Fr. Severin Yagaza

PARENTS:
Father: Pius Simon Yagaza
Mother: Martha Joseph Rutanda

BIRTH
Born: 1962
Place: Mazinde, Tanzania

ORDINATION
November 30, 1984: Deacon at St. Anthony Cathedral Church in Tanga, Tanzania
June 24, 1986: Priest at St. Anthony Cathedral Church in Tanga, Tanzania

EDUCATION:
PRIMARY SCHOOL EDUCATION
1969: Grade I at Soni Primary School in Soni, Tanzania
1970 - 1971: Grades II & III at Kitopeni Primary School in Lushoto, Tanzania
1972: Grade IV at Soni Primary School in Soni, Tanzania
1973 – 1975: Grade V-VII at Kilole Primary School in Korogwe, Tanzania

PRIESTLY FORMATION
1976 – 1979: Form 1 - IV at Soni Seminary School in Soni, Tanzania
1980 –1982:  Philosophy at Kibosho Major Seminary in Moshi, Tanzania
1982 – 1985: Theology at Peramiho Major Seminary in Ruvuma, Tanzania

POST ORDINATION EDUCATION/STUIES
1988 – 1991: Form V – VI as a Private Candidate in Tanga, Tanzania
1994 – 1996: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Elmira College in Elmira, NY (USA)
1996 – 1997: MSc. in Adult & General Ed. at Elmira College in Elmira, NY (USA)
1997 – 2004: Doctor’s in Education at SUNY Binghamton, NY (USA)
2005 – 2008: Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Upstate Medical Hospital Syracuse, NY (USA)

WORK/MINISTRY EXPERIENCES
1986 – 1994: Teacher and formator at Soni Seminary School in Soni, Tanzania
1987 – 1994: Vice-Rector at Soni Seminary School in Soni, Tanzania
1994: Chaplain at Kifungilo Girls’ Secondary School in Kifungilo, Tanzania
1994: Priest In-Charge (Pastor) at Kifungilo Quasi Parish in Kifungilo, Tanzania
1988 – 1994: Consultant with Tanzania National Examination Council in Tanzania
1994 – 1997: Chaplain/Campus Minister at Elmira College in Elmira, NY (USA)
1994 – 1997: Associate Pastor Sts Casimir/Charles Borromeo in Elmira, NY (USA)
1994 – 1997: Chaplain for hospitals in Elmira, NY (USA)
1997: Associate Pastor St. Margaret Mary, Apalachin, NY (USA)
1997 – 2005: Associate Pastor St. Paul Church in Binghamton, NY
1998 – 2006: Chaplain Knight of Columbus (Council 206) in Binghamton, NY (USA)
2005-2006: Associate Pastor St. Christopher Church in Binghamton, NY (USA)
2006 – Present: Associate Pastor at St. Matthew Church in East Syracuse, NY (USA)
2008 – 2009: Hospital Chaplain at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, NY (USA)
July 2009: Hospital Chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital in Syracuse, NY (USA)
July 2009: On-call priest chaplain at Upstate Medical Hospital and Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, NY (USA)

CONTACT:
229 W Yates Street
East Syracuse, NY 13057 (USA)
Phone: 315-876-7368

E-mail: syagaza@yahoo.com or syagaza@kilimanjaro-usa.com


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