Munyonyo Martyrs' Shrine is the starting point of the last journey of young Christians for their execution in Namugongo on 3 June 1886. Having been sentenced to death in Munyonyo on 26th May (Wednesday), the condemned then began upon their own walk to Calvary – a two day journey to Namugongo, which they reached on 27th May (Thursday). Some had already been killed in Munyonyo, others were killed along the way, but the majority were burned alive in Namugongo on 3rd June.


Daily Mass: 7am and 6pm

SUNDAY MASS at the Basilica:
7am (luganda),
9am, 11am, 12.30 and 6pm (all english)

Infant baptism, every last Sunday of the month at 7am or 12.30 Mass

Overnight Adoration

Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament every Thursday starting after 7am morning Mass until friday morning.

Songs of Praise and Worship Thursday after 6pm Mass

Uganda Martyrs

devotions always after morning 7am Mass
Monday: procession to St. Andrew Tomb
Tuesday: procession to Martyrdom spot
Wednesday: Veneration of Relics of St. Charles and St. Matia



Uganda Martyrs Catholic Parish was created in 2016 by Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga in honor of Pope Francis visit to Uganda and Munyonyo Shrine in November 2015 and is run by the community of the Conventual Franciscan Friars (Greyfriars). Parish includes three places of martyrdom of Uganda Martyrs and historical place where future martyrs where sentenced for death. Currently sacraments are celebrated in two churches (Munyonyo and Kyamula) and two chapels (St. Denis Chapel and Lugbara Community).

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Youth Group
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Shrine Canteen
Divine Mercy
Divine Mercy
Catholic Devotions
Catholic Devotions
Veneration of
Veneration of

Our Saints

Munyonyo Martyrs Shrine is compromise of three places located in Munyonyo-Mulungu and Salaama-Kyamula of Kampala City where three of Uganda Martyrs sacrificed their lives for the sake of Christ. Churches and Chapels were built in their respective places of martyrdom. Other Uganda Martyrs were condemned for death in Munyonyo and led for their execution to Namugongo.

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  • Martyrs Night 2nd June & 3rd Uune

    MARTYRS NIGHT (VIGIL) ON 2nd JUNE AT MUNYONYO UGANDA MARTYRS BASILICA 5pm – Novena prayers, talk 6pm – Mass (Fr. Raymond Kalanzi) 8pm – praise&worship, 9pm – Fr. Martin Ssemanda 11.30- fireworks Midnight- Mass (Fr. Martin Ssemanda) Adoration until morning. On Friday, 3rd June we will have two Masses: 8am & 11am. After 11’o clock […]

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  • Basilica Open

    After lockdown 2021 our Basilica and Shrine Grounds are open DAILY MASS: 7AM AND 6PM SUNDAY MASS: Uganda Martyrs Basilica: 7am (luganda) 9am, 11am, 12.30, and 5pm (english) —– St. Joseph Chapel (Buziga): 10am (lugbara) St. Denis Chapel (Pope Francis Road): 10am (latin) Confessions 20min before daily Mass (Monday to Saturday) Adoration of the Blessed […]

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    Holy Week and Easter

    Holy Week and Easter at Munyonyo Holy Thursday No Adoration during the day. 6pm – Mass of the Supper of the Lord 1 hour adoration after Good Friday (day of fasting) 2pm – The Way of the Cross in the Basilica 3pm – DM Novena, Liturgy of Good Friday Saturday 6pm – Easter Vigil Mass […]

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  • New Year

    Join us for thanksgiving End of Year Mass on Thursday 31.12.2020 at 6pm (Praise&worship from 4pm). New Year (Solemnity of Mary Mother of God) on 1.1.2021 Mass at 8am Luganda and Mass 11am English. at 2pm Memoral Mass (late JD Ssemakula)

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    Christmas Program

    Christmas program at Munyonyo: 24.12.2020 Vigil Christmas 6pm – English & Luganda 25.12.2020 Christmas 7am – Luganda 9am, 11am, 12.30 – English 10am – Latin (St Danis Chapel) 26.12.2020 St.Steven – Boxing Day 10am – Mass with Infant Baptism 27.12.2020 Holy Family Sunday 7am – Luganda 9am – English 11am – Luganda, Archdiocesan Marriage Couple […]

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  • Sunday Mass Schedule

    New Sunday Mass Schedule at Munyonyo: 7am, 9am, 11am, 12.30 & 6pm ———————————————- from 22nd November 2020 * 7am Mass in Luganda, all other Masses are in English ** 11am Mass – additional translation to sign language Daily Mass 7am & 6pm Thursday Adoration 7.30am to 8.30pm, Thursday Praise and Worship 4.30pm ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: a. […]

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    Church Re-opening from 27.09.2020

    CHURCH RE-OPENING Sunday Mass from 27.09.2020 Munyonyo Martyrs Shrine BASILICA 7am – Luganda (Marian Choir) no.1 8am – English (Marian Choir) no.2 9am – Luganda (San Damiano) no.3 10am – English (San Damiano) no.4 11am – English (St. Francis Ch) no.5 12pm – English (St. Francis Ch) no.6 6pm – English (St. Andrew Ch) no.7 […]

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  • UG Martyrs Novena

    UGANDA MARTYRS NOVENA STARTS ON MONDAY! On Sunday 24th May we will start 9day Novena to Uganda Martyrs before 3rd June celebration of Uganda Martyrs. Please note that this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic we will not have common prayers at the Shrine and annual pilgrimage. We will post the novena on our social […]

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    Basilica closed due to COVID-19

    Dear Parishioners and Friends; following new directive from Kampala Archdiocese our Basilica will remain closed until further notice. All public Masses and church programs in our church are suspended until further notice. Munyonyo Martyrs Shrine grounds will remain open for private prayer. Follow us on facebook ( www.facebook.com/munyonyo ) and YouTube ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ-VrJBAc-n2AhfdTixYL2A ) Priests […]

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