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Kasana-Luweero diocese holds primary schools’ sacred music festival

By Mathias Mazinga

Added 3rd May 2019 03:37 PM

The schools competed in items like an original musical composition, religious skit, and poem, all based on the theme: Baptised and Sent (Matthew 28:16-20).

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The ensemble from St John Chrysostom PS, Kakoola (Mulajje) presenting a musical drama. Photos by Mathias Mazinga

The schools competed in items like an original musical composition, religious skit, and poem, all based on the theme: Baptised and Sent (Matthew 28:16-20).

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KAMPALA - The music and drama ensemble of St Jude Primary School, Kasana-Luweero, has won this year’s sacred music festival of the Roman Catholic diocese of Kasana-Luweero.

The pupils of St Jude won the competition with 248 points. They were followed by St Lawrence PS (Migyera parish) with 241 points and St John Chrysostom, Kakoola PS (Mulajje parish) with 232 points.

Other schools that participated included St Kizito PS, Waluleeta (Nandere), St Kizito PS Kijaguzo, St Anthony PS Nakasongola, St Theresa Girls PS, Kasaala, St Joseph PS, Katikamu, St Kizito PS Nattyole, St Joseph PS Bombo (Namaliga), St Kizito PS Kikyusa, St Augustine Zirobwe, St Jerome Cove PS, Kapeeka and St Joseph PS, Kalule.

 he teachers and trainers of t ude  asanauweero celebrate with their trophy The teachers and trainers of St Jude PS, Kasana-Luweero celebrate with their trophy

 
The schools competed in items like an original musical composition, religious skit, and poem, all based on the theme: Baptised and Sent (Matthew 28:16-20).

The respective winners were declared and also given trophies during the festival at Fatima Hall, Kasana-Luweero Cathedral last week.

Rev Fr Senkungu, the head of the diocesan department of liturgy and music, said the competition was organised with the ultimate aim of enhancing the integral development of the pupils.

 upils of t oseph  atikamu reciting a poem Pupils of St Joseph PS, Katikamu reciting a poem

 
“The policy of the education department of Kasana-Luweero diocese pushes for holistic development. We insist on the integral development of the students. We thus balance the academic, religious, moral and talent development of our students.”

The Bishop of Kasana-Luweero, the Rt Rev Paul Ssemwogerere was highly impressed by the performance of the various ensembles and their ability to communicate the theme message.

“I have liked the standards and techniques you have exhibited. Surely you have communicated the message so effectively. Through your songs, poems and drama skits, you have challenged us to take up the responsibility of proclaiming the gospel, in our works and actions. This responsibility is of course not for priests and religious men and women only, but all of us that were baptized.

 he pupils from t heresa  umonde presenting a musical item The pupils from St Theresa PS, Lumonde presenting a musical item

 
Ssemwogerere commended Fr Ssenkungu for organizing the competition, which he said had helped a great deal in sensitizing children and all Christians about their evangelistic role in the Church.

“A baptized Christian who is not sent to evangelise is like a car that is kept in the garage, our children should not only bear Christian names but must also be seen to practice and proclaim their Christianity in word and deed.”

Further to the trophies, Bishop Ssemwogerere also gave the winners sacks of rice to feast on as they celebrate their respective victories. The religious education teachers, music trainers, and judges were also given gifts.

 

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