The deacons and seminarians who will be ordained hail from various parishes in the diocese that covers Hoima, Masindi, Buliisa, Kibaale, Kakumiro, Kagadi and Kiryandongo districts.
HOIMA DIOCESE TO ORDAIN PRIESTS AND DEACONS
RELIGION- The Christians in Hoima diocese are gearing up for the ordination of priests and deacons. A total of 14 deacons will be ordained priests at Bujumbura cathedral in Hoima town on July 7.
In addition, the diocese’s bishop, Vincent Kirabo, will also ordain 11 seminarians as deacons during the event. The deacons and seminarians who will be ordained hail from various parishes in the diocese that covers Hoima, Masindi, Buliisa, Kibaale, Kakumiro, Kagadi and Kiryandongo districts.
The function is planned to kick off at 8:00am and end at 2:00pm. The Hoima Diocese External Residents Association (HOIDERA) was selected by the (diocese) to lead liturgy during the function.
The HOIDERA president, Taddeo Atuhura, said the association members have been engaged in intense preparations for the event since they were put in charge of liturgy for the upcoming priestly and deaconate ordination ceremony.
He said the association will also produce a souvenir magazine to mark the occasion and urged Christians to turn up in big numbers to be part of the event.
“As HOIDERA, we feel blessed to have been selected to animate at this year’s priestly and deaconate ordination. We are now set and the choir members are putting final touches to the preparations. We invite all people to come and take part in the celebrations,” Atuhura said.
HOIDERA is an umbrella body of Christians who live outside the diocese. The association hosted Kirabo at its home in Gayaza, a Kampala suburb, in April this year, during the bishop’s annual pastoral visit outside the diocese.
The previous ordination took place in the diocese in July last year. Nine deacons were ordained into priesthood. A total of 11 seminarians were ordained deacons.
In 2016, 15 deacons were ordained into priesthood while 11 seminarians were (ordained) deacons in the diocese. Kirabo said the new priests will boost the army of the church and asked them to perform their duties in accordance with the church laws and customs. Once they are ordained, the bishop will deploy them to different parishes of the diocese.