Lilongwe: Catholic Men Organization (CMO) for Lilongwe Archdiocese is set for launch on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at St Patrick Parish in Area 18 A in Lilongwe.
CMO Chairperson for Lilongwe Archdiocese, Ignatius Chadwala disclosed this to Malawi News Agency (Mana) Wednesday in Lilongwe in an interview a head of the official launch of the organisation.
He said His Grace The Most Rev. Archbishop Tarcisius Ziyaye, of Lilongwe Archdiocese will officially launch the Organization.
Chadwala added that to mark the establishment of the CMO, the Archbishop will sign its constitution.
As part of the official launch, High Mass will be celebrated from 9:00 am by Bishop Ziyaye and we are calling all men with from all parishes and outstations from the diocese to come and witness the launch, the Chairperson added.
Chadwala said the overall goal of CMO is to provide an opportunity for the Catholic men to participate in the priestly, prophetic and kingly office of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
They are called, each according to his or her particular condition, to exercise the mission which God entrusted to the Church to fulfil in the world, he pointed out.
Padre Pio Church Chairperson, John Bosco Phiri appealed to men from the diocese to procure the CMO cloth within the diocese and wear it during the launch.
He appealed to members of Catholic Women Organization (CMO) in the diocese to provide moral support during the launch of the new organisation.
The launch is not only meant for men folks but women too can take part in the activities of the ceremony. We wish to see more women put on CMO cloth as a sign of solidarity to catholic men, Phiri pointed out.
The CMO of Lilongwe Archdiocese will be established with the following specific aims, to provide a forum for Catholic men to exercise the mission given to the Church; to instil and enhance in Catholic men a spirit of self-support and to promote integral human formation and development of Catholic men.
Membership of the CMO is open to all Catholic men within the Archdiocese of Lilongwe, and the Catholic Church as a whole.
The CMO Slogan is As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.(Joshua 24:15)
Source: Malawi News Agency MANA