‘The College has been a training centre for lay readers for the Rwenzori Diocese (latterly South Rwenzori) since the 1970s. As the Diocese has 500 congregations and only 50 clergy, the lay readers perform all the pastoral duties in a parish, with a priest visiting for administration of the sacraments.
All Saints’ currently supports six students studying part-time for two years to become lay readers. All are from the mountainous regions around Kasese and will serve in these very rural parishes when commissioned in December 2013. At least some are expected to become school chaplains.
Members of All Saints’ have previously donated theological books which form the basis of a rudimentary library at the college. However these resources are totally inadequate for the number of students and become outdated. Hence the way forward would appear to be to provide facilities for internet access. Proposals have been agreed to put in place the infrastructure for a system and to connect this to the power supply which has recently been extended to the college campus by a government programme. These proposals include an initial six computers/workstations but it is hoped that the Harvest contribution from All Saints’ could increase this number, enabling more students to use the facilities. It would also enable more paid-for resources to be accessed.’
If you would like to contribute at Harvest, please use the yellow envelopes in the pews and mark ‘Ksinga’