The Eucharistic celebration was presided over by Archbishop Anthony Muheria of the Archdiocese of Nyeri who is also the apostolic administrator of the catholic diocese of Machakos. It was concelebrated by the Kaumoni parish Fr. In charge Nicholas Ngonzi together with his two assistants Frs. Peter Muthenya and Mwova. Others who also concelebrated the mass were the diocesan pastoral coordinator Fr. Januaris Kioko.
In his homily, Archbishop Anthony Muheria urged the couples to invite Christ in their marriages and in the families. He said
“the journey is long and with many difficulties and temptations, therefore walk together bearing with each other and invite Christ to walk with you in your marriages and the families”.
Further, Archbishop Anthony Muheria asked the couples to make their families schools of love. He said that a wedding lasts a only a day but marriage lasts for live therefore they should make their marriages schools of love. “A wedding lasts only one day, but marriage for the rest of life. When a couple gets married, it has been said both go back to school again, the school of marriage. They begin to learn again, to learn to love each other in a deeper way. They join themselves to each other to become one, without losing their individuality. Becoming one doesn’t happen overnight. It is something that is learned and that the couple becomes better at as they share their married life together.
Becoming one means loving each other, sharing their lives with each other, and taking each other into consideration always. Becoming one means getting rid of all selfishness because there is no room for selfishness in marriage. If selfishness is not rooted out or creeps in later on, it is sure to cause problems. If God blesses the marriage with children, then the children are taken into consideration in all that the couple does. So for these many reasons I have heard it said that marriage is a school of love. The Archbishop said.