CHAPLANCY

The Catholic Chaplaincy in the University has three major bodies: the staff, the alumni and the students. Our patron saint is St. Thomas of Aquinas. Rev. Fr. Dr. John Ndikaru wa Teresia is the Chaplain, a lecturer in School of Social and Development studies, teaching Criminology and Disaster Management. Chaplaincy started its operations in June 23rd, 2010 when Fr. Ndikaru was made in charge by His Eminence John Cardinal Njue. Previously priests were invited to say mass and confessions for the chaplaincy.

Staff
In the chaplaincy are the staff who work in the university. This includes staff in the administration offices, the teaching staff and the casual employees. They usually join for the week’s activities of the YCS including the holy mass among other activities

Alumni
These are the people who were in TUK YCS but completed their studies. They include even those who were in the YCS when the institution was a university college. They usually meet on Thursdays at the university from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. They also have an annual calendar that includes activities such as retreats, charity works and social functions.

Students
This is the largest of the three bodies of the chaplaincy. It consists of all the students studying at the University at all levels and faculties.

Weeks Activities

  • Mass - We have mass thrice a week. On Mondays and on Wednesdays the mass is at 4.00pm. On Fridays the mass is at 1.00pm.
  • Lunch hour - We have lunch our programmes from Monday to Thursday from 1.00pm to 1.45pm. We have the Holy Rosary, teaching/sharing, the chaplet of divine mercy and praise and worship respectively for the four days.

Young Catholic Students Officials 2018/2019


James Ndung’u
Chairperson
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Apronia Shimejero
Deputy Chairperson

Pius Sang
Cordinator

 
Audrey Nakhatama
Treasurer
 
Catherine Kioko
Secretary

Marion Atieno
Vice Secretary
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Dennis Mutirithia
Instruments Manager
   

CHOIR OFFICIALS 2018/2019

Chairperson
Christopher Odoyo


Deputy Chair
Risper Machira


Choir Director

Kelvin Ndini


Discipline Master

Rawlings Kirimi


Secretary
Justin Riose


Deputy Secretary
Douglas Makori

 

SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES OFFICIALS 2018/2019


Vincent Musili - Chairperson

St. Bakhita SCC

Francis Wangu - Chairperson
St. Monicah SCC

Alexander Kinyua - Chairperson
St. John Paul II SCC


Alexander Kinyua - Chairperson
St. Kizito SCC

 

CATALANS DANCERS OFFICIALS 2018/2019

Chairperson
Mary Akinyi

Coordinator
Vincent Masyuko


Secretary
Agnes Gachagua

 

FOCOLARE OFFICIALS 2018/2019


Chairperson

Audrey Nakhatama


Secretary

Mark Nyongesa

 SFC OFFICIALS 2018/2019


Chairperson
Raymond Sure


Coordinator
Esther Oduor

LITURGY OFFICIALS 2018/2019


Chairman
Sebastian Gisemba


Coordinator
Philip Onyango

 PAST OFFICIALS 2017/2018


Young Catholic Students Officials 2017/2018

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Francis Macharia Wambui
Chairperson
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Sarah Nyajur
Deputy Chairperson

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Boniface Kioko
Cordinator

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Esther Oduor
Treasurer
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Sabina Apronia
Secretary

Audrey Nakhatama
Vice Secretary
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Dennis Mutirithia
Instruments Manager
   

THE FORMER YCS CHAIRPERSONS


Sammy Migwi
2013/2014


Edward Maina
2014/2015

Peter Gitonga
2015/2016


Cornelius Sifa Khonde
2016/2017

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Francis Macharia Wambui
2017/2018
 

 

TUK YCS Members fetch Holy Water during Annual Pilgrimage at The Subukia National Shrine in November 2016,

St. John Paul II SCC share the word of God, September 2017

TUK YCS Members fetch Holy Water during Annual Pilgrimage at The Subukia National Shrine in November 2016,

At bible on the ground, Nanyuki, for a retreat, September 2017

 

TUK YCS Members fetch Holy Water during Annual Pilgrimage at The Subukia National Shrine in November 2016,

SFCs at Central Park, July 2017

TUK YCS Members fetch Holy Water during Annual Pilgrimage at The Subukia National Shrine in November 2016,

Enjoying the moments at Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani after Pope Francis' address to the youth at the stadium, November 2015 ( right : Ms. Njoroge and Monica Mwethera)

A picnic at Oloolua Nature Trail In Karen, 2017

CHOIR

Our choir, St. Thomas of Aquinas YCS choir, actively participates in the masses at the university. Our main goal is to praise and glorify God through singing. In line with our evangelisation mission through music, we have produced three volumes:

  • Mwavuli Wangu Ni Yesu
  • Yesu Ni Mwamba

  • Kinyonga

Our songs can be found at the university and at the Holy Family Minor Basilica, Nairobi. These songs are also played in some of the mainstream media

Activities

  • Actively participate in mass by singing
  • Choir practices to strengthen the choir and mould talented youths with love and passion for music
  • Participate and perform in functions outside the university when invited
  • Animate mass outside the university when invited e.g. by parishes and other choirs

