URN.Ssemogerere was welcomed by hundreds of residents who had lined up along Mpala Road and Katuba stage. He said that he was excited to return to his home parish.
Hundreds of residents of Katabi Town Council on Tuesday welcomed the new Archbishop of Kampala, Paul Ssemogerere to his home parish in Mpala.
Ssemogerere was born on June 30, 1956, in the then Kisubi Parish, in the present-day Nkumba Central village along Kasenyi Road in Katabi Town Council. He attended St Donozio Kigero Primary School in Nkumba Bendegere village, also in Katabi Town Council in Wakiso district before transferring to Kisubi Boys’ Primary School.
He later joined St. Maria Goretti Senior Secondary school Katende, where he completed his ordinary level studies.
Ssemogerere was welcomed by hundreds of residents who had lined up along Mpala Road and Katuba stage.
Ssemogerere presided over two events in Mpala. He made a stopover at Mary Queen of Martyrs Church in Mpala and blessed over 200 worshippers who included children and the elderly.
Archbishop Ssemogerere told the residents that he was excited to return to his home parish.
He also urged Christians to follow the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs to curb the spread of Covid-19. He added that it is unfortunate that several school girls have been impregnated following the prolonged closure of schools.
Several requests by the Christians to give offertory and gifts to Ssemogerere were rejected by Fr. Joseph Kirumira, the Parish Priest Mary Queen of Martyrs Mpala Parish, who told the believers that the Archbishop had another commitment within the parish.
After his stopover at Mary Queen of Martyrs Church in Mpala, Archbishop Ssemogerere led thanksgiving prayers at the home of TV presenter Simon Kaggwa Njala.
Njala’s home is near St Joseph Bukandekande Church in Mpala and over 200 worshippers had gathered at his home for the prayers and celebrations.
During the prayers, Archbishop Ssemogerere said that he is humbled by the number of people who have welcomed him. He lauded Njala and his wife Agatha for sticking together in marriage through the good and bad times.
Fr. Kirumira noted that Archbishop Ssemogerere will return to his home parish in February because many believers want to celebrate his appointment and also hold thanksgiving prayer.