BLESSED SACRAMENT RETREAT CENTRE is a fruit of the Holy Spirit that was born after the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Institute of Immaculate Heart of Mary Reparatrix -Ggogonya in 1998. Among the activities that preceded the Golden celebration was a popular retreat that was prepared by the sisters in which the main facilitator was the late Fr. Joseph Bill a renown Indian priest for envagelization and renewal missions. Fr. Bill conducted a retreat at Ggogonya in early 1998 in which people of God experienced healing and other fruits of the Holy Spirit. After the retreat, members of the public continuously flocked the premises of Ggogonya for adoration, praising and thanksgiving and in many of their visits they continued to experience the mercy of God.
During the year 2006, the General Council then led by Sr. Maria Lawrence Namata who was the Superior General, decided to officially recognize and accord special care for the overwhelming numbers who found Ggogonya as a fountain of God’s Mercy. They then sought permission from the Arch-Diocese and His Grace Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga responded very positively appointing a full chaplain in the names of Fr. Emmanuel Ssemambo to offer spiritual assistance to the people of God. The center was officially opened on 11/May/2009 and it celebrates DIVINE MERCY day as its feast day. The center has since then grown and grown and it continues to expand. Divine mercy center is located about 200metres from Kawuku on Kampala-Entebbe highway, bordering Ggogonya Farm and directly opposite the Novitiate. It is a very spacious and accommodative place to the masses that come over to experience the Mercy of God.
VISION:Restoring God’s Glory in the Universe for the salvation of souls through His infinite love and mercy. (1Tim 2:1-6)
MISSION: With His infinite love and mercy to restore God’s Glory in the universe by cultivating and deepening faith in order to build God’s Kingdom
- To promote grass root Evangelization and counseling in the people of God
- To help people understand the real presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and deepen their love for Him through adoration
- To help the people know and experience the infinite mercy of God for the conversion of their souls
The center is currently having a temporal structure in the vicinity as the permanent structure (Chapel) is still under construction. It holds its activities like popular missions and preaching on a Monday after a fortnight while on weekly basis, Wednesdays are reserved for counseling sessions. It is headed by Sr. Immaculate Nabuuma assisted by the former Superior General Mother Lawrence Namata and a group of intercessors among whom the majority commute from their resident places and others live at the center.
- To continue and finalize the construction of the center’s adoration chapel
- To accord special help to the youth who need guidance in discerning their vocation
- To arrange more seminars for counseling and development
- To purchase a water reservoir for the resident staff (Intercessors)
Divine Mercy Prayer Center
P.O Box 1 Ggogonya –Kisubi
We want thank you all who have contributed generously to the construction of our Perpetual Adoration Chapel.Our New chapel is consecrated to the SACRED HEART OF JESUS.
Likewise our Prayer centre got another name from Divine Mercy prayer centre to BLESSED SACRAMENT RETREAT CENTRE.