Malawi Catholic ordains 20 seminarians as deacons

Archbishop Thomas Msusa who is the Chairperson of Episcopal Conference of Malawi on Saturday May 23, 2015 promoted 20 seminarians to the order of deacons at Zomba Cathedral in Zomba Diocese.

Ordination in progress.....Photo Courtesy of Fr Steven Likhutcha.

Ordination in progress…..Photo Courtesy of Fr Steven Likhutcha.

Archbishop Thomas Msusa ordaning the seminarians

Archbishop Thomas Msusa ordaning the seminarians

The celebration which attracted people from all corners of Malawi saw three seminarians each from Zomba (Samuel Mangulenje , Isaac Tsegula and Peter Lufeyo) and Blantyre Archdiocese (Daniel Kambalame, Foster Matope and Davison Salamba) being ordained deacons while one from Karonga Diocese (Matthews Simwela), two from Franciscan Capuchin Congregation( Vineeth Panackappillil and Febin Mampilly), five from Dedza Diocese (Joseph Biliati, Matthews Chimtendere, Lazarus Magonde, Emmanuel Tchuma and Alfred Kalumbi) and six from Lilongwe Archdiocese (Damaseke Francis, Andrew Kholowa, Kelvin Khodola, Tadeo Jobo, Raphael Piringu and Alberto Elifala).

Speaking during his homily His Grace Msusa, who is also the Archbishop of Blantyre Archdiocese and Apostolic Administrator for Zomba Diocese, called upon the new deacons to be permanently ministers of service.

“ Service for you should not be temporary but permanent because you will be required to render such services at all times even when you are ordained priests or when you become bishops.” Archbishop said.

“Your ministry will always be threefold; ministers of the altar, ministers of the word and ministers of mercy or charitable works. Thus apart from ministering the Sacrament of Eucharist through the table at the altar you will be consoling and giving hope to people through preaching and serving those in need of help at all levels without discrimination,” Msusa added.

Delivering his speech, the Acting Rector of St. Peter’s Major Seminary, Fr. Samuel Malamulo thanked all the people who have been supporting the seminarians to reach to the level of deacons. He appealed for more support to the seminary as foreign aid keeps on dwindling at the seminary.

One of the ordinands, Deacon Joseph Biliati, called upon young people to work hard in school and choose wisely for the future. He called upon parents to guide their children properly.

It takes nine years for one to become a diocesan priest and diaconate ordination takes place in the eighth year when the candidate had already studied philosophy along side human sciences at Kachebere Major Seminary in Mchinji and three years of theological studies in Zomba.

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Chris
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That’s my classmate. Proud of you brother

shaaaa!
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iwe bishop #12,masewera sitisewera pa nsampha.ndiwe uja umagalukira matchalitchi kodi?

Wakalamba wafuna
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May God bless & guide you in serving the people

GRM
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Wakulaaa Eklezia wakulaaa . What a gift on the day of Pentecost!

Mbanangwa
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Welcome dear deacons, tikudikira ndalitso wanu. Alshabab, Isis ndi Bokoharamu Yakutia mumidzimu. Bwelani timenye Nkhondo ya Ambuye polemba nda a Maliwongo.

Zanimuwone
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Lord guard them from the evil one.

Jenks
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thats nice guys keep it up

John Gondwe
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Congrats ma Deacon athu! We are very proud of you! Zabwino zones as you finalise on last mile to priesthood! Mpingo wakula!

BISHOPU
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komanso MUSIYE BOZA PULIGATORIA ILI KUTI? .KUTHEKHA WABOZA NDINE NANDA VERSE YAKE.
ILI KUTI TANDIYANKHENI .SINDIKUPANGA CHIPONGWE KOMA NDIKUFUNA KUZIWA.

chikhwa
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Zabwino zonse. Ambuye akutsogolereni

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