The Archdiocese of Mbarara has decided to stay the ordination to diaconate and priesthood that was scheduled for July due to surge COVID-19 cases.
In a June 23 letter by Fr Bonaventure Turyomumazima, the chancellor Mbarara Archdiocese, which PARROTS UG seen, the ordination ceremony was suspended because of the threats of COVID-19 pandemic.
“I have been asked by His Grace Most Rev. Lambert Bainomugisha to communicate to you that due to the threats of COVID-19 pandemic, the ordination that had been scheduled to take place on Sunday 17 July, 2021, have been deferred to a date that will be communicated in a due course,” read excerpts of the letter by the Diocesan Chancellor Fr Bonaventure Turyomumazima to all parish priests and priests in charge.
The chancellor further directed all parish priests and priests incharge to inform Christians in their respective areas of the changes.
“Kindly inform the Christians in your jurisdictions accordingly,” Fr Bonaventure appealed.
According to a notice of banns before sacred orders which was issued on May 21, 2021, a total of Seven (7) deacons and Eleven (11) seminerians from different parishes in the diocese of Mbarara were expected to be ordained to priesthood and diaconate respectively.