St. Charles Lwanga Technical Institute Butende is located in Masaka District, Uganda 110 kms south of Kampala City. Founded by Masaka Catholic Diocese.
Operating as usual
Dear friends of St. Charles Lwanga Technical Institute Butende, we warmly greet you as sail through this festive season, wishing you a blessed New year 2021 and safe life while guarding humanity against the COVID 19 pandemic. Merry Christmas to you and all.
We congratulate you Fr. Dr. Edward Ssekabanja for having served on the Altar of the Lord for the last 25 years as a Priest and currently the Chancellor Masaka Catholic Diocese. We continue praying for you.
WORLD AIDS DAY
“Global solidarity, resilient HIV services”
The key actions are:
1. Renew our fight to end HIV
The global AIDS response has slowed down: it’s time now to invest, to innovate HIV services with broader health care and the pandemic response to get back on track to end HIV by 2030. Missing the global targets for HIV for 2020 should not be a setback but a renewed call to do better.
2. Use innovative HIV services to ensure continued HIV care.
There are many new approaches countries are adopting to ensure HIV care during the pandemic. WHO has recommended multi-month prescriptions of HIV medicines to protect the health of people on HIV treatment and to reduce the burden on overburdened health services.
Engage and protect our nurses, midwives and community health workers
We urge policymakers to ensure that frontline health workers, nurses, midwives and community health workers are engaged and protected when delivering services for HIV and COVID-19.
3. Prioritize the vulnerable – youth and key populations
We need to ensure that children, adolescents and members of key and vulnerable populations affected by HIV do not fall through the cracks of health care disruptions during COVID-19. Key populations include people who use drugs, men who have s*x with men, s*x workers, transgender people and people in prisons that are disproportionately affected by HIV.
Business department students carrying out their real life project.
Pictures taken immediately after an Eucharist Celebration/Holy Mass here at BTI, this goes on record as the first special gathering since the reopening of schools in UGANDA. #covid19memories
Baganda Nkobazambogo Students Association Butende sends greetings to all Old students who were members. #staysafe
😷Wearing a mask is only effective to stop the spread of #COVID19 if it is worn properly.
❌Avoid these common errors👇🏿
BTI working as a team........
Here at St. Charles Lwanga Technical Institute Butende, we celebrate 2020 Independence Day with you all our beloved stakeholders. We pray that we overcome someday - Covid 19 pandemic.
[10/05/20] I am contemplating on how I will be able to check students' response in terms of facial expressions as I do the teaching😷😷🤔‼ Covid 19 you are a man and half! Everything is 🙃🙃
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 20,1-16a.
Jesus told his disciples this parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard.
After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard.
Going out about nine o'clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
and he said to them, 'You too go into my vineyard, and I will give you what is just.'
So they went off. (And) he went out again around noon, and around three o'clock, and did likewise.
Going out about five o'clock, he found others standing around, and said to them, 'Why do you stand here idle all day?'
They answered, 'Because no one has hired us.' He said to them, 'You too go into my vineyard.'
When it was evening the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, 'Summon the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and ending with the first.'
When those who had started about five o'clock came, each received the usual daily wage.
So when the first came, they thought that they would receive more, but each of them also got the usual wage.
And on receiving it they grumbled against the landowner,
saying, 'These last ones worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us, who bore the day's burden and the heat.'
He said to one of them in reply, 'My friend, I am not cheating you. Did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage?
Take what is yours and go. What if I wish to give this last one the same as you?
(Or) am I not free to do as I wish with my own money? Are you envious because I am generous?'
Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last."
Many of us fear death! This special resting house was constructed by Mr. Kaggwa a former student of St. Charles Lwanga Technical Institute Butende using clay products made from Butende Brick Factory all entities of Masaka Catholic Diocese. Many more projects executed by our former students make us proud and motivate our efforts towards transformation of the younger generation. BTI 👌👌
St. John Eudes
Celebrated August 19
St. John Eudes
SAINT JOHN EUDES
John was born in the year 1601, of religious and distinguished parents, at a village commonly known as Ri in the diocese of Seez in France.
While still a boy, after being refreshed with the Bread of Angels, he made a vow of perpetual chastity. At school, where he was very proficient in his studies, he was conspicuous for his remarkable piety. He had the greastest love for the Blessed Virgin, and burned with a marvelous love for his neighbor.
He enrolled himself in the Congregation of the Oratory (founded by Cardinal) de Berullé and was ordained a priest at Paris. He was made rector of the Oratorian house at Caen, but later withdrew from the congregation to educate suitable parishioners for the ministry of the Church.
Accordingly, with five associates, he founded a congregation of priests and gave it the most holy names of Jesus and Mary. He opened the first seminary at Caen, and it was followed afterwards by many others elsewhere. That he might recall women of immoral life to the Christian life, he founded the Institute of Our Lady of Charity, of which the Congregation of the Good Shepherd of Angers is a branch.
Among his other works of charity is the Society of the Admirable Heart of the Mother of God. Burning with singular love towards the most holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary, by divine inspiration, he was the first to promote their liturgical worship. As an apostolic missionary, he preached the Gospel in many villages and cities.
Weakened almost to death by so many labors, on the tenth of the Nones of August, in the year 1680, he peacefully expired.
Peter approached Jesus and asked him, "Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?"
Jesus answered, "I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.
That is why the kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who decided to settle accounts with his servants.
When he began the accounting, a debtor was brought before him who owed him a huge amount.
Since he had no way of paying it back, his master ordered him to be sold, along with his wife, his children, and all his property, in payment of the debt.
At that, the servant fell down, did him homage, and said, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay you back in full.'
Moved with compassion the master of that servant let him go and forgave him the loan.
When that servant had left, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a much smaller amount. He seized him and started to choke him, demanding, 'Pay back what you owe.'
Falling to his knees, his fellow servant begged him, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.'
But he refused. Instead, he had him put in prison until he paid back the debt.
Now when his fellow servants saw what had happened, they were deeply disturbed, and went to their master and reported the whole affair.
His master summoned him and said to him, 'You wicked servant! I forgave you your entire debt because you begged me to.
Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant, as I had pity on you?'
Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturers until he should pay back the whole debt.
So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart."
When Jesus finished these words, he left Galilee and went to the district of Judea across the Jordan.
Letter to the Romans 8,35.37-39.
What will separate us from the love of Christ? Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword?
No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers,
nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Letter to the Romans 8,28-30.
Brothers and sisters: We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.
For those he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, so that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
And those he predestined he also called; and those he called he also justified; and those he justified he also glorified.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 11,28-30.
Jesus said to the crowds: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden light."
St. Benedict, pray for us!
And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.
Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father's knowledge.
Even all the hairs of your head are counted.
So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.
But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father."
It is now 1 year of dedicated service. Long live our own. Rt. Rev. Serverus Jjumba Bishop Masaka Diocese
Today 24/06/2020 marks 25 years since Rt. Rev. JB Kaggwa, Bishop Emeritus Masaka Diocese was conscretated as Bishop. Congratulations 🎉🎉
Happy 25th Episcopal anniversary Lord John Baptist Kaggwa Bishop Emeritus Masaka Diocese
Another COVID 19 project by one of our staff Frank Ssemakula, he works with BTI carpentry section. During the lockdown we agreed to work half a day and then engage in other productive ventures...this sweet potato garden is 30 days old. It will be ready at 75 days...
We celebrate the heroes of the church
Covid 19 project, preparing ourselves for school opening. BTI stands for Butende Technical Institute
[05/29/20] We were meant to celebrate Uganda Martyrs days animated by Masaka Diocese in Uganda and it was arranged in a way that Young christians were to converge at Namugongo today 29/05/2020 but due to COVID 19 it is impossible to go ahead with the whole program! So today's Mass will be presided over by Rt. Rev. JB Kaggwa, Bishop Emeritus Masaka Diocese at 9am at Kitovu cathedral broadcasting live on BBS Terefayina and other media houses
Jesus said to his disciples: "Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.
Until now you have not asked anything in my name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.
I have told you this in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures but I will tell you clearly about the Father.
On that day you will ask in my name, and I do not tell you that I will ask the Father for you.
For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have come to believe that I came from God.
I came from the Father and have come into the world. Now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father."
When schools in Uganda closed due to Corona Virus, at Butende Technical Institute we also complied. One of us, Mrs Cissy Bukirwa Ssekitende the head of Business Department decided to go with her family to a country side home and started rehabilitating her gardens, she's now revealing to me that she is discovering the opportunities out of the lockdown as you can see her gardens in the pictures...how about you????
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 15,18-21.
Jesus said to his disciples: "If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first.
If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you.
Remember the word I spoke to you, 'No slave is greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.
And they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me."
Blessed Labour day. Greetings to BTI family
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 6,30-35.
The crowd said to Jesus: "What sign can you do, that we may see and believe in you? What can you do?
Our ancestors ate manna in the desert, as it is written: 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"
So Jesus said to them, "Amen, amen, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven.
For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
So they said to him, "Sir, give us this bread always."
Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst."
The one who comes from above is above all. The one who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of earthly things. But the one who comes from heaven is above all.
He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony.
Whoever does accept his testimony certifies that God is trustworthy.
For the one whom God sent speaks the words of God. He does not ration his gift of the Spirit.
The Father loves the Son and has given everything over to him.
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever disobeys the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God remains upon him.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 24,13-35.
That very day, the first day of the week, two of Jesus' disciples were going to a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus,
and they were conversing about all the things that had occurred.
And it happened that while they were conversing and debating, Jesus himself drew near and walked with them,
but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him.
He asked them, "What are you discussing as you walk along?" They stopped, looking downcast.
One of them, named Cleopas, said to him in reply, "Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know of the things that have taken place there in these days?"
And he replied to them, "What sort of things?" They said to him, "The things that happened to Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,
how our chief priests and rulers both handed him over to a sentence of death and crucified him.
But we were hoping that he would be the one to redeem Israel; and besides all this, it is now the third day since this took place.
Some women from our group, however, have astounded us: they were at the tomb early in the morning
and did not find his body; they came back and reported that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who announced that he was alive.
Then some of those with us went to the tomb and found things just as the women had described, but him they did not see."
And he said to them, "Oh, how foolish you are! How slow of heart to believe all that the prophets spoke!
Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and enter into his glory?"
Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them what referred to him in all the scriptures.
As they approached the village to which they were going, he gave the impression that he was going on farther.
But they urged him, "Stay with us, for it is nearly evening and the day is almost over." So he went in to stay with them.
And it happened that, while he was with them at table, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them.
With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him, but he vanished from their sight.
Then they said to each other, "Were not our hearts burning (within us) while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?"
So they set out at once and returned to Jerusalem where they found gathered together the eleven and those with them
who were saying, "The Lord has truly been raised and has appeared to Simon!"
Then the two recounted what had taken place on the way and how he was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
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