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Computer Basics

2nd - 21st October, 2017

Basic features of Microsoft Office, Windows basics and file management. Familiarity with Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Email, Internet basics, Social media. Usefulness of the computer and internet in the pastoral ministry today, Taking care of computer soft and hardware, evaluation, recollection.


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Counseling Basics Course

16th February - 4th March, 2017

Basic counseling skills: Empathy, exploration, feedback, affirmation, challenge, etc. Group dynamics, Growth groups, support groups; Group sharing on relevant topics in priestly ministry: Prayer, liturgy, pastoral work, self-sustenance, dependants, celibacy, transfers, relationships, Dream work, Anger Management, evaluation, recollection.

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Comprehensive Renewal

September 3rd - 27th, 2017

Project writing management and reporting, Pontifical mission societies, Managing Stress and Burnout, Lectio Divina, Addictions and substance abuse, Growth Groups, Guidance and Counseling, Youth Ministry, Priests/Religious Relationship, Midlife Transition, Enneagram, Recollection.

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Other Services

Besides offering renewal courses, the institute premises and services are also available other users, for individual and group retreats, (by private arrangement), conferences, seminars and workshops, meetings, receptions and accommodation. 


The expansive and green gardens offer retreatants an atmosphere of tranquility in the middle ofa crouded Kampala city.


There is daily Mass for groups and individuals who wish to attend in the quiet of a private chapel. Others who prefer, have easy access to bigger parishes within walking distance when one can experience a vibrant African liturgy on Sundays in English and Luganda.


Transport can be provided using the Institute min-bus for groups of up to 14 passangers, as a special arrangement.


Guests are welcome to enjoy a wide variety of indoor and outdoor games, including tennis, table tennis, pool, drafts, chess, darts, “mweso”, etc. 

Other services at the institute include wireless internet access, canteen services and ample parking space.

The institute is situtated thirty-six km away from Entebbe international airport, 3 kilometers from Kampala city centre, 20 kilometers from Namugongo Uganda Martyrs' shrine and 10 kilometers from Lake Victoria with its variety of beaches for "picnickers".




30 Day Ignatian Retreat

18th April - 20th May, 2017

Ignatian Directed Retreat: 4-5 “prayer periods” of at least 45 minutes each day, one daily session with a Director, individual leisure time and sport, Eucharist, Holy Hour, and an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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25 Year Classmates Reunion

19th - 29th June, 2017

Usually Christian communities celebrate with their priests the occasion of 25 years of priestly ministry. However, this is usually done for individual priests in their respective dioceses, parishes and institutions. At St. Augustine's Institute priests are offered a chance to meet as classmates of the 19 dioceses of the country, celebrating their silver jubilee. This gives them a chance in enriching ways that would otherwise not be possible among their Christians: 

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New Evangelization

7th - 15th July 2017

Union with Christ as a Basis of Evangelization, Prayer, Papal documents, African synodal documents, Pontifical Council for Promoting Evangelization, challenges in the Church in Uganda today: Islam, witchcraft, secularization,

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