On Sunday, June 29, the Maryknoll Society will commemorate anniversaries of ordination to the priesthood or Final Oath as a Maryknoll Brother for 31 jubilarians. Ceremonies will be held at the Maryknoll Mission Center in Ossining, New York.
A number of the Maryknoll jubilarians have shared information about their work in mission in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the U.S. During the second half of June and continuing through the summer, all of the 2014 Maryknoll jubilarians will be celebrated in the Maryknoll Museum of Living Mission located in the Maryknoll Mission Center.
Father Charles H. Cappel Celebrates 70 Years As Missioner
Father Charles H. Cappel, M.M., of Cincinnati, Ohio, will celebrate his 70th anniversary of ordination as a Maryknoll missioner.
Ordained on June 11, 1944, Father Cappel’s foreign mission assignments include:
1944-1948: After Latin American studies at the University of San Marcos, he served in the Puno Colegio, run by Maryknollers, as a teacher and procurator for Maryknoll’s Puno Mission.
1974: Taught and performed pastoral work in the Huancané parish of Santiago Apostol among the Aymara people of Puno, Peru.
1992-2004: Although he retired in 1992, Father Cappel continued to live and work in Peru, serving as a professor of Latin at San José Seminary in Huancané and preforming pastoral ministry in Puno and Lima.
Father Cappel’s U.S. assignments include:
1948-1951: Served as the local superior of the Maryknoll Mission Promotion House in Buffalo, New York.
1954-1964: Vice rector of the Maryknoll Junior Seminary in Lakewood, New Jersey, where he also served as professor of biology and Dean of Studies
1964-1968: Rector of the Maryknoll Junior Seminary in Lakewood, New Jersey.
1968-1971: Rector of the Maryknoll Seminary in Ossining.
1971-1974: Assisted the director of the Maryknoll Office of Society Personnel.
2004-2012: Assigned to the Maryknoll Retirement Community in Ossining, New York.
2012: Moved to the Maryknoll Mission St. Teresa’s residence, where he resides at the present time.
Born in Norwood, Ohio, on October 4, 1917, Father Cappel attended St. Matthew’s Elementary School. After graduation from Purcell High School in 1935, he entered Maryknoll Junior Seminary in Cincinnati. Father Cappel earned a bachelor’s degree in education (1937) and philosophy (1947) from St. Gregory’s Seminary in Cincinnati. He also holds a master’s degree in biology from the University of St. Louis in Missouri (1951), a doctorate in physiology from the University of Illinois at Champaign (1960) and a master’s degree in education from Iona College, New Rochelle, New York (1974).
Brother Adrian Mazuchowski Celebrates 65 Years As Missioner
Brother Adrian Mazuchowski, M.M., of Detroit, Michigan, will celebrate the 65th anniversary of his First Oath as a Maryknoll Brother.
Richard Mazuchowski pronounced his First Oath of Obedience on June 29, 1949 and took the religious name of Brother Adrian. After pronouncing his Permanent Oath of Obedience on June 21, 1952, Brother Adrian’s foreign mission assignments include:
1952-1984: Japan – after language studies, he worked in the business office of the Maryknoll Center House in Tokyo. Brother Adrian also served as secretary to the Maryknoll Regional Superior. For the last four-and-a-half years of his stay in Japan, he ministered in the parish apostolate in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan.
Brother Adrian’s U.S. assignments include:
1949-1952: Assigned to the rector’s office at Maryknoll College, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
1984-1988: Serve in the controller’s office at the Maryknoll Mission Center in Ossining.
1988-1991: Internal auditor of the Maryknoll Society.
1991-1992: Second Regional Assistant to Maryknoll’s United States Region.
1992-1994: Re-appointed internal auditor.
Brother Adrian retired in 1997, but continued his work at Maryknoll’s Chicago Development House. After returning to New York, he served part-time in the accounting department at the Maryknoll Mission Center in Ossining.
Born on March 14, 1931, in Detroit, Michigan, Brother Adrian attended St. Andrew’s Parochial School (1928-1934) and St. Alphonsus Parochial School in Dearborn (1934-1936). After graduating from Wilbur Wright Vocational High School (1940), Brother Adrian attended the Lawrence Institute of Technology, in Highland Park, Michigan. In 1942, he entered the United States Army and served in Europe with the 12th Armored Division. Brother Adrian was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant in 1946. After resuming college courses at the University of Detroit, he decided to become a missioner and entered Maryknoll in 1947.
