Hoima Diocese sent 65 delegates to the celebrations. Other delegates came from Gulu, Kampala, Fort-Portal, Kasese, Kiyinda-Mityana, Kasana-Luwero, Tororo and Nebbi. The delegates were led by the National Administrator, Ms. Janet Nkurwiza. The Chairman of the National Executive Committee of the Catholic Workers’ Movement in Uganda, Mr. Denis Koburubuga, strongly told the CWM members in Arua Diocese to rally behind the Bishop if they have to succeed in the movement.
After Holy Mass, the CWM delegates paid a solidarity visit to the sick at Ediofe Health Centre III, located fifty meters behind the Cathedral of Arua Diocese.
During his homily, Bishop Sabino Ocan Odoki of Arua Diocese urged the people of Arua to emulate the example of the delegates from other dioceses. “People from otherDioceses bring us the love of God. They teach us to be insolidarity with the poor, the displaced and the vulnerable. We should also travel to other dioceses to show our solidarity with them. Love is the key to life.”
The Chairman of the Catholic Workers’ Movement in Arua Diocese, Mr. Marino Ondia, urged the members to promote the activities of the Catholic Workers’ Movement.
The CWM delegates donated various items to the refugees living Arua Diocese. Arua Diocese hosts the biggest number of refugees in Uganda. The refugees are mainly from South Sudan where a civil war was raged on for the last three years. The Refugees Base Group of the CWM was visibly represented in the celebrations that started with Holy Mass at Ediofe Cathedral.
Catholic Workers’ Movement is a Catholic Christian Organization that is committed to work, hospitality for the homeless, the hungry, the exiled, and the abandoned. As a Christian organization, they celebrate the Labour on the Sunday nearest to the 1st of May.
The Catholic Workers’ Movement in Arua Diocese started eight years ago. It is vibrant in the following five Parishes: Christ the King-Arua Town Parish, Ediofe Cathedral Parish, Pokea, Micu and Pakele Parishes. End