Pope Francis has designated today, the Fourth Sunday in July (July 24th) World Day of Prayer for Grandparents and the Elderly. The Pope calls for a revolution of tenderness, a spiritual and non-violent revolution in which he encourages grandparents and elderly persons to take an active role. “Our world is passing through a time of trial and testing, beginning with the sudden, violent outbreak of the pandemic, and then by a war that is harming peace and development on a global
Cemetery Sunday took place in St Patrick’s, Kiltegan, on July 10th. Due to the pandemic, it is 3 years since families attended Cemetery Sunday. This year the families of members who died since then were invited. A Remembrance Mass took place, followed by the blessing of the graves. The main celebrant was Fr Pat Murphy with Fr Tomás O Connor concelebrating and giving the homily. All deceased members buried in St Patrick’s, Kiltegan, and those buried overseas were prayed for an
On Saturday, July 9th, Denis Zaki Agi and Emmanuel P.O. Maduabum were ordained for St Patrick’s Missionary Society in St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ikot-Ansa, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. The ordaining bishop was Most Rev. William Amove Avenya, Bishop of the Diocese of Gboko. Our congratulations and best wishes to Fr Denis and Fr Emmanuel and to their families. We pray for guidance in their future ministries and we give thanks to God for their faith and vocation.
On Sunday, July 24th, 2022, the Second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will be celebrated throughout the universal Church. The theme chosen by Pope Francis is "In old age they will still bear fruit" (Psalm 92:15). It emphasises how grandparents and the elderly are a value and a gift both for society and for Church communities. The theme is also an invitation to reconsider and value the elderly and grandparents. Their experience of life and faith can contribute to a
On Saturday, July 2nd, Vincent Kip’ngetich was ordained for St Patrick’s Missionary Society in St Joseph the Worker Parish Marinyi, Kericho, Kenya. The ordaining bishop was Bishop Alfred Rotich of Kericho Diocese. Fr Vincent celebrated his First Mass yesterday in the parish. Our congratulations and best wishes to Fr Vincent and to his family. We pray for guidance in his future ministries and we give thanks to God for his faith and vocation.