Ululations, happy songs and jubilation characterised the mood at Mlale Parish as the faith community of the Archdiocese of Lilongwe received a new priest.
Deacon Thomas Msalala of Mlale Parish in the Archdiocese of Lilongwe was ordained priest by His Grace, George Desmond Tambala on 11th December at the Archdiocesan Minor Seminary grounds within the parish.
Fr. Msalala is the only surviver in a class of seven.
“In this journey, I was not alone. We started seven of us. But as you know, this is sometimes an unpredictable process, at times you feel uncertain. But I thank God He has brought me to this far,” said Fr. Msalala.
Addressing the newly ordained, Archbishop Tambala advised him to always stand up for the truth as he will be working to bring the souls to God.
“Your first responsibility is to bring souls to Christ. Remember that life is not always rosy. Now everyone is mentioning your name and everyone knows you. It will reach a time when life will be challenging. At that time remember this special day of your ordination. This day will give you consolation and new energy,” the Archbishop said.
Fr. Thomas Msalala is appointed to serve at St. Andrea Kaggwa Parish in area 49.