St Catherine of Siena Catholic Parish, Kitisuru falls under the Archdiocese of Nairobi. Sometime prior to the year 2002 the family of the late Mr. Joseph Githinji (May he rest in peace) donated a five (5) acre parcel of land in Kitisuru, Nairobi to the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi. In 2002, the piece of land was placed under the stewardship of the Dominican Friars of Eastern Africa Vicariate with a Parish status by the then Archbishop Raphael Ndingi Mwana N’zeki (emeritus).
The Parish membership started with a handful of Christians which has grown to the current membership now numbering about 300 registered members with a potential to grow more. However, the population is quite dynamic in that some members come and leave in a rapid manner presumably associated with the demands of their work. This is because the parish is located near the United Nations Complex, International Organizations and Embassies among others in its neighborhood with employees who are always in constant movement.

The new church project
Since its inception to date, the parish community has been worshipping under a Makuti makeshift (makuti is the name given to coconut leaves). However, in 2011, the then Parish Priest, Fr. John Lenkaak, OP and the Parish Pastoral Council organized the Christians who began contributing some money through Harambees (generous contributions) for construction of a permanent church. Construction began immediately with the first amount of money contributed. The pace has been slow but in tandem with the inflow of funds which are solely raised by the small number of Christians within the parish. They have been very faithful and committed to this cause without getting tired. The intention of the Parish Council was to complete the building in a span of four years. This has been quite elusive due to unavailability of sufficient funds in time. The building is at an advanced stage although there is still a lot of work to be done which requires a substantial amount of money to compete it.We continue to request for generous contributions from well-wishers to complete the project.

The Parish has a membership that now numbers about 100 families who constitute Small Christian Communities, Ecclesial Groups, Associations and other groups. The following Ecclesial groups and associations are present in St. Catherine Parish: Pontifical Missionary Childhood (PMC), Youth, Catholic Women Association (CWA), the Choir, the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC), Self Help Group, and Welfare Group, etc.
Other committees and councils that assist the Parish priest in running the affairs of the parish include but not limited to the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC), the Finance Council, the Liturgy Committee and the Fundraising Committee.

Mass Schedules at St. Catherine of Siena


Confession is every First and Third Saturday of the Month-At st Catherine of Siena

Confession is every Second and Fourth Saturday of the Month-At St Martin Kibagare Church

We wish to thank you All most sincerely for your continuous support and collaboration, we appreciate the financial support that facilitates our pastoral work. We pray that God may continue to abundantly bless you and your family.

Yours sincerely in Christ,

Rev.Fr. Emmanuel Mulu,OP






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St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Kitisuru
Announcements for Sunday, 10th December 2023


1. Today is the second Sunday of the month and our Tithe Sunday. I invite all to stand for Blessings and presentation of the tithes. Karibuni sana! (Choir to lead us).

2. We thank the following groups for their services today: -
• 8.00a.m. Mass: St. Rose SCC
• 10.00a.m. Mass: St. Elizabeth SCC
• 12.00 noon Mass: YCA group

3. Next Sunday will be the 3rd Sunday of Advent and we shall have only two Masses. The following groups will be on duty:
• 8.00a.m. Mass: St. Dominic SCC
• 10.00a.m. Mass: St. Jude SCC

4. We shall have our 2023 Christmas Carols next Sunday, 17th December 2023 after the 10.00am Mass. This is the reason why we shall not have 12.00noon Mass. All groups, families, and even individuals are encouraged to register their items at the Parish office by Wednesday, December 13th 2023. We encourage all parishioners to spare some time to enjoy the Carols. You may invite your relatives and friends too!

5. The PPC shall meet today at the Basement room after the 10.00a.m. Mass.

6. Tuesday, 12th December 2023 it will be a Public Holiday, Mass at the Parish shall be at 10.00a.m.

7. PMC and Sunday school will be breaking for December holiday from next Sunday, 17th December 2023 to the second week of January 2024.

8. We still appeal for the donations of dry foodstuffs, and clothes in support of the needy during this festive season. Donations can be dropped at the parish office or at the Father’s House.

9. The Dominican Family will be selling the next issue of their Newsletter, Lumen Grahae (Light of Grace), Next Sunday, 17th December 2023 at a cost of Kshs. 200. Kindly purchase a copy to support the Mission of the Dominicans in East Africa.

10. For the third time we announce marriage between Brian Iseme of St. Catherine of Siena Parish and Anne Marie Piccione of Holy Trinity Parish, New Lambton – Australia. Brian is son to Michael Josephat Iseme and Meuledi Kitongo Iseme. Anne Marie is daughter to Giuseppe Piccione and Malia Piccione. The wedding will take place at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Kitisuru on Saturday, December 16th 2023. Should there be any reason that the above should not wed, please contact the Father-in-Charge.

11. Announcement from the Archbishop's office: After the COVID19 pandemic challenge, we are now allowed to share sign of peace through the gesture of shaking hands. In addition, we can avail holy water at the designated places in our respective churches.

12. Saints of the Week:
Date Feast/Solemnity
Monday, December 11th St. Damasus I, Pope
Tuesday, December 12th Our Lady of Guadalupe
Wednesday, December 13th St. Lucy
Thursday, December 14th St. John of the Cross
Friday, December 15th St. Valerianus
Saturday, December 16th St. Adelaide

13. We now welcome any person visiting our Parish for the first time. You may kindly wave so that we may appreciate you.

14. Bayard Publications from the Augustinians of the Assumption have visited our parish today to promote their publications. We now invite one of them to tell us more. Karibu!

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