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The then Deacons being presented for ordination by the MC of The diocese

After anointing with holy Oils the new priests are presented to the audience by the bishop

In company of all priests present, the new priests join the older priests to be presented to the Christian Community

29th February was a land-mark for many in the diocese of Jinja, being ordinations day for the year 2020 and also the 6 newly ordained priests were released for a month long holiday, so to say a honeymoon time. It was at 10 am t

Fr Gerald Muto after being called forward for ordination

he Saturday morning when the procession began with a throng of Christians who came from different corners of the diocese and other dioceses to witness the ordination of six of our brethren into the order of priesthood. Among whom are priests as far as Masaka, Fort-portal, Tororo, Soroti, Lugazi well as from congregations. There were also priests and religious from many congregations. All this was in the seminary grounds of St Gonzaga Gonza on their day of opening the seminary. This was the fourth year of existence.

Fr Ronald Isiko after ordination before being anointed

The new priests include:

  1. Fr. Charles Kasadha, from Namirali Parish: thanksgiving mass at Nakivumbi on 7th March 2020
  2. Fr Osuna Silver Owori (OSO) from Kakira Parish:Thanksgiving mass at Iganga on 1st March 2020
  3. Fr Isiko Ronald from Buswale Parish: Thanksgiving mass at Namaying on 4th April 2020
  4. Fr Gerald Muto from Wesunire Parish: Thanksgiving mass at his home in Wesunire on 21st March 2020 Kakooge at Mr Simon Mulyabise at 10:30 am
  5. Fr Denis Ngobi Wanzala from Budini Parish: Thanksgiving masses at Budini parish and home (14th & 15th) at 10.00 Am
  6. Fr Julius Kaziba from Busowa parish: Thanksgiving mass at Nambaale Busowa parish on 28th March 2020 at 11am

    Fr Muto Gerald with guardians

On this day, the brides were to start their monthly holiday after which they get appointments to where they are to work in different parishes.

Fr Denis Wanzala Ngobi with parents before being summoned for ordination ceremony

On this day of ordinations, Bishop Charles Martin Wamika announced the withd

Surrender to the Holy Spirit

Fr Julius Being anointed with oil

rawal of two priests from the parish of Namirali and Katigondo Seminary, that is Fr Tumwebaze Thomas and Fr Henry Jude Mbazira respectively for studies in Italy specifically this year as a request from the seminaries for these priests to get ready to help in the seminary after their further studies. Fr Emmanuel Olupot too is going on scholarship to Rome.

Bishop blesses the new class of Senior Ones as they begin their journey of formation to priesthood while their elders complete on this very day! quite memorable

This, year the New Seminary St Gonzaga Gonza at Iganga is to have the first products for Senior Four, since the seminary started almost 4 years ago.



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Bishop mixes the oils

Fr Tumwebaze delivers the oils for consecration

Some of the priests who came to renew their promises

17th April 2019 was chrism mass for the diocese Jinja. It is an event that is central to the catholic faith. It is a day of oils and therefore refreshment of sacraments of the sick, baptism, confirmation and holy orders in terms of the priesthood. Its more so a day of the priesthood and the institution of the sacrament of the Eucharist. When the priests of the diocese of Jinja renewed their promises to the bishop of the diocese of Jinja.

On this very day, the day of the priests, the laity gave gifts to all priests around and absent to show their appreciation to their priests as they serve them in their lovely catholic faith. Later on they were hosted to a luncheon at the cathedral parish hall, they were joined by the Christians for the meal.

Fr Kayaga Richard, Sr Dhabikoba, Fr Fred Kyuka,  Msgr Kawanguzi E, MsgrIsiko, Fr Sofronius Sajabbi. Fr Dr Joseph Mpala Ngulu Translation committee headed by the the liturgical commission that is chaired by the episcopal vicar for the religious Rev Fr Mukwaya JB

Bishop receives the oils brought in courtesy of Itanda parish in Budini deanery presented by Fr Kabaka Anthony

On this occasion, a Lusoga missal was launch was launched and those behind its formation, headed by the liturgical commission, translation committee and the cultural research center. Among the main characters on this noble duty was Fr Fred Kyuka (translator), Fr Richard Kayaga(chief editor and translator), Fr Sofronius Sajabbi (in-charge of corrections-omwiruuzi), Fr Mbiro, Msgr. Christopher Isiko, Fr Joseph Mpala Ngulu, Sr Rose Agnes Dhabikoba, Fr Emmanuel Kawanguzi and a host of lay people that happened to be absent that is Chris Kunya, Mr Wansolo and others.

Fr Richard Kayaga on launching the Lusoga Missale

Due to sleeping sickness in bukaleba it was delayed till 1999. Deans and liturgical commission also did a big part in the final proofreading of the missale in lusoga. This was presented to the bishop by Fr Mukwaya JB.

Bishop unsealing the new Lusoga Missale

Among the most amazing things of the inauguration speech of Fr Richard Kayaga was the first version of the Lusoga translation for 1894 by church missionary society and by 1899, the gospel of John. Things stalled then only to relaunch and the next new testament was launched in 1999 in May, and then the full bible was launched. In 1955, a few Basoga launched the Lusoga newsletter called “KODHEEYO” to uplift the Lusoga language and didn’t take long either. Later in 1997 “NDIMUGEZI” was launched to enhance the Lusoga language too. 1966 a committee was instituted to develop the Lusoga language.

