Mapeera Nabunnya Pilgrimage Center


About us

Mapeera-Nabunnya Pilgrimage Centre (MNPC) was officially inaugurated by the Vicar General of Kampala, Mgr Charles Kasibante, on the 20th December 2015. The event coincided with the 162nd birthday anniversary of the Apostle of Uganda, Fr. Simeon Lourdel Mapeera.

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Objectives of the Centre

  • The beatification of the pioneer Catholic Missionaries in Uganda, Fr. Simeon Lourdel Mapeera and Bro. Amans Delmas.
  • To make these missionaries and their spiritual sons, the Uganda Martyrs, more known, loved and taken as models of Christian commitment.
  • To make known the history of the Catholic Church in Uganda as a source of inspiration for Christian witness today.
  • To spread the Glory of God and to build His Kingdom.

Activities

  • TOrganise seminars and workshops the life and works of Mapeera, Amans, the Uganda Martyrs and the history of the Catholic Church in Uganda.
  • Make available to the public writings and other articles (e.g., photos, badges, stickers, T-Shirts, etc.), about Mapeera, Amans, the Uganda Martyrs and the history of the Catholic Church in Uganda.
  • Run a library focusing on the same above subjects.
  • Prepare special prayers, novenas, retreats and pilgrimages in the course of the year related to the life of Mapeera, Amans and the Uganda Martyrs.
  • Organise pilgrimages to key places linked to Mapeera, Amans and the Uganda Martyrs.

Motto of the Centre: "For the Glory of God and His Kingdom"


News & Events

03 June Closed

Feast of the Uganda Martyrs. Pilgrimage to Namugongo. Hoima Diocese leads this year’s celebrations. Theme: “Stand firm in the Faith, That we have been taught.” (Colossians 2: 7)

04 June Closed

: Pentecost Sunday. Birthday of the Church!

11 June Closed

: Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

17 June Closed

: (1879) Arrival at Kigungu of Frs. Leon Livinhac, Leon Barbot, Ludovic Girault together with Bro. Amans Delmas who went to fetch them from Kageye (Tanganyika). Monthly Mapeera and Amans Mass at Nnabulagala (6pm) and Namugongo (5.30pm)

18 June Closed

: Corpus Christi

22 June Closed

22 – 24 June : Triduum in preparation for the commemoration of the First Mass in Uganda.

23 June Closed

: Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

24 June Closed

: The Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Feast Day of Mapeera-Nabulagala Catholic Parish and its 10th Anniversary.

25 June Closed

: Annual Pilgrimage to Nabulagala in memory of the First Mass in Uganda (1879). Theme: “Stand firm in the Faith, That we have been taught.” (Colossians 2: 7) Beginning of the “Novena with Pioneer Missionaries. The Joyful Mystery of the Visitation” which will end on the 2nd July at Lubaga Cathedral, 10.00am Mass. On that day, we will rededicate our Country Uganda to Mother Mary in commemoration of what the Pioneer Missionaries did on the same date in 1879 at Lubya-Nnabulagala. Novena Daily Masses will be at Nabulagala at 5.30pm.