KALUNGU – Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has said that good parenting has a strong linkage to the future that their children lead in all spheres of their careers.
Speaking as Chief guest during the Golden Jubilee of the priestly journey of Rev. Fr. Joseph M Kyakuwadde at St. Joseph Church in Lukaya, Kalungu district, the Vice President hailed the Catholic Church in Uganda for supporting the individual development initiaves started by individual priests in collaboration with the laity.
The festivities were preceded over by holy mass led by the Bishop of Masaka Diocese Seruverus Jjumba.
Rev. Fr. Kyakuwadde was joined by fellow golden Jubilee classmates that included, Monsignor Gerevasi Mukasa, Monsignor Ndamira, Rev. Fr. Benedict Mukasa, Rev.Fr. Ssajjabi D, Rev. Fr. Aloysius Banyenziki.
During his sermon to the congregation, Bishop Jjumba said that God commands that every 49th year of any achievement is worth celebrating and praised the priests for abiding by this mandate.
Bishop Seruverus commended Fr. Kyakuwade adding that marking their golden Jubilee coincides with the Vatican announcement for the month of April that was dedicated to St. Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus Christ.
Bishop Jjumba urged all fathers to play their ideal role of being a father in looking after the wife, children and follow the example of St. Joseph who went an extra step of ensuring that Jesus was safe while in exile in Egypt hiding from the male child slaughter by King Herod.
Father Kyakuwadde is is brief remarks earnestly appealed to the Vice President to enable him leave an indelible mark at the church in Lukaya by aiding his efforts to put up the Mother Mary Grotto and St. Joseph Monument at the church as their patron saint.
He added that like other professions and church ministry callings, the journey has been heavily challenging but thanked Jesus Christ the Eternal High Priest for seeing him through them.
Late Bishop Adrian Kivumbi Ddungu ordained Rev. Fr. Joseph Kyakuwadde on 19th April 1970 at Kimanya parish church in Masaka.