Seminaries and House Formation

BENEDICTINE MISSIONARIES OF ST. OTTILIEN:
Postulate and Novitiate - Nyangole
P.O. Box 669, Tororo, Tel: 0772673594
    
BENEDICTIN SISTERS:
Postulate and Novitiate - Nyangole
P.O. Box 1131, Tororo, Tet:0772441412
    
EUCHARISTIC HANDMAID SISTERS:
Postulat - Mulagi
P.O. Box 1025, Tororo, Te.: 0772488014, 0752627177
    
LITTLE SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS:
St Joseph’s Postulate - Pallisa
P.O.Box 2613, Mbale

SISTERS OF MARY:
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Aspirancy and Novitiate - Nyondo. Tel. 0782705690, 0753705690
P. O Box 2613, MBALE Tel. 0772-933330
    
ST. PAUL’S COLLEGE, MBALE
P. O BOX 445, MBALE Tel. 0393278122, 0751054098
    
ST. PIUS X SEMINARY, NAGONGERA
P.O. Box 110, Tororo, Tel: 0773737666

HOUSES OF INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE AND SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE
    
CONGREGATIONS OF PRIESTS AND BROTHERS
    
BENEDICTINE MISSIONARIES OF ST. OTTILIEN
•Christ the King Monastery (Fr. Edward EtenguOSB, Prior)
P. O Box 669, TORORO, Tel. 0772-673594
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MISSIONARIES OF ST. FRANCIS DE SALES
Agururu Parish
P.O Box 489, TORORO, Tel. 0754-017775

Osia Parish
P. O Box 575, TORORO, Tel. 0712-113480

Iyolwa Parish
P.O. Box 75, Tororo, Tel. 0785049574
    
CONGREGATIONS OF BROTHERS (ONLY)
BROTHERS OF ST. CHARLES LWANGA (BANNAKAROLI)
 
Budaka Community
P. O Box 1181or 146 MBALE,Tel. 0772-642430, 0772-316896
    
CONGREGATIONS OF SISTERS
BENEDICTINE SISTERS (Sr. Mary Scholastic Katono  OSB, Prioress)

St. Benedict’s Priory, Nyangole
P. O Box 1131, TORORO, Tel. 0772-441412,0776976433,
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DAUGHTERS OF MARY (BANNABIKIRA)
Buchunya Convent
P. O Box 996, MBALE

Bududa Convent
P. O Box 316, MBALE

Situmi Convent
P. O Box 647, MBALE
    
EUCHARISTIC HANDMAIDS SISTERS
Mulagi Convent
P. O Box 1025, TORORO,
Tel.0772-488014,0752627177,0454436397

Archbishop’s House, Nyangole
0759685659
    
SISTERS OF MERCY OF THE HOLY CROSS (S.M.H.C)
Osia Convent
P.O. Box 575 TORORO, Tel. 0775413447
    
LITTLE SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS
Achilet Convent
P. O Box 54, TORORO, Tel. 0772-485851

Agururu Convent
P.O. Box 489, TORORO

Budaka Convent
P. O Box 146, MBALE, Tel. 0772-604825

Dabani Convent
P. O Box 5, BUSIA, Tel. 0772-303785

Nagongera Convent
P. O Box 402, TORORO, Tel. 0782-543938

Pallisa Convent
P. O Box 11, PALLISA, 0772-374297

Pallisa Formation House
P. O Box 11, PALLISA, Tel. 0772-645080

Eastern  Regional House
P. O Box 1042, TORORO.
    
SISTERS OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
Mbale Convent
P.O. Box 548, Mbale      Tel. 045-34570
    
MbaleConvent (Archbishop Emeritus House)
P.O. Box 933, MBALE,
    
MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY
Namatala Convent
P.O.Box550, Mbale,Tel. 0779728237
    
SISTERS OF MARY    
Regional Superior: Sr. Lelia Catherine Nabutyeka
Nyondo Regional House
P. O Box 2614, MBALE, Tel. 0779879533
    
