The Bishop of Kabale Diocese, Rt Rev Callist Rubaramira has ordained Sixteen Deacons into Priesthood, Seminarians into Deaconhood during a function at the hallowed grounds of Our Lady of Good Shepherd, Rushoroza Cathedral parish in Kabale Municipality.
The Ordained Priests are Rev. Fr. Nelson Agaba, from Nyakishenyi Parish in Rukungiri District, Rev.Fr Paul Bamwenzaki, from Nyakibale Parish in the same district, Rev.Fr. Felix Bigiromuhangi from Muko Parish in Rubanda District, Rev. Fr. Posiano Kwitonda, from Gisoro Parish in Kisoro District, Rev. Fr. Brian Monday from Muko Parish in Rubanda District, Rev. Fr. Chrispino Mubangizi from Makiro Parish in Kanungu District, Rev. Fr. Alexander Muhumuzu from Muko Parish in Rubanda District, Rev. Fr. Clement Musabyimana from Nyagisozi Parish in Kisoro District.
Other Priests are; Rev. Fr. Ambrose Ndinumukiza from Kinamira Parish in Kisoro District, Rev. Fr. Brian Niwagaba from Muko Parish in Rubanda District, Rev. Fr. Ronald Niwamumpeire, from Rubanda Parish in the same district, Rev. Fr. Celestine Nkamwesiga, from Kabirizi Parish in Rubanda District, Rev. Fr. Martin Nkurunziza from Nyagisozi Parish in Kisoro District, Rev.Fr. Bruno Nkwasibwe from Kakore Parish in Rubanda District, Rev. Fr. Isaac Turinawe from Rwengiri Parish in Rukungiri District, and Rev. Fr. Robert Nsinga – MCCJ from Rwamagaya Parish in Rukungiri District.
The Ordained Deacons are; Rev. Deacon Walter Harem’Imana from Mutolere Parish, Rev. Deacon Bruno Niyonzima from Kinamira Parish, and Rev. Deacon Deusdediti Uwiringiyimana from Sooko, all in Kisoro District.
Bishop Rubaramira charged the Ordained Priests and Deacons to be prayerful, Obedient to God, and serve him wholeheartedly. He also reminded them to get committed to God’s Ministry, preach his good news, and execute the calling of drawing Christians near to God.
In his homily, Rev Fr Placid Mugumya, the Chancellor and Bishops Secretary, Kabale Diocese cautioned Priests and Deacons against living God by human efforts which is risky citing that the Ministry requires God’s guidance. Rev Fr Mugumya also asked the Ordained Priests and Deacons not to conform to the standards of the world which compromises Catholics’ identity but rather go to the least of the society and lose the ship.
Speaking as the guest of Hon, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, the Minister of Information Communication and Technology commended the Catholic Church for the spiritual nourishment of Christians and embracing the earthly needs of people.
He urged the church and other regions to focus on empowering the population to get out of Poverty and address the concerns of healthcare and Education so that people get a better life.