SOROTI DIOCESAN PRIESTS’ ASSOCIATION (SODIPA)

1. BACKGROUND

SODIPA goal is to offer a channel for dialogue and unity between and among the priests of the Diocese.

The objectives of SODIPA are:
i. To promote unity and mutual understanding among Diocesan Priests of Soroti Catholic Diocese.
ii. To promote unity and mutual understanding among Diocesan Priests and the Bishop(s) of the Diocese.
iii. To enable Diocesan Priests share pastoral experiences, methods, research and ideas for more effective evangelization.
iv. To enable diocesan priests find ways and means of helping, encouraging and supporting each other spiritually, intellectually and materially.
v. To encourage Diocesan priests inform themselves about current issues and find ways of confronting the contemporary world, basing themselves on the real, pastoral needs of the times.
vi. To find ways and means of assisting diocesan priests in their social and material needs for a better fulfillment of their pastoral duties and other responsibilities.
vii. To protect and promote rights and freedoms of the individual members of Diocesan priests’ Association.
viii. To promote the fundamental duties of every diocesan priest and the fulfillment of the Universal regulation regarding the life and ministry of priests.
ix. To respect and promote the democratic principles and process in the deliberations and operations of SODIPA.


2. SODIPA TODAY

2.1 Membership:

Today, SODIPA membership has 77 priests and two bishops. 69 of the priests are working within the Diocese and 08 are serving or studying outside the Diocese. The Diocese has three diocesan priests who are out of service. See attached list of Diocesan clergy.

2.2. Committees:

SODIPA affairs are managed by an executive committee and two working committees, namely, the Projects Committee and the Spirituality and Welfare Committee.

2.3. Statutory Documents:

SODIPA is fully registered with the Registrar of Companies (2016). SODIPA has a constitution in place. One plot has a land title.

3. SODIPA SWOT

3.1 Strengths:

i. Motivated members and leaders who cherish and make sacrifices to build priestly fraternity;
ii. Bishop member;
iii. Seasoned exemplary priests who act as role models;
iv. Legally registered;
v. Owns two plots of land: one opposite Soroti University and the other next to Holy Angels College in Madera;
vi. Priests’ House on Gweri Rd, main street;
vii. Own local sources of income (membership subscription fee, local church contributions);
viii. A hostel project is under construction (roofed).

3.3 Opportunities:

i. National programs for ongoing formation of priests;
ii. Monthly prayer meetings;
iii. Diocesan retreats;
iv. PRIM;
v. Stipends;
vi. Good will of the laity;
vii. Projects proposal writing.

4. Activities:

i. Reaching out to individual member priests and presbyteries in need spiritual and social welfare support.
ii. Enhancing regular communication with and among members, to share updates on key pastoral and spirituality issues.
iii. Conducting joint prayer programs.
iv. Developing identified low risk income generating projects (tree planting and real estate).

5. SODIPA Assets

 S/N

 Item

 Quantity

 1

 Land (plots)

 2

 2

 Priests’ House

 0.5

 3

 Registration certificate

 1

 4

 Land Title

 1

 5

 Self-inking stamp

 1



Current executive

 S/N

 Name

 Designation

 Telephone

 1

 Rev. Fr. Alex Ben Odeke

 Chairperson

 +256782610775

 2

 Rev. Fr. Achedu Patrick Opio

 Vice Chairperson

 +256774772592

 3

 Rev. Fr. Cosmas Enyasu

 Secretary

 +256775118741

 4

 Rev. Fr. Oryangatum Deogratias

 Vice Secretary

 +256784403388

 5

 Rev. Fr. Eragu Hilary

 Treasure

 +256774984978

 6

 Rev. Fr. Omaria Micheal

 Project coordinator

 +256776534444

 7

 Rev. Fr. Ocok Charles

 Welfare coordinator

 +256772305610



SODIPA MEMBERS LIST 2020

 S/NO  NAME  TELEPHONE  E-MAIL

 1.

 BP. Joseph EciruOliach

 +256783243968

 ecirujoseph@gmail.com

 2.

 Fr. Abachu Stephen Jerome

 +256782700087

 frabachu@yahoo.com

 3.

 Fr. Achedu Patrick Opio

 +256774772592

 pachedu32@gmail.com

 4.

 Fr. Adou Stephen

 +256775986956

 stadaliois@gmail.com

 5.

 Fr. Aeko Bernard Michael

 +256772618900

 bmaeko@yahoo.com

 6.

 Fr. AgeluJoreme

 +256753491570

 jagelu@yahoo.com

 7.

 Fr. Agit Hendry

 +256779969435

 

 8.

 Fr. Aisu John Paul

 +256782426859

 ipaulaisu@gmail.com

 9.

 Fr. Ajuret Fabian

 +256772594863

 ajuretfabian@yahoo.com

 10.

 Fr. Akepa Lawrence

 +256777175887

 fatherakepa@yahoo.com

 11.

 Fr. Alucha Emmanuel

 +256775538171

 

 12.

 Fr. AngiroIsreal

 +256782788650

 isrealangiro@yahoo.com

 13.

 Fr. Aporu Charles

 +256772586007

 aporucharles@gmail.com

 14.

 Fr. Apuri Moses

 +2567823233961

 mosesapuri@yahoo.com

 15.

 Fr. Asima Denis

 +256392964012

 drasima100@yahoo.com

 16.

 Fr. Auki Matthias Kalemba

 +256785322557

 

 17.

 Fr. Ebeu Lawrence

 +256772525714

 ebeu.larry@gmail.com

 18.

 Fr. Ebietu Samuel Echelu

 +256782277999

 samebietu@gmail.com

 19.

