Bishop Joseph Eciru Commissions Deacons and Seminarians at St Paul’s National Major Seminary Kinyamaska

Bishop Joseph Eciru Commissions Deacons and Seminarians at St Paul’s National Major Seminary Kinyamaska

On the 23rd June, A total of 36 Deacons and 5 Seminarians graduated with Diplomas in theological and pastoral studies at St.Paul’s major Seminary Kinyamasika.

The 25th graduation ceremony at Kinyamasika, was graced by their own Old Boy the Rt.Rev Dr Joseph Echiru Oliach, the Bishop of Soroti diocese doubling as the Vice chairman Episcopal Commission for Priestly formation.

In his homily, Bishop Eceru revealed to the graduates to be men with courage because they are the next leaders who ought to prepare to face tough times in the world awaiting them.

The ordinary of Soroti Diocese , also advised them to respect and love their God, Superiors, people and their work, Warning them on acts like alcoholism that has become common and portrays irresponsibility.

The Rector St.Pauls Kinyamasika Rev.Fr.Dr Vincent Muhindo, congratulated the Deacons upon the accomplished milestone that was somehow disrupted by COVID-19. He reminded them to reflect the values instilled into them by the seminary because the world expects only the best of them.

Deacon Anthony Acire, a graduate from Gulu Archdiocese, expressed his readiness for the next chapter of priesthood in his life, and pledged to uplift people spiritually in these hard moments of the economic crisis where many have become hopeless. He lauded parents and teachers for the support. Deacon Acire, is hopeful for the best of the next step.

The most outstanding students were awarded gifts among the few included Deacon Bakka Joseph From Masaka diocese and deacon Simon Peter Buyondo from Kampala Archdiocese who were awarded for their commitment in promoting church music.

During the ceremony, Rt Rev. Dr Joseph Eciru Oliach Planted a memorial Tree in the seminary

The deacons and seminarians were awarded diplomas in Theological but still waiting for degree certificates from the Pontifical Urban University of Rome.

The diploma in theological and pastoral studies, is one of the academic requirement for deacons to be ordained priests.