Updated by
Fr. Mathew Bulala, MA


The Diocese started with very few priests, making it difficult to meet the needs of its evangelization. The former Bishop Aloysius Balina decided to look for more support from different religious communities. Today there are six religious communities in the Diocese who work in different sectors. The areas where these groups work are very successful because of a mutual relationship between the religious congregations established by the Bishop. These religious communities work cooperatively as a team. They meet occasionally as a group to discuss issues concerning their apostolate in the Diocese. However, more missionaries are needed to help in the parishes.

Women's religious groups:

Most of religious sisters work in the Hospitals, Healthcare Centers and Dispensaries. Others work in the Diocesan offices and governmental institutions, including teaching in primary and secondary schools and in vocational training center. Some nuns work with women and children development.

Men's religious groups:

Religious Men, known as "the brothers," are very few in the diocese. They work in different fields according to their training. They are involved in educational and technical institutions, hospitals, healthcare centers, and building projects.

Communities from different dioceses

IHA - Musoma Diocese

Geita secretarial office of the diocese

ThS - Bukoba Diocese

Sengerama hospital, and Mwangika parish

Srs of Our Lady of Kilimanjaro

Geita and Nzera parishes

Theresina sisters - Iringa

Vema Kalebejo parish

Srs of Charity of St. C.B. an International Community

St. Charles Medium English school - Sengerema parish

Maryknoll sisters - International community

Sengerama hospital and Kalebejo parish