Father J. Lawrence Schanberger Celebrates 65 Years As Missioner
Father J. Lawrence Schanberger, M.M., of Baltimore, Maryland, will celebrate his 65th anniversary of ordination as a Maryknoll missioner.
Ordained on June 11, 1949, Father Schanberger’s foreign mission assignments include:
1954-1960: In Maryknoll’s Mission Region in Chile, he directed and developed the work of the Molina Agricultural School to provide young Chilean farmers with basic education and technical training.
1960-1968: Pastor and director of the high school in La Asuncion Parish in Talcahuano, which continues to serve the steel workers of Chile and their families. Working with a team of Maryknoll priests, Maryknoll Brothers and Maryknoll Sisters, every effort was made to provide a strong apostolic formation to the young students and the lay leaders.
1968-1971: Superior of Maryknollers in the Venezuela Mission Unit.
1971-1974: Regional Superior of Maryknoll’s Venezuela/Colombia Region.
1979-1980: Maryknoll Bangladesh Unit. Due to a long delay for permission to enter Bangladesh, he spent 14 months in Calcutta, India, working closely with Mother Teresa and her Missionary Sisters and Brothers of Charity.
1980-1995: In Bangladesh, he served as pastor of the rural Holy Spirit Parish in Tuital that is 25 miles from Bangladesh’s capital city of Dhaka.
1995-Present: Working in Chile at Our Lady of Mercy Parish that serves nearly 45,000 people on the outskirts of Santiago. Along with his sacramental pastoral duties, Father Schanberger assists the Chilean pastor and Chilean first assistant in the formation of lay persons and caring for the sick and elderly.
Father Schanberger’s U.S. mission assignments include:
1949-1954: After advanced studies in chemistry, he served for two years on the faculty of Maryknoll College, Lakewood, New Jersey.
1974-1979: Rector of the Maryknoll Major Seminary in Ossining, New York.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland on October 21, 1922, Father Schanberger attended All Saints Parochial School (1928-1936) and graduated from St. Charles High School & College in Catonsville, Maryland (1941). Father Schanberger studied for one year at St. Mary’s Major Seminary in Baltimore before entering Maryknoll Seminary in Ossining, New York in 1943. He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. Charles College, Catonsville, Maryland (1941), a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Manhattan College, The Bronx, New York (1950) and a master’s degree in Christian spirituality from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska (1976).
Father Michael A. Gould Celebrates 60 Years As Missioner
Father Michael A. Gould, M.M., of Merna, Illinois, will celebrate his 60th anniversary of ordination as a Maryknoll missioner.
Ordained on June 12, 1955, Father Gould’s foreign mission assignments include:
1955-1956: After a language course in Cochabamba, Bolivia, Father Gould was transferred to the Maryknoll Mission Region in Bolivia where he has served for 50 years. His first assignment was as pastor in the Cotoca Parish.
1956-1961: Assistant pastor to the Montero Parish in Santa Cruz Diocese, caring for the 1,000 Okinawans who colonized the area during the 1950s.
1961-1965: Achacachi Parish, working among the Aymara people while also serving as the radio director of the San Gabriel Radio Station in the Altiplano.
1965-present: Pastor of the mission in Okinawa Colony II, a sub-tropical lowland of Bolivia. Besides regular parochial duties, Father Gould has worked with the training of lay leaders and catechists. He helped organize agricultural cooperatives and credit unions, and he worked with the parishioners to build more than 20 chapels in the mission stations. Father Gould also built a church and he helped establish a small hospital and dispensaries in various communities.
2002: Retired but continues his parish ministry in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, on a limited basis.
Born on August 13, 1927, in Merna, Illinois, Father Gould attended Merna Elementary School (1933-1941). After graduating from Holy Trinity High School, Bloomington, Illinois, in 1945, he entered Maryknoll Apostolic College in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy at Maryknoll Seminary in Ossining, New York (1949).
Father Delos A. Humphrey Celebrates 60 Years As Missioner
Father Delos A. Humphrey, M.M., of Rome, New York, will celebrate his 60th anniversary of ordination as a Maryknoll missioner.
