Holy Thursday in All Saints Parish Bayelle, Archdiocese of Bamenda,

The Christians of All Saints Parish Bayelle, have the Auxiliary Bishop of Bamenda,His Lordship Michael Bibi, for this Triduum. See pictures of Holy Thursday celebration.

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Auxiliary Bishop Michael Bibi visits destruction sites in Balikumbat consoles couples, families, population

Bishop Michael Bibi has been consoling couples, families and entire people of Balikumbat left in the cold after their homes were destroyed. He was on the spot. We must intensify our prayers. Couples are suffering; families are suffering. See pictures thanks to our reporter Paschal Chengeng in the field with the Bishop:

Bishop Michael Bibi braving the odds (Be inspired today 174)

We got more pictures of our Bishop’s pastoral trip this week.

It wasn’t an easy trip at all. But wherever there are people of God, Bishop Bibi is resolved to reach.

Bishop takes Gospel to people on mountains and forests (Be inspired today 169 by Ngobesing Suh Romanus)

The Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Bamenda Michael Miabesue Bibi has rounded off a four days pastoral visit in St Paul’s Quasi parish Menka, during which he had the opportunity to visit all the for Zones that make up the Parish.

Upon arrival on day one the Prelate had Mass with over two hundred youths of the Parish who were in a youth rally organized within the context of the Bishop’s visit in prelude to the Archdiocesan World Youth Day celebration. The Prelate was eloquent in his appeal to the young people to shun all the vices that come with idleness because of the shut down of schools.

Day 2 of his visit was a very difficult one. 7:30 am in the morning saw the Prelate mounting a bike to hit the difficult roads to Tanka Zone. His bike man was the energetic Parish Rector, Fr John Vianney Bangse who proved beyond reasonable doubt of having a good mastery of the twisting, winding, stony and muddy roads. Where the bikes could not continue, the Bishop had to continue on foot with a long and strong walking stick. Upon arrival, he met a huge crowd of Christians waiting for him at the edge of the two kilometers forest leading to Tanka. While celebrating the sacrifice of the Mass , in his homily, he called on all those present to have faith in God, holding on to their faith and believing in the Church as the only way out during this difficult time.
At the end of the Mass the two speeches were delivered, that of the chair man of Efang zone and Tanka zones respectively. One theme ran through both speeches – thanking the Bishop for coming and also wishing him a safe stay with them in Menka. They further expressed their regret for not participating in Diocesan events because of the current socio-political impasse in the affected regions. They strongly appealed that the Bishop brings back their curate who escaped because of insecurity and also that the Parish be made a full flesh Parish. In response, the Bishop encouraged them and promised taking all their worries to the Chief Shepherd and college of Consultors for examination. The day ended with merry making.

Day three was another difficult experience through the difficult topography. This time around, the Bishop was going to the 3rd out of the 4 zones that make up the Parish. The difficult journey to Baraka zone took the Prelate close to 3 hours on foot through the thick dense forest characterised by fast flowing streams , and rocky foot paths. After spending an hour thirty minutes in the forest , he hit the difficult part of ascending the steep mountain. The walking stick and the pair of sports shoes he wore did not stop the him from falling and wounding his hand.

The second falling attempt saw him rescued by the Parish priest who appeared like a guardian angel to rescue him. At the crest of the mountain there was a happy waiting crowd of Christians in their various group uniforms singing and waiting for the Bishop. Baraka, it should be noted, is a Eucharistic center in the parish. Mass was celebrated during which the Prelate delivered his message of Hope , peace and reconciliation. In the course of the Mass, he administered the sacrament of Confirmation to one sick candidate who couldn’t make it to the main mission the next Day because of his health situation. On his way back through the difficult roads descending the hills, the Bishop was caught by rain which poured on him and his crew until they reached the parish .

Day four saw him in the main mission where he celebrated Mass with the church jammed to capacity. In his homily, he called on the Christians to keep trust in God for he is the beginning and the end , that only God can vindicate us from the current problems in our two English speaking regions. He promised the people the full attention of the Bishops and also promised to take their appeals to the Archbishop.

The day ended with snap shots and feasting.

Report by Pascal Chengeng out with the Bishop.

The Gospel is moving (Be inspired today 168 by Ngobesing Suh Romanus)

The Auxiliary Bishop of Bamenda, the energetic, Bishop Michael Bibi continues to sweeten the hearts of the traumatized people of his part of the country with his penetrative homilies.

The people here thirst for the reassuring words of the Lord more than ever before in the face of the trials they are having.

Many of them have been killed, many homes have been burnt down, many have lost dear ones and property, many have been displaced from their homes or have no homes.

Bishop Bibi has been going right to the hills and forests where many of them are hiding to celebrate Mass and call for a spirit if love, reconciliation and peace as prescribed by our heavenly Father.

Wherever he goes, Bishop Bibi is warmly received as faith in the Lord is the only hope the people have.

Here are more images of Bishop Bibi in the field:

We hope the Lord will hear our cries and bring this traumatic situation to successful end.

Our Bishop on the move (Be inspired today 166 by Ngobesing Suh Romanus)

Our beloved Auxiliary Bishop, His Lordship Michael Bibi has been braving the odds to get to the field to nourish the people of God with Living Food – the Word of Life that brings joy. Almost every where, Bishop Bibi faces tough challenges to get to and out of the visiting Parish. The political situation in his Diocese being very very precarious. We say Bravo to this brave Bishop who has resolved to leave everything in the hands of the Lord and do only his work.

Bishop Bibi is so loved by his people. Here are some of the pictures of his most recent pastoral visit.

Our bishop is safely back home

Thank God for protecting our bishop. God never abandons those who give their hearts to him.

Bishop Michael Bibi is safely back home.

Thank you God for protecting our Sisters. May you continue to protect us!

Help us find a solution to the problem that has made life so insecure for many of your children in our land O Lord!

Brothers and sisters let us intensify our prayers and trust in God.

He will never abandon us.

We thank the captors who paid heed to the call of the Holy Spirit and released our Bishop and religious.

We pray that you bless them.

Each time you listen to the voice of God, you are blessed.