174 serving priests in South Rwenzori Diocese receive clerical attires


At least 174 serving priests in the Diocese of South Rwenzori have got a reason to smile after receiving clerical ropes and an assortment of items from the Nazarene Family, a Christian based organization based in Kampala.

The beneficiaries who were drawn from all the 14 Archdeaconries across the Diocese received their packages today at Kamaiba Youth Centre in Kasese town.

Each of the priests received clerical attires, a bottle of church wine, Eucharist, bars of soap, bed sheets, sugar, brief case and two basins while the Lay readers were given as assortment cloths and pairs of shoes.

Ms Mariam Imartel Munazalesi, the Directress for the Nazarene Family who delivered the items to the clergymen and women explained that she decided to support the priests as a sign of returning thanks to God for all what he has done to her and the entire family.

She majorly mentioned that among other good things that the Lord has done to her was healing her of the breast cancer that she had battled with for more than eight years.

She subsequently challenged the rest of the Christians never to take Jesus Christ for granted, arguing that the act blocks all the ways of receiving responses to their prayers.

In his remarks, the Bishop of South Rwenzori Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Nason Baluku hailed the donors for their support to the priests with expensive vestments. The prelate appealed to the Christians to also serve their fellows through some inspirational acts.

Speaking to our reporter shortly after receiving the clerical attires, some of the priests described the received items as a historical gift in their lives of priesthood.

Ven. Yusuf Baluku Kahihi, the Archdeacon for Kinyamaseke Archdeaconry described the donation as a blessing to them. According to him, for the 20 years he has spent in priesthood, he has never witnessed such a blessing to the Diocese. Ven.

Rev. Mercy Kabugho Mali from Rwesororo Child Development Centre and Rev. Deacon Anna Nyamusana from Ibanda Archdeaconry were optimistic that the expensive clerical received today would simplify their work as servants of God.

In his vote of thanks, Rev. Can. Josephat Bwalhuma, the Bishop’s Commissary and Diocesan Director of Health, joyfully hailed the Nazarene Family for donating expensive clerical attires to them, adding that they would go a long way to aid the servants of God effectively exercise their duties.

South Rwenzori becomes the 27th Diocese in the Province of the Church of Uganda to benefit from the Nazarene Family in this year.


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