Ngong, 31 January, 2021 / 1:31 pm (ACI Africa).
As part of their program to celebrate the year of St. Joseph, which Pope Francis proclaimed 8 December 2020, Catholics in Kenya’s Diocese of Ngong are expected to participate in monthly reflections on the patron Saint of the Universal Church.
In an interview with ACI Africa Monday, January 25, the Pastoral Coordinator of Ngong Diocese, Fr. Boniface Mukwe said that the reflections aim at helping Christians to deepen their understanding of the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
“There will be monthly reflections about St. Joseph led by the Priests. Since we are a mission land with few Priests, in some places, the Catechists will lead the reflections,” Fr. Mukwe said, adding, “We want the people to know who St. Joseph is, to imitate him, and to learn from his life.”
He further said, “The reflections aim at nurturing the faith of the Christians and to help them with the growth of various Church groups.”
While launching the year-long celebration on January 17, the Local Ordinary of Ngong, Bishop John Oballa Owaa said that the monthly reflections should make the foster-father of Jesus “known and loved” by the Christians.