Germany: Service to celebrate the life of Bishop Francis Lysinge 0

Cameroonians in the Federal Republic of Germany are hoping that it will be a beautiful, sunny afternoon in Mulheim an der Ruhr, as members of the Cameroon Catholic Community gather in St. Mariae Rosenkranz Catholic Church for a special celebration of the Eucharist to thank God for the life and ministry of the much loved Primate.

Retired Bishop Francis Lysinge served as the Spiritual leader in the Major Seminary in Bambui and as Bishop of Mamfe before commissioning the first ever Cameroon Catholic Community in Mulheim, Germany.

The preacher at the service will be Rev. Father Maurice Agbaw-Ebai together with several other German and African priests who are serving in the Nordrhein Westphalia province. A release from the Mulheim Pastoral Council said the focus of the mass will be on the threefold Order of Ministry of Deacon, Priest and Bishop: A Deacon voices discipleship. A Priest voices presence. A Bishop voices engagement.

The Parish Priest Rev. Father Constant Leke was quoted as saying that he believes that all of the explorations and expressions of the three ordained ministries are already present and powerful in the laity and that the releasing of these gifts and inspirations as lay leadership, is a work on which the Cameroon Catholic Community, so dear to the heart of Bishop Lysinge, has only begun.

This special Mass is slated for Sunday July 22 at 13 hrs CET in Muelheim Germany

By Tambendiparrah