By Candia Stephen & Felix
Arua. A priest serving in Arua Catholic Diocese has told Christians to take their problems in the church and avoid rushing to Courts of law for solutions
Rev. Fr. Isaac Feni made the call during his homily on Sunday at Christ the King Parish Arua town.
Referring to the Gospel reading, which calls for forgiveness and reconciliation among brothers who has done wrong for another, Fr. Feni said those who have problems with their relatives should go to reconcile in the Churches and avoid going to the Court because the judges are after money.
“The Lawyers are after money, they will ask you what did you do and demand for money without telling you the truth…they will lie to you, but the church will make the truth to prevail over our issues and reconcile you,” Fr. Feni said.
The priest cautioned the Christians and called for forgiveness in the Church.
The celebrations were animated by students of St. Augustine Choir of Makerere University, who were on a three days visit to Christ the King Parish and Arua Diocese.
The occasion also attracted several Christians from Mahagi Diocese from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who joined the congregation during the second Mass.
Martin Andua Drani, the Choir Leader St. Augustine Melody Choir Christ the King Parish Arua, welcomed the visiting Choir members to Arua and said this is aimed at creating a national unity through music in the church.
Members of Melody Choir and St Augustine Makerere during presentation of joint songs on Sunday. All photos by Felix
The Catholic Church in Arua has since 2013 been embroiled in conflicts which has led to divisionism and formation of cliques among Christians and Priests. Last year, tension flared up at Ediofe Cathedral where heavy policemen have been deployed to date. He noted that music plays a sacred role in worship and that’s why it has attracted national and international exchange visits among choir members from different parts of the Country and outside.
The three days visit of Saint. Augustine Choir Makerere University climaxed in to Melodious presentations in the afternoon and a friendly football match between the two choir members at Arua police grounds. The friendly games were a sign of unity and the boys section ended into goalless while the ladies ended by Melody choir defeating their visitors in the netball game.
This is the second time a national choir team is visiting Christ the King Parish Arua town since the year began. Two years ago, some members of Christ the King St. Augustine Melody Choir Arua, traveled to South Africa to animate Mass.