CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF TANGA
DIOCESE
The present area of Diocese of Tanga previously formed part of the Vicariate of Kilimanjaro before it was erected to Prefecture Apostolic of Tanga on 3rd May 1950. On 24th February 1958 the Prefecture was erected to the status of a Diocese. The Diocese comprises 34 parishes, grouped into four Deaneries of Tanga, Korogwe, Handeni and Lushoto. Population of Tanga is 1,734,301. Out of this population 229’301 are Catholics. Other religions and denominations with a good number of followers are Moslems, Lutherans and Anglicans.

The Diocese of Tanga, coterminous with the Civil Tanga Region, lies at about 50 degrees South of Equator and borders on the Indian Ocean in the East. North of Tanga Region lies Kilimanjaro Region and the Republic of Kenya; on the West lie Arusha and Dodoma Regions and on the South are found Pwani (Coast) and Morogoro Regions.

The Region occupies an area of 27,348 sq. km. and is administratively divided into 8 districts namely, Handeni, Korogwe, Muheza, Lushoto, Kilindi, Tanga, Pangani and Mkinga. There are 37 divisions, 136 wards and 538 villages. The Capital of the Region is Tanga City.

Climate:
Coastal areas throughout the year are hot with high humidity. In the mountainous areas it is cold especially during the months from June up to October; from November to May it is a bit warm. Usambara Mountains occupy an area of 80-sq. km. and are about 2,400 meter high.

ORDINARY

The Right Rev. Anthony M. Banzi, born on 28th October 1946 at Tawa, Morogoro Diocese in Morogoro Region, was ordained Priest on 29th July 1973. He was appointed Bishop of Tanga on 24th June 1994 and consecrated Bishop of Tanga on 15th September 1994.
Residence:
Bishop’s House, Raskazone
P.O. Box 1108, Tanga / Tanzania.
Phone: Residence: +255 2726 42417. Office: +255 2726 42 834;
Fax: +255 2726 43548. Mobile: +255784371245. E-mail: bishopbanzi@gmail.com
COLU Sisters.
Blessed Isidori Bakanja Convalescence House.
OFFICIALS AND DEPARTMENTS:

1. Vicar General: Very Rev. Fr. Martin P. Maganga, St. Theresa’s Parish, P.O. Box 968, Tanga / Tanzania; or: P.O. Box 1108, Tanga / Tanzania.
2. General Secretary: Rev. Fr. Thomas Kiangio, Bishop’s Residence, P.O. Box 1108, Tanga /Tanzania. E-mail: tkiangio@yahoo.com
3. Judicial Vicariate: Rev. Fr. Sylvester L. Nitunga, P.O. Box 1108, Tanga, Tanzania. E-mail: sludovick@yahoo.com Rev. Fr. Ernest Kipingu (Assistant), P.O. Box 1108, Tanga, Tanzania.
4. DIOCESAN PRIESTS’ UNION (UMAWATA): Rev. Fr. Odillo Shedafa, St. Joseph Mukasa Amboni Parish, P.O. Box 84, Tanga / Tanzania.
5. Finance & Procure: Sr. Phillipina Arudika, COLU., Procura, P.O. Box 1108, Tanga / Tanzania. E-mail: aphillipina@hotmail.com; procu70@yahoo.com; procuretanga@yahoo.com
6. Catechetical Department: Sr. Maria Yusta Mvamba, COLU, Directress of Catechesis, P.O. Box 1108, Tanga, Tanzania. E-mail: procuretanga@yahoo.com : Sr. M. Josaphat Mmbaga, C.O.L.U.: Principal, St. Paul the Apostle Catechetical Training Centre, Mlingano, P.O. Box 1108, Tanga, Tanzania. E-mail: procuretanga@yahoo.com
7. Caritas Director: Fr. John Sabuni, P.O. Box 44, Handeni / Tanzania. E-mail: frjohnsabuni@gmail.com
8. Director of Lay Apostolate & the Youth: Mr. Sylvester K. Mgoma, P.O. Box 1108, Tanga / Tanzania; P.O. Box 404, Korogwe / Tanzania. Email: smgoma@yahoo.co.uk; symgoma@yahoo.co.uk
9. Social Communications Executive Secretary: Rev. Fr. Richard Kimbwi, P.O. Box 1108, Tanga / Tanzania. Email: rkimbwi12@gmail.com
10. Radio Huruma: Sr. Dolorosa Kissaka, C.O.L.U., Monitor & Bursar, P.O. Box 1108, Tanga / Tanzania. Email: dkissaka@hotmail.com
11. Education Secretary: Fr. Stanslaus Baruti, Amani Parish, P.O. Box 54, Amani (Muheza) / Tanzania. Email: sbaruti@hotmail.com
12. Diocesan Laity Council Chairperson: Mr. John Oisso, St. Mathias Mulumba Parish, P.O. Box 53, Tanga / Tanzania. Cell: 0784418833.
13. WAWATA (Taifa): Mrs. Theodora Mtejeta (Vice Chairperson), P.O. Box 1108, Tanga / Tanzania. E-mail: katani1@kaributanga.com ; theomtejeta@hotmail.com
14. WAWATA (Jimbo): Mrs. Mary Singano, P.O. Box 1108, Tanga / Tanzania. Cell: 0784900002.
15. CSSC (Christian Social Services Commission) Korogwe District Education Lead Agent: Mr. Sylvester K. Mgoma, P.O. Box 1108, Tanga / Tanzania; or: P.O. Box 404, Korogwe / Tanzania. Mobile: 0784808420. Email: smgoma@yahoo.co.uk; symgoma@yahoo.co.uk
16. CSSC Tanga District Education Lead Agent: Sr. Seraphina Temba, COLU, Rosmini Secondary School, P.O. Box 676, Tanga Tanzania. Mobile: 0784337258.Email: rosminisecondary@yahoo.co.uk
17. CSSC Pangani District Health Lead Agent: Alphonsina Shao, Franciscan Capuchin Srs of Maua, Mivumoni, P.O. Box 35, Pangani / Tanzania.
18. Health & Lands Departments: Fr. Thomas Msagati, Secretary, Hale Parish, P.O. Box 483, Korogwe / Tanzania, Mobile: 0784418828; 0754380548. Email: msagati2002@yahoo.com
19. CSSC Tanga District Health Lead Agent: Sr. Flora Mushi, COLU,Tumaini Health Centre, P.O. Box 5437, Tanga / Tanzania. Mobile: 0782989690. Email: srfloratumaini@hotmail.com
20. Justice and Peace: Mr. Konrad Kambona, Chairperson, P.O. Box 947, Tanga / Tanzania; P.O. Cell: 0713 330132 / 0784696783 / 0787 007539. Email: mbulekakj@gmail.com
21. Ecumenism: Rev. Fr. Joseph Singano Kikoti, Secretary, Tekwa Parish, P.O. Box 40, Soni / Tanzania. Mobile:0786436814.
22. Liturgy: Rev. Fr. Odillo Shedafa, St. Joseph Mukasa Parish, P.O. Box, 84, Tanga / Tanzania. Mobile: 0712100116. Email: oshedafa@yahoo.co.uk
23. Pastoral Department: Rev. Fr. James Kabosa, Cathedral Parish, P.O. Box 84, Tanga / Tanzania. E-mail: jameskabosa@yahoo.com
24. Vocations Director: Rev. Fr. Simon J. Chakusaga, St. Joseph’s Soni Minor Seminary, P.O. Box 34, Soni (Lushoto) / Tanzania +255 787094252.
25. PMS Director: Rev. Fr. Paul Semng’indo, Cathedral Parish, P.O. Box 84 Tanga / Tanzania. Mobile: 255685770627; 255 755819897.
26. Union of the Religious (UWAJIKATA): Rev. Sr. Felicitas Lukindo, Superior of Rosminian Sisters, Muheza Convent, P.O. Box 5084, Tanga / Tanzania. +255 786143166
27. Catholic Teachers’ Union (UWAWAJITA): Mr. Yakob Isidori, P.O. Box 1108, Tanga / Tanzania.
28. Catechists’ Union (UMAJITA): Mr. Sixbert Nduguru, P.O. Box 1108, Tanga / Tanzania.

