ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA CATHOLIC PARISH - KITISURU

St Catherine of Siena Catholic Parish, Kitisuru falls under the Archdiocese of Nairobi. Sometime prior to the year 2002 the family of the late Mr. Joseph Githinji (May he rest in peace) donated a five (5) acre parcel of land in Kitisuru, Nairobi to the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi. In 2002, the piece of land was placed under the stewardship of the Dominican Friars of Eastern Africa Vicariate with a Parish status by the then Archbishop Raphael Ndingi Mwana N’zeki (emeritus).
The Parish membership started with a handful of Christians which has grown to the current membership now numbering about 300 registered members with a potential to grow more. However, the population is quite dynamic in that some members come and leave in a rapid manner presumably associated with the demands of their work. This is because the parish is located near the United Nations Complex, International Organizations and Embassies among others in its neighborhood with employees who are always in constant movement.

The new church project
Since its inception to date, the parish community has been worshipping under a Makuti makeshift (makuti is the name given to coconut leaves). However, in 2011, the then Parish Priest, Fr. John Lenkaak, OP and the Parish Pastoral Council organized the Christians who began contributing some money through Harambees (generous contributions) for construction of a permanent church. Construction began immediately with the first amount of money contributed. The pace has been slow but in tandem with the inflow of funds which are solely raised by the small number of Christians within the parish. They have been very faithful and committed to this cause without getting tired. The intention of the Parish Council was to complete the building in a span of four years. This has been quite elusive due to unavailability of sufficient funds in time. The building is at an advanced stage although there is still a lot of work to be done which requires a substantial amount of money to compete it.  We continue to request for generous contributions from well-wishers to complete the project.

Groups
The Parish has a membership that now numbers about 100 families who constitute Small Christian Communities, Ecclesial Groups, Associations and other groups. The following Ecclesial groups and associations are present in St. Catherine Parish:  Pontifical Missionary Childhood (PMC), Youth, Catholic Women Association (CWA), the Choir, the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC), Self Help Group, and Welfare Group, etc.
Other committees and councils that assist the Parish priest in running the affairs of the parish include but not limited to the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC), the Finance Council, the Liturgy Committee and the Fundraising Committee.

Mass Schedules at St. Catherine of Siena


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Confession is every First and Third Saturday of the Month-At st Catherine of Siena

Confession is every Second and Fourth Saturday of the Month-At St Martin Kibagare Church


We wish to thank you All most sincerely for your continuous support and collaboration, we appreciate the financial support that facilitates our pastoral work. We pray that God may continue to abundantly bless you and your family.

Yours sincerely in Christ,

Rev.Fr. Emmanuel Mulu,OP

 

 

 

 

 

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St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Kitisuru
Sunday 29th January 2023 Announcements



1. Today is the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. We take this opportunity to thank the following groups for their service today:-
8.00a.m. Mass: St. Elizabeth
10.00a.m. Mass: Choir/St. Michael
12.00 noon Mass: St. Teresa

2. Next Sunday will be the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. CWA will be on duty in all the three Masses.

3. We shall have a special Second Collection Next Sunday, February 5th 2023 to support our Brothers and Sisters in our Outstation, St. Martin de Porres - Kibagare in their fundraising drive for Choir equipment. Kindly consider to support them.

4. CWA will begin formation classes for the new members on Sunday, February 19th 2023. Ladies who would like to join CWA are encouraged to register at the parish office after Mass or in the course of the week, Tuesday to Saturday.

5. Catechism classes for both children and adults are conducted as follows:
a) Children: Every Saturday at 2PM and Sundays after the 10.00a.m. Mass.
b) Adults: Every Saturday at 3PM.

6. Pilgrimage to the Holy Sites: Both the Parish Priest and Eclairer Pilgrimage Agency, wish to let you know that there still few chances for those who would wish to participate in this year's scheduled spiritual pilgrimages to Holy Land on 4th to 16th March, and Europe on 9th to 20th May respectively. Those interested are welcome to register with us.

7. Young Christian Adults (YCA) would like to invite all persons within the age bracket of 25-45 years to join their group. They meet briefly every Sunday after the 10.00a.m. Mass under the avocado tree near the church notice board.

8. Lady of Hope Wellness Institute wishes to thank all Parishioners and people of God in our Parish for the incredible support received towards the preparation of their 9th annual walk. The walk took place successfully yesterday. Thank you one, thank all!

9. All Ecclesial groups will meet next Sunday after the 10.00a.m. Mass. All interested members are encouraged to join these various groups.

