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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

Makoko Language School Renovation

Makoko Language School Renovation

Makoko Language School Renovation

Region:

Africa

Country:

Tanzania

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. John Eybel, M.M.

Fr. John Eybel and the Bishop of Musoma Michael Msonganzila would like to renovate six (6) buildings at the Makoko Language School compound. These buildings, constructed by Maryknollers beginning in 1968, have been underused or idle for a number of years and Bishop Msonganzila would like to locate a pastoral formation center there. The asbestos roof and the small rooms of the main building, and the deterioration of three residences and two large store and office facilities require work in order to make them useful. Skilled and unskilled workers will be need for the restoration work.

Your gift will help supply jobs in the transformation of a 50 year old Maryknoll building into a pastoral formation center.

“And all day long, both at the temple and in their homes, they did not stop teaching and proclaiming the Messiah, Jesus”.

– Acts 5:42

Well, St. Gokeharaka Outstation, Kehansha Parish

Well, St. Gokeharaka Outstation, Kehansha Parish

Well, St. Gokeharaka Outstation, Kehansha Parish

Region:

Africa

Country:

Kenya

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. John Waldrep, M.M.

This project is for the drilling and equipping of a well at Gokeharaka Outstation of Kehancha Parish, Kuria, Diocese of Homa Bay, in southwestern Kenya. The well will be located on land registered with the Ministry of Lands as owned by Kehancha Parish: Currently, the local community relies on unprotected springs, streams, and hand-dug wells for water. Consequently, water-borne illnesses such as typhoid and chronic diarrhea are endemic in the parish. Newborns and children are especially hard hit by these illnesses. With your help, Fr. John hopes to reduce the burden on women and girls by making access to safe and clean water much easier and less labor intensive, reduce the incidence of water borne-diseases through the provision of potable water, and reduce the impact of water unavailability on children’s, especially women’s, education.

Fr. John Waldrep and his project will benefit the local population of 3,600 with access to a safe water supply. The well will enhance hygiene in the area and improve health standards, and the accessibility of clean water will enhance educational opportunities for children and allow women more time for agricultural and business pursuits.

Well, St. Francis of Assisi Outstation, Ngaikini

Well, St. Francis of Assisi Outstation, Ngaikini

Well, St. Francis of Assisi Outstation, Ngaikini

Region:

Africa

Country:

Kenya

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. John Waldrep, M.M.

This project is for the drilling and equipping of a well at St. Francis of Assisi Outstation, Ngaikini, in the semi-arid region of Kibwezi in southeastern Kenya. The well is located on 3.5 acres fully registered with the Ministry of Lands and owned by the Catholic Church.  St. Francis Outstation is located near a small village of 500 inhabitants that is also a market area for local produce. The nearest major source of water is the Athi River, approximately 20 km away. There are no other water sources, namely, dammed reservoirs or piped water.

You can help Fr. John Waldrep with successful drilling of the well at St. Francis of Assisi Outstation, Ngaikini, and the availability of water for over 8,000 students and townspeople.

Clinical Pastoral Education at Bugando Medical Center Subsidy, Tanzania

Clinical Pastoral Education at Bugando Medical Center Subsidy, Tanzania

Clinical Pastoral Education at Bugando Medical Center Subsidy, Tanzania

Region:

Africa

Country:

Tanzania

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. John Eybel, M.M.

With your help, we will subsidize school fees for the Clinical Pastoral Education Program (CPE) at Bugando Medical Center (BMC) in Mwanza.

Maryknoll priest Fr. John Eybel. M.M., supervises students in the program two days each week while living at Mabatini Parish in Mwanza Archdiocese.  His education project is not self-sustaining but is paid for by student fees and contributions from the hospital and from the Tanzania Episcopal Conference. Most participants are seminarians currently coming from Musoma and Mwanza.  

“As we reach out in compassion and solidarity with the poor, let us keep in mind that we’re not making God present but rather witnessing God already present.”

– Today’s Good News Fr. Robert Jalbert (Maryknoll, July/August 2015)

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