2017 PROGRAMME FOR BISHOP J. A. RYAN
       
APRIL:
       15th         Easter Vigil – St. Peter’s Cathedral
       16th         Easter Sunday/Confirmation- St. Thomas Parish, Zolozolo
26 – 27th         Priests’ Workshop at Katoto
       29th         Archbishop Msusa’s Jubilee, Blantyre

MAY:
        05th        Meeting, MSP Leadership
        06th         Big Walk, St. John’s Hospital
        07th         Vocation Sunday at St. Denis Parish, Rumphi with National PMS Office
        10th         Visit to Nkhata-Bay Secondary School
08 – 12th         Annual Retreat for Priests, Katoto
        12th         Visit Jenda
        13th         Youth at St. Theresa’s Parish, Katete
       14th         St. Monica, Embangweni, visit new parish.
       21st        St. Bernadette, Chiwavi, visit new parish.
25 – 28th         Pastoral Visit, Holy Family Parish, Bowe
       31st         Commissioning of 7 Catechists at the Pastoral Centre, Nkhata-Bay

JUNE:                
       03rd        DIOCESAN DAY – Launch of Strategic Plan, St. Peter’s Cathedral
       04th         St. Albert, Katoto, Visit new parish
07 – 11th        Pastoral Visit – St. Denis Parish, Rumphi
       18th         St. Cecilia, Mpherembe, visit new parish
26 – 30th         E.C.M. Plenary, Lilongwe

JULY:
06 – 09th         Pastoral Visit, Holy Cross Parish, Nkhamenya
14 – 16th         Visit of the Coppel Family to the Diocese
22nd         Ordination to Priesthood of Deacon Peter Nyirenda, Missionaries of Africa at St. Thomas the
Apostle Parish, Zolozolo.

AUGUST:        CONFIRMATIONS

               
ST PAUL’S PARISH, MZIMBA
        04th         Mponda
        05th        Edingeni (St. Monica’s Parish Embangweni)
        06th        St. Paul’s Parish Centre.
               
              
 HOLY CROSS PARISH, NKHAMENYA
        11th         Vazala
        12th         Holy Cross Parish Centre

               
ST. PETER’S CATHEDRAL  
        13th         St. Peter’s Cathedral
15th        Golden Jubilee of Sr. Leonia Moyo and Silver Jubilee of Sr. Elizabeth Sezi and Cecilia Chiumia at
St. Peter’s Cathedral.

        18th         CHAM Meeting, Lilongwe

               ST. AUGUSTINE’S PARISH, LUWINGA
       19th        Chimbongondo
       20th         St. Augustine’s Parish Centre

               
ST. PADRE PIO PARISH, LUSANGAZI
       20th         St. Padre Pio Parish Centre

               ST. MONICA’S PARISH, EMBANGWENI
       23rd        St. Monica Parish Centre

               
ST. THERESA’S PARISH, KATETE
       24th        Unyolo
       25th        Lodjwa

               
ST. DENIS PARISH, RUMPHI
       26th         Kabulufu
       27th        St. Denis Parish Centre

               
ST. CECILIA’S PARISH, MPHEREMBE
       26th        St. Cecilia’s Parish Centre
    
               
ST. JOHN’S PARISH, MZAMBAZI
       27th         Mbalachanda
       28th        Lukwelukwe
       29th        St. John’s Parish Centre

SEPTEMBER:
               
ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH, NKHATA-BAY        
02 – 10th        Pastoral Visit to St. Joseph’s Parish, Nkhata-Bay including a visit to Likoma Island.
       02nd         Kasitu, Confirmation
       03rd         St. Joseph’s Parish Centre, Confirmation
       08th          Likoma, Confirmation
12 – 14th         Meeting Leadership of OFM Conventual  
       20th        Opening of the Chapter of the Sisters of the Holy Rosary.
22 – 24th         Pastoral Visit to St. Padre Pio Parish, Lusangazi.
       30th         Closing of the Chapter of the Sisters of the Holy Rosary.

OCTOBER:
06 – 08th         Pastoral Visit to St. Thomas’s Parish, Zolozolo.
        07th        Sisters of the Holy Rosary special day at Mountrosa, Generalate.
13 – 15th         Pastoral Visit to St. Augustine’s Parish, Luwinga.
20 – 22nd        Pastoral Visit to St. Peter’s Parish.

NOVEMBER:

  09 – 12th         Pastoral Visit to St. John’s Parish, Mzambazi.
          17th         CHAM Board Meeting
  23 – 26th        Pastoral Visit to St. Paul’s Parish, Mzimba.

DECEMBER:
          08th             Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

If there any changes, you will be informed. Wishing you all the best in pastoral ministry.

Sincerely yours,




+  J. A. Ryan
SERVANT AND BISHOP OF MZUZU