It was on 18th June 2022 when our children gathered together at HOLA PARISH in Tana River County for our first Mass in the Diocese. God had given us a good weather it wasn’t so hot even though the place can get very hot. Children traveled from all over our diocese those from the 2nd furthest parish WAJIR which is 900 kilometers to and fro all were accompanied by their animators. Our furthest parish is MANDERA it’s unfortunate that we don’t have children in this parish due to insecurity.
The day was filled with joy and happiness, children were happy to meet each other in the diocese. The parents/ Christians were eagerly waiting for the day and everybody else in the diocese since it was the first one ever.
Thanks to Rt. Rev. George Muthaka our Bishop who celebrated Mass for and with us. It was his first Mass after his installation, his message to the children and to all of us was very timely, he reminded us that we are all missionaries in the Church and we should help each other grow in our Missionary life by praying for each other. He too challenged the children to keep their PMC MOTTO alive, by helping other children, spiritually and materially. He urged them to strengthen their acts of mercy by being charitable: visiting the sick at home and in hospitals, visiting the orphanages, the aged etc. he was very happy to meet his children despite the vastness of our dioceses. It is also the day when they bring their missionary tins to the Bishop, though their first time they managed to contribute ksh. 46,538, we congratulate them.
On the same note we thank Sr.Esther Kimani our PMC National Coordinator for gracing our occasion, it was good to have her in our diocese and she was too happy to be with us for a whole week. She encouraged us to keep the fire burning and keep the missionary zeal a live and ensure that next year each child comes with a friend. During the week, Sr. Esther meet our children in our Catholic Sponsored School that is: Holy Angels Primary School in Hola, St. Joseph Primary in Emmaus and St. Mary’s primary in Garissa town, she shared with our pupils on how to take good care of each other’s by loving them, and by loving oneself first for you can’t give what you do not have. In addition, she too met the seminarians of the “FRATERNITY OF THE HOLY CROSS AND ALL SAINTS” which is founded at Garissa diocese; it was awesome being with them Sr. Esther articulates. She shared with them what it entails to animate the children as laid down by the PMC Statues and they were very impressed.
THEY WERE DAYS TO REMEMBERED MAY GOD BLESS OUR DIOCESE