SMA in Action

The Members of the Irish Province are engaged in various activities:

Members in Africa

  • in SMA Parishes
  • in Administration
  • in Formation
  • in Education
  • in Diocesan Pastoral Action

Members outside Africa

  • in Adminsitration
  • in Promotion of Mission
  • in Society Parishes in Ireland and Britain
  • in Pastoral Ministry not directly realted to SMA

Work of the SMA
A large number of SMA members work in urban and rural areas, utilising new pastoral and missionary approaches, both within Africa and outside it. They are engaged in

  • primary evangelisation
  • running SMA and non-SMA parishes
  • chaplaincies
  • different ecclesial movements
  • inculturation
  • development projects for Justice, Peace and Environmental Care.

Some SMA members are engaged in other Apostolic Activities including

  • socio-economic projects (with prisonres, street children, etc)
  • projects of solidarity with the marginalised, with those infected by HIV-AIDS
  • health projects
  • agricultural development
  • providing material and spiritual assistance to refugees and displaced persons
  • promoting reconcilaition among people of different ethnic groups
  • the media: audiovisuals, press, radio, television
  • the encounter with followers of other religions (Islam, African Traditional Religions), or just being present to them
  • welcoming and accompanying Africans in our countries of origin in Europe and America

Some SMA members are called upon to serve in Administration

  • in the service of the Generalate, the Provinces, the Districts and the Regions of the Society
  • in the promotion of Justice, Peace and Environmental Care at various levels
  • in the service of Church Organisations at Diocesan and International levels

SMA members are involved in different kinds of Formation work

  • parishes (among the laity, in ecclesial movements)
  • seminaries and schools of theology
  • secondary schools, colleges and univeristies
  • centres of research and promotion
  • the new Districts of the SMA

SMA members are involved in areas of Animation and Promotion within and outside Africa

  • missionary animation
  • vocations ministry
  • gathering financial reources for SMA activities and for the needs of Africa

There is a considerable number of elderly SMA members who are retired or if more active are engaged in promotion work and in chaplaincy service.