Rev. Fr. Charles Kinyua

Rev. Fr. Charles Kinyua, Director Radio Waumini

 

By Virginia Kabugu

The chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops-Commission for Missions Rt. Rev. Peter Kihara, has called on Christians to go out and share the joy of the risen Lord.

The Bishop encouraged the Christians to identify with their parishes and small Christians communities during this festive season.

“Easter joy is shared, anybody who encounters the risen Lord will not keep the joy within themselves, they will go and share,” said Bishop Kihara who is also the bishop of Marsabit.

He was speaking today, 16th April 2014 at the Kenya Catholic Secretariat, Waumini House Westlands during Mass to mark the Easter break for the staff.

The Kenya Catholic Secretariat has closed from the afternoon of  Wednesday and reopens on Easter Tuesday 22nd April, 2014.

The Bishop reminded the Christians that the Easter season is a significant moment in their lives. “Easter is enriching to the heart and soul as it is a time of salvation.”

He lamented that the other important season in the calendar of the church, Christmas has been commercialized to look like the most important season yet Easter is the main feast in the life of a Christian.

At the same time, the General Secretary of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops, Rev. Fr. Vincent Wambugu reminded the staff the importance of joining their local parish communities in marking the solemnities during the Easter Triduum.

“The events from the Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday to the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday are specific and significant to the Church and our history of salvation.”

In his homily, Rev. Fr. Charles Kinyua, Director Radio Waumini said that Easter is an opportune time to dialogue with God.

“This is a time to reflect on our own lives as Christians, on how we relate with God and our neighbours. It is a time to renew our relationship with God and know that God does not save a community but an individual.”

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