2021 LENTEN CAMPAIGN LAUNCH IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NAIROBI
The Archdiocese of Nairobi under the office of Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC) has launched the Lenten Campaign 2021 under the theme: “Rebuilding our Nation through Inclusive and Accountable Governance…Come Let Us Rebuild Our Nation (Nehemiah 2:17-18)”. The event was held at Our Lady of Victories Lioki Parish.
The event begun with a colorful Mass, celebrated by the Apostolic Administrator Bishop David Kamau and concelebrated by Fr. Emmanuel Ngugi, the CJPC Director in the Archdiocese of Nairobi among other priests.
In his homily, Bishop David Kamau invited Christians to reflect on the 40 days Christ was in the wilderness which marks the beginning of Lent Season, a period of prayer, fasting, repentance and alms giving. “It is the responsibility of every Christian to take advantage of the Lenten season, don’t waste a single day in the forty days”. We all have a mission in this world and it is our responsibility to find out our purpose and be part of the continuity in spreading the word of God and in the building of the nation’ he said.
The CJPC Program Coordinator, Mr. Simon Muiruri in his speech during the jubilant occasion attended by over 1200 men and women from the 14 deaneries of the Archdiocese represented, expressed his gratitude to the CJPC commissioners and all-in attendance for their availability.
He further urged Christians to reflect on the three cardinal principles of lent: prayer, fasting and alms giving mentioning on the importance of coming up with Social Justice activities that will help in rebuilding and reconstructing of the society as called forth by the classical encyclical of Pope Pius XI “Quadragesimo Anno.”