A jubilee is a special anniversary of a significant event. Some of these events may include: 25th year of remembrance (silver jubilee) 50th (golden jubilee) and 100th year of remembrance (centenary Jubilee).
The celebration or anniversary of these events has been a common thing since the Old Testament, New Testament to date. In the Old Testament, the jubilee year was a time of joy, the year of remission or universal pardon as it can be read from Lev 25:10,”You shall sanctify the 50th year, and shall proclaim remission to all inhabitants of your land: for it is the year of Jubilee.” The same concept has a special significant in the New Testament in the idea of the Christian Jubilee. This concept has had a great consideration among the people in all statuses including married couples, religious state, priestly ministry and apostolate and in all other states of life.
The academic year 2019/2020 was joyous among other things because of the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of some formators, as pastors in the Catholic Church. These formators include: Rev Fr Narcis Katambe and Rev. Fr Philip Ntulama.
Rev. Fr Narcis Katambe of the Catholic Diocese of Bukoba was ordained a priest on the 23rd July, 1995. He has ministered as a Catholic Clergy for 25 years now. In this year 2020, he is celebrating his silver jubilee. Apart from other apostolates he has fulfilled in these 25 years, he has been a lecturer and a formator at Kipalapala Senior Seminary since 2009 to date. He is the lecturer in Sacred Scripture, Biblical Hebrew, and Latin. The seminary community congratulates and wishes him God’s guidance in his ministry.
Rev. Fr Philip Ntulama of the Catholic Diocese of Kigoma, was ordained a priest on 9th June, 1995. He has ministered as a Priest in the Roman Catholic Church for 25 years now. Together with Rev Fr Narcis Katambe, he is celebrating silver jubilee this year 2020. He has been a teacher in our seminary for about 16 years now since October 2004. He is the vice Rector and a lecturer in Canon Law. The Seminary community prays for him and congratulates him on this silver jubilee.
Kipalapala seminary joins the jubilarians in giving thanks to the Almighty who has protected them throughout these 25 years of priestly ministry. May the Lord guide you and lead you in continuing catering for the flock of God and in service to the people and God.