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
01: (1989) Erection of Kasese Diocese, detached from Fort portal Diocese. Its first bishop was Msgr Egidio Nkaijanabwo.
(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. (2005): 13th Death Anniversary of Pope John Paul II. He was buried on the 8th April in St. Peter’s Basilica.
Sunday of Divine Mercy. It was officially declared by Pope John Paul II, now a saint, on April 30th 2000, and is celebrated annually on the Second Sunday of Easter. (1978): 40th Anniversary of Priesthood of the Archbishop of Kampala, Dr. Cyprian K. Lwanga.
(1899) Arrest of Kabaka Mwanga and Omukama Kabalega and were later taken in exile to Seychelles Islands. Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord.
(1999) Installation of Most Rev. John Baptist Odama, as the first Metropolitan of the newly created Archdiocese of Gulu.
Mapeera-Nabunnya Pilgrimage Centre: Monthly Mass to pray for the cause of the beatification of Mapeera and Amans at 5.30pm.
(1975) Remains of Mgr Leon Livinhac, first bishop of Uganda, were brought to Uganda from Algiers (Algeria) by Archbp. Emmanuel Nsubuga. They are now buried at Nabulagala.
(1878) Fr. Simeon Lourdel (Mapeera) wrote his last will in which he clearly stated the reason why he was coming to this part of Africa: “Spreading the glory of God by expanding the kingdom of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the hearts and minds of the people.”
(1878) Departure from Algiers of the first group of ten Missionaries for East Africa. 5 for Tanganyika and 5 for Uganda. (1966): Erection of Kabale Diocese, being separated from Mbarara Diocese. Bishop Gervase Nkalanga of Bukoba Diocese, a native of Tanzania was appointed its Apostolic Administrator. (1999): Episcopal ordination of Mgr. Christopher Kakooza. Mapeera-Nabulagala Parish and Namugongo Martyrs Shrine: Monthly Mass to pray for the cause of the beatification of Mapeera and Amans at 6.00pm.
(1991) 27th Death Anniversary of Emmanuel Cardinal K. Nsubuga, a great devotee to the pioneer missionaries, especially Fr. Simeon Lourdel Mapeera. He died in Cologne, Germany, and his body was brought back to Uganda on 26th April and was buried at Nalukolongo Mapeera 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. (1976) Archbishop Emmanuel Nsubuga elected Cardinal, the first in Uganda. (2014) Canonisation of Pope John XXIII and John Paul II. It was Sunday of Divine Mercy
Feast of Our Lady of Africa. In 1882, two future martyrs, Andrea Kaggwa and Joseph Mukasa Balikuddembe were baptised by Fr. Simeon Lourdel at Nabulagala. These two were his first baptisms in Uganda.