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Urogynaecological health Camp ends successfully in Kasese diocese, 150 screened, 34 Operated

By: Felex Sengiyunva

Photo by: Felex Sengiyunva

The four days urogyaenacological health camp successfully ended yesterday on 4th July 2024 at Mt St Mary’s Hospital diocese of Kasese in Kasese municipality.

Speaking to Kasese Guide Radio today afternoon at the hospital,Rev. sr. Dr. Priscilla Busingye, a senior consultant urogyaenacologist who also works at St. Francis Nsambya Hospital Kampala said that one hundred fifty women were screened ,thirty four of them were operated because of their major injuries they got giving birth and attained fistula, prolapses and perennial tears. She expressed concern of how it is not pleasing for a woman who give life, to lose life.

Photo by: Felex Sengiyunva

She explained that the patients came from various places and districts like Kigumba, Masindi, Kasese ,Kyenjojo and many others, a fruit of the overwhelming mobilization by the consecrated sisters for the relief of suffering women.

Rev. Sr.Dr. Priscilla called on the general public to care for their bodies and they should always reach out to them for medical help when it is not late. Finally, she thanked the Bishop of the diocese of Kasese Rt.Rev. Francis Aquirinus Kibira for building Mt. St. Mary’s hospital to help the people, the hospital management and the staff for the good work.

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Three priests and five Deacons ordained in Kasese diocese

By: Felex Sengiyunva & Sr. Sarah Muhindo

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kasese, in Mbarara Ecclesiastical province the Rt. Rev. Francis Aquirinus Kibira Kambale ordained three deacons as priests and five seminarians as Deacons on the 29th June 2024 at St. John’s The Evangelist Minor Seminary Kiburara in Kasese District.

Presiding over the ordination Mass, Bishop Kibira began his Homily with a call on Ordinands and All ordained Priests to minimize tendencies of pride for being in the Priestly ministry, uttering it as a devil’s work.

The Bishop added on saying priests don’t have to explain their status to everyone. People should be able to recognize you by your deeds not by saying who you are, Said the Bishop.“I myself didn’t know I will be the Bishop of the Diocese of Kasese, likewise, did you know you will be priests ”quoted the Bishop” Priests were called upon not to use the priesthood gift for pride for it is a special gift from God and is not for everyone.

The Prelate also called on parents to prioritize good parenting for the sustainability of the church as also a way to have responsible citizens, servants and ministers of the church.

The newly ordained priests included Rev. Fr. Fredrick Masereka from Kasanga Parish, Rev. Fr. Moris Thembo from Kasese Parish and Rev. Fr. Ednus Mumbere from Kakone Parish.
Deacons who were ordained were Rev. Dn. William Kule, Rev. Dn. Phillip Mikanyu, Rev. Dn. Landaus Baluku all from Nsenyi Parish and Rev. Dn. Robert Kule, Bukangara Parish and Hillary Katsetsere from Kasanga Parish, and all parishes in the Diocese of Kasese.

Furthermore, the Ordinary called for need of having educated leaders in the church, which he said can be achieved through investing in children’s education, in reference also advising the newly ordained priests and deacons to be obedient to everyone since it’s their effort for the far they have gone with education and then, take good care of the vocation through offering sacrifices as well as listening to advices from their fellow clergy, parents and the public.

The man of God warned parents against practices of domestic Violence and other related bad behaviors which have hindered the economic development and Education in Kasese District.

The diocese of Kasese is one of the youngest diocese in Uganda but for consecutive 20 years, they are have been blessed with priesthood vocations and other young men joining religious congregation like the Capuchin Missionaries, Holy Cross and Many others.

The Kasese District Woman Member of Parliament Hon. Florence Kabugho, present at the function, appreciated priests and Deacons for the milestone achieved, and asked all Christians to pray and support them in their ministry.

Centenary Bank-Kasese donates relief items to IDPs at Bwitho Primary school

By: Peter Masereka

By Peter Masereka,

Centenary Bank-Kasese Branch has on Monday donated food and nonfood relief items to the internally displaced people recently at Bwitho Primary school now encamped at Kyalhumba Catholic Parish, in Kyalhumba town council.

The relief items worth 15 million shillings under the Banks Cooperate social responsibility include, 900kg of maize flour, 1500 of cassava flour, 173 blankets and 40 boxes of soap among others.

Speaking to our reporter shortly after Mass at Kyalhumba Catholic Parish, Centenary Bank Regional manager, Mr. James Katamba who represented the managing director Mr. Fabian Kasi sympathized with the affected families, encouraging them to engage in tree planting as one way to combat global warming. Mr. James speaking …….

Mr. Selevano Masereka, the Manager Kasese main branch asked their clients whose businesses were destroyed during disasters to follow the rightful procedures so that Insurance can compensate their loans.

Mr. Selevano speaking ……..