 Fr. Ebiju Paul

 +256777235907

 

 20.

 Fr. Ebwolu Paul

 +256772855635

 ebwolupaul@yahoo.com

 21.

 Fr. Ecogu Robert

 +256772637063

 robertecogu@yahoo.com

 22.

 Fr. Edep Patrick

 +256782065823

 okolimo@gmail.com

 23.

 Fr. Eilu Joseph

 +256772984405

 

 24.

 

 

 

 25.

 Fr. Elungat Leonard

 +256772491920

 

 26.

 Fr. Elweu Simon

 +256774206121

 simonelweu@yahoo.com

 27.

 Fr. Enyasu Cosmas

 +256775118741

 cosmas1987@gmail.com

 28.

 Fr. Epieru Augustine

 +256788042448

 

 29.

 Fr. Eragu Hilary

 +256774984978

 eraguhilary@gmail.com

 30.

 Fr. Eriau John

 +256772689701

 eriaujohn@gmail.com

 31.

 Fr. Etwap Romanus

 +256772405076

 revetwap@yahoo.com

 32.

 Fr. Imalingat Benedict Francis

 +256785275249

 frimalingat@gmail.com

 33.

 Fr. Iriso Stephen

 +256772331671

 wolingmicheal@gmail.com

 34.

 Fr. Itiamat James

 +256784070700

 

 35.

 Fr. Kayaye Francis

 +256772634668

 ffkayaye@yahoo.com

 36.

 Fr. Mukasa David

 +256783895027

 dmukasa94@yahoo.com

 37.

 Fr. Obelekek Simon Peter

 +256784673273

 

 38.

 Fr. Obore Fedrick

 +256774294409

 oborefedrick@gmail.com

 39.

 Fr. Ocamuna Mattias

 +256711106178

 ocamat17@gmail.com

 40.

 Fr. Ocen Patrick

 +256774197499

 frpatrickocen@yahoo.com

 41.

 Fr. Ocok Charles Lwanga

 +256772305610

 charlesocok@yahoo.com

 42.

 Fr. Ocom Joseph Ipurale

 +256772549018

 ipuraleocom@gmail.com

 43.

 Fr. Alex Ben Odeke

 +256782610775

 alexodeke@yahoo.com

 44.

 Fr. Odeng Julius

 +256772373607

 odengjulius@yahoo.com

 45.

 Fr. Odongo Geoffrey Akiso

 +256752159794

 odongogeoffrey18@yahoo.com

 46.

 Fr. Oelu Peter

 +256772957845

 

 47.

 Fr. Ogwang Ambrose

 +256774955534

 ogwaambi@yahoo.com

 48.

 Fr. Ojangor Julius

 +256782638457

 ojangs@yahoo.com

 49.

 Fr. Okella Edmund

 +256772612240

 okellaedmund@yahoo.com

 50.

 Fr. Okello Francis Xavier

 +256782392981

 franokello@hotmail.com

 51.

 Fr. Okiria Samuel

 +256774979028

 samsplendor@gmail.com

 52.

 Fr. Okonye Tembo Deo

 +256772487691

 detembok@yahoo.com

 53.

 Fr. Okurut Joseph Charles

 +256779300863

 

 54.

 Fr. Olobo Valerian

 +256774553948

 olobovalerian@yahoo.com

 55.

 Fr. Olukor Mark

 +256774327613

 olukormark1978@gmail.com

 56.

 Fr. Omaria Micheal

 +256776534444

 omariamicheal@gmail.com

 57.

 Fr. Onyereny Aloysius Gonzaga Wazi wazi

 +256782286077

 wagonza@yahoo.com

 58

 Fr. Onyait Joseph

 +256779232488

 onyaitjosep@yahoo.com

 59.

 Fr. Opio Gonzaga

 +256772564731

 gonzagaopio@yahoo.com

 60.

 Fr. Opio Silver

 +256772683899

 fropio@gmail.com

 61.

 Fr. Opure Deo

 +256775025144

 

 62.

 Fr. Oreet Daniel

 +256779969428

 oreetdaniel@yahoo.com

 63.

 Fr. Oryangatgum Deogratias

 +256784403388

 deooryangs@gmail.com

 64.

 Fr. Osier Charles

 +256772540296

 cosire67@yahoo.com

 65.

 Fr. Otai Joachim

 +256782463090

 Otai3593@gmail.com

 66.

 Fr. Oteko Deogratias

 +256787070956

 deoteko@gmail.com

 67.

 Fr. Otim Micheal

 +256779149472

 fr.otimmike@gmail.com

 68.

 Fr. Waiswa Hendry Richard

 +256772474407

 hrwaiswa@yahoo.co.uk

 69.

 Fr. Wambeo Martin

 +256772884205

 wambeomartin@yahoo.com

 70.

 Fr. Wankya Simon Peter

 +256772611804

 spwankya@yahoo.com

 Priests serving outside the Diocese

 71.

 Fr. Amoni Robert

 +256772323730

 Study Leave,  CUEA

 72.

 Rt. Rev. Erasmus D. Wandera

 

 Mbale

 73.

 Fr. Ecodu Martin

 +256774486730

 Kinyamasika NMS

 74.

 Fr. Emalu Emmanuel

 

 Study Leave, Rome

 75.

 Fr. Mubiru Athanasius

 +256772411503

 Kiyinda Mityana  Diocese

 76.

 Fr. Nnaku Francis

 

 Katigondo

 77.

 Fr. Ojacor Alex

 

 On leave, USA

 78.

 Fr. Okiria Pius

 

 USA

 79.

 Fr. Okiror Alex

 

 Study leave, Spain