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Welcome to Fort Portal Diocese.

Welcome to the diocese of Fort Portal. Find on this website information about the history of the diocese, its bishops (the Ordinary, and his Auxiliary), the main functions in the diocese, diocesan statistics, religious communities of men and women with their respective addresses, other institutions including seminaries, catechetical centre, hospitals and health centres, parishes, centres with resident priests, diocesan and relgious priests with their dates of ordination

Brief History

The Catholic Diocese of Fort Portal formerly belonging to Rwenzori Vicariate was erected on July 2, 1961, with Rt. Rev. Vincent Joseph McCauley CSC as its first Bishop. He was succeeded in 1972 by Rt. Rev. Serapio Magambo who served the Diocese until 1991, when Rt. Rev. Paul Kalanda took over as the third Bishop of the Diocese. His successor, the current Bishop, Rt. Rev. Robert Muhiirwa, was ordained and installed on June 15, 2003.

Rt.Rev.Robert Muhiirwa Akiiki

Born at Ibonde, Virika Parish, Fort Portal Diocese on 23rd Oct. 1958, ordained a priest on 11th August 1985. Appointed Bishop of Fort Portal Diocese on 18th March 2003; ordained and installed as Bishop of Fort Portal Diocese on 15th June 2003.

 

Rt Rev. Lokiru Paul Kalanda

TheRt Rev. Lokiru Paul Kalanda. Born at Buwunde, Masaka Diocese, on 24th Feb.1927, ordained priest on 21st Dec.1957. Appointed Bishop of Moroto on 29th Nov, 1980. Consecrated Bishop on 22nd March 1981. Appointed Bishop of Fort Portal on 28th April 1991, installed Bishop of Fort Portal on 3rd Nov.1991. Retired on 15th June 2003 and appointed Apostolic Admini-strator of Lira Diocese on 2nd Dec. till 9th July 2005.

 

ADDRESS:

Rt. Rev Paul Kalanda
Bishop Emeritus of Fort Portal
P.O.Box 1173,
MASAKA

 

Rt. Rev. Joseph Mugenyi Sabiti, Auxilliary, Bishop of Fort Portal Diocese

The Rt Rev. Joseph Sabiiti Mugenyi. Born at Nyansozi, Fort Portal Diocese on 8th May 1948. Ordained Priest on 1st June 1975. Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Fort Portal on 30th Jan.1999, Consecrated Bishop at Virika on 24th April 1999.

ADDRESS:
Auxiliary Bishop’s House
P.O. Box 214,
Fort Portal,

Statistics

Description Number

Area
Population
Catholics (Approx.)
Parishes
Priests (including bishops)
Diocesan Priests:
Active in the Diocese
Active on Outside Assignment
Active on Study
Seconded to other Dioceses
On leave/Sabatical
Not Active (Retired)
Incardinated elsewhere

13,553 sq. km.
1,472,621
1,000,000
20
92
86
61
11
7
2
2
2
1

Functions

HEADS OF DEPARTMENT

Post Name
Vicar General
Episcopal Vicar for Clergy & Religious
Judicial Vicar
Chancellor
Pastoral Coordinator
Treasurer
Internal Auditor
Education Secretary
Religious Education Adviser
Lay Apostolate Coordinator
Vocation Director
Youth Chaplain
Social Services & Dev’t Coordinator
Health Services Coordinator
Social Communication Coordinator
Director of PMS
Director of Planning & Management
Director, Land and Farms
Women’s Coordinator
Aids Focal Person
Director of Ecumenism & Inter-Religious Dialogue
Fr. Thaddeus Balinda
Msgr. Peter Kumaraki
Fr. Thaddeus Balinda
Fr. J. M. Vianney Makanda
Fr. Fulgencius Mugisa
Fr. Richard Sabiti
Fr. J. M. Vianney Makanda
Fr. George W. Mugenyi
Fr. Aloysius Tumwekwase
Msgr. Peter Kumaraki
Fr. James Isabakaki
Fr. Tarcis Baguma
Fr. Joseph Musana
Sr. Euphrasia Masika
Sr. Consolata Bitekerezo
Fr. Thaddeus Balinda
Fr. George Ahairwe
Fr. George Ahairwe
Mrs. Stella Kateeba
Fr. Robert Mutegeki
Fr. Athanasius Ahurwendeire

