On Saturday, 15 July 2016, the Irish Province celebrated with four of its priests on the occasion of their Golden Jubilee of Ordination in the Society of African Missions. Fathers Michael Waters, Lee Cahill, Ali Kelly and Fionnbarra O’Cuilleanáin were ordained in December 1966.  Fr Michael McCabe, the SMA Provincial Leader, led the Mass and the…
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On 27 May 2016, CNS [Catholic News Service] of Nigeria reported disturbing concerns expressed by the Bishop of Kafanchan Diocese, Rt Rev Joseph Bagobiri , at the United Nations, New York, concerning a systematic attempt to eliminate Christianity in the northern part of Nigeria. Speaking at a Global Congress, co-sponsored by the Holy See and…
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For 36 years SMA members have participated in an annual Golf Competition in Cork. For many years the Douglas Golf Club have generously made their facilities available to us for this two-day event which brings together SMAs from home and abroad. Some invitees also participate. Fr Hugh B Harkin SMA is responsible for the organisation and…
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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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