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Part I Photo Gallery | Uganda Martyrs Remembered In Boston – Chief Celebrant Bishop Egidio Nkaijanabwo of Kasese Diocese

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Posted June 4, 2012 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Culture ~ 28,338 views

     

The annual Uganda Martyrs Day celebrations were held on Sunday June 3rd 2012 in Boston at St. Mary’s Church in Waltham under the theme: ‘May they all be one’ and was quoted from the book of John 17:21. This year’s chief guest and main celebrant was the Bishop of Kasese Diocese, Egidio Nkaijanabwo whose sermon to the pilgrims centred around ‘Love In Solitude’ The Bishop encouraged celebrants to know that ‘God Is Love’ and that love implies community. We cannot speak of love in solitude. Jesus came to restore the family which is a basic unit of society and to perfect its love.  He later concluded his message with a call that our faith should be as strong as that of the Uganda Martyrs who lived and died for they believed.

Other celebrants at this year’s annual pilgrimage included visiting Pastors, Fathers, the Rev. Pastor Michael Nolan of St Mary’s Parish in Waltham and Father David Ssentamu the Chaplain of the Uganda Catholic Community Association of Boston[UCCAB]. After the service it was time for the meet and greet and the traditional photo shoot in the front lawn of the church.

This year’s reception was held at the Burlington Marriott Hotel were guests were treated to a sumptuous dinner and lots of entertainment that included traditional Cultural dancers from New York, Touch N’ Soul Band led by Mr. Julius Juuko and Boston Comedian Charles ‘Zonto’ Muvawala.

The Uganda Martyrs Day in Boston is one of the biggest spiritual events among Ugandans living in the USA and draws spiritual pilgrims from all over North America and beyond. This year the service also attracted the Knights of Columbus and other community leaders from out of state.

During the Church service it was the Uganda Martyrs Choir that provided the backdrop of the spiritual hymns and Praise music. The Ugandan Catholic Community of Boston has been in existence for the past 25 years but was able to reorganise itself in 2004 under the leadership of its current Chairman, Mr. Henry Ndawula who together with his organising committee should be commended for putting on a spectacular Martyrs Day celebration this year.


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2 Comments


  1.  
    Mady

    That is the spirit! May the Uganda Martyrs Pray for us all and May God Bless the work of your hands. I Love Ugandans




  2.  
    Annette

    Thanks for sharing your moments of joys and faith with us. True; the spirit that moved the Martyrs still lives sweeping across lands.. God bless you dear brothers and sisters in the diaspora…..





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