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$200,000 challenge grant goal met by local supporters of school in Uganda

Construction on dormitories for girls and boys at St. Patrick Nursery and Primary School in Isingiro District, Uganda, can begin thanks to a successful matching grant from The Meehan Family Legacy Fund at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. The school, founded by Father Julius Turyatoranwa, is supported by Building Hope in Kids-Uganda (BHIK-U), which was offered […]

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Meet the six latest priests from Africa to assist parishes in the Diocese of Peoria

In recent months, the Diocese of Peoria welcomed six more priests from Africa to assist at parishes. They and their nations of origin are, left from top, Father Odilon Kofi Amenyaglo, SMA (Togo), Father Narcisio Bagumisiriza (Uganda), and Father Dagobert Kabendera (Tanzania); right from top, Father Fulgens Rutatekururwa (Tanzania), Father Remigius Bukuru Ntahondi (Tanzania), and Father John Twinomujuni (Uganda/Rwanda).

Six priests from various nations in Africa began service in parishes of the Diocese of Peoria in recent months. Most learned about our diocese through priest friends in their home dioceses or religious communities already serving here. All are grateful for the welcome they have received. “My first months spent in America have been full […]

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Proposed school would build hope in Uganda, says Father Julius Turyatoranwa

Father Julius Turyatoranwa is pictured outside St. Patrick School in Washington. The priest, who has served in the Diocese of Peoria since 2007, hopes to form a sister-school relationship between the Illinois school and the proposed St. Patrick Boarding Primary School in his homeland of Uganda. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

WASHINGTON — In the United States, a good education offers an advantage when students look at starting a career with a decent salary and benefits. In Uganda, it means so much more, however. In the east-central African nation, it can help to break the generational cycle of poverty, according to Father Julius Turyatoranwa, parochial vicar […]

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