The Four Commissions As The Hinge For Ministry & Administration in Kampala Archdiocese

In order to expedite ministry in the Archdiocese of Kampala, the Archbishop His Grace Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga initially introduced Three Commissions.  These Commissions were tailored after the three-fold munera (Functions) of Jesus Christ.  In His ministry, Jesus Christ manifested Himself as a Priest, a Prophet and a King, thus giving His Church a model for administration and ministry.  Following this model, the entire pastoral and administrative activity of the Archdiocese of Kampala was categorized in three Commission: the Sanctifying Office Commission, the Teaching Office Commission and the Governing Office Commission.

Later on, another Commission was introduced, namely, the Integral Human Development Commission.  This Commission also stems from the holistic nature of Jesus Christ’s ministry as pointed in the Gospel of John (Jn. 10:10) when Jesus says, “I came that you may have life, and have it to the full”.  It is to be remembered that Jesus’ ministry was geared towards the integral development of the human person.  He provided both the spiritual and physical needs of the people that flocked to Him.  Being a Universal Sacrament of God’s salvation (Lumen Gentium, 9), the Church imitates Christ’s ministry by striving for the integral development of persons. In Kampala Archdiocese, the channel through which this is attained is the Integral Human Development Commission.

Thus the Four Commissions under which the whole range of pastoral and administrative activities of Kampala Archdiocese fall are: