Staff Member: Father Ivan Kalamuzi
Father Ivan Kalamuzi
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Greetings dear family, as your newest member I feel so honored and humbled to be joining you as your pastor. I hope and pray that God will give us a very successful time together. I am grateful to Bishop Roger J. Foys for this opportunity and wish him well in his retirement. Please join me in prayer for the bishop elect Msgr. Iffert, that the Lord may grant him the grace and favor as he embarks on his new responsibility.
I am Fr. Ivan Polycarp Kalamuzi, most people call me Fr. Ivan. I was born and raised in Kampala, Uganda. My parents were Patrick and Olivia Bakuru (both deceased). I am the third of six children, all my siblings live in Uganda. I am a priest of the Archdiocese of Kampala, my priestly anniversary is on October, 22nd. My priestly formation: I attended Kisubi Minor Seminary 1990-1997; Katigondo National Major Seminary- Uganda 1997-2000; Pontifical College Josphinum, 2001-2005. I was ordained a priest October 22nd, 2005. My assignments have been: St. Jude Catholic Church, Wakiso, Uganda, Associate and Co-founder, 2005-2007; St. Patrick Church – Maysville, KY Associate and later Pastor 2007-2012; Mary Queen of Heaven, Associate 2013-2014; Nkumba University – Uganda Chaplain 2014-2016; Makerere University Business School – Uganda 2016-2021 as Deputy Chaplain; and now, by the grace of God, Pastor of St. Anthony.
It is the Lord who shepherds His people – Jeremiah 23 – and so, in the context of a beautiful summer like we have had so far, please take some time to rest, take the vacation you did not take last year. You all work so hard all year-round. This is the time to recuperate and get reenergized. Indeed, the Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want – Psalm 23.