• We encounter Christ at Mass in the Bread and Wine
  • Everyone is welcome for Mass - even the Children.
  • Ours is a Church of Love, Peace and Hope.
  • Our Church is a universal Church. It is the Catholic Church.
  • Our People Trek Long Distances to come for Mass
  • And once at Mass, we dance and praise our Lord Jesus
  • We Worship and Adore Him for He alone is God.
  • During Mass, we also offer our gifts to God in thanksgiving
  • We sing and shout for the Lord for He set us free. Alleluia!!
  • Our Diocese is led by Our Bishop - Rt.Rev Bihsop Callist
  • Assisted by committed, determined and faithful Priests
  • We are inspired by the Uganda Martyrs - Our Heroes!
  • During mass, everyone participates- even the Children.
  • Our Motto and Prayer - "Father, May Your Kingdom Come."

 


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About Diocese

HISTORY

Kabale Diocese was erected on 17th April 1966 being separated from Mbarara Diocese which up to 1956 formed part of the Apostolic Vicariate of Rwenzori. On its inception as diocese, the Most Rev.Bishop Gervasius Placidus Nkalanga (R.I.P) of Bukoba Diocese, a native of Tanzania was appointed Apostolic Administrator of this newly erected Diocese. Three years later, on August 1, 1969, Bishop Emeritus Barnabas R. Halem’Imana (R.I.P) was appointed and consecrated as the first native Residential Bishop. He retired on July 15, 1994 and was succeeded by Bishop Emeritus Robert Mary Gay (M. Afr) (R.I.P) who was first appointed as Apostolic Administrator but was on March 9, 1996 ordained Bishop. He retired in 2003 and was succeeded by the current Bishop, Rt.Rev. Callist Rubaramira. He was ordained Bishop at Rushoroza on June 8, 2003. Kabale is a suffragan Diocese within the Archdiocese of Mbarara since 1999.

ORDINARY

The Rt. Rev.Callist Rubaramira

Rt. Rev. Callist RubamiraThe Rt. Rev.Callist Rubaramira was born on 8th February 1950 in Rubira village, Rushoroza Parish. He was ordained a priest on Pentecost Sunday 18th May 1975 at Rushoroza Parish. He was appointed Bishop of Kabale Diocese by Pope John Paul II on March 18, 2003 and ordained and installed as Bishop of Kabale Diocese on Pentecost Sunday 8th June, 2003 at Rushoroza. He is the fourth appointed Shepherd after Bishops Gervazio Nkalanga, Barnabas Halem’Imana (R.I.P) and Robert Mary Gay (R.I.P) of the Missionaries of Africa.

 

DIOCESE ADDRESS
Bishop’s House
P.O.Box 200,Kabale – Uganda
Tel: +256782552202  
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STATISTICS

Area

55,330Sq.Km

Total Population

1,800,360

Catholic Population

827,122

Number of Parishes

34

Diocesan Priests

141

Catechists

820

Minor Seminarians

1,062

Major Seminarians

64

Religious Sisters

276

Religious Brothers

6

 

MAIN FUNCTIONS OF THE DIOCESE / HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS

POST

NAME

Bishop

Rt. Rev. Callist Rubaramira

Vicar General

Msgr. Silverio Twinomugisha

Chancellor

Fr. Lucian Twinamatsiko

Pastoral Co-ordinator

Fr. Lubein Mubangizi

Financial Administrator/Treasurer

Fr. Henry Barekye

Assistant Financial Administrator

Fr. Ambrose Mugisha

Vocations’ Director

Fr. Charles Lwanga

Secretary for Education

Fr. Lucian Arinaitwe

Social Services Co-ordinator

Fr. Vincent Byaruhanga

Lay Apostolate Chaplain

Fr. David Byaruhanga

Justice and Peace Co-ordinator

Fr. Balthazar Ndyomugabe

Catechists’ Coordinator

Fr. Vianney Byaruhanga

Women’s Coordinator

Sr. Bernadette Atukwase

Youth & Chn Director

Fr. Januario Nomugisha

Medical Services Co-ordinator

Mr. Daniel Ndamukunda

Director of P.M.S.

Fr. Lubein Mubangizi

Bishop’s Secretary

Fr. Lucian Twinamatsiko

 

COLLEGE OF CONSULTORS

Msgr. Twinomugisha Silverio
Fr. Boniface Barisigara
Fr. Vianney Byaruhanga
Fr. Charles Lwanga
Fr. Elias Kasigeire
Fr. David Byaruhanga
Fr. Lucian Twinamatsiko

 

DIOCESAN COORDINATION OFFICE

Diocesan health coordinator’s office
P. O Box 56
Kabale
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