RELIGIOUS PERSONNEL WORKING IN THE DIOCESE:

Rosminian Fathers (I.C) 25
Rosminian Brothers 4
Rosminian Sisters 36
Benedictine Fathers (OSB) 3
Benedictine Brothers (OSB) 2
Holy Ghost Fathers (CSSP) 2
Passionist Fathers 2
Passionist Brothers 1
Capuchin Fathers 1
Capuchin Brothers 3
OSS Fathers 2
OSS Sisters 2
Sisters of Our Lady of Usambara (COLU) 451
Precious Blood Sisters (CPS) 15
Ivrea Sisters 4
St. Gemma Galgani Sisters 3
Franciscan Capuchin Sisters 9
Collegine Sisters of the Holy Family 6
Carmelite Sisters 3

Statistics:

Total Population of Tanga: 1,734,301
Catholics: 229,301
PARISHES WITH RELIGIOUS HOUSES AND INSTITUTIONS
1. Chumbageni Tanga, ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA – (1893). P.O. Box 84, Tanga / Tanzania.
COLU Sisters; Catholic Bookshop at City Centre & Pope John Paul II COLU Sisters; St. Anthony’s Hostel, COLU Sisters; Tumaini Health Centre, COLU Sisters; St. Anna COLU Sisters.
Pope John Paul II Pastoral Centre.
2. Gare,BIKIRA MARIAMPALIZWAMBINGUNI NA MTAKATIFU BERNARD –(1897), P.O. Box 126, Lushoto; DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE CENTRE; COLU Sisters.
3. Mlingano,BIKIRA MARIA MALKIA WA MBINGU –(1902), P.O. Box 306, Muheza.
4. Kilole, BIKIRA MARIA MSHINDI- (1937), P.O. Box 5, Korogwe; COLU Sisters; HurumayaMungu . (Divine Mercy) Sisters.
5. Lushoto, EKARISTITAKATIFU –(1950), P.O. Box 26, Lushoto. COLU Sisters; Precious Blood Sisters; Missionary Carmelite Sisters of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus.
6. Kwediboma, FAMILIATAKATIFU- (1950), P.O. Box 46, Handeni. Sisters of Divine Providence (Rosminians).
7. Mazinde-.Ngua, MARIA MAMA WA MATESO- (1951), P.O. Box 42, Mombo. COLU Sisters.
8. Potwe, BWANA WETU YESU KRISTO MFALME- (1953), P.O. Box 41, Mnyuzi Tanzania.
9. Rangwi, MOYO MTAKATIFU WA YESU (1953), P.O. Box 36, Lushoto / Tanzania. COLU Sisters.
10. Tanga, MTAKATIFU TERESIA WA MTOTO YESU, Barabara ya – 20 (1959), P.O. Box 968, Tanga / Tanzania; COLU Sisters; Sisters of Divine Providence (Rosminians).
11. Kwai, MTAKATIFU FRANSISKO KSAVERI – (1965), P.O. Box 73, Lushoto / Tanzania; COLU Sisters.
12. Kongoi, MTAKATIFU PATRIS – (1966), P.O. Box 65, Soni / Tanzania. COLU Sisters.
13. Muheza, YESU MFUFUKA -(1969), P.O. Box 83, Muheza /Tanzania. COLU Sisters; Sisters of Divine Providence (Rosminians).
14. Maramba, BIKIRA MARIA MKINGIWA DHAMBI YA ASILI – (1970), P.O. Box 17, Maramba /Tanzania.
15. Pangani, BIKIRA MARIA NYOTA YA BAHARI- (1973), P.O. Box 85, Pangani /Tanzania. COLU Sisters; Holy Spirit Sisters; Franciscan Capuchin Sisters of Maua (Tanzania).
16. Hale, BIKIRA MARIA MALKIA NA MAMA- (1974), P.O. Box 483, Korogwe / Tanzania. COLU Sisters; Ivrea Sisters; St. Gemma Galgani Sisters.
17. Handeni, MTAKATIFU PAULO NA IBRAHIM- (1976), P.O. Box 44, Handeni / Tanzania. Sr. Katharina Kraus (CRA).
18. Magoma, MTAKATIFU YOSEFMUME WA BIKIRA MARIA –(1976), P.O. Box 598, Korogwe.
19. Sakharani, MTAKATIFU YOSEF MFANYAKAZI – (1976), P.O. Box 40, Soni / Tanzania. COLU Sisters.
20. Malindi, MTAKATIFU TERESIA WA MTOTO YESU- (1976), P.O. Box 42, Lushoto / Tanzania.
21. Amani, BIKIRA MARIA MALKIA WA AMANI- (1985), P.O. Box 54, Amani / Tanzania. COLU Sisters.
22. Pongwe, MTAKATIFU PETRO MTUME – (1985), P.O. Box 298, Tanga / Tanzania. COLU Sisters.
23. Kabuku, WATAKATIFU GREGORI NA KATARINA – (1986), P.O. Box 61, Korogwe / Tanzania. COLU Sisters.
24. Mombo, MTAKATIFU YOSEF MUME WA BIKIRA MARIA – (1986), P.O. Box 56, Mombo / Tanzania. COLU Sisters.
25. Soni, MTAKATIFU MARTIN WA TOURS – (1989), P.O. Box 140, Soni / Tanzania. COLU Sisters.
26. Sahare, MTAKATIFU MATIAS MULUMBA, – (1990), P.O. Box 53, Tanga / Tanzania. COLU Sisters; Collegine Sisters of the Holy Family.
27. Manundu, MTAKATIFU AUGUSTINO – (1991), P.O. Box 120, Korogwe / Tanzania.
28. Tekwa, MTAKATIFU BENEDIKTI – (2001), P.O. Box 40, Soni / Tanzania. COLU Sisters.
29. Kwalukonge, MCHUNGAJI MWEMA – (2003), P.O. Box 34, Mombo / Tanzania. COLU Sisters.
30. Mkuzi, MOYO MTAKATIFU WA YESU – (2003), P.O. Box 267, Lushoto / Tanzania.
31. Mabughai, MTAKATIFU BENEDIKTI – (2010), P.O. Box 326, Lushoto /Tanzania.
32. Amboni, MTAKATIFU YOSEFU MUKASA – (2011), P.O. Box 84, Tanga / Tanzania.
33. Mtindiro, MTAKATIFU Francis Xaveri, P.O. Box 122, Muheza /Tanzania.
34. Misozwe, Parokiatarajiwa (subparish), P.O. Box 180, Muheza / Tanzania.
35. Mkalamo, Parokiatarajiwa (subparish), P.O. Box 397, Korogwe / Tanzania.
36. Donge, MTAKATIFU YOHANI MBATIZAJI, Parokiatarajiwa (subparish), P.O. Box 53, Tanga /Tanzania. COLU Sisters.
RELIGIOUS HOUSES:

