Masaka killings: Diocese Prays for the Departed Souls

Yesterday the Ordinary of Masaka Diocese Bishop Serverus Jjumba led out the faithful to celebrate Mass to pray for the souls of those who departed under the famous “BIJAMBIYA” -Machete Murderers attacks and those who succumbed to COVID-19.

This Mass was held at Kitovu Cathedral and it was also the day for Cathedral’s Patron Saint. During his Homily, Bishop Jjumba, said this was the right time to safe guard ourselves but also get back to God to significantly change people’s hearts who kill others.

The ordinary of Masaka Diocese Celebrating Mass

In attendance, were the Diocesan Catechists, relatives and friends of the deceased and church leadership.

Congregation during Mass

Rt Rev Serverus Jjumba added that this kind of Sacrifice of Mass was celebrated as the Diocese had just been torn apart by COVID-19 and immediately went into the ” Machete wielding ” massacres and so there was need to pray to God for his counsel but also his protection. He also showed how worried the the church and the people are if the government doesn’t take up all necessary measures to mitigate the killings.

Bishop Jjumba giving his Homily

The Head of Laity Masaka Diocese was also sorrowful as she also showed her sympathy for the deaths that were “chicken like” and asked security organs to do all things possible to bring the conditions back to normal. She still appealed to the President that as he speaks to the Nation, let him think about opening of Places of Worship so that people can get back to God.

The RCC Masaka City Theopista Lule Ssenkungo has appealed to the locals to always report any person they suspect to be a wrong doer and they will immediately swing into action.

Lastly the Parish priest Kitovu Cathedral has also appealed to the faithful to have respect for the church and always take an example from it as the do acts that give back Glory to the Lord.