One Priest ordained as Thousands throng to witness in Lira Diocese

One Priest ordained as Thousands throng to witness in Lira Diocese

Fr Isaac Ojok

Lira Diocese: Thursday 20th October 2022, all roads were led to St Francis Xavier Catholic Parish-Dokolo for the ordination of Rev Deacon Moses Edyomo to priesthood.

The ordination from deaconate to priesthood on Thursday was presided over by the Rt Rev Sanctus Lino Wanok the Bishop of Lira diocese with thousands of christian congregation from other parishes in attendance.

Rt Rev Sanctus Lino Wanok in his homily during the Eucharistic celebration mentioned that the ordination in the church reminds us of the sacrifice, total self-giving a candidate to priesthood makes to render service to the people of God. The Bishop then asked the congregation to thank God for gift of priesthood in the church.

The Bishop noted that the ordination of a priest further reminds us of the sacrifice, agony and suffering our Lord Jesus Christ endured on the Cross adding that it is because of the love of God upon humanity.

The prelate urged the Christians to sacrifice their lives, other worldly desires for the sake of the Kingdom of God following the example of Jesus Christ.

He went on to say it is timely for Christians to understand and nurture love of Christ in their lives to ensure renewal of life saying it is the reason why a priest is ordained to propagate the message of love of Christ among the people of God.

He stressed the need for the Christians to remain focused on Jesus Christ who sacrificed His Life on the Cross for the salvation of Man kind in a move to live meaningfully and become fruitful in the Church.

Meanwhile Rev Fr Moses Otom, the Parish priest of Dokolo Catholic Parish while welcoming the congregation to the parish thanked the Bishop for allowing the ordination to be held in Dokolo parish.

He commended the Christians of Dokolo Catholic Parish for their generous contributions towards success of the event.
The priest further urged the Christians to continue doing the same for other future events for the common good of the people and the church at large.

The ordination of Rev Deacon Moses Edyomo to priesthood on Thursday brings to a total of five priests and four deacons ordained in Lira diocese the year 2022.

Notable guests who attended the ordination at Dokolo Catholic parish are the priests, the religious, politicians at various levels including the civil servants, members of the business fraternity among other guest.