MCBS African Mission

St. Vincent de Paul Parish – Kibamba was declared a parish on the 27th of June 2010 by His Eminence Polycarp Cardinal Pengo, Archbishop of Dar es Salaam and its care was entrusted to the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (MCBS), Emmaus Province. This new parish church will be one of several proposed satellite urban centres around the outskirts of the city of Dar es Salaam.

Short History

In 1970 a group of Catholic families of Kibamba began gathering together in their own private houses to pray. Subsequently they were given the chance to celebrate Holy Mass in the church of Anglicans. In 1982 the Catholic faithful themselves constructed a church using wood and mud. In 1983 it officially became an outstation of St. Don Bosco Parish, Kibaha. Fathers from Kibaha Parish came for Sunday Mass to the Kibamba outstation.

Through their local contributions and international assistance, the Catholics of Kibamba purchased land for construction of the parish church in 2005. Then, in 2007 His Eminence Polycarp Cardinal Pengo laid the foundation stone for building a new parish church at Kibamba. On the 27th of July 2010, the Kibamba outstation was declared as St. Vincent de Paul Parish – Kibamba and was entrusted to the care of the Emmaus Province of the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. The first Parish Priest and Assistant Parish Priest of this new parish are respectively, Father Prijo Joseph and Father Shaju Chacko. Today, there are around more than 1300 families in the parish, inclusive of those attending Mass at the parish. There are Sixty two Small Christian Communities active in the parish.

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Parish Preist: Fr. Prijo Joseph

Asst Parish Priest: Fr. Shaju Chacko

Services: Holy Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Catechism for Adult and children, Seminars

There are prayer meetings once in a week in the small Christian communities and Holy Mass once in a year in small Christian communities. Priests visit families of faithful regularly.

Pious associations for fathers, mothers, youth, children, vocation, ministrants, senior citizen, Sacred heart of Jesus, Legion of Mary and Catholic Charismatic movement.

Choir: St Cecilia Choir, St. Vincent de Paul Choir, St. Ambrose Choir and Angels Choir

Church Construction

The Construction of the Parish Church is going on well under the guidance of Construction Committee lead by Parish Priest.

Pastoral administration

Pastoral works are going on well by the help of different committees like Pastoral council, Liturgical Committee, Committee for Religious education, Committee for finance, association for choir, Committee for Pious associations etc.

Sunday school

We introduced Sunday school in the parish Its going on well by the whole hearted help of teachers from the parish under the guidance of the priests.

St. Vincent De Paul Society: this society is very active in the parish because the patron of the parish is St Vincent de Paul himself. They arrange charitable works once in every month in and outside the parish.

St. Vincent de Paul, Parish Kibamba, Po Box 90568 Dar es Salaam Tanzania Email: Phone: +255786234538,+255786234332

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