the Mombasa Catholic Secretariat and Mr. Victor Nyange became the first lay Development Coordinator.....

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Pastoral Department

This is a department within the Catholic secretariat mandated to coordinate all pastoral programs in the Archdiocese. In order to perform its duties it has initiated a number of programs/projects to facilitate the realization of the evangelization role of the Church....

 

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Health/HIV-AIDS Department

The department target group are those infected and affected with HIV/ AIDS.

Food supplements when available, and Anti Retro Viral (ARV) medication is supplied to supplement the diet of these patients......

 

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Education Department

Traditionally this is the oldest department of the Catholic Secretariat and the various departments. The emphasis is to maintain the religious traditions of the Catholic sponsored schools, and to raise the standards of all schools in our parishes....

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Introduction

On 9th December 2014, Bishop Martin Kivuva Musonde was appointed the new Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa, replacing the late Archbishop Boniface Lele who has since gone to be with the Lord. Archbishop Martin was born on 10th February 1952, in Muthetheni, Machakos County, was baptized on 22nd March 1952, and is a first born in a family of six brothers and three sisters.

In 1961, his family moved to Kichaka Simba in the Kenyan coastal region. He attended Kichaka Simba Primary School, then St.  Mary’s Seminary Kwale. He studied philosophy and theology at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Nairobi and was ordained priest on 9th December, 1978 in the Archdiocese of Mombasa, which coincidentally is the day he was announced the archbishop of the same archdiocese.