Msgr Kalumba was delivering his homily during the memorial mass for the alumni and associates of Trinity College Nabbingo, who passed on during the 75 years of the school’s existence.
The parish-priest of Christ the King Church (Kampala), the Rt Msgr Gerald Kalumba has commended the alumni of Trinity College Nabbingo (Tricona) for keeping in solidarity with their departed colleagues. He encouraged the school's associates and all Christians to develop the religious culture of praying for the dead, who he said needed our prayers.
"Praying for our dead brethren is a good practice which also shows the love and affection we had for them. Prayer is all we can give to our dear ones when they die. But as we remember our friends whom the Lord called, we are reminded to think about the end of our personal life journey. We thus need to prepare ourselves spiritually by modeling our life to that of Jesus Christ our Lord."
Msgr Kalumba was delivering his homily during the memorial mass for the alumni and associates of Trinity College Nabbingo, who passed on during the 75 years of the school's existence.
A total of 400 departed alumni and associates of the school were commemorated during the function that took place at Christ the King Church, Kampala, on Wednesday.
Kalumba thanked the alumni of Tricona for remaining in touch with their school. He later asked them to be supportive to the school and its holistic programmes.
The President of the alumni, Immaculate Lwanga said that they opted to organise the memorial service after realizing that most of them had had tragedies in their families, which required them to come and pray together over them.
The memorial function was also graced by the school's chaplain, Fr John Chrysostom Kiwanuka. Prominent alumni like Lady Justice Kitumba also attended.