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Seven New Transitional Deacons
They are now transitional deacons ordained at Christ the King Cathedral in Moshi, Tanzania. Please keep praying for them! The devil will try even harder to stop them for saying that final YES to ordination to the priesthood! Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
11 February 2021 -
on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes
Deacon Albert Lashayo
Deacon Charles Sunday
Deacon Evarist Kaniki
Deacon Gabriel Moshi
Deacon Gasper Setus
Deacon Gastor Bahati
Deacon Isidore Mapendo
With great sadness we would like to announce the death of Rev. Fr. Victorin Riziki. Fr. Riziki passed away on 21st January 2021 at 9pm at KCMC referral hospital. His funeral Mass and Christian burial are scheduled on Tuesday, 26th January 2021 at Mwenge designated parish at 11AM. Fr. Riziki was born at Uru Parish. He was ordained in August 1976. He is a former rector of St. James Seminary. His last assignment was at Himo parish. May Fr. Riziki Rest In Peace. Amen
Fr. Peter Lewanga passed away 11 January 2021. His funeral is scheduled on Friday 15 January at 11 AM at Longuo church. He will be laid to rest at the priests’ cemetery. Fr. Lewanga hails from Keni Parish. He was ordained in 1977. He most recently served as Assistant Pastor at Ushiri Parish. May his soul rest in peace.
With great sadness the bishop of Moshi announces the demise of Fr. Deodatus Kaunare Kavishe from Mengwe Parish, who returned to the heavenly Father on Monday, November 23. His Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, November 28. May his soul rest in peace.
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Bishop's Council Named
The following priests have been named
to the Bishop's Council:
Very Rev. Fr. Deogratias Matiika
Very Rev. Msgr. Paul Uria
Rev. Fr. Dr. Pantaleo Kitali
Rev. Fr. Prosper Siayako
Rev. Fr. Peter Materu
Rev. Fr. Valerian Msafiri
Rev. Fr. Thomas Chuwa
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Ndekusara
Rev. Fr. Evaristi Miku
Rev. Fr. Jerome Silayo
Rev. Fr. Salutaris Mosha
Rev. Fr. Dominic Kimboi
Formation Team for Major Seminarians
The following priests have been named to the
Formation Team for Major Seminarians:
Rev. Fr. Jerome Silayo (Chairman)
Rev. Fr. Dr. Peter Siamoo (Deputy Chairman)
Rev. Fr. Antipas Kilasara (Secretary)
Rev. Fr. Dr. Faustine Furaha
Rev. Fr. John Senya
Rev. Fr. Dr. Rogatus Mavumilio
Rev. Fr. Patrick Asanterabi
2020 - New Priests are Assigned to Parishes
Padre Aristidi Riziki - Himo Parish
Padre Charles Aleluya - Mtimhoo Parish
Padre Deogratias Arumasi - Mahida Parish
Padre Galgano Sumaili - Kirua Iwa Parish
Padre Hiliari Furaha - Kirima Parish
Padre Leodegard Riziki - Uomboni Parish
Padre Mathias Kona - Karmeli Parish
Padre Valerian Larawa - Materuni Parish
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Welcome Bishop Ludovick Joseph Minde
Bishop Minde, a native of the Catholic Diocese of Moshi, Tanzania, was installed as Bishop of this diocese on Thursday, March 19th, the feast of St. Joseph.
32 of Tanzania's 34 bishops + 2 auxiliary bishops traveled to Moshi to join the celebrations. While there, they spent two days in a retreat, praying for the end of the coronavirus.
Archbishop Amani moves to Arusha!
Following his appointment by the the Holy Father Pope Francis, Bishop Isaac Amani was appointed the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Arusha. He was installed on April 8, 2018 and became the 4th archbishop of Arusha, following the retirement of Archbishop Josephat Luis Lebulu, upon reaching the retirement canonical age. Archbishop Amani will truly be missed in Moshi. His ten years of pastoral ministry in Moshi will be remembered with nostalgia.