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Fr. Javier Gonzalez Martinez, MG
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In 1969, Missionaries of Guadalupe, an international congregation founded by the Catholic Bishops of Mexico, officially begun pastoral activities at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish.  Before construction of the Church, the faithful were celebrating the Eucharist in a borrowed classroom at Moi Nairobi Girls’ Secondary School formally known as Nairobi Girls’ Secondary School.

The piece of land on which the Church is built was donated by the Holy Ghost Fathers to the then Archbishop of Nairobi, the late His Eminence Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga. The Cardinal then gave the piece of land to Missionaries of Guadalupe for the noble evangelization course.  He requested them to erect and dedicate the new Parish to our Most Holy Mother of Guadalupe, as a gesture of seeking our Lady’s intersession and protection.

On 29thSeptember 1973, Cardinal Otunga blessed and laid the foundation stone of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. Since then, the Parish has grown into a large Christian community in terms of the number of Christians, apostolate and facilities. The Parish is popular and serves a diverse and challenging Catholic population and community who come from as far as Westlands, Dagoretti and Karen.

For the past 37 years, different Priests of the congregation of Missionaries of Guadalupe, popularly known as Guadalupe Fathers, have managed the Parish; with each of them contributing uniquely towards forming the Parish into what it is today.  And for that we thank and congratulate each of them for nurturing the charism of their congregation.  

And we truly want all of them wherever they are, to know that we always pray for them. The present Parish Priest  is Fr. Javier  Gonzalez , MG and the Curate is Fr. Juan Reyes, MG.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish is divided into two pastoral regions namely, Kibera Pastoral Region which comprises of St. Thomas, St. Dominic, St. Luke, St. Bakhita Outstations and Olympic sub region; and Adams Pastoral Region which is made up of Woodley, Kilimani and Jamhuri regions. Around 40% of the Parish population is middle class while 60% live in the urban poor area of Kibera; an informal settlement rated as the largest in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Given the diversity mentioned above, naturally the Parish would be expected to face a great challenge in evangelisation.  However, to cope with this challenge, the Parish has three dedicated Ministries - each with various departments under it - that are mandated with outreach and provision of services to the community.  

These Ministries are: Administration that deals with the general oversight of the Parish and is under the leadership of the Parish Priest, Pastoral Ministry that deals with spiritual formation and pastoral needs of the people and Social Ministry that deals with the socio-economic and political challenges that face the people of Our lady of Guadalupe Parish.

The Parish has a leadership structure starting from the Small Christian Communities and Parish groups at the grassroots to the level of Parish Pastoral Council.  There is also a Parish Pastoral Team that serves as the Advisory Body of the Parish Priest.   

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Fr. Juan Reyes,MG
Vicar, Parish Priest