BUGEMBE PARISH

                   

The newly constructed parish house…

   Holy Cross Parish- Bugembe                      

Congregation of Holy Cross

P.O Box 1037

JINJA-UGANDA-EAST AFRICA

Phone: +256-705343151, Email: cscjinja@gmail.com

BREIF OVERVIEW OF HOLY CROSS PARISH BUGEMBE

The parish is located in Bugembe along Jinja – Malaba Highway 3Km from jinja Town. It was started by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1990 and it has the following centers.

  • Bugembe, St. Luke
  • Wanyange, St. Andrew
  • Buwekula, St. Jude
  • Kalungami, St. Kizito
  • Budumbuli, St. Augustine (Proposed)
  • Wairaka, (Proposed)

    Behind the parish house

A number of Parish priests who have served the parish since its inception include the following.

  • Fr. Bob hesse CSC (Founder)
  • Fr. Katende Fulgens CSC
  • Fr. Tom Macdamot CSC
  • Fr. Mugera Robert CSC
  • Fr. Serepio Wamara CSC
  • Fr. Vincent Mbusa CSC
  • Fr. Oswald Nkyanungi CSC (current)

We would like to thank God for the pioneer Christians who had zeal for the Catholic faith in Bugembe area. We cannot fail to mention Nantenza, the one who offered her premises where she could lead the fellow Catholics in worship. No wonder she is the only lay Christian buried in a holy cross cemetery in the whole world where holy cross serves. She planted the seed of faith which was later to be watered by the holy cross missionaries with Fr. Bob Hesse CSC as pioneer of Holy Cross work in Jinja. May the souls of these zealous Catholics rest in Peace!

Like many churches, Holy Cross Parish in Bugembe, Jinja, Uganda, is more than a place for Catholics to attend Mass on Sundays. It is an oasis of peace, hope, spiritual support and fellowship in a community of both employed and unemployed and all levels of people. The parish campus is a dynamic gathering place for students, small faith communities, choirs and other community groups.

The inside church, the Altar

The Parish has several lay apostolic movements and these include. Married Couples, Women, Men, Youths, Legion of Mary, St. Jude, PMC, Charismatic Renewal, Purgatory, Sacred Heart of Jesus and “I thirst” for the needy in addition to BUCHAM  for HIV/ AIDS programs.

As part of its outreach efforts, Holy Cross Parish runs the four primary schools where children can both play and learn; a HIV/AIDS program (BUCHAM); a volunteer counseling and testing center; “I Thirst” program for the poor, elderly and needy, and a Youth Centre. The church also provides food and clothing for the needy.

Holy cross family ministries office deals with family life in the parish i.e. home visits, seminars and workshops on marriage and formation programs for couples and spiritual counseling to parishioners.

The parish Grotto

We also wish our visitors a safe stay with us and fruitful celebration in our parish.

May the Lord continue blessing his ministry in this parish and may it bear fruit. Fruit that will last! Enjoy the celebration with us!

Fr. Oswald Nkyanungi, CSC

Pastor –Holy Cross Parish Bugembe

HOLY CROSS PARISH BUGEMBE:

HOLY CROSS BUGEMBE CATHOLIC PARISH
NAME PPC/PPC-EXECUTIVE POSITION MOBILE NUMBER
WAIBI GEORGE PPC-Executive CHAIRMAN 0752810910
KIFUBANGABO MICHAEL PPC-Executive VICE CHAIRMAN 0772420489
CHRISTINE NSUNGU PPC-Executive SECRETARY 0753453218
ISABIRYE JOHN PPC-Executive ASS. SERETARY 0785872129
ROSE BATEESA PPC-Executive TREASUER 0703773339
KAKAIRE EMMANUEL PPC (Bugembe centre) MEMBER 0773294096
MARTIN KITAMIRIKE PPC (Bugembe centre) MEMBER 0782033247
WAIDHUBA ANTHONY PPC (Bugembe centre) MEMBER 0752418394
MUSOKE DOMINIC PPC (ST JUDE centre) MEMBER 0752608956
IGUMBA ROSELINE PPC (ST MONICA) MEMBER
KALUNGI AGATHA PPC (MARRIED COUPLES) MEMBER 0701359464
—-(pending) PPC (CHOIR) MEMBER
MAGOBA MATTHIAS PPC (CMA) MEMBER 0751926113
SR NANCY NJERI PPC (PMC) MEMBER 0705567360
DABANGI DANIEL PPC (YOUTH) MEMBER 0778057293
BENEDICT ISIKO PPC  (LEGIONARIES) MEMBER 0751714493
CHRISTINE NSUNGU PPC (PWDs) MEMBER 0753453218
MUSAGALA CHRYSOSTOM PPC (SSEKIRIBA KYA TTAKA) MEMBER 0751802667
MUSOKE ESTHER PPC MEMBER 0777765373
MUYATA PETER PPC MEMBER 0750574702

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