St. Joseph`s Patron School Day Celebration 21st March 2021
The annual event came, was celebrated this time with diminished pomp and collected attendance courtesy Covid 19.
Nevertheless, and as usual the day passed eventfully and left us spiritually, physically morally encouraged, rejuvenated and strengthened in the Lord.
The Holy and inspiring massage from the Holy See (His Holiness Pope Francis), the Vicar general of Lugazi Diocese (Monsignor Dr. Richard Kayondo's) homily and the school chaplain (Fr. Vincent Wasswa`s) Fatherly inroads into the day`s purpose spiritually informed, filled and formed us.
The theme of the celebration was that “we should be and do everything with a father`s heart” as was and did our patron saint St. Joseph.
We should therefore increase our love for St. Joseph, emulate him with his relationship with God and his responsibility to his beloved son Jesus Christ who he oversaw keenly.
The 150 years since Pope Pius IX proclaimed St. Joseph as the patron saint of the Universal Catholic Church should have a bearing in our lives as members of Christ`s Church and the school that is named after this great saint.
Let us delve into the scriptures to get to know, appreciate, embrace and emulate our saint Patron better. In various Holy Scriptures Saint Joseph is portrayed as: A beloved Father, a tender and Loving Father, an obedient Father, an accepting Father, a working Father and creatively courageous Father. Saint Joseph indeed is our guardian Saint and a worthy Patron.
The Vicar General who is also the Chairman Board of Governors, in his homily emphasized that we should emulate Saint Joseph in his character of obedience- for he was obedient to God in every way and every time God used him or directed him. He truly and fully obeyed and believed in God.
The headmistress of the school Mrs Agnes Nsubuga, in her message on the occasion noted, that 2021 St. Joseph`s Day celebration was designed to be scientific and deliberately low-key.
The year`s celebration was dedicated to Saint Joseph; she said. She further reminded the school about the strategic plans for 2020/2021 to sustain the great status the school has attained.
The school was informed of the hard work put in by teachers in the accomplishing of thecatch-up programmes to fill the learning gaps created by theabrupt shutdown of schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The semi-candidates were also reported to have been catching up with their academic programmes and the year’s backlog.
In the celebrations the newly elected student`s leadership was sworn in by the chief guest Msgr. Dr. Richard Kayondo.
The headmistress appreciated the students for their resilience and endurance owing to the too much which was to be covered in very short period of time, the Board of Governors for the meticulous planning and good financial management in the time of scarcity. She was grateful to Bishop Christopher Kakooza for his parental love, guidance and care.
The day was wound down with our usual hearty feasting and wining. It was indeed patting on the back of members for a job well-done and a big thank you to our loving God for preserving our lives and for smiling kindly upon us in the recent hard circumstances of life.
‘Disciplined we Succeed’