President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni will this Friday be the guest of honour during celebrations to mark 25 years of priesthood in Katakwi district.
Gen. Museveni, who is also the Commander in Chief of the armed forces was invited by the family of Mr. George William Epel (RIP) and Mrs. Bernadette Epel and the family of Mr. Faustine Imalingat and Mrs. Euphenia Imalingat together with Vice President Jessica Alupo at the Silver Jubilee at their sons Rev. Paul Benedict Francis Imalingat and Fr. Lawrence Akepa Immas.
According to the vice president, the 25-years priestly celebrations will be hosted at Akwamor Primary School, Ongongoja Sub County, Aketa Town Board, in Katakwi on December 30th, 2022.
Alupo disclosed this, today (Boxing Day) when she joined the Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Eciru Oliach, the Bishop of Soroti Catholic Diocese and other christians during celebrations to mark the Parton Feast Day of St. Stephen’s Catholic Parish Katakwi (St. Stephen’s Day) in Katakwi district.
The vice president offered an open invitation to all people, young and old living within and outside Teso Sub Region.
Over 800 people received the Sacrament of Confirmation and sacrament of Holy Matrimony by the Bishop Oliach. Among those who received the Sacrament of confirmation was 86year old Winfred Amuge.
The celebrations which begun with Mass also saw a fundraising exercise for the construction of the new church and Regina Caeli.
Alupo who doubles as Katakwi district woman MP, advised christians to maintain peace as they celebrate New Year’s and encouraged christians to always walk in the Kingdom of God.
She advised parents to prioritize protection of their children during this long holiday and urged them to always bring children to church for them to obtain a very strong religious Foundation.
She said parents should keep reminding children that church is the source of blessings and opportunities.
“We should teach them to how sing gospel songs because they’re very important at that tender age,” Alupo said.
She urged Christians to embrace government developmental programs being implemented in every local government including the famous Parish Development Model, universal primary education, universal secondary education, health and assured them that electricity will be extended to every village.
She added that roads will continue to be constructed including the one that connects to Kumi through the Ferry.
She assured christians that the road is already captured in the budget. She emphasized that it’s one of the priority roads to be worked on next year.
She encouraged parents to take children to school when the term opens in February next year.
“Girls, boys and those with disabilities. If there’s a blind child in the village please send them to school because the teachers will know what to do with them,” Alupo stressed.
Alupo also told christians of St. Paul’s yesterday while attending Christmas prayers to always coming back home during Christmas like Jesus’ mother and father did.
“I encourage you christians working outside Katakwi to always come back home because when you do, it helps you interact with christians and also follow up on church programs. You also bring so many developmental ideas from where you’re working,” Alupo said.
Bishop Oliach in his summon encouraged christians to preach forgiveness and also spend sparingly during this festive season.
“As you celebrate you should remember that in February next year, you will be taking back children to school,” Oliach advised