Women’s Guild of Kampala Archdiocese Holds Ecumenical Prayers
Every year on the first Friday of March women from The Catholic Church, Anglican Church and the Orthodox Church in conjunction with the Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC) gather together for prayers.
The annual World Women’s Day of Prayer Is a global ecumenical movement in more than 170 countries led by Christian women who gather together in prayer and action for peace and justice.
This year’s prayers in Uganda were organized at Rubaga Cathedral on the 4th of March 2022 by the Catholic Women’s Guild of Kampala Catholic Archdiocese. The theme of the celebration was “I know the plans I have for you” drawn from Jeremiah 29:1-14. The main preacher at the celebration was Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere, the Archbishop of Kampala.
The Archbishop thanked women for the ecumenical unity displayed through the the joint prayers for peace and justice. He thanked them for following in the footsteps of women saints we read in the bible who showed leadership especially in the families. He bemoaned the denial of women to participate in the economic, political, and social development of their countries. He appreciated Uganda for allowing women take political positions in the country as seen through the Prime Minister Nabbanja, the Vice President Jesca Alupo, and the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Anita Among.
The Archbishop further encouraged women to join development associations so as to improve their household lives; participate in addressing the rampart domestic violence, do charitable work, and continue praying for Uganda as a country.
The Women’s Guild president Mrs. Emily Kitto Mwaka thanked everyone who came and attended the World Women’s Day of Prayer. She particularly thanked Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere for honoring the Ceremony, and also Msgr John Wynand Katende who is a key animator of the movement.
The function ended with the awarding of gifts to different people including Archbishop Paul Ssemogere.