Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi His Eminence John Cardinal Njue on 21st June 2015, urged Christians to protect the dignity and identity of the family.
|Cardinal Njue Arrives for Mass at |
St. Joseph Mukasa Catholic Church, Kahawa West, Nairobi
- Photo Credit: John Mark
In his homily during Holy Mass to mark St. Joseph Mukasa, Kahawa West Parish’s Family Day, Cardinal Njue implored parents to pay attention to emerging threats to the dignity and identity of the family.
He advised the youth to reject all that which is against the expectations of Christian life including; radicalization and same sex marriages. [Scoring Higher Grades With Ease]
“Let us uphold our identity and dignity notwithstanding the challenges that may come our way” Said Cardinal Njue
He invited congregants to be proud of their Christian life and manifest it through good deeds as he reminded them to take care of the inheritance left behind by missionaries.
“We are here as fruits of the hard work by those who evangelized ahead of us. Let us not take this for granted. We have to take care of this inheritance if we are to leave a meaningful heritage.” Njue
|Cardinal Njue cuts Family Day cake.|
With him are Fr. James Githinji-left
and Kahawa West Parish Priest Fr. John Muragu -right
Acknowledging that challenges in life will always be present, Cardinal Njue encouraged families to not to be unsettled by these trials but to remain firm in their communion with God.
“No challenge is bigger than you. Do not be afraid! Even when trials come your way, remember to put God first.” He advised
Meanwhile, John Cardinal Njue gave the Sacrament of Confirmation to 148 candidates. [Parents driving their Children Crazy?]
He urged them to become true witnesses of Jesus Christ as they allow St Joseph Mukasa – the patron saint of Kahawa West Parish to mentor them.
At the same time, he invited the congregants to pray for the country’s leadership to make decisions that unite all Kenyans.
The Nairobi Senator, Michael Mbuvi [Sonko], who attended the service pledged to support the church’s developmental projects.