Maryknoll is offering missions of mercy…

Almost Home Made by Hand Finally, Clean Water

In South Sudan and Kenya, people are dying from hunger and many have left home for refugee camps because of violent conflicts over food.

Living conditions are desperate.

Despite the risk, Maryknoll missioners are distributing emergency supplies, and ministering to the sick. We will never stop caring for the people of East Africa.

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Prayer for South Sudan and Kenya

Blessed Mother Mary, we pray for
the starving children and adults of Mother Africa
who are growing too weak to cry or complain,
to grow and to live.

Blessed Mother Mary, help us to hear
their call for food and peace and health.
Help us to help them whose faith
and love are known to you alone.

Blessed Mother Mary, you gave your Son
Who gave us His body as Blessed Bread
so the world might have new life in Him.
Help us feed our African brothers and sisters
before it’s too late.
We urgently pray in Jesus’ Name.


~ Father Joseph R. Veneroso, M.M.


Maryknoll cares about witnessing our Catholic values in ways that support the dignity of all life.

The people of East Africa are hopeful that village and family life will be restored… so that schools can stay open… emergency aid can arrive safely… and that better farming methods will produce dependable crops. Will you join us to bring HOPE to the people of East Africa?

Help us end the suffering with your gift for Maryknoll missions in South Sudan, Kenya and 20 other countries around the developing world where people live in extreme poverty.

Please join us in mission.

Together we can witness the compassion of Our Lord by serving families in greatest need and by offering the healing grace of our faith.

Emergency Food Runs

Under difficult and sometimes dangerous conditions, Father John Barth, M.M. loads a truck with foodstuffs in nearby Uganda—as often as he can—and delivers them to St. Theresa Parish in Isohe, South Sudan:

  • beans, sorghum, flour, sugar
  • cooking oil
  • detergent and soaps

He has also built a submersible water pump in the parish to pull up ground water for cooking and washing.

Planting for the Future

Father Lance Nadeau, M.M. is working with villages in northwest Kenya to alleviate the drought and food shortages with:

  • sand dams to capture rain when it does fall
  • fishing boats for families on Lake Turkana who can sell the fish they don’t need for themselves
  • the planting of drought-resistant seeds for a more dependable harvest

Father Lance Nadeau, M.M. distributing seeds.

Witnessing the Compassion of Our Lord

Father Michael Bassano, M.M. brings comfort to the 25,000 displaced children and families living in U.N. refugee camps in Malakal, South Sudan. His daily rounds include:

  • visits with the sick and dying
  • the Sacraments for the faithful
  • Mass and special prayer requests

Father Mike Bassano, M.M. comforts the sick.

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P.O. Box 302
Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302
Tel: 1-888-627-9566

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We are a Catholic Society of priests and brothers based in the United States. We are dedicated to missionary work overseas in over 20 countries. Additionally, we animate Catholics in the United States to follow their own baptismal call to share God’s compassion and love with the poor, the sick, and all those in need.


L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Fr. Lance P. Nadeau, Fr. James M. Lynch, Fr. Timothy O. Kilkelly, Fr. Juan Montes Zúñiga)

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is overseen by our General Council, led by Superior General Rev. Lance P. Nadeau, M.M.


L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)





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The life of a Maryknoll missioner is challenging, fulfilling, and deeply rewarding. Follow your baptismal call to mission by sharing God’s compassion with the poor, the sick, and people most in need.

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