From the Coordinators Desk… experience, as you may already have seen from the photos on our Facebook page. We congratulate them for a job well done, and for their
officials. The National Youth Mass followed
shortly after. At the invitation of
The month of March has been a
Yusufu from the Catholic Diocese
busy one for MAGiS. A lot of
of Nakuru youth office, Magis
people put in time and effort to
Kenya took an active role in the
bring to life experiences that
touched the lives of many. The
started, marked by the launch of
was the first East African MAGiS
the MAG+S2013 Brazil website.
Weekend to be hosted in Tanzania
As the ink on this newsletter was
and our sisters and brothers there an
Tanzania easily comes to mind. It
Kangemi as well, there was a ‘mini-
MAGiS Weekend at the beginning of
drying, the Leaders and Mentors
had their meeting, concluding the 1
1st quarter of 2012 and ushering in
MAGiS Weekend Dar es Salaam
the 2nd. We sincerely thank Paul Kalenzi,SJ, who has served as Chair of Leaders and Mentors, and offered immense contribution to the
Ngonidzashe Edward,SJ, will also be leaving us during the second quarter. wonderful
The long bus trip to Dar es Salaam
(9 hours from Mombasa and 14
from Nairobi!), and the need to get
brother to us and we thank him
sincerely. Boniface Mutuku, the
leader of MAGiS Kibera will be
Kenyans from signing up for the
passing on the leadership mantle.
MAGiS Weekend in Dar towards
We thank them all and wish them
the end of February 2012. On a
well in their mission. We also
warm Friday evening, March 2nd, 46
welcome Charles Lwanga, SJ who
participants sat under the stars
takes over from Paul as Chair of
for introductions that marked the
Leaders and Mentors. Karibu sana
Weekend. The fatigue from long
The Coordinating team wishes you
hours of travel for the Kenyans
a Blessed Holy week and a Happy
and hard work of preparations for
strengthen their resolve to pray the Way of the Cross at 11pm in
the night. After a short but good
informed that there had been no
sleep, Saturday arrived, and with
electricity supply for 3 days.
kilometres from central Dar, and across on the ferry. The pilgrims began the experiment by praying together
residents of a home for lepers.
blessing, we heard the distant roar of the water pumps, indicating that â€˜umeme umerudi!â€™ On Sunday morning, the youth at Luhanga parish invited the pilgrims to Mass, after which we all had an Fr. Shete, SJ, celebrated the
opportunity to see first hand the
Mass while the pilgrimsâ€™ make-shift
devastation that the December
choir did not disappoint.
2011 floods left in the area.
The experiment leader, Rehema
A great sign of hope was the
Mbalamwezi, then made 7 groups
nomination of a new team to guide
tasks, ranging from ferrying water
to cleaning to doing the laundry of
coordinator, bringing to a close an
One special sign, was that just
The program for the days in Brazil
MAG+S/WYD’13, Rio de Janeiro
is as follows: 12-14th July: Opening Gathering in Rio. 15th-21st
On the 25th March, the Brazilian
organizing team for MAG+S 2013
22nd July: Gathering in Rio.
23rd-28th July: World Youth Days
www.magis2013.com. This marked
the official preparations for the Keep checking the website and
event, just seven months after the
Facebook pages for updates.
conclusion of MAG+S 2011 in Spain. Although still in Portuguese, the language spoken in Brazil,
website looks great and promises
to be an exciting window through
MAGiS Kangemi is a vibrant group
which we can ‘peep in’ and see what
with a total
to expect in 15 months time. The
belonging to the only Jesuit parish
English section of the website will
in Kenya- St.Joseph the Worker in
be available soon.
Kangemi. It is among the most
of 25 members,
active MAGiS groups in Kenya. MAGiS
Monday from 6pm and are fresh from a successful MAGiS Kangemi weekend,
pastoral centre on the 16th and 17th
National Youth Mass
On 11th March, all roads led to Mji wa Furaha for the National youth mass (World youth
chapter). The event was graced by the Bishop of Nakuru, Rt. Rev. Makumba. The Magis Nakuru leader, John Some of the activities that we
Yusuf was the chief organizer for
partake include; Weekly prayer
the event and invited Magis people
to take an active role of ushering
and selling magis merchandise.
nature walks, and most importantly home visits. We visit the homes of our members as a group, to get to know each other like a family. Some MAGiS Kangemi members are Martin Wachira who is the immediate
coordinator, Norman Kiguhi who
The World Youth Day theme and
serves as the current group leader
message from the Pope for this
year was then officially launched
Kalenzi,SJ . All for the Greater
to the youth in Kenya. The theme
Glory of God.
is â€˜Rejoice in the Lord Alwaysâ€™,
-- By Norman Kiguhi
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I feel the pace quicken, the time draw near. I am filled with joy as I move toward Easter and the promised reconciliation with you.
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Teach me to follow the example of your Son, Skype: Magiskenya
to be worthy of being called one his people: a Christian.
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Help me to live each day as he did
turning hatred to love
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and conflict to peace.
I await the new life with eagerness, faith and a deep gratitude!