Namugongo - Kira Town, Kampala Uganda
Don Bosco Child And Life Mission - CALM
It was on 3 of December 2013 a Tuesday when we officially had our holiday. Actually we were supposed to have it on 2 of December but due to load- shedding that day, staff members were not able to prepare the traveling documents and which were processed on the following day.On 3 of December, we woke up early in the morning and had some home work till 9:00 am, Uncle Paul the organizer told us to prepare ourselves saying he wanted to go to town. So he gave us money for transport.
The day began as usual with morning prayers followed by work which was conducted by uncle Paul. After work, we prepared ourselves for the Eucharist. Rev. Fr Richard was the priest celebrant with Fr. Jean Marie being the con celebrant assisted by eight alter servers. The First Reading was taken from Prophet Malachi; it was saying that, the lord you are seeking will suddenly enter his temple. It was read by Kato Ronald a student from St.Mary s.s.s.Namaliga.The Second Reading was taken from Hebrews. It was saying that, it was essential that he showed in this way to be completely like his brothers; it was read by Sadic Bashir also a student of St. Mary s.s.s Namaliga. The Gospel was taken from Luke 2:22-40. My eyes have seen your salvation. It was proclaimed by Rev Fr. Jean Marie.
In the homily the Rev. Fr. Richard emphasized on the fact that we have to follow the things the way they are supposed to be giving an example of Jesus himself; he had no sin but he accepted to be baptized, Mary his mother, the mother of Jesus was a virgin and she gave birth to Jesus and she also remained a virgin. She went to the Temple to give glory to God so that the scriptures be fulfilled.