The Apostles of Jesus, was the first religious missionary order of priests and brothers founded in Africa. Founded by Bishop Sixtus Mazzoldi, MCCJ and Rev. John Marengoni, MCCJ in Moroto, Uganda, East Africa, on August 22, 1968, the order soon spread to Kenya, Tanzania, the Sudan and to other parts of Africa, Europe and the United States. They achieve this by not only providing immediate relief today, but by also providing a future for tomorrow:
In 2008, the Apostles of Jesus celebrate their fortieth anniversary of missions with the theme, " I will be with you always " (Matt. 28:20). These were the words Jesus said to His Apostles as He commissioned them to carry on His mission. Today, the Apostles of Jesus continue the mission of Jesus Christ by serving God and His people, "so that may have life and have it in abundance" (Jn. 10:10). The Apostles of Jesus Missionary Priests currently serve in 9 different countries. In the United States alone, the Apostles assist in eliminating the shortage of priests by serving in 20 states across America - in hospitals, schools, parishes and social services.
Our Community is worldwide and follows the guidance of Pope John Paul II, who said, "Aim at being missionaries in your own turn, not only in this country, where the Gospel is awaited, but outside, and in particular in other African countries."
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