The President welcomed the members to the meeting and informed them that the June Senatus happened on the 4th Sunday of the month instead of 3rd Sunday of the month because of Corpus Christi Sunday, to enable full participation in the processions in different Parish.
Legionaries were thanked for having participated actively in the Uganda Martyrs celebrations on 3rd June. In a special way, Fort Portal Diocese was thanked for taking a lead. Senatus prays for the diocese of Jinja which is scheduled to animate Martyrs Day of 2023.
Senatus of Uganda commiserated with the Catholic Church and particularly Kabale Diocese upon the loss of Rev. Fr. Vincent Kanyonza on 2nd June 2022. He was the 8th Spiritual Director of Senatus of Uganda (1991-1993). Sr. Betty Nalwoga, Vice President of Bunamwaya Kiwumulo Comitium also passed on. May their souls rest in eternal peace.
Different Councils and Praesidia continue to hold the Centenary Celebrations. At Diocese level, Mbarara, Masaka, Tororo, Kasana-Luweero, Gulu, Moroto and Kiyinda-Mityana have already celebrated.
In Kiyinda-Mityana Diocese, Rt. Rev. Joseph Anthony Zziwa, the Ordinary and Chairman of Uganda Episcopal Conference appreciated legionaries especially for the prayers said for a fallen legionary during the funeral and for being at the weekly meetings at the parishes. He cautioned Legionaries against claiming Marian visions and giving unfounded messages. He requested legionaries to be more prayerful especially by reciting the holy rosary and the litany and concentrate on the Legion of Mary work.
Proposed dates of celebrations in other Dioceses have been set except Kabale, Fort Portal and Kasese.
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Senatus continues with the effort to undertake extension in the different parts of Uganda and outside Uganda.
In Ssese Islands, efforts to make the 3rd visit are on spearheaded by Kimaanya Comitium.
Jinja Comitium opened up Bugembe curia and Naggalama Comitium started a new Curia in Kiswa.
In the meeting, we received a report from St. Matia Mulumba Curia.