Nairobi, 17 April, 2021 / 10:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of Kenya’s Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) is appealing for generous donations to revive stalled projects in Seminaries and other houses of formation as the Church prepares to celebrate Vocations Sunday on April 25.
The PMS National Director in Kenya, Fr. Bonaventure Luchidio, told ACI Africa on Thursday, April 15 that not much was collected in the Vacations kitty last year owing to COVID-19 restrictions that were imposed on Church gatherings in the country.
The situation forced the office that operates under the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) to freeze a number of projects that had been planned for various Seminaries and formation houses across the East African country, Fr. Luchidio said.
“We postponed many projects including renovations of chapels and other extension projects in a number of Seminaries and formation houses. In other places, we told the Seminaries to work within their means since we couldn’t provide everything they required,” the Kenyan Cleric said.
He revealed that only KSh.6 million (USD $60,000.00) was raised from all Catholic Parishes in Kenya against the KSh.10 million (USD $100,000.00) target. This happened despite the PMS decision to postpone the collections date from May to December last year.