St Kizito (Mitondo) Parish raises 10.4 million kwacha towards house project

St Kizito (Mitondo) Parish raises 10.4 million kwacha towards house project

St Kizito parish of the diocese of Chikwawa on Sunday, 3rd October held a fundraising event towards completion of construction of fathers’ house at the new parish. The event took place at the parish Church and managed to raise 10.4 million kwacha as cash while receiving 34 bags of cements among other building materials pledged.

Speaking in his sermon during the Eucharistic celebration marking the event, bishop Peter Musikuwa of the diocese reminded the faithful of their role in every work that the church undertakes. Drawing inspiration from the readings of the day which emphasized on family life, the bishop said the church is one big family. Just as every member of our individual human families is well aware of their roles and duties in the family and commits to carrying them out, all members of the church are a family and should thus commit to fulling all the obligations and duties in the church.

“Each one of us must ask himself or herself, what is it that I have done in the works of the church, my parish” said the bishop. Our contributions for the construction of priests’ house in this parish is one of the works we are all called to take part in” he added.

Food on sale at the fundraising

In his remarks at the close of the mass, Fr Patrick Nkula, who is the parish priest for St Kizito parish, thanked the bishop for gracing the occasion. He also thanked representatives of all parishes and individuals who had come to the function.

Apart from offerings in church, different items were on sale by auction on the day. These are, microwave, mountain bike, mattresses etc. meals on the day were also served on cash basis. And of most significance was an external donation from a white missionary, Fr Frank Taylor, who once served in the area, who made a donation of 10,000 euros towards the project.

Mitondo is one of the recently founded parishes in the diocese. The parish is expected to raise 25 Million kwacha to complete works on the house.