Background history of St. Austin’s parish.
On May 31st 1899, the Uganda railway or the ‘iron snake’reached Uaso Nairobi which means a “cold stream”.This railway facilitated movement. On Saturday, August 12, 1899, French Holy Ghost Missionaries; Bishop Emile Allgeyer, Fr. Alain Hémery and Br. Blanchard Dillenseger arrived at St. Austin’s. The following day, they had their first Mass marking the birth of St. Austin’s parish.The missionaries also secured land from a local chief Mzundo to build another church which is the site of present Holy Family Basilica.From St. Austin’s the Catholic Church spread out to other parts of Kenya with the Holy Ghost Missionaries evangelising the Archdioceses of Nairobi and Mombasa as well as the Diocese of Machakos.The Spiritan missionaries did not only plant the word of God but also planted coffee, the mocha coffee which flourished in the highlands. Already, it had been grown at Holy Ghost missions in Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) with great success. Although coffee had grown in the wild for many years earlier,
St. Austin’s mission is regarded as the birthplace of coffee in Kenya. Many blessings to you
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WhAT WE BELIEVE IN
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
Maker of all that is, visible and invisible .
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father.
Through him all things were made.For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
We Facilitate Unforgettable Worship Experiences.
— Our Motto
ONE HEART ONE MIND
(Cor unum et anima una)
— Our Mission
To be commited to the Gospel Values by promoting human dignity through education, health, development works and pastoral apostolate.
— Our Vision
A Congregation witnessing to God’s Love and Human dignity with the most vulnerable people through sustainable development.
— Core Values
- Gospel values
- Social teachings of the Church
- Dignity of the human person
order of mass
Monday – Friday : 5:45pm English Mass
Saturdays : 5:30pm English Mass
Public Holidays : 9:00am English Mass (No Evening Mass)
Sacrament Of Penance
Every Saturday from 3pm and on Sunday, half an hour before Holy Mass.
- 7:00am English Mass
- 8:30am Swahili Mass
- 10:00am English Mass
- 11:30am English Mass
Sunday School available during every Mass.
Most frequent questions and answers
We have Sunday School and Chatechism classes for Kids of all ages and your kids will Love it here.We have fantastic programmes for all age groups.Just ask one of our ushers to direct you to the childrens facilities.