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RT. REV. MONTFORT STIMA DISTRIBUTES FACE MASKS TO STD 8LEARNERS AT ST. AUGUSTINE III CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL.
Today 30th September, Rt. Rev. Montfort Stima, bishop of Mangochi diocese distributed masks at st. Augustine III catholic primary school on
SACRAMENTINE SISTERS CELEBRATES SILVER AND GOLDEN JUBILEES
On Sunday 13th September, 2020 the Sacramentine sisters celebrated the silver jubilee of Sr. Florence M’meta and a Golden Jubilee of
ARCHBISHOP TARSIZIO G. ZIYAYE ORDAINS THREE PRIESTS OF THE CONGREGATION OF MISSIONARIES OF AFRICA (M.AFR).
On 12th September, 2020 Archbishop Tarsizio G. Ziyaye ordained three deacons to become priests at St. Francis – kanengo parish
MANGOCHI DIOCESE TO VENTURE INTO AGRO-DEALER BUSINESS
Today the Investment Comittee of Mangochi Diocese had a meeting with Parish Priests, parish representatives and other office bearers on
BISHOP MONTFORT STIMA OPENS BIBLE MONTH (SEPTEMBER) WITH A DOWN TO EARTH HOMILY
Rt. Rev. Montfort Stima yesterday 6th September 2020, 23rd Sunday in ordinary time opened the bible month with words of
BISHOP MONTFORT STIMA DISTRIBUTES COVID-19 AID TO BENEFICIARIES
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit hard many people around the global the rich and the poor alike.  The Diocese of
RT. REV. MONTFORT STIMA LAUNCHES MISSION SUNDAY 2020
Rt. Rev. Montfort Stima, Bishop of the Diocese of Mangochi Malawi launched the mission Sunday on 2 August 2020  in
ACJ EASTERN CHAPTER MEETS ECM COMMUNICATIONS BISHOP CHAIR
By: Francis Polinyu Banda (Correspondent) The Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) chairperson responsible for communications Right Reverend Bishop Montfort Stima,
CATHOLIC BISHOP SAYS EGOISM; DEVELOPMENT CANNOT GO TOGETHER.
By Raphael Mlozoa (Catholic Journalist) The Bishop of Mangochi diocese of the Catholic Church, Right Reverend Montfort Stima says Malawians
105 CATECHISTS TRAINED ON HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE
By Cosmas Magombo (Correspondent) Catechists have been asked to cultivate the interest of reading and understanding the Bible so as
PRAY FOR HEALTH WORKERS, CATHOLICS URGED
By Basiano Dzimbiri (Correspondent – Nankhwali) Catholic Christians have been urged to pray for health workers in the country for
CATHOLICS URGED TO BE SELF-RELIANT
*By Ellen Nthenda* (Correspondent) Catholic Christians from St Louis (Balaka) Parish in Mangochi Diocese have been urged to embrace self-reliance
MANGOCHI DIOCESE CELEBRATES FEAST OF CONSECRATED LIFE
By: Harry Walima and Ellen Banda (Correspondents) Religious communities in the Catholic Church – Mangochi Diocese gathered at St. Louis Montfort
DIOCESE OF MANGOCHI DRILLS JOURNALS IN EFFECTIVE EVANGELIC REPORTING
By:Francis Polinyu Banda (Correspondent) The Communication and Research Commission in the Catholic Diocese of Mangochi – Malawi, organized a two
DIOCESE OF MANGOCHI LOCAL CLERGY GO SELF RELIANT CHURCH WAY
The local clergy from Diocese of Mangochi decided to demonstrate their serious minds ongoing ‘a self-reliant church way’ by calling
BISHOP STIMA DARES THE FAITHFUL TO MODEL THEMSELVES
 “Do not feel contented with the baptism you received, be an instrument of God by your witness. You are not just baptised. You are also sent. You are therefore called to be a model as you witness in your witness”. Bishop Stima said. Bishop Stima said this to thousands of Catholics who gathered for a
BISHOP STIMA CONDEMNS THE COUNTRY’S VIOLENCE STATE.
