Muwezeshaji wa Mafungo, Pd Maurus Shemdoe

Fr. Emmanuel Mavengero, mmoja wa washiriki

Mapadre wakijiaandaa kwa Misa

Pd. Joseph Shetui, Mmoja wa washiriki

Hili ni tendo linalofanyika kila mwaka katika Jimbo Katoliki la Tanga. Mafungo haya mara kwa mara ufanyika mwishoni mwa mwezi wa June na kuishia mwanzoni mwa mwezi Julai. Zaidi ya mapadre 50 uhudhuria mafungo haya. Mapadre hawa hugawanywa katika makundi mawili na kuwa na wiki mbili hakika za mafungo.

Mafungo haya yalifanyingi katika Seminary ndogo ya Soni.

Mafungo ya mapadre yanalengo la kuwapa mapdre nafasi baada ya kutafakari juu ya wito wao, na kusali na kuomba Baraka na neema za Mungu mwenyewe ili wawezi kuendelea kuliongoza kundi walilokabidhiwa na Bwana. Hii huwa ni nafasi ya pekee sana kwani kwa mwaka mzima mapdre hawakupata nafasi kama hii na kukutana na kupumzika na kusali.

Mafungo ya mwaka huu wa 2008 yalihudhuriwa pia na mapadre wote wa Jimbo la Zanzibar. Tunamshukuru pia Pd. Maurusi Shemdoe ambaye ndiye aliyekuwa muezeshaji katika mafungo haya. Ajabu amefanya kazi nzuri na tunamshukuru Mungu kwa hilo.

Kubwa lililojitokeza katika mafungo haya ni juu ya Utandawazi jinsi unavyohathiri imani za watu, na kazi kubwa waliyonayo mapadre wa kizazi hiki, kuendeleza imani katika dini kwa kizazi hiki ambacho daima kinaona imani ni kitu cha kufikirika tu, wao wanataka kitu halisi kinachoweza kuguswa, kuonwa na kukamatwa na mifumo yote ya fahamu.

Kazi yote ya kuhubiri neno la Mungu kweli inahitajika sala na neema ya pekee katika ulimwengu huu wa sasa.

Mwisho ni juu ya kuendeleza sala kwa mama Bikira Maria, Mama wa Mataifa ili Amani ipatikane katika Dunia yetu ya sasa, kwani hali bado siyo nzuri hasa katika baadhi ya mataifa duniani.

Na: Pd. Richard Kimbwi

Mapadre wakiwa kwenye picha ya pamoja, baada ya ibada

Pd. Joseph Mbena, mmoja wa washiriki

Msalaba wa Vijana Duniani ulipofika Tanga

It was on the 6th day of December 2006, when the youth group of Tanga Diocese received the The World Youth Cross from youth group of Same Diocese. The cross stayed one day in our land of Tanga, and left to Bagamoyo Morogoro Diocese. The cross spent the night at Kilole parish. The night was full of different activities, special prayers to the cross, songs and drama from different youth groups. On the second day, 7th day of December, 2006 Bishop Anthony Banzi, bishop of Tanga Diocese, led a group of young people in a special prayer and mass before sending the cross to Manga the boarder of Tanga region and Pwani Region, which was handed over to Morogoro Diocese. Really they are unforgettable days to the Youth Groups of Catholic Diocese of Tanga.

We hope and believe that all places where the cross passed left something special, the faith of the people increased Christians and non Christians. People admired, surely Christ touched a lot of people and spoke to them and hilled their wounds.
The cross passed through various Parishes including Mazinde Ngua, Mombo, Manundu and Kilole where they spent the whole night. Almost 500 youths attended the cerebrations from various Parishes including:- St. Anthony, St. Mathias Mulumba – Usagara, St. Theresia, St. Peters – Pongwe and Muheza both from Tanga Deanery. Also Sakharani Parish, Mazinde Ngua attended the cerebration. Furthermore Manundu Parish, Mombo Parish, Hale Parish, and Kilole Parish from Korogwe Deanery attended. Lastly were Kabuku Parish and Handeni Parish from Handen Deanery.

Thanks to everyone who participated in these two days.

We thanks God in advance for He made possissble to us to recieve this woundfull cross and got grace form our Lord Jesus Christ.

Praise be Jesus Christ, —- Now and forever