Our Lady of Africa Choir Mbuya. (OLAC)

Our Lady of Africa Choir Mbuya. (OLAC)

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Happy New year
Dear Brothers & Sisters in christ Jesus i will be coming to south africa at johnesburg & cape town i would like to distribute free divine mercy pictures and prayer card to the parishners can somebody help me to give parish priest name and mobile # so that i can get in touch and take approval for distribution God people plz come forward for the good cause and help glorify God name
Dear Brother/Sister in Christ, Tue Jun 04th , 2019 Re: JOIN US ON PILGRIMAGE TO KIBEHO, AUGUST 2019 It is our liturgical tradition to go on annual pilgrimage to KIBEHO, Rwanda; "the land elected by the Mother of the Word for her apparitions", for the Solemnity of the ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY. This solemnity falls on August 15th. This three-day pilgrimage itinerary (Wed August 14th to Fri August 16th, 2019) covers five prayer destinations, namely, (i) KITOVU Cathedral, Masaka-Uganda: where late Msgr Aloysius Ngobya and Sr Amedeo Byabali, now "Servants of God", rest. The faithful pray, present intentions, and seek healing as they invoke their intercession in their process of Sainthood. (ii) RUHANGO, Rwanda: for 24/7 Divine Mercy, 'Mother of the Word', and Healing prayers. (iii) KIBEHO, Rwanda: the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrows for Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mass, the Way of the Cross, 24/7 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary of the Seven Sorrows, Marian Holy Water, Museum of 1994 genocide, and Old parish church. (iv) CANA-Nyarushishi-Rwanda: for Divine Mercy at "Jesus Most Merciful" image, the Archangel Michael image, Holy Nativity of Jesus Monument, St John Paul II image, Holy Spirit Chapel, and the Old Church. (v) the GENOCIDE MEMORIAL, Kigali-Rwanda: where 250,000 people killed in the genocide are buried. This is also a chance to tour Kigali city. Our travel itinerary is advance-planned to guarantee you stress-free comfort and prayer experience given the long, arduous journey. We provide reserve-accommodation at the Regina Pacis Centre run by the Benebikira sisters just a stonethrow from Kibeho Shrine. It's male and female accommodation come with bed, toiletries, hot meals, restaurant and chapel . We have en-route service too. With priests as our pilgrimage directors, our pilgrimage is prayerfully complete. Journeying with us gains you collegial pilgrim experience, prayer, and meditation time. Given our organisation, both young and old pilgrims find welcome attraction to sojourn with us. In 2018, we had a number of sick, over-70 year olds who travelled and received spiritual and temporal satisfaction. Given enthusiastic response, registration for this pilgrimage has already began in earnest! For better experience, we require that all who enlist to travel provide the following: ● National ID or Passport number ● Telephone Contact number The above shall ease and speed border customs processing. Our 2019 pilgrimage will cater to members of "Daily Scripture Readings" groups, Lay Missionaries of Charity (LMC) brethren, sub-parishioners of the Ten O'clock Mass, Namugongo, all Catholics, and YOU, to whom SALVATION is important. COST & PAYMENT -------------- ● Ush 270,000= per head/seat (add mobile money withdrawal fee) ● +256772878237 (mob money in "Charles Ongole" name) ● +256702878237 (Airtel money in "Charles Ongole" name) ● instalments allowed ● receipt issued Payments have already began. Contact me TODAY! Blessed Virgin Mary; "Nyina Wa Jambo" (Mother of THE WORD), pray for us ! Yours truly in Christ Charles Ongole John, LMC Kibeho Pilgrimage Coordinator group founding administrator DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS groups Namugongo UGANDA
Greetings from KKINDU PARISH
God is good. All the time God is good.
GOD IS ABLE
OK its nice it prise Lord
Please can someone add me to the WhatsApp group.I was a member but my phone had a problem so I have now bought another one.Here is my number 0775631754
I thanks almighty God for his protection &he may continue to protect all of you to worship and praise him with wonderful voice Iwish you happy Christmas and a new year
Robert Sebina thanx alot

Our Lady Of Africa Choir Mbuya is a Catholic group of Choristers with the aim of leading worship through Music as a tool of Evengelization of the Word of God

Our Lady of Africa Choir Mbuya started in 1968 as the first Choir in Our Lady of Africa Church Mbuya with the aim of promoting of active participation during mass. The members of this Choir are volunteers; They sacrifice their time, come for rehearsals so as to beautify the Liturgy of the Mass.

