About Us

Our Vision

A family of God that lives in accordance with the Gospel of Christ.

Our Mission

To build a family of God that lives in love, accountability and solidarity through spreading the Gospel and rendering spiritual and social services in accordance with Catholic teachings.

Our Core Values

Love, Unity, Service, Justice and Peace, Respect and protection to life and integrity of life, Transparency and Accountability, Life of prayer.

Pastoral Departments



What does it mean in our modern world?
Evangelization means bringing the Good News of Jesus into every human situation by inviting individuals to join the divine power of the Gospel.



A catechism is the name given to a written work that contains a summary of all the Beliefs of the Faith that is used as a teaching tool. To say it with the words of Pope St. John Paul II: “In reading the “Catechism of the Catholic Church, we can perceive the Wonderful Unity of the Mystery of God.”


Laity Apostolate

The Apostolate of the Laity is to nurture the life and growth of Christian life at all levels, particularly at the Small Christian Community level. The main goal is that it will be properly implemented according to the norms and teachings of Vatican II Ecumenical Council[1].


Archdiocesan First Synod

In March 1998, a Synod Committee was formed to plan and organize the Diocesan Synod approved by the clergy, religious and the laity. The consensus was reached and rounded off with celebration of the Chrism Mass in April 1998 at the Cathedral.


Finance Department

The Finance Department has a supervisory task on major income generating units, service units and ongoing programs and projects under the Arusha Archdiocesan umbrella. All the income generating programs are there to support the survival of all the diocesan activities financially.



The fostering and promotion of Christian vocation was stipulated by the first Archdiocesan Synod resolutions (August 2000). Great emphasis is still being put on the need for adequate fostering of the Christian vocation of the Laity, which is the basis for priestly and religious vocations. 


Communications Department

The figurative sense, a communications department is the face of an enterprise to the public. Enquiries are directed there specific questions asked, information material requested. The Communications Department of the Archdiocese has an additional, significant responsibility, namely to support the parishes and deans in their endeavours regarding the various aspects of their work. 


Justice and Peace Department

The JPC was established during the Arusha Archdiocesan Synod in 2000; the reason being that a number of Christian Communities asked the Church for support in dealing with continued human rights violations, property issues and other legal disputes. JPC started to provide free seminars and lectures on human rights, social justice and civic responsibilities.


Child Protection Department

The Catholic Archdiocese of Arusha is situated in the Northern part of Tanzania and comprises of six administrative districts namely: Arusha, Arumeru, Ngorongoro, Kiteto, Monduli and Simanjiro. The Archdiocese is made up of two pillars namely Pastoral and the Development. There are different programs which fall under these two pillars, Child protection office being under Pastoral Departments deals with the safeguarding of children from violence, exploitation, abuse, neglect and all kinds of harassments.


Youth Development, Health & Education

The Youths’ Office is conducting religious education in Secondary Schools and Colleges. Currently, the department is partnered with 150 Secondary Schools.

The department is also involved in the mobilization and capacity building of about 1500 youths. As employment has gone low, this regards spiritual matters as well as some entrepreneurship development at parish level in the eight deaneries in the Arusha Archdiocese.



The PMS are four universal missionary societies under the patronage of the Holy Father whose principle aim is the promotion of a missionary spirit among the people of God by arousing and deepening their missionsry awareness.These societies inform the people about the life and the needs of universal mission of the church, encouraging the particular churches to pray for one another and to support one another through the exchange of personnel and material resources.


Canaan Children’s Center

The project of the Catholic Archdiocese of Arusha started 2013 from humble beginnings, yet seven years of hard work and dedication paid off – with visible and astonishing results.

Would you like to start a project with us?


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