Ordained on June 12, 1954, Father Humphrey’s foreign mission assignments include:
1955-1956: Appointed assistant pastor of the Catholic Mission in Tienchung, Taiwan.
1957-1961: Assistant pastor and director of the Men’s Catechist School of the Taichung Diocese.
1961-1967: Pastor of the Catholic Mission in Wujih-Nantun.
1967-1970: Pastor of the mission in Houli Hsiang. He organized a night school for working youth, a parish credit union and he became involved in labor issues.
1972-1976: Executive secretary of the Pastoral Commission and the Catechist Commission of the Chinese Bishop’s Conference in Taipei. Served as English secretary for the Secretariat and for Paul Cardinal Yu Pin.
1978-1982: A member of the Asian Secretariat, served as director of the Family Service Section of Friendship House in Taipei. Helped families new to the city establish contact with their parishes and build relationships with their neighbors.
1982-1985: Assistant to Maryknoll’s Taiwan Regional Superior.
1985-1987: Pastor of the Mission in Puli in central Taiwan.
1995-1997: Maryknoll Asian Migrant Ministry to help the Taiwanese Maryknollers become more aware of the difficulties faced by migrants.
1997-Present: Father Humphrey retired in 1997, but continues to reside in Taiwan.
Father Humphrey’s U.S. assignments include:
1987-1988: Mission education and promotion work in St. Louis, Missouri.
1988-1992: Director of the Maryknoll Center in Buffalo, New York.
1993-1995: Administrator of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Monterey Park, diocese of Los Angeles, California. At the parish, he established an outreach mission to local Chinese people.
Born in Rome, New York on October 18, 1927, in Rome, New York, Father Humphrey attended Fort Stanwix School (1932-1938) and St. Aloysius Academy (1938-1942). He attended Manhattan Preparatory School, Bronx, New York, and De La Sale Academy, Newport, Rhode Island, each for one year before entering Maryknoll in 1944. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy (1949), and a Master of Divinity degree (1954) from Maryknoll Seminary in Ossining. He later earned a doctorate in ministry from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkley, California.
Father Robert V. Nehrig Celebrates 60 Years As Missioner
Father Robert V. Nehrig, M.M., of East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will celebrate his 60th anniversary of ordination as a Maryknoll missioner.
Ordained on June 12, 1954, Father Nehrig’s foreign mission assignments include:
1954-1956: Japanese language and cultural studies at the Franciscan Language School in Tokyo. Appointed assistant at Maryknoll’s mission in Tsu, Mie Ken.
1956-1961: Assistant pastor and then pastor at Sonobe Mission in the mountainous region north of Kyoto City.
1961-1968: Assistant pastor at Kusatsu Parish located in Shiga Kan on Lake Biwa. Appointed pastor at Suzuka parish.
1975-1982: Director of the Catholic House at Oita where he was involved in building small basic Christian Communities and reaching out to people through youth programs, community fund drives and other community programs.
1982-1996: Pastor of Kusatsu Parish.
1986-1989: Appointed third Assistant Regional Superior, a post he filled again from 1995 to 1998.
1996-present: Pastor of the Tsu and Hisai Parishes in Mie Ken, an area with nearly 400,000 people and only 1,000 Catholics. Many foreign workers in this area include Filipinos and Latinos from Brazil, Bolivia and Peru.
Father Nehrig’s U.S. assignments include:
1968-1971: Mission education and promotion work at the Maryknoll Mission Center in Buffalo, New York.
1971-74: Director of the Maryknoll Mission Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Born on January 23, 1928, in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Father Nehrig attended St. William Parochial School (1934-1941). After graduating from Central Catholic High School in 1945, he entered Maryknoll Apostolic College in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. Father Nehrig earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy (1950) and a bachelor’s degree in sacred theology (1953) from Maryknoll Seminary in Ossining, New York.
Father Richard J. Quinn Celebrates 60 Years As Missioner
Father Richard J. Quinn, M.M. of Clifton, New Jersey, will celebrate his 60th anniversary of ordination as a Maryknoll missioner.
Ordained on June 12, 1954, Father Quinn’s foreign mission assignments include:
1954-1960: Musoma, Tanganyika, East Africa. Studied Kengoreme language and culture and served as pastor of the Iramba Parish among the Bongoreme people.