Vision

  • To be a leading student choir in the country to praise our maker by our voices

Meetings

  • We meet on Tuesdays at 4.00pm for choir practice

CHOIR OFFICIALS 2017/2018

Chairperson
Esther Wanjiku


Deputy Chair
Erick Juma


Choir Director
James Ndung'u

Treasurer
Pius Kipkemoi Sang


Secretary
Phylis Wanja


Deputy Secretary
Purity Kawira

Discipline Master
Christopher Odoyo
   

 

SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES

We have two Christian communities at the hostels:

  1. St. Kizito SCC at the men’s hostels, south B
  2. St. Mary Goretti at ladies hostels, Upper hill

For the students who live outside the university hostels, we have three SCCs

  1. Bakhita SCC: this is for those living around Landimawe and Industrial area

SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES Officials 2017/2018

Alvan Mogire - Chairperson
St. Bakhita SCC


Zacharia Wachira - Chairperson
St. Monicah SCC

Alexander Kinyua - Chairperson
St. John Paul II SCC

 

TUK YCS as part of the YCS - Kenya

The TUK-YCS is in the Archdiocese of Nairobi Inter-College Young Christian Students (ICYCS) which operates under the national YCS office. The ICYCS brings together all the YCS members in the colleges and universities

The Archdiocese is divided into six zones with TUK-YCS being in zone F.

The institutions in zone F are:

  1. Nairobi Hospital, Upper Hill
  2. Kenya Medical and Training Institute, Upper Hill
  3. Technical University of Kenya
  4. Kenya Institute of Highways and Building Technology, Industrial Area
  5. Kenya Institute of Mass Communication, South B
  6. Railway Training Institute, South B
  7. Kenya Water Institute, South C
  8. Technology Development Centre, Kitengela

Catalan Dancers

This is majorly a group of liturgical dancers whose main objective is to actively participate in mass by using our energy as use to dance for the Lord and thus make the mass lively.’ The group was originally started as ‘the grandfathers’. It later rebranded itself to ‘Catalan dancers’ To enhance the growth and identity of the TUK YCS movement by nurturing talent and making the YCS environment to be more interesting and full of life.

Objectives of the group

  1. To actively participate in mass and make the mass lively
  2. To nature the talent of individuals who have passion and love for dancing in the
  3. To entertain during the functions of the chaplaincy.

The group usually meet every Wednesday at 4.45pm after the 4pm mass for about one hour of dance practice

Catalans Dancers Officials 2017/2018

Chairperson
Audi Victor

Coordinator
Mary Akinyi

FOCOLARE

FOCOLARE

Focolare is an international group that promotes the ideals of unity and universal brotherhood.

“Focolare” is an Italian name meaning fire place (hearth) which came as a result of a nickname to the founders who used to meet around the fire place in 1945 during World War 2.

Its official name in the Catholic Church is Works of Mary. The aim of the movement is achieving universal brotherhood according to Jesus words of the Gospel "That they may all be one..." John 17: 21-22.

The movement holds various activities which are aimed at bringing Peace and Unity for example Sports, Charity work, Congresses which bring together young people from different cultures across the world.

These activities are aimed at upholding the charism of the movement i.e the Charism of Unity.

At the university, the group meets on Fridays at 4.00pm

FOCOLARE Officials 2017/2018


Chairperson
Sammy King'ori

Coordinator
Bakhita Shyla


Secretary

Mark Nyongesa

Singles for Christ (SFC)

SFC refers to Single For Christ. It was founded to cater for the needs of single men and women of ages between 21 and 40 years. SFC is under Couples For Christ (CFC). CFC is an international catholic ecclesial movement whose goal is to renew and strengthen Christian values .Under CFC are several other groups: Singles For Christ (SFC). Servants of the Lord, Handmaids of the Lord, Youths For Christ (YFC) and Kids For Christ (KFC). SFC is majorly in universities and other institutions of higher learning

Who is single?

A single person in this case refers to anyone within the age group who is not married. The pastoral care offered by the ministry is not limited to those who are called for marriage but also includes as well those who may be considering either single blessedness or religious vocation as a state of life.

How to be a member

A single person can only be acknowledged as a full-fledged SFC member after he/she has gone through the 13-week Christian Life Program (CLP).Basically its 12 programs with the first one being Basic orientation. The CLP is an integrated course intended to lead the participants into a renewed understanding of God’s call to them.

Activities involved

  • sharing of the scriptures
  • sharing of day to day experiences
  • Personal sharing
  • Giving back to the society e.g. through charity work
  • Social functions and other outdoor activities

TUK SFC household normally meet on Thursdays from 4.00pm to 5.30pm

SFC OFFICIALS 2017/2018


Chairperson
Linda Akoth


Coordinator
Raymond Sure

LITURGY

This is a group in the chaplaincy concerned with the preparation and serving during mass, organising of spiritual programmes and activities and generally the spiritual well being of the chaplaincy.

Activities

  • prayer sessions, including rosary and adoration
  • organizing and preparing masses
  • recruiting and preparing catechumen for the various sacraments in the church
  • The objective of the group
  • to win more souls to the church and to Christ

Meetings
We usually meet of Mondays at 5.00pm after the 4.00pm mass

LITURGY OFFICIALS 2017/2018


Chairman
Zachariah Wachira


Coordinator
Kennedy Kamande


Secretary
Faith Awour