CIC is an international community of people who wish to come together to celebrate the catholic faith. CIC was formed in 1983 by a small group of American families who met once a month to celebrate Mass together and share other social activities. Very quickly, it grew and soon Mass was being said weekly in the chapel of Loreto Msongari thanks to the generosity of the Loreto sisters.
CIC today has over one hundred and fifty active members/families and regularly we have over three hundred people attending our Sunday morning Mass.
CIC is a part of St Austin’s parish. We operate under the authority of and with the support and guidance of Fr George Wambua, the parish priest of St Austin’s and his assistant. We seek to support the parish in whatever way possible and, for example, at various times in the year we will take up the diocesan collections as part of the parish and the parish poverty alleviation programmes receive regular contributions from us.
CIC is an entirely volunteer community everything we do is only done if someone volunteers to make this happen. This includes the celebration of Mass, for which our celebrants volunteer. They all have other full time roles in Nairobi and CIC activities are things they support as an extra. We remain ever grateful for this.
CIC’s Main Activities
Our Education Programmes for our children and adults
Our Community Concerns
Our Social Functions
In addition there are a number of organisational and administrative tasks, which have to be undertaken.