The Archdiocese of Kisumu recognizes the increasing new phenomenon of neglect of the boy-child. This is seen throughout the spectrum, including even the absence of men in many productive social issues. It also recognizes that apart from the general pastoral needs that all human beings share, there are also other needs which are proper to men as men. Through the formation of an Association for Catholic Men, the Archdiocese of Kisumu seeks to offer Pastoral Care to Catholic Men as Catholic Men without prejudice and antagonism of the women and other age groups. Membership into this group is for all Catholic Men who are past the civil age bracket of 35 years, whether married or not.
The election/appointment of somebody to animate the men starts from the Small Christian Community and it comes up until the Archdiocesan level. In some Deaneries where there is enough personnel, we have a priest in charge of CMA. At the Diocesan level, we have a Chaplain, Rev. Fr. Francis K’Onyach (photo will be provided) who journeys with the members of this Association.
According to our Diocesan Election Guidelines, this Association will have 5 (five) key leaders at whatever level above the SCC. These are:
- The Chairperson
- The Vice Chairperson
- The Secretary
- The Organizing Secretary
- The Treasurer
The following are the Diocesan Leaders of the CMA (photos will be provided).
The Patron Saint of this Catholic Men Association is St. Joseph the Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Every year, the Archbishop celebrates Mass with all the Catholic Men in the Archdiocese on the 19th March, during the Feast of St Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
It is NOT MANDATORY for every man to join this Association but it is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED! Why not become a member in your Parish if you are a Catholic Man? (Photos of some of the members of CMA will be provided).
The Deans and their Deaneries
Archdiocese of Kisumu is divided into 4 Deaneries, namely: Kisumu, Siaya, Bondo, and Nyando. One of the Priests from one of the Parishes within that jurisdiction is appointed A DEAN
The Ongoing Formation of the Priest
We have priests both Diocesan and Missionary. For the sake of common practice of pastoral work in our parishes, the Pastoral Department liaises with the HR Dep…
We recognize that ‘In the Church there is a diversity of ministry but a oneness of mission. Christ conferred on the Apostles and their successors the duty of teaching, sanctifying, and ruling in His name and power.
Pastoral Care of Catholic Men
We recognize the increasing new phenomenon of neglect of the boy-child. This is seen throughout the spectrum, including even the absence of men in productive…
Pastoral Care of Catholic Women
Women still face untold challenges in the human society, which is still under male dominance and discrimination in many areas.
Pastoral Care of Catholic Youth
Archdiocese of Kisumu has a huge population of the young people, especially those of between the age of 14 up to 35..
Pastoral Care of Catholic Children
In obedience to the Lord, the Archdiocese of Kisumu recognizes the role that children have in the evangelization of the world.
Our Parishes that are flourishing today would not have been built up without them. The Archdiocese of Kisumu recognizes the role that our Catechists of today continue to play in the evangelization of its people.
Alongside the various groups for the pastoral care of men, women, youth and children, the Archdiocese of Kisumu also has very strong Devotions! The following are the key devotions that we have: