SMA Jubilee Celebrations in Dromantine








The Society of African Missions recently celebrated the Silver and Golden Jubilees of four SMA priests: Father Kevin Mulhern SMA from Waterside, Derry City [Silver] and the Golden Jubilees of Father Liam Brady SMA (Cork), Michael McKee SMA (Dungannon) and Tommy Wade SMA (Cork).

The Celebrations began with concelebrated Thanksgiving Mass in the Chapel of the African Missions, Dromantine, Newry, Co Down on Friday, 30 June 2023.  The main celebrant was the SMA Provincial Leader, Fr Malachy Flanagan who was joined on the Altar by the four Jubilarians, assisted by 30 SMAs who had gathered for the occasion. Fr. Tom McNamara was the homilist who shared with us Gods word and focused on the calling to S.M.A. priesthood and the generosity of the Jubilarians in responding to that call.  Fr. Liam Brady led a communion reflection to remember those from his class of 1973 who are no longer with us namely Vincent Glennon James Fegan and Michael Nohilly R.I.P.  To view the text of the Homily CLICK HERE

After the Mass the Dromantine Community along with representatives from all the S.M.A. houses in Ireland joined with the jubilarians for a celebratory meal.  In the course of the meal Fr Malachy Flanagan spoke in praise of the great service given by the Jubilarians to S.M.A. down through the years.  He also presented each with a gift.  In response, they in turn thanked S.M.A. for the great support received throughout the lives and all gave thanks to God for the many blessings received all through their ministry especially for good health.

We ask God’s continued blessing on the Jubilarians, on the work of all missionaries and on those who support and enable the SMA in its mission

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