Society Members from the District of East Africa gathered recently at Ukarimu Centre in Molo in Kenya for a Lenten retreat. Pictured are, back row, left to right, Fr Godfrey Ozoogene, (Volunteer, Abakaliki Diocese), Vambe Festus Terkula, (FMA student from Nigeria), Frs Brian Treacy, Con Ryan, Oliver Barry, Michael McCarthy, Tim Redmond (Retreat Director), PJ McCamphill, Peter Mwale, Noel Brown, Tommy Gillooly, John Heinhold, Nicky Hennity, Tommy Dougherty, Kinuthia Nderitu (Parish Priest of Molo), Stanley Duru. Seated, left to right, Frank McNabb, Matt McGrath, Liam Kelly, Leo Staples, John Callaghan, Peter Finegan.
Pictured together at the Society retreat in Kenya are Fathers Noel Brown, ordained in 1976, Tommy Dougherty, ordained in 1973, and John Heinhold ordained in 1996. Frs Noel and Tommy are working in Eldoret Diocese and Fr John is the Society Vocations Director, based in Nakuru Diocese. All three studied in the former house of studies at St Patrick’s in Buchlyvie in Scotland.