Welcome to Diocese of Arua

Celebrating Faith, Hope and Love.

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Diocesan Youth Day celebration- 2018 in pictorial

Diocesan Youth Day celebration- 2018 in pictorial
  Ugandan Catholic Bishops meet with Pope Francis

 Centenary of Ediofe Cathedral Parish in pictorial
 Centenary of Ediofe Cathedral Parish in pictorial
Diocesan Youth Day celebration- 2018 in pictorial

The Pastoral Coordinator’s Office oversees the pastoral activities of the Diocese. Several Diocesan Commissions are under the care of this office: the Liturgy Commission, the Catechetical Commission, the Catechists Commission, the On-going Formation Commission and the Commission for Ecumenism and Dialogue. Other offices in this Department include the Family Life Desk; the Catechists Desk and the Catechist Advisory Board.

The Pastoral Coordinator serves as Secretary of the Diocesan Pastoral Council. The office is located in the Christus Centre, Ediofe.

Background:

Before 1993, the Pastoral Department had no office space and the department activities were done by one person.

 

Goals of the department:

- Implement local and Universal Church Synods

- Coordinate pastoral activities in the Diocese

- Establishment of effective and efficient Pastoral Councils at all levels

- Promotion and animation of clerical and lay ministries

- Promotion of self-reliance in Christian communities

- Ensure co-responsibility and participation in the local Church

- Partner with other related departments in Pastoral issues

- Spiritual care of pastoral agents

Mission:

To search for ways for the faithful know that they are the Church in the work of Evangelization.

Vision:

A local Church, self-ministering, self-propagating and self-reliant living committed to Christ

Offices under this department are:

 - Pastoral Coordinator’s Office

- Family Life Desk

- Catechists Desk

- Arua Diocese Family Counseling Services (developing)

Activities of the department:

- Developing and printing Catechetical and liturgical materials

- Training and ongoing formation of Pastoral agents

- Counseling services for families

- Participation in Diocesan and Pastoral meetings

- Parish, Deanery and Vicariate pastoral visits

- Provision of pastoral materials to pastoral agents

- Retreats and recollection

- Pilgrimages

- Management of the pastoral Centres of Arua Diocese (Christus Centre, Maracha Pastoral Training Centre and Lodonga SPACE)


Personnel

Pastoral Coordinator:Fr. Aquilino Acidri
Phone:+256 772 885821
Email:aquilinoacidri@yahoo.co.uk
Assistant Pastoral Coordinators:Fr. Richard Idrifua
 Fr. Marcelino Waigo
Catechists Desk:Mr. Gabriel Afidra
Family Life Desk:Mr. Robert Adrabo
 Ms. Joyce Draru Adrabo
Accountant:Ms. Catherine Anderu
Receptionist:Ms. Grace Eleku


Address

Pastoral Coordinator's Office, 

Christus Centre,

P.O. Box 594,

Arua, Uganda.