The Archdiocese of Kisumu is divided into 4 (four) Deaneries, namely: Kisumu, Siaya, Bondo, and Nyando. Each of these Deaneries is headed by A DEAN (who himself is a Priest from one of the Parishes within that jurisdiction). In each of these Deaneries there are parishes. Siaya has 16 Parishes, Nyando has 15 parishes, Kisumu has 13 Parishes (including Maseno Chaplaincy with a parochial status), and Bondo has 10 parishes. This gives a total of 54 parishes.
The Dean holds regular meetings at the Deanery level, either a meeting of Deanery Lay Council alone or of the Deanery Clergy, or of both Lay and Clergy combined. Our Deaneries organizes for Monthly Recollections for the Priests during which they converge at their various parishes. Sometimes the Priests in the Deaneries do organize and have meals and recreation together as a family.
The Dean is also the one in charge of all the Devotional Groups and Associations of Christ’s faithful at the Deanery level.
In the Archdiocese of Kisumu, the Archbishop makes his annual programs and visits each of our Deaneries twice a year. These are Ordinary Deanery meetings with the Archbishop. For more information on the Position of the Dean in the Catholic Church, see Canons 553-555 or visit sites like http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/_P1V.HTM
The Deans and their Deaneries
Archdiocese of Kisumu is divided into 4 Deaneries, namely: Kisumu, Siaya, Bondo, and Nyando. One of the Priests from one of the Parishes within that jurisdiction is appointed A DEAN
The Ongoing Formation of the Priest
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We recognize that ‘In the Church there is a diversity of ministry but a oneness of mission. Christ conferred on the Apostles and their successors the duty of teaching, sanctifying, and ruling in His name and power.
Pastoral Care of Catholic Men
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Pastoral Care of Catholic Women
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Pastoral Care of Catholic Youth
Archdiocese of Kisumu has a huge population of the young people, especially those of between the age of 14 up to 35..
Pastoral Care of Catholic Children
In obedience to the Lord, the Archdiocese of Kisumu recognizes the role that children have in the evangelization of the world.
Our Parishes that are flourishing today would not have been built up without them. The Archdiocese of Kisumu recognizes the role that our Catechists of today continue to play in the evangelization of its people.
Alongside the various groups for the pastoral care of men, women, youth and children, the Archdiocese of Kisumu also has very strong Devotions! The following are the key devotions that we have: