On June 30, 2012, I celebrated, together with my five classmates, the 25th anniversary of our ordination to the priesthood. It was a truly amazing celebration held at Gaba near Kampala, with close to 2000 people attending. Check out Album
In a four day retreat before the anniversary, Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala, who directed the retreat, reminded us of the unique gift of priestly ministry – the invitation to friendship with God: “I do no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know what his master is doing. Instead, I call you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have learnt from my father.” (Jn 15:15).
From a personal point of view, I have in the last twenty five years experienced this gift (of God’s friendship) in an extraordinary way, and tried, in less than perfect ways to be sure, to respond to it.
Read my reflection on the journey of the last 25 years: Fr katongole Anniversary Journey