Two Ugandan priests to serve in diocese
The parishioners in western South Dakota will experience the universal nature of the Catholic Church once again. From 2007 to 2017, two priests, Fathers Godfrey Muwanga and John Lule from Uganda served here. Now Bishop Joseph Zziwa from the Diocese of Kiyinda-Mityana in Uganda has sent two new priests to work in the diocese. In an agreement with Bishop Peter Muhich, Diocese of Rapid City, they will serve as diocesan priests.
Fr. Leonard Ssennyonjo is assigned as a parochial vicar at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rapid City, and St. Michael Church in Hermosa. He was ordained in 1993. He holds three bachelor’s degrees in philosophy, theology, and business administration/management. His ministries have included being an associate pastor, father in-charge of schools, teacher and bursar at a minor seminary, and chaplain at Mityana Prison.
Fr. Leonard also served as the treasurer general for his diocese. Fr. Francis Nsubuga is assigned as a parochial vicar at St. Therese the Little Flower Church, Rapid City, and St. John the Evangelist Church, New Underwood. He was ordained in 2009. He holds bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and theology. He has served as an associate pastor, father in-charge of schools, as well as chair of the Board of Governors for a senior secondary school.