Support the Missions

The Archdiocese of Tororo, found in the Eastern part of Uganda has about 4 million people, of whom a little less than half are Catholics.  We have 47 parishes, each of which has 20 mission churches on average, served by 130 priests.  Therefore, each priest serves about 10,000 Catholics, and visits each village for Mass and the sacraments every couple of months.

As the Church of Christ, our mission is to bring Jesus to people, spiritually through the Word and Sacrament, but also through carrying out the corporal works of mercy.  Like your own priests and ministers, our priests and catechists celebrate the sacraments, teach catechism, and nourish the spiritual lives of the people in the churches. Together with the dedicated religious sisters and brothers, they run schools, orphanages, and hospitals and provide clean drinking water, support to the peasant farmers, and especially the care of girls and women, who are often neglected in many communities.  When my parishioners pray the Lord’s Prayer and say, “Give us this Day, our daily bread,” they are asking not just for the Body and Blood of Christ, but also that the Lord provide for their daily needs of clean water, food, medicine, education, and shelter. 

Like most low-income countries, the average income of our parishioners is rather limited, about $1,000 per family per year, which comes mainly from small-scale farming.  Yet despite their meager resources, the people support this work of the Church to the best of their ability.

But we have far more needs than local income is able to support.  That is why we are extremely grateful that your diocese and parish invite us to make this appeal to you.  We are grateful to have you as our brothers and sisters in Christ and in mission.

How can you help us?  What exactly does your donation do for our mission?

Pope Saint Paul VI once said that there are two types of missionaries; there are those who go to the missions in person and there are those who go through their support.  Thank you for being missionaries through your prayerful and financial support.

Be assured of the prayers of the Ugandan people, who come to know Jesus in his Word and Sacraments, whose lives are made a little better materially, because you who already know Jesus, help us to help them.

You can support the Archdiocese of Tororo Uganda #1087 through your prayers and monetary donation by making a check payable to THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH, 3424 Wilshire Blvd 3rd Fl., Los Angeles CA 90010, memo #1087. You may also donate online by clicking the donate button. When making an online donation, reference #1087 in the Memo box. Your donation is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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