Bukangara Parish

ST. JOHN’S BUKANGARA CATHOLIC PARISH
DIOCESE OF KASESE
P.O. BOX 448
KASESE

Bukangara parish front view - Copy

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
St. John’s Bukangara Parish is a newly founded parish in the diocese of Kasese.
It has been curved from Nsenyi and Kasanga Parishes
Before it was curved, Bukangara has been a sub-parish of Kasanga Parish
The local church of Bukangara started in 1933 by a small Christian community led by the Late Kanyungu Yuliana as the first catechist.
In 1985 Bukangara became a sub-parish and it was promoted by Late Rev. Fr. Emmaunual Bazarwa and Mr. Prutazio Kule became the first head Catechist.
In October 2002 we the Christians received news through the parish priest of Kasanga parish Fr. Emmanuel Tavulya Ndanda that Bukangara has been declared a parish but due to lack of enough priests in the diocese of Kasese, it is of recent last year in august 2010 that the first priest by the names of Rev. Fr. Patrick Mayani Bwambale was appointed the parish priest.

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PURPOSE OF STARTING THE PARISH
• Bukangara is established as a parish centre to improve on the spiritual renewal of the Christians and bringing sacramental life nearer to the Christians
• To reduce on the work load for the priests working in Kasanga who have been serving 67 out stations
• To help priests be more available for the Christians
• Presently bukangara is served by 34 catechists of these five are Eucharistic ministers

Bukangara is composed of five sub-parishes
1. St. John’s Bukangara
2. Kitsutsu
3. Kinyamaseke
4. Bunyiswa
5. Musyenene T/C
Bukangara has 24 local churches

MAJOR ACTIVITIES IN THE PARISH
1. Sunday worship
2. Preparing Christians for the reception of sacraments
3. Seminars and crusades
4. Equipping our churches with liturgical vessels and equipments
5. Constructing and renovating our churches
6. Brick making
7. Constructing schools and nurseries
8. Constructing fathers residence and the sisters convent
9. Home visitations
10. Farming/ agriculture
ACTIVE PROJECTS AND PLANNED ONES
1. Constructing fathers’ house and sisters convent
2. Brick making
3. Farming/ agriculture eg. Cotton growing, poultry keeping, piggery
4. Equipping our church with liturgical vessels and equipments
5. Public address system
6. Vestments
PLANNED ACTIVITIES
1. To have religious and catechetical programmes in families and schools
2. Have fathers’ house completed
3. Equip our church with more liturgical vessels and vestments
4. To expand and renovate the existing parish centre
5. Construct a parish administration block]fence the fathers’ house
6. Construct a workers’ house
7. To complete most of our local churches which are un completed in order to have a better place for Christian and proper worship
8. To have a water harvesting system because we lack clean water
9. To get means of transport ie. A vehicle and a motorcycle to ease pastoral work in the out stations
10. To have a dispensary/ clinic because there is no health service near
11. To set income generating projects for self-reliance and smooth running of the parish like tree planting, poultry, piggery etc.
12. To complete and improve on our schools such that we get productive citizens and improve on illiteracy rate and enhance human resource for integral development and have self reliant citizens
13. Strengthening small Christian communities

PURPOSE OF STARTING THE PARISH
• Bukangara is established as a parish centre to improve on the spiritual renewal of the Christians and bringing sacramental life nearer to the Christians
• To reduce on the work load for the priests working in Kasanga who have been serving 67 out stations
• To help priests be more available for the Christians
• Presently bukangara is served by 34 catechists of these five are Eucharistic ministers

Bukangara is composed of five sub-parishes
1. St. John’s Bukangara
2. Kitsutsu
3. Kinyamaseke
4. Bunyiswa
5. Musyenene T/C
Bukangara has 24 local churches

MAJOR ACTIVITIES IN THE PARISH
1. Sunday worship
2. Preparing Christians for the reception of sacraments
3. Seminars and crusades
4. Equipping our churches with liturgical vessels and equipments
5. Constructing and renovating our churches
6. Brick making
7. Constructing schools and nurseries
8. Constructing fathers residence and the sisters convent
9. Home visitations
10. Farming/ agriculture
ACTIVE PROJECTS AND PLANNED ONES
1. Constructing fathers’ house and sisters convent
2. Brick making
3. Farming/ agriculture eg. Cotton growing, poultry keeping, piggery
4. Equipping our church with liturgical vessels and equipments
5. Public address system
6. Vestments
PLANNED ACTIVITIES
1. To have religious and catechetical programmes in families and schools
2. Have fathers’ house completed
3. Equip our church with more liturgical vessels and vestments
4. To expand and renovate the existing parish centre
5. Construct a parish administration block]fence the fathers’ house
6. Construct a workers’ house
7. To complete most of our local churches which are un completed in order to have a better place for Christian and proper worship
8. To have a water harvesting system because we lack clean water
9. To get means of transport ie. A vehicle and a motorcycle to ease pastoral work in the out stations
10. To have a dispensary/ clinic because there is no health service near
11. To set income generating projects for self-reliance and smooth running of the parish like tree planting, poultry, piggery etc.
12. To complete and improve on our schools such that we get productive citizens and improve on illiteracy rate and enhance human resource for integral development and have self reliant citizens
13. Strengthening small Christian communities

catechists after pastoral meeting

ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE PARISH
 Settling and having the parish priest resident
 Improvement in the sacramental life ie. Christians are receiving them in time
 Installed electric power in the church and in the priests house
 Parish has 20 acres of land of which six are used for commercial purposes ie rented out to cultivators
 On our parish land we have a brick making project which has eased our construction programmes
 We have parish pastoral council executive in place
 The presbytery is under construction

CATHOLIC FOUNDED INSTITUTIONS
We have 8 (eight) primary schools:
1. St. John’s Bukangara p/s
2. Munkunyu P/s
3. St. Joseph’s Musyenene P/s
4. Kyaninyawandi P/s
5. St. John Paul Bunyiswa
6. St. Andrew Nyakasojo
7. Nyamighera
8. Katanda
One secondary school- Holy Dove Vocational Secondary School

Nursery school are (6) six
1. Kyesero
2. Nyakatonzi
3. Kathoma
4. Holy Dove
5. Kyaminyawandi
6. Rwengaju
ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE PARISH
 Settling and having the parish priest resident
 Improvement in the sacramental life ie. Christians are receiving them in time
 Installed electric power in the church and in the priests house
 Parish has 20 acres of land of which six are used for commercial purposes ie rented out to cultivators
 On our parish land we have a brick making project which has eased our construction programmes
 We have parish pastoral council executive in place
 The presbytery is under construction

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CATHOLIC FOUNDED INSTITUTIONS
We have 8 (eight) primary schools:
1. St. John’s Bukangara p/s
2. Munkunyu P/s
3. St. Joseph’s Musyenene P/s
4. Kyaninyawandi P/s
5. St. John Paul Bunyiswa
6. St. Andrew Nyakasojo
7. Nyamighera
8. Katanda
One secondary school- Holy Dove Vocational Secondary School

Nursery school are (6) six
1. Kyesero
2. Nyakatonzi
3. Kathoma
4. Holy Dove
5. Kyaminyawandi
6. Rwengaju