Holy Family would like to welcome Fr. Rudolfo Coaquira Hilaje, (Fr. Rudy), a Peruvian Comboni Missionary, was ordained to the priesthood in 1992.
After completing theological studies, his first mission assignment was to Zambia where, in 1997, he became part
of a team that was sent to start a new mission in a remote area of Luangwa Valley, among the Atumbuka people.
After several years he was called back to his home country to work as an educator of candidates to the
In 2010 he returned to Zambia and worked in the rural parish of Kanyanga, located in the Eastern Province of
Zambia, again among the Atumbuka people. Improving education and health care services were an important part
of the job for Fr. Rudolfo. During his time in Zambia he was also very aware that the formation of priests is not only urgent, but it
is at the heart of preparing a future for the local Church. When talking about the people he worked with, Fr. Rodolfo said they are
all so full of joy. "We are poor, but we live at peace." There is no war in Zambia.
Fr. Rudy was the parochial vicar of St. Leo and St. Boniface. He now serves as pastor of our Family of Parishes.