St Peter’s Mbare celebrates patron saint feast day

By Margaret Mikiri.

On June 29 the Church celebrates the Feast day of St Peter and Paul the apostles.

St Peter’s Mbare Schools (primary and secondary) and the parish are named after the apostles and the Church first Pope.

On Friday 30 June, the schools gathered to celebrate the feast day which began with Eucharist celebrations led by the schools’ chaplain, Fr Watson Matara SJ.

 In his homily, Rev. Francis Machibaya urged the children to be role models at school and in communities they live.

The schools continue to encourage the schools pupils and teachers to actively seek to live out Jesus’ call to love and serve one another.

He spoke with great admiration for St Peter, ‘the rock’ on which Christ built His Church saying that “while St Peter was not perfect, and at times fearful, he faced his fears, trusted in the Lord and was touched by the Holy Spirit” which changed his life.

Following the Mass, pupils celebrated through different activities which reflected on the acts of St Peter.
St Peter’s Mbare Schools enrol 340 Secondary students and a massive 967 primary pupils.

For the past 2 years the school has been on record taking the first position in academics in Mbare – Hatfield district.

The parish has over 3000 parishioners.

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