Feast of the Uganda Martyrs


The Mengo Community is hosting a special event

Join us on June 18 at 5:00 p.m. in the Auditorium (118 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA)

Enjoy authentic Ugandan food, dancing, and drumming while bidding for special items during a silent auction. Proceeds will go towards construction of a second floor for Mengo Hospital.

The Uganda Martyrs were a group of 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic converts to Christianity. Their deaths were ordered by the king of the historical kingdom of Buganda during a time of religious struggle. The Basilica of Uganda Martyrs at Namugongo was built in 1968. The feast day is June 3. 

Tickets will go on sale every Sunday until the event. You may also purchase tickets online here

For auction items, click here

If you'll be missing the feast because you'll be at Shrine Mont, we've got you covered! There will be a special auction just for those of you in the mountains (but feel free to bid online in the meantime).