Kitui, Kenya Send-Off Mass

September 29, 2014

Kitui, Kenya Partnership

Partnership Delegation

Partnership Delegation

On Saturday, September 27th, a special send-off Mass was held for the solidarity partnership delegation traveling to Kitui, Kenya and their relatives. It was a wonderfully inspiring Mass which was led by Archbishop Nienstedt who will be with the group leaving October 5 for Kenya.  The Mass included a special send-off prayer and the presentation of crosses to all the delegates. (See the Archbishop receive a delegation cross  from Deacon Mickey Friesen below).

Archbishop Nienstedt Receiving Partnership Cross from Deacon Friesen

Archbishop Nienstedt Receiving Partnership Cross from Deacon Friesen

The energy, excitement and sense of anticipation fed the entire morning as the delegates, and family members, worshipped and snacked afterward. The first group is leaving on September 30 and they are Julie Woodruff, Mike Haasl, Fr Tim Norris, Fr Randall Kasel, Lucy Johnson, Kathleen Mason, Marcie and Bob Peach, Jessica Ottman, Stephanie Fontenot, Suzanne Belongia, Jodee Korkowski, Christine Smeby, Sue Mockenhaupt, Ramona McGee, Joyce Lorentz, and Jackie and Emilie Bencke.  The second group will meet them in Kitui a week later, leaving on October 5, and that group includes Archbishop Nienstedt, Deacon Mickey Friesen, Susan Mulheron, Fr. John Paul Erickson and Mary Jo Voxland.

Please wish them well and return to the Hotdish often as members of the delegation blog about experiences and reflections from the Diocese of Kitui.