St Joseph’s SMA church in Wilton has been a landmark in the area for nearly 120 years.  It has overseen all the major developments in the area: CUH hospital, Wilton Shopping centre, ESB and housing developments. It has witnessed the funerals of hundreds of SMA priests who gave their lives in the service of the Church in Africa.  And, since 1982,…
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Fr Dan O’Neill passed to his eternal reward at 2am on Saturday, 27 August 2016, in St Theresa’s Nursing Unit, SMA House, Blackrock Road, Cork. He was aged 78 years. Dan O’Neill was the youngest child born to John and Johanna [née O’Sullivan] on 9 December 1937 in Oristown parish, Co Meath. He was baptised…
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During 1989 the Orthodox Church proclaimed September 1 as the World Day of Prayer for Creation. In 2015 Pope Francis united the Roman Catholic Church with the Orthodox Church’s initiative. It was then extended to be a month-long Season of Creation, ending on October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of…
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Our Mission

The Society of African Missions is a missionary society of priests and brothers dedicated to the proclamation of the Good News in Africa and to peoples of African origin.

Announcing the Good News of Jesus Christ takes many forms: direct preaching to people on the street, in church and other places where people gather. But with the dawn of the digital age the SMA has harnessed modern media methods to address religious and social issues from a Catholic perspective. Fr Tom Casey, from Emly, Co Tipperary, has spent many years in the ‘media world’ of Radio and TV, producing many programmes on social and other issues affecting African people, particularly in Zambia.

This 4 minute video is part 1 of the story of Chipulukusu Community School, founded by the SMA.


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