Oblate Parish in Zambia Celebrates First Anniversary

Delegation of Zambia

From Fr.Jim Brobst, OMI

(Just a bit of text with some pictures and video from Fr. Jim Brobst, OMI of a special celebration at the new Oblate Parish Church of St. Paul’s in Livingstone, Zambia.)

This panorama taken from the altar shows the entire interior of the new St.Paul Church in Livingstone, Zambia. U.S. Oblate Provincial, Very Rev. Louis Studer is on the right

The First Anniversary of the St Paul parish in Livingstone was celebrated on April 26, 2019.  The funds for the building were donated through the Oblate Partnership and the building is nearly complete, with just finishing work remaining on walls and floors, etc. Bishop Valentine Kalumba, OMI also did five confirmations in the parish last Sunday April  26.

Prior to Mass (L-R front) Very Rev. Louis Studer, OMI, Fr. Bright Phiri, OMI, Bishop Valentine Kalumba, OMI, Fr. Jim Chambers, OMI

Bishop Valentine confirms the individuals

Musicians and congregation prepares for the Mass.

L-R: Barnabas Simatende, OMI, Pastor; Bright Phiri, OMI, Associate Pastor; Jim Chambers, OMI; Jim Brobst, OMI, Bp. Valentine Kalumba, OMI, Bishop of Livingstone Diocese; Lou Studer, OMI; Vincent Sakala, OMI, Zambian Delegation Superior.