His Lordship Bishop Montfort Stima of Diocese of Mangochi implored the Church and all Malawians to pray unceasingly for the country’s peace and unity saying it is all Christians’ baptismal obligation to be instruments of peace, and on the other hand, every patriotic citizen should seek to convey peace and unity to his or her
MANGOCHI: EXTRAORDINARY MISSION MONTH 2019 INAUGURATION
A Yuruba proverb puts it straight that he who opens a door has the task to make sure it also closed. Each year, September is identified for the promotion, the possession, study, propagation and translation of Bible activities by Catholics in their lives. On September 1, this year, the mother Church celebrated the launch of
RADIO MARIA MALAWI CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF EXISTENCE
After officially hitting the airwaves on August 24, 1999, Radio Maria Malawi was on Saturday, September 28 were celebrating its two decades anniversary at DMI University in Mangochi, Malawi. In his homily of Anniversary Holy Mass, Bishop of Diocese of Mangochi who also chair The Communications Department at Episcopal Conference of Malawi, His Lordship Montfort
MANGOCHI LAUNCHES 2019 BIBLE MONTH
On September 1 2019, the Catholic Diocese of Mangochi launched 2019 Bible Month and its activities. Diocesan Bible Coordinator, Fr. Harry Mang’anda has confirmed. Fr. Mang’anda said September each year is month set apart to promote the word or Bible. Christians are encouraged to own Bibles, however in holy month more is expected of Catholics
REMEMBERING PRIESTLY VOCATIONS ON THANKSGIVING DAY
For more than five years, Diocese of Mangochi has been celebrating the feast of St. Augustine of Hippo who is patron saint of the diocese as “Diocesan Thanksgiving Day”. Even though the feast falls on 28th of August each year, the day has been celebrated on opted days close to the official day on the
CATHOLIC JOURNALISTS HOLD 2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
  Story by Luke Chimwaza (Correspondent)   …’marry your profession to your faith’, says Bishop Stima Members of the Association of Catholic JournaHsts (ACJ) in the country have been urged, to play a prophetic role through  responsible reporting. The call was made last Saturday by Bishop Chairman responsible for communications at the Episcopal Conference ch
ULONGWE PARISH CLOCKS 50
Story by Luke Chimwaza (Correspondent)   Ulongwe Catholic Parish in the Catholic Diocese of Mangochi commemorated its 50th Anniversary on Saturday, 3th August, 2019 amid pomp and colour. Speaking on the sidelines of the event, the diocese’s the diocese’s Bishop Montfort Stima –‘ congratulated Ulongwe parishioners for their support towards the growth of the parish.
FR. DANIEL P. KALIAPA TURNS 25 IN PRIESTHOOD – THE CHURCH CELEBRATES.
The Catholic Diocese of Mangochi was on Saturday, July 9th in festival mood ignited by Fr. Daniel Piyo Kaliapa’s celebration of 25 years of service as an ordained minister in the Catholic Church. The celebration that took place at St. Augustine Cathedral in Mangochi began wth a High Mass officiated by Bishop Stima. Multitudes from
NEW KAPAKO CATHOLIC CHURCH DEDICATED – Bishop Calls for Self Sanctification.
The dedication of a church is always a most inspirational and joyous hour. With a symbolic knock on the front door and a procession led by Bishop Montfort Stima, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church of Katema Parish officially opened its church building after years of hands on. A couple of hundreds parishioners and guests
BE CENTRES OF MORAL EXCELLENCE, BISHOP STIMA URGES CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
By Bartholomew Boaz Catholic schools in the Diocese of Mangochi have been urged to strive to become centres of moral excellence where children can learn Christian values.   His Lordship Bishop Montfort Stima made the call recently when he toured some Catholic schools within Balaka parish in the diocese. Speaking when he addressed students and
”LET US INVEST IN EVANGELISATION” Bishop Stima urges
By Joseph Kayira Bishop of the Diocese of Mangochi, His Lordship Montfort Stima, has urged church institutions to invest in evangelization as a focal point for encouraging Catholics to take part in activities of the diocese which in the long run can help to expand the scope of the church’s work in a diocese he
SPAS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION LAUNCH A 5-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN ON THE FEAST OF ST. PAUL
The day, 8th June 2019, was well decorated at St. Paul the Apostle Seminary in Mangochi as the seminarians and staff were celebrating the feast of Ss. Peter and Paul in anticipation. The feast normally falls on 29th June every year. This anticipation was made to include the graduation of the form fours and the
POVERELLE SISTERS CELEBRATE 150 YEARS OF EXISTENCE
  By Moses Masiye As the Poverelle Sisters of the Catholic Church commemorated 150 years of existence on May 26, 2019, Bishop Montfort Stima of Diocese of Mangochi has pleaded with families to consider dedicating sons and daughters to priesthood and sisterhood respectively. Bishop Stima made the call on Sunday at St Charles Lwangwa in
78 SEMINARIANS RECEIVE THEIR CASSOCKS
By: Louis Mkwazi ‘HERE IAM SEND ME’ this is what the Seminarians of Kachebere Major Seminary were singing as the first years had their Cassocks blessed. The Church looked colourful when those who entered the church in trousers and shirts dressed their Cassocks immediately after the Bishop blessed them. It was on 25th May, 2019
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