COLLEGE OF CONSULTORS:
Rt. Rev. Robert Muhiirwa
Rt. Rev. Joseph S. Mugenyi
Fr. Thaddeus Balinda
Fr. John Mary Vianney Makanda
Fr. Fulgence Mugisa
Msgr. Peter Kumaraki

Priests
 
Fr. Ahabyona Titus Winyi........................... ..........27.07.1997
Fr. Ahairwe George ................................ .............23.07.1994
Fr. Ahurwendeire Athanasius................................06.12.1997
Fr. Asaba Francis Mukidi................................ .......24.08.2002
Fr. Bagambaki Pauline Katorogo. .........................08.06.1975
Fr. Bagenda Charles ............................................17.08.1996
Fr. Baguma Tarcisi ................................................28.08.2004
Fr. Bainakanaama Fabius......................................07.08.1993
Fr. Balinda Thaddeus ...........................................27.06.1992
Fr. Balyabuuza Leo ..............................................23.08.1987
Fr. Bazaarwa Emmanuel ......................................23.04.1978
Fr. Binta Robert Isingoma.....................................31.08.1991
Fr. Birungi Stanislaus ...........................................09.08.1986
Fr. Bitekerezo Bernard..........................................12.08.2006
Fr. Businge Adolf ..................................................17.08.2003
Fr. Busobozi Adolf ................................................12.07.1997
Fr. Busobozi Venancio ..........................................23.08.2003
Fr. Byamukama David ..........................................06.08.2005
Fr. Byaruhanga Emmanuel ...................................14.08.2001
Fr. Isabakaki James .............................................11.09.2004
Fr. Isingoma Vincent Agutamba ...........................13.08.2005
Fr. Kabura Pascal .................................................12.07.1997
Fr. Kabyogamu Macarius ......................................13.03.1999
Fr. Kaija Peter Kateeba ........................................15.08.1980
Msgr. Kaijanabyo Hilarion ....................................11.12.1949
Fr. Kakwezi Benedict ............................................27.06.1992
Rt. Rev Kalanda Paul (Emeritus)........................21.12.1957
Fr. Kalenzi Joseph ................................................25.07.1993
Fr. Kaliba John William .........................................14.08.1983
Fr. Kamara Robert Rweru .....................................05.07.1993
Fr. Kankya Christopher Asiimwe ..........................31.08.2002
Fr. Kansiime Josephat Isingoma ..........................07.09.1986
Fr. Kasaija Bonaventura ......................................14.12.1958
Fr. Kasangaki Cyprian ..........................................16.08.1989
Fr. Kibira Aquirino Francis .....................................23.09.1984
Fr. Kiiza John ................................................ .......05.08.2006
Fr. Kinyata Hilary ..................................................01.12.2001
Fr. Kisembo Thomas .............................................17.12.1967
Fr. Kumaraki Peter ...............................................30.04.1978
Fr. Makanda John Mary Vianney............................27.05.1995
Fr. Mayombo Isaiah Nyakoojo ..............................03.08.1996
Fr. Muchocho Francis ............................................25.09.1999
Fr. Mugarura Augustine .......................................01.08.1985
Fr. Mugenyi George William ..................................27.06.1992
Rt. Rev Mugenyi S. Joseph (Aux.) .....................01.06.1975
Fr. Mugenyi Paul ..................................................04.09.2004
Fr. Mugisa Fulgentius Kaboha ..............................13.05.1995
Fr. Mugisha Benedict ............................................10.08.2002
Fr. Muhenda Francis Abooki .................................27.07.1985
Fr. Muhenda Francis Adyeeri.................................28.07.1990
Fr. Muhenda John ................................................17.05.1980
Rt. Rev Muhiirwa Robert (Ordinary) .................11.08.1985
Fr. Mujuni Joseph .................................................01.12.2002
Fr. Mukidi Christopher ..........................................09.08.1986
Fr. Mumanzi Adolph Ludigo ..................................20.08.2000
Fr. Murangi John Paul ...........................................15.08.2005
Fr. Musana Joseph ...............................................08.08.1998
Fr. Mushuhukye Irineo .........................................22.08.1993
Fr. Musingura John Bosco ....................................07.08.1994
Fr Mutangirizi Moses ............................................27.07.1997
Fr. Mutegeki Robert .............................................29.07.2006
Fr. Mwesige John Baptist .....................................11.08.2001
Fr. Mwesige Wilfred Eribankya .............................13.06.1981
Fr. Ndagiz’Imaana Izidore ....................................08.09.1985
Fr. Ndayambaje Silvino ........................................22.08.1993
Fr. Neema Peter ...................................................11.08.1990
Fr. Nganzi Bernadine ...........................................07.08.1988
Fr. Ngonzi Philip ...................................................15.08.1993
Fr. Ntsinda Peregrine ...........................................08.07.2006
Fr. Nyakairu Godfrey ............................................19.09.1998
Fr. Nyakatuura Udalko..........................................31.08.1991
Fr. Nyarwa Charles Light .....................................06.08.1994
Fr. Oyo Charles ....................................................31.08.2002
Fr. Ruyonga Joseph .............................................17.05.1980
Fr. Rwamwenge Joseph ......................................25.09.1999
Fr. Rwatooro Joseph Sabiiti .................................29.08.1999
Fr. Sabiti Richard ..................................................17.05.1980
Fr. Tibakunirwa John Chrysostom ........................09.09.1989
Fr. Tukwasibwe Patrick ........................................17.08.2002
Fr. Tumuhairwe John ............................................25.08.2001
Fr. Tumwekwase Aloysius ....................................18.09.2004
Fr. Tusingire Frederick ..........................................15.08.1989
Fr. Twinomugabi Sebastian...................................15.08.1998
Fr. Uw’Imana Jacent ............................................19.07.1981
Fr. Wamara Joseph ..............................................17.05.1980

