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ST MATTHIAS MULUMBA PILGRIMAGE – KYEBANDO 14TH OCTOBER
October 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Kyebando Parish pilgrimage is just about the corner this weekend. It normally commences with pilgrims that come others on foot and others with different means of transport and they attend the eve prayers and confessions throughout the night. A good number of priests attend these sessions of the eve prayers, as well as Srs and brothers. There is normally a mammoth crowd and not rowdy but very calm and prayerful. The prayers like at Bugonza are going to be led by Fr Paul Musana with a host of priests and lay people who volunteer to guide the Christians prayerfully through the nigh. These are assisted by members of praise team of the Diocesan Service Team (DST) of Jinja diocese. The DST is led by Mrs Juliet Mwonda who hails from Nankoma Parish on the way Namayingo district as you cross to Busia through Mayuge District.
Kyebando parish is situated in Mayuge district in Jinja diocese, the birth place of St Matthias Mulumba, one of the Uganda Martyrs, the original 22 for Namugongo Martyrs day, which pilgrimage takes place on 3rd June every year. This of Jinja diocese takes place on the 2rd Sunday of October and compared to the first Sunday of July St Gonzaga Gonza which takes place at Bugonza in Budini Parish.
To traverse to Kyebando, you come from Jinja direction? reach a place called Musita about 20 kilometers along Jinja-Iganga road, and turn to the road to Mayuge district headquarters on you right from Jinja or on your left from Iganga or from Jinja-Tororo road. Its 14 kilometers on this newly tarmacked road to Busia from Musita trading centre.
According to Fr Charles Kakooza, they are ready for the Christians in their small way, sometimes anyway one may need their own mat or portable chair but actually there are chairs hired and tents and all that may be needed. There are no hotel house for accommodation, but only care for spiritual nourishment and all that can be availed atleast. Many things are sold on this day and it is common that even food is sold. Caution is sounded to all because even lawbreakers are on the rise to surprise those who are absent minded on that day. But the police is always on high alert.
So Most welcome, come 13th -14 October all roads lead to Kyebando.
Iganga deanery will be on duty at the pilgrimage day.
Iganga parish is working on offertory and procultu that may include candles, wine, hosts and offertory procession gifts;
Busowa is working on feeding priests and religious and invited guests;
Nankoma is on choir;
Kyebando is on site preparations;
Buswale is on public address system;
You are all welcome.