Lira Catholic Diocese ordains two priests
Publish Date: Aug 11, 2014
Lira Catholic Diocese ordains two priests
Bishop of Lira diocese, Joseph Franzeli (middle) with the two ordained priests waving to the congregation after their ordination on Saturday.PHOTO/Joseph Ekol
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By Joseph Ekol

LIRA - Thousands of Christians on Saturday witnessed the ordination of two priests of Lira Diocese in Aloi Sub County, Alebtong district.

Deacons Lawrence Opio of Aloi Sub County and Walter Ojuka of Apala Sub County all in Alebtong district were ordained in to priest during the function that took place at St. Mary’s Catholic chapel, Aloi Ongom.

Christians carry Rev.Fr. Lawrence Opio after his priestly ordination at Aloi Catholic parish on Saturday.PHOTOs/Joseph Ekol.

Bishop of Lira Joseph Franzeli who was the chief celebrant at the function urged the new priests to full fill the call of their creator and to deceased from the sins that are prevalent in the world of today.

“As a servant of Jesus Christ, I send you to the world, go and spread the gospels of the lord guard against the sins of the world”, said Joseph Franzeli, the Bishop of Lira catholic diocese.

Girls entertain the congregation during the ordination mass at Aloi Catholic Parish

The ordination was attended by Benson Obua Ogwal, the area MP of Moroto County, Dickens Kennedy Odongo, the district chairman of Alebtong district and the Resident District Commissioner of Alebtong among others.

Bishop Franzeli sits with Rev.Fr.Lawrence Opio (left) and Fr.Walter Ojuka (right) after their ordination on Saturday.

  This is the second ordination at Lira Catholic Diocese with a total of three deacons and three priests ordained.

Two other deacons; John Bosco Oryema of Aboke Catholic parish and Deogracious Odwee of Amolatar Catholic parish will be ordained priests in the next two weeks according to the diocesan statement.

Nekolina Akello, mother to Lawrence Opio, one of the ordained priests expressed joy saying she has sacrificed her son with all her heart to serve the lord.


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