Catholic men challenged to take up responsibilities of running the church
Kasama, July, 3RD , 2013, ZANIS – A Catholic clergyman has challenged his cleric in Kasama to take an active role in improving the affairs of the church than leave the mammoth work to Women organisations who have dominated the situation.
And Catholic Men Organisation (CMO) Chairman Albert Bwalya says his team has planned to embark on sensitising other men to join the organisation.
ST. Johns Catholic Priest Fr. Gervas Nonde says men should take up their biblical responsibilities in the running of the church.
ZANIS reports that the Catholic Priest was speaking during the official launch of the Catholic Men Organisation (CMO) at St. Johns Cathedral in Kasama yesterday.
He observed that most men have negative roles of only going to church on Sundays without attending Small Christian Community meetings where people learn to resolve some problems which the church is facing.
He bemoaned that only women have shown keen interest in carrying out most of the church’s work when men are supposed to keenly be involved in sorting out issues of the church.
The Parish Priest also said it is disheartening to find other churches, which have just emerged, have already bought mini-buses for their churches when their church has none to utilise during vocation trips.
Fr. Nonde added that most men have taken to too much beer drinking resulting them in failing to send their children to schools and other important family errands.
He urged leaders of CMO to work extremely hard to establish the organisation in other centres in Kasama Archdiocese.
Speaking during the same function which was attended by over 60 men, CMO Chairman Albert Bwalya said his team has planned to embark on sensitising other men to join the organisation.
Mr. Bwalya also echoed the same views of Fr. Nonde by urging men to join hands in working for God as it is their responsibility to improve the affairs of their church and should desist from leaving the work to women alone.
And St. Johns Parish Catechist Ignatius Mulenga urged Church Councilors to empower their Small Christian Communities (SCC) with knowledge to effectively operate in their areas.
Mr. Mulenga added that families should not sell the food crops to Food Reserve Agency (FRA) and briefcase business men and women to avert hunger in their families.
He observed that families run out of food immediately after the selling of crops in completed which is dangerous as the situation is prone for hunger and malnutrition to family members.
Mr. Mulenga also urged families to engage themselves in promoting sustainable food production to fight against hunger and poverty in families.
He said most families have depended on Government for their Agricultural inputs which can be avoided through proper planning and get weaned from Government support for their farming activities.