At the start of the new academic and formation year 23 students from the Mill Hill Formation House in Nairobi were commissioned to start their pastoral work.
The commissioning took place during the Eucharist. After the reading of the Gospel each student to be sent out was given a candle and a prayer.
Assignments vary from, among others, parish assistance at St Mary and Joseph’s parish, Shauri Moyo to prison apostolate at Langata Women’s Prison and at a
Remand Prison, visiting the sick at Kenyatta National Hospital, and assisting the MC Brothers at Kibera slum.
Placide Batondobi Elia mhm writes: “Pastoral work assignments are for one year. After one year each student will be changed to a different place. The formation team try to mix brothers from different countries. So that we can learn from each other. We were given a candle so that we can help the others to see the light of Christ and a short prayer so that we may continue let this candle on through prayers”.
After the Mass of commissioning we had lively social!!!