Budadiri Convent
P. O Box 962, MBALE
 
Bukwo Convent
P. O Box 122, KAPCHORWA

Butiru Convent
P. O Box 234, TORORO,

Gangama Convent
P. O Box 2699, MBALE

Magale Convent
P.O. Box 934, MBALE

Muyembe
P.O. Box 1334, MBALE

Nyangole Convent
P.O. Box 632, TORORO

Salalira Convent

Sipi Convent
P.O. Box 20, KAPCHORWA

Tororo Diocese

Welcome to the Archdiocese of Tororo! Find on this website information about the history of the diocese, its bishop, the main functions in the diocese, diocesan statistics, religious communities of men and women with their respective addresses, other institutions including seminaries, catechetical centre, hospitals and health centres, parishes, centres with resident priests, diocesan and relgious priests with their dates of ordination

BRIEF HISTORY
The Story of the Archdiocese of Tororo is closely linked with the development of the Vicariate of the Upper Nile.  This Vicariate was established by Pope Leo XIII in 1894 and entrusted to the Mill Hill Missionaries.  It comprised the area stretching from St. Peter’s Church, Nsambya (Uganda) to St. Patrick’s Church, Naivasha, (Kenya). Its subsequent history can be looked at in four phases.
    The first phase (1896-1924) saw the building of mission stations in East Buganda, Busoga, Bukedi, Bugisu and Teso.
    The second phase (1925-1950) was marked by the creation of the Vicariate of Kavirondo (later Kisumu) in 1925, thus cutting off the Kenyan portion of the Vicariate.  Beginning in the 1930s, there was an increase in the number of people asking for Baptism, to which the Mill Hill Missionaries responded by sending more priests and brothers and doubling the number of parishes.  The Vicariate also began to harvest the first fruits by the ordination to the priesthood of the first African priests in this area, namely, Fr. John Eneku (1939), Fr. Philip Odii (1939), Fr. Raphael Kajengo (1940) and others.  Then in 1948, the Vicariate was further divided into two Vicariates. The Vicariate Apostolic of Kampala was under Bishop Billington, resident in Nsambya.  The remaining section was formed into the Vicariate Apostolic of Tororo, under Bishop John Reesinck.
    The retirement of Bishop Reesinck and the succession by Bishop John Greif in 1951 begins the third phase (1951-1968).  The Vicariate was formally erected into the Diocese of Tororo in 1953.  This period saw the building of many new parishes, schools, convents, hospitals and dispensaries and a growth in the Catholic population.
    On the death of Bishop Greif in 1968, Bishop James Odongo, took over the reins of the diocese, beginning the fourth phase.  Since that time, many more parishes have been opened and many indigenous priests ordained.  In 1981, the Diocese of Soroti was created, comprising of the then districts of Kumi and Soroti.  Fr. Erasmus Wandera was named the first Bishop of Soroti.
    On 2nd January 1999, the Holy Father erected the Ecclesiastical Province of Tororo, elevating to the rank of Metropolitan Church, the Diocese of Tororo, and assigning to it the dioceses of Jinja, Kotido, Moroto and Soroti as suffragans.   He appointed Bishop James Odongo as first Metropolitan Archbishop of Tororo.
    On 27th of June 2007, the Holy Father accepted the resignation of Archbishop Odongo and appointed Bishop Denis LoteKiwanuka as the Second Metropolitan Archbishop of Tororo.

    On 1st of January, 2014 the Holy Father accepted the resignation of Archbishop Denis LoteKiwanuka and appointed Most Rev.  Dr.  Emmanuel Obbo,  A.J.  as the Third Metropolitan Archbishop of Tororo.

 

GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION     

The Archdiocese of Tororo comprises the civil districts of Busia, Budaka, Bududa, Bukwo, Bulambuli, Butaleja, Kapchorwa, Kibuku, Kween, Manafwa, Mbale, Pallisa, Sironko and Tororo.  The main tribes that live in the Archdiocese, are the  Bagisu, Bagwe, Bagwere, Bakenye, Banyole, Basamia, Iteso, Jopadhola, and Sabiny (Sebei).  Consequently, there are several languages spoken, and those approved for liturgy are Ateso, Dhopahola, English, Kiswahili, Kupsabiny, Luganda, Lumasaba and Lusamia-Lugwe.

