Kasana-Luweero Catholic Diocese Celebrates Silver Jubilee
The diocese of Kasana Luweero in Uganda celebrated on Sunday the 6th of March 25years since its inception. The celebration took place at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Fatima, in Kasana- Luweero. The function opened up with a beautiful celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of mass that started at 10am, led by the Archbishop of Kampala His Grace Paul Ssemogerere. Archbishop Ssemogrere is the immediate past ordinary of Kasana-Luwero diocese.
The massively attended celebration was graced with the presence of the papal Nuncio to Uganda Archbishop Luigi Bianco, the Bishop of Lugazi Diocese Rt.Rev. Christopher Kakooza, the Bishop of Arua diocese Rt Rev. Sabino Ocan Odoki, the Bishop of Mityana Diocese who is also the Chairperson of the Uganda Episcopal Conference Bishop Anthony Zziwa; the retired papal Nuncio to Belgium Archbishop Augustine Kasujja, many religious men and women; and several political leaders.
During the mass, Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere congratulated all and thanked the almighty God for the abundant blessings He has given to Kasana Luweero over the last 25years. He expressed his excitement upon this jubilee day, that it’s a blessing that the Lord brought this day in the Lenten season thus a call for us all to start another walk beyond 25years, with pure hearts reconciliation, and renewal in Christ Jesus following the 3 lenten pillars of Fasting, Praying, and Helping the Needy. He thanked the President of the republic of Uganda for the supportive hand he has extended to the diocese, in preparations of the day. He further thanked all who assisted in various ways in making the Silver Jubilee celebrations a success for the glory of God. He concluded with calling upon all Christians to continuously pursue holiness and to pray for themselves and Kasana Luweero diocese so that the diocese may celebrate an even bigger Golden Jubilee in the years to come.
Msgr Xavier Mpanga was introduced as the Diocesan Administrator until the Pope appoints a new bishop for the diocese. The colorful Silver Jubilee celebration portrayed a diocese that has come of age in the last 25years and has greater confidence in itself given the number of priests it has, parishes, and other institutions.