Long Serving Priest,Msgr Joseph Kato Ssempungu, Laid to Rest.
It was a sombre mood in Masaka Catholic Diocese today on Thursday as the faithful lowered the casket of Msgr Joseph Kato Ssempungu.
Sources from the Diocese indicate Monsignor died in his room at Bisanje Catholic Parish. Aged 69, Monsignor, spent 43 years in Priesthood and a Vicar general for 23 years having served under the Late Bishop Ddungu And the Late Bishop Kaggwa.
Bishop Sereverus Jjumba led the function at Bukalasa cemetery where he was laid to rest.In his remarks, Bishop Jjumba asked Christians to pray for the priests as this and the past year have seen a lot of religious men and women go to meet the Lord.
The Ordinary of Masaka thanked the Lord for the life he has given to the deceased and also praised him for being faithful throughout his journey as a priest and Vicar general Masaka Diocese.
As the day’s proceedings went on, he also gave remarks on the talk of the Town about the issues relating to the Mailo Land. He asked members of parliament to do what is humanly possible to protect their grandparents’ land but also know that the land is the source of all wealth.
Biography For the Late
Msgr Ssempungu was born on August 31, 1952 to Heremenegildo Ggombya and Eularia Nakanwagi of Kyakonda Village, Biikira Parish in Kyotera District.