Archives November 2023

St Denis Parish of Rumphi Clocks 75 Years.

The St Denis Parish in the Catholic Diocese of Mzuzu has celebrated its 75th Diamond Jubilee this year after it was established in 1948.

Bishop John Ryan of the Catholic Diocese of Mzuzu will preside over the Eucharist celebrations at a colorful ceremony held at St Denis Parish in Rumphi district.

Parish priest, Father Raymond Mwale, said the parish is pleased to have achieved among others, uniting people and bringing faith and salvation to the parishioners.

Delegates from within and outside Malawi graced the event.

The St Denis Parish was established in 1948 by Father Dupuis.

The Auxiliary bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Mzuzu Yohane Suzgo Nyirenda presided over the Eucharist celebration.

Christians from different parishes in the Diocese and beyond took part in celebrating the 75th Diamond Jubilee.

Adequate local resources, a major setback for the country’s economic growth

Auxiliary Bishop for Mzuzu diocese Yohane Nyirenda says failure by leaders in all spheres of life to ensure maximum production using available local resources remains a major set back for the country to craw out of poverty.

Auxillary Bishop Nyirenda gave the example of the country having abundance water but fails to produce enough food where hunger is the order of the day year in year out.

He said unless leaders whether it be politicians, public servants faith leaders  change their ways and become angry with the suffering, the country will remain one of the poorest in the world.

The Bishop also singled out laziness and beer drinking as other factors fueling poverty among the citizens.

He was speaking during events to mark this year’s world day of the poor at St Paul’s Parish in Mzimba where food items were distributed to ultra poor families.

One of the beneficiaries Monica Moyo who is widowed hailed the Diocese for the support saying the food items which included a bag of maize flour will help in feeding her family of four.

Resources for the food items came from all commissions under Mzuzu Diocese.

This year’s World Day of the poor was commemorated under the theme ‘Do not turn your face away from anyone who is poor’.