Today August 24th, 2014, was held in the Parish of Kaburugi the family day with celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation for more than 100 youths. The Mass was celebrated by His Lordship James Maria Wainaina, Bishop of the Diocese of Murang’a. He was surrounded and assisted by Father Raphael Kailemiah, Parish Priest at the end of his mandate, the new Parish Father James Njoroje, the Assistant Priest and vicar of the Community Father Morris Mawira, and Father Paul Mwangi Mboche coordinator of the Sons of Divine Providence here in Kenya.
In his homily, Bishop Wainaina stressed on the importance of knowing Christ and following him closely. He invited the Candidate to the Confirmation and all Christians to be like the apostle Peter, confessing that Jesus is “the Christ, the Son of the living God”.
At the end of the Mass, the following event was the washing of the feet for the people infected by jiggers and the gift of wrappers (shoes) and blankets and some foodstuffs.
The last event was the handing over between Father Raphael and Father James Njoroje as the new Parish Priest of St Peter’s Catholic Parish of Kaburugi. Symbolically, he received from the hands of the Bishop the keys of the Tabernacle as a sign of Church authority. The Bishop blessed and prayed for him to be courageous as he shepherds God’s flock.
Father Raphael is now on the way to Kandisi parish where he will serve as new parish priest in replacement of Father Peter Wambulwa appointed in Nairobi Community as Vicar and member of the formation team.
The party ends with family meal that was shared by all the people present at this celebration.