St. Adolf Katoosa Catholic Parish

Katoosa Catholic parish is located in Kyenjojo District, 2Km away from Kyenjojo Town in western Uganda, and 54 Km from the Diocesan Headquarters.

FOUNDATION

St. Adolf Katoosa Catholic Parish Church

St. Adolf Katoosa Catholic Parish Church

Katoosa Catholic Parish was founded in 1984 by Bishop Serapio Bwemi Magambo. It was curved out of the great Butiiti Parish. Katoosa Catholic Parish is the birth place of St. Adolf Tibeyalirwa, one of the Ugandan Martyrs.

What can strike your vision when you come to this place are the outstanding Rocks. The place has since become a centre of pilgrimage every 27th January each year. There are plans to have a shrine constructed at this place as pilgrims are increasing each and every year.

POPULATION

Estimated number of Christians (2014) = 60,000 (Catholics)
Number of Sub-parishes = 9
Number of Church centres = 58

Collaborators in Pastoral ministry in St. Adolf Katoosa Catholic Paris

The towering rocks of Katoosa the home parish of St. Adolf Tibeyalirwa one of the Uganda

The towering rocks of Katoosa the home parish of St. Adolf Tibeyalirwa one of the Uganda

    1. Diocesan Priests:
      1. Fr. Moses Mutangirizi (Parish Priest)
      2. Fr. Leo Balyabuza (Curate)
    2. Religious Sisters (Banyatereza Sisters)
    3. Religious Brothers of St. Joseph the worker
      1. Brother Charles Bagenda, SJW

PRIESTS WHO HAVE SERVED IN KATOOSA PARISH FROM 1984 – TO DATE

  1. Fr. Francisco Kibira (Msgr.)
  2. Fr. Hilarion Kaijanabyo (Msgr.)
  3. Fr. Paulinus Mary Bagambaki (Msgr.)
  4. Fr. Fortunate Kasangaki (Parish Priest)
  5. Fr. Anselm Bunihizi Mabiiho (R.I.P)- Curate
  6. Fr. Joseph Matata (Parish Priest)
  7. Fr. Emmanuel Bazarwa (Parish Priest)
  8. Fr. Peter Kaija (Parish Priest)
  9. Fr. George Ahairwe (Parish Priest)
  10. Fr. Solomon Tirikey,
  11. Fr. Moses Mutangirizi (Parish Priest)
  12. Fr. Francis Muchocho (Curate)
  13. Fr. Adolf Businge (Curate)
  14. Fr. Leo Balyabuza (Curate

PRIESTS BORN IN KATOOSA PARISH

NAME                                                     ORDINATION                     SUB-PARISH
1 Hilarion Kaijanabyo                              11th Dec 1949                         Katoosa
2 Fr. Peter Kumaraki (Msgr.)                    30th April 1978                       Kisojo
3 Fr. Mwesige Wilfred                              13th June 1981                       Kidudu
4 Fr. Peter Kyamu Abwooli (R.I.P)                                                            Kidudu
5 Fr. Cyprian Kasangaki Macura                 12th Aug 1989                         Kisojo
6 Fr. Serapio Wamara Araali, CSC                                                           Kigaraale
7 Fr.Francis Bamanyisa                           6th Aug 2011                             Kidudu
8 Fr. Stephen Kasoro                               6th Aug 2011                             Rwamukoora
9 Fr. Robert Byamukama                         10th Aug 2013                            Rwamukoora

RELIGIOUS SISTERS IN KATOOSA CATHOLIC PARISH                              SUB-PARISH

  1. Maria Augustine                                                                        Katoosa
  2. Aurelia Kyakuhaire(R.I.P)                                                           Kisojo
  3. Venerandah Kasoosi(R.I.P)                                                         Katoosa
  4. Stella Tibanihira                                                                        Katoosa
  5. Pelagia Isoke                                                                             Bukora
  6. Victoria Bogeza                                                                          Nyaibanda
  7. Stella Mbabazi                                                                            Katoosa
  8. Beatrice Kabajungu (R.I.P)                                                          Katoosa
  9. Melania Birungi                                                                         Katoosa
  10. Theopista Mbabazi Amooti                                                         Bukora
  11. Gertrude Kabanyomozi                                                               Bukora
  12. Rose Bonabaana                                                                        Kigaraale
  13. Anatolia Kabakaali                                                                     Kigaraale
  14. Theopista Kasangaki                                                                  Katoosa
  15. Flavia Euphrasia Kabasomi                                                         Bukora
  16. Daisy Kabuleeta,  CSC                                                                 Bukora
  17. Margret Tumusiime                                                                    Katoosa

SUB-PARISHES AND CHURCH CENTRES IN KATOOSA CATHOLIC PARISH

Number of Sub-Parishes = 9

Total number of Churches = 58

KATOOSA SUB-PARISH

    1. Kanyamaizi Church centre
    2. Katumba Church Centre
    3. Musandika Church Centre
    4. Kigenda Church Centre
    5. Kikwete Church Centre
    6. Kyasojo Church Centre

BUSEIGA SUB-PARISH

    1. Gayobyo Church Centre
    2. Mbale Church Centre
    3. Kigando Church Centre
    4. Kyamunwa Church Centre

MATIRI SUB-PARISH

    1. Mukonomura Church Centre
    2. Ganyinayo Church Centre

KISOJO SUB-PARISH

    1. Kikumbo Church Centre
    2. Kyamitara Church Centre
    3. Kiswarra Church Centre
    4. Kyarusuura Church Centre
    5. Isoroma Church Centre
    6. Kiburara Church Centre
    7. Kyamulimi Church Centre
    8. Kanyamuningi Church Centre
    9. Katalibwa Church Centre

BUKORA SUB-PARISH

    1. Kihura Church Centre
    2. Kyanaiti Church Centre
    3. Kisiita Church Centre
    4. Buramba Church Centre

NYAIBANDA SUB-PARISH

    1. Buhande Church Centre
    2. Nyabubale Church Centre
    3. Mwaro Church Centre
    4. Bweera Church Centre

KIGARAALE SUB-PARISH

    1. Kibira Church Centre
    2. Katungura Church Centre
    3. Rwempike Church Centre
    4. Kyanyamirame Church Centre
    5. Bujumwa Church Centre
    6. Kyente Church Centre
    7. Mirambi Church Centre

RWAMUKOORA SUB-PARISH

    1. Kaiganga Church Centre
    2. Ntuntu Church Centre
    3. Nyamatuuti Church Centre
    4. Muhorro Church Centre
    5. Myeri Church Centre
    6. Kijugo Church Centre

KIDUDU SUB-PARISH

  1. Burarro Church Centre
  2. Nyakayubu Church Centre
  3. Byentale Church Centre
  4. Kirongo Church Centre
  5. Kakira Church Centre
  6. Mabale Church Centre
  7. Mpaha Church Centre

ACTIVE LAY APOSTOLATE MOVEMENTS/ ASSOCIATIONS IN KATOOSA CATHOLIC PARISH
1. Uganda Martyrs’ Guild
2. Legion of Mary
3. Catholic Charismatic Renewal
4. Xaverian Movement
5. St. Jude Thaddeus Devotees (Movement)
6. Young Christian Students (Y.C.S Movement)
7. Holy Childhood
8. Altar servers
9. Choir
10. Kolping
SOME CHALLENGES IN KATOOSA PARISH

  1.  Bad roads especially during rainy seasons; reaching distant out station Churches becomes a problem.
  2. The place experiences long dry spells hence causing a scarcity of water.
  3. Some superstitious tendencies and cases of witchcraft still evident hence many people in need of Spiritual healing and deliverance.
  4. HIV/AIDS and other related diseases
  5. The “Bisaka Sect” that has infiltrated many of the parts of the Parish.
  6. Poverty among the people.

CURRENT PROJECTS AT THE PARISH

1. Construction of the New Church for the Parish
The old Church is too small to accommodate the growing numbers of Christians; this has necessitated the need for a new modern Church fit to accommodate a good number of Christians

EDUCATION IN KATOOSA CATHOLIC PARISH

  1. ADOLF HIGH SCHOOL KATOOSA, P.O BOX 1051, KYENJOJO

 his is a Catholic founded, Day and Boarding Secondary School with both “A” and “O” levels,- Arts and Science, which started in a humble way back in 2005. As of now, it has good permanent buildings (a fully fledged Library, Computer lab, Staff room/Office for both Director of Studies and Deputy Head Teacher, Class room Blocks..), water tanks, Electricity, a play ground which favour proper learning of students. The School’s Motto is: “Enlightenment for a bright future”

The current Head Teacher (2014) is: Mr. Matsiko Ludoviko

Deputy is: Mr. Benedicto Akora Birungi

Director of Studies is: Mr. Innocent Kyalituha

Teaching Staff: 30 Teachers

Non-Teaching Staff: 15

The School’s current enrollment is 640 students.

The School is being boosted and supported by the Parish, with Fr. Moses Mutangirizi contributing greatly and Fr. Leo Balyabuza teaching at the School.

St. Adolf High School Katoosa is one of the best performing Schools in Kyenjojo District.

In 2012: 6 Students came in Division I

25 students came in Division 2

34 Students came in Division 3

35 Students Came in Division 4

OTHER SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN KATOOSA PARISH INCLUDE:

  1. Ziika foundation Sec. School (Private School)
  2. Kyenjojo Secondary School (Government School)
  3. Pride Secondary School (Private School)
  4. Nyarukoma Senior Secondary School (Government School)
  5. Kigarare Community Sec. School (Community School)
  6. Mwibanda Secondary School (Private School)
  7. Kisojo Secondary School (Government School)                                  

CATHOLIC FOUNDED PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN KATOOSA PARISH

  1. Katoosa Primary School
  2. Busoiga Primary School
  3. Bucuni Primary School
  4. Bwera Primary School
  5. Kahyoro Primary School
  6. Rwempike Primary School
  7. Katunguru Primary School
  8. Kigaraale Primary School
  9. Nyamango Primary School
  10. Kirongo Primary School
  11. Buramba Primary School
  12. Bukora Primary School
  13. Kidudu Primary School
  14. Kitagweta Primary School

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