• East African Province Leadership

    We are an apostolic religious family of priests and brothers bound together in one indivisible brotherhood in service to the Church and in a communal response to the Lord’s mission.

The Superior General of Holy Cross

The General Administration for the Congregation of Holy Cross is located in Rome, Italy, and also the place of residence of the Superior General and his Council.

The Superior General is Br. Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C.


The organizational framework of Congregation of Holy Cross is structured as follows:

  • The Generalate (Superior General and Council, General Administration)
  • Vicariates (Vicariate Superior and Council) dependent on the Generalate
  • The Provinces (Provincial Superior and Council, Provincial Administration)
  • Districts (District Superior and Council) dependent on a Province
  • The Local Religious Communities, Residences and Apostolic Works under the jurisdiction of the Provinces, Vicariates or Districts.

The East African Province of Priests and Brothers is headquartered in Kampala-Nsambya Kabega Road Bishop McCauley Lane 3C1-Gogonya II Zone 

Br. Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C.

Superior General

Rev. Cyprian Binaka, C.S.C

Provincial Superior

Bro. Patrick Mugabo, C.S.C

Assistant Provincial Superior

Rev. Peter Mayanja, C.S.C

Provincial Steward, Councilor

Rev. David Eliaona, C.S.C

Councilor, elected

Rev. Fred Jenga, C.S.C

Councilor, elected

Bro. Joseph Kaganda, C.S.C


Rev. Leonard Olobo, C.S.C


Rev. Prosper Tesha, C.S.C


Infinite Singers-3
Rev. Lawrence Mwenya, C.S.C


Rev. Dennis Lule, C.S.C


Br. Moris
Bro. Morris Achana, C.S.C


Holy Cross Identity

Our mission sends us across borders of every sort. But wherever we go, we go as men vowed to God and to one another, witnessing to the Gospel and supporting men and women of goodwill in their efforts to form communities of the coming kingdom.

Making God Known, Loved, and Served

“we go as educators in the faith to those whose lot we share”
– Constitutions of the Congregation of Holy Cross, 2:12

Our motto is: Ave Crux, Spes Unica — Hail the Cross, Our Only Hope! And for 175 years, we have worked to bring the hope of the Cross to schools, universities, parishes and other ministries on five continents of the globe.

The symbolic cross and anchors “coat of arms” of the Congregation of Holy Cross has evolved since Blessed Basil Moreau founded our religious order in 1835.

A Family Serving Families

In 1837, Fr. Basil Anthony Moreau founded the Congregation of Holy Cross in a little town near Le Mans, France.

Love is a key attribute in Christianity. The love of God is a prevalent concept both in the Old Testament and the New Testament.

We share God’s love in various ways in our homes, places of work, local community, and throughout the world.

When we speak of “worship,” we are referring to the life of congregation: attending worship services, creating music, honoring life.

Church life means faith, relationship, discipline, service, responsibilities of church leaders and members, and much more.

The practice of the Stations of the Cross — also known as the Way of the Cross — really began when early Christian pilgrims retraced the steps of Jesus during His last days in Jerusalem.

Discern your vocation and discover the life God is calling you to live.

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