APOSTOLIC NUNCIO TO UGANDA CONFIRMS CHILDREN AT THE MILL HILL MISSIONARIES – KAMPALA HOUSE, NSAMBYA.
The day was 14th November. After about one and a half years of preparation of the children and despite the delays occasioned by the Covid lockdowns, there was excitement in the air. The children all beautifully dressed in befitting white gowns and dresses; supported by their parents, God parents and the entire Mill Hill community welcomed the Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda, His Excellency Luigi Bianco. The children beamed and sang with joy led by other children of the St. Joseph Pueri Cantores Undugu Family Choir.
Starting with a procession the Eucharistic celebration was led by the Apostolic Nuncio, supported by Rev. Fr. Krzysztof Seroka – the Secretary to the Apostolic Nuncio and the Rector of the Mill Hill House – Kampala, Rev. Fr. Ronald Kajja. The congregation was overflowing with visitors and the usual Mill Hill community, a community founded on the friendly spirit of the Mill Hill Missionaries.
The Mill hill Missionaries are friendly and welcoming. Anyone who has visited, stayed or prayed at the Kampala House can attest to this. As a result a small and committed multinational community has come to being. Every Sunday this community congregates for the Eucharistic celebration at the Mill Hill Kampala House quadrangle. It is truly a multinational community drawing Christians from Europe, America and the home land. The community in its diversity is truly united and committed with a true spirit of voluntarism. With permission from the St. Peters, Nsambya – the mother parish, Ms. Salandini Manolita and Mrs. Maria Kitaka Mulosi volunteered as always and prepared the community’s children in the catechesis of the Roman Catholic Church – the foundation of the catholic faith.
A number of children were presented to the Apostolic Nuncio for confirmation whilst others received their first Holy Communion. In a symbolic manner, the confirmation candidates majestically presented candles before the Nuncio signifying the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit that they were about to receive: Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety and Fear of God.
The day ended when the Nuncio joining the children for a cup of coffee. What a lovely day it was. We wish all the children deeper growth in the journey of the catholic Faith.
By: Mr. Michael Ekisa.
Chairman Organizing Committee