The SMA needs you …  

Think of what it is like to have to walk 3 or 4 kilometers to find water to wash clothes or to draw water for use in the village. Now think of what it would be like to have a pump or well right in the middle of the village!

Living in and involved with the communities in which we work, we in the SMA witness on a daily basis the struggle of Africans to improve their lives, for themselves and their families. Being there we can ensure that support goes to where it is most needed.

You have been helping us for very many years – indeed since the foundation of the Irish Province in 1912 we have relied on the constant support of the Irish people to continue the work of our Founder, Bishop de Brésillac.

Because of your generosity many communities and peoples, through thousands of projects in rural and urban Africa, have a better life than before, though much more remains to be done.  Without your help we would not have been able to continue or to be able to reach so many.

There are many ways and means of helping the Society of African Missions and its work.

– supporting our missionaries in their ordinary upkeep
– reaching out to the needs of refugees and asylum seekers
– street-children projects
– development projects
– nursery, primary & secondary schools
– clinics and medical programmes
– transport for missionaries

There are also the demands, particularly financial, involved in the education of our students in Africa and Asia where we have over 400 students preparing for missionary priesthood.

And at the close of their day we must care for our sick and our retired missionaries.

The SMA has always relied upon people for its support and people have been most generous in their support of our missionary work. for this great involvement in our work we are very grateful.

Would you consider helping us in any of these undertakings? 

you can help us….

  • by leaving us a legacy in your will
  • by supporting one of the causes specified in our online donations facility   Click here.
  • by making a donation on a personal basis
    Please send your donation, no matter what amount, indicating what activity you wish to support to: The Development Office, African Missions, Blackrock Road, Cork, Ireland

Join the Family Vocations Community  
To support the education of SMA  students to the priesthood. For more information contact  021 461 6316 or email [email protected].

Use our SMA Mass Association cards
– we have cards for all kinds of occasions – Sympathy, Bouquet, Get Well, Weddings, Examination success, St Patrick’s Day, Christmas and Easter.  For details Click Here  and scroll down. 

Pray with us during our Novenas of Prayer:
– to our Lady of Lourdes: February
– in honour of Our Lady of Knock, May 
– in honour of St Therese of the Child Jesus, Patroness of the missions: September 

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