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Centenary of Moyo Parish in Pictorial
Centenary of Moyo Parish in Pictorial
Centenary of Moyo Parish in Pictorial 
Centenary of Moyo Parish in Pictorial


New ordained L- R, Rev. Fr. Geoffrey Guma & Rev. Fr. Denis Roy Pariyo.


Bishop Sabino Odoki greets the newly ordained


Group photo at after Holy Mass

In June 1928, feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Msgr. Vignato Antonio, a Comboni Missionary, consecrated the newly built church of Ediofe and dedicated it to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The church, the future Cathedral of Arua Diocese, measures 45 x 14 meters. It was built without using cement and the termites during these 87 years have found the way to invade the walls and to destroy part of the timber of the roof. Besides, the number of Christians has increased dramatically.

The need of renovating and extending the cathedral was felt several years ago. A group of engineers and other professionals, born in Arua but living in Kampala, volunteered to prepare a new plan and organize some fundraising.

In April 2013 Bishop Sabino O. Odoki wrote a personal letter to each adult Catholic of the diocese asking a donation of UGX 5,000 (about $2) for the renovation and extension of the cathedral.

The Cathedral is reroofed. Plastering the walls of the interior of the Cathedral is on going. Windows are under construction.




REPORT OF INCOME AND EXPENDITURE

          INCOME

 

Name of Parishes

Total Contribution

1.      

Ediofe

  46,693,800

2.      

Christ the King

  21,322,700

3.      

Arivu

  14,265,850

4.      

Oluvu

  12,330,050

5.      

Koboko

  11,617,400

6.      

Ombaci

  11,443,600

7.      

Ajia

 9,277,950

8.      

Adumi

 8,635,100

9.      

Micu

 7,934,600

10.    

Otumbari

 7,760,900

11.    

Mingoro

 6,875,850

12.    

Maracha

 6,651,900

13.    

Oluko

 6,336,250

14.    

Oleba

 6,119,600

15.    

Logiri

 5,976,800

16.    

Lima

 5,934,700

17.    

Oli

 5,746,350

18.    

Metu

 5,061,900

19.    

Pokea

 4,959,650

20.    

Kijomoro

 4,816,400

21.    

Lodonga

 4,235,600

22.    

Vura

 4,184,100

23.    

Lugbari

 4,099,850

24.    

Obongi

 4,095,150

25.    

Moyo

 4,051,850

26.    

Yumbe

 3,854,350

27.    

Odravu

 3,715,300

28.    

Kureku

 3,698,600

29.    

Aripea

 3,023,150

30.    

Ocodri

 2,648,900

31.    

Nyio

 2,525,350

32.    

Obi

 2,468,500

33.    

Ragem

 1,909,000

34.    

Tara

 1,849,000

35.    

Pakele

 1,844,600

36.    

Nyadri

 1,843,050

37.    

Offude

 1,672,000

38.    

Adjumani

 1,612,000

39.    

Djaipi

 1,543,500

40.    

Laropi

 1,449,350

41.    

Oriajini

 1,115,400

 

Total from Parishes

267,199,950


 

 

Institutions and Private Donors

 

1.      

Fund raising

  45,000,000

2.      

Arua Kampala community

  44,152,000

3.      

Idro Taban (c/o KKT)

  25,000,000

4.      

Bishop Sabino Ocan Odoki

  25,000,000

5.      

Centenary bank

  10,000,000

6.      

Samuel Lotigo (c/o KKT)

  10,000,000

7.      

Ediofe Dispensary (Sr. Paula)

 6,600,000

8.      

Namugongo Pilgrimage

 6,500,000

9.      

DAC

 4,105,000

10.    

Bishop's instolation balance

 3,000,000

11.    

Chrism Mass launch - Feb.2010

 2,831,500

12.    

Priests of Arua Diocese Chrismass

 2,730,000

13.    

Caritas Department & Staff

 2,250,000

14.    

Maracha Hospital staff

 2,177,700

15.    

Hon. Bako Christine Abia

 1,800,000

16.    

Radio Pacis & Staff

 1,666,000

17.    

Austrian Pilgrim contribution

 1,643,700

18.    

Bank Deposit 2/7/2014

 1,600,000

19.    

Finance Department

 1,550,000

20.    

Mr. Vincent - Slumberland

 1,500,000

21.    

Deposits with no identifications

 1,019,200

22.    

Peter Otoma(20/12/2011)

 1,000,000

23.    

Ben Pajo c/o Fr. Kasozi ($400)

  938,000

24.    

Nile Bus Company

  930,000

25.    

Deposits with no identifications

  915,500

26.    

St.Daniel Comboni UK Community

  792,600

27.    

Our lady help of the sick

  600,000

28.    

Mr Candia Tom Aliti

  600,000

29.    

Doris Amaniyo c/o Fr. Peter Debo)

  500,000

30.    

