Jumuiaa ya Saint Francis is a Washington D.C. based, faith community of Catholics mainly from the East African Region. This year the Jumuiaa ya St. Francis is partnering with the Kenyan Catholic Community in America (KCCA) to host the 7th Annual Swahili Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, in Washington D.C., on August 11 at 1:00 p.m.
Following 6 successful annual Swahili Mass attended by thousands of people from various states in the USA, there is a need and interest in taking advantage of group gatherings to foster deep prayer and meditation. With this in mind, KCAA has augmented the program to include a 3 day retreat for the first time, in addition to Holy Mass officiated by Rt. Reverend Muhatia Makumba, a visiting Bishop from Kenya.
At Jumuiaa ya St. Francis we believe that a religious retreat in addition to a Eucharistic Celebration will help us to grow in Faith, Hope, Charity and Love. We have no doubt that those who will participate faithfully will leave spiritually nourished and ready to serve in their communities.
To help us realize our goals we are asking for your prayers as well as a financial gift. Funds will be utilized to procure conference facilities, refreshments, retreat material, as well as to meet transportation and upkeep costs for the Bishop.
Please help us spread the word by sharing with your friends and family.
If you prefer to send a check, make it out to:
Kenya Catholic Community in America, and mail it to 492 Bramhall Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304
Bank deposits can be made directly to Bank of America,
Account name: Kenya Catholic Community of America, Account number: 381050735439
Thank you very much for your generosity and prayers and may God bless you.
To volunteer to support: Please call Dianne at (301) [phone redacted]
To donate in kind, including services and refreshments. Please call Jane at (609) [phone redacted]