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 Paul D’Arcy SMA

Fr Paul D'Arcy SMA The Irish Province of the Society of African Missions mourns the loss of Fr Paul D'Arcy SMA who died at...

Fr Douglas Bluett SMA

Fr Douglas H Bluett SMA dies in London The SMA British Province has lost its senior missionary with the death of Fr Douglas (Dougie)...

Dr Christy O’Sullivan

Dr Christopher (Christy) O'SullivanMB, BCh, BOA, LM, LIGCP On the day of his admission as an Honorary member of the Society of African...

Bishop Moore SMA (RIP)

The Society of African Missions mourns the unexpected death of Bishop John Moore SMA (Bishop of Bauchi, Nigeria) . At the same time as his...

Funeral Mass & burial of Bishop John Moore SMA

Funeral Mass for Bishop John Moore at 12 noon, Saturday, 23 January   A large number of priests concelebrated the funeral Mass with Fr Fachtna O'Driscoll...

Funeral rites for Bishop John Moore SMA

Funeral ceremonies for Bishop John Moore SMA Rt Rev John Moore SMA, Bishop of Bauchi, Nigeria died on 20 January 2010 in St Vincent's...

Biography of Bishop John Moore SMA

Rt Rev Dr John Moore SMABishop of Bauchi, Nigeria20 January 2010 Rt Rev Bishop John Moore SMA passed away at 1.30am on the...

Funeral Homily of Chris Murphy

Fr Christopher Murphy SMA Funeral Homily - 02 February 2007 (Preached by Fr Fachtna O'Driscoll SMA, Provincial Superior at SMA Parish Church, Wilton,...