“They encouraged the Christians to grow in knowledge and love of the Scriptures and of Jesus, who continues to speak his word and to break bread in the community of believers,” the member of FSP adds in reference to the Priests who presided over Eucharistic celebration in the three Parishes of Nairobi Archdiocese.
She continues, “Since faith comes from hearing, and what is heard is based on the word of Christ, believers are bound to listen attentively to the word of the Lord, both in the celebration of the liturgy and in their personal prayer and reflection.”
Making reference to Parish Priest of Holy Trinity Parish, Fr. Fredrick Ndirang’u, Sr. Massango says that the Consolata Missionary Cleric “found a way to involve the children in the Eucharistic Celebration by providing some Bibles and New Testaments as a way to underline how it is important to put the Word of God in the hands of young children.”
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“In their animations, the three groups of the Daughters of St. Paul joyfully sowed the Word of God also by displaying to the Christians the New African Bible,” She adds.
The Mozambican-born Sister cites the founder of FSP, Blessed James Alberione, saying, “If the Bible is a divine book, then let us make sure it remains such.”
“Let us not simply place the Word of God on a bookshelf, as if it were just any other book. Let us give it the place of honor in our house, alongside the crucifix, where everyone can see it, read it and kiss it,” Sr. Massango further says making reference to Blessed James Alberione.
She continues, “How wonderful it is to see the Book of the Gospel on the altar.”