 

Institutions

Virika Mother House
Banyatereza Sisters (Daughters of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus)
P.O. Box 370, Fort Portal
Chaplain:       Msgr. Peter Kumaraki  

Yerya Novitiate
Banyatereza Sisters
P.O Box 370, Fort Portal
Chaplain:Fr. Peter K. Kaija

Holy Family Convent (House of Elderly Sisters)
Banyatereza Sisters
P.O Box 108, Fort Portal
Chaplain:       Fr. John M. Vianney Makanda   

Kinyamasika Generalate
Brothers of St. Joseph the Worker
P.O. Box 214, Fort Portal

Virika Community
Brothers of St. Joseph the Worker
P.O Box 214, Fort Portal
Chaplain:       Fr. Cyprian Kasangaki 
Saaka Novitiate
Brothers of St. Joseph the Worker
P.O Box 949, Fort Portal

Virika House
Holy Cross Brothers and Priests
P.O Box 527, Fort Portal

Holy Cross Novitiate
Holy Cross Brothers and Priests
P.O Box 176,
Fort Portal
Kyarusozi parish

Holy Cross Brothers and Priests
P.O Box 214,
Fort Portal

St. Leo’s College
Brothers of Christian Instruction
P. O Box 24, Fort Portal 
Chaplain:  Fr. John Bosco Musingura 

Virika House
Holy Cross Sisters
P.O Box 372, Fort Portal

Kyarusozi Community
Holy Cross Sisters
P.O Box 372,  Fort Portal


Mabira Community
Sisters of our Lady of Good Counsel
P.O Box 214,
Fort Portal

Kamwenge Community
Evangelising Sisters of Mary
P. O Box 214, Fort Portal

Virika Community
Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Nyeri
P.O Box 945, Fort Portal

