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Sacred Heart Seminary (SHS) in Gulu, Uganda is the primary minor seminary in Gulu. It provides a secondary boarding school education (grades 7-12) for boys discerning the priesthood.

SHS was founded in 1936 by the Comboni Missionaries, who brought the Catholic faith to Northern Uganda. Archbishop John Baptist Odama refers to this minor seminary as “the heart of the Archdiocese of Gulu” because it provides quality education for young men, many of whom will eventually become priests, but all who have been given the tools to help build a better future.

For the past 80 years the mission of SHS is the formation of priests for service to humanity. Since 1990 Hope for Uganda has been very instrumental in supporting priestly education and formation at SHS. Today the school boasts an enrollment of 170 students, who consistently produce exceptional scores on government exams. The school is ranked among the best in all of Uganda.

The long effects of war are still having negative impact on the economic state of most families in the Archdiocese of Gulu. The majority of parents do not have enough money to pay tuition fees for their sons to attend seminary high school, causing many to drop out of school. Scholarship funds through Hope for Uganda have been established to meet that challenge. Contributing to the Good Samaritan Scholarship Fund is a wonderful opportunity to help children who are eager to learn and build a better tomorrow.