The Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri recently celebrated a significant milestone with the ordination of seven deacons and four priests on June 8, 2024. This joyous event took place at Christ the King Major Seminary, presided over by His Grace Most Rev. Anthony Muheria, Archbishop of Nyeri, marking his 20th Episcopal anniversary.

The ceremony saw the ordination of the following Deacons to Priests:
1. Rev. Deacon Stephen Mbugua Ngurabana from Endarasha.
2. Rev. Deacon James Mwangi from Kabiru-ini.
3. Rev. Deacon Kennedy Kamanu  from Irigithathi
4. Rev. Deacon Ibrahim Wangai from Karuthi.
5. Rev. Deacon Simon Mbaga  from Mukurwe-ini.
6. Rev. Deacon Moses Wachira from Ithenguri
7. Rev. Deacon Wilson Ruoro from Mugunda.
Alongside them, four Seminarians were ordained as Deacons:
1. Seminarian Denis Philip Nganatha from Tetu.
2. Seminarian Daniel Muriithi from Sirima.
3. Seminarian Simon Irungu from Kiamuiru.
4. Seminarian Paul Muturi from Othaya.
Archbishop Muheria, in his address to the newly ordained, emphasized the importance of spiritual nourishment and the centrality of the Eucharist in their ministry. “Always remember to recharge yourselves with prayers and visiting the Eucharist,” he advised. “Also, don’t forget to carry your power bank, which is your mass box.”
The event was attended by hundreds of faithful, family members, and friends who gathered to support and celebrate with the newly ordained. The atmosphere was filled with joy and reverence as the new deacons and priests received blessings and congratulations.
This ordination marks a significant moment for the Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri, highlighting the growth and vitality of the Church in the region. The newly ordained Priests and Deacons are expected to bring fresh energy and dedication to their parishes, enriching the spiritual lives of the communities they will serve.
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