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 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
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,
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