St. Augustine’s Institute, established in 2000 by the Uganda Episcopal Conference for the ongoing formation of diocesan priests, formerly extended its on-going formation program to religious Congregations in 2013.
"Shepherds after my own heart" (Jeremiah 3:15).
To be instruments in God's hands as he carries out his promise of sending to his people shepherds after his own heart who will shepherd them wisely and prudently.
To engage pastoral agents in their effort to become more configured to Christ the Good Shepherd, and to expose them to programs that equip them with the necessary awareness and skills to meet the present pastoral challenges in their places of ministry.
In 2017 the following are the planned courses: 1) A 30-day Ignatian retreat, 2) A course in New Evangelization, 3) Counseling and Guidances, 4) 25 Year Classmates Reunion, 5) Sign Language Stage I, 6) Sign Language Stage II, 7) Comprehensive Renewal Course, 8) Computer Basics.
All the courses given aim to give a comprehensive ongoing formation for diocesan priests and other pastoral agents: their renewal of commitment to Jesus and to the ministry he assigned them, improvement of relationships with authority, with co-workers and with the flock, adaptation of new skills for doing pastoral ministry, rest and relaxation for the participants, and provision of meeting with fellow workers in the Lord’s vineyard and exchange of experience.