Guardian Angel Parish, AJIA
Ajia Parish was erected in 2004 and curved out of Arivu Parish. The parish is located 25 km south of Arua and the catchment area is about 300 km2 with a population of about 19.000 (nineteen thousand) people, out of them are 10456 Catholics. 29 catechist are serving in 19 Mission stations and for 165 basic Christian communities. Ajia has a typically rural setting and the people practice subsistence farming; it’s a mission area, widely scattered and not rooted in self-reliance, people are very poor and less educated.
A census in the parish was done from March to May 2016 and the following figures are collected from chapels under the parish.
|Number of Chapels||18|
|Matrimony: one wife||372|
|Without matrimony one wife||878|
|Number of families||1837|
|Number of persons||10456|
|Never started communion||2412|
|First communion 7-10 years||1773|
|First communion 11-15 years||620|
|Confirmations 15-20 years||878|
|Confirmations over 20 years||446|
|Adults for baptism||431|
|Adult for confirmation||956|