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.Read More
(1890) Death of Fr. Chantemerle Jules at Bugoma (Ssese Islands). He was the first missionary priest to die in this country at the age of 33 years. He died of hepatitis. His remains were later on transferred to Bumangi Parish cemetery.
: (1877) Ordination of Fr. Simeon Lourdel Mapeera, in Algiers, Algeria. We pray for all the priests serving in Uganda that, at the example of Mapeera, the first catholic priest in this country, they may completely dedicate their lives to spreading the Glory of God and building His Kingdom.
(1899) Arrest of Kabaka Mwanga and Omukama Kabalega and were later taken in exile to Seychelles Islands.
Mapeera-Nabunnya Pilgrimage Centre: Monthly Mass to pray for the cause of the beatification of Mapeera and Amans at 5.30pm.
Good Friday. Way of the Cross starting at 3.00pm from Mapeera-Nabunnya Pilgrimage Centre and ending in Lubaga Cathedral.
1878) Departure from Algiers of the first group of ten Missionaries for East Africa. 5 for Tanganyika and 5 for Uganda. - Mapeera-Nabulagala Parish: Monthly Mass to pray for the cause of the beatification of Mapeera and Amans at 6.00pm. - Namugongo Martyrs Shrine: 5.00pm Talk on Mapeera + Amans + Uganda Martyrs. Followed by the Holy Mass at 6.00pm. (NB: This spiritual exercise will be conducted monthly here at Namugongo on this date of the 17th dedicated to pray for the cause of the Beatification of Mapeera and Amans.)
26th Anniversary of the death of Emmanuel Cardinal K. Nsubuga, a great devotee to the pioneer missionaries, especially Mapeera. He died in Germany and was buried at Nalukolongo Bakateyamba Home on the 29th April 1991.
(1876) Departure from England of the first group of 8 Protestant Missionaries of the C.M.S. destined for Uganda. Two of them, Shergold-Smith and C. T. Wilson arrived in Uganda on the 26th June 1877 and were given land in Nateete where they built their first mission.
Feast of Our Lady of Africa. Baptism of future martyrs, Andrea Kaggwa and Joseph Mukasa Balikuddembe at Nabulagala by Fr. Simeon Lourdel in 1882. These two were his first baptisms in Uganda. - Special prayers for the Cause of the beatification of Mapeera and Amans at Namugongo Uganda Martyrs Shrine in all the Masses of the Day.