Location: St. Joseph Cathedral is located right in the Centre of the City of Dar Es Salaam, facing the shores of the Indian Ocean between Sokoine Drive, Bridge Street, Mansfield and Zanaki Streets. The Cathedral is a metropolitan Church of a mult-racial and Multilingual Community of Catholic Worshippers.
The Parish Priest
St. Joseph Cathedral
P. O. Box 167
The Parish Priest is Rev. Fr. Siffredus Rwechungura e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Assistant Parish Priest is : Fr. Joseph Masenge
27-7-1896 - Government offered a plot for building the church to the Father MAURUS HARTMANN O.S.B. who was the Parish Priest.
2-7-1897 - Brother Ludger O.S.B. Started to clean and Measure
5-12-1897 - The actual building of the church started officially asking
15-5-1898 - Mr. Liebert, Governor of the Germany East Africa
Company laid the foundation stone.
4-2-1903 - The church was blessed by Fr. Thomas Spreiter O.S. B.
13-3-1906 - The same Father Thomas Spreiter became Bishop of
Dar Es Salaam and he consecrated the St. Joseph’s church
1-9-1990 - Pope John Paul II visited this church when he was
Population: …… 25000
07.00 A.M. Swahili
08.30 A.M. English
09.45 A.M. Swahili
11.30 A.M. English
05.30 P.M. Swahili
Weekdays Monday – Friday
06.15 and 06.45 A.M.
Saturday 06.15 and
Except Wednesday evening English
Public Holiday: 08.00 A.M. and
Confessions: Saturday 04.30 – 06.30
The Parish has a Kindergarten School catering for children of between 4 and 6 years. The schools is open to children from all denominations
2. Accommodation Facilities
The Parish offers fullboard accommodation to visiting priests at a very affordable rate of less than USD 10 per day
3. Lay Apostolate Association
The following Lay Apostolate are open to all Parishioners
(Catholic Women Organisation)
· VIWAWA – Catholic Youth
· League of the sacred heart of Jesus
· Legion of Mary
· St. Vincent de Paul
· Prayer groups
· Choirs both English and Swahili
To contact the parish use: email@example.com