BISHOPS

The Most Reverend Archbishop Emmanuel Obbo

The Ordinary, Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Obbo, AJ was born in Nagongera Parish in Tororo (Archdiocese of Tororo) on 7th Oct. 1952.

He was ordained priest of the Congregation of the Apostles of Jesus (AJ) on 13th Dec. 1986 in Nagongera Parish. He was appointed second Bishop of Soroti Catholic Diocese on 27th June 2007.

He was ordained Bishop and installed as the second Ordinary of Soroti Catholic Diocese on 6th Oct. 2007. Currently he is the Apostolic administrator of Soroti.

The Holy Father accepted the resignation of Archbishop Denis Kiwanuka of Tororo, and appointed him to become the new Archbishop of Tororo. Archbisop Obbo also remains the Apostolic Administrator of Soroti until further notice.

The installation of the new Archbishop of Tororo took place in March 2015  at Uganda Martyrs Cathedral - Nyangole, in Tororo.

BISHOPS IN RETIREMENT

The Most Reverend Archbishop Emeritus Denis Lote Kiwanuka

was born on 25th March 1938 at Pallisa. He was ordained a priest on 19th Dec. 1965 in Tororo. Elected First Bishop Kotido on 8th June 1991, he was consecrated a Bishop on 19th August 1991.

On 27th of June 2007, the Holy Father appointed Bishop Denis Lote Kiwanuka, the Second Metropolitan Archbishop of Tororo.

Archbishop’s House,
P.O.Box 632
TORORO, UGANDA
Tel: 04544-45526 or  0772-525182, Fax: 04544-45255

 

Archbishop Emeritus
The Most Reverend James Odongo was born on 27th March 1931 at Molo, on Tororo-Mbale road. He was ordained a priest in Rome on 22nd Dec.1956. Elected Titular Bishop of Baana and Auxiliary Bishop of Tororo on 25th Nov. 1964. He was consecrated Bishop on 16th Feb. 1965, and appointed Bishop of Tororo on 16th August 1968. He became the First Metropolitan Archbishop of Tororo on 2nd Jan. 1999. On 27th June 2007 the Holy Father accepted his resignation from the pastoral care of the Archdiocese of Tororo

ADDRESS
Archbishop Emeritus’ House,
P.O. Box 933, MBALE - UGANDA
Res.Tel :+256454434264
Fax : 04544-33754
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Statistics

Functions

Parishes

Priests

Institutions

Seminaries and House Formation

Important Telephone contacts

Functions

CONSULTORS:    
1.    Fr. Kevin Musisi    
2.    Fr. Christopher Emuseet
3.    Fr. Paul Masolo    
4.    Fr. Simeon Wanyama    
5.    Fr. Joseph Kamiza    
6.    Fr. Michael Kibiye
7.    Fr. John Bonaventure Okeya
8.    Fr. Michael Korinding           

COMMISSIONS, HEADS OF COMMISSIONS AND DEPARTMENTS:
Unless stated otherwise, the contact information for these officials and departments is the same as that of the Archbishop’s office.
    
ARCHBISHOP’S SECRETARY
Sr. Gloria Nakusi
   

THE CURIA
    
ARCHDIOCESAN OFFICIALS

The Vicar General  Fr. Kevin Musisi
Episcopal Vicar For Religious  Fr. Joseph Kamiza
Chancellor Fr. John Bonaventure Okeya
Judicial Vicar Fr. Paul Masolo

 THE DEANS

Dabani Deanery                   Fr. Peter Othieno.              
Sacred Hear Deanery Fr. Raymond Mukoyonzo
Sipi Deanery Fr. Godfrey Okello (Arch-dean)
Kwapa Deanery Fr. James Achara
Budadiri Deanery Fr. Jude Okiror
Nyondo Deanery Fr. Leo Magombe
Magale Deanery Fr. Timothy Mayamba
BudakaDeavery Fr. Jacob Ochwo
PallisaDeanary Fr. Moses Kisaka
NagongeraDeanary Fr. Dominic Mubi
MulagiDeanary Fr. ThomasOuta

 HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS

Censor                               Fr. Simon Peter Watenyeri                   
Financial Secretary (Treasurer) Fr. Christopher Emuseet
Assistant Financial Secretary Fr. Sylvester Okoth
Education Secretary Mr. Godfrey Kiganga
In-Charge Doctrines and Liturgy  Fr. Pius Okech
Pastoral Coordinator Fr. Michael Kibiye 
Legal Matters  (Lawyer) Dr.Oboth Okumu
Lay Apostolate Coordinator Fr. Godfrey Okello
Vocations Director Fr. Michael Korinding
Assistant Vocations Director Fr. Michael Oluka
Youth Chaplain Fr. Raymond Mukoyonzo
Caritas Tororo (Ssd)/Development Fr. Pius Okumu
Medical Services Coordinator Sr. Maria Gorreti Bisikwa
Director - Pontifical Missionary Societies Rev. Fr. Moses Kisaka
Procurator Rev. Fr. Sylvester Okoth
Catechists’ Chaplain / Formator Rev.  Fr. Othieno Peter
Communications And Information Secretary Rev. Fr. Alex Oketch
Assistant Comm. And Information Secretary Fr. Oburu Zachary
Land Office Fr. Olaboro Centurio



                    
   


 

 

 

Statistics

Area  8,837sq. Km                    
Population (Approx.)                                                 3,665,998
Catholics (Approx.) 948,976
Number of Parishes 44
Priests (including bishops) 119
Diocesan Priests 111
Active in the Archdiocese 93
Active on Outside Assignment 8
 Active on Study                  3
On indefinite  Leave 7
Incardinated elsewhere 1
Religious Institutes/Societies of Apostolic Life 11
Benedictine Missionaries of St. Ottilien (Tororo)  5
Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales 5

Religious Brothers

Benedictine Missionaries of St. Ottilien(Tororo)  12           
Brothers of St. Charles Lwanga (Bannakaroli) 5

 Religious Sisters

Benedictine Sisters                                                   35                  
Daughters of Mary (Bannabikira) 11
Eucharistic Handmaids Sisters 9
Little Sisters of St. Francis 43
Sisters of Mary 66
Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus 3
Missionaries of Charity 5
Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross 4
Catechists 1,102

Parishes

Deaneries and Parishes
 Parishes

ACHILET    St. Therese/BoniPastoris (1940)
P. O Box 11, TORORO

•    Diocesan Priests
•    Little Sisters of St. Francis
•    St. James Boys’ Boarding Primary School
     P. O Box 54, TORORO


 AGURURU    St. Bruno Sserunkuuma (1970)
 P. O Box 489, TORORO

•    Missionaries of St. Francis De Sales
•    Little Sisters of St. Francis
•    St. Jude Social Centre
    

BUCHUNYA    Our Lady of the Assumption (1968)
P. O Box 996, MBALE
•    Diocesan Priests
•    Daughters of Mary
    
BUDADIRI    Christ the King (1935)
P. O Box 962, MBALE
•    Diocesan Priests
•    Sisters of Mary
•    Budadiri Health Centre II
   
BUDAKA    St. Anthony (1901)
P. O Box 146, MBALE
•    Diocesan Priests
•    Brothers of St. Charles Lwanga
•    Little Sisters of St. Francis
•    St. Anthony’s Technical School
•    Budaka Cheshire Home
•    Budaka Health Centre II
•    Budaka Pastoral Centre

BUDUDA    St. John Bosco (1939)
P. O Box 316, MBALE
•    Diocesan Priests
•    Daughters of Mary 

BUGITIMWA    St. Maria Assumpta (1959)
P. O Box 1760, MBALE
•    Diocesan Priests

BUKWO    St. Joseph (1956)
P. O Box 122, KAPCHORWA

•    Diocesan Priests
•    Sisters of Mary
•    Bukwo Health Centre IV
•    St. Joseph Social Centre

BUSIA    St. Jude Thaddeus (1993)
P. O Box 136, BUSIA
•    Diocesan Priests
•    St. Jude Nursery School
•    St. Jude Primary School
    
