The Catholic Archbishop of Blantyre Thomas Luke Msusa will tomorrow consecrate a church named Our Lady of the Eucharist behind old Escom House in Blantyre central business district.
According to Friends of Medjugorge, a grouping which has been arranging lunch hour prayers every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the place, the climax of the ceremony will be a mass to be officiated by the archbishop.
The ceremony is expected to be attended by a restricted number of invited guests in line with Covid-19 prevention measures.
One of the group’s trustees Alex Sitolo said Catholic faithful working in and around Blantyre have been meeting for mass in a house left to the group by one of its members.
“The house, which has been refurbished into a church, at a cost of K60 000, was bequeathed to us, purely for prayers, by the late Pauline De Souza, who was a devout member of our group,” said Sitolo.
In separate interviews on the sidelines of the consecration of the church, Archdiocesan pastoral secretary Father Alfred Chaima and chaplain of Michiru Shrine Father Cleofas Naphiyo, have encouraged Catholics to continue patronising the place for lunch hour masses.
“It has solely been developed to this level to help to quench people’s spiritual thirst,” said Chaima.n