Mapeera Nabunnya Pilgrimage Center

PRAYER DAYS, NOVENAS AND ANNUAL PILGRIMAGES

PRAYER DAYS, NOVENAS AND ANNUAL PILGRIMAGES

16 – 18 January : Triduum in preparation for the death anniversary of Bro. Amans(1895)
19 January: Death anniversary of Bro. Amans. Special Mass at Nabulagala
08 – 16 February : Novena in preparation for the arrival of the pioneer Catholic Missionaries, Mapeera and Amans, in Uganda at Kigungu.
17 February : Pilgrimage to Kigungu
+ Monthly Mass on this date especially at Nabulagala (6.00pm)
18 – 20 February : Triduum in preparation of Kitebi pilgrimage
21 February : Pilgrimage to Kitebi in remembrance of the arrival and stay (15 days) of Mapeera and Amans at this place.
23 February : Pilgrimage to Lubaga in remembrance of the first encounter between
Mapeera and Muteesa I. On this occasion, Muteesa gave permission to the
Catholic missionaries to stay in Buganda and teach their religion.
04 – 06 March : Triduum in preparation of MAB-PRO Feast Day.
06 March : Pilgrimage to Kisubi Mapeera Tree (Mapeera SSS).
07 March : MAB-PRO Feast Day. On this day in 1879, Mapeera and Amans initiated the first Catholic mission post in Uganda at Lubya-Nabulagala.
27 March : Commemoration of the first Baptisms in Uganda (1880). Special Mass at Nabulagala where this event took place.
02 April : Anniversary of priestly ordination of Mapeera (1877), in Algiers. Mass to pray for all priests in Uganda.
09 – 11 May : Triduum in preparation for the death anniversary of Mapeera.
12 May : Death anniversary of Mapeera (1890)
+ Pilgrimage to Nabunnya + Monthly Mass on this date at Nabunnya at 6.00pm
17 – 25 May : Novena in preparation to the pilgrimage to Munyonyo
26 May : Pilgrimage to Munyonyo in memory of the martyrdom of Denis Ssebuggwawo and Andrea Kaggwa.
25 May – 2 June : Novena in preparation for the feast of the Uganda Martyrs.
03 June : Pilgrimage to Namugongo
22 – 24 June : Triduum in preparation for the commemoration of the first Mass in Uganda.
25 June : Pilgrimage to Nabulagala in memory of the first Mass (1879)
02 July : Dedication of Uganda to Mother Mary (1879).
03 July : Birthday anniversary of Bro. Amans. Mass
18 October : Pilgrimage to Nalukolongo in commemoration of the expulsion of the
Missionaries from Uganda in 1888 and the Canonisation of the Uganda
Martyrs in 1964.
19 October : Perpetual Missionary Oath of Bro. Amans at Nabulagala, 1879. Prayer day for all religious in Uganda. Pilgrimage of Religious to Nabulagala.
7 November : Special Mass in remembrance of the departure of the pioneer missionaries from Nabulagala to Tanganyika (1882).
6 – 14 November : Novena in preparation for the martyrdom of J. Mukasa Balikuddembe
15 November : Feast of Balikuddembe. Mass at Owino Market.
20 December : Mass. Birthday anniversary of Mapeera (1853)
+ Feast Day of Mapeera-Nabunnya Pilgrimage Centre