10. Saints of the Week:
Date Feast/Solemnity
Tuesday, 31st January 2023 St. John Bosco, priest, memorial
Thursday, 2nd February 2023 The Presentation of the Lord, Feast
Friday, 3rd February 2023 St. Blaise
St. Ansgar

11. We take this opportunity to welcome any new person visiting our Parish for the first time. (Request them to either stand up or raise their hands and invite the parishioners to welcome them with a warm clap)

 


Find these announcements on our website and on our notice board.
THANK YOU FOR WORSHIPPING WITH US AND FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO OUR CHURCH. HAVE A BLESSED WEEK

 

 


Kanisa Katoliki La Mt. katerina wa Siena, Kitisuru
Matangazo ya Jumapili, Januari 29, 2023.
 


1. Leo ni Jumapili ya nne ya kipindi cha kawaida cha kanisa. Tunatoa shukrani za dhati kwa makundi yafuatayo yaliyohudumu katika ibada zetu:-

Misa ya Saa 2 Asubuhi: Jumuia ya Mt. Elizabeti
Misa ya Saa 4 Asubuhi: Kwaya na Kundi la Sala la Mt. Mikaeli
Misa ya Saa 6 Adhuhuri: Jumuia ya Mt. Teresa

Jumapili ijayo itakuwa ya tano ya kipindi cha kawaida cha kanisa. Chama cha Wanawake Wakatoliki, CWA, kitahudumu katika misa zote tatu.

2. Jumapili ijayo, Februari 5, tutafanya mchango maalum kwa kutoa sadaka ya pili, kuwasaidia ndugu zetu wa parokia ndogo ya Mt. Martin de Porres-Kibagare, kununua ala za muziki na vifaa vingine vya Kwaya. Tafadhali jiandaee kuwapa mchango wako.

3. Chama cha Wanawake Wakatoliki, CWA kitaanza mafunzo ya wanachama wapya, jumapili ya Februari 19 mwaka huu. Kinadada ambao wangependa kujiunga na CWA, wanaweza kusajiliwa katika ofisi ya parokia baada ya misa, au saa za ofisi kati ya Jumanne na Jumamosi.

4. Mafunzo ya dini yaani Katekasia ya Watoto na Watu wazima yanaendeshwa ifuatavyo:
c) Watoto: Kila Jumamosi saa 8 alasiri, na Jumapili baada ya misa ya saa 4 asubuhi.
d) Watu Wazima: Kila Jumamosi saa 9 alasiri.

5. Hija kwenda Maeneo Matakatifu: Baba Paroko na Shirika la Eclairer Pilgrimage Agency, wanakufahamisha kwamba kuna nafasi chache zimesalia za kushiriki safari ya kwenda kuhiji Nchi Takatifu kati ya Machi 4 na 16, na Bara Uropa Mei 9 hadi 20 mtawalia. Wanaotaka kushiriki wanaombwa kujisajili ofisini.

6. Chama cha Vijana Wazima, Young Catholic Adults (YCA), kinawaalika wakristo wote wa umri wa miaka 25 hadi 45 kujiunga na chama hiki.

Young Adults hukutana kwa dakika chache kila Jumapili, baada ya misa ya saa 4 asubuhi, chini ya mparachichi yaani avocado tree, karibu na ubao wa matangazo.

7. Taasisi ya Lady Hope Wellness, inatoa shukrani za dhati kwa Wakristo wote na watu wengine wa matabaka tofauti, kwa kuwapiga jeki katika maandalizi ya Makala ya 9 ya matembezi ya kukabili Saratani. Matembezi yalifana sana jana. Asanteni sana!

8. Makundi yote ya Elkesia kanisani yatakutana Jumapili ijayo, baada ya misa ya saa nne asubuhi. Waumini wote wanahimizwa kujiunga na makundi yanayowafaa na wanayopenda.

9. Watakatifu wa Wiki:
Tarehe Maadhimisho/Sherehe
Jumanne, Januari 31, 2023 Ukumbusho wa Mt. John Bosco, padre.
Alhamisi, Februari 2, 2023 Sherehe ya Kupokelewa kwa Kristo.
Ijumaa, Februari 3, 2023 watakatifu Blaise na Ansgar

10. Na sasa ni fursa ya kumkaribisha muumini yeyote anayeshiriki katika ibada ya hapa kwetu kwa mara ya kwanza. (Muombe kusimama au kuinua mkono alipo, na wakristo wamkaribishe kwa makofi )
 


Unaweza kupata matangazo haya katika tovuti yetu na ubao wa matangazo.
ASANTE KWA KUABUDU NASI NA KULISAIDIA KANISA LETU. TWAKUTAKIA WIKI YENYE BARAKA TELE

 

 

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