“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)

Myuji Formation House

Myuji Formation House


Ven. Giovanni Merlini Formation House in Miyuji-Dodoma It should be born in mind that the birth of Singida Diocese in 1972 cut off the missionaries of Precious Blood from Dodoma Diocese as the parishes of Manyoni, Itigi and Chibumagwa formed part of Singida Diocese. With the ideas of putting much emphasis in the formation of candidates with vocation, missionaries thought of having their vocational centre in Dodoma, a place where the aspirants could pass before going for philosophy and theology in Morogoro. This idea was actualized in 1990s, as Giovanni Merlin Vocation Centre for the Missionaries of Precious Blood was opened. Before this year, that is since 1990 form five and six students who wanted to join the Precious Blood Missionaries lived there while attending the studies at Don Bosco Seminary-Dodoma. Among the prominent figures for such establishment were Fr. Francis Bartoloni and Eng. Vincent Forlenza. Other Missionaries who worked there are Fr. Brotini Mario, Fr. Sebastiano Benedettini, Fr. Onesphory Kayombo, Fr. Felix Mushobozi, Fr. Basil Ndeshingio (who died on 9th May 2004 in Rome Italy and was buried at Manyoni CPPS Cemetery on the 18th May 2004), Fr. Gregory Mkhotya, Fr. Chesco Msaga, Fr. Emmanuel Kimoruru, Fr. Arcadius Mapinduzi, Fr. Henry Matandula, Fr. Leonidas Ntampera, Fr. Egidius Seneda, Fr. Joseph Mabala, Fr. Gaspar Baraka. The current Formators include Fr. John Greyson Msengi, Fr. Dominick Mavula who is also Vocation Promoter. Apart from seminary formation, the community is engaged in taking care of a vineyard of whose grapes wine is produced for home consumption and sale.



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"