CONGREGATION OF PRIESTS AND BROTHERS

Congregation of Holy Cross
P.O Box 527, Fort Portal

CONGREGATIONS OF BROTHERS

Brothers of St. Joseph the Worker
P.O Box 214,Fort Portal

Brothers of Christian Instruction
St. Leo’s College
P.O Box 24, Fort Portal

CONGREGATIONS OF SISTERS

Banyatereza Sisters
P.O Box 370, Fort Portal,
Tel: 0483-4-22741

Holy Cross Sisters -Virika
P. O Box 372, Fort Portal,
Tel: 0483-4-22227
Chaplain:       Fr. Venansio Busobozi  


Evangelising Sisters of Mary
C/O P.O Box 214,Fort Portal

Sisters of our Lady of Good Counsel
C/O P.O Box 214,Fort Portal

Missionary Sisters of Mary Mother of the Church
P.O Box 185 Ibanda,

Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Nyeri
P.O Box 945,Fort Portal

SEMINARIES AND HOUSES OF FORMATION

St. Paul’s Major Seminary, Kinyamasika
P.O Box 39, Fort Portal,
Tel: 0483-4-22550

St. Mary’s Minor Seminary, Virika
P.O Box 179, Fort Portal.
Tel: 0483-4-2270

St. Adolf On-Going Formation Centre
P.O Box 214, Fort Portal

Yerya Novitiate
P. O Box 370. Fort Portal

Saaka Novitiate
P.O Box 949, Fort Portal

Holy Cross Novitiate
P.O Box 169, Fort Portal
Chaplain:       Fr. Robert Mugerwa, CSC ,

Nkuruba Cenacle  [Banyatereza Sisters]
P.O Box 370, Fort Portal
Chaplain:       Fr. Christopher Mukidi 

DIOCESAN PRIVATE SCHOOLS/INSTITUTIONS:

Nursery Schools:

St. Kizito Nursery School, Yerya
C/O P.O Box 214, Fort Portal

Holy Family, Kinyamasika
P.O Box 108, Fort Portal

St. Charles Lwanga Nursery School
P.O Box 450, Fort Portal

Banyatereza’s Golden Jubilee Memorial, Nyabukara
P.O Box 632, Fort Portal

 

Primary Schools: (list not exhaustive)

St. Charles Lwanga Primary School
P.O Box 450, Fort Portal

Banyatereza’s Golden Jubilee Memorial, Nyabukara
P.O Box 632, Fort Portal

Kaihura Villa Maria Primary School
C/O P.O Box 214, Fort Portal
Kyakatara Primary School
P.O Box 443, Fort Portal

 

Secondary Schools:

St. Leo’s College
P.O Box 24, Fort Portal, Tel: 0483-4-22080
Chaplain:       Fr. John Bosco Musingura 


St. Maria Goretti S.S.S
P.O Box 169, Fort Portal, Tel: 0483-4-22529


St. Stella Maris S.S.S
P.O Box 256, Ibanda

St. Joseph’s High School, Kyembogo
C/O P.O Box 46, Fort Portal

Kyarusozi S.S.S
C/O P.O Box 214, Fort Portal

St. Mary’s, Simbya S.S.S
P.O Box 1131, Bundibugyo

Great Mixed Academy S.S.S., Kanyamukale
C/o P.O. Box 214, Fort Portal

St. Adolf S.S.S. Wekomiire
P.O. Box 2, Kyegegwa, Kyaka

Mabira S.S.S
P.O. Box 214, Fort Portal
Chaplain:       Fr. Charles Nyarwa L. 

