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 Paddy Kelly SMA – Month’s Mind celebrations

On Friday evening, 14 February 2020, the family of the late Fr Paddy (PJ) Kelly gathered in their home parish of Laurencetown, Ballinasloe, Co...

Homily at Thanksgiving Mass for Fr Paddy (PJ) Kelly SMA, Wilton, Cork

Fr Joe Egan, SMA, preached at the Mass prior to the burial of Fr Paddy (PJ) Kelly, in St Joseph’s SMA Church, Wilton, Cork....

Funeral Mass – Fr Paddy (PJ) Kelly, Kilnadeema

The Funeral Mass for the late Fr Paddy (PJ) Kelly took place at St Dympna’s Church, Kilnadeema, Loughrea, Co Galway on 20 January, following...

Homily at Funeral Mass for Fr Paddy Kelly SMA

Monday, 20 January 2020 - St Dympna’s Church, Kilnadeema, Co Galway When I first stood in this church in September 2017, a couple of months...

Fr Patrick J M (PJ) Kelly SMA RIP

Fr P J Kelly SMA 1 March 1954 – 14 January 2020   The members of the Society of African Missions are mourning the unexpected death...

“It’s been a great life” – eulogy to Fr. Johnie Haverty by his friend,...

Some weeks ago when Johnie Haverty gave me a copy of a book of his life as a missionary he had just completed, he...

Farewell Homily for the late Fr. Johnie Haverty SMA by Fr. Maurice Henry SMA,...

"I would like my mission career to define me. This is me. For this I came. The first 25 years of my life in...

Fr. Johnie HAVERTY, SMA, RIP

The Society of African Missions are mourning the death of Fr Johnie HAVERTY SMA, who died peacefully on 8 July 2019, at the African...