Your local Knights of Columbus Council has a special urgent request of all brother knights and parishioners in our caring parish.
Fr. Bitrus Maigamo is a highly-regarded Catholic priest from Nigeria who has studied for years in Rome. He has recently been assisting the Diocese of Phoenix in several capacities, including working with priests in parish ministries. Fr. Bitrus is currently assigned to St. Paul’s Parish in Phoenix. At this very moment, Father is a candidate for an immediate kidney transplant at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale and has been receiving dialysis treatment during the last seven months.
Fr. Bitrus has now reached a level of high risk on the transplant list at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale. He has been advised by the Clinic that his kidney must be replaced soon. Your Council is requesting your personal assistance in securing a kidney for Fr. Maigamo. Please consider what the gift of a kidney would have for Father and our Catholic Church, both in the United States and in Africa. If Fr. Bitrus can recover from this disease through a kidney transplant, he can return to Africa to counsel and teach new seminarians, a position for which he has been selected by numerous Bishops in Africa. All priests are special, and Fr. Bitrus is certainly no exception.
If for one reason or another you cannot provide one of your kidneys to Fr. Maigamo, please pray for him and those working on his behalf. Many prayers are needed. Also, tell everyone you know about this important effort by the Knights of Columbus.
If you would like further information, please call Anthony Weber at 928.301.0801. Please leave a message indicating your interest in helping Fr. Maigamo. God bless you. Thank you for your help in this endeavor.