Archbishop Anthony Muheria of the Cath-olic Archdiocese of Nyeri and the apos¬tolic administrator of the catholic diocese of Machakos called on all the priests and the religious men to maintain the dignity and the respect of the diocese of Macha- kos. The Archbishop was speaking to the priests and the religious men and women during the dinner that was held on Dec 27th 2017 at the St. Joseph pastoral cen¬ter. The Archbishop said that the Diocese is very well known for its strong faith and due to that there are many vocations. He The Archbishop added that there are priests and religious men and women working in many countries all over the world.
The Archbishop said “the only way you can lose that dignity and the respect for the Diocese is living centrally to your vo¬cation as priests and religious”. His Grace Anthony Muheria warned the priests and the religious against causing scandals since the vocation to serve the lord in the vineyard loses taste. He reminded them that they are the ambassadors of Christ.
The Archbishop thanked the priests and the religious for their cooperation and support in the last three years of his administration as the diocesan administrator. He urged them to keep up with the same spirit and never lose hope in praying so that the diocese gets its own shepherd. He awarded gifts to those who were celebrating their Golden and silver jubilees. As a sign of encouragement and appreciation of their good work in the vineyard, those who were celebrating their first year profession and ordination were not left out.
The Archbishop introduced to the priests and the religious Fr. Charles Kilonzo as the new rector of Pope Paul VI junior seminary Katoloni and Fr. Nicodemus Mbelenzi as the new principal of the Machakos Insti¬tute of development studies (MIDS). He thanked Fr. Nyamai who was the former rector of the Junior seminary and now the Fr. In Charge of Kasikeu parish.