fbpx
Food Assistance – Buza Parish

Food Assistance – Buza Parish

Food Assistance – Buza Parish

Region:

Africa

Country:

Tanzania

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. John Waldrep, M.M.

Fr. John Waldrep’s project will teach about COVID and its impact on Tanzanians. COVID has hit the informal economy very hard. Many day laborers are out of work and unable to meet basic needs like food and rent. In addition, Fr. John hopes to help those in their COVID relief measures and other social service programs.

Help parishes in the Southern area of Dar es Salaam as well as various religious congregations in their assistance programs.

“Our Christian mission directs us to aid less-fortunate fellow humans in body as well as soul. We extend our aid to raise standards of living and to provide better facilities for health and education. We recognize the right of every man to have enough to wear, sufficient to eat, decent housing, and the opportunity to raise and educate a family. These are just some of the practical applications of what the word “mission” means.”

- The Mark of a Christian by Fr. Albert Nevins, Editorial, December 1960 p. 37

Transfiguration Catholic Church Parish Development

Transfiguration Catholic Church Parish Development

Transfiguration Catholic Church Parish Development

Region:

Africa

Country:

Tanzania

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. John Eybel, M.M.

Transfiguration Parish property in Mabatini-Mwanza was overrun by squatters when it was an outstation of Bugando Parish. Maryknoller Fr. John Eybel developed the out-station into a parish, with church and parish house. Numerous squatters have left, however, four of them remain. Once those squatters leave, Fr. Eybel plans to put a fence around the property.

With your help, the re-acquired property will serve the social needs of Transfiguration parishioners offering potential space for education, meetings, receptions, recreation and Sisters’ housing.

“Poverty is not an option. The poor have no options. Develop a situation where the people have opportunities, and they will flourish.”

– Fr. Thomas Goekler, Maryknoll Magazine, September 2009

Catechists in Buza

Catechists in Buza

Catechists in Buza

Region:

Africa

Country:

Tanzania

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. John Waldrep, M.M.

This project will assist with the training of the four catechists working in Buza parish as well as materials and supplies for the various classes and seminars they conduct: RCIA, Baptism Preparation for Children, Confirmation Preparation, Leadership training in the Christian Communities, Bible study, enculturation seminars, etc.

Your support will allow Fr. John Waldrep to work with catechists so their Christian identity is enhanced so they may perpetuate the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Care of Creation

Care of Creation

Care of Creation

Region:

Africa

Country:

Kenya

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. John Waldrep, M.M.

The reforestation project will take place in 20-30 outstations of St. John the Baptist Parish. Two types of drought-resistant trees will be planted. The trees will bring various nutritional and socio-economic benefits to the local population. The second part of this proposal is for a solar pump for a well in St. John the Baptist Parish. In 2015, the Society funded the drilling of a well in the Parish. That well is now the main water source for the surrounding community. Fossil fuels are used to power the pump. Shifting to a solar pump will protect the environment and relieve the community of the costs entailed by purchasing diesel. If the trees survive, the tree project will become self-sustaining. The well has already been a self-sustaining project. The solar pump will enhance the well’s durability.

This care of creation project is for sustainable trees in the semi-arid area of Kibwezi in southeastern Kenya and a solar pump for a well. The Moringa Oleifera tree can provide a source of nutrition to community members, especially during the dry seasons, and the use of a solar pump will eliminate the need for fossil fuels to power the power.

Mission Outreach Programs

Mission Outreach Programs

Mission Outreach Programs

Region:

Africa

Country:

Kenya

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. John Waldrep, M.M.

For several years, the Region has been sending teams of university students to serve in impoverished, pastoralist, marginalized areas of northern Kenya: Turkana, Isiolo, Marsabit, and Pokot. The teams assist in parishes for 4-6 weeks and carry out educational, catechetical, women’s empowerment programs, and health programs in the parishes. Two mission teams of medical, nursing, public health, and pharmacy students volunteer for medical ministry in Turkana, northwestern Kenya. University students will offer tutoring in parish schools for primary and secondary school students. They will assist catechists in providing religious instruction. They will offer health education in matters of diet, hygiene, maternal health, children’s health, human sexuality, and HIV prevention. Medical, nursing, and pharmacy students will assist in parish dispensaries. Students in agriculture and animal husbandry will offer training on small-scale agriculture and livestock development.

Your support will give student participants the experience of mission for a new understanding of themselves as agents of evangelization by living our Catholic faith. Fr. John Waldrep wants to assist parishes in northern Kenya with their educational, catechetical, women’s, and health outreach programs.

ABOUT MARYKNOLL

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.

OUR GENERAL COUNCIL

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

(Fr. James M. Lynch, Fr. Lam M. Hua, Fr. Lance P. Nadeau, Fr. Timothy O. Kilkelly)

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

OUR FOUNDERS

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

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)

PLACES WE SERVE

EVANGELIZATION, PARISHES, AND PROJECTS

USA

STORIES OF MISSION

(Africa) Education and Formation of African Clergy

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Africa Region will provide tuition assistance to African clergy, male and female religious at institutes of higher education or specialized training. Read More

Stories of Our Global Mission

The calling of a lifetime

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.

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier
“Go where you are needed but not wanted, and stay until you are wanted but not needed.”
– Bishop James E. Walsh, M.M.
First Maryknoll Bishop