1. Rosminian Fathers (Institute of Charity – I.C.), Very Rev. Fr. Firmati Tarimo, Provincial, East African Province of St. Josephine Bakhita, Rosmini House, Mwambani, P.O. Box 396, Tanga / Tanzania. Phone: +255 272644112; Email: rosminianseastafrica@gmail.com ; firmatitarimo@yahoo.com; tzprovince@habari.co.tz
2. I.C. Formation House, Gare, P.O. Box 126, Lushoto / Tanzania.
3. I.C. Novitiate, Lushoto, P.O. Box 100, Lushoto / Tanzania.
4. Precious Blood Sisters, St. Mary’s Kifungilo Convent, P.O. Box 1 Lushoto / Tanzania.
5. Apostolic Life Community of Priests in the Opus Spiritus Sancti (ALCP/OSS), Kabuku, P.O. Box 61, Korogwe / Tanzania.
6. Passionist Fathers and Brothers (C.P.), Zeneti, P.O. Box 169, Muheza / Tanzania.
7. Sisters of Providence (Rosminians): Convent & Formation House, Muheza, P.O. Box 5450, Muheza / Tanzania.
8. Generalate of the Congregation of Our Lady of Usambara Sisters (COLU), Very Rev. Sr. Gaspara Kashamba, Mother General, Kwamndolwa, P.O. Box 280, Korogwe / Tanzania. Tel: +255 27 2640786; Fax: +255 27 2640876; E-mail: kwamndolwasisters@yahoo.com
9. St. Patrick’s COLU Uzunguni Postulancy & Candidacy House, P.O. Box 280, Korogwe / Tanzania.
10. COLU Rangwi Novitiate, P.O. Box 143, Lushoto / Tanzania.
11. Capuchin Brothers (OFMCap), Mivumoni, P.O. Box 144, Pangani / Tanzania.
12. Rosminian House of Formation, P.O. Box 100, Lushoto. Phone: 02746328
13. Holy Ghost Fathers’ East African Novitiate, Magamba, P.O. Box 168, Lushoto / Tanzania. Phone: 02740218.
14. Sisters of St. Gemma Galgani, Chang’ombe, P.O. Box 220, Korogwe / Tanzania.
15. Holy Spirit Sisters, P.O. Box 85, Pangani / Tanzania.
16. Benedictine Fathers’ House (Domus Religiosa), Sakharani Chini, P.O. Box 40, Soni / Tanzania.
17. Franciscan Capuchin Sisters of Maua Convent, Dispensary & Pre-School, Mivumoni, P.O. Box 35, Pngani / Tanzania.
18. Collegine Sisters of the Holy Family, Bombo Area, P.O. Box 5012, Tanga / Tanzania.
19. IVREA SISTERS (Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception of Ivrea), Zeneti, P.O. Box 169, Muheza / Tanzania.
20. Missionary Carmelite Sisters of St. Theresia of the Child Jesus, P.O. Box 26, Lushoto /Tanzania.
21. Little Sisters of St. Francis, c/o Handeni Parish, P.O. Box 44, Handeni / Tanzania.
22. Masista wa Huruma ya Mungu (Divine Compassion Sisters), c/o Kilole Parish, P.O. Box 5, Korogwe / Tanzania; Manundu Parish, P.O. Box 120, KOROGWE / Tanzania.; Hills View, P.O. Box 404, Korogwe / Tanzania.
SCHOOLS:
1. St. Joseph’s Soni Junior Seminary, P.O. Box 34, Soni / Tanzania.
2. Kongei Secondary School, P.O. Box 61, Lushoto / Tanzania.
3. St. Mary’s Mazinde Juu Girls’ Secondary School, P.O. Box 90, Lushoto / Tanzania; Phone: 02740140
4. Kifungilo Girls’ Secondary School, P.O. Box 37, Lushoto / Tanzania; Phone: 02740201
5. Catechetical School for COLU (Congregation of Our Lady of Usambara) Sisters, P.O. Box 143, Lushoto / Tanzania.
6. St. Joseph’s Commercial School, P.O. Box 5084, Tanga / Tanzania. Phone: 02743119
7. Usambara Girls’ Secondary School, P.O. Box 517, Korogwe / Tanzania.
8. Tanga Don Bosco Technical Secondary School, Kange, P.O. Box 1108, Tanga / Tanzania.
9. Rosmini Secondary School, P.O. Box 676, Tanga / Tanzania; Phone: 02746048.
10. St. Catherine Secondary School, P.O. Box 51, Lushoto / Tanzania.
11. St. Catherine Pre & Primary English Medium School, P.O. Box 51, Lushoto / Tanzania.
12. Montessori Training Centre, P.O. Box 51, Lushoto /Tanzania.
13. St. Eugene Lodge Management College, P.O. Box 51, Lushoto / Tanzania.
14. Hale Parish Pre-School, P.O. Box 483, Korogwe / Tanzania.
15. Handeni Parish Pre- School, P.O. Box 44, Handeni / Tanzania.
16. Kwediboma Parish Divine Providence Sisters (Rosminian) Pre-School & Orphanage, P,O, Box 46, Handeni / Tanzania.
17. Kabuku Parish Pre-School, P.O. Box 61, Korogwe /Tanzania.
18. Kilole Parish Pre-School, P.O. Box 5, Korogwe / Tanzania.
19. Kongoi Parish Pre-School, P.O. Box 65, Soni / Tanzania.
20. Lushoto Parish Pre-School, P.O. Box 26, Lushoto / Tanzania.
21. St. Mathias Mulumba Parish Pre-School, P.O. Box 53, Tanga /Tanzania.
22. St. Peter’s Parish Pre-School, P.O. Box 298, Tanga / Tanzania.
23. St. Theresa’s Parish Pre-School, P.O. Box 968, Tanga / Tanzania.
24. Mombo Parish Pre-School, P.O. Box 56, Mombo / Tanzania.
25. St. John the Baptist Sub-Parish Pre-School, P.O. Box 53, Tanga / Tanzania.
26. St. Benedict’s Pre- & Primary School, Mabughai, P.O. Box 326, Lushoto / Tanzania.
27. Rosminian Sisters of Providence Pre- & Primary School, P.O. Box 5084, Tanga / Tanzania.
28. Pangani Parish Pre-School, P.O. Box 85, Pangani / Tanzania.
29. St. Martin of Tours Soni Parish Orphanage, P.O. Box 140, Soni / Tanzania.
30. Sakarani Parish Pre-School, P.O. Box 40, Soni / Tanzania.
31. St. Anthony of Padua Cathedral Parish Pre-School, P.O. Box 84, Tanga / Tanzania.
32. RMET (Rock Memorial Education Trust), Hills View, P.O. Box 404, Korogwe / Tanzania (Pre-& Primary School; Secondary School & Grade A Teachers College; Diploma in Early Childhood Education; Diploma in Special Needs Education).
33. Kwamndolwa COLU Sisters Pre-School, P.O. Box 280, Korogwe / Tanzania.
34. St. Patrick’s Uzunguni Candidacy & Postulancy for COLU Sisters, Kwamndolwa, P.O. Box 280, Korogwe / Tanzania.
35. Kwalukonge Parish Pre-School, P.O. Box 34, Mombo / Tanzania.
36. Maramba Parish Pre-School, P.O. Box 1518, Maramba / Tanzania.
37. St. Paul the Apostle Catechetical Centre, Mlingano, P.O. Box 1108, Tanga / Tanzania.
38. Muheza Parish Pre-School, P.O. Box 83, Muheza / Tanzania.
39. St. Peter’s Saruji Parish Pre-School, Pongwe, P.O. Box 298, Tanga / Tanzania.
40. Christ the King Potwe Parish Pre-School, P.O. Box 41, Mnyuzi, Tanzania.
Orphanages:
Casa della Gioia, Collegine Sisters of the Holy Family, Bombo Area, P.O. Box 866, Tanga / Tanzania.
Casa Famiglia Rosetta, Raskazone, P.O. Box 5012, Tanga / Tanzania. Or: Rev. Prof. Vincenzo Sorce, International NGO, Contrada Bagno, 93100 Caltanissetta, Sicily / Italy. E-mail: donvincenzosorce@tiscali.it

