Welcome to St. Jude Catholic Parish
St. Jude Catholic Parish, Mto wa Mbu is in the Catholic Archdiocese of Arusha. St. Jude was established in 1963 under the leadership of the Holy Ghost Fathers (Spiritans) who are still ministering the Parish today.
We have 30,000 baptized faithful and 20 Mass Centers, the furthest is 50 miles away. We have daily and Sunday Masses and Adoration.
I am Father Peter Mashaka Kway a missionary priest from the Holy Ghost Fathers. I work in the St. Jude Catholic Parish which is in the ArchDiocese of Arusha in Tanzania.
We have 20 mass centers and in these 20 mass centers we have so many needs. First of all, they are far away from the main center and the roads are horrible. We can hardly get there when it rains. In the mass centers we have many needs for example we have no water. So we are appealing to the well-wishers to assist us especially in drilling the bore holes.
We have no health centers. People walk miles to be taken care of. So we are appealing to the fans whereby we can build the health centers in different outstations.
We have no schools in these outstations because most of our centers are inhabited by the Maasai people and the Maasai people live in the bush and they have no facilities. So we are asking you kindly if you can support us especially in the area of education whereby we can build the nursery schools and primary schools.
And also the bigger problem is prolonged drought seasons and people have no food. Especially the children in different schools. As we visited them, most of them live in land without food in the schools. So we are appealing to the well-wishers to assist us especially in donating food.
Also, our catechists - we have more than 20 - we are appealing to help us with motorcycles which can lead them to different destinations especially in visiting our faithful.
So, kindly we are pleading for your support because these people are coming from a humble background and they have no access to water, education and health.
Help Us Finish Our Primary School
Students are ready to be enrolled but the classrooms are not ready! Our expected enrollment in our new primary school is 550 children.
Children are learning English, ABCs, sentences, counting, singing, and domestic and wild animals.
Support Our Health Center
Our health center administers vaccines for Meningitis, Hepatitis B, Pneumococcal, Measles, Polio, Tetanus, Diptheria, and Tuberculosis. We also provide essential HIV, Malaria, Syphilis, and nutritional check-ups to the population.
Brother Alberto Msindai, our sponsored pre-seminarian, is enrolled in Saint Charles Luwanga Seminary located about 62 miles from Mto Wa Mbu. Alberto Msindai is sixteen years old and began attending the seminary in January 2017 after completing Standard 7 in Mto Wa Mbu.