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Seven New Transitional Deacons

They are now transitional deacons ordained at Christ the King Cathedral in Moshi, Tanzania.   Please keep praying for them! The devil will try even harder to stop them for saying that final YES to ordination to the priesthood!   Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

11 February 2021 -
on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

Tumshukuru Mungu

Deacon Albert Lashayo 

Deacon Charles Sunday

Deacon Evarist Kaniki

Deacon Gabriel Moshi

Deacon Gasper Setus

Deacon Gastor Bahati

Deacon Isidore Mapendo

With great sadness we would like to announce the death of Rev. Fr. Victorin Riziki. Fr. Riziki passed away on 21st January 2021 at 9pm at KCMC referral hospital. His funeral Mass and Christian burial are scheduled on Tuesday, 26th January 2021 at Mwenge designated parish at 11AM. Fr. Riziki was born at Uru Parish. He was ordained in August 1976. He is a former rector  of St. James Seminary. His last assignment was at Himo parish. May Fr. Riziki Rest In Peace. Amen

Fr. Peter Lewanga passed away 11 January 2021.  His funeral is scheduled on Friday 15 January at 11 AM at Longuo church.   He will be laid to rest at the priests’ cemetery. Fr. Lewanga hails from Keni Parish.  He was ordained in 1977.  He most recently served as Assistant Pastor at Ushiri Parish.   May his soul rest in peace.

With great sadness the bishop of Moshi announces the demise of Fr. Deodatus Kaunare Kavishe from Mengwe Parish, who returned to the heavenly Father on Monday, November 23. His Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, November 28. May his soul rest in peace. 

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Bishop's Council Named

The following priests have been named
to the Bishop's Council:


Very Rev. Fr. Deogratias Matiika

Very Rev. Msgr. Paul Uria

Rev. Fr. Dr. Pantaleo Kitali

Rev. Fr. Prosper Siayako

Rev. Fr. Peter Materu

Rev. Fr. Valerian Msafiri

Rev. Fr. Thomas Chuwa

Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Ndekusara

Rev. Fr. Evaristi Miku

Rev. Fr. Jerome Silayo

Rev. Fr. Salutaris Mosha

Rev. Fr. Dominic Kimboi

Formation Team for Major Seminarians

The following priests have been named to the
Formation Team for Major Seminarians:

Rev. Fr. Jerome Silayo (Chairman)

Rev. Fr. Dr. Peter Siamoo (Deputy Chairman)

Rev. Fr. Antipas Kilasara (Secretary)

Rev. Fr. Dr. Faustine Furaha

Rev. Fr. John Senya

Rev. Fr. Dr. Rogatus Mavumilio

Rev. Fr. Patrick Asanterabi

2020 - New Priests are Assigned to Parishes

Padre Aristidi Riziki - Himo Parish

Padre Charles Aleluya - Mtimhoo Parish

Padre Deogratias Arumasi - Mahida Parish

Padre Galgano Sumaili - Kirua Iwa Parish

Padre Hiliari Furaha - Kirima Parish

Padre Leodegard Riziki - Uomboni Parish

Padre Mathias Kona - Karmeli Parish

Padre Valerian Larawa - Materuni Parish

Catholic Diocese of Moshi,  Chancery Office, P. O. Box 3041 Moshi, Tanzania. 
Phone: +255 272 752 157,
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Welcome Bishop Ludovick Joseph Minde

Bishop Minde, a native of the Catholic Diocese of Moshi, Tanzania, was installed as Bishop of this diocese on Thursday, March 19th, the feast of St. Joseph.   

32 of Tanzania's 34 bishops + 2 auxiliary bishops traveled to Moshi to join the celebrations.   While there, they spent two days in a retreat, praying for the end of the coronavirus.  

Archbishop Amani moves to Arusha! 

Following his appointment by the the Holy Father Pope Francis, Bishop Isaac Amani was appointed the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Arusha. He was installed on April 8, 2018 and became the 4th archbishop of Arusha, following the retirement of Archbishop Josephat Luis Lebulu, upon reaching the retirement canonical age. Archbishop Amani will truly be missed in Moshi. His ten years of pastoral ministry in Moshi will be remembered with nostalgia. 

Archbishop Amani, we will forever remember you
for being the living image of Christ in our midst.