Our companions Christopher Mapunda, SJ and Patrick Ngamesha, SJ were ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Eusebius Alfred Nzigilwa at a colorful ceremony held on Friday 7th July 2017 at Msimbazi centre, Dar es Salaam. The event was witnessed by many faithful who included the families of the new priests. Ordained together with our two brothers were seven other priests. Later that evening, a reception was held at Loyola High School hall to congratulate our newly ordained Jesuit priests.
On the evening of Saturday, 8th July 2017, Jesuit companions joined Dar es Salaam-based family and friends of Fr. Ngamesha, SJ who had organized a reception at Loyola High School hall to congratulate our two newly ordained companions. On Sunday, 9th July 2017, Fr. Mapunda presided over his thanksgiving mass at Moyo Mtakatifu wa Yesu Parish in Manzese and this was followed by a reception organized by the parish. We wish our newly ordained priests God’s blessings as they continue working in his vineyard.
By Boniface Okumu, SJ