(Harare, Zimbabwe) The Redemptorist Region of Zimbabwe was blessed with two young priests, Fr. Albert Zindonda from Chirumhanzi in Gweru diocese and Fr. George Hama from Bhikita in Masvingo diocese, who were ordained by the Rev. Bishop Mupandasekwa at St Augustine’s Catholic Church on Saturday, the 1st of September 2018, in Hatcliffe, Harare.
Bishop Mupandasekwa in his sermon encouraged the ordinands to remain close to Christ through prayer and to grow in love of the Lord. He reminded them that unless they love the lord they will never truly love his sheep, the people entrusted to them. It was indeed a colorful and prayerful celebration with a lot of singing and dancing. The occasion was graced by the very reverend Fr. Ronald J. McAinsh, the Provincial superior of the London province. The region of Zimbabwe is part of the London Province. There were also several local priests, religious who attended the ordination.
Before the end of the Holy Mass, Fr. Ronald McAinsh in a brief speck, reiterated that the newly ordained ought to be men of prayer. He said that while they have a huge task as missionaries of the Word they must always find time to pray in community. It was one of the memorable days when the community and the faithful of St. Augustine Church, actively participated and carried out all the responsibilities well.
May God bless the newly ordained priests the zeal to serve the people of God.
Fr. Mark Chikuni, C.Ss.R.
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