Vocations

St. Charles Borromeo Junior Seminary – Itaga

St. Charles Borromeo Junior Seminary is the junior seminary for the Archdiocese of Tabora. It is a place where vocation to the priesthood is reared and nurtured in young boys who are still in their secondary level education.

As early as 1908 St. Charles Borromeo junior seminary was opened at Mugala, Ushirombo, and later on shifted to Itaga, Tabora. This was to give to the then Vicariate of Tabora the first three priests namely Fr. Fidelis Luziga, Fr. Raphael Kavula and Fr. Simon Makumulo who were ordained priest on August 15, 1928.

For years, since its foundation, St. Charles Borromeo Junior Seminary – Itaga has endeavoured to live up to Christ’s command: “Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations…” (Mt 28:19).

The Propaedeutic Seminary

Archbishop Mario A. Mgulunde Propaedeutic Seminary

This is the place that accommodates young men who are willing and aspiring to undergo priestly training in order to serve in the future as catholic priests and notably for the Archdiocese of Tabora. The Vatican II document on the training of priests (Optatam Totius) stresses that:

“To provide a more solid foundation for the students’ spiritual formation and enable them to decide upon their vocation with full deliberation, it will rest with the Bishops to set apart a suitable interval of time for a more intensive spiritual preparation.”

Catholic Bishops in Tanzania unanimously decided that a full year of solid training be made obligatory for all candidates before entering major seminary. It is during this one year that those who aspire for priesthood in the Archdiocese of Tabora stay in the propaedeutic seminary. The seminary is named after the former archbishop of Tabora, His Grace Mario A. Mgulunde (1985 – 2006).

List of Seminarians of the Archdiocese of Tabora

Below is a list of all seminarians of the Archdiocese of Tabora. This list includes those who are now in their spiritual formation year, those studying Philosophy and Theology as well as those who are in their pastoral year

No.

Name

Year of Studies/Formation

Seminary/Parish/Institution

1.       

Frt. Gabriel Wangabo

Further studies

St. Augustine University of Tanzania.

2.       

Frt. Frederick Machemba

Completed Theology

Pastoral Year

3.       

Frt. Peter Kayumbo

Third Year Theology

Segerea Major Seminary

4.       

Frt. Francis Budogo

Third Year Theology

Kipalapala Major Seminary

5.       

Frt. Joseph Mgejwa

Second Year Theology

Segerea Major Seminary

6.       

Frt. Clemence Baragaza

Second Year Theology

Kipalapala Major Seminary

7.       

Frt. Constantine Kagudi

First Year Theology

Segerea  Major Seminary

8.       

Frt. Clavery Gitanuka

First Year Theology

Kipalapala Major Seminary

9.       

Frt. Israel Bilama

First Year Theology

Kipalapala Major Seminary

10.   

Frt. Jacob Nsabi

First Year Theology

Segerea Major Seminary

11.   

Frt. Michael Mulokozi

First Year Theology

Segerea Major Seminary

12.   

Frt. Rescipius Muganyizi

First Year Theology

Kipalapala Major Seminary

13.   

Frt. Yakobo Mayengo

First Year Theology

Segerea Major Seminary

14.   

Frt. Emmanuel J. Mashenene

Third Year Philosophy

Ntungamo Major Seminary

15.   

Frt. John K. Matthew

Third Year Philosophy

Kibosho Major Seminary

16.   

Frt. Joseph Mihayo

Third Year Philosophy

Ntungamo Major Seminary

17.   

Frt. Clement M. Masuhuko

Third Year Philosophy

Ntungamo Major Seminary

18.   

Frt. Fransisko Rutaha

Third Year Philosophy

Kibosho Major Seminary

19.   

Frt. Stanslaus Kulebelwa

Third Year Philosophy

Ntungamo Major Seminary

20.   

Abel Paul

Third Year Philosophy

Ntungamo Major Seminary

21.   

Frt. Francis Tesha Masumbuko

Third Year Philosophy

Ntungamo Major Seminary

22.   