BUSITEMA    St. Paul’s  (2014)
P. O Box 146, BUSIA
•    Diocesan Priests
    
BUTEBO    Our Lady of Assumption (1960)
P. O Box 541, MBALE
•    Diocesan Priests
•    Sacred Heart of Jesus Vocational Institute

BUTIRU    Holy Family (1960)
P. O Box 234, TORORO
•    Diocesan Priests
•    Sisters of Mary
•    Butiru Health Centre II
•    Butiru Cheshire Home
•    Butiru Technical School

BUSITEMA    St. Paul’s (2014)
P.O. Box 46, Busia
•    Diocesan Priest            
    
CHELEKURA    St. John the Baptist (2005)
P. O Box 110, PALLISA
•    Diocesan Priests
•    John Paul Secondary School
    

DABANI    St. Francis Xavier (1920)
P. O Box 1, BUSIA
•    Diocesan Priests
•    Little Sisters of St. Francis
•    Dabani Hospital  

GANGAMA    Our Lady of Fatima (1954)
P. O Box 612, MBALE
•    Diocesan Priests
•    Sisters of Mary
•    St. Kizito Babies’ Home
•    Gangama Health Centre II
•    St. Paul’s College
•    Mbale Mixed  Farm

   
IYOLWA    St. Francis De Sales
P.O. Box 75 Tororo
•    Missionaries of St. Francis De Sales
•    St. Francis De Sales High School    
    
 KABWANGASI    St. Theresa of Avila (2003)
 P. O Box 866, MBALE
•    Diocesan Priests
    
 KACHONGA    Queen of Peace (1986)
 P. O Box 720, MBALE,
•    Diocesan Priests
•    Health Centre III
    
KAMUGE-OLINGA     St. Stephen (1995)
P. O Box 130, PALLISA,
•    Diocesan Priests
    
 KAPCHORWA    St. James (2005)
 P. O Box 20 , KAPCHORWA,
•    Diocesan Priests
    

KAPRORON    St. Michael (1964)
P. O Box 20, KAPCHORWA
•    Diocesan Priests
•    St. Michael’s Girls Secondary School
•    St. Michael’s Hostel
•    St. Michael’s Social Centre
•    Likil Health Centre II
    
KIBUKU    St. Maria Gorretti (1966)
P. O Box 951, MBALE
•    Diocesan Priests

KWAPA  Mater Dolorosae (1939)
P. O Box 117, TORORO
•    Diocesan Priests
•    St. Lawrence Secondary School
        
LUMINO    Our Lady of Lourdes (1957)
P. O Box 39, BUSIA
•    Diocesan Priests
•    Lumino Health Centre II
•    Lumino Community Polytechnic
    
MAGALE    St. John the Baptist (1938)
P. O Box 934, MBALE
•    Diocesan Priests
•    Sisters of Mary
•    Magale Health Centre IV
    
MALABA    St. Jude (1981)
P. O Box 23, MALABA
•    Diocesan Priests
    
MBALE    St. Austin’s  (1944)
P. O Box 226, MBALE
•    Diocesan Priests
•    Sacred Heart Sisters
•    St. Austin’s Social Centre
•    Tororo Diocesan Communications’ Centre
•    St. Austin’s Hostel
•    St. Austin’s Health Centre II
•    Uganda Martyrs’ Universtity, Mbale Campus
    
MOLO    St. Augustine (1969)
P. O Box 308, TORORO
•    Diocesan Priests
    
MULAGI    St. Boniface (1938)
P. O Box 832, TORORO
•    Diocesan Priests
•    Eucharistic Handmaids Sisters
•    Mulagi Technical School
•    Mulagi Vocational Institute
•    Mulagi Health Centre III  
•    Mulagi Postulate    
    
MULANDA    St. Joseph (1941)
P. O Box 28, TORORO
•    Diocesan Priests
        
MUYEMBE    St. Peter Claver (1951)
P. O Box 1334, MBALE
•    Diocesan Priests
•    Sisters of Mary
•    St. Peter Claver Secondary School
    
NAGONGERA    St. Wilbrod (1913)
P. O Box 402, TORORO
•    Diocesan Priests
•    Little Sisters of St. Francis
•    St. Pius X Seminary
    
