Martyrs Day Boston – Sunday June 14th | Theme – Ugandan immigrants celebrate, build new vibrant Community

Posted June 3, 2015 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Martyrs Day Boston ~ 3,101 views



WALTHAM, MA – Under the theme Community building in Unity, Love and Faith through Christ, the Ugandan Catholic Community in the Archdiocese of Boston (UCCB) will commemorate the Uganda Martyrs Day on Sunday June 14th, 2015 starting with High Mass at 1:30pm at St. Mary Parish 133 School St. Waltham, MA 02451. Thereafter, the community and all guests will gather for dinner at the Marriott Hotel located at 1 Mall Road Burlington, MA 01803.

Every year on the second Sunday of June, the UCCB gathers to honor the Uganda Martyrs Day here in Boston, Massachusetts. This year the event will mark the beginning of building a new vibrant community of Ugandans in the diaspora with a special reference to community building involving young people, teenagers, youths and adults.

The Uganda Episcopal Conference has delegated its Vice Chairman Rt. Rev. Joseph Anthony Zziwa, Bishop of Kiyinda-Mityana diocese to grace the occasion. The visiting bishop heads one of the Catholic dioceses in Uganda where three of the Martyrs were born. The three martyrs from Kiyinda-Mityana were Noah Mawaggali, Mathias Kalemba and Luke Banabakintu. The diocese is named after St. Noah Mawaggali who was plunged with a spear in the back, tied on a tree and eaten by dogs at Banabakintu’s home at Kawingo in Mityana where he was giving catechetical instructions to new converts. Mityana is forty-five miles from Uganda’s capital Kampala.

This year will also mark 51 years since 22 Uganda Martyrs were canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1964. The UCCB started celebrating the feast of the Uganda Martyrs since 2004 and every year comes with a special package. Much anticipated this year is the level of vibrancy and unity in organization by the UCCB members; plus the cultural entertainment included on the days program.

The UCCB has its final fundraising drive this Sunday at 3:30pm at St. Mary Parish in Waltham. For the evening dinner event at the Marriott Hotel in Burlington, guests will be required to have an entrance ticket of $50.00 for Children below 10years and $100.00 for all adults. Tickets will not be sold at the entrance. (UCCB Treasurer Ron Semakula Mayanja can be reached at  857-246-3975)

To obtain tickets and hotel reservations for accommodation, guests can visit WWW.UCCAB.ORG and follow the MARTYR’S DAY link for contacts. Also use our link on the website follow us on Facebook.

Jude Thaddeo Kafuuma 

UCCB Executive Secretary

Tel: (774) 386 7856, E-mail:

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