The mass of Chrism led by Bishop Rt. Rev. Charles Martin Wamika

Bishop launched using Lusoga to launch the missal but warned this is being used on trial to try and fulfil the details of Rome on liturgical books with time. He congratulated the Christians on stopping to use the leaflets. So it will be used on trial level (okugeseza). He thus authorized the use of the missal as the await the final approved missal by Rome.

Bishop Charles Martin Wamika also read the deanery that was to organize the next year’s chrism mass which will be schools in Iganga deanery. He also notified that he had signed the letters for the deacons to be ordained priests at Namirali parish that is to be opened on 18th May 2019.

In the background is Namunyumya st Michael girls boarding primary school leading the choir on Chrism mass day

Bp Wamika releasing the new Lusoga Missale

Mr Paul Baliraine thanked the Bishop for the stewardship of the diocese, the new parishes already opened and yet to be opened (Namirali) and as a laity of the diocese, gave gifts to all the priests present and absent for the good work as a sacrament to them, just as a sign of appreciation to them for the work they always do for the Christians of the diocese of Jinja. The deaneries that prepared different items and the liturgy by the children of some schools from Namunyumya that sung at the occasion.

Day of renewal of promises to the Bishop on chrism mass

Fr Paul Okello Wandera, the chairperson of the priests in the diocese of Jinja thanked the bishop for the good work and acceptance and support for the priests of the diocese of Jinja. And called for prayer for all priests and religious in what he called an age of anonymous letters that try to threaten others in service. He called for renewal and reconciliation during this Easter season and wished all a nice Easter.



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Fr Caesar Joseph Walusimbi – Buluguyi Parish
The new parish priest of Our Lady of Consolata Buluguyi Parish, the newly created parish as of 30th September 2018. A parish found close to 5 kilometers to the junction to Busia and Tororo, that is Busitema revenue checkpoint. This parish is found at Muwayo trading center. The parish was curved from Busowa parish and begins from Na

Fr Walusimbi – Buluguyi Parish

masere where Busowa parish ends to the end of Bugiri district boundaries that is surrounded by hill boundaries between Busia and Bugiri districts in the Eastern side of the diocese. Its the last parish now in diocese of Jinja to the East. The parish is predominantly Samya land. And the most common language there is Samya followed by Lusoga, Luganda and Kiswahili and the business language because of nearness to Kenya. You are most welcome Fr Walusimbi.
Fr Stephen Mudoola – Itanda Parish
The new parish priest of Itanda parish, previously headed (Itanda) by Fr Anatoli Balikoowa, who has gone to be parish priest of Irundu Parish. Itanda parish is along the road to Kaliro, there are many roads to Itanda parish but most commonly with better road is Namungalwe on the left as you come from Iganga town. Another direction is along the same way to Kaliro but at Nambaale that joins with that of Namungaalwe before you proceed to Itanda parish headquarters. The other one is that at Nabitende banada where there is Timber business, this one leads to the parish direct. Welcome Fr. Mudoola Stephen, (Vicar General- diocese of Jinja).
Fr Anatoli Balikoowa – Irundu Parish
The new parish priest of Irundu Parish is Fr Balikoowa Anatoli who is also the outgoing parish priest of Itanda parish. Irundu parish is situated in the north of the diocese in Buyende and Kaliro districts. Its bordered in the north by Lake Kyoga and a series of streams that lead to the lake. The famous Kagulu Rock is found in and near Irundu parish about 6 kilometers from then parish headquarters. With land of about one square kilometer at the parish headquarters. There are several roads to the parish depending on where you are from but most clear roads are the one from Kamuli town through Bugaya, one through Nawaikoke from Kaliro and then the one from Namwendwa that emerges at Irundu town, its also a quite big parish. Welcome Fr Balikoowa to Irundu on your return to where you have already been before.
Fr Lukubye Paul – Budini Parish
Fr Lukubye has been appointed at Budini, which is found just off Kaliro town its 32 Kilometers from Iganga town. As you leave Kaliro town, you bypass the road to Irundu or Nawaikoke on your left and proceed to Budini village at the headquarters of Budini Parish. Fr Lukubye had been at Buswale parish. Most welcome Fr Paul to Budini to join the two Richards Fr Okau and Gwotanakuza, on top of Fr Ssekyanzi the chaplain of Budini SS.
Fr John Mary Dumbulu – Vocations Director
Fr John Mary Dumbulu is currently serving at St Gonzaga Gonza Minor Seminary Iganga just behind Iganga parish headquarters but on the same land actually. The other neighbor is Iganda Technical school at Walugogo. The other immediate neighbor is a swamp on the eastern side of the seminary, St Francis girls secondary school Kigulu, and St Patrick close-by.
The outgoing vocations director has been Fr Waiswa Joseph Balikudembe Katerimire, the current parish priest of Busowa parish.
You are all most welcome to these new appointments.