KARONGA DIOCESE

Bishop Mtumbuka Celebrates Good Friday with the Faithful of St Joseph the Worker Cathedral

Bishop Mtumbuka Celebrates Good Friday with the Faithful of St Joseph the Worker Cathedral
The Bishop and Father Silwamba prostrate before the cross in the sanctuary at the beginning of the liturgy in the cathedral

By Benjamin Msowoya

During this year’s Good Friday (19 April 2019) celebrations, Bishop Martin Anwel Mtumbuka of the Diocese of Karonga joined the faithful of St Joseph the Worker Cathedral. The celebrations started in the morning (11:30am) and ended in the late afternoon (4:30pm).

The celebration included the Way of the Cross (from Baka CDSS to the Cathedral), Liturgy of the Word, and Communion.

In his homily, the Bishop stressed the suffering which Jesus went through in order to save humanity (the physical and mental torture, humiliation in the public; all that for our salvation).

He said that each time we reflect on these mysteries of our salvation, we as Christians should know that our salvation came about at a very high price – someone died for us. Therefore, we should take our Christianity, the faith, seriously.

There was also Special Collection (funds collected on Good Friday), called Universal Collection for the Holy Land which will be sent to the Vatican so that the Pope uses it to take care of the holy sites in Israel.

Also present during the Good Friday celebration at St Joseph the Worker Cathedral were Fr Cecilio Silwamba and Deacon Anthony Mwafulirwa.

Way of the Cross in Pictures

Final station of the Way of the Cross
Final station of the Way of the Cross
There were many Sunday school children
There were many Sunday school children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bishop and Father Silwamba prostrate before the cross in the sanctuary at the beginning of the liturgy in the cathedral
The Bishop and Father Silwamba prostrate before the cross in the sanctuary at the beginning of the liturgy in the cathedral
Veneration of the Cross
Veneration of the Cross

 

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