Holy Cross Parish Bugembe, Jinja-Uganda

Holy Cross Parish Bugembe is located in Bugembe along Jinja – Malaba Highway, 3 Km away from Jinja Town. It is under the Catholic diocese of Jinja. It was started by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1990 and it has the following centers.

  • Bugembe, St. Luke
  • Wanyange, St. Andrew
  • Buwekula, St. Jude
  • Kalungami, St. Kizito
  • Budumbuli, St. Augustine (Proposed)
  • Wairaka, (Proposed)
…Christ was anointed to bring good news to the poor, release for prisoners, sight for the blind, restoration for every broken victim. Our efforts, which are his, reach out to the afflicted and in a preferential way to the poor and the oppressed. We come not just as servants but as their neighbors, to be with them and of them.

The Parish has several lay apostolic movements and these include: Married Couples, Women, Men, Youths, Legion of Mary, St. Jude, PMC, Charismatic Renewal, Purgatory, Sacred Heart of Jesus and “I thirst” for the needy in addition to BUCHAM for HIV/ AIDS programs. As part of its outreach efforts, Holy Cross Parish runs the four primary schools where children can both play and learn. There is an HIV/AIDS program (BUCHAM), a volunteer counselling and testing center, “I Thirst” program for the poor, elderly and needy, and a Youth Centre. The church also provides food and clothing for the needy.