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Novena to the Holy Spirit 26th May – 3rd June 2017

May 26th, 2017

Day 1 – Friday, May 26, 2017

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. 

Let us pray

O, God, who has taught the hearts of your faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that by the gift of same Holy Spirit we may always be truly wise and ever rejoice His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord, Amen           

O Holy Spirit, Divine Consoler! I adore you as my True God.
I offer You my whole heart, and I render You heartfelt thanks for all the benefits You have bestowed upon the world.

You are the author of all supernatural gifts and enriched the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, with all favors, I ask you to visit me by Your grace and Your love.

Amen.

Day 2 – Saturday, May 27, 2017

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. 

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Holy Week 2017

April 6th, 2017

Join us as we gather in REMEMBRANCE of Christ’s Last Supper and our call to serve our brothers and sisters. MOURN as we reflect on Christ’s painful death and crucifixion, and as we CELEBRATE the central act of our faith and of our salvation. COME and worship with us during The Holy Week as we celebrate the central mystery of the church year.

PALM SUNDAY

SUNDAY, APRIL 9

Luke 19:38 – “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

Palm Sunday pics

HFMB Christians at a past Palm Sunday event

Mass schedule with some adjustments

07:00 a.m – Swahili Mass
08:15 a.m – English Mass
10:00 a.m – Swahili Mass
11:50 a.m – English Mass
06:00 p.m – English Mass

Palm Sunday is when Christians recall Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. But it is also  known as the Sunday of the Passion, for the joy of the triumphal entry soon dies away as the heartbreak of Jesus’ suffering and death begins to unfold.

Palm Sunday is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter; thus marking the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of lent. The … Read More


Ash Wednesday Schedule

March 1st, 2017

1st March 2017 is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Holy Family Minor Basilica will have celebrations of the Holy Eucharist, with the imposition of ashes at

 
 Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule
6:00 a.m Swahili Mass
7:00 a.m English Mass
8:30 a.m English Mass
11:00 a.m English Mass
1:00 p.m English Mass
3:00 p.m English Mass
5:00 p.m English Mass
6:00 p.m English Mass
7:00 p.m English Mass

Please note that there will be no distribution of ashes outside the mass. Do observe the timings to avoid inconveniences.

 
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World Marriage Day

February 12th, 2017

Family life board message for Sunday 12th Feb 2017

Today, 12th February 2017 is world marriage day.   World Marriage day is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of February every year to honour husband and wife as the foundation of the family, the basic unit of the society. It salutes the beauty of their faithfulness, sacrifice and joy in daily marriage life.

Nelly & Francis Njuguna presenting host and wine during mass cebrating World Marriage Day

Nelly & Francis Njuguna presenting host and wine during mass cebrating World Marriage Day

It’s celebration started in Louisiana, New Orleans, USA in 1981 as “we believe in marriage day”. It was later adopted by Worldwide Marriage Encounter’s National leadership. In 1983, the name was changed to World Marriage Day (WMD) and in 1993, St John Paul II, the then Pope, imparted his Apostolic Blessing on word marriage day.

The theme for WMD has been permanently adopted as “Love One Another”. This phrase is the commandment given to us by Jesus in John 15:12. It speaks to us in a simple but challenging way of how our Father wishes us to live daily. Our Lord Jesus Christ defined love as “On one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” (John … Read More


Season Of Advent

December 1st, 2016

The term advent is derived from Latin “adventus” which means “coming”.  The pagans used the word to mean the coming of their god.  The term also meant the visit of a king to a city or the coronation day of the sovereign.

Early Christians (around 600 AD) purified this understanding and advent became a period of intense preparation for Christmas.  It therefore originated in the early church as a short period of intense preparation for celebration of the nativity/ birth of our lord Jesus Christ. It slowly came to be structured into the four weeks of advent we have today.

 Advent has twofold character and therefore divided into two.

  1. From 1st Sunday to 16th In this period the focus of the liturgy, i.e. readings, prayers are on the second coming of Christ at the end of time.
  1. From 17th December to 24th December when the focus is on Christmas. This time Christians are invited to observe a Novena, intensify their prayers; prepare their hearts through repentance to receive Christ in their hearts during Christmas.

At times we concentrate on what to slaughter, dress code, sites to visit etc. at the expense of interior preparations.

The period … Read More


Harvest Announcements

June 30th, 2016

We wish to thank Parishioners for the excellent support in the successful conclusion of the following projects handled in the Parish in the recent past:

  • Cardinal Otunga Plaza
  • Painting of the Church – internal and external
  • New Toilet Facilities
  • Shifting of Parish Office
  • Support to Our Lady of Fatima – Kiriko (twin Parish)

The above projects have cost a total of Kenya Shillings 180 million. Thank you one and all for the tremendous effort.

The Parish now wishes to embark on the next phase of development and to take on a dear project of expanding the capacity of our Adoration Chapel alongside obligations to the Archdiocese for which we are appealing for your support

Prayer is at the heart of our Christian life and it is important we improve on the facilities that we use for this by enhancing the environment to support deeper prayer life. We also need to continue to support the evangelical work done by the Archdiocese in preparing Clergy and Religious, assisting in setting up new Parishes, Charity Work and Education and Health Services

The two obligations will need Kes. 40 Million Kes. 35 Million for the expansion of Adoration Chapel and Kes. 5 Million for … Read More


Easter Schedule 2016

March 24th, 2016

Confession schedule for Holy week Thursday 24th March 2016 – 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Friday 25th March 2016 – No Confessions Saturday 26th March 2016 – 8:00 am – 6:00pm Order of Mass during the Triduum Thursday 10.00am – Chrism Mass 5.00pm – Lord’s Supper Mass Friday 9.00am – Stations of the Cross 3.00pm – Passion Service Saturday 7.00pm – Easter Vigil Mass… Read More


Stations of the cross

February 8th, 2016

The way of the cross on Fridays will be at 5.15pm, preceded by the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 5.00pm, and thereafter mass at 6.00pm. We will use the way of the cross booklet prepared by the youth – available from the youth shop at Basilica.… Read More


Holy Family Day – 20th December 2015

December 3rd, 2015

This year the Holy Family Basilica will celebrate their Feast Day on Sunday 20th December 2015 at the Basilica Grounds. The theme for this year’s family day  is “The family as a seedbed of Faith and Vocations”. His Eminence John Cardinal Njue will be the main celebrant at the mass at 10.45am. While the Morning mass schedule for the day will be observed (i.e. 7.00am and 8.30am), the 10.00am mass and 11.30am mass will be combined and commence at 10.45am.

At the mass, adult Catechumens will be received, 1st Holy Communion will be received by the children, and families present will receive special blessings from His Eminence. After the mass, we will have lunch as one family of God.  

The day will be preceded by a sporting event involving all Parishioners at the St. Mary’s Grounds. Part of the Sports activities include Crazy Soccer, Tug of war, Potato racing, Hide and seek among other team building activities.… Read More


Pope’s Visit

November 27th, 2015

Pope Francis visited in the Country from 25th to 27th November 2015. His visit entailed a coutersy call to the president, mass at the university of Nairobi grounds, a meeting with the clergy and religious, a visit to St. Joseph the worker Kangemi and a meeting with the youth at the Safaricom stadium Kasarani.

Christian from Basilica were in communion with the rest of the catholic community in the country, with many attending the Papal mass at the UON grounds and the youth gracing his talk at the Safaricom stadium Kasarani.

We continue to pray that the Papal visit was gracious and successful – strengthening our faith and giving encouragement to all Kenyans.… Read More