Machakos Diocese Bishop Norman King’oo Wambua will on Sunday, 7th June 2020, preside over a mass live from the Holy Family Basilica to various catholic faithful across the country, which will be streamed across various Television Channels.
While giving out the news in a statement, the Catholic Church stated that the move will be in partnership with the Kenya Conference Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and the Archdiocese of Nairobi.
The also further revealed various channels which will air the mass live, starting at 9;30 am, including government-owned Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), fast-growing TV 47, Catholic-owned Capuchin Tv, and Ukweli TV.
“Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Nairobi wishes to inform all the Catholic Faithfuls in Kenya that this coming Sunday, 7/6/2020, KBC, Capuchin TV and TV 47 will transmit live the Sunday Mass from the Holy Family Basilica, Nairobi, at 9.30 a.m. There will also be live streaming on Ukweli TV,” they said.
In the statement signed by the General Secretary of KCCB and Pastoral Coordinator of the Archdiocese of Nairobi, all catholic faithful have been urged to participate.
“Kindly pass this information to all the Christians and invite them to participate in the Holy Mass through the above TV channels” the statement read.
Before being appointed as Bishop of the Diocese of Machakos, Rt. Rev. Norman King’oo Wambua, who is also the Chairman of KCCB-Family Life National Office, served as the Bishop of Bungoma Diocese for 20 years.
Speaking with Wakajuaness.Com in an interview, Webuye Parish youth chairperson Innocent Masika urged fellow youths within the Parish and countrywide to ensure they participate in the mass and keep following the Catholic faith.
” I urge all youths to make sure they follow the mass live on TV and for those who cannot access the Television sets, they can also live stream on YouTube and other links,” Masika said, adding that this is a very important moment for them to relate with their faith.
“As youths, a mass is a very important time to relate with our faith in God and the doctrines of the Holy Catholic Church. Now that we can’t all go to church like before due to the pandemic, let us follow it live wherever we are” he said.
The mass will begin at 9;30 a.m.