Father Cuthbert Magama (pictured) marked the silver jubilee of his ordination as a Roman Catholic Priest with a solemn Eucharistic celebration at Gokomere Mission last Saturday.
Scores of people gathered to celebrate the life of Magama who was described as a selfless priest focused on preaching the word of God.
In his speech, Magama thanked God for keeping him alive in the past 25 years of priesthood and pledged to keep on preaching the gospel.
“It is God who has kept me to be who I am today. The past 25 years have been blessed and I will continue spreading the gospel because I was called to preach the word of God,” said Magama.
Delivering his remarks during the celebrations, Gweru Diocese Vicar General Augustine Chirikadzi hailed Magama for serving with dedication and honest in his long journey with the church.
“Father Magama is a selfless person, I knew him since we were at the seminary. I can safely say he is dedicated to preaching the word and bringing people to the serving knowledge of God,” said Chirikadzi.
Chirikadzi also said Magama was a role model for upcoming priests, urging others to continue serving the church with dedication and honesty.
The celebrations were also graced by Masvingo Diocese Bishop Michael Bhasera, Vicar and many other priests.
The celebrations were also attended by various church members from Masvingo and Gweru Diocese who came in their numbers to celebrate Magama’s excellent work in priesthood.
Magama, who is a holder of PhD degree in Theology, was born on February 18, 1968 in Chivi district.
He previously served at St Kizito Parish in Kadoma, St Joseph in Beitbridge, St Don Bosco in Masvingo, St Joseph’s Minor Seminary in Gaborone Diocese, Mutero Mission in Gutu, Gokomere Mission and is currently at Silveira Mission in Bikita.