Global Outreach

The Command to Love

Posted by CaritasForChildren on Apr 9, 2015 9:05:15 AM

by Sr. Carolyne, CARITAS For Children Program Coordinator

Holy Week was marked by an ecumenical gathering in our community where CARITAS For Children sponsors and donors support the education of our children.

Fr. Mathias Ssimbwa, the chaplain of schools in Nkokonjeru Parish, was the main celebrant on Holy Thursday. Fr. Mathias, the chaplain of schools was the main celebrant on Holy Thursday.

Fr. Mathias, the chaplain of schools, was the main celebrant on Holy Thursday. His homily was based on all that Jesus did on that exact day. He said, “Holy Thursday is a very special day for all...because it was on this day Jesus instituted the greatest commandment of LOVE.”

"If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do." John 13:14-15 "If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do." John 13:14-15

He also said that during the time of Jesus, women used to wash their husbands' feet. That is why Peter wondered when His master demonstrated humility to wash their [the disciples] feet.

On this day Jesus instituted the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist and He told us to do this in Memory of Him.

Many sects have come up and they don't take the Body and Blood of Jesus. This is the originality of our faith and salvation.

Stations of the Cross Stations of the Cross

The Catholic Church and Protestant Church came together to pray as one on Good Friday. We prayed the Stations of the Cross together. We moved for four good hours.

The Protestant ladies The Protestant ladies

Fr. John and Reverend Ivan Fr. John and Reverend Ivan

The head teacher from one of the school's in CARITAS For Children's child sponsorship program  at the Fourteenth Station. She prayed for peace in the whole world. The head teacher from one of the school's in CARITAS For Children's child sponsorship program at the Fourteenth Station. She prayed for peace in the whole world.

Many people joined the prayer session, that is, the aged, lame, men, women, children, students from different schools and the Little Sisters. Good Friday was such a reverent and silent day as people of different faiths came together contemplating the Passion of our Lord.

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