MBUYA – Our Lady of Africa Catholic Church Mbuya in Kampala has announced that it will start holding live masses via Facebook or through live streaming as part of implementing guidelines against the spread of coronavirus.
Joseph Lutwa, Secretary at Mbuya Parish, said mass will be held starting 7am on Friday.
“Following the Presidential Directive to close Churches for 32days as one of the measures to prevent the spread the Coronavirus; The Parish will be having Live Masses on Facebook from Tomorrow! Morning Mass will be live at 7:00 am to help you from your homes,” he said in a Facebook post on Thursday, March 19, 2020.
“Sundays; we shall have Live Mass at 8:00 am in Luganda and 10:00 am in English. Please stay tuned on the Our Lady of Africa Church Mbuya Facebook Page for the Sunday Masses and daily Masses,” he added.
“Please inform those who may not have seen this information! They can benefit from these services through liking this Page. More innovations to be carried on will be communicated to you when all is ready. In case of any clarifications, you can reach me on +256702337711 or +256772205766. Thank you.”
The move comes after Catholic Bishops of Uganda under their umbrella body, the Uganda Episcopal Conference, announced that different church leaders should start broadcasting masses to the faithful after the government banned church gatherings.
“We encourage all Catholic radio stations to relay and broadcast Holy Mass on Sundays and weekdays. The faithful are advised to tune in at given times which are to be announced by the same radio stations. The faithful are also strongly encouraged to pray at their homes,” a statement signed by Bishop Anthony Zziwa, the chairman of Uganda Episcopal Conference, read in part.