Four diocesan priests were on Saturday 4 July ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Dieter Scholz SJ, at St. Boniface Mission in Chinhoyi Diocese.The newly ordained are Fr. Tafadzwa Joel Matambo, Fr. SimbarasheChisumbu, Fr. Robson Njowa and Fr. Archibald Pinduka, all from Chinhoyi Diocese.
In his homily, Bishop Scholz emphasised that ordination is meant to serve and live like Christ and bring people to Christ. “Today you have not been promoted or given a top position, you are being ordained to be servants and preachers of the Word of God; so live this all the time so that people may know that this is what you are”.
“From today onwards and hopefully until the day you die, my dear brothers, you will be called reverend Father because when you pronounce together with me the words ‘This is my body, This is my blood’ in today’s Holy mass and in your first Holy mass tomorrow and every mass thereafter, it is Jesus the risen Lord who speaks these words through you,” he said.
Hundreds of congregants from across the country and about 26 priests who included the Vicar General and the Spiritual Director for Chinhoyi Diocese Fr. Mubaya and Fr Ngulube respectively and also the Society of Jesus Provincial, Fr Chiedza Chimhanda S.J attended the ordination mass.
Meanwhile About 50 Catholic young adults gathered at Mauya Haven recently to celebrate Fiesta Sunday, an initiative of Magis Zimbabwe. This event brought the young adults to celebrate faith and friendship whilst having fun and networking in a Catholic environment.
Speaking during the Fiesta group discussion, Guest of Honour and Musician, Alexio Kawara told the young adults that his faith drives nearly everything about his life and work as a Catholic and professional artist.
“If you are going to make it in life, you need to do something that you love, no matter how many challenges you face along the way, just keep the faith and keep going,” he said adding that his faith had been important mostly in terms of knowing what he was destined to do in life.
“If you read the Word of the God, it keeps you on track and guides you towards what is right,” he said.
After the inspirational group discussion, networking and socialisation commenced as music played in the background while drinks and snacks were served.
“This was an experimental Fiesta Sunday and the response was very encouraging looking at both the turn out and the level of participation. I hope the next edition will even be bigger and better” said event organiser, Bro Ngoni SJ.