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At the Salvatorian-led parish of Mother of Good Counsel (MGC) in Milwaukee, Wis., implementation of a Spanish Mass more than two years ago helped attendance take off, as well as a meaningful Hispanic ministry.
Fr. Reed Mungovan SDS serves as the administrator at the parish, and has an affinity to the Spanish language that started back in middle school. However it was in seminary school that he received the push he needed, when his mentor, and fellow Salvatorian, Fr. Raúl Gomez capriciously signed him up for a minor concentration in Spanish. “Despite my hesitation, I was being an obedient servant,” he said with a laugh. “So, I just did it!”
Karibu! | Welcome!
Welcome to Fr. John Tigatiga who replaces Fr. Ferdinand Lukoa. Fr. Lukoa returns to his home in Tanzania, after serving more than three years in the USA mission office.
Fr. Tigatiga, born in the Dar es Salaam region of Tanzania, joined the Salvatorians as a candidate in 2005 and made his first vows in 2007 in Namingo. He continued his religious formation, making his perpetual vows in 2014 and later that same year, was ordained a deacon.
He was ordained a priest in 2015, and immediately delved into his various ministries, which ultimately landed him in the USA earlier this year, to embark on his newest assignment as Mission Director in the USA province.
Return from Africa
Fr. Jim Weyker SDS has returned home from his ministry in Tanzania, Africa which spanned more than 25 years! Fr. Jim was the last American Salvatorian Priest serving there. He served in many parishes throughout Tanzania. His last years there included serving the sisters in Masasi and taking care of his cashew grove.
A stand out person
When Louinel was a small boy in Haiti, managers of the Salvatorian-led Haiti Project took him under their wing. They found him a sponsor, which, in turn, opened the door for Louinel to attend the recently opened school in the village of Garcin. “Louinel was always friendly. As we started to spend extended periods of time in Haiti, he would come and visit us regularly,” said Denise Snyder SDS. “He would help me practice my Creole, share meals with us and play dominos in the evenings.”
Finding more ways to help
A Salvatorian priest, along with the director of our Mission Warehouse and his wife, the president of Southwest Medical Aid and a mission nurse (all of whom are, or soon will be, Lay Salvatorians) gathered together to fly to Tanzania, Africa. The group had high hopes of establishing stronger relationships with our Tanzanian Pro-Province and finding ways to help provide medical supplies needed at various clinics and outstations.
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IN THE NEWS
An inspiring example of the spirit and history of our Salvatorian mission! Read the full story from National Catholic Reporter
"Fr. Jordan showed great concern for cities' peripheries and the marginalized. From here, they oversee missions and projects in 43 countries. The congregation is characterized by the formation of its members and by living close to the most needy. "