UGANDA FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER
Creation of the Uganda Foundation
The Ugandan Spiritans are grateful to the Superior General, Fr. Pierre Hoch and his General Council for the creation of the Uganda Foundation that took effect on October 2, 2008. The Uganda Foundation will continue to work in close collaboration with the other circumscriptions in the Union of Circumscriptions of Eastern Africa (UCEAF) which include the Tanzania Province, the Kenya Foundation, the Ethiopia Foundation and the Uganda Foundation. These circumscriptions will share the houses of formation.
We congratulate Fr. Joseph Mary Kiganda for being appointed the first superior of the Uganda Foundation for a mandate of three years. Fr. Kiganda was ordained a priest at Mulago Parish in 1998. His first appointment was Spiritan Missionary Seminary as bursar and teacher of Christian doctrine. He moved to Uganda in 2005 where he was been the director of the Spiritan postulancy up to date.
We congratulate Fr. Aloysius Ndema for being appointed as the bursar of the Uganda Foundation. He was ordained a priest in 1987. He worked at Spiritan Missionary Seminary where he served as Rector for one year before he went for studies at Louven in Belgium. He earned a Masters in Liturgy. When he came back, he was sent to Congo, former Zaire, but the war there forced him out of the country in 1998. He worked at Monduli parish before he became the bursar of the East African Province in 1999. In 2002, he was appointed to Kenya where he has been working until his new appointment.
We congratulate Fr. Shio Joseph for being appointed the first provincial of the Tanzania province. Fr. Shio was ordained a priest at Njiro parish in 1995. His first appointment was Mulago parish, Uganda where he mastered the local language Luganda and was given a name “Male”. He served as a parish priest for Mulago parish between 1998 and 2002. In 2002, he was sent to CTU Chicago, USA to do a Masters degree. When he came back to Tanzania in 2005 he was appointed Novice master of Spiritan Novitiate, Magamba up to his new appointment.
We congratulate Fr. Martin Keane for his appointment as the first Superior of the Kenya Foundation. Fr. Martin has worked in Kenya for a long time. He served as District Superior for 4 years until 1994 when he was elected the Superior of the Irish Province. He came back to Kenya in 2004, worked at St. Austin, Nairobi then Mombasa before his new appointment. Fr. Paddy Roe will be the bursar. Benedict Wambua, Chales Odeny and Dominic Gathurithu will be the councilors.
We congratulate Fr. Martin Kelly for being appointed the superior of the Ethiopian Foundation. Before his appointment, he worked at Kimmage, Ireland, as director of students.