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Masaka Bishop Cautions Priests Against Non-Clerical Attires

Using the analogy of security officers who are required to put on distinctive uniforms attached to their respective units, Bishop Jjumba instructed both newly ordained and old priests to stick to their clerical attires for easy identification and easy policing.
The new Priests that were presented for ordination in Masaka diocese on Saturday, the Bishop demands that they remain in their clerical attires

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 The new Bishop of Masaka Catholic diocese, the Right Reverend Severus Jjumba has barred priests from using casual wear. Bishop Jjumba has directed priests to dress in their clerical attires whenever they appear in public and remain exemplary to the flock they are entrusted with.  

While ordaining 37 priests at Our lady of Sorrows Cathedral-Kitovu in Masaka district on Saturday, Bishop Jjumba noted with concern the growing habit of some priests who disguise their identity by dressing and end up indulging in unbecoming behavior, which jeopardizes the image of their vocation and church. 

Using the analogy of security officers who are required to put on distinctive uniforms attached to their respective units, Bishop Jjumba instructed both newly ordained and old priests to stick to their clerical attires for easy identification and easy policing.  

//Cue in: “essomo eryo….

Cue out; …….nze mbaddiddemu.”// 

Bishop Jjumba ordained 19 deacons who transitioned into full priests after completing the formation. He also made 18 seminarians deacons. He asked parents of the ordained priests not to become ambitious for material wealth from them but instead allow them time to diligently meet their priestly responsibilities ahead of them.  

//Cue in: “Tutegeere nti……    

Cue out; …..yali ku lwansimbi.”//      

The Bishop emeritus Masaka Diocese, John Baptist Kaggwa asked the newly ordained priests to devotedly serve the faith and strive to serve humanity as Christ their master. 

//Cue in: “abagole, tubaniriiza nyo….    

Cue out; …..nga mwesiga katonda.’’// 

Those ordained priests are; Ronald Ssebyanzi, Anthony Ssekwe Mukasa, Augustine Ssembajjwe, Jean Baptist Musiitwa, Michael Ssebutinde and Yoana Batesta Kayondo.  The others include; Benedicto Lukakaba, Marcellino Mulindwa, Joachim Onyango, Denis Ssenkasi, Martin Ssali, Paul Kato, Richard Mugisha, Frank Muteesaasira, Gonzaga Kiyimba, Godfrey Kyakoonye, Gyaviira Kasozi, Herbert Nsambu and Emmanuel Kiyemba, who are now awaiting deployment.