Projects 1 - Irish Pallottines
Support Formation of Students to Priesthood
Currently we are blessed to have eleven parishes in East Africa, staffed by Pallottine priests who have secured their education through the generous donations of many benefactors. With your continued generous support, we in the fortunate position to continue funding our Pallottine houses of formation. In 1996 we established our philosophical studies center for the formation of young men, located within the Archdiocese of Arusha, alongside the establishment of our house of Theology, which is located within the Archdiocese of Nairobi. These are places where young men discern God’s call and allow the seeds of their own vocation to grow and develop.
The formation period extends through three stages: a period of preparatory formation until first consecration; a period of further growth in the ordinary religious and professional formation; and the time for ongoing formation thereafter. The purpose of the study and formation given to the seminarians is for the preparation of candidates for ordained priestly ministry in the Roman Catholic Church. On completion of philosophical and theological studies the students participate in a one-year Pastoral Deaconate assignment.
This programme equips the students with a healthy, critical, and moral view of religious life. It will enable them to respond with dedication and commitment as future priests, and to empower them to respond to the needs of the society and communities in which they will be working in the future.