Welcome to Uganda Martyrs Catholic Community (UMCC) Website.
This Community meets every last Sunday of the month to celebrate Holy Mass in St. Gabriel’s Church, 15 St. John’s Villas, Archway, N19 3EE, off Holloway Road.These days are known as our Community Days.
Our motto is “In Faith We Grow”, as we walk in the footsteps of our patrons, the 22 Uganda Holy Catholic Martyrs. As we seek for their intercession, we look up to them as a source of inspiration and guidance. Our patronal feast occurs on 3rd June every year, but we celebrate the occasion as close as possible to that date in June.
The Uganda Martyrs Catholic Community was founded around 1993. Since then the Community has grown in numbers and engaged in Catholic functions in the United Kingdom.
The Mission of the Community is to offer Ugandan Catholics living in the UK and the Republic of Ireland an opportunity to pray together in our indigenous languages, to socialise and help each other in finding solutions to challenges and problems affecting us.
The Community aims at promoting faith, family and friendship/fellowship through our celebrations.Holy Mass is well attended and is the main activity. The UMCC aims to enhance the “home-away-from-home” aspect through our social get-together. This helps us to strengthen our spiritual, emotional and social bonds.
Guest speakers from different walks of life deliver presentations aimed to inform and/or educate members on various aspects of life in the Diaspora.
The Community is also running a campaign among youth to inculcate religious/spiritual and cultural values as a way to address the street, gang and crime culture.
PRAYER TO THE HOLY UGANDA MARTYRS
O God, by whose providence the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church: Grant that we who remember before thee the blessed martyrs of Uganda, may, like them, be steadfast in our faith in Jesus Christ, to whom they gave obedience even unto death, and by their sacrifice brought forth a plentiful harvest; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end, Amen.