KAMPALA, UGANDA: St Augustine Chapel of Makerere University has launched Catholic Singles Club that will enable those searching for faithful, God-fearing partners to converge every Sunday in a special session.
The club, which was initiated by Rev Fr Josephat Kivumbi Ddungu, the Chaplain, attracted young single ladies and men, especially campus students during its launch on Sunday, April 16, at St Augustine Conference Hall, Makerere.
Rev Lyazi Nsumba, a priest at the Chapel, who represented the Chaplain, while addressing the congregation said it was proper for young couples to date the right people through and within the church.
“There’s time for everything, time to be born, time to study and time to get married. There are people who think that they got married to books. Marriage was instituted by God but not the devil. Time will come when you have to get committed to someone,” Rev Nsumba said.
He advised students to find lovers the moment they finish their first degrees.
“Establish yourself and find someone who can marry you after your first degree. Then after you can further your studies,” he said.
Rev Nsumba further noted that there’s nothing which can come from a blue.“Take a risk because every life is a risk and God will lead you through,” he added.
Everyone, who attended the function, was registered and their credentials will be used to create a WhatsApp group, a platform single will use to connect.
The priest listed 20 rules to guide the group. “Kneel down and pray that God gives you a suitable partner because people are crying every now and then because of finding wrong partners. Stop being in the company of the married. Some people are not married but they wear wedding rings which confuses other singles,” he said.
The priest encouraged youth to dress nicely and avoid tempting others.“ Once in a while, dress to kill. That means you have to first invest in yourself before they invest in you. Ladies, make sure you wear heels and move in the church for people to see you before Mass commences. And once in a while, wear an expensive perfume. You should wear a perfume of at least Shs40,000. Avoid cheap perfumes,” he said.
He asked ladies to listen to everybody who proposes to them before they judge them and allow for courtship.
“Leave your childhood place for another place. Act in a responsible manner even if you are not. Take yourself to credible places. Keep your life a secret, don’t post everybody you are dating because anything can happen.”
Commenting on this club, one of the priests at the chapel – Father Tony Akena revealed to a local publication that in his belief, many people feel rejected and alone in the world, while others are actively searching for a partner, adding that this club formation will provide a ground for people to meet and share lives together.
The argument of religious leaders at this chapel is that whereas Christianity welcomes mixed religion marriages, there is a challenge of parenting which leaves children cut between which religion to take on as they grow up.
No better news can lighten up campusers’ moods now that the love search ground has been brought closer to home in the most unexpected way.
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