Choir profile Our Lady of Africa Choir Mbuya (OLAC) was started in 1968 with the main aim of beautifying the Liturgy of the Mass by encouraging the congregation to engage in lively singing, Worship and Praise, in short, to help people pray better. Since then, through God’s grace and the intercession of our Mother Mary, to whom the choir is specifically dedicated, the Choir has managed to evangelize to the people of God through Music. Our Lady of Africa Choir sings a variety of hymns and songs in several of our local Ugandan dialects notably, Luganda, Ateso, Lugbara, Luo, Runyankole-Rukiga, Rutooro, Lusoga, Lugisu and Samia. We also use international languages such as English, Latin, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Kiswahili, Igbo (Nigeria) and other local foreign dialects in our neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of Congo, (Lingala) and Rwanda (Kinyarwanda). The Choir sings at weddings, Thanksgiving ceremonies, Baptism, and Requiem Masses in both Catholic and Anglican Churches. It presents annual Christmas and Easter carol services at the Parish Church in Mbuya and has also regularly performed alongside other Choirs on invitation within Kampala and other parts of Uganda as well as outside Uganda including in Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania. The Choir practices at the Church premises every Sunday from 10.30am to 12.30pm after the 9.00am Mass, and during the weekdays on Wednesday and Thursday from 5.30 to 7.00pm. Our Lady of Africa Choir Mbuya (OLAC) was invited in South Africa on December 1st and 2nd 2011 to participate in the Inter-diocese Catholic Choirs Music Festival in Nelspruit (Mpumalanga) South Africa. This was a Festival that involved the SADEC Region Countries such as; South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho and our Choir was invited as the 1st Choir to participate outside that region to represent East Africa and the Rest of Africa as a Guest Competitor under the Standard Section and the Choir was able to merge the second in this section; this performance prompted the choir to join the Festival of this year at Polokwane South Africa. Therefore the Choir is appealing to people of Goodwill to contribute to this course generously in order to help some of our members who are students, the unemployed youth who are the majority in the Choir. Any contributions whether Financial or Material will be appreciated. For contribution or information

Mission: THE MISSION OF OUR LADY OF AFRICA CHOIR MBUYA IS TO EVANGELIZE THE WORD OF GOD THROUGH MUSIC TO PEOPLE WITHIN UGANDA AND AROUND THE WORLD

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Good Afternoon friends, This is to notify you for Sunday Masses streamed live on Youtube and Facebook at 8:00am in Luganda and 10:00am in English. share with your friends and family.

Most happy returns to you our dearest Padre Joseph Larem. May Sts. Daniel Comboni, Uganda Martyrs and Joseph the Worker prayer and interceed for you to our Lord Jesus to keep you strong, healthy, charismatic and zealous in this life especially in this special new journey. Happy New Year!✨🎂🥂🎉🎊🎊🎉🥇

We wish Fr. Joseph Clerici Larem a happy birthday. We wish him God's blessing on this special day. May he be surrounded by God's gift of grace and love. May the peace of our Lord Jesus be with him and keep him safe. Amen.

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Holy Mass | Friday of the 4th week of Eastertide

First Reading: Acts 13:26-33,
Responsorial Psalm: 2:6-12a,
Gospel: John 14:1-6

Main Celebrant: Rev. Fr. JohnBosco Mubangizi

The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines virtue as "a habitual and firm disposition to do the good.Traditionally, the seven Christian virtues or heavenly virtues combine the four classical cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, temperance, and courage (or fortitude) with the three theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity. These were adopted by the Church Fathers as the seven virtues.

