On 12/01/2018, the General Council discussed and concluded the transfer of Novitiate Community from Rongai-Nakuru to Kipkelion Community Kericho by 29/06/2018. This decree was promulgated on 2/02/2018 by the Superior General in accordance to our Rule of Life Art. 346 no. 3.
The Institute handed back to the Diocese of Kericho the administration of Kericho Teachers Training College chaplaincy and Fr. Johannes Haga was temporarily moved to Asumbi Chaplaincy as he awaits official appointment.
2018: GENERAL ASSEMBLY
This important activity of the Institute has been scheduled by the General Council as follows:
Reporting: Evening of Monday 9th July 2018
Meetings: 10th-11th July 2018
Departure: Friday 12th July 2018
Venue: St. Joseph Retreat Centre, Lang'ata.
The Institute was blessed with 8 Brothers who were instituted to the Ministry of Acolyte on 27th November, 2017 a ceremony which was presided over by Rt. Rev. Bishop David Kamau-Bishop Auxilliary of the Arch-Diocese of Nairobi. Brs. Arthur Wanyoike, Dominic Muira, James Ng'ang'a, Joab Were, Samwel Midire, Bernard Njoroge, Michael Kimuya and Longinus Wasike received this ministry with appreciation and thanked God for such an important step towards their Sacred Orders.
BANNS AND ORDINATIONS
The Institute sent Banns of the 6 of her members on December 2017 for the preparation of the Ordination which was scheduled and successfully carried out on 19/01/2018 at Our Lady of Mercy Kebirigo Parish-Kisii Diocese. The Members were Br. Vincent Nyatuka, Br. Chrispine Onyango, Dn. Charles Mauti, Dn. David Masese, Dn. Denis Omwanza and Dn. Mark Kitili who are know Rev. Deacons and Priests respectively. Thanks to Rt. Rev. Bishop Joseph Mairura Okemwa bishop of Kisii Diocese who presided over the Eucharistic Celebration. Thanks also to Rev. Fr. Joseph Mutugu, CECC who took the brothers through the retreat in preparation for this special ministry on Jan. 13-17, 2018.
The Institute was blessed with two communities which were recently assumed:
- St. Kizito Mutumbu Catholic Parish in Kisumu Arch-Diocese-Assumed on 25/01/2018 but to be officially opened on 22nd February 2018
- Lodwar Shrine.
2017 PERPETUAL VOWS PREPARATION
Second Novitiate begun on July 13th of this year with two Brs. Vincent Nyatuka and Chrispine Onyango as members. Their retreat started in preparation for this event on 1st to 5th October this same year. The celebration will be presided over by the Superior General on 7th October the day of the commemoration of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.
As by the end of August 2017our Institute was privileged to have been blessed by Three New Communities namely:
- Chemelet Parish formerly an outstation of Litein with Fr. Onesmus Mulwa as the Father in Charge
- Kabichibichi Parish Kitale Diocese; Fr. Ronald Andibo Father in Charge assisted by Fr. Vincent Nyaundi.
- Lodwar Shrine to be fully assumed at a later date; Fr. Dismus Masinde, Father in Charge.
29th June 2017
On this date the Institute welcomed two temporal members. These two Brothers were Patrick Emong'or Emong'ojel and Michael Gachuki. The celebration was graced by Very Rev. Fr. Chrispine Okoth Sinyore, CECC Superior General whose message was for the members to keep their Charism as a precious gift left by our Father Founder.
01st May 2017
Rev. Fr. Ronald Ondieki took over the administration of The Sacred Heart Boys Secondary School from Rev. Fr. Isaiah Mogire who was temporarily appointed to be in charge as the Institute awaited major appointments.
30th April 2017
The Superior General together with Bishop of Kericho Diocese Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Okombo witnessed the opening of Our New Parish called Embomos. The Parish is now under the care of Rev. Fr. Fredrick Keter and Rev. Deacon Mark Kitili.
2017 RETREAT PROGRAMS
Postulants joining Novitiate will have their retreat between 19th to 22nd June
Temporal Professed will have their retreat for the Renewal of Vows between 19th to 27th June
Finally Professed Members will have the following program for this year:
- Reporting to Lang’ata on 10th July
- General Assembly on 11th and 12th July
- Retreat on 13th to 20th July
SUPERIOR GENERAL’S CANONICAL VISITS
This has been successfully carried out in: Nairobi Communities (Scholasticate, and Munyuini), Malindi Communities (Wema, Hongwe, Hindi and Lamu), Mombasa Communities (Kikoneni, Kitumbi, Mgange Dawida and Ndavaya), Machakos Communities (Komarock Parish and Komarock Shrine)
ORDINATION AND COMMISSIONING
On 24th February 2017, the Institute of the Contemplative Evangelizers of the Heart of Christ was blessed with 6 New Priests and 4 New Deacons: Namely; Rev. Deacons Charles Mauti Ombaba, David Masese Angwenyi, Dennis Martin Omwanza, Mark Kitili Kandagor, and Rev. Frs. Ambrose Ndunda Ngumbi, Anthony Barasa Mutenyo, Harun Momanyi Osoro, Fredrick Louis Nyamwaya, Jacob June Odero, Vincent Nyaundi Onchweri. This celebration was graced by His Lordship the Rt. Rev. Bishop David Kamau- Auxiliary Bishop of the Arch-Diocese of Nairobi whose main call to the newly ordained priests and deacons was “Sacrifice for the Service they have been entrusted”.
