Patron Saint: St. Padre Pio
Feast Day: 23rd September
When did the Parish start: 23’” September, 2003
Location: Malawi, Catholic Diocese of Mangochi, Mangochi District, to the South West constituency of Mangochi
Parish Population: around 9,696 Catholics
Number of Mission stations: twenty (20)
Number of schools: 13 Catholic schools namely: Namisi, Majiga, Mtimabi, Thumu, Kamundi, Boola, Mpitira, Kapako, Kachala, Phirilongwe, Chileka, Msosa and Maera.
Charitable institutions and their names: 1, Katema Health Centre
The parish popularly known as Katema is under the patronage of St. Padre Pio. The feast day for the parish falls on 23rd september each year. katema parish shares boundaries with mangochi, ulongwe, kapire, koche, nankhwali and nankumba parishes. Statistics reveal that there close 10 thousand catholics within Katema parish alone. as a parish katema has four minor pastoral centres and these are katema, mtimabii, katete and kapako with 20 mission stations and 80 small christian communities.
Katema has been a mission station of mangochi parish from 1976 to 2003 when it was elevated to parish. some of the priests that initiated and served at the station are Late bishop nervi, Frs. Chipala, Santino Chepesi Kalawa, A. Magwaya, P. Rappozo, Phweruwa, Kamanga and currently Fr. Kizito Khauya is the parish priest of the parish.
Mass Schedule: 6am & 9am
- Benediction on Thursday at 4pm
- Bible Class and Catechumenate classes on Saturdays at 9am
- Small Christian Communities gathering on Saturdays at 4pm
PARISH COUNCIL EXECUTIVE MEETINGS ARE HELD EACH MONTH.