This series involves the study of virtues including how to achieve them in order to form in us a desirable Christian character such that our personalities are directed according to the virtues acquired. First, we'll look at virtue and then go into one virtue at a time...Come, Journey with us as we #StayHomeStaySafe #SafeHands #Tonsemberera

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Holy Mass|Wednesday of the 4th week of Eastertide

First Reading Acts 12:24-13:5 Responsorial Psalm 67:2-3,5-6,8 Gospel John 12:44-50

[05/03/20]   Happy New 4th week of Easter! This week, make a date with us as we feature series about our Catholic Catechism and music. Renew your faith with us as we #StayHomeStaySafe #Tonsemberera

Don' miss out!!!

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Holy Mass | Wednesday of the 3rd week of Easter

Memorial of Saint Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor of the Church

First Reading: Acts 8:1b-8,
Responsorial Psalm: 66:1-3a, 4-5, 6-7a
Gospel John: 6:35-40

Main Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Anthony Kibira Kimbowa

Our Lady of Africa Church, Mbuya

First Reading Acts 7:51-8:1, Responsorial Psalm 30(31):3-4,6,8,17,21, Gospel John 6:30-35

Good Morning OLAC special greetings and thanks from our Patron Mrs. Olive K. Braka. Keep safe and stay rooted in Christ. See you soon🙏.

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Then sings my soul by Our Lady of Africa Choir Mbuya.

TBT: Saturday is well known to be flooded with wedding ceremonies in such seasons. However, with the current times, we decide to take you back on one of our wedding ceremonies we animated this year 2020! We are hopeful, we shall congregate together once again soon! #StaySafeUg

Joseph Ocan Wycliffe Swinnerstone Our Lady of Africa Church, Mbuya Joseph Jozmanluts Lutwa Tony Kibira
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Wedding mass animation for Chrispus and Mackline 25.01.2020, Mbuya Parish.

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#COVID19HandWashChallenge Mbuya

Look who took on the #COVID19HandWashChallenge after our choir Vice Chairperson! Like and Share, subscribe to our channel for more nourishment of the soul! Ojilong Ronald Our Lady of Africa Church, Mbuya Joseph Ocan Joseph Jozmanluts Lutwa Wycliffe Swinnerstone JohnBosco Mubangizi

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After being called upon by our very pwn Choir Vice Chairperson, Fr. John Bosco Mubangizi takes the Bull by its horns and performs the challenge! Will you be ...

Join us this us this evening Friday April 24th, 2020 as we adore Jesus, alive in the Eucharist! Bring all your troubles, distress, sickness, confusion and all your troubled waters.

Psalms 55:22; Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain you: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

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First Reading Acts 5:27-33
Responsorial Psalm 34:2 and 9, 17-18, 19-20
Gospel Jn 3:31-36
Main Celebrant: Fr. John Bosco Mubangizi

Our Lady of Africa Church, Mbuya

Second Sunday of Easter (or Sunday of Divine Mercy)
2nd Reading: ACTS 2:42-47
Responsorial Psalm: PS 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24
2nd Reading: 1 PT 1:3-9
Gospel: JN 20:19-31
Main Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Johnbosco Mubangizi

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Good Evening to you all! cordial greetings from Our Lady of Africa Church Mbuya. Tomorrow we shall be streaming Holy Mass Live on facebook, Youtube, website and twitter from Mbuya at 8:00am in Luganda and 10:00am in English. Please tune in with your family and we pray for the world in these hard moments. Thank you

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Saturday in the Octave of Easter

1st Reading : ACTS 4:13-21
Responsorial Psalm: 118:1 AND 14-15AB, 16-18, 19-21
Gospel: MK 16:9-15
Main Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Anthony Kibira Kimbowa

Join us a few minutes from now to adore our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. "For He said, seek and you shall find, ask and you shall be given, knock and the door shall be opened unto you...even in times of trouble and distress such as these of #COVID19, the Lord is with us and He will journey with us through it all". Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Anthony Kibira Kimbowa.

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Wednesday in the Octave of Easter

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Make a date with us this Easter....

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Were You There by OLAC and Chorus Angellorum Kampala Uganda

Take a listen to your beloved choir on youtube as they take you through "Were you there (when they crucified my Lord)" with Chorus Angelorum Choir.

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Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord) is an American spiritual that was first printed in 1899. Likely composed by enslaved African-Americans in the 19...

