Delivering his homily during the function, Fr Zziwa thanked Fr Musaala for listening to the voice of God, who called him to serve the Church as a priest.
"Since I returned to the Roman Catholic, I have been longing to have a beautiful moment like this. I am grateful to you for your prayers. I am also grateful to Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, who made it possible for me to be accepted back in our Mother Church. I also thank my brother-priests for their love and generosity."
These were the emotional words of Fr Anthony Musaala as he addressed hundreds of Christians, relatives, and friends, who graced his 25th priestly anniversary thanksgiving function, at St Gyaviira Catholic Church, Bunnamwaya, on Saturday.
Fr Musaala, popularly referred to as ‘the dancing priest,' was ordained by Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala at Lubaga Cathedral, in 1994. His thanksgiving mass was concelebrated by Fr Noah Sserunjoji (the parish-priest of Bunnamwaya), Fr Kimbowa (from Masaka diocese), Fr Charles Sserugunda, and, Fr Andrew Zziwa.
Delivering his homily during the function, Fr Zziwa thanked Fr Musaala for listening to the voice of God, who called him to serve the Church as a priest. Zziwa also thanked Musaala for putting his talents, in particular, the talent of music, to the service of the Church. He asked the Christians to forget about the trials and tribulations that befell Musaala for a number of years, but instead, pray for him to continue his ministry with even greater dynamism.
The Hon Frank Kyazze, who was the Chief Guest, also congratulated Musaala, whom he referred to as a jolly and multi-talented priest of attractive disposition. Kyazze donated sh5m towards the purchase of a new car for Fr Musaala. He also donated sh2m towards the construction of the new Church.
During the mass, Fr Musaala rededicated himself to God and promised to serve him faithfully as a priest of the Roman Catholic Church.
Dr. Jacinta Sabiiti, who represented the friends, spoke highly of Fr Musaala's heart-rooted love, generosity, faith, and passion for prayer, which prevailed strongly even during his most challenging moments.
The function was spiced with musical performances from gospel ensembles like Angels' Voices Choir Bunnamwaya, Eden Angels Choir (from Ggaba), Richard Masembe (from Mount Sion Prayer Center, Bukalango) and the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Ministry choir from Old Kampala.