Dean of Studies

Dean Welcome to the website of St. Mbaaga's Major Seminary, Ggaba. This seminary is part of the universal ecclesial structure whose purpose is to train candidates to the priesthood. A priest participates in the mission of Christ the Redeemer. This mission of Christ the Redeemer is what is identified as the mission of the Church. And the mission of the Church is to bring the Gospel of Christ to people wherever people are found. The Second Vatican Council confirmed this mission in such documents as Gaudium et Spes (1965) and Ad Gentes (1965). Pope Paul VI, in the groundbreaking document on evangelization, Evangelii Nuntiandi (1975), confirms that "evangelizing all people constitutes the essential mission of the Church. Evangelizing is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church and it is her deepest identity. The church exists in order to evangelize, that is to say, in order to preach and teach the Gospel"