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Join us tomorrow for the Celebration of the Easter Vigil starting at 8.30 pm with Easter Carols. The Vigil Mass will start at exactly 9.00 pm and will be streamed live on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube Accounts.

Wishing you Happy Celebrations. Remember to stay safe

Catch your 2020 Easter Carols this Easter Vigil as it is our Culture at Our Lady of Africa Church Mbuya. Starting at 8.30pm, followed by Vigil Mass at 9am. All in the comfort of your living room at home! #StayHomeStaySafe #StaySafeUg!

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#COVID19HandWashChallenge by OLAC Mbuya

Go to our Youtube channel; Our Lady of Africa Choir Mbuya for the latest in music, as we take you through this Easter season!

For now, catch our Vice Chairperson taking on the #COVID19HandWashChallenge via this link!

https://youtu.be/LfSWRSGwWU8

In the bid to join the entire world to fight the Novel Pandemic Corona Virus, Our Lady of Africa Choir Mbuya has joined the global challenge #COVID-19HandWas...

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Join us for the Good Friday Way of the Cross tomorrow morning starting at 9.00 am and the veneration of the cross later during the day in the afternoon starting at 3.00pm. All will be streamed live on our Social accounts.

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Holy Thursday of the Lord's Supper Mass at Our Lady of Africa Church Mbuya...Join Us to Praise the Lord for His Love upon us...

Reading 1: EX 12:1-8, 11-14
Responsorial Psalm: PS 116:12-13, 15-16BC, 17-18.
Reading 2: 1 COR 11:23-26
Gospel: JN 13:1-15
Main Celebrant: Fr. JohnBosco Mubangizi
Co- Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Paulino Twesigye Mondo
Choir: Praise and Worship team

The Easter Triduum celebrations commence today at 4pm. Make a date with us at Our Lady of Africa Church Mbuya on all our social media platforms. Don't miss out the Grace of God in these trying times. #StayHomeStaySafe #KeepGodCloser

It is Lockdown day 8 and despite the quarantine...we can not hold back our joy, pride and celebration! To our dear brother, the Master Mind behind the publicity of Our Lady of Africa Church, Mbuya, we are because you do. Your existence is so eminent and evident not only to the RR team at Mbuya, but to the entire Country, especially Teso Land! Our Emuria~Prince of Teso! You have made your mark in our sister choir St. Paul Choir Mbuya Parish, don't let your light go deem. We love you and wish you a Happy New Year. #StayHomeStaySafe #StaySafeUg Happy birthday Ojilong Ronald!

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Mbuya Parish Daily Mass Invitation

In solidarity with our Government's efforts to curb the spread of the Novel Pandemic - #COVID19, our Parish has come out to emphasis and enforce the message from Our Ministry of Health...Catch all of it through the link below...#StayHomeStaySafe #StaySafeUg

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Cordial Greetings from Our Lady of Africa Church Mbuya! We welcome you to our channel. As the Church of Our Lady of Africa Mbuya Catholic Church, we extended...

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Our Lady of Africa Mbuya Holy Week 2020 program

Join us for this Holy Week's special as well articulated by our Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Anthony Kibira...DON'T BE LEFT OUT!!!

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Cordial Greetings from Our Lady of Africa Church Mbuya! This piece of information acts to help you during this Corona Virus Pandemic that started on February...

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Reading for procession: Mt 21:1-11
Readings for Mass:
Is 50:4-7; Ps 22:8-9.17-18.19-20.23-24
Phil 2:6-11
Mt 26:14-27:66 (or: Mt 27:11-54)

Main Celebrant: Fr. John Bosco Mubangizi
Choir: Praise and Worship team

[04/03/20]   As we join our Parish for the Way of the Cross via Our Lady of Africa Church Mbuya, kindly follow with us, let's pray for this world to overcome this global Pandemic COVID-19 together in Christ.

➕Stations of the Cross➕✞

✞ Here is a short version of “Stations of the Cross”. We can meditate on these stations during our free time, wherever we are – be it office, school or home. These stations will help us to remember Jesus and His passion during the Lenten Season, amidst our busy schedules.

1. First Station ✞

Jesus is condemned to death.

(We may have been condemned by others for no fault of ours. We may have been hurt. We may be unwanted and lonely in this world. We may be a burden for others. Let us give all those painful moments over to the Lord.)

2. Second Station ✞

Jesus carries the Cross.

(Let us remember the times when he had to carry our cross in the form of sin, sickness, pain, worry, despair, loneliness, guilt, loss of loved ones, financial problems and so on. As Jesus bore the cross with patience, let us be patient with our cross and look forward towards greater glory.)

3. Third Station ✞

Jesus falls the first time.

(Let us remember the first time when we gave into temptation and sinned. We fell into sin and moved away from God. Let us repent and ask Jesus for his forgiveness.)

4. Fourth Station ✞

Jesus meets his mother.

(Let us remember our Heavenly Mother who gave birth to Jesus Christ and raised him on this earth. Let us believe in our Heavenly Mother’s powerful intercession. Mother Mary can intercede for us and obtain all graces we need in our lives. Let Mother Mary be our comfort and strength during this earthly journey.)

5. Fifth Station ✞

Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross.

(When we were burdened with our cross, when the cross was too heavy for us to carry, Jesus would have sent someone into our lives to help us carry the cross. It may have been your spouse, your parents, your children, your friends or even a stranger. Jesus would never abandon us. Let us thank Jesus for all those people who gave us hope.)

6. Sixth Station ✞

Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

(Let us remember our family members and friends who were there with us, to comfort us during the most painful times of our life. Let us pray for them, for all the times they comforted us and brought back faith to our lives. )

7. Seventh Station ✞

Jesus falls for the second time.

(We often feel sorry and repent for our sins. We again fall into temptation and then forget everything pretty soon. We go back to our sinful lives, falling into even more greater sins. Let us surrender our hearts to the Lord and be truly repentant and sorry. Let us strive not to keep committing the same sins over and over.)

8. Eight Station ✞

Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem.

(Let us be compassionate and merciful to the people around us. Let us open our eyes to the people suffering in this world. As Jesus comforted the women of Jerusalem, let us have mercy on those in distress. Let our hearts reach out to the Sinners and the people who yet don’t know Jesus.)

9. Ninth Station ✞

Jesus falls the third time.

(Let this be the last time we sin. Let us make our hearts strong and pray to Jesus for strength to fight the temptations of Satan. Let us become closer to God during this Lenten Season, through Fasting, Prayer and Almsgiving.)

10. Tenth Station ✞

Jesus is stripped of his clothes.

(Surrender all those moments in your life which you wish had never ever happened and want to forget forever. It may have been a moment of great embarrassment or great shame. It may be a moment when somebody insulted you or hurt you deeply. When Jesus was stripped of his clothes, he was ashamed and hurt, but he bore everything for our sins. Let us invite Jesus to heal our wounds and surrender all painful moments of our lives to Him.)

11. Eleventh Station ✞

Jesus is nailed to the Cross.

(Let us give up our sinful life. Let all our sins be nailed to the cross so that we can live a new life in Jesus. As Jesus endured unbearable pain while being nailed to the cross, let us bear our sorrows with patience and hold onto life.)

12. Twelfth Station ✞

Jesus dies on the Cross.

(Let the Sinful Man in us die on the Cross along with Jesus. Let us resolve to never sin again and avoid all temptation.)

13. Thirteenth Station ✞

The body of Jesus is taken down from the Cross.

(Jesus, you died for our sins and purchased for us the reward of eternal life. Let us always keep that in our minds and live this life with hope.)

14. Fourteenth Station ✞

Jesus is laid in the tomb.

(Let us look forward to the Eternal Life that Jesus has offered us by giving his own life as ransom. Let us pray to Jesus for the grace of a happy death.)

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[04/02/20]   #StayHomeStaySafe #StaySafeUg #OLACares

[04/02/20]   Take the challenge now! #COVID19HandWashChallenge.
Take a video of yourself doing a proper handwash, share it with us using the hashtag.

As a way of fighting the Novel Pandemic #CoronaVirus, OLAC has joined the Ministry of Health to enforce and encourage our followers, well-wishers, fellow choristers to regularly wash our hands with running water and soap. Join us to rock this... #COVID19HandWashChallenge

[03/31/20]   FURTHER UEC GUIDELINES ON LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS DURING THE TRIDUUM (HOLY WEEK) AND EASTER SUNDAY.

As a follow-up to our Guidance on COVID-19 published on 19th March 2020, we hereby provide further guidelines on liturgical celebrations during the Triduum (Holy Week) and Easter Sunday. We received the Decree regarding this from the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments (Prot. No. 154/20) dated 25th March 2020.

The date for Easter will not be deferred even in countries which have been struck by the disease and where restriction on assemblies and movement of people has been imposed. Bishops and priests may celebrate the rites of Holy Week without the presence of the people. The faithful, however, will be informed about the time for such celebrations so that they can prayerfully participate from their homes. The media, especially television and radio, are requested to broadcast live the liturgical celebrations to enable the faithful follow from their respective homes.

Palm Sunday: The commemoration of the Lords Entrance into Jerusalem is to be celebrated within sacred buildings; in Cathedral churches the second form given in the Roman Missal is to be adopted. In parish churches and in other places the third form is to be used. Palms will be blessed on Palm Sunday, in absence of the faithful, and distributed later through arrangements to be made by each parish.

The Chrism Mass: Uganda Episcopal Conference will communicate the date for the blessing of the Holy Oils later.

Holy Thursday: The washing of feet, which is already optional, is to be omitted. At the end of the Mass of the Lords Supper the procession is also omitted and the Blessed Sacrament is to be kept in the tabernacle. On this day the faculty to celebrate Mass in a suitable place, without the presence of the people, is exceptionally granted to all priests.

Good Friday: In the Universal Prayer, Bishops will arrange to have a special intention prepared for those who find themselves in distress, the sick, the dead, (cf. Missale Romanum). For adoration of the Cross, people will genuflect and bow before the Cross.

Easter Vigil: This is to be celebrated only in the cathedral and parish churches. There will be no baptism of catechumens on this day. However, the renewal of baptismal promises is maintained (cf. Missale Romanum).

Seminaries, houses of clergy, monasteries and religious communities shall follow the indications of this decree.

Expression of popular piety and processions which enrich the days of Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum can be deferred to other suitable days in the year, for example 14 and 15 September, according to the judgment of the Diocesan Bishop.

It is our hope, as Catholic Bishops, that the current challenge has given believers the opportunity to recognize that each family is a “domestic church”. Whereas our physical churches are closed, our families remain open. Each family should, therefore, strive to evangelize itself and strengthen the faith of its members through daily prayers, bearing in mind what Jesus said in Mt 18:20 _(For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them). It should be noted that personal prayer and spiritual group in every stage of Christian live is important.

It should be noted that the ban by Government on public gatherings (of more than 10 people) is still in effect. As Church, we acknowledge the extreme disruption this has caused to normal life, including public worship and celebration of the sacraments. We are, however, comforted by the fact that what is happening right now is not the first of its kind in recent human history. In the 14th Century, Black Death (plague epidemic) killed millions in Europe, and the Church was forced to take drastic measures, including restrictions on worship and movements, in order to curb further spread of the disease. Also, during the 1918 influenza pandemic, churches were closed in many parts of Europe and America. Because COVID-19 is a threat and challenge to humanity, we need to pray and work together to save human life. We, therefore, appeal to all people in Uganda to cooperate with the authorities to defeat the disease as soon as possible.

As we continue to pray to God to free us from this pandemic, we, your Bishops, extend to you the message of hope knowing that the Lord, through his death and resurrection, has conquered evil and death (Heb 2:14). We promise you our continued prayer during this trying moment and encourage you to do the same for the whole world by reciting at least a decade of the Rosary daily, beside other devotional prayers. We encourage you to also remember praying to the Martyrs of Uganda for their intercession. We are grateful to the Holy Father for taking lead in praying for humanity during the special prayer event that was televised live on 27th March 2020. We also thank all those who were able to join him in the said prayer.

Have a blessed Easter.

Yours in the Risen Christ,

† Rt. Rev. Joseph Antony Zziwa
Chairman, Uganda Episcopal Conference and
Bishop of Kiyinda-Mityana Diocese.

March 28, 2020
At Kiyinda-Mityana Cathedral

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Holy Mass|Wednesday of the 4th week of Eastertide
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CHRISTMAS CAROLS BY OUR LADY OF AFRICA CHOIR MBUYA ON 8TH DECEMBER 2019
SWEET HEART OF JESUS
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE UGANDA 9th October 1962 - WITH NATIONAL ANTHEM - Sang by Our Lady of Africa Choir, Mbuya

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Choir profile Our Lady of Africa Choir Mbuya (OLAC) was started in 1968 with the main aim of beautifying the Liturgy of the Mass by encouraging the congregation to engage in lively singing, Worship and Praise, in short, to help people pray better. Since then, through God’s grace and the intercession of our Mother Mary, to whom the choir is specifically dedicated, the Choir has managed to evangelize to the people of God through Music. Our Lady of Africa Choir sings a variety of hymns and songs in several of our local Ugandan dialects notably, Luganda, Ateso, Lugbara, Luo, Runyankole-Rukiga, Rutooro, Lusoga, Lugisu and Samia. We also use international languages such as English, Latin, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Kiswahili, Igbo (Nigeria) and other local foreign dialects in our neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of Congo, (Lingala) and Rwanda (Kinyarwanda). The Choir sings at weddings, Thanksgiving ceremonies, Baptism, and Requiem Masses in both Catholic and Anglican Churches. It presents annual Christmas and Easter carol services at the Parish Church in Mbuya and has also regularly performed alongside other Choirs on invitation within Kampala and other parts of Uganda as well as outside Uganda including in Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania. The Choir practices at the Church premises every Sunday from 10.30am to 12.30pm after the 9.00am Mass, and during the weekdays on Wednesday and Thursday from 5.30 to 7.00pm. Our Lady of Africa Choir Mbuya (OLAC) was invited in South Africa on December 1st and 2nd 2011 to participate in the Inter-diocese Catholic Choirs Music Festival in Nelspruit (Mpumalanga) South Africa. This was a Festival that involved the SADEC Region Countries such as; South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho and our Choir was invited as the 1st Choir to participate outside that region to represent East Africa and the Rest of Africa as a Guest Competitor under the Standard Section and the Choir was able to merge the second in this section; this performance prompted the choir to join the Festival of this year at Polokwane South Africa. Therefore the Choir is appealing to people of Goodwill to contribute to this course generously in order to help some of our members who are students, the unemployed youth who are the majority in the Choir. Any contributions whether Financial or Material will be appreciated. For contribution or information Of the four choirs that are active in the Parish, Our Lady of Africa Choir is the oldest. Its primary role is animating the 9.00am Mass at Church every Sunday. The age-group of the membership varies from 8 - 58yrs with some of its founder members proudly still being active. It currently boasts a membership of 60. The Choir practices at the Church premises every Sunday from 10.30am to 12.30pm after the 9.00am Mass, and during the weekdays on Wednesday and Thursday from 5.30 to 7.00pm. Our Lady of Africa Choir sings a variety of hymns and songs in several of our local Ugandan dialects notably, Luganda, Ateso, Lugbara, Luo, Runyankole-Rukiga, Rutooro, Lusoga, Lugisu and Samia. We also use international languages such as English, Latin, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Kiswahili and other local foreign dialects in our neighboring countries of the Democratic Republic of Congo, (Lingala) and Rwanda (Kinyarwanda). The Choir sings at weddings, thanksgiving ceremonies, baptism, requiem masses in both Catholic and Anglican Churches. It presents annual Christmas and Easter carol services at the Parish Church in Mbuya and has also regularly performed alongside other Choirs on invitation within Kampala and other parts of Uganda as well as outside Uganda including in Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania. The Choir can be contacted through the Chairman, Mr. Otema Godfrey (077-3-176449); the Choir Director, Mr. Bruno Odwori (071-2-804675) or the Publicity Secretary, Mrs. Maria Oitamong (070-4-024613)
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