NEW MASS CENTRE AT
MATUNUNGU (OUTSTATION OF MPANDAGINDO PARISH)
Matunungu was one of the Out Station of
St. Martin of Tour Parish, Mpandangindo –
Songea. There was a small shed as a church
where we used to celebrate mass for the
people when we go or where faithful used to
gather for Sunday Prayer when priests don’t
come. In the course of time this shed was
fallen since polls were eaten by white ants.
Since people were not able to rebuilt, it
went on like that almost for ten years. But
recently the parish has decided to help them
to rebuild the shed and to give them the
privilege of having Sunday Mass one a month.
Hence on 3rd of September it was an
inaugural mass at Matunungu. Fr. Roshan
Pinto, the Parish Priest accompanied by Br.
Cyprian Kihwele, Sr. Rosy UMI and some
leaders from the parish went to Matunungu to
have the reinstating the Out Station of
Matunungu. As they arrived the people
welcomed the priest and others with
traditional songs. First the water was
blessed and with the Holy Water the shed and
the surroundings were blessed. After the
blessing the mass was celebrated and the
homily was preached by Br. Cyprian. After
the communion the leaders spoke and
encouraged the faithful of Matunungu. Around
25 elders and 15 children were present.
After the mass simple meal was served to all
present by the faithful of Matunungu.