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Pastoral Counseling

Pastoral Counseling

Pastoral Counseling

Region:

Latin America

Country:

Bolivia

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Gregory McPhee, M.M.

The project will provide individual and group counseling to local Bolivians. Fr. Gregory McPhee, M.M., plans to collaborate with Maryknoll Father Alejandro Marina and lay Bolivian psychologists to offer courses, workshops and seminars. Initial courses will address the challenges and trauma of the Covid-19 pandemic in Cochabamba, Pastoral counseling and education with an emphasis on the potential healing and purpose of Christian life and discipleship.

There is a cognizable need for group and individual counseling to address the psychological and spiritual impact of the Covid pandemic in Bolivia. Fr. Gregory McPhee’s role will emphasize pastoral counseling and Catholic teaching in spirituality and scripture.

Pastoral Ministry of a Christian Community

Pastoral Ministry of a Christian Community

Pastoral Ministry of a Christian Community

Region:

Latin America

Country:

Bolivia

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Gregory McPhee, M.M.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many parish chapels have closed this year. This project will fund the opening and operation of a parish chapel in the year 2022. The chapel will support a Christian base community. The chapel project will provide such services as Masses, Sacraments of reconciliation and baptism, Bible study, Cursillos, Food support, and Counseling.

Fr. Greg McPhee’s project is the development of a new mission chapel in cooperation with an established Bolivian parish.

“My greatest joy is seeing people mature in their faith, and feeling their commitment to help our parish realize its mission.”

– Fr. William Boteler, M.M., Maryknoll Magazine, March 2000

Virtual Outreach through Website and Podcast

Virtual Outreach through Website and Podcast

Virtual Outreach through Website and Podcast

Region:

Asia

Country:

Hong Kong

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Daniel Kim, M.M.

Daily Gospel Reflection podcast, done in conjunction with the Digital Marketing Unit at Maryknoll, NY. In order to facilitate advertising of personal and Maryknoll programs with the faithful, a website containing weekly websites will be used. The funds requested here are specifically for the upkeep and maintenance of this website. Success will be based on the number of visitors and subscribers to this virtual event.

Daily Gospel Reflection podcast with Fr. Daniel Kim, M.M. done in conjunction with the Digital Marketing Unit at Maryknoll, NY.

“The call of each [missioner] is unique, but their journeys have a common thread. They all felt God inviting them to move out of self to something more, to leave their homes to proclaim the Gospel to people who may never hear it if not for them….The challenge for each of us is to listen for the voice of God constantly saying, ‘Go, prophesy to my people.’

– Fr. Ed Dougherty, M.M., Maryknoll Magazine, October 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.

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