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

  • To organise 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

02 June Closed

: Ascension of the Lord

03 June Closed

: Feast of the Uganda Martyrs. Pilgrimage to Namugongo. Gulu Archdiocese will lead the celebrations. Theme: “Obey God always and everywhere” (Acts 4: 19)

09 June Closed

: Pentecost Sunday

16 June Closed

: The Most Holy Trinity : African Child

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).

20 June Closed

: Our Lady of Consolata

21 June Closed

: Triduum in preparation for the commemoration of the First Mass in Uganda. Masses at Nabulagala at 5.00pm.

23 June Closed

: Corpus Christi Sunday

24 June Ongoing

: Feast of The Nativity of St. John the Baptist : (2007): Mapeera-Nabulagala Catholic Parish was officially inaugurated by the Archbishop of Kampala, Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga. St. John the Baptist is its Patron Saint.