Obituaries

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The Society of African Missions remembers with gratitude their deceased members. Below we present the Obituaries and Homily preached at their funeral Masses. In some cases we also give an account of the funeral rites.

To read earlier Obituaries (2005 - 2008) click here.

To read Obituaries Oct 2008 - Aug 2009 click here.

 

Fr Patrick McGovern SMA – Obituary

Fr Patrick McGovern SMAThe death of Fr Patrick McGovern SMA on Thursday morning, 4 June 2015, was received with great sadness by his...
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Fr Bill Kennedy SMA – funeral homily

The SMA Provincial Leader, Fr Michael McCabe, was the Principal celebrant for the Funeral Mass for Fr Bill Kennedy SMA on Wednesday, 20 May...
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Fr Bill Kennedy SMA – Obituary

Known within the SMA as Fr Bill he was born on 17 June 1926 in High Street, Sligo, son of William and Patricia ...

Fr Jack Casey SMA – funeral homily

“He will destroy death forever”. “When we were baptised, we went into the tomb with him and joined him in death, so that...

Fr Jack Casey SMA – funeral arrangements

Fr Jack Casey will repose in the African Missions, Blackrock Road, Cork from Tuesday afternoon until Thursday evening. Tuesday, 3rd March 5.30pm - Reception of...
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Fr John [Jack] Casey SMA

Fr John Casey passed to his eternal reward at 8.45pm on Monday, 2 March 2015, at St Theresa’s Nursing Unit, African Missions, Blackrock Road,...

We Remember Them prayer

At the conclusion of the 2014 Service of Light, Fr Dan O'Brien read a prayer used at the Marymount Hospice, Cork, entitled We Remember...
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Service of Light 2014

Ten priests, an Honorary member and ten relatives of our priests and lay staff were remembered during the annual Service of Light in Blackrock...