HISTORY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CHAPLAINCY
The history of St. Vincent De Paul chaplaincy, Rongo university takes us back to 2012 when the first intake reported to Rongo university college then. It had attained university college status up from an institution earlier known as Moi Institute of Technology (MIT).
Back then there was a mix up of students pursuing vocational courses, Diplomas and a few Degree certificates. Students professing the catholic faith would convene for their daily programmes in lecture halls and also conduct their Sunday service in the halls led by student catechists. The students lobbied for the patronage of the then Rakwaro parish priest but since there was no a well-defined framework of operation, celebration of a holy mass if any would be like once in a semester in the university.
After the subsequent intakes the population of catholic students continued to grow and cooperation with the local community Church was considered vital. Through this the students got a grip of the parish and would be included in the parish schedule. The catechism lessons were established and the catechumen would be baptized and confirmed through the parish registry with 2015 registering a good number of candidates.
Appreciation goes to the chairpersons who have led the chaplaincy along the years to the greater heights it stands today:
- Fred Abich
- Thaddeus Omanje
- Urbanus Kioko
- Yitzhak Sowe.
- Antony Mumo
- Arori kevin
ST. VINCENT De PAUL CHAPLAINCY
PRAYER, STUDY AND CHARITY.