KAKYANGA AUGUST 28, 2015(CISA) – Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala on August 23 opened a new church to be known as St Mary Catholic Sub-Parish church at Kakyanga, one of Lake Victoria’s islands.
The new sub-parish is under Buyege Catholic Parish in Bussi sub-county, Wakiso district.
The church was opened by Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala, during a colourful function attended by hundreds of people who came from the surrounding islands on the lake and the mainland, Uganda’s New Vision newspaper reported.
Archbishop Lwanga was accompanied by his private secretary, Fr Denis Mugerwa, Vicar of Entebbe Vicariate, Fr Joseph Ssebayigga, Fr Barnabas Magezi from Masaka Diocese, Parish priest of Buyege parish Fr Vincent Kasirye and his curate Fr Lawrence Ssekamatte.
The function which started at 12 Pm by unveiling and blessing of the new church was followed by a Holy Mass. In his homily, Archbishop Lwanga advised people to stop preaching ill against other religions. He said it was not good to use the Bible and abuse other religions.
He thanked Christians for working together with priests and catechists to achieve togetherness in the Church as people of the same family.
“As I was coming to this Island, I imagined the hardships Pere Simeon Lourdel (Locally known as Mapeera) and his companion Brother Delmus Amans (Amansi) encountered when coming to introduce the Good News that contained the word of God to this country,” Archbishop Lwanga said.
He further thanked the various committees that work for the common good to see that they build a beautiful Sub-parish, and all who sacrifice their time, talent and treasure for the benefit of the Church.
He advised the people to be at peace with one another and to avoid actions that may cause disharmony in their various communities and sub-parish.
The new sub-parish is one of the 20 sub-parishes that make Buyege Catholic Parish on Kakyanga Island under the pastoral care of Kampala Archdiocese.