Our annual memorial Mass to celebrate the lives and