Bwana Mkubwa Parish Remembered.

Bwana Mkubwa Parish Remembered.

St Matthias Mulumbwa Catholic Church in Bwana Mkubwa isĀ  receiving a new face.

Renovation of the church building started a few months ago, by Fr. Kim who is the PriestĀ  in-charge, and so far good works have been done.

Bwana Mkubwa has a historical significance in the evangelisation of Catholic Faith on the Copperbelt. This significance comes from the fact that this was the first home for the first group of Franciscan Missionaries who come to evangelize to the area we now call Ndola Diocese.

In front of the church is the plague on which the names of first Franciscan Missionaries are inscribed.
Construction of the water tank at the Parish.

The first group missionaries come from Italy and they reached Bwana Mkubwa on 8th April, 1931. Among this group was Friar Francis Constantine Mazzieri who later become the first Bishop of Ndola Diocese.

Plans to make this home of the first Franciscan Missionaries a historical monument are underway. After the renovations of the church, the Diocese will begin to construct a modern shrine at the some plot.

This is the plot of the parish and part of it will used for the shrine.
Pastoral Director Fr. Mumba and Procurator General Fr. Tembo inspected the area.