Lira Catholic Diocese Ordains Six New Priests

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Presiding over the ordination ceremony, Rev Sanctus Linus Wanok, the Bishop of Lira Diocese cautioned the newly ordained Priests to critically observe and uphold the catholic, vows which they undertook. Bishop Wanok reminded the new priests to only serve Christ and strive to promote the Kingdom of God in their communities, adding that they should be prepared to perform diligently.

Six deacons were ordained at Lira Catholic Diocese on Saturday to become priests. 


They are Denis Omara from Lira Cathedral, Jimmy Ojede from Apac Catholic parish and Jacob Ray Komakech from Aboke Catholic Parish.     



Others are Douglas Owera and Pascal Omara, both from Teboke Catholic parish, Boniface Aruku from Aduku Catholic parish and one seminarian, Steven Odwongo who was ordained to become a deacon.  



The newly ordained priests are to be deployed in Lira Catholic Diocese.   
   
Presiding over the ordination ceremony, Rev Sanctus Linus Wanok, the Bishop of Lira Diocese cautioned the newly ordained Priests to critically observe and uphold the catholic, vows which they undertook.  



Bishop Wanok reminded the new priests to only serve Christ and strive to promote the Kingdom of God in their communities, adding that they should be prepared to perform diligently. 



According to Rev Wanok, newly ordained Priests supply their duties to teaching the word of God, teach what they believe and put to practice the doctrine they teach.  

 
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Peter Molly Ayo, the father of Steven Odwongo who was ordained to become a deacon couldn't hide his excitement for the achievement, saying his family sacrificed him to serve Christ.   


Augustine Ogwang, the Otuke District Police Community Liaison Officer, whose son Jacob Ray Komakech, was among the newly ordained Priests, says they dedicated their son to serve the kingdom of the Lord.  


This is the second time Lira Diocese is ordaining a group of priests within a period of less than two years.            

 

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Ronald Odongo
Ronald Odongo is the URN Bureau Chief Lira, Northern Uganda.A multimedia Journalist, Media trainer and investigative enthusiast. Lira,Apac,Dokolo,Oyam, Kwania, Otuke, Amolatar,and Alebtong districts fall under his docket. Odongo has been a URN staff member since 2012 though he had been a contributor since 2006.

Odongo started out as a bicycle reporter for Radio Unity in 2004. He was Radio Rhino FM's senior reporter, Luo news anchor and station producer between 2006 and 2011. Odongo started out as a freelance writer for Uganda Radio Network in 2006.

Odongo is particularly interested in reporting on community health, and education concerns. Good governance and human rights beats are dear to Odongo as a former Lord’s Resistance Army rebels captive 1996-1998.