St. Margaret Mary3970 N. 92nd St
Milwaukee, WI 532222map
The 9th Annual Celebration of the Feast of Ugandan Martyrs and Liturgy of Remembrance will be held at 5:00 pm Mass on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at St. Margaret Mary Church, 3970 N. 92nd St. (92nd and Capitol Drive) in Milwaukee.
The Ugandan Martyrs were 22 African men who were executed in 1886 after they refused to give up their belief in Jesus Christ when requested to do so by King Mwanga II. St. Charles Lwanga, St. Andrew Kaggwa, and St. Kizto were among the Ugandan Martyrs.
The Liturgy of Remembrance provides an opportunity to remember the ancestors as well as the multitudes of people of African descent who have been killed or kidnapped. These include but are not limited to the 147 Kenyans killed in Kenya, the 50 Coptic Christians who were killed, and the 300 missing Nigerian girls.
Fr. Patrick Kimani, Fr. John Vianney and other priests in the area will be concelebrants with Father Michael Lightner who is the pastor of Margaret Mary. The African choir will sing, and there will be fellowship after the Mass.
The event with the Celebration of the Feast of the Ugandan Martyrs and the Liturgy of Remembrance is sponsored by the African Catholic Committee of the Black Catholic Ministry Commission, Archdiocese of Milwaukee and funded by the Black and Indian Mission Grant and by In-Kind and Free-Will donations.
For further information, please contact Antoinette Mensah (414) 510-7950, Reine Marie Assana (414) 614-4907, Sebastian Sssemppijja (414) 915-2967 or Shanedra Johnson (414) 573—0725.
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