Frt. Lazaro Felix

Third Year Philosophy

Lumen Christi – Arusha

23.   

Frt. Titus Kabuga Mayagilo

Third Year Philosophy

Ntungamo Major Seminary

24.   

Frt. Paul Usiga Kagolo

Third Year Philosophy

Ntungamo Major Seminary

25.   

Frt. Emmanuel Jilungu

Third Year Philosophy

Kibosho Major Seminary

26.   

Frt. Aloyce Msankanyi Kanyele

First Year Philosophy

Kibosho Major seminary

27.   

Frt. Augustino Kavula Sindabakwila

First Year Philosophy

Kibosho Major seminary

28.   

Frt. Julian Moses Kangalawe

First Year Philosophy

Ntungamo Major Seminary

29.   

Frt. Emmanuel Michael Maganga

First Year Philosophy

Ntungamo Major Seminary

30.   

 Frt. Sylivery Petro Ntagaye

First Year Philosophy

Ntungamo Major Seminary

31.   

Frt. Adriano Charles Kababela

First Year Philosophy

Ntungamo Major Seminary

32.   

Frt. Yudathadei Mgelezya Maziku

First Year Philosophy

Ntungamo Major Seminary

33.   

Frt. Michael Elias  Masengwa

First Year Philosophy

Ntungamo Major Seminary

34.   

Frt. Erbert Imani Mishongi

First Year Philosophy

Ntungamo Major Seminary

35.   

Frt. Deogratias Charles Bundala

First Year Philosophy

Ntungamo Major Seminary

36.   

Frt. Gabriel Masangu Mwandu

First Year Philosophy

Kibosho Major seminary

37.   

Frt. Philipo Damas Ngasa

First Year Philosophy

Kibosho Major seminary

38.   

Frt. Laurent Elias Chambi

First Year Philosophy

Ntungamo Major Seminary

39.   

Frt. Andrea Willfred Kasoliwe

Formation Year

Archbishop Mario Mgulunde Propaedeutic Seminary

40.   

Frt. Arnold Agricola Kasibu

Formation Year

Archbishop Mario Mgulunde Propaedeutic Seminary

41.   

Frt. Benjamini Mihambo Chalya

Formation Year

Archbishop Mario Mgulunde Propaedeutic Seminary

42.   

Frt. Deogratias Matias Ngomela

Formation Year

Archbishop Mario Mgulunde Propaedeutic Seminary

43.   

Frt. Fidelis Aluwene Kityega

Formation Year

Archbishop Mario Mgulunde Propaedeutic Seminary

44.   

Frt. Julius John Lindo

Formation Year

Archbishop Mario Mgulunde Propaedeutic Seminary

45.   

Frt. Paschal John Kasonha

Formation Year

Archbishop Mario Mgulunde Propaedeutic Seminary

46.   

Frt. Philipo Edward Wankasa

Formation Year

Archbishop Mario Mgulunde Propaedeutic Seminary

47.   

Frt. Prospar Cassian Kinyaiya

Formation Year

Archbishop Mario Mgulunde Propaedeutic Seminary

 
Kibosho Seminary is a philosophicum found in the Catholic diocese of Moshi in Kilimanjaro region in Tanzania.
Ntungamo Seminary is a philosophicum found in the Catholic diocese of Bukoba in Kagera region in Tanzania.
Segerea Seminary is a theologicum found in Catholic Archdiocese of Dar es Salaam in Dar es Salaam city in Tanzania.
Kipalapala Seminary is a theologicum found in the Catholic Archdiocese of Tabora in Tabora region in Tanzania.
Lumen Christi is an institute of Philosophy and religious studies founded in Arusha by Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales.

Address
Archbishop’s House
Catholic Archdiocese of Tabora
Private Bag
Tabora
Tanzania, E.A.

Contact
Email: archbishops_office@yahoo.co.uk
Phone: +255 26 260 5608
Fax: +255 26 260 4000

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