MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2024

The Catholic Diocese of Maralal wishes you Merry Christmas! May your heart be light, your celebrations be joyful, and your time with loved ones be filled with warmth and laughter. Wishing you a holiday season full of love, peace, and happiness. May the spirit of Christmas bring you hope and inspiration for the coming year. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2024

REV.FR. STEPHEN KAOKE LORORUA HAS GONE TO BE WITH THE LORD

On 21/11/2023
REV.FR. STEPHEN KAOKE LORORUA HAS GONE TO BE WITH THE LORD.
Today, His Lordship Rt. Rev. Hieronymus Joya, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Maralal has conveyed the news of the passing on of Rev. Fr. Stephen Kaoke Lororua.
After many months of treatment under the care of the Consolata Missionaries in the regional House, he rested in the Lord early this morning at the MP Shah Hospital. Until he fell sick, he was the parish priest of Our Lady of Annunciation Parish, Porro.
Rt. Rev. Hieronymus Joya has urged all the priests and Christians of the Catholic Diocese of Maralal to offer mass intentions and prayers for the repose of his soul in eternal peace.
The late Fr. Stephen Kaoke Lororua will be remembered for his moving homilies and teachings that impacted knowledge and wisdom to all the people who interacted with him.
May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Omnia Vincit Amor.

Priesthood Anniversary

On 19th November 2023 Rev. Fr. Joseph Omollo celebrated his 10th Priesthood Anniversary at Wamba Catholic Parish .
All the best Padre. God bless you in your service to the people of God.

THANKSGIVING MASS

Pictorial, highlights of the colorful thanksgiving Mass for The Very Rev. James Bhola Lengarin IMC, Superior General Consolata Missionaries at Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral Maralal today 13/8/2023.

LODUNGOKWE BISHOP’S PASTORAL VISIT 2023.

Today his lordship Bishop Hieronymus Joya completed his 1 week ,Pastoral visitation at Lodungokwe Catholic Parish.
The bishop throughout the week had a visit to the Outstation/ Local Churches administrating the sacrament of confirmation and having meeting with the local leaders of respective places within the Parish.
The bishop on Thursday this week at Lodungokwe had an opportunity of confirming the sacrament to the pupils and students of Lodungokwe Parish also of worthy rememberance is there was reception of the Catholic Men’s Association and they took their vows.
Lodungokwe Catholic Parish is made up 7 local churches. The 31st Old Parish is under the patronage of St. Joseph.

Catholic Women Association-Maralal Cathedral Parish

8/7/2023.
Catholic Women Association from Maralal Cathedral Parish, on Saturday visited Rt. Rev. Hieronymus Joya, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Maralal at his residence. They later had a meeting with him at Joseph Allamano Pastoral Centre where they discussed various issues concerning the Association. The meeting was concluded by celebration of the Holy Mass.
Omnia Vincit Amor.

CJPD-KCCB NORTH RIFT PEACE INITIATIVE LAUNCH – ELDORET.

28th JUNE 2023
CJPD-KCCB NORTH RIFT PEACE INITIATIVE LAUNCH – ELDORET.
KCCB North Rift Peace Initiative was today launched at St. John Pastoral Centre, Catholic Diocese of Eldoret. This initiative by the KCCB is meant to bring a long lasting peace to the troubled North Rift Region. The participating dioceses were: Catholic Dioceses of Eldoret, Kitale, Lodwar, Maralal, Nakuru and Nyahururu.
The event started by celebration of the Holy Mass and the main celebrant was Rt. Rev Joseph Mbatia, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Nyahururu.
The launch of the peace initiative started by brief of the North Rift Peace Initiative by Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Lugonzo, General Secretary, KCCB General Secretariat followed by testimonies including reformists and later a message from the CJPD chair Rt. Rev. John Oballa Owaa then finally the launching of the North Rift Peace Initiative.
The Catholic Diocese of Maralal was represented by Rt. Rev. Hieronymus Joya, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Maralal and Mr. Daniel Wang’ombe, Director CJPD Office.
Omnia Vincit Amor.

SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST.

SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST.
The Feast of Corpus Christi is commonly used as an opportunity for public Eucharistic processions, which serves as a sign of common faith and adoration. Our worship of Jesus in His Body and Blood calls us to offer to God our Father a pledge of undivided love and an offering of ourselves to the service of others.
IN PICTURES:
The Eucharistic procession of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ led by Rev. Fr. Steve Lekasuyan at St. Peter and Paul Maralal Cathedral Parish.
Omnia Vincit Amor.

Fr James Bhola Lengarin IMC-Superior General of the Consolata

Fr James Bhola Lengarin IMC is the new Superior General of the Consolata Missionaries 2023 – 2029. The Kenyan missionary was elected during the XIV General Chapter of the Consolata Missionaries, held in Rome from May 22 to June 26, 2023.
Fr Lengarin becomes the first African Consolata Missionary to hold the position previously being the Vice General Superior. He takes over from Fr Stefano Camerlengo who held the mandate for two terms 2011 -2023.
“We entrust Fr. James Lengarin to the Virgin Consolata and your prayers…. this Chapter asked him and he accepted to guide us as Father General for the next six years,” reads a communique from the Fr Pedro José da Silva Louro IMC, the Secretary General of the Consolata Missionaries.
Fr James Bhola Lengarin was born on April 15, 1971, in Maralal, Kenya. In 1997 he made his perpetual profession with the Consolata Missionaries and was ordained a priest on July 18, 1999, in Wamba, Kenya.
He began his studies in theology in London, which he concluded in Rome, in 1999, with a Master’s Degree in Missiology. From 1999 to 2004 he was a missionary animator in Italy and was subsequently appointed as vice formator of the Theological Seminary of Rome-Bravetta, where he was then Rector from 2006 to 2008.
Assigned to Kenya, he was Master of Novices in the year 2008-2009 and was then appointed Director of the Consolata Language Center in Nairobi for a year. From 2010 to 2012 he was Rector of the Consolata Shrine in Nairobi. He was then appointed the Financial Administrator of the Kenya/Uganda Region in June 2012, a position he held until 2017.
In 2017 he participated in the General Chapter that elected him Vice Superior General, a position in which he has served the Institute for the last six years.
Congratulations

Padre James Lengarin

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