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Completion of Water Project, Tanzania





Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Edward R. Schoellmann, M.M.

The project will remain as the main source of water for the mission, community members who will use it, and the adjacent Health Center.

The windmill which supplies water to the mission is old. It breaks down on an average of once every 6 weeks. The system is the source of water for the mission compound. It includes water for the Children’s projects.

There are also three tanks which are available for public use. The source of water is a dry river bed a mile and a half away. There is water in the sand at the bottom of the river bed. A well has already been dug on a piece of land purchased from a local land owner. Concrete lining and cover is in place. Two miles of piping from the source has also been purchased. The well is in place, but needs surrounding equipment to bring water to the mission. A health clinic on the adjacent property presently depends on water brought by hand from the river. This clinic is intended to be patched into the water supply.

Fr. Ed hopes to continue providing clean water to this poor community.


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.


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.


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

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)





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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