Anthony Nahabwe / Priesly Ordination

Anthony Nahabwe M.Afr

Priestly Ordination

The family of the late Paul and late Hilda Kukundakwe of Rubira,
together with the Parish Priest of Rushoroza Parish-Kgbale Diocese,
and the Sector Superior of Uganda,
cordially invite to the Priestly Ordination Mass of their son

Anthony Nahabwe

presided over by the
Rt. Rev. Callist Rubaramira,
Bishop of Kebale Diocese,

at Rushoroza Parish on 12th february 2022 starting at 10:00 am.

you are further invited for his Thanksgiving Mass
on 13th february 2022 in Rubira Ketokye

Your presence will grace the occasion.

Dominic Abiriga / Priestly Ordination

Dominic Abiriga M.Afr

Priesly Ordination

The society of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) Uganda Sector,
the P.P and the Central Organizing Committee for the Priestly Ordination
together with the family of Mr. Modesto Eric and Mrs. Jokomina Oleru
cordially invite, to the Priestly Ordination of
Rvd. Deacon Dominic Abiriga
scheduled to take place on 29th January 2022
presided by
Rt. Rev. Sabino Ocan Odoki
Bishop of Arua Diocese.

Thanksgiving mass will be on 30th January 2022
at Nyadri Parish at 10:00am.

Your presence is appreciated.

Armand Garneau R.I.P.

Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Father Réal Doucet, Provincial of the Americas,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Father

Armand Garneau

on Wednesday 19th January 2022 in Sherbrooke, Canada
at the age of 92 years, of which 66 years of missionary life
in Burkina Faso and Canada.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

Download here the announcement of Father Armand Garneau’s death

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Walter Seyfried R.I.P.

Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Father Rudi Pint, Provincial Delegate of the sector of Germany,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Father

Walter Seyfried

on 16th January 2022 in Trier Germany
at the age of 81 years, of which 52 years of missionary life
in Mali, D.R. Congo, Burkina Faso and Germany

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

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Henri Neveu R.I.P.

Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Father Emmanuel Lengaigne, Provincial Delegate of the sector of France,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Father

Henri Neveu

on Saturday 15th January 2022 in Poitiers, France
at the age of 92 years, of which 66 years of missionary life
in Burkina Faso and France.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

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Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald, Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald, a former president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in the British monarch’s annual New Year’s list.

The honors include knighthoods, as well as appointments to the Order of the British Empire, which has three classes: Commander (CBE), Officer (OBE), and Member (MBE). CBE is the highest-ranking award of the three, followed by OBE and MBE.

In an email to Catholic News Agency , he said: “I think the award should really go to the Missionaries of Africa, the Society to which I belong, for having allowed me to have the necessary formation for this service which I exercised first within the framework of the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies, and then to the Holy See, to Pope St. John Paul II who, in 1987, appointed me secretary of the Secretariat for Non-Christians (as it was then) and later in 2002 appointed me president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (as it had become).”

“This gave me the possibility of engaging in fraternal relations on a wider scale than Christian-Muslim relations.”

“I think it’s important that we listen to people and that we try to understand, because it is difficult to speak about racial discrimination,” he said.

Congratulations.

Catholic News Agency, full text of the article here.

Claude Galmiche R.I.P.

Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Father Emmanuel Lengaigne, Provincial Delegate of the sector of France,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Father

Claude Galmiche

on 7th January 2022 in Tassy,  France
at the age of 96  years, of which 72  years of missionary life
in Zambia, Poland and France.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

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Your heart set out for God

Your heart set out for God

as your footsteps moved towards Bethlehem.

You were searching and God was guiding your search

from the moment you began it.

 

So you were looking for Him, for Salvation.

You were looking for it in the firmament of heaven,

but also in your hearts;

in the silence but also

in the questions asked of men.

 

When having come close to the Child,

you kneel before Him,

you offer the gold of your love,

the incense of your veneration,

the myrrh of your sufferings

before the Face of the invisible God.

 

And you, in your turn, risk the trip to God!

Come on, let’s go! Forget the past, it is dead!

The only thing you have left is the future.

Look ahead: life is there and its possibilities are full,

for you can always find God,

always find him more.

 

An atom of supernatural reality is so much more valuable

than our grandest dreams:

God is the eternal youth

and there is no place for resignation

in his Kingdom!

So be it.

 

Karl Rahner

 

Philippe De Vestele R.I.P.

Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Father Ivo Wellens, Provincial Delegate of the sector of Belgium,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Fathe

Philippe De Vestele

on Friday 31th 2021 in Brugge, Belgium
at the age of 90 years, of which 63 years of missionary life
in Rwanda and Belgium.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

Download here the announcement of Father’s Philippe De Vestele death

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