“Our Congregation dedicates itself to the needs of the local and universal Church and devotes itself the Parrochial ministry and other works of the Apostolate which are assumed according to the Provincial, Vicariate and the norms of the Mission.” (NT S11)

Mbezi Beach

Mbezi Beach Mission House:


Mbezi Beach Parish was ariginally known as Machakani, now it has been elevated to (St. Gaspar Parish and Shrine) (2009). Not only Mtongani parish stemmed from Tegeta parish but also St. Gaspar del Bufalo, Mbezi Beach parish. As a sub-station of Tegeta parish, it was known as Machakani. It started in 1992 with only seven Catholics. In the years 1993-1996 a small church was built and named after the Blessed Maria De Mattias. Later from 1998, Fr. Domenico Altieri discussed with the mother superior of ASC sisters on the possibility of the latter’s availability for apostolate, who eventually agreed. Apostolate went on and number of Catholics kept growing to the point of building the parish church (by parishners and help from mother province) dedicated to St. Gaspar. The church’s main structures were completed by 11/3/2007- the date of official inauguration; parishners went on providing it with modern furniture and services. Missionaries who have worked and some still working in this parish include; Fr. Domenico Altieri, Fr. Denis Massawe, Fr. Alfons Minja, Fr. Gregory Mkhotya, Fr. Patrick Kimaro, Fr. Thaddeus Memba, Fr. Joachim Ndelianaruwa. 5



Blessed are you, Virgin Mother! Your Son, Christ Jesus, spotless lamb has prepared for his spouse, the Church, the new bread and wine of the wedding banquet

Umebarikiwa, ee Mama na Bikira; Mwanao Yesu Kristo, Mwanakondoo asiye na doa, alilitayarishia Kanisa, mchumba wake, mkate na divai mpya ya karamu ya arusi

The cup of blessing that we bless is communion with the Blood of Christ. The bread that we break is communion with the body of Christ

(1Cor. 10:16)

Kikombe kile cha baraka tukibarikicho, je, si ushirika wa damu ya Kristo? Mkate ule tuumegao, Je, si ushirika wa mwili wa Kristo?

(1Kor. 10:16)

Message From St. Gaspar

“I would rather die or suffer evil than to take such an oath. I cannot, I must not, I will not!” St. Gaspar spent five years in jail for refusing to take the oath"