NAKURU OCTOBER 6, 2015(CISA) – Close to 25,000 pilgrims from all over Kenya flocked the village of Mary National Shrine in Subukia, Nakuru for the National Eucharistic Congress on Saturday October 3.
The Holy Mass was led by Bishop Philip Anyolo, Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) concelebrated by several other bishops of Kenya and archbishop Daniel Balvo the apostolic nuncio to Kenya and South Sudan.
Bishop Dominic Kimengich, Chairman of the KCCB-Commission for Liturgy, in his homily urged the faithful to strengthen their faith in service to God no matter the challenges involved.
“We are here to celebrate Christ presence in us in this Eucharistic Congress. It should give us hope and strengthen our faith in serving God and others at all times,” said Bishop Kimengich.
He noted that corruption, tribalism, poverty among other ills have distracted the faithful from serving God in truth noting that Christians should take the opportunity during the Eucharistic congress to repent.
The last Eucharistic Congress in Kenya was held in 1985 and was attended by John Paul II and Mother Teresa of Calcutta.