In his homily while presiding over Holy Mass to the internally displaced people, the Kyalhumba Parish priest Rev. Fr. Cosmas Asaba Musungu reported that the camp has over 220 households, among them traders and Forty Catechists.Fr. Cosmas speaking …..

The Area Member of Parliament Hon. Harold Tonny Muhindo commended the Ministry of works and transport for bringing machinery to begin reconstruction of the destroyed stracture.Hon. Harold speaking……

More will come in our subsequent news broadcast. END.

FIVE SEMINARIANS ADMITTED AS SERIOUS CANDIDATES FOR HOLY ORDERS IN THE DIOCESE OF KASESE

By: Sr. Sarah Muhindo and Felex Sengiyunva

Seminarians with the Bishop After Instruction and Admission

On Saturday the 15th June 2024 was the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary which happens to be the Patron saint’s day of Hima Catholic Parish, in the diocese of Kasese. Hima Parish had a special celebration for this feast as it has always been celebrated annually.

Hima Parishioners in procession with the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, prior Mass

The Bishop of the diocese of Kasese the Rt.Rev.Francis Aquirinus Kibira was the chief celebrant during the holy mass.In this Celebration, Bishop Francis admitted five Seminarians to Serious Candidacy of the Holy Orders.

Rt. Rev. Francis Aquirinus Kibira celebrating the Sacrifice of the Mass

They are the following; Seminarians Mbusa Rusiano of Kyalhumba Parish, David Bwambale Kitabu Parish, Bwambale Robert Mathande from Kasanga, Mikanyu Phillip of Nsenyi and Seminarian Asaba Rodrick of Ibanda Parish. Five seminarians including Sem. Mikanyu Phillip and others are expected to be ordained deacons on the Diocesan Priestly Ordination Day due on 29th June 2024 that will be held at St. John’s the Evangelist Seminary, Kiburara and the rest, in 2025.

Seminarians

According to the Official letter released from the Bishop’s Office, for this year’s Ordination, Three Deacons will be Ordained to Priesthood while five Seminarians, will be ordained as deacons of the Church.

On the same function, the Bishop Commissioned Six new and fresh catechists in Hima parish who also committed themselves to do God’s work and preach the Faith to the People of God. The catechists committed themselves to serve faithfully and generously in order to make all know Christ.

Commissioned New catechists in a photo with the Bishop

His Lordship Aquirinus Kibira Kambale delivering his Homily, emphasized the continuous love and closeness to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

He said that with Total devotion and call for her intercession, the Blessed Virgin Mary is the source of every blessing because she never ceases to pray for all those who call on her.His Lordship Praised Hima priests and Parish Council Members for organizing the celebration in a vibrant, unique and glorious Style especially the most humorous procession of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the Priests and the entire Christian community, prior Mass.

Bishop after Mass

Bishop Kibira finally Called on Christians to Always call on the Mother of the Church the Blessed Virgin Mary through songs, tasking the Seminarians and Catechists to always call on her intercession and their Vocation for faith will be easy and joyful.

A Glorious Procession and How vibrant the Celebration was.

Explore and Meditate through more gallery of the Function. It was Glorious and Memorable.

Images📸: Felex Sengiyunva

Kasese Diocese ‘s Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital prepares to hold it’s first ever and free Urogynaecological Camp

By: Sr. Sarah and Felex Sengiyunva

One of the first Medical and Admission blocks-Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital – DOK

Mt.St Mary’s Hospital – Diocese of Kasese is organizing a “free of charge” four Days health camp that will begin officially on 1st up to 4th July 2024 at the Hospital in Kasese Town.

The Hospital Administration informs that the forthcoming Health camp is in a special way organized to manage conditions like Urine incontinence due to tears during childbirth or delivery, Stool incontinence and Fistula, Genital Prolapse and other genital tract related abnormalities.

Official Poster about the Forthcoming Camp – Released by the Hospital Administration

“The camp they called “Urogynaecological” regarding the above conditions will be free of charge in treatment of Victims, Transportation and Meals for strictly patients only, for all the four days of the camp, whereby Next of Kins to patients will provide for themselves” the administrator assured.

The hospital administration, therefore, calls on the public to turn up for this free service, especially those with the health conditions mentioned in order to restore good health and save their marriages and lives.

BRIEFLY ABOUT MT. ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL – DIOCESE OF KASESE:

Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital – DOK was founded some years ago during the disastrous Floods that hit Kasese District, to serve as a rest place and rescue of patients providing shelter to the Internally Displaced people and patients from Kilembe Mines Hospital that was swept off by the Floods.

The Hospital Main Gate

The Hospital was officially launched and opened to operate, in November 2023 by The President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who was represented by Hon. Raphael Magyezi the Minister Of Local Government.

The Well performing and ranked Health Facility is fully under the Administration of the Catholic Diocese of Kasese and managed by Banyatereza Sisters.

Based on Key Values of Providing the most professional general Medical care services to the People in the District, neighbors and the entire country.