St. Michael, Kahunge S.S.S
C/O P.O. Box 214, Fort Portal

St. Thomas Aquinas, Kamwenge
C/O P.O. Box 214, Fort Port

HEALTH SERVICE INSTITUTIONS

Virika Hospital
P.O Box 233, Fort Portal

Yerya Health Unit
C/O P.O Box 370, Fort Portal

Kyakatara Health Unit
P.O Box 443, Fort Portal

St. Adolf, Butiiti Health Unit
C/O P.O Box 370, Fort Portal


St. Martin, Mabira Health Unit
C/O P.O Box 214, Fort Portal

St. Theresa, Wekomiire Health Unit
P.O Box 2, Kyegegwa

Padre Pio, Kamwenge Health Unit
P.O Box 1436, Kamwenge

Villa Maria, Kaihura Health Unit
P.O Box 1204, Mukunyu, Fort Portal

Nkuruba Health Unit
C/O P.O Box 370, Fort Portal

Rwibale Health Unit
P.O Box 1098, Kyenjojo

Busaru Health Unit
P.O Box 1131, Bundibugyo

St. Mary’s, Ihunga Health Unit
C/O Kitagwenda Parish
P.O Box 15, Ibanda

Kyembogo Holy Cross Family Cetnre
C/O P.O Box 372, Fort Portal

Kicwamba Health Unit
C/O Kicwamba Parish
P.O Box 195, Ibanda

Virika Pharmaceuticals Store
P. O Box 563, Fort Portal,
Tel: 0483-4-22229

Technical/Vocational:

St. Joseph’s Technical Institute
P.O. Box 778, Fort Portal

St. Joseph’s Technical School
P.O. Box 1303, Kabujogera

Ave Maria Youth Technical Training Centre
P.O. Box 214, Fort Portal


Kyarusozi Vocational Training School
P.O. Box 46, Fort Portal

St. Francis Technical School
P.O. Box 2, Kyegegwa

Bishop Magambo Technical School
P.O. Box 223, Fort Portal

Kyamatanga Youth Technical Centre
P.O. Box 214, Fort Portal

Josemaria Escriva Artisan Training School
P.O. Box 214, Fort Portal

Rosa Mystica Institute of Business and Vocational Training
P.O. Box 550, Fort Portal

Virika School of Comprehensive Nursing
P.O. Box 233, Fort Portal
Tel: 0483-4-22481

Parishes

BISOZI: Millennium Parish (2000)
P.O. Box 214,Fort Portal

BUGOMBWA: Annunciation of our Lady (1956)
P.O. Box 1131, Fort Portal

BUKWALI: Our Lady of Sorrows (1961)
P.O. Box 223, Fort Portal

BUTIITI: Our Lady of Salvation (1904)
P.O. Box 1204, Fort Portal

KAHUNGE: St. Michael (1963) 
P.O. Box 214, Fort Portal

KAMWENGE: St Joseph the Worker (1977)
P.O. Box 214,Fort Portal  

KANYAMUKALE: Centenary Parish (1995) 
P.O. Box 214,Fort Portal

KYARUSOZI: Holy Cross Parish (1994) 
P.O. Box 46, Fort Portal

KATOOSA: St. Adolph Ludigo (1984)
P.O. Box 1071, Kyenjojo 

KICWAMBA: St. Charles Lwanga (1993)
P.O. Box 197, Ibanda

KITAGWENDA: Holy Trinity (1969) 
P.O. Box 11303, Fort Portal

KITUMBI: Assumption the King ( 1986)
P.O. Box 214, Fort Portal

MABIRA: Assumption of our Lady (1989) 
P.O. Box 214, Fort Portal

NYAHUKA : Padre Pio (2007)
P.O Box 214, Fort Portal

TOWN PARISH: St. Charles Lwanga (1993)
P.O. Box 450, Fort Portal

VIRIKA: Our Lady of Snows (1895)
P.O. Box 76, Fort Portal

WEKOMIIRE: Maternity of the Blessed Virgin (1939)
P.O. Box 2, Kyegegwa

YERYA: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (1958)
P.O. Box 214, Fort Portal


HAPUUYO: Annunciation (2001)
P.O. Box 2, Kyegegwa

STS. JOACHIM AND ANNA, KIJURA: (2002)
C/o P.O. Box 223 , Fort Portal

Contacts

ADDRESS:
Bishop’s House
P.O. Box 914,Fort Portal, Uganda,
Tel: 0483-23006, Fax: 0483-22072,