Each year the Society of African Missions [SMA] celebrate Mass throughout the country to remember all our deceased members, their families, friends and SMA supporters.
On Saturday, 5 November, Fr John O’Keeffe celebrated a Mass with 30 other SMA priests and a congregation of about 200 people, family members of deceased SMAs. The Mass was celebrated in St Joseph’s SMA Church in Wilton, Cork, which is adjacent to the SMA community cemetery. Family members came from all over the country.
Fr John Brown SMA celebrated a Mass the following day at the African Missions, Dromantine, Newry, Co Down.
On Sunday, 13 November, the people in the west of Ireland will be attending Mass for their deceased loved ones in the SMA House, Claregalway, Co Galway. [Tel: 091 – 798880]. Fr Freddie Warner will lead the Mass and preach the homily.
Sunday, 20 November, will see the people of Dublin and the Leinster area gathering at the Jesuit Conference Centre in Milltown, for the final Mass in this year’s annual commemoration. [Tel: 01 – 4968162].
Invitations are sent out to all those family members we have contact addresses for. But should you want to attend the Mass in either Claregalway or Dublin please contact the House concerned at the telephone numbers provided.