1960-1961: Studied the Kiswahili language and worked among the Wakuria people in Tarime Parish.
1961-1971: Pastor of Komuge Parish, ministering to the Wasimbiti people. He became proficient in a third African language, Kisimbeti, and formed the Mara Jazz Band that topped the music charts for a year in East Africa.
1972-1979: Served at Kebirigo Parish in the Kisii highlands of Kenya. Established and directed a lay leadership community training center (Viongozi Senta) in Kebirigo. He and his staff trained local leaders, offering more than 40 pastoral, social and economic courses for adults and youth of all faiths. The center’s services also were utilized by the civil government to train and upgrade its teachers and leaders. While running this center, Father Quinn discovered the need to develop audio-visual pastoral tools that led him into video ministry.
For 26 years, Father Quinn had been the director of Ukweli Video Productions under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Nairobi. More than 290 video documentaries, plays and docu-dramas have been produced, with 60 having a strong pastoral message. Every corner of Africa has heard about Ukweli Video Productions, and many have been shown on television stations worldwide. Ukweli Video Productions now is Africanized with a staff of 15.
2009-present: Retired and residing in Kenya, continuing his involvement with lay evangelizing teams.
Born in Passaic, New Jersey, on September 27, 1926, Father Quinn attended St. Paul’s Grammar School, Clifton, New Jersey (1932-1940). After graduating from Pope Pius XII High School in Passaic in 1945, he entered Maryknoll Venard Seminary. He holds bachelor’s degrees in philosophy (1949) and sacred theology (1953), and a master’s degree in religious education (1954) from Maryknoll Seminary in Ossining. Father Quinn studied video production at the University of Missouri (1979), the New School for Social Research and Fordham University, both in New York City (1982).
Father James V. Roth Celebrates 60 Years As Missioner
Father James V. Roth, M.M. of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, will celebrate his 60th anniversary of ordination as a Maryknoll missioner.
Ordained on June 12, 1954, Father Roth’s foreign mission assignments include:
1960-1966: Served at the Maryknoll Mission in the Prelature of Juli, Peru. After language studies in Cochabamba, Bolivia, he was appointed assistant pastor of Parroquía De San Taraco among the Quechua people.
1966-1968: Assistant pastor at Parroquía De Nuestra Señora De Dolores in Arequipa, Peru.
1968: Assistant pastor at Parroquia De Nuestra Señora de La Asunción, in Azangáro. Appointed pastor in 1972.
1974-1980: Pastor of Taraco-Pusi Parish.
1980-1989: Pastor of Parroquía de San Pedro in the seaport town of Puerto Supe. He then served in Parroquía Sagrada Familia in Ciudad Nueva, in Tacna, Peru.
1989-1998: Assistant pastor at Holy Family Parish in Tacna.
1998-2008: Retired but continued to serve as pastor of the Blessed John XXIII Parish in Tacna.
Father Roth’s U.S. assignments include:
1954-1960: Served in Maryknoll’s mission education and promotion departments in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Houston, Texas.
1957-1960: Promotion director of the Maryknoll Houston house.
2008-present: Resides at the Maryknoll residence in Los Altos, California.
Born on May 20, 1927, in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Father Roth attended Holy Trinity Grammar School and three years at Aquinas High School. He entered Maryknoll Apostolic College (Venard) in 1944 for his fourth year of high school and earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1949. He holds a master’s degree in religious education from Maryknoll Seminary, Ossining, New York (1954).
Father John F. Wymes Celebrates 60 Years As Missioner
Father John F. Wymes, M.M., of New York City, will celebrate his 60th anniversary of ordination as a Maryknoll missioner.
Ordained on June 12, 1954, Father Wymes’ foreign mission assignments include:
1955-1960: Serving at the Maryknoll mission in Musoma, Tanganyika (now Tanzania), in East Africa. After language studies, he served in pastoral ministry in the Majita and Nyegina parishes.
1962-1968: Bursar at the Maryknoll Language School and treasurer for the Musoma Diocese.
1969-1972: Headmaster of the lsibania Secondary School in Maryknoll’s Isibania Mission on the border of Kenya and Tanzania.
1972-1975: The first full-time Catholic chaplain at East Africa’s largest teaching hospital, Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.
