On the Plains of Serengeti
On the Plains of Serengeti
On the Plains of Serengeti
by John Eybel

Maryknollers arrived in Musoma in 1946 to work side by side with the White Fathers in what was then Mwanza Diocese. When Musoma was made a Diocese in 1957, Maryknoller John Rudin (now deceased) became its first bishop. While primary evangelization has been the first priority of Maryknoll in Musoma, Maryknoll priests, brothers, sisters and lay missionaries have also built and worked in churches, dispensaries and schools from Bunda and the Serengeti to the Kenya border. Now in Musoma are 4 Maryknoll priests and brothers (less than 20% of their numbers in the 1970’s) in apostolates that will soon be in the hands of Tanzanians.

Biography
Reflections
Ministry
James Conard from Green Bay, Wisconsin, serves as pastor of Kowak parish while building and administering a girls secondary school.  
Biography
Reflections
Ministry
     
  Kenneth Sullivan is from Queens, New York, and ministers to people with AIDS and brings a pastoral presence to local hospitals..
Michael Bassano hails from upstate New York. After serving as a priest in his home Diocese, he joined Maryknoll as an associate priest. Mike has ministered in the Maryknoll missions of Chile and Southeast Asia. Now, he joins us in Tanzania with his famous guitar to continue his ministry to the terminally ill and persons affected by AIDS 
     
  Ramon McCabe hails from Madelia, Minnesota. He serves as guest master of the Musoma Society House and is also engaged in part-time pastoral ministry in Kiagata parish.
Edward Hayes comes from Cambridge, Mass. He is Pastor of St. Gertrude's Parish, established by the late Bishop Justin Samba in February, 2006 at Komaswa, Tarime District. Ed's goal is to establish a self- supporting parish to be turned over to the Diocesan clergy before his retirement.Write to Ed at MklAfricaKowak@Hotmail.com
     
 

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