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BIOGRAPHY OF REVEREND DONALD F. SYBERTZ, MM 1928-2020

Father Donald F. Sybertz, M.M, died on Sunday, 19 April, 2020 at the Assisted Living Center at Maryknoll, New York, USA.  He was 91 years old and a Maryknoll priest for 64 years.   Donald Francis Sybertz was born 23 July, 1928, in North Weymouth, Massachusetts, the son of Frank W. and Helen Bronder Sybertz.  He had three sisters and one brother.  He attended Bicknell Elementary School and Weymouth High School (where he played second base on the varsity baseball team) and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Boston College before entering Maryknoll in September, 1950.   After his ordination in 1955, Father Sybertz was assigned to Maswa-Shinyanga, Tanzania, where he served in the Kilulu mission in...

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Kenyan Catholics Join Others To Mourn Father Quinn

By Francis Njuguna/ photos available On Saturday, February 22, 2020, over 200 Kenyan Catholics- lay people, priests and religious women converged at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic church in Nairobi, Kenya for the memorial Mass of the late Father Richard Quinn, MM, who passed on January 27, 2020 in the United States of America (USA), his native country. The Mass, presided over by three priests, among them Father Joseph Healey, MM was lively and so was the organized sharing session on his life thereafter. Speaker after speaker, old and young, men and women moved in to share on what they knew about the late Maryknoll missionary priest, MM, a native of the USA Missionaries of the Catholic Church-Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers...

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Expired: St. Agatha Joy Women’s Sewing Group and Workshop a Big Success

By Joseph Healey, MM Years ago we remember Maryknoll Father John Casey, MM’s famous definition for an mradi: “a financial project in Africa that is guaranteed to lose money.” For those who have a good memory this was a famous one-liner in The Buffaloes: A Story of Maryknoll Society’s Fifty Years in Tanzania. The St. Agatha Joy Women’s Sewing Group and Workshop in the St. Kizito Small Christian Community (SCC) in the Waruku Section of St. Austin’s Parish in Nairobi, Kenya (near the Maryknoll Society House) has been very successful. Praise the Lord! From a small self-help group it has grown to be a financially independent SCC activity that produces African stoles, vestments, shirts, women’s handbags and other African crafts...

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