St Paul’s Catholic Church Wanyororo
A Short history
St Paul Catholic Church Wanyororo started in the year 1975 as an outstation of the then Milimani Parish. Due to its tremendous growth of the faithful it was officially installed as a Parish by the late ArchBishop Ndinig Mwana ‘A’ Nzeki in the year 1979 under the patronage of St Paul, following the death of Pope Paul VI. St Paul has given birth to many other parishes which includes: St Peters Lanet, St Monica Lanet and St Mathias Mulumba Dundori.
The total population around St Paul Catholic Church is approximately 15,307 people of which approximately 6,000 are Catholics which stand at 45%. St Paul catholic church has shown high increase of those who are initiated in the sacraments. In the sacrament of Baptism st Paul Catholic parish has a total number of:
male infants 2,330
female infants 2,000
male adults 1,000
female adults 2,200
Those who are in sacrament of marriage are 500 and those confirmed are 3,500
Religious Men and Women
St Paul Catholic Church has not only shown growth of the faithful but also number of vocation to religious life. It has a total number of 4 diocesan priest 1 religious priest, 1 religious deacon, 3 diocesan seminarians and 6 religious nuns.
Outstations within St Paul Parish
The parish comprises of four outstations:
St Charles Lwanga
St Paul Catholic parish is surrounded majorly by schools which includes:
wanyorororo primary school, St Gabriel Mission school, Tabuga Primary school, Bavuni secondary school and Anestar group of schools.
Institutes within the parish
Currently St. Paul’s parish has one nursery school which was opened two years ago and has a total number of 45 pupils. We hope in the future it will grow up to a primary school.
Challenges encountered in the apostolate:
The main challenges encountered in the our apostolate are:
- a) Poor roads especially in the hilly side
- b) Many unemployed youths
- c) Poverty rate is high
- d) High rate of HIV/AIDS infection