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.

 

Raphoe & SMA mourn the death of Fr Seamus Gallagher

Fr Seamus Gallagher, former member of the Society of African Missions, and priest of the diocese of Raphoe, died peacefully at his home in...

Fr Patrick McGovern SMA – Funeral ceremonies

Fr Paddy McGovern died unexpectedly on Thursday, 4 June 2015 at the African Missions, Blackrock Road, Cork. His remains were received into our community...

Fr Patrick McGovern SMA – Funeral homily

The SMA Vice Provincial Leader, Fr Malachy Flanagan, was the Principal celebrant and homilist at the concelebrated funeral Mass for the late Fr Paddy...

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...