New Pastor Appointed to OLBS

Welcome, Fr. Wamayose!

As many of you have already heard from the announcement and reading The Witness, Bishop Gainer has appointed a new pastor for Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament parish, effective January 11, 2018.  We are deeply grateful to welcome Fr. Bernard Wamayose, A.J. from his former post as Chaplain at Bucknell University. Welcome, Fr. Wamayose!

About Fr. Bernard Wamayose, AJ

Father Bernard Wamayose, AJ was born in the village of Buwodeya-Sironko District in Eastern Uganda. In a family of seven children, two boys and five girls, he is next to youngest. He comes to Bucknell from St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish in New Freedom, southern York county, PA, where he has been serving as a parochial vicar for the last six years: September 2007 to June 2013.

Father Wamayose studied in Uganda and Kenya in preparation for the priesthood ministry. In 1993 he received a High School Education Certificate in Uganda and in 1995 he received a diploma in philosophy from the Apostles of Jesus Philosophicium in Nairobi, Kenya. In 1997 he made his first profession of religious vows and in 2001 he made his final profession (Perpetual Vows). In 2001 he was ordained to the Order of Diaconate at the Apostles of Jesus Shrine at Langata in Nairobi, Kenya.

In 2002 he earned a Diploma in Sacred Theology from the Apostles of Jesus Theologicium, the same year he received his Bachelor of Arts in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Urbaninana University in Rome.

Father Wamayose served as a teacher and formator in the High School Seminary (Minor Seminary) in Uru Seminary in Moshi, Tanzania from 2002 to 2003. From 2003 to 2007 he served as the Assistant Novice Director at the Apostles of Jesus Novitiate, Uruthiru in Meru, Kenya, before coming to the United States of America.