OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019
The Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kampala His Grace Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga officiated at the opening of the Academic Year at St. Mbaaga’s Major Seminary, Ggaba on Sunday 30th September 2018. The Archbishop witnessed the Age-Old tradition of the Church that requires seminary lecturers to take an oath to uphold the Church’s teaching regarding Faith and Morals.
BLESSING AND OPENING OF HOLY CROSS HOUSE
After seven years of patient struggle and determination, St. Mbaaga’s Major Seminary, finally with pride unveiled the new extension of a new multi-purpose building. It has an oratory and it accomodates 65 seminarians, 5 guests in self-contained rooms and 5 staff members. This building also has a 600 seater main hall to cater for different functions of the seminary. This enormous project has been possible by the generosity of different institutions and donors.
His Grace Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, the Archbishop of Kampala officiated at this grand ceremony of blessing and openning the building. He was assisted by the Rector of the seminary Rev. Fr. Dr. Joseph Sserunjogi. The students community and staff in jubilant mood joined in the celebration with music and ululations.
NEW STAFF MEMBERS
In the Eucharistic celebration for the opening of the academic year 2018/2019, the Archbishop of Kampala who is also the President and Chancellor of St. Mbaaga’s Major Seminary,Ggaba introduced the new members of staff he has appointed as full-time resident fomators and lecturers.
- Rev. Fr. Thomas Tusuubira from Kampala Archdiocese.
- Rev. Fr. Dr. Hillary Munyaneza from Kampala Archdiocese.
- Rev. Fr. Dr. Joseph Mary Ssebunnya from Kampala Archdiocese.
- Rev. Fr. Francis Musoke from Lugazi Diocese.
- Rev. Fr. Alvin Lawrence Ttendo from Kampala Archdiocese.
Two members of staff have been appointed to other Institutions within the Church. Rev. Fr. Pontian Kaweesa, a longtime lecturer of Dogmatic Theology was appointed by the Vatican to be the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies at the Uganda Catholic Secretariat, Nsambya.
Rev. Fr. Yiga Lawrence Sseguya has been appointed as formator and science teacher at Christ the King Minor Seminary, Kisubi.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWLY ORDAINED ALUMNI
Nine newly ordained Alumni of St. Mbaaga’s Major Seminary, Ggaba from different Dioceses were welcomed and congratulated upon being elevated to the sacred orders. The ceremony which began with a grand dinner on Friday 12th October was characterised with speeches, entertainments, and awarding of gifts. On saturday 13th October, the Alumni offered a thanksgiving sacrifice of Mass to God who chose them to serve at the Altar as priests. The Alumni group of 2018 consisted of:
Rev. Fr. Alex Kambagira from Kampala Archdiocese;Rev. Fr. Andrew Kato from Kampala Archdiocese; Rev. Fr. Joseph Mugamba from Kampala Archdiocese; Rev. Bro. Fr. Andrew Kyagulanyi from Kampala Archdiocese; Rev. Fr. Cosma Masanga from Luweero Diocese; Rev. Fr. Gonzaga Mayanja from Masaka Diocese; Rev. Fr. Mbaaga Tuzinde Ssenkungu from Masaka Diocese; Rev. Fr. Moses Oboth from Lugazi Diocese; Rev. Fr. Dominic Acema from Jesus the Divine Master, Arua (in absentia).