At a time when it appears that young men seem to be running away from the Priesthood, Kafanchan Diocese in Southern Kaduna State, Nigeria continues to have candidates as Vocation to priesthood is booming.
The more the people are being persecuted, the more willing they’re in serving God among their people. The Young men are not afraid of being ordained and sent back to their villages and towns where attacks by the “unknown Gun men” is an everyday experience.
On the feast of Epiphany 2nd January 2022, the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan ordained 13 Deacons. The number is the highest by Bishop Kundi since he became Bishop of the Diocese 2 years ago. Within the two years, the bishop has ordained almost 20 Priests and now 13 Deacons.
In his homily, the Bishop admonished the newly ordained to be steadfast in preaching the good news of Christ. He reminded them of the two vows taken by Deacons – the vow of Obedience and that of celibacy. He challenged them to take those two vows seriously and never relent.