1977-1979: Mathare Mental Hospital in Nairobi, the only hospital of its kind in Kenya. Along with a Protestant chaplain, he cared for nearly 1,500 patients.
1979-1984: Founded the Amani Counseling Society in Nairobi, a counseling center that began in two rooms and today occupies its own building to serve a wide range of clients.
Father Wymes’ United States assignments include:
1960-1962: Mission education and promotion work in the Denver, Colorado, area.
1968-1969: Chaplain at Phelps Memorial Hospital in North Tarrytown, New York.
1976-1977: Earned an advanced certificate in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Boston City Hospital. That same year he taught CPE at Maryknoll Seminary in Hingham, Massachusetts.
1987-1989: Administrator of the Maryknoll Mission Promotion Center in West Hempstead, New York.
1989-present: Pastoral ministry at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Malverne, New York.
Born in New York City on September 15, 1927, Father Wymes attended St. Peter and St. Paul Grammar School (1933-1941) and graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School (1942), both in the Bronx, New York. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Maryknoll Seminary in Ossining (1949).
Father Robert James Carleton Celebrates 50 Years As Missioner
Father Robert James Carleton, M.M., of Oakland, California, will celebrate his 50th anniversary of ordination as a Maryknoll missioner.
Ordained on June 13, 1964, Father Carleton’s foreign mission assignments include:
1973-1976: After Spanish language and culture studies at the Maryknoll Language School in Cochabamba, Bolivia, Father Carleton was assigned to Guatemala.
1982-1985: Pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Choloma, Honduras.
1985-1992: Served at Sacred Heart of Jesus, a parish of 65,000 people in Las Palmas, San Pedro Sula. The parish was formed to minister to the many migrants who came from the countryside hoping to find work and live in shanty towns on the outskirts of the city. In 1990, Father Carleton set up a housing project to help the people of his parish improve their living conditions through low-cost loans and grants.
1999-2002: Peoples’ Republic of China, where he taught English at Wuyi University in Jiangmen and then at Zhanjiang Normal College in Zhanjiang in Guangdong Province.
Father Carleton’s U.S. mission assignments include:
1964-1973: Mission education and promotion work at the Maryknoll Mission Promotion Centers in Cleveland, Ohio; Los Angeles, California; and San Francisco, California.
1976-1982: Director of center development, Maryknoll headquarters in Ossining, New York.
1992-1993: Director of the Maryknoll Mission Promotion Center in Los Angeles.
1993-1999: Co-director of mission promotion at the Society’s Ossining headquarters.
2002-2004: Set up a mission promotion office and residence in Puerto Rico.
2004-2009: Director of the Jacksonville, Florida, Maryknoll Mission Promotion house. From there, he covered five southeastern states and Puerto Rico.
2009-2014: Director of the Maryknoll Residence in Los Altos, California, for senior Maryknollers.
January 2014 – present: In Los Altos, assists with mission promotion and local parish ministry.
Born on March 12, 1937, in Oakland, California, Father Carleton attended Our Lady of Lourdes, Grammar School (1942-1950). He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Berkeley, California (1954), and attended Santa Clara University for one year before entering Maryknoll in 1955. Father Carleton holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Maryknoll College, Glen Ellyn, Illinois (1959) and a master’s degree in religious education from Maryknoll Seminary in Ossining, New York (1964).
Father Eugene W. Toland Celebrates 50 Years As Missioner
Father Eugene W. Toland, M.M., of Boston, Massachusetts, will celebrate his 50th anniversary of ordination as a Maryknoll missioner.
Ordained on June 13, 1964, Father Toland’s foreign mission assignments include:
1973-1978: Bolivia to work among the Aymara people in the Alti Plano outside La Paz.
1978-1979: Coordinator for Maryknoll’s Latin America Region.
1986-1991: He joined Edu-Video, a Maryknoll production team based in La Paz, to produce videos shown on television and in U.S. schools and universities.
1991-1994: Africa to work among refugees fleeing the prolonged civil war in Sudan and with people with HIV/AIDS in the slums of Kenya.
1994-1999: Latin America, in Melozal in southern Chile, the heart of a fruit and wine producing area, to minister to farm workers. He devoted his efforts to leadership formation of the laity.
