Appointments Young Confreres

Here is the list of the appointments already finalised. Only the province (section) is here mentioned as local constraints might modify final destination.

Maghreb MGHGNAMASSOU Koffi
Maghreb MGHNGOMA Etienne
Maghreb MGHMPAWENAYO Donatien
East Africa Province EAPUWAYEZU Olivier
East Africa Province EAPRUGWIZANDEKWE Protogène
East Africa Province EAPNIBOGORA Théogène
East Africa Province EAPKOURAOGO Jean-Baptiste
Southern Africa Province SAPSOMDA A. Frédéric
Southern Africa Province SAPADZEU Frédéric
Southern Africa Province SAPADAMA Komi Mawuvi Basile
Province d'Afrique Occidentale PAOMUSYOKI Joshua Masive
Province d'Afrique Occidentale PAOUFOYURU Bosco Désiré
Province d'Afrique Occidentale PAOKAMBUKU M. D. Stephen
Province d'Afrique Occidentale PAOSINDA Sydney
Province d'Afrique Centrale PACAKANKWASA Alex
Province d'Afrique Centrale PACBAPUOH Paschal
Province d'Afrique Centrale PACKABORE W. Elisée
Province d'Afrique Centrale PACOBARE Edwin
Province d'Afrique Centrale PACBUDOTELA William Thomas
Ghana Nigeria Province GHNBUKURU Venant
Ghana Nigeria Province GHNHABIMANA Jean Claude
Ghana Nigeria Province GHNTEWELDE Gebremichael
Section of Asia SOA (India - 1 year)KERKETTA Bipin Kishor

From the superior general

The last General Chapter recommended the formation of a small team to see how to put in booklet form what today makes up the key values of our charism concerning spirituality, community and Mission (AC. 1.1). Following this, the Superior General appointed Fathers Gérard Chabanon, Francis Bomansaan, Adrien Sawadogo and Jozef Van Boxel to be part of the said team. The team that has been working for a few months now met in working session in Fenza – Lusaka from 27 to 30 October 2018.

Letter from the Superior General

Three years ago we started to prepare ourselves for the commemorations of the 150 years of existence of our missionary institutes. We had then foreseen that the Jubilee year is to start on 8th December 2018. The chosen theme is With Christ, ever faithful to Africa. As you might have heard, the Church has chosen this very date for the beatification in Oran…

Read here the full letter of the Superior General.

General Consultation on the vocation of Brother

[…] Brother confreres have played an important and vital role in the evangelising Mission that our Society has been carrying out in the Universal Church. All our General Chapters had something to say about the vocation of Brothers in the Society. It is in this perspective that the 28th General Chapter (2016) in its Strategic Plan (4.1 Initial Formation) invited the whole Society ‘to rethink the vocation of the Brother in order to clarify the specific nature of the vocation and make it more attractive for a better service in mission’. […]

Download here the full letter of the General Council (PROT. 18 0963 E)

Elections in AMS

PROVINCIAL DELEGATES AND FIRST CONCILLOR IN EACH SECTOR

Sector Provincial Delegate First councillor
BRAZIL Raphaël Muteba Luciano Fuchs
CANADA Armand Galay Serge St-Arneault
MEXICO Cyriaque Mounkoro Dieudonné Rizindé
U.S.A. Barthélémy Bazemo Jean-Claude Robitaille

We thank each one of those who was elected as Provincial Delegate or First Councillor of his Sector.

The four Provincial Delegates are ipso facto members of the Provincial Council of AMS.

Réal Doucet
Provincial of the AMS
mafrprov@mafr.net

Appointments 2018-1 (PROT 18 0645)

First appointments

NAME / NOM GIVES / DONNE RECEIVES / REÇOIT
NDAYIKENGURUKIYE Olivier Jerusalem-SFG EPO/Eth
NAYAK Norendro Nairobi-Balozi GhN/Gha

Appointment list 2018-1

2018 NAME / NOM GIVES / DONNE RECEIVES / REÇOIT
P AKKARA Saju SAP/Zmb SOA/Ind
P APEE Dominic GhN/Gha PAO/Bfa
P AWOGYA Alfred SAP/Zmb GMG/stud
P BERGMANN Piet EAP/Tza PEP/Nld
P BUJIRIRI Gilbert PAC/RDC EAP/Tza
P CAERTS Theo PAO/Tgo PEP/Bel
P CASSIDY Peter Joseph PEP/Irl SAP/Saf
P CHILUFYA Albert PAO/Mli GMG/stud
P DE L’ARBRE Luc PAC/Bdi PEP/Bel
P DERO Vitalis SAP/Zmb AMS/Can/stud
P DOGUILES Lito G. EAP/Ken SOA/Phil
P DOUCET Réal SAP/Saf AMS/Can
E FITZGERALD Michael EPO/Jer PEP/Gbr
P GUIBILA Jean-Paul AMS/Mex GMG
P HAILE Gazena GhN//Gha AMS/USA
P HANNON Paul EAP/Ken PEP/Gbr
P JOHN Biju SOA/Ind EAP/Tza
P JOSE Binu SOA/Ind EAP/Tza
P KAMBEMBO George PAC/RDC GhN /Nga
P MANDA Alex PAO/CIv GMG/stud
P MASHATA Bonaventure PEP/Fra/stud PAO/Civ
P MEUNIER Michel SAP/Zmb AMS/Can
P MROSSO Bartholomew EAP/Tza AMS/USA
P NANA Daniel EAP/Tza GMG/stud
P NOLAN Francis EAP/Ken PEP/Gbr
P OBANYA Charles EAP/Ken PEP/Gbr
P OSTOS P. Francisco AMS/Mex PAC/RDC
P OUEDRAOGO Joel EAP/Sdn PAO/Bfa
P OUEDRAOGO Simon GMG/stud EAP/Ken
E RAULT Claude Mgh/Alg PEP/Fra
P SCHAMINÉE André GMG GhN/Gha
F SCHWARZ Herbert PAO/Bfa PEP/Deu
P SIMONART André-Léon PEP/Prov GMG
P SULLIVAN David EAP/Tza EPO/Jer
P TESSIER Roger EAP/Ken AMS/Can
P TIENDRÉBÉOGO Gaétan GMG/stud EAP/Jer
P UJWIGOWA Richard GMG/stud PAC/Congo
P UWEKMU Justin EAP/Tza GMG/stud
P VEZZOLI Michele PAC/RDC PEP/Ita

Renewal of the mandates of treasurer

The Superior General, Fr. Stanley Lubungo, M.Afr.,
with the approval of his Council,
has appointed for a second mandate as Treasurer General,

Bro. Anthony BAALADONG, M.Afr.

from 01st July 2018 till 30th June 2021

and has approved the renewal of mandate as Provincial Treasurer,
from 01st July 2018 till 30th June 2021, of

Fr. John ITARU, M.Afr.  for SAP
Fr. Jean-Guy LABRECQUE, M.Afr. for AMS
Br. Jérôme KODJO, M.Afr. for PAC
Fr. Edmond BANDA, M.Afr.  for PAO
Fr. Claude VENNE, M.Afr. for Mgh

André Schaminée, M.Afr.
General Secretary
22 June 2018

18 0769 Publication of appointments of treasurers

Opinion Poll

Over the years, the suggestion to initiate the process for the beatification of Cardinal Lavigerie has repeatedly been raised. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary our foundation, we invite you to be part of the discernment as to whether we should enter into this process.

We invite you to take some time to pray and share your thoughts in community about it. Give reasons in favour and against such a proposal.

After the community and prayerful reflection, kindly write one reason for starting the process and one reason against. Please download this form and fill it.

Missionaries of Africa, please send this form to :
sup.gen@mafrome.org

MSOLA please send this form to :
gen.council@msola.org

by the 30th of June.

Sr. Carmen Sammut, MSOLA
Superior General

Fr. Stanley Lubungo, M. Afr.
Superior General

New missionary ventures in North America and in England

It is now official and about to be launched ! The Missionaries of Africa will be soon starting two new pastoral projects in Brooklyn (New York City in the United States) and in Liverpool (North of England).

Both areas where we will take up a parish are very multi-cultural, with a large population of Africans ( and Afro-americans in Brooklyn) and a large Muslin Community. In both areas, there is a real pastoral need that we could adequately respond to as Missionaries of Africa.

Those new ventures reflect what the Chapter of 2016 stated so clearly about intercultural and fraternal life being a witness to our world today. They also reflect our desire to take up new initiatives regarding being sent wherever our charism is needed to encounter those who thirst for God, to be close to the needy, the young and, in a special way, to the Muslims.

Our presence, in those two dioceses, we hope, will be a viable witness to all, that is truly missionary.

Brooklyn, borough of Queens, New York City

Confreres appointed :

A Tanzanian national, Bartholomew Mrosso, almost 52 years, was ordained in 2002. He was first appointed in Uganda, then was involved with formation in Nigeria and eventually was appointed the Provincial Delegate in Tanzania.

Gazena Haile was born in Ethiopia in July 1981. He was ordained in 2012 and worked in Ghana ever since.

Julien Cormier is a 77 year old Canadian. As a missionary, he worked in Burundi, in Niger and in Canada. Once apon a time, he was the redactor of the Petit Echo in Rome. Lately, he belonged to the Community in Washington.

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Liverpool, North of England

Confreres appointed :

Born in 1950 in Great Britain, Terence Madden spent his missionary life working in Burkina Faso, Great Britain and the Philippines. He was ordained in 1981.

Ferdinand van Campen was born in the Netherlands in 1959. He was ordained in 1993 and started off his missionary life learning Portuguese in view of working in Mozambique, which he did for a while before being called to the ministry of “formation”. He’s been a formator in Brazil, Ghana and Tanzania.

From Kenya, Charles Obanya has just turned 50 at the beginning of June. He was ordained in 1997 and worked as a missionary in Zambia and in Kenya. His just served two terms of three years as the Provincial of EAP.

Michael Fitzgerald was born near Birmingham in 1937. He had an academic carreer in Rome until his ordination as Bishop in Rome and his elevation to the rank of Archbishop and appointment as Apostolic Nuncio in Egypt. He belonged lately to the Community of Jerusalem, while continuing to accept missions from the Holy See.

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COMMUNIQUE OFFICIEL – PROT.: 18 0471 (PE nr 1090 – 2018/04)

It has come to light that there is an unfortunate error in the new Constitutions and Laws article 269 (edition 2018) regarding the procedures to be followed in the Consultation for a renewal of the mandate of a Provincial.

The 2006 edition of the C&L read “…the Superior General organises a consultation among the missionaries appointed to the Province in question”.

In the years before the 2016 Chapter, this article had been tacitly expanded to include also those coming from the Province.

The 2016 Chapter was asked to decide on this widening of the Electoral College, and after debate, rejected the proposal by a majority, and upheld the text of article 269 as found in the 2006 edition.

How the addition “…appointed to and coming from the Province” sneaked into the text of the new Constitutions and Laws may for always remain a mystery.

I ask all confreres to delete from the text of art. 269 in the 2018 edition of the C&L the three words “and coming from”. Thanks.

Stanley Lubungo, M.Afr
Supérieur général.

Stanley Lubungo, M.Afr
Supérieur général.