After a month of holiday home; these new members of the clergy came back for commissioning on 28th March 2017 in Lang’ata Nairobi. The ceremony of commissioning was preceded by a common supper organized in Our Prayer Centre (St. Joseph) in Lang’ata which was for all the CECC communities in Lang’ata (i.e. Generalate, Scholasticate and St. Joseph Prayer House) on 27th March 2017. The mass of commissioning was presided over by Rev. Fr. Fredrick Nyamwaya with his newly ordained brother priests all concelebrating at the sanctuary and all the new deacons also participating by serving on the altar. Rev. Fr. Harum Momanyi broke the word of God stressing about “service and availability of the newly ordained to the people and place they are to be sent”.
ENTRY TO POSTULANCY
On Ash Wednesday 01st March 2017; 5 brothers joined Postulancy namely; Innocent Matara, Kelvin Gitau, Vincent Kinuthia, Joseph Masinde and Isaiah Kiprono. Among them, two are for the Vocation to Brotherhood and will take 1 Year of Postulancy (i.e. Joseph Masinde and Isaiah Kiprono). This is because of the intention of empowering the Vocation to Brotherhood which have really gone down in the Institute.
30 Years of Existence; 08th December 2016
This was a great day to be remembered in the whole Institute. In the Scholasticate; where the Holy Mass was presided over by Very Rev. Fr. Chrispine Okoth Sinyore the current Superior General, attention was called for especially for the yearly celebration of this day. The great feast acting as a key hinge of this celebration is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary revered in the Institute as the Virgin of Revelation. The #tag of the day was "Choices have consequences as well as responsibilities; there is still time to make choices". And the question which is to be pondered on for the Year is to ask each self; Where Are You? This is in reference to the question our First Parent Adam was asked by God.
Election and Installation of the Superior General
A joyous celebration rented the humid morning on 24th July 2015 in Contemplative Evangelizers after the election and installation of the Superior General. The Bishop of the Arch Diocese of Nairobi sent his representative Rev. Fr. Calisto Nyangilo.
Present during this solemn occasion were contemplative Evangelizers Priests and Brothers. Rev. Fr. Calisto gave a very inspiring homily based on Exodus 20:1-7, Mt. 18-23). He asserted that the theme of the Chapter, We Contemplative Evangelizers of the Heart of Christ Growing in Awareness in Awareness in our Mission of Community Building and Stewardship”.
He encouraged the new General Council to be the sign of Unity and be vigilant because the devil is prowling round to destroy. He said we are seeds falling on different grounds, thus there was need of understanding each other in the Congregation.
After the Post communion prayer, the former Superior General Fr. Julius Ndwiga introduced the new members of the General Council. He began with Councilors: Fr. Chrispine Kakai, Simon Kariuki, Moses Kipkosgei, Vicar General Fr. Isaac Nyabiage and lastly the Superior General Rev. Fr. Chrispine Okoth.
The Superior General was officially installed as he sat on a traditional African stool as a symbol of being an elder. He was also handed over a Bible, a copy of our rule of life and the plan of action.
Various Religious Congregations were represented. Sr. Catherine, a representative of the Evangelizers Sisters of Mary encouraged the members of the General Council to be strong and focused. Fr. Vitalis from the Apostles of Jesus echoed the strong words of our Founder Rev. Fr. John Marengoni, “Be strong”.
Fr. David on behalf of the former General Council wished the New General Council God’s blessing as they embark on the work entrusted to them by the Congregation. On the other hand, Fr. Simon Kariuki on behalf of the new General Council humbly requested support from all members for the success of the Congregation.
The facilitator Fr. Paulino Mondo encouraged the incoming General Council to work for the betterment of the Church and the Institute. On his maiden speech, the Superior General encouraged all the members to be united in love of Christ. In conclusion Rev. Fr. Calistus conveyed the message of His Eminence John Cardinal Njue of his support on the Congregation of Contemplative Evangelizers of the Heart of Christ.