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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.

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

Marriage Encounter, Tanzania

Marriage Encounter, Tanzania

Marriage Encounter, Tanzania

Region:

Africa

Country:

Tanzania

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. John Eybel, M.M.

Growth in the number of couples and priests “encountered” in Mwanza and in the number of those who take up team leadership roles – are measures of success.

Fr. John Eybel’s project helps to subsidize Marriage Encounter Weekends for those in Mwanza Archdiocese who cannot pay the total cost of a weekend.  This project is for couples in Mwanza Archdiocese coming from parishes and the catechetical school for couples’ weekends at several suitable centers in Mwanza. It also covers educational materials for the instructors used during the seminars.

 

“Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

– 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

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. Lance P. Nadeau, Fr. James M. Lynch, 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.

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

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)

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(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

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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.