About Ggaba Parish

Ggaba catholic parish is situated 10Km on Ggaba road east of Kampala City. It is bordered off to the east mainly by Lake Victoria and to the west by undulating hills going north and south towards the city.
It is in Kampala District and under the jurisdiction of Kampala Archdiocese
Ggaba Parish shares borders with the following Parishes: Kansanga, Kibuye –Makindye and Namilyango which is across the lake in Lugazi Diocese.
Ggaba Parish started as a Sub Parish of St. Peter’s –Nsambya Parish under the care of St. Mary’s Major Seminary-Ggaba. This was the major seminary for the Mill Hill Missionaries. The seminary was built in the late 20s and started forming seminarians in the early 30s. The first Rector of the Seminary was Fr. Fink Walter (R.I.P).
A temporary structure which served as the church had been built where the present day St. Paul’s Demonstration School is. It is here that Fr. Fink sent priests to celebrate Mass. Some of these were Fr. Shelt, Fr. Baker, and Fr. Molder.
Around 1941, Rev. Fr. Henry Rotterings became the Caretaker of Ggaba Subparish. Inspite of his old age and ill-health, he did a commendable job. He celebrated Mass everyday and administered sacraments to the sick and the elderly. Fr. Dean, Fr. Vanberlol, Rev. Fr. Dean, Fr. Helfer and Rev. Fr. Dr. George Kiyingi collaborated with Fr. Henry to run the sub parish.
Around 1947, Rev. Fr. Cornelius Baker started the construction of a church using sun-baked bricks. This church served students of Ggaba P.T.C which had been started in 1941 and all Catholics around Ggaba area for a long time. This church was built where St. Paul’s Demonstration school is.