The Papal Encyclical Redemptoris Mission (No.73) states the following about Catechists:
Among the laity who become evangelizers, catechists have a place of honor. The Decree on the Missionary Activity of the Church speaks of them as “that army of catechists, both men and women, worthy of praise, to whom missionary work among the nations owes so much. Imbued with the apostolic spirit, they make a singular and absolutely necessary contribution to the spread of the faith and of the Church by their strenuous efforts.”
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. Each parish has a group of Catechists. In some places, these even lead their local communities in the Celebration of the Word of God in the Absence of a Priest.
The Archdiocese takes up their formation seriously and has established the St Charles Barromeo’s Catechetical Training Centre. This facility is built with the hope that even those catechists who had been trained before can get an on-going formation and their capacities be buit.
Alongside this, there are also regular capacity building workshops and seminars that are organized regularly with the support of our parishes. In this, the Pastoral Department collaborates with the Human Resource Department since these our catechists are a valuable resource in the Archdiocese.
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: