Mission Promotion Speakers
Fr. Ruffino Ezama is a Ugandan Comboni missionary who was ordained a priest in 1994. In 1996 he served in the parish of Saint Francis of Assisi in the Archdiocese of Cotonou in the Republic of Benin, a country which is about 24 percent Christian and more than 60 percent belonging to the traditional religion Vodou. He worked in the pastoral activities of this large parish. In 2001 and 2002 Fr. Ruffino worked in Lodonga Basilica Parish; a Parish of about 90 precent Muslims in Arua Diocese, Uganda as assistant Pastor. He was the Provincial Vocation Promoter of the Comboni Missionaries in Uganda Province from 2004-2008. He is now a member of the North American Province and Director of Vocation Promotion from our Provincial house in Cincinnati (OH).
Fr. Brian Quigley: Fr. Brian is a native of Canada. Ordained in 1977, he was a missionary for 8 years in Uganda during the troubled times under Idi Amin and, later, another 8 years in Malawi. He has served in Canada and the United States in vocation ministry and administration. He returned to Canada in 2001 and worked in our Mission Center in Kitchener. In 2005 he was appointed pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Kitchener and then in January 2011 he was appointed as Mission Director in Cincinnati, Ohio.