Flamino VCT School

  500,000

31.    

Mr. Maku Martin Aza

  500,000

32.    

St. John Bosco Teacher college

  500,000

33.    

Pro. Christine Dranzoa

  500,000

34.    

Fr. Tonino's Golden Jubilee Cel' offertory

  497,150

35.    

Logiri Girl's SSS Staff

  410,000

36.    

Simon Kego C.K. K'la (c/o Bp.Sabino)

  400,000

37.    

Centenary Bank Staff

  300,000

38.    

Comboni Missionary Sisters

  266,000

39.    

Little sisters of Mary Imma-Ediofe

  238,000

40.    

Austrian Pilgrim entertainment

  171,650

41.    

St. Mary Ediofe Girl's SSS

  136,400

42.    

Ombaci P/sch (Ombaci Parish)

  121,300

43.    

Fr. Epiphany Picho O

  100,000

44.    

Ventorina Tiko (Ediofe)

  100,000

45.    

Peter (22/7/2011)

 90,000

46.    

Peter Modi O (27/12/2011)

 70,000

47.    

Lodonga Demo P/sch (Lodonga Parish)

 67,200

48.    

Marian Bros.

 50,000

49.    

Sartori Memorial High School Obi

 50,000

50.    

Health Department

 50,000

51.    

Lay Helpers

 50,000

52.    

Salome Efukia (Ragem)

 50,000

53.    

Michael Ariku (Ragem)

 50,000

54.    

Dr. Emmanuel Odar (Ragem)

 50,000

55.    

Dina Openjitho (Ragem)

 50,000

56.    

Nesta Ayikoru (Ediofe)

 50,000

57.    

St.Joseph's College Ombaci (Ombaci Parish)

 50,000

58.    

Oreku P/Sch (Ombaci Parish)

 40,700

59.    

Rose Aliru (Ediofe)

 40,000

60.    

Orawa P/Sch (Ombaci Parish)

 35,800

61.    

Cafeteria Staff

 35,000

62.    

Pokea Seminary

 30,000

63.    

Florence Jurua

 30,000

64.    

Arima Innocent (Ediofe)

 30,000

65.    

Ombaci Satillite P/Sch (Ombaci Parish)

 23,000

66.    

Ariuvu P/Sch (Ombaci Parish)

 23,000

67.    

Bp. Taratino Memorial SSS Staff

 20,000

68.    

Teresa Amviko (Ediofe)

 20,000

69.    

Santa Asizu (Ediofe)

 20,000

70.    

Dedoru B Julie (Ediofe)

 20,000

71.    

Security Group ULTD

 15,000

72.    

Alimasi Hermann

 10,000

73.    

Otumbari (Mr. Anguyo L)

 10,000

74.    

Latibo Isaac

5,000

75.    

NN.

5,000

 

Total

212,281,400

                                                            Summary of Income

Donations from the Christians of Arua Diocese

UGX 479,481,350

$191,792.54

Donations from outside Uganda

315,385,015

$126,154.00

Rottenburg Stuttgart Diocese-Germany

  101,053,440

€30,000


Pastoral Solidarity Fund-USA

  87,370,375

$30,000

Generalate Comboni Missionaries-Rome

  64,680,000

$25,000

Roma Propaganda Fide-Rome

  62,281,200

$25,000

Grand Total Income

794,866,365

$317,954.54

                                                               EXPENDITURE

 

Items

Total

1.      

Roofing

  151,106,400

2.      

Bricks from Kampala

  125,748,043

3.      

Contractor's labour

  122,263,400

4.      

Cement

  95,513,000

5.      

Management

  30,948,700

6.      

Labour

  20,667,000

7.      

Stones/aggregates

  17,250,000

8.      

Reinforcement bars

  17,181,900

9.      

Equipment

  17,174,000

10.    

Timber & Poles

  16,085,000

11.    

Electrical

  13,903,000

12.    

Preliminary

  11,545,000

13.    

Sand

 8,954,000

14.    

Transport

 7,976,000

15.    

Nails

 2,815,500

16.    

Food

 2,676,800

17.    

Bank charges

  984,930

 

Total Expenditure

662,792,673

                                                                                 

Cash at hand UGX 132,073,692 on August 5, 2015

 

 

 

UGX

USD$

Income from the Christians of Arua Diocese

479,481,350

191,792.54

Income from donors outside Uganda

315,385,01

126,154.00

Rottenburg Stuttgart Diocese-Germany

  101,053,440

101,053,440

Pastoral Solidarity Fund-USA

  87,370,375

$30,000

Generalate Comboni Missionaries-Rome

64,680,000

$25,000

Roma Propaganda Fide-Rome

62,281,200

$25,000

Grand Total of Income

794,866,365

317,954.54

Total Expenditure

662,792,673

265,117.06

Cash at hand on August 5, 2015

132,073,692

52,829.47