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We are so greatful!

Photo of Simon Baluku, President of Serra Club of Morogoro(Email June 27, 2018) Receive my heartfelt greetings! We are thrilled about the development and official confirmation of Sister relationship between  your Serra KCK and our Serra Club of Morogoro. I am with the Bishop and he is also very happy and grateful. He is working on the letter of thanks to Archbishop Joseph Naumann. I will scan it and send it to you. (Note: you will find that letter to Archbishop Naumann here.)

(Email June 29, 2018) On this note and on behalf of our Serra Club of Morogoro members and on my own behalf, I would like to inform you that we received the donation from your Serra Club of Kansas City in Kansas sent to me by your treasurer. We shall send you report on how the money was used. Pass our sincere gratitude to your Board and all the members of Serra KCK.

Your Club members may email me here.

Simon Baluku, President Serra Club of Morogoro

The Officers of Serra Morogoro in Tanzania

  • Simon Baluku- Presisdent, Mobile Phone +255789369988, E-mail: simonbaluku@yahoo.com
  • Mary Nkata- V/P Programs, Mobile Phone +255762617773, E-mail; serraclubmorogoro@yahoo.com
  • Soko Remegius V/P Vocations , Mobile phone +255714715500 E-mail: serraclubmorogoro@yahoo.com
  • Denis Muhamba V/P Membership, Mobile phone +255683206220 Email: serraclubmorogoro@yahoo.com
  • Edson Yeyeye - Secretary.. Mobile Phone +255763834231 E-mail: serraclubmorogoro@yahoo.com
  • Angela Shirima- Treasurer.. Mobile Phone  +255766802033 Email; serraclubmorogoro@yahoo.com

Two Priests Ordained for Our Diocese!

Photograph of the ordinations with Serrans

On 5th April 2018 Bishop Telesphor Mkude ordained two Diocesan Transitional Deacons to Priesthood. Serra Club of Morogoro gave as gifts full Mass investments for both priests.

The Serra Club of Morogoro supports Diocesan Major Seminarians pursuing their studies in Philosophy and Theology. Our Serra Club of Morogoro members are providing 35 % of the annual diocesan budget for Major Seminarians.

The photographs above show some of the scenes of these ordinations.

Seven to Enter the Little Sisters of Africa

Five young women will enter formation with the Little Sisters of Africa, a community the Serra Club of Morogoro actively supports. It was a moving liturgy followed by a joyful celebration in which we played a part. The photo below shows only five of the seven postulants.

fFive of the 7 postulants entering the LIttle Sisters of Africa

The Bishop of Morogoro, Bishop Telesphore Mkude, stands in the center. On his left are Simon Baluku and Mary Kkata. To the bishop's right stands a novice in the community of the Little Sisters of Africa. Five of the postulants are in blue. The monk with the white beard (not named) is now a Tanzanian citizen living in African, and is a Diocesan Vicar for Religious.

Traditionally in Tanzania, girls bear their Fathers names, so please don't be surprised to find some of these postulants bearing male names. Surnames precede their first names.

  • Stefania, Michael
  • Nyambo, Magdalene
  • Dionish, Muyeba
  • Atanansia, Simon Muganda
  • Scholastica, Fred
  • Asaba, Bernadeta
  • Nastorey, Teresia

Who are the Little Sisters of Africa?

phot ofthe convent of the Little Sistersof Africa
A view of the convent of the Little Sisters of Africa

The Little Sisters of Africa is an indigenous religious congregation of women established in the year 1997. The Congregation is relatively young but is growing rapidly in numbers and mission expansion due to their charism that concentrates on serving Christ through serving the poorest of the poor and conducting Catechism in primary and secondary schools. The Congregations to date numbers 96 professed sisters and 32 in different stages of formation/ training. Like St. Francis of Assisi, the Congregation economically depends on the generosity of local Christians of good will. The Board of the Serra Club of Morogoro decided to be supporting the Formation programs of this Congregation as the Congregation has no income generating projects.

photo ofthe novitiate of the Little Sistersof Africa
A view of the novitiate of the Little Sisters of Africa

In order to sustainability meet the financial needs of formation of sisters and combating dependency, our Serra Club of Morogoro has proposed that; together with the administration of the Congregation of the Little Sisters of Africa, we establish Income Generating Activities (IGAs) that will sustain Formation/ training needs of the Sisters in formation and those who are to join in future.

Proposed Income Generating projects are; Piggery Poultry These two projects/activities will adequately generate income from sales of Chicken, eggs; Pork and extra piglets to other local people intending to start up piggery farms. The Serra Club of Morogoro Board will be supervisors of the project and so far the local Serrans/ members have locally contributed 38 % of the total funds needed to start up these projects. The unskilled labor will be provided by all local Serrans for example making of bricks and digging foundation for construction of simple pigsty and poultry house. The funds needed will be used to purchase materials for construction that cannot be contributed in-kind; Purchase of Birds and pigs to start off the projects.

Serra Club of Morogoro in Action

As you will see in this photo of one of our activities, we alway dress in uniform when we are about our mission. Our uniforms are maroon T shirts with Serra International written on the back and the SI logo on front with Serra Club of Morogoro.

  • We conduct school Based youth vocation awareness programs
  • We visit major seminarians and donate scholastic materials
  • We purchase and donate mass investments to newly ordained Priests as well as participating in Diocesan Vocation office Planning committee
  • We conduct and form Parish Vocation Committees
uniforms worn by Morogoro Serrans

The Christian People in the Diocese of Morogoro

It is in this economic environment dominated by chronic poverty that THE SERRA CLUB OF MOROGORO operates. The Serra Club members are trying their level best to sacrifice, at least averagely 25% of their monthly earnings to financially support the Vocations existing in this poverty stricken society/ local communities. However the Serra Club of Morogoro resources have been outweighed by the great and genuine need of the Vocations, hence appealing to support from outside. We are hopeful that the Serra KCK will understand our Situation and render us support to co-finance some of our activities that need extra funds to be fulfilled.

We list here previous webpages of the Serra Club of Morogoro

Click here for the first webpage of the Serra Club of Morogoro