Vocation Sunday celebrations in the Diocese of Dedza took place at Sharpevale parish in the Lakeshore Deanery. In his homily, Monsignor John Chithonje, who represented the Bishop, called all Christians to be prayerful because prayer helps people to understand the word of God better and chose our way of life.
The theme of this year’s Vocation Sunday is “You shall be my witness” Act 1:8.
The celebration was graced by diocesan and religious priests, Marist brothers and eight congregations of sisters. Sharpevale Parish also conducted a Paper Sunday on the day.
After mass, there were different talks on vocations in the Catholic church. These included talks on family life by Mr and Mrs Matewere, brotherhood by Br. Simeon Banda, sisterhood by Sr Teresa Jonas, priesthood by Fr. Emmanuel Tchuma and a career guidance talk by a nurse of Sharpevale health centre. The youth were also given a chance to ‘window shop’ at the various congregations after mass.
There were also talks and speeches from the Diocesan Laity chairperson, Pontifical Missionary Societies (PMS) director Fr Peter Madeya and the Vicar General of the diocese of Dedza.