DIOCESE OF TANGA:

Priests’ list – October 2013

 

No. Name. birth

 

Ordination Assignment
Rt. Rev. Bishop Anthony M.Banzi 1946  1973 Bishop of Tanga Diocese
1. Mtoi Odilo, Rev. Fr. 1929 1960 Chaplain Kifungilo Girls’ Sec. School
2. Ushaki Vincent, Rev. Fr. 1930 1968 Assistant Parish Priest, Mlingano Parish
3. Nkondora Vitus, Rev. Fr. 1941 1970 Parish Priest, Mkuzi Parish
4. Maganga Martin, Very Rev. Fr. 1942 1972 Vicar General & Parish Priest of St. Theresa Parish
5. Kayanza Zachary, Rev. Fr.  + died 28/12/2013 1951 1975
6. Mavunga Denis, Rev. Fr. 1945 1975 Assistant Parish Priest of St. Anthony of Padua Parish
7. Msemwa Severine, Rev. Fr. 1947 1975 Parish Priest of Potwe Parish
8. Mbuya Fraternus, Rev. Fr. 1948 1976 Assistant Parish Priest of Malindi Parish
9. Mhuza George, Rev. Fr. 1954 1979 Chaplain of COLU Sisters at Rangwi
10. Gembe Francis, Rev. Fr. 1956 1981 Convalescence Home
11. Seng’enge Ernest, Rev. Fr. 1952 1981 Assistant Parish Priest at Misozwe Sub-Parish.
12. Mshami Richard, Rev. Fr. 1953 1981 Assistant Parish Priest of Mlingano Parish
13. Chambi John, Rev. Fr. 1957 1982 Chaplain of COLU Sisters at Kwamndolwa Convent
14. Rodoussakis Peter, Rev. Fr. 1982 Convalescence Home
15. Shekumkai Roman, Rev. Fr 1957 1982 Assistant Parish Priest of St. Mathias Mulumba Parish
16. Mahundi John, Rev. Fr. 1959 1985 Missionary in Mbeya Diocese
17. Singano Silas, Rev. Fr. 1956 1986 Parish Priest of Kwediboma Parish
18. Yagaza Severine, Rev. Fr. 1962 1986 Missionary in the U.S.A.
19. Mshami Paulo, Rev. Fr. 1956 1986 Parish Priest of St. Mathias Mulumba Parish
20. Titus Mdoe, Rt. Rev. 1951 1986 Auxiliary Bishop of Dar es Salaam (2013).
21. Mbena Joseph, Rev. Fr. 1957 1987 Parish Priest of Pangani Parish
22. Nyandwi Leopold, Rev. Fr. 1960 1987 Parish Priest of Kongoi Parish
23. Laurent Mapunda, Rev. Fr. 1962 1987
24. Zuakuu John, Rev. Fr. 1961 1988 Parish Priest of Malindi Parish
25. Baruti Stanislaus Fr. 1954 1989 Parish Priest of Amani Parish
26. Mavengero Emmanuel, Rev. Fr. 1961 1989 Parish Priest of Misozwe Sub-Parish
27. Ponera Thadei, Rev. Fr. 1963 1990 Parish Priest of Mazinde-Ngua Parish
28. Msagati Thomas, Rev. Fr. 1962 1991 Parish Priest of Hale Parish, Lands & Buildings; Health Department.
29. Semkuya Paul, Rev. Fr. 1958 1991 Parish Priest of Mkalamo Sub- Parish
30. Kimwemwe Edwin, Rev. Fr. 1962 1991 Convalescence Home
31. Mtunguja Anthony, Rev. Fr. 1958 1991 Parish Priest of Rangwi Parish
32. Kika Passian, Rev. Fr. 1963 1994 Parish Priest of Maramba Parish
33. Kikoti Joseph, Rev. Fr. 1967 1996 Parish Priest of Tekwa Parish
34. Mkamwa Thaddeus, Rev. Fr. 1967 1997 Vice Chancellor Academic affairs, S.A.U.T., Mwanza
35. Mahimbo Casmir, Rev. Fr. 1964 1997 Rector of st. Joseph’s Soni Junior Seminary
36. Mahonge Maximillian, Rev. Fr. 1965 1997 Assistant Parish Priest of Handeni Parish
37. Maivaji Elias, Rev. Fr. 1964 1997 Parish Priest of Mtindiro Parish
38. Sekija Joseph, Rev. Fr. 1966 1997 Dean of Korogwe & Parish Priest of Kilole Parish
39. Kiangio Thomas, Rev. Fr. 1965 1997 General Secretary, Diocese of Tanga
40. Kihiyo Martin, Rev. Fr. 1968 1997 Parish Priest of Muheza Parish; Chaplain of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Apostleship of Prayer.
41. Kiama Nemes, Rev. Fr. 1965 1999 Parish Priest of Sakharani Parish
42. Nitunga Sylvester, Rev. Fr. 1968 1999 Judicial Vicar.
43. Shekuamba Andrea, Rev. Fr. 1966 2000 Teacher & Formator at Segerea Major Seminary, Dar es Salaam.
44. Kabarega Gerard, Rev. Fr. 1970 2000 Lecturer & Chaplain at Ruaha University College (Branch of SAUT) at Iringa
45. Mkamwa Jerome, Rev. Fr. 1967 2000 Lecturer & Formator at Kibosho Major Seminary, Moshi.
46. Shemfumbwa Benedict, Rev. Fr. 1967 2000 Lecturer and formator at Segerea Major  Seminary, Dar es Salaam and Secretary of Ecumenism & Interreligious Dialogue.
47. Sabuni John, Rev. Fr. 1965 2001 Parish Priest of Handeni Parish and Director of Caritas.
48. Kingazi Donatus, Rev. Fr. 1970 2001 Parish Priest of Mlingano Parish and Dean of Tanga.
49. Mapunda Peter, Rev. Fr. 1970 2003 Assistant Parish Priest of Kongoi Parish
50. Shemdoe Maurusi, Rev. Fr. 1970 2003 Assistant Parish Priest of St. Mathias Mulumba Parish; Chaplain of the Sick and Prisons
51. Mngano Patrick, Rev. Fr. 1968 2003 Chaplain of COLU Sisters at Rangwi
52. Shetui Joseph, Rev. Fr. 1973 2004 Studying in the U.S.A.
53. Kimbwi Richard, Rev. Fr. 1972 2004 Coordinator of Social Communications and Director of Radio Huruma FM.
54. Masangu Alex, Rev. Fr. 1975 2005 Head of Department – Philosophy – at St. Augustine University of Tanzania, Malimbe Main Campus, Mwanza.
55. Shedafa Odillo, Rev. Fr. 1969 2006 Parish Priest of St. Joseph Mukasa Parish. Amboni / Tanga.
56. Temu Augustine, Rev. Fr. 1975 2007 Teacher at St. Paul the Apostle Catechetical Training Centre, Mlingano.
57. Semng’indo Paul, Rev. Fr. 1975 2007 Parish Priest of St. Anthony of Padua Cathedral Parish
58. Msigiti Severine, Rev. Fr. 1976 2008 Magoma Parish & PMS Director.
59. Kihiyo Clement, Rev. Fr. 1976 2008 Studying in Roma, Italy.
60. Kagaba Peter, Rev. Fr. 1975 2009 Studying in Vienna, Austria / Europe.
61. Mang’ongo Alfred Becketty, Rev. Fr. 1962 2010 Parish Priest of Manundu Parish.
62. Shirima Paul, Rev. Fr. 1976 2011 Assistant Parish Priest of St. Anthony of Padua Cathedral Parish.
63. Kabosa James, Rev. Fr. 1977 2011 Assistant Parish Priest of St. Anthony of Padua Cathedral Parish.
64. Kajiru Richard, Rev. Fr. 1976 2011 Parish Priest of Kwai Parish
65. Singano Peter, Rev. Fr. 1976 2011 Assistant Parish Priest of Kwai Parish.
66. Chakusaga Simon, Rev. Fr. 1976 2013 Teacher and Formator & Spiritual Director at St. Joseph’s Soni Junior Seminary.
67. Saguti Anthony, Rev. Fr. 1976 2013 Assistant Parish Priest of Kwediboma Parish.
68. Kipingu Ernest, Rev. Fr. 1974 2013 Assistant Parish Priest of Muheza Parish & Assistant Judicial Vicar.
 

THE RELIGIOUS AND INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE:

SN Name D.O.B Final Vows Ordination
1 Mitchell Anthony Patrick 16.07.1948 08.09.1975 13.06.1976 Ballyforan

Parish Priest -Kwalukonge

2 Shayo Polycarp Colman 30.10.1958 17.07.1991 28.06.1992 Moshi

Novice Master – Lushoto

3 Marandu Anthony Thomas 01.07.1961 17.07.1990 30.06.1991 Moshi

Parish Priest – Gare

4 Tarimo Firmati Cosmas 30.09.1960 08.09.1992 27.06.1993 Moshi

Provincial

5 Haki Augusti Lazaro 13.08.1961 08.09.1992 27.06.1993 Moshi

Teacher/Formator – Kibosho Major

6 Chuwa Ambrose  Marcel 06.12.1961 15.08.1995 29.06.1996 Moshi

Director – Kwalukonge Health Center

7 Malisa Stanslaus Casmiry 17.11.1962 15.08.1994 29.06.1996 Moshi

Parish Priest – Kibiko – Ngong Kenya

8 Kibiriti Emilian Atanasi 29.01.1968 06.08.2001 12.07.2003 Moshi

Director of Fundraising Office

9 Mpete Enhart Raphael 14.09.1968 06.08.2001 08.06.2003 Lugarawa

Rector – Ngong International House of Formation-  Kenya

10 Mwinami Vincent Mwanakoya 17.07.1961 06.08.2001  

Assistant Novice Master – Lushoto

11 Akello Thomas 08.12.1972 06.08.2001 19.08.2004 Kisumu

Administrator – Ngong International House of Formation – Kenya

12 Nitunga Diomedi Ludovick 30.10.1970 18.12.2003 07.07.2005 Maramba

Manager – Rosmini Secondary School

13 Alufwani Stanslaus Panyako 22.07.1973 12.10.2003  

Assistant -Kibiko Parish – Ngong Kenya

14 Feldman Geoffrey George 02.01.1974 06.08.2001 19.07.2008 Tanga

Generalitia Vicar of Spiritual Charity – Rome

15 Bahati Peter Abel 22.02.1964 11.10.2006 10.07.2007 Moshi

Parish Priest – St. Peter’s Saruji

16 Mwamunyi Victor Lehan 29.08.1968 21.11.2004 17.07.2008 Dodoma

Parish Priest – Lushoto

17 Omare Reginald Peter 15.02.1976 21.11.2004 Student Diploma in Accounting – Jordan University Morogoro
18 Kamau George Igiria 26.06.1972 11.10.2006 19.05.2007 Nairobi

Parish Priest – Mombo

19 Shayo Francis Thaddeus 26.11.1975 11.10.2006 21.07.2011 Moshi

Vocation Annimator – East Africa

20 Omondi Erick Otieno 25.11.1981 16.10.2010 31.08.2011 Kisumu

Studying – Post Graduate in Philosophy – Gregorian University – Roma

21 Massawe Fregiel Constantine 02.12.1976 16.10.2010 21.07.2011 Moshi

Postulancy Director – Gare

22 Agak Simon Omeno 26.11.1978 08.12.2012 Studying undergaraduate – The Beda College – Roma
23 Oisso Fulgence Epimaki 07.03.1978 08.12.2012 Studying undergaraduate – Lateran University last year – Roma
24 Mwanzia Richard 28.03.1981 08.12.2012 Studying Undergaraduate – Lateran University last year – Roma
25 Shayo Wilhard Bahati 05.08.1980 12.01.2013 Studying Undergraduate – The Beda College – Roma
Passionists:

 

 Name birth Profess/ ordination Assignment
 Roberto Dal Corso, Rev. Fr. 1962 1982 / 1988 Superior, Projects Manager, Pastor at Potwe Parish and spiritual Director of Ivrea Sisters
Placidi Siyoyi, Rev. Fr. 1975 2005 / 2010 Assistant Projects Manager, pastor at Hale Parish
 Engelbert Kilasara, Rev. Frt. 1981 First Vows 2008 Pastoral Year apostolate
BENEDICTINE COMMUNITY:

Name Birth Profess/ordination Assignment
Julianus Bombo, Rev. Fr. 1965 1997/2002 Superior
Athanas Meixner, Rev. Fr. 1938 1958 / 1964 Parish priest of Soni; Promoter of farmers
Damian Milliken, Rev. Fr. 1933 1953/1958 Parish Priest of Mabughai; Girls’ Sec. School Manager of Mazinde Juu & Kongei
Coelestin Rapp, Rev. Br. 1961 1981 In charge of Farm: forest, vineyard & livestock
Petrus Mumburi, Rev. Br. 1970 2002 In charge of Carpentry

 

HOLY GOST FATHERS C.S.Sp

1.     Benedict Kisoi Rev.Fr. 1970 1998 2004 NOVICE DIRECTOR
2.     Deusdedit Ambrose Tarimo, Rev. Fr. 1973 2002 2007 Assistant novice director

 

ALCP / OSS

Name birth Profess/ Ordination Assignment
1.Rev. Fr. Henry Kahumba 1968 2001 Parish of Kabuku
2.Rev. Fr. Urbanus Riziki 1965 1995 Assistant Parish Priest of Kabuku

OFMCap

name birth Profess./ Ordination Assignment
1.     Novatus Mrema, Rev. Fr. 1973 2005 Guardian: i/c of Farm and livestock
2.      Andreas Kiyanga, Br. 1961 1994 Vicar: assistant of Guardian
3.      Stephen Mboya, Br. 1949 1985 Gardener
4.      Giorgio Picchi, Br. 1940 1967 Chicken & hare farm; water supply, milling machines
More information visit diocesan website www.dioceseoftanga.org

JIMBO LA TANGA

NA              JINA                                          KUZALIWA/BIRTH UPADRISHO/ ORDINATIN EDUCATION MENGINEYO
00 Mh. Anthony M. Banzi 1946 29/07/1973 Philosophy:

Theology

Theology Diploma

Philosophy (PhD):

Uaskofu 15/09/1994
           
1 Fr. Odilo Mtoi 1929 21/02/1960 Philosophy & Theology  
2 Fr. Vincent Ushaki 1931 08/12/1968 Philosophy & Theology  
3 Fr. Vitus Nkondora 1941  06/12/1970 Philosophy & Theology  
4 Fr. Martin Maganga 1942 26/06/1972 Philosophy & Theology

Diploma Education

 
5 Fr. Denis Mavunga 1945 29/06/1975 Philosophy & Theology  
6 Fr. Severine Msemwa 1947 29/06/1975 Philosophy & Theology

 M.A Education

 
7 Fr. Fraternus Mbuya 1948 27/06/1976 Philosophy & Theology

Theology (M.A)

 
8 Fr. George Mhuza 1954 06/12/1979 Philosophy & Theology

B.A Education

 
9 Fr. Francis Gembe 1956 22/11/1981 Philosophy & Theology  
10 Fr. Ernest Seng’enge 1952 22/11/1981 Philosophy& Theology  
11 Fr. Richard Mshami 1953 22/11/1981 Philosophy & Theology  
12 Fr. John  Chambi 1957 25/11/1982 Philosophy & Theology

Theology (BA)

+16/10/2016
13 Fr. Roman Shekumkai 1957 25/11/1982 Philosophy & Theology

Theology (BA)

 
14 Fr. John Felician Mahundi 1959 04/11/1985 Philosophy  & Theology +26/03/2017
15 Rt. Rev. Titus Mdoe 1961 24/06/1986 Philosophy & Theology Uaskofu 01/05/2013
16 Fr. Silas  Singano 1956 24/06/1986 Philosophy & Theology  
17 Fr. Severine Yagaza 1962 24/06/1986 Philosophy & Theology

BA-MA Education

PhD Education

 
18 Fr. Paulo  Mshami 1956 24/06/1986 Philosophy & Theology  
19 Fr. Joseph Mbena 1957 24/06/1987 Philosophy & Theology  
20 Fr. Leopold Nyandwi  1960 24/06/1987 Philosophy & Theology  
21 Fr. John Zuakuu 1961 24/06/1988 Philosophy & Theology  
22 Fr. Emmanuel Mavengero 1961 27/07/1989 Philosophy & Theology  
23 Fr. Stanislaus  Baruti 1954 27/07/1989 Philosophy & Theology  B.A  
24 Fr. Thadei Ponera 1963 19/03/1990 Philosophy & Theology  

 

25 Fr. Thomas Msagati 1962 04/07/1991 Philosophy & Theology BA Accountancy

CPE Bugando Medical Centre

 
26 Fr. Paul  Semkuya 1958 16/07/1991 Philosophy & Theology  
27 Fr. Edwin Kimwemwe 1962 14/07/1991 Philosophy & Theology  
28 Fr. Anthony Mtunguja 1958 11/07/1991 Philosophy & Theology  
29 Fr. Passian Kika 1963 24/06/1994 Philosophy & Theology

Theology BA

 
30 Fr. Joseph Kikoti 1967 25/09/1996 Philosophy & Theology  
31 Fr. Thaddeus Mkamwa 1967 15/08/1997 Philosophy & Theology B.A Education

Social Anthropology

M.A Science Educ.

PhD Business studies

 
32 Fr. Casmir  Mahimbo 1964 15/08/1997 Philosophy & Theology

M.A Education

 
33 Fr. Maximillian Mahonge 1965 30/07/1997 Philosophy & Theology

Diploma Education

 
34 Fr. Elias  Maivaji 1964 09/07/1997 Philosophy & Theology  
35 Fr. Joseph Sekija 1966 09/07/1997 Philosophy & Theology  
36 Fr. Thomas  Kiangio 1965 16/07/1997 Philosophy & Theology

Theology Ph.D

 
37 Fr. Martin  Kihiyo 1968 15/08/1997 Philosophy & Theology  
38 Fr. Nemes Kiama 1965 22/08/1999 Philosophy & Theology Sociology  
39 Fr. Sylvester  Nitunga 1968 28/08/1999 Philosophy& Theology

M.A Can. Law &

 PhD Can. Law

 
40 Fr. Andrea Shekuamba 1966 15/07/2000 Philosophy & Theology

M.A. Dogma

 
41 Fr. Jerome Mkamwa 1967 13/08/2000 Philosophy & Theology

B.A. Theology

M.A. Philosophy

 
42 Fr. Gerald Kabarega 1970 08/07/2000 Philosophy & Theology

Theology B.A

M.A. Education

 
43 Fr. Benedict Shemfumbwa 1967 29/07/2000 Philosophy & Theology

B.A Islamology

M.A Islamology

 
44 Fr. John  Sabuni 1965 07/07/2001 Philosophy & Theology  
45 Fr. Donatus  Kingazi 1970 14/07/2001 Philosophy & Theology (B.A)  
46 Fr. Maurus Shemdoe 1970 22/08/2003 Philosophy & Theology

M.A Spiritual Theology

 
47 Fr. Patrick Mngano 1968 29/08/2003 Philosophy & Theology

Diploma Education

 
48 Fr. Peter Mapunda 1970 17/01/2003 Philosophy & Theology (B.A)  
49 Fr. Joseph Shetui 1973 07/08/2004 Philosophy & Theology

B.A Theology

Studying Education

 
50 Fr. Richard Kimbwi 1972 21/08/2004 Philosophy & Theology

(B.A)

Diploma Engineer in Electronics/Informatics Tech./Tone Tech.

 
51 Fr. Alex Masangu 1975 31/12/2005 Philosophy & Theology

Philosophy M.A

Theology M.A

Philosophy PhD

Theology PhD

 
52 Fr. Odillo Shedafa 1969 26/08/2006 Philosophy & Theology

Theology BA

 
53 Fr. Augustino Temu 1975 07/07/2007 Philosophy & Theology

Theology B.A

 
54 Fr. Paulo Semng’indo 1975 22/07/2007 Philosophy & Theology

Theology B.A

 
55 Fr. Severini Msigiti 1976 24/07/2008 Philosophy & Theology

Theology B.A

 
56 Fr. Clement Kihiyo 1976 31/08/2008 Philosophy & Theology 

Theology B.A                               

 
57 Fr. Peter Kagaba 1975 14/02/2009 Philosophy & Theology

Theology B.A

 
58 Fr. Alfred Mang’ongo 1962 2011 Philosophy B.A & Theology B.A  
59 Fr. Paul Shirima 1976 07/20/2011 Philosophy & Theology

Theology B.A

 
60 Fr. James  Kabosa 1977 08/08/2011 Philosophy & Theology B.A  
61 Fr.  Richard  Kajiru 1976 20/08/2011 Philosophy & Theology

Theology B.A

 
62 Fr. Peter Singano 1976 20/08/2011 Philosophy & Theology

Theology B.A

 
63 Fr. Simon Chakusaga 1976 13/07/2013 Philosophy & Theology  
64 Fr. Anthony Saguti 1976 08/08/2013 Philosophy & Theology  
65 Fr. Ernest Kipingu 1974 2013 Philosophy & Theology  
66 Fr. Ignas  Safari 1938 26/06/1972 Philosophy & Theology +20/12/1991
67 Fr. James Kweka 1937 29/06/1975 Philosophy & Theology +06/04/1999
68 Fr. Gerald Chilambo 1937 09/12/1969 Philosophy & Theology +11/01/2000
69 Fr. Charles Saguti 1968 15/08/1999 Philosophy & Theology +21/11/2000
70 Fr. Charles Mhina 1964 24/06/1987 Philosophy & Theology +14/10/2001
71 Fr. Casmiri Shekibua 1955 10/12/1980 Philosophy & Theology       +23/11/2004
72 Fr. Samweli Itatiro 1946 27/06/1976 Philosophy & Theology +07/05/2010
73 Fr. Bernard Chisi 1958 24/06/1994 Philosophy & Theology

B.A Accountancy

+09/05/2012
74 Fr. Egino Ndunguru 1942 09/04/1972 Philosophy & Theology

B.A Education

+25/10/2012
75 Fr. Casmir Magwiza 1948 29/06/1975 Philosophy & Theology +02/03/2013
76 Fr. Zachary Kayanza 1951 29/06/1975 Philosophy & Theology +28/12/2013
77 Fr. Peter Rodoussakis 1958 25/11/1982 Philosophy & Theology +25/05/2015