Kasese Catholic Diocese

Kasese Catholic diocese is found in western Uganda bordering the republic of Congo in the west, Mbarara diocese in the south, Fort portal diocese in the east. The diocese is among the 19 dioceses in Uganda and was created in June 1989 from the mother diocese of Fort portal. Recently the diocese has received a new Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Francis
Kasese diocese covers an area of 3, 205sq. km, with a population of about 724,726 people, of which Catholics are about 366,410 people. The population is on high increase and at the moment the figures may be more than that. The diocese has got twelve (12) parishes and one (1)shrine , served by about 53  priests. There is an average of two to four priests being ordained a very year. The vocations are increasing due to the increase of major seminarians and minor seminarians.
Apart from spreading of the word of God, the local church in Kasese has excelled in other areas like education, health and social development. In the education department the church owns about 19 secondary schools in the district and its minor seminary is now among the best schools in the district. On health department the church runs one major hospital (Kilembe) and three health centres.
The local church has introduced microfinance to help its local people to develop economically. The presence of centenary bank branch in the diocese, which is now the active bank in the country, is the pride of the diocese and to all people of Kasese.
The diocese also runs other institutions such as St. Augustine’s catechitical and pastoral training center, St. John the Evangelist Minor Seminary, Kasanga technical Center, Kasese Catholic Social training Center and Kinyamaseke Youth center. There are also many schools around the town and always they hire cars from far as they attend different functions and excursions. We believe these institutions shall be hiring the min-bus.
This is the general background of the Kasese diocese on a tremendous growth with hope for the bright future.

BISHOP: Rt. Rev Francis Aquirinus Kibira.
VICAR GENERAL: Mgr. Landus Bwambale
CHANCELLOR Rev.Fr. Vito Kule
PASTORAL COORDINATOR: Rev.Fr. Expedito Masereka K
TREASURER: Rev Fr. Joseph Syathetha Kule

Head of Commissions.

Pastoral: Rev Fr. Expedito Masereka.
Planning and Finance: Rev Fr. Joseph Syathetha Kule
Caritas: Rev Fr. Anyesio Mbusa
Justice and Peace: Rev. Fr. Peter Basaliza Mubunga
Health: Fr. Richard Sausi Businge.
Liturgy and doctrine: Rev. Fr. Dr. Baluku Patrick Sunday.
Education : Rev Fr. Mbusa Joseph.
Social communications: Rev Fr. Sunday Augustine Masereka

Parish priests
1. Kasanga Parish: Rev. Fr. Leonary Sumbuko
2. Nsenyi parish: Rev.  Fr. Godfrey Sunday
3. Katwe parish: Rev. Fr.Alfred Masereka
4. Bukangara parish: Rev.  Fr. John Baptist Kule
5.Kyalhumba parish: Rev. Fr. Cosmas Asaba Musungu
6.Kakone parish: Rev. Fr. Cosmas Baluku
7. Kasese parish: Rev.  Fr. Joseph Kirungi.
8. Ibanda parish: Rev. Fr. Expedito Masereka Kisembo
9. Hima Parish: Rev. Fr. Peter Kunama
10. Kitswamba parish: Rev. Fr. Peter Basaliza Mubunga

11.Kitabu Parish: Rev.Fr. David Kiiza

12. Kyabikere Parish: Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Kule

13. Kabuyiri shrine : Rev. Fr. Julius Bwambale