It is customary for Hanga Abbey and its schools (Hanga Seminary, St. Benedict, Hanga Trade School) to have Palm Sunday celebrated together at which students from all schools and workers celebrate the Mass at the abbey church. This year the mass was presided by Fr. Kamugisha the head of St. Augustine Catholic University of Songea campus. The celebration started at St. Pirmin's Guest House where palms were blessed and procession began heading to the abbey church about 300 meters.
The celebration of masses together is desirable for the community but the abbey church is too small to handle all people at once. Hence, at least once a year, monks, students and workers take the trouble to attend mass together.