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Fr. Martin Mareja sacFr. Martin Mareja sac, from Tanzania is the Director of the Mission Promotion Office at the Pallottine College, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The Irish Province of the Pallottines has served in Tanzania since 1940 and in Kenya since 1986. Most of our members in East Africa are Tanzanian and Kenyan born, with some of our seminarians coming from Uganda.

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Fr. Cyril Ingosi (left) and Fr. Dedan Munyinyi (right) are newly ordained Pallottine Priests from the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega and the Archdiocese of Nairobi respectively. The two who belong to the East Africa Delegature of the Mother of Divine Love Province were ordained to the order of priesthood on Saturday June 18, 2016.




Deacon Paul Makita sac

  Ordinations in East Africa

On Saturday 7 February there will be ordinations in Bashenet. Paul Makita will be ordained to the priesthood and the finally professed students, Allan Bukenya, Simon Sserufambi and Ronald Kyomya, will be ordained deacons. Bishop Beatus Kinyaiya has kindly agreed to ordain them. Bishops Kinyaiya was named Archbishop of Dodoma in November 2014 and was installed as Archbishop on January 18, so we are very grateful that he has made time for this most important event.

Paul Makita is a native of Makiungu and has been based in Bashenet; the three finally professed students are all Ugandan, and Allan is based in Siuyu, Simon in Esso Parish, Arusha and Ronald at Sacred Heart Parish, Dagoretti Corner. We congratulate them and wish them God’s abundant blessings and graces in ministry.



The Irish Pallottine Fathers and Brothers – Irish PallottinesMay 19, 2017 at 8:42 pmReply

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Steven Felix King MaroMarch 5, 2017 at 10:49 amReply

I wish all the new pallotti fathers the best of lucky in their priesthood!There a lot of challenges but when you involve God,nothing is impossible!!!!Follow the examples of fr Mareja!!!!I know some priests eg Fr Reginald Fabian Temu.the late Fr Remy,Late fr Edward(American) and Fr Michael Corn(Irish) etc!

Margaret McNeilJuly 22, 2016 at 12:53 pmReply

Hi, as a watcher of EWTN in the UK I was most moved by the EWTN documentary focusing on the work of the Pallottine Fathers and co workers at the centre for the handicapped in Siuyu. I was just wondering if there was a way I could donate to this project directly. I realize you have many projects but this one in particular has touched my heart.
May I also ask for your kind prayers as I am receiving chemotherapy for cancer at the moment.
Gob bless and much love in facilitating these wonderful acts of God’s mercy. You are inspirational!!

With love, Margaret McNeil

Sarah MeehanJuly 16, 2016 at 1:52 amReply

I would like to make a donation for your work in Tanzania but the currency listed on the donation page seems to be in euros. How do I make a donation in american dollars?

Thank you,
Sarah Meehan

HurumaJuly 22, 2016 at 9:29 pmReply

Dear Sarah, you might be able to make your donation via this website – Irish Pallottines USA

Thank you for your thoughtful generosity. God bless you.

Caitriona spillaneJanuary 18, 2016 at 12:00 amReply

My name is caitriona..I am from and living in a small parish in southern Ireland called Milltown/listry where Fr.michael o sullivan is from..I am a busy working mother of 3 children,and I am embarrassed to say I had never heard of the Pallottines and the fantastic work Fr.Michael has been doing in Esso for years..It was our local parish priest Fr.kevin o sullivan who interestingly and with great enthusiasm spoke about the love,compassion and great determination of our very own local hero Fr.michael o sullivan…Fr.kevin himself is taking the journey this week to Arusha to represent the people of Milltown/listry in passing on our sincerest and heartfelt wishes to Fr.michael and all The Pallottines..What a difference your work has made to thousands of lives.. Kindest regards.. Caitriona Spillane.

HurumaJanuary 18, 2016 at 9:15 amReply

Thank you Catriona for your kind comments and good wishes. We will pass them to Fr. Michael. What a difference your life makes as a mother also. God bless you.

Amber D.July 25, 2015 at 3:08 amReply

I wanted to say what a wonderful job Fr. Michael O’Sullivan does for his mission. He visited my parish in Waterbury, CT earlier this month and was so engaging and personable. As one of the music ministers, I was able to spend some time with Father talking about his work in Tanzania, his life in his homeland of Ireland, and his history and he was a joy to speak to. His quick Irish wit made it a joy to speak to him and hearing him talk about his mission was so interesting I hated to see him leave. God bless Father Michael during the rest of his travels. May I ask if there is an address where we can send him letters or, even better, an email address for him?

KristineJune 22, 2015 at 3:18 pmReply

Greetings. Rev. Michael O’Sullivan visited our parish in Windham, Ohio this weekend. He spoke of the missionary work being done in Tanzania, Kenya and Columbia. I wanted to share what a wonderful job Rev. Michael did to represent this mission. The congregation was thoroughly engaged in his homily and presentation of mass. What a blessing it was to have been present Sunday morning and your organization to have a valuable servant. Best wishes to all from Ohio!

HurumaJune 23, 2015 at 5:45 amReply

On behalf of Fr. Michael and the Pallottines thank you Kristine for taking the time to share! Blessings to all of you in Ohio.

Sr. Genevieve, lsosfAugust 26, 2014 at 12:04 amReply

Well done dear brother Martin Mareja and the entire family of Vincent Palloti. Good work that you with great dedication is a great sign of the good work that the lord is doing in you. I have known the pallotine fathers in Kenya when Fr Martin by then a seminarian, then a deacon was in Nairobi Kenya with Fr George and others. I have also worked in Arusha Tanzania and I met again Fr Martin at the formation house in Njiro. Well done Fr Martin, the sky is the limit. My prayers are with you and the entire community. Peace.
Sr. Genevieve
Dallas Tx

Polycarp ChikamneleJanuary 21, 2014 at 4:21 amReply

I am a Nigerian. I wish to join the Pallottine Congregation. Please what is required of me.

God bless you!

MOSES FREDERICKOctober 2, 2014 at 11:13 pmReply

Contact details:
Fr. Emmet O’Hara
Pallottine College,
Co. Tipperary