Rev. Joseph Chacha Marwa, SMA
Administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish for one year. Before that, I served in the Archdiocese of Boston beginning in June, 2017. I was born in Tanzania and there studied at Nyegezi Seminary and Milambo High School. I pursued Missionary studies for the Society of African Missions (SMA) at the Consolata Institute of Philosophy in Nairobi-Kenya 1996. This was followed by an International Spiritual Year in the Benin Republic 1999, where all SMA students from different parts of Africa, Europe and Asia and America meet for one Year to deepen their knowledge of the Society and her Missions, Following this year, students make a choice whether to go on the Second Level of Formation to become a Missionary Priest in the Society of African Missions. In 2000, I did my International Pastoral Year in the Diocese of Man, Cote d’Ivoire.
Following this year. I pursued Theological Studies at the Sacred Heart of Mary Seminary, in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire 2001, where I was ordained as a Deacon on May 22, 2004. On June 28, 2005 I was ordained a Priest in my Parish, Mary Queen of Peace, Shinyanga-Diocese in Tanzania. Since then, I have had many wonderful missionary experiences in Liberia, Tanzania, Zambia, and Uganda. It is a great honor to share the SMA Missionary Spirit with the rich, and diverse Immaculate Conception Parish in Everett.