Mass for the consecration and blessing of the new church building at St. Antonio Fasani parish, Ndola
In a vibrant and joyous ceremony, St. Antonio Fasani Parish witnessed a momentous occasion as its new church building was blessed and consecrated. The atmosphere was electrifying, with the church filled to capacity and overflow tents bustling with enthusiastic attendees. For many, it was a rare experience, and the excitement was palpable as they participated in this significant event for the first time.
Led by the Bishop of Ndola Diocese, Rt. Rev. Dr. Benjamin Phiri JCD, the ceremony commenced with a mass that overflowed with spiritual fervor. Concelebrated by esteemed clergy including the Pastoral Director, Rev. Fr. Ephriam Mapulanga, and the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Charles Tembo, the mass was a poignant moment of prayer and reflection.
During the mass, Bishop Phiri consecrated the altar, anointing it with oil and burning incense, symbolizing the sanctification of this sacred space. The choir’s melodious voices filled the air, adding to the vibrant ambiance of the ceremony.
In his inspiring homily, Bishop Phiri emphasized the importance of genuine conversion and reminded the congregation that true holiness extends beyond the church walls. He underscored that God values the sincerity of our hearts over the grandeur of any building.
The blessing and consecration of the new church building at St. Antonio Fasani Parish was not only a moment of celebration but also a poignant reminder of the enduring faith and community spirit that binds this parish together. As the ceremony concluded, hearts were uplifted, and spirits renewed, marking a new chapter in the spiritual journey of this vibrant congregation.
Notably present was the guest of honor, Hon. Elisha Matambo, Copperbelt Provincial Minister, and his entourage who came to witness this historic event.