NAMATALA    St. Denis Ssebugwawo (1970)
P. O Box 550, MBALE
•    Diocesan Priests
•    Missionaries of Charity
    
NAMWAYA    St. Martha Catholic Church (2006)
P. O. Box 402, TORORO
•    Diocesan Priests
•    Busitema University Chaplaincy
    
NYANGOLE    Uganda Martyrs’ Cathedral (1981)
P. O Box 25, TORORO
•    Diocesan Priests
•    Benedictine Missionaries of St. Ottilien
•    Benedictine Sisters
•    Benedictine Sisters’ Hostel
•    Benedictine Fathers’ Technical School
•    Benedictine Fathers’ Clinic
•    Benedictine’s Eye Hospital
•    Sisters of Mary of Kakamega
•    Eucharistic Handmaid Sisters
•    Diocesan Procure
    
NYONDO    Immaculate Conception  (1906)
P. O  Box 69, MBALE
•    Diocesan Priests
•    Sisters of Mary
•    Sisters of Mary Formation House
•    Sisters of Mary Regional House
•    Nyondo Health Centre III
•    Nyondo PTC Chaplaincy
•    Nyondo Sisters of Mary Chaplaincy
    
OSIA    St. Jude (1972)
P. O Box 575, TORORO
•    Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales
•    Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross
•    Holy Cross Nursery School, Osia
     P.O. Box 575, Tororo; Tel.: 0775413447
•    Holy Cross Social Service Centre, Osia.
•    Holy Cross Junior School.

PALLISA    St. John the Baptist (1932)
P. O Box 12, PALLISA
•    Diocesan Priests
•    Little Sisters of St. Francis
•    Little Sisters of St. Francis Formation House
•    Pallisa Health Centre II
    
SIPI    Holy Angels (1937)
P. O Box 20, KAPCHORWA
•    Diocesan Priests
•    Sisters of Mary
•    Sipi Health Centre II
    
SITUMI    St. Augustine of Hippo (1964)
P. O Box 647, MBALE
•    Diocesan Priests
•    Daughters of Mary

SONI-KAINJA    St. Mary Gorreti (2016)
P.O. Box 402, TORORO
•    Diocesan Priests
    
TORORO    Sacred Heart of Jesus (1955)
P. O Box 164, TORORO, Tel. 0392964978
•    Diocesan Priests
•    St. Anthony’s Hospital
•    Tororo Girls’/Manjasi High School Chaplaincy
•    Sacred Heart Church Nursery School
•    Sacred Heart Primary  School
•    Trinity Hostel
                            
TUNYI     Mater Dei (1956)
P. O Box 1784, MBALE
•    Diocesan Priests
•    Tunyi Health Centre II


 
    DEANERIES
   
    BUDADIRI
        Budadiri Parish
        Bugitimwa Parish
        Muyembe Parish
        Sironko Parish
        Tunyi Parish


    DABANI
        Busia Parish
        Dabani Parish
        Lumino Parish
        Busitema Parish


    MAGALE
        Buchunya Parish
        Bududa Parish
        Butiru Parish
        Magale Parish
        Situmi Parish
    
    NAGONGERA
        Achilet Parish
        Iyolwa Parish
        Mulanda Parish
        Nagongera Parish
        Namwaya Parish
        Soni-Kayinja Parish
    
    PALLISA
        Chelekura Parish
        Kamuge-O. Parish
        Pallisa Parish
    
    
    BUDAKA
        Budaka Parish
        Butebo Parish
        Kabwangasi Parish
        Kibuku Parish
    
    KWAPA
        Kwapa Parish
        Malaba Parish
        Molo Parish
    
    MULAGI
        Kachonga Parish
        Mulagi Parish
    
    NYONDO
        Gangama Parish
        Namatala Parish
        Nyondo Parish
        St. Austin’s Parish
    
    SIPI
        Bukwo Parish
        Kapchorwa
        Kaproron Parish
        Sipi Parish
    
    TORORO SACRED HEART
        Agururu Parish
        Nyangole Parish
        Osia Parish
        Sacred Heart Parish