Welcome to St. Jude Catholic Parish

St. Jude Catholic Parish, Mto wa Mbu is in the Catholic Archdiocese of Arusha. St. Jude was established in 1963 under the leadership of the Holy Ghost Fathers (Spiritans) who are still ministering the Parish today.

We have 30,000 baptized faithful and 20 Mass Centers, the furthest is 50 miles away. We have daily and Sunday Masses and Adoration.

I am Father Peter Mashaka Kway a missionary priest from the Holy Ghost Fathers. I work in the St. Jude Catholic Parish which is in the ArchDiocese of Arusha in Tanzania.

We have 20 mass centers and in these 20 mass centers we have so many needs. First of all, they are far away from the main center and the roads are horrible. We can hardly get there when it rains. In the mass centers we have many needs for example we have no water. So we are appealing to the well-wishers to assist us especially in drilling the bore holes.

We have no health centers. People walk miles to be taken care of. So we are appealing to the fans whereby we can build the health centers in different outstations.

We have no schools in these outstations because most of our centers are inhabited by the Maasai people and the Maasai people live in the bush and they have no facilities. So we are asking you kindly if you can support us especially in the area of education whereby we can build the nursery schools and primary schools.

And also the bigger problem is prolonged drought seasons and people have no food. Especially the children in different schools. As we visited them, most of them live in land without food in the schools. So we are appealing to the well-wishers to assist us especially in donating food.

Also, our catechists - we have more than 20 - we are appealing to help us with motorcycles which can lead them to different destinations especially in visiting our faithful.

So, kindly we are pleading for your support because these people are coming from a humble background and they have no access to water, education and health.

Help Us Buy this Bus for the Academy

Help us buy this bus for our St. Jude Catholic English Medium Academy. We have admitted many children to our school this year and we need to transport them to and from school each day.

The bus costs $19,800 USD.


Bus needed for Academy

Pastoral Care of Our Outstations

St. Jude parish includes 20 Mass Centers / Outstations up to 50 miles from the main church in Mto Wa Mbu. Transportation is the most urgent need so catechists can stay connected to the central church.


Unfinished Primary School

Help Us Finish Our Primary School

Students are ready to be enrolled but the classrooms are not ready! Our expected enrollment in our new primary school is 550 children.

Children are learning English, ABCs, sentences, counting, singing, and domestic and wild animals.


Support Our Health Center

Our health center administers vaccines for Meningitis, Hepatitis B, Pneumococcal, Measles, Polio, Tetanus, Diptheria, and Tuberculosis. We also provide essential HIV, Malaria, Syphilis, and nutritional check-ups to the population.


Our Seminarian

Brother Alberto Msindai, our sponsored pre-seminarian, is enrolled in Saint Charles Luwanga Seminary located about 62 miles from Mto Wa Mbu. Alberto Msindai is sixteen years old and began attending the seminary in January 2017 after completing Standard 7 in Mto Wa Mbu.


Mother Oda Vocational School

Since 1997, the Little Sisters of St. Joseph have been running a vocational school giving young women education and technical skills and guiding and counseling as they grow up to mature people. We also have a dormitory to rehabilitate rescued Maasai girls.

Building Our Future

Parish community leaders meet to share, discuss, and learn about the needs of all the outstation communities. Attending this meeting is a very difficult task because of the lack of transportation and the distance to travel.