ZOMBO. Our Lady of Assumption Paidha Catholic Parish on Wednesday celebrated its parish day graced with a Holy Mass attended by thousands of catholic faithful.

The Holy mass held at the chapel attracted Christians from different zones and chapels under the parish.

Amidst cheers from the congregation, the Bishop of Nebbi Catholic diocese, Rt. Rev. Santos Lino Wanok told the flock that it is only the confused who do not believe in the motherhood of Mother Mary to whom the parish is dedicated.

"You cannot understand the perpetual virginity and the role of Mother Mary in the Church unless you have the faith and most Christians do not understand it because they are trying to use their intellect to understand matters of faith," Wanock said.

Bishop Wanok explained that whatever the Catholic Church says about Mother Mary is clearly spelt out in the Bible.

"I wonder which Bible those who do not recognize Mother Mary read," Wanock wondered.

The Bishop later implored teachers from the four schools founded by the parish to schedule time for pupils and students to recite the rosary, saying there is power in it.

Wanock advised the teachers to put a time table for each school to recite the rosary in the church so that children can be able to see the power of the rosary he is talking about.

In a related incident, Fr David Kumakech explained that the word Assumption is mostly misunderstood by some Christians as the state of being uncertain yet it comes from Latin word Asunta meaning taken up.

The celebration of Our Lady of Assumption started in 1950 and is being marked every year.

The Assumption of Mary into Heaven is, according to the beliefs of the Catholic Church, Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy, as well as parts of Anglicanism, the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. It is celebrated on 15th of August every year.