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Fr Maurice Mamba


Sixth Pastor


In July 2008 Father Maurice Mamba became St. Thomas More's Priest Administrator.  He is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is in the center of the continent of Africa.  He has 5 sisters and 1 brother and a host of nieces and nephews.  His parents are deceased.

Father attended seminary in his country and was ordained a priest in July of 1998, for the Archdiocese of Kananga.  He was appointed Diocesan Chancellor/Administrative Assistant and private secretary to the Archbishop.  In 2002 his Archbishop asked him to come to the U.S. for pastoral experience and further studies in management.

From August 2002-May 2005, Father served as associate pastor for Our Lady Help of Christians, St. Angela and St. Martin De Porres on the West Side of Chicago, and from May 2005-January 2006, at St. Matthew Parish in Schaumburg, Illinois.

In February of 2006, Father left Chicago to come to Seattle to begin a new missionary experience.  The Archdiocese of the Kananga and the Archdiocese of Seattle are sister Dioceses.  Once in Seattle Father became parochial vicar at St. Monica Parish on Mercer Island.  He then was appointed Priest Administrator here at St. Thomas More.

He will continue his studies at Seattle University where he will graduate with an MBA degree.  Father Maurice is helped out by Father Ward Oakshott who serves as sacramental minister.  Father Ward was ordained a Priest in November 1977 here at St. Thomas More.