Day 5 – Fr. John’s Tanzania Mission Trip

Saturday, Jan. 21 Day 5 started for me around 6:00 a.m., a couple hours earlier than breakfast was scheduled at Bishop Flavian’s house, because I wanted to try to work on my journal before breakfast, which was scheduled for 8:00 or 8:30 a.m. I worked on it for a short while after saying some prayers and then got dressed and went to the bishop’s house. Breakfast was very pleasant but relatively short, because we had a lot to do toRead more

Day 4 – Fr. John’s Tanzania Mission Trip

Friday, Jan. 20  Salome is the name of the young lady at Christ the King that I couldn’t recall yesterday when I wrote the journal for Day 3 of our mission trip. She was very sweet and helpful.  Day 4 started too early for me after getting to bed after midnight. We were to participate in the celebration of the Mass at 6:00 a.m. with all the students and a few of the parishioners of Christ the King. That wouldRead more

Day 3 of Fr. John’s Tanzania Mission Trip-Salty

Thursday, Jan. 19 So Day 3 started leisurely. I awoke about 6:45 a.m. hoping to make some instant coffee with the coffee pot on a heating pad in my room, only to find that I couldn’t get it to work. I later learned that none of the rest of crew could get them to work. Not a big problem, however, b/c there was plenty of coffee available at the hotel restaurant, along with a full buffet breakfast with eggs bothRead more

Fr John’s Mission Trip Day 3 in Pics

Friends in Christ, our regular contributor is at Christ the King Parish which has no WiFi or cell service. I will post his most recent update probably tomorrow when we arrive in Geita and have WiFi at the Archdiocese. The first image is the group getting ready to depart the hotel after checkout and going to change money.  The second is Anthony with a young boy, 4-5 years old who saw Anthony on the street waiting to get a TanzanianRead more

Day 1-2 – Fr. John’s Tanzania Mission Trip

11:45 p.m East Africa Time Wednesday, Jan. 16 – Royal Malaika (means “Angel) Beach Resort in Mwanza, Tanzania, on the shore of Lake VictoriA. Well, we finally made it to Tanzania at about 7:50 p.m. East Africa Time this evening. We left Boston at about noon EST yesterday for the 12-hr.+ flight to Dubai. However the Emirates flight was completely pack with a very international clientele, and the gate agents required some of our group to gate-check their carry-on bags.Read more

Fr. John’s 2017 Tanzania Mission Trip – Day ½

8:05 a.m. EST Tuesday, January 17 – Writing from Boston’s Logan International Airport, our first stop on our trip from Colorado to Tanzania. So we all arrived at Denver International Airport by about 8:45 p.m. on Monday, January 16, with an excess of baggage due to the generosity of so many of you and others who donated so much for the people of Tanzania. The attached photos show the entire crew and all our luggage. From left to right weRead more