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Society of African Missions

Scheduled to Visit:
Parish of the Precious Blood, Caribou

The Society of African Missions (SMA) is a worldwide organization of Catholic missionaries made up of priests, brothers, and laymen and women. Their more than 1,000 missionaries hail from five continents and joyfully witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout Africa and to people of African descent wherever they are. They currently serve in 17 countries, both in Africa and in other parts of the world, including the United States. The Diocese of Portland is pleased to have two SMA priests assisting here.

For more than 160 years, members of the society have been committed to evangelization, proclaiming the Gospel to those who have not yet heard it, most especially the poor and abandoned.

In their work in Africa, they strive to answer questions of justice and peace, particularly by engaging with street children, former child soldiers, refugees, war-displaced people, Ebola victims, and people living with HIV and AIDS. They also focus on human development through education and health. SMA members seek to promote dialogue and cooperation with African traditional religions and other beliefs and seek a better understanding of Islam and evangelical Churches to work together in the service of all.

Outside Africa, they are engaged in ministry with immigrants and campaigning for better sharing of global resources.

If you would like to support the mission of the Society of African Missions, please visit the Parish of the Precious Blood online giving page.

To learn more about the SMA ministries, visit their website.