2001-present: Elected regional superior of Maryknoll’s Latin America Region. He is a member of the Cochabamba Pastoral Group and the Overseas Training Coordinator for Latin America. He continues to work and serve in Bolivia.
Father Toland’s United States assignments include:
1969-1973: Vocation work in the New York Archdiocese. He also served as a chaplain in the Young Christian Student Movement. In 1969, Father Toland became director of a nationwide mission education effort for students (Maryknoll Formation Program for International Services) that offered seminars across the country on international understanding and vocation discernment.
1979-1984: Elected to a six-year term on Maryknoll’s General Council. He then studied at Boston College and the Weston School of Theology. He also learned video and TV production.
1999-2002: Latin America Maryknoll Society representative to the United Nations Commission for Economic and Social Affairs. He participated in a number of U.N.-sponsored regional and international forums on human rights, development and indigenous peoples.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 1, 1936, Father Toland attended the Kent, Prescott and C.R. Edwards Schools in Charlestown, Massachusetts (1941-1950) and graduated from Boston English High School (1954). He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Maryknoll College, Glen Ellyn, Illinois (1959) and a master’s degree in religious education from Maryknoll Seminary, Ossining (1964).
Father Thomas R. Egan Celebrates 50 Years As Missioner
Father Thomas R. Egan, M.M. of Oil City, Pennsylvania, will celebrate his 50th anniversary of ordination as a Maryknoll Missioner.
Ordained on June 13, 1964, Father Egan’s foreign mission assignments include:
1966-1969: Associate pastor at Bu Pyeng Catholic Church in Inchon, Korea.
1969-1973: Pastor of Kimpo Parish, Inchon Diocese.
1973-1977: Founding pastor of Ok Su Dong Parish in Seoul, Korea.
1977-1983: Served two terms as Maryknoll’s Regional Superior for Korea.
1983-1986: Pastor of Pan Song Dong Parish in Pusan. Father Egan has acted as a mentor to the young priests, encouraging them as they begin their work as pastors.
1993-present: He was reassigned to Inchon for one year before volunteering for his teaching assignment in China. Father Eagan has taught in many settings, ranging from a private school serving K – 12, to the college level and at a large university in Shenyang City. Father Egan lives in the City of Yanji in Jilin Province, Northeast China. He ministers in the Yanji Parish which consists of Ethnic Korean Chinese, Han Chinese and South Koreans who work in Yanji.
Father Egan’s United States assignments include:
1986-1992: Director of admissions and coordinator of the Vocations Department at the Maryknoll Mission Center, Ossining, New York.
Born on February 10, 1937, in Oil City, Pennsylvania, Father Egan attended St. Joseph’s Grade School. After graduating from St. Joseph’s High School in 1955, he attended Gannon College and St. Mark’s Seminary, Erie, Pennsylvania. Father Egan entered Maryknoll College, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, in 1957, and earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1959. He also holds a master’s degree in religious education (1964) from Maryknoll Seminary, Maryknoll, New York.
Father Robert T. McCahill Celebrates 50 Years As Missioner
Father Robert T. McCahill, M.M. of Goshen, Illinois, will celebrate his 50th anniversary of ordination as a Maryknoll Missioner.
Ordained on June 13, 1964, Father McCahill’s foreign mission assignments include:
1964-1975: After Visayan language study, he served for three years as assistant parish priest in Cateel, Mati and Lupon in the Philippines. He then transferred to the western side of the island, moving from place to place building church communities.
1975-1986: Father McCahill and four other Maryknoll priests opened a new mission in Bangladesh. After Bengali language study at the Oriental Institute in Barisal (1976), the group took up residence in Tangail, where they lived in community serving the Muslim and Hindu poor.
1986: Father McCahill moved on alone, living in Kishorganj, a town 100 miles east of Tangail and without resident foreigners or missioners. He has moved to a different district every third year, living among the poor and riding a bicycle to seek people seriously in need of medical or surgical attention.
At first Muslim neighbors viewed him with suspicion but they gradually become accustomed to his presence among them. Satisfied at that point, Father McCahill feels it is then time to move on, to show new neighbors a Christian who chooses to live with Muslims and to be useful to their sick and poor.
1996: Father McCahill published Dialogue of Life: A Christian Among Allah’s Poor (Orbis Books). His writings also appear in Maryknoll magazine, Revista Maryknoll, World Mission and The National Catholic Reporter.
Father McCahill was born on June 21, 1937 in Des Moines, Iowa. He moved with his family to Goshen, Illinois, where he attended West Goshen Elementary School (1943-1949) and graduated from Goshen High School (1955). Father McCahill holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy (1959) from Maryknoll College in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and a master’s degree in religious education (1964) from Maryknoll Seminary in Ossining.
Father Francis T. McGourn Celebrates 50 Years As Missioner
Father Francis T. McGourn of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will celebrate his 50th anniversary of ordination as a Maryknoll Missioner.
Ordained on June 13, 1964, Father McGourn’s foreign mission assignments include:
1971-1973: Puno, Peru, where he served as director of Radio Onda Azul.
1974: He founded and served as director of the Institute for Aymara Studies, and as pastor of the Parish at Chucuito, Puno, Peru.
1978: Appointed assistant to the Maryknoll Regional Superior (Peru) in 1978.
1986-1995: Appointed director of the Instituto de Idiomas, Maryknoll’s language school in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
1995: Named director of the Department of Missiology and professor of linguistics and semiotics at Universidad Católica Boliviana, Cochabamba, Bolivia. Served as Spiritual Director at the National Major Seminary (San José) in Cochabamba.
1989: Elected Assistant Regional Superior for Maryknoll’s Bolivia Region. Re-elected in 1992.
1997-2001: Appointed Maryknoll’s regional superior of Bolivia. Elected to three-year term.
2001: Appointed assistant to the regional superior in Latin America and district coordinator of the Southern District of the Latin American Region.
2008-2009: He retired in 2008, but continued teaching at the Cochabamba Language School.
Father McGourn’s United States assignments include:
1969-1971: Taught Spanish at Maryknoll College, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
1979: Coordinator of the Center for Mission Studies. Six months later he was appointed director of the education department for a term of three years, and re-appointed again in 1982.
2002-2008: Elected to a six-year term as Maryknoll’s Vicar General.
2010-present: Assigned as director of the Maryknoll Society House in New York City.
Born on January 16, 1938, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Father McGourn attended St. Athanasius Grammar School (1943-1951) and Northeast Catholic High School (1951-1954). He entered Maryknoll in 1954. Father McGourn received a master of divinity degree in sacred scripture (1958) and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Maryknoll College, Glen Ellyn, Illinois (1959). He earned a master’s degree in religious education from Maryknoll Seminary, Ossining (1964). From Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, Father McGourn earned a master’s degree in Spanish and Latin American literature (1966) and a doctorate in Spanish linguistics (1969).
Father Kevin J. Hanlon Celebrates 25 Years As Missioner
Father Kevin J. Hanlon, M.M., of Rochester, New York, will celebrate his 25th anniversary of ordination as a Maryknoll missioner.
Ordained on June 3, 1989, Father Hanlon’s foreign mission assignments include:
1989-1994: Parish work in Hokkaido, Japan.
1994-1997: Advanced studies in missiology in Rome, Italy.
1997-2004: Served in the city of Nara and taught sacred scripture at Notre Dame Women’s College in Kyoto.
2004: Father Hanlon’s book about the modern Japanese Church, Popular Catholicism in Japan (Tokyo: Enderle, 2004) was published in English and Japanese.
Father Hanlon’s U.S. mission assignments include:
2005-2009: Mission education and promotion.
2009-2013: Appointed Mission Education and Promotion department’s northeast director. He also served as an advisor to the USCCB Committee on World Mission.
2013-present: Appointed director of vocations for the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers.
Born on December 6, 1956, in Irondequoit, New York, Father Hanlon attended Our Lady of Lourdes, Grammar School, in Rochester, New York (1960-1966). When his family relocated to Los Altos, California, he attended St. Williams Grammar School (1967-1970), and St. Francis High School in Mountain View, California (1970-1972). Upon returning to Rochester, Father Hanlon graduated from Bishop Kearney High School (1974). He holds a bachelor’s degree in theology from Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. (1974-1979), an M. Div in theology from Maryknoll School of Theology, Ossining, New York (1989) and a doctorate in missiology from The Pontifical Gregorian University, in Rome (1997).