From the 25th to the 28th of August, 120 youth from the Lake Deanery area gathered at Nariokotome Mission for their annual youth festival.
This year’s theme was the Eucharist. The speakers for the event were Fr. Albert Salvans who spoke about “Eucharist and Communion”, Joseph Ekutan about “Reverence for the Eucharist”, and Diana Trompetero on “Eucharist and Friendship” and finally Bishop Dominic Kimengich about “The Eucharistic Congress”.
Most of the youth participated on the talks and lots of interesting points were shared.
There were also sports, music and drama competitions, where all the parishes showed their talents and most of them went back with lots of certificates.
On the 27th afternoon we all went to Lodwar to attend the Diocesan Eucharistic Congress. This started with the vigil at St. Augustine’s Cathedral and on the 28th, the feast of St. Augustine, about 500 people made a procession from the Cathedral to the Jubilee Shrine carrying the Blessed Sacrament. It was a very emotional and joyful procession with all the Pontifical Missionary Children and the Christian faithful singing at the top of their voices.
We would like to thank all the youth from St Joseph the Worker Lowarengak Parish, St. Denis Kataboi Parish, St. James Kaikor Parish, St. Paul Nariokotome Mission and St. Mark Lokitaung Parish who attended the festival. Also our sincere appreciation to the ones who organized the festival: Fr. Avelino Bassols, Lillian Omari, Deacon Wycliffe Ochieng and Peter Chege.