Catholic Men Organization(CMO) established In Molere Deanery

Catholic Men Organization(CMO) established In Molere Deanery

As days draw closer to the diocesan launch of the newly established Church organization, the Catholic Men Organization, Catholic men in the diocese of Chikwawa have been urged to be fully committed to activities and mission of the Church.

The organization’s diocesan interim chairperson, Mr. Emmanuel Hagrela made the call at Molere deanary on Sunday July 4, 2021 during the official launch of the Catholic Men Organization in the deanery.

The mission which was initiated by the diocesan interim executive committee assembled Catholic men from three parishes of Molere deanery to understand the presence of CMO in the diocese, its objectives, structure and how to conduct weekly routine meetings.

After their meeting, elections were conducted to choose CMO leaders for all the three parishes in Molere deanery who assumed their positions effective from July, 2021.

Mr. Emmanuel Hagrela expressed his satisfaction with how the delegates to the meeting participated in the deliberations saying that the men showed interest to join the organization concurrently with their commitment to elect leaders of their choice. Mr. Hagrela called on all Catholic men to work hard in all developmental church activities in order to fulfill its mission.

“There has been a massive attendance in all the three parishes, they have shown interest and we are encouraged. Therefore, let me call on all the men to work hard, show commitment and be trustworthy in the Church,” said Hagrela.

“This is the way to go as the preparations are underway to the day of the launch of CMO at the diocese level in due course,” he added.

In a separate interview, the newly elected chairman from Njale Parish, Mr. Kinglsey Mulumpwa said that men were eager to embark on various developmental activities that will see them developing the Church. He further said that as Catholic men, they have been longing for the organization for years, hence, giving it a warm welcome.

“The coming of the diocesan executive team to establish Catholic Men Organization in Molere deanery will empower us to venture into different activities that will see our Catholic Church grow,” said Kingsley Mulumpwa.

CMO team with new members from Njale Parish

Meanwhile, the executive plans to visit three parishes in August 2021 where CMO is yet to be established, namely, Nkhate, Mitondo and Fatima.

 Molere Deanery comprises part of Thyolo district parishes of St Simeon Njale, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Molere and The Good Shepherd Konzalendo.

Diocesan CMO team pose with Fr Martin Hanock in Konzalendo parish

Catholic Men Organization is one of lay apostolates in the church which started in 2009 from a church nucleas of small Christian communities in the archdiocese of Lilongwe. Having the blessing of the diocese, the movement was then launched in 2018 built on spiritual, social and financial pillars, with St Joseph the spouse of the Virgin Mary as its patron.

On 15th August 2018, the organization was officially established in the diocese of Chikwawa. The diocesan launch is expected to take place in August 2021 at St Michaels cathedral.

 Francis Mwale – Reporter