Baragoi Catholic Mission was the first mission to be opened in the Catholic Diocese of Marsabit when Maralal was under Marsabit.It was opened in 1952.
Baragoi deanery is made up of the following parishes:
Founded in the year 1952 by Consolata Fathers
Baragoi Parish later opened parishes such as loyangalani,South-Horr,Tuum and sererit
- Mission and Vission
To evangelize Christian so that there is communion and peaceful co-existence among the community.
celebration of the Sacraments
Taking mass to the outstations
Taking mass to the small Christian communities
Primary Evangelization preparation for self management teaching the people to be
Christians and celebrating mass to the mass.
The Paris was established in 1979 by Consolata fathers as an outstation of South Horr in
1997 it was fully proclaimed a parish which also marked the arrival of the YARUMAL.
It was previously before the proclamation as a parish it was under the care of FR.Alois
Lempuruk and FR.Samuel Lometo.
Three active outstations
Kawap inactive because of insecurity from cattle rustling
- Uwaso Rongai
- Lare rok
- Pastoral activities
- Small Christian communities
- Education (2 nurseries,Parkati and Tuum
- Lchekuti program
- Evening classes for the shepherds and warriors. Done in all outstations and
main parish by volunteer teachers
- Adult education for the community
- P.P.I Tuum and Lare Rok for primary school
History of the Parish
South Horr Parish started in April 1964, and is situated about 45kms from Baragoi on the
Maralal Lake Turkana road. The parish is in an area populated largely by the Samburu
Community. There are smaller populations of the Turkanas, Somalis, Rendile and Borana.
You may also find few Merians and Kikuyus doing business here. there are 2944 Christians
baptized in the parish to date, of which 2574 are confirmed and 133,have had a church
wedding .About 200 to 300 Christians receive the Holy Communion every Sunday. Church
attendance on Sundays is average.
The Christians teachings still face a major challenge from traditions and culture.
Alcohol/Miraa consumption is also a draw back.The church’s on Sacraments is not yet well
understood or taken in. More formation is needed on the participation and reception of these
sacraments .There is a number of Christians in the parish as a whole who receive the
Eucharist and are in polygamous marriages without Church wedding. There are many men
who are dormant and reluctant on the Church and Sacramental issues. The majority of
Women seem to be very committed but they have to contend with the wishes of their
husbands in so far as the Church wedding or even in some cases going to Church is
There are many youths baptized but who don’t come to church. Those who come however
show signs of commitment albeit unpredictable. There are also many children; some follow
PMC and Mass Serving Groups.Intrest should be put in their formation.
South Horr has a history of divisions into groups. Each group works to draw a new priest or
one of the priests to their camp but this situation has been arrested to lower profile if any is
The Parish has 6(Six) main outstations:
vi. Arge(Tungu,Lapikutuk ,Sokotei and Anderi)
i. Catholic Men Associations (CMA)
ii. Catholic Women Association (CWA)
iii. Tilitha Kum
iv. Pontifical Missionary Childhood (PMC)
v. St. Francis Parish Youth
vi. Altar servers
vii. St. Joseph’s Parish Choir
viii. Catholic Teachers Association (CTA)
Small Christian Communities-S.C.C
i. Martin de Pores
ii. St. Jacob (Soweto)
iii. St. Stephen (sirata)
iv. St. Paul (Lolderkes)
v. St. Monica(sere namunyak)
vi. St. Peter (mermeji)
vii. St. Bakhita
viii. St. Maria Goretti
ix. St. Joseph cafasso
x. Maria Consolata(water)
xi. Maria Consolata(sumuruai)
xii. Blessed Joseph Allamano
xiii. St. Francis of Asisi
xiv. St. Carol lwanga
Missionaries of charity of Mary Immaculate(MCMI)
Managed by Mexican congregation. Which was Formed in 1993 by servant of God FR.Moses Lira Serafin (a missionary of the Holy Spirit).
-About 250 sisters
Kenya, mexico, U.S, Guatemala, Peru, Nicaragua, Chile
Kenya – Maralal diocese, Kakamega diocese, Nakuru diocese
Charism of the MCMI
- To work with the poror (service to the poor).
- To work in the Hospitals, Parishes, Old age and mental.