Masses across East Africa on the occasion of the feast of St. Josemaria

26th June is the liturgical feast of St. Josemaria.

Saint Josemaría was canonised in 2002 and his feast day is 26 June. Information about his life, and favours granted through his intercession, are available here.

To mark the occasion, Masses will be celebrated in different cities and towns across East Africa. In many of these Masses, priests will be available for Confessions half an hour before the beginning of Mass. Mass details are given below.

City/town: Machakos

Date & time: 2nd June, 10.30am

Venue: Katolini Parish


City/town: Kitengela

Date & time: 16th June, 10.00am

Venue: St. Monica’s Church


City/town: Embu

Date & time: 16th June, 10.30am

Venue: Our Lady of Assumption


City/town: Meru

Date & time: 16th June, 10.00am

Venue: St. Joseph’s Cathedral


City/town: Gitugu (Murang’a)

Date & time: 22nd June, 10.30am

Venue: Gitugu Parish Church

Main celebrant: Bishop James Maria Wainaina (of Murang'a Diocese)


City/town: Nakuru

Date & time : 23rd June, 10.00am

Venue: Christ the King Cathedral

Main celebrant: Bishop Maurice Muhatia (of Nakuru Diocese)


City/town: Kisumu

Date & time: 23rd June, 10.00am

Venue: St. Joseph’s Church Milimani


City/town: Kisii

Date & time : 23rd June, 10.00am

Venue: Our Lady of Help, Ichuni


City/town: Kitui

Date & time : 23rd June, 10.00am

Venue: Our Lady of Africa Cathedral


City/town: Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)

Date & time: 23rd June, 10.00am

Venue: St. Peter’s Church


City/town: Kampala (Uganda)

Date & time: 26th June, 6.00pm

Venue: St. Augustine Church (Makerere University)

Main celebrant: Bishop Charles Wamika (of Jinja Diocese)


City/town: Eldoret

Date & time: 26th June, 1.00pm

Venue: St. Mary’s – Yamumbi


City/town: Nairobi

Date & time: 26th June, 5.30pm

Venue: St. Jude, Doonholm


City/town: Nairobi

Date & time: 30th June, 10.00am

Venue: Holy Family Basilica

Main celebrant: Bishop Joseph Alessandro (of Garissa Diocese)


City/town: Nyeri

Date & time: 30th June, 10.30am

Venue: Our Lady of Consolata Cathedral

Main celebrant: Fr. Kuria


City/town: Bungoma

Date & time: 30th June, 9.00am

Venue: Christ the King Cathedral


City/town: Kisii

Date & time: 30th June, 10.00am

Venue: Charles Lwanga Cathedral


City/town: Mombasa

Date & time: 7th July, 10.00am

Venue: Holy Ghost Cathedral


City/town: Thika

Date & time: 7th July, 10.00am

Venue: St Patrick’s Thika


City/town: Ongata Rongai

Date & time: 7th July, 10.00am

Venue: St. Mary’s


City/town: Eldoret

Date & time: 14th July, 1.00pm

Venue: Sacred Heart Cathedral

Main Celebrant: Fr. Castaños


City/town: Kigali (Rwanda)

Date & time: 25th June 12.15pm

Venue: St Paul's