Corpus Christi Procession

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The Kenyan faithful have endeavoured to offer the most beautiful ceremony in honour of the Blessed Eucharist, in this Corpus Christi feast day. For the first time, the church was overcrowded. Some extra benches were put outside to give chance to anyone attending the High Mass. The Missionary Sisters from the Noviciate in Karen have joined the choir to sign the Gregorian chant.

During the Holy Mass, 16 children and adults have received the First Holy Communion.
At the end of the Mass, the Blessed Sacrament has been carried in procession in the area around the priory, known as Kawangware. Most of our parishioners live in this area, and they were very proud to receive Jesus’s visit in their home place.

The first altar of repose was settled in the courtyard of the small house where our three sisters live, in the midst of this area. The second altar was in the school hall.

The Priests, Brother, Sisters, the children of the catechism classes and of the school, all the faithful, young and old, have participated to celebrate the most wonderful procession in honour of the Most Blessed Sacrament!

Launching the construction work!

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This Monday morning, a new team full of joy and energy has started working again on the construction site of Holy Cross Academy. The construction manager is a German and his name is Josef. He has valuable experience and a heart rich of generosity! Under his sweet authority, the team of about ten masons and artisans will improve their skills!

The first step is water and electricity connection. A caterpillar is hired to open trenches and to put the various water pipes and electric wires.
A water tank of eight thousand litres is put on a slab built on the ground. Then water pump is connected to fill up the six thousand litre tank under the roof.
The electrician replaces the meter, checks the amperage of the various machines, and makes control panel with the various fuses.

Meanwhile, the architect and the engineer are finishing the plans and drawings, before submitting them to City Hall for approval. It’s almost done!

Stones, cement bags, sand, and the concrete mixer are delivered. The scaffolding is coming soon. Well, everything is ready!

Feast of St Joseph the Worker

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Great feast of the Kenyan Mission on this Sunday 1st May 2016! The District Superior, Fr. Loic Duverger, has come to celebrate the solemn mass, assisted by Fr. Becher, the Sisters’ chaplain, and Fr. James Ngaruro, our Kenyan confrere.
At the beginning of the ceremony, Fr. Duverger unveiled and solemnly blessed the new statue of St Joseph, purchased and offered by the parishioners.

After Mass, the priests and the faithful have shared a parish meal, famously known as “nyama choma” or Kenyan barbecue. It was not a fat cow, but a nice goat that two butchers have slaughtered and cooked for about 200 assistants.
The older parishioners have given some talks to express their gratitude to Fr. Duverger who will leave his position as District Superior on 15th August.

This celebration was also an opportunity to launch the new phase of the school building construction, which was stopped for about a year. What is surer than placing the site under the protective sight of St Joseph the Worker?

Prayer to St Joseph Model of artisans, by Pope St. Pius X

O Glorious St Joseph, model of all who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work in the spirit of penance in expiation of my many sins; to work conscientiously by placing love of duty above my inclinations; to gratefully and joyously deem it an honor to employ and to develop by labor the gifts I have received from God, to work methodically, peacefully, and in moderation and patience, without ever shrinking from it through weariness or difficulty to work above all, with purity of intention and unselfishness, having unceasingly before my eyes death and the account I have to render of time lost, talents unused, good not done, and vain complacency in success, so baneful to the work of God.

All for Jesus, all for Mary, all to imitate thee, O Patriarch St Joseph! This shall be my motto for life and eternity.