ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY CELEBRATIONS AT KIWAMIREMBE ON THE 15TH AUG 2017 HAS BEEN BLESSED BY HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT YOWERI MUSEVENI AND THE ARCHBISHOP OF KAMPALA HIS GRACE DR. CYPRIAN KIZITO
Today, the holy Catholic Church commemorates the Assumption of the Virgin Mary to Heaven, this is a special day at Kiwamirembe Catholic Shrine. The preparations started with a Novena that started on 6th Aug 2017 led be the Vicar General who represented His Eminence Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala together with Ndeeba Parish which was centred on praying for Peace in Uganda and the World.
Then the vigil on August 16, 2017, Children of Mother Mary gathered to stay in anxious waiting, praying and confessing their sins to be ready celebrate the day with clean and repentant hearts
The Assumption day celebrations has started with thorough security checks around the shrine as His excellency the president was to bless the celebration. The celebrations started on time with procession and the receiving of his excellency the president who went to give his precise and concise speech than usual which speech he appreciated the role Kiwamirembe hill played in the in the liberation war and as way to contribute to the redevelopment of this area, he pledged Ugs. 80 million and went on to ask Rt Hon. Dr. Margret Zziwa to remind him to make sure the Road to Kiwamirembe is worked upon.
After his speech, the holy sacrifice Mass commenced led by His Grace the Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga together with his chancellor and the Vicar General and other priest from other parts of Uganda and many countries like Australia Kenya and Tanzania.
The First Reading
The reading was taken from the book of Revelations (Rev: 11, 19a, 12, 1-6. 10b)
The Second Reading
The reading from th first letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians (15:20-27) read by Rt. Hon Dr. Margret Zziwa
The Holy Gospel
The Holy gospel according to Luke (1:39-56)
The Homily By His Grace Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga
His gave us the challenge to emulate the Christ who suffered not over look for miracles. In his words he said “ if the church you are in is for miracles only then you are in a wrong church.”
The Intercession prayers By Rev. Fr Luzindana
The Carmelites youth choir from the youthful community of Our lady of Mt. Carmel church Kansanga magnificently animated mass
The Offertory sessions
Different Precise Speeches and Introductions
Group Photo taken After Mass
Blessing and Laying of the Pilgrims Hostel Foundation stone by His Grace the Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga
The Chairman of the executive committee, Dr. Kasozi made a humble request to the children of Mother Mary to support the works of the construction of the Hostel as it will generate revenues to make Kiwamirembe financially stable and provide physical and spiritual comfort to pilgrims.