By Benjamin Msowoya
Through the Youth Desk, the Diocese of Karonga has gathered over 1,600 youths at Chaminade Secondary School for their 2017 Diocesan rally. The Youth Rally will run from 23 August to 27 August 2017. The Youth Desk hopes that the rally will help the youth to interact, learn from each other and acquire more knowledge on Church doctrine and life skills from various presentations that have been prepared.
The theme of this year’s youth rally is “Honoring the Father’s House with my Life as Youth” (Muwukilano Watumbike Nyu
mba ya Wadada na Umoyo Wake).
Though the numbers keep increasing, so far, the numbers that are registered on 23 August, the day of arrival are as follows:
|#||PARISH||NO. of Youth|
|3||ST JOSEPH THE WORKER||150|
|4||ST ANNES (+ LIVINGSTONIA)||290|
|6||ST MICHAELS (+ JOHN PAUL II)||675|
Fr Charles Peter Chinula, the Diocesan Social Communications Secretary, on behalf of Bishop Martin Mtumbuka presided over the opening mass on 24 August 2017. He urged the youth to know how much worth they are as ‘temples of the Holy Spirit’ and live lives that manifest such an understanding. He also appealed to them that on top of being ambitious they should also be contented with what God has given them.
On Sunday, 27 August, the Vicar General for the Diocese of Karonga, Mons. Denis Chitete, will preside over the closing mass for the 2017 Diocesan Youth Rally.