Missionary Society of St. Paul

Scheduled to visit:
The Portland Peninsula & Island Parishes

The words of St. Paul, ‘We are ambassadors for Christ” are at the heart of the mission of The Missionary Society of St. Paul. The society was founded by Cardinal Dominic Enkandem in Nigeria in the 1970s with the establishment of a seminary. It opened temporarily at Iperu Remo and then moved to a permanent home in Gwagwalada Abuja in 1984.

The priests of the society are driven by the love of Christ and are committed to evangelization. Answering Pope Paul VI’s call for Africans to be missionaries to themselves, they serve in Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, South Africa, and South Sudan, as well as in locations outside of Africa such as the Bahamas, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The Missionary Society of St. Paul serves through parish ministry, hospital chaplaincy, Catholic schools, and social justice programs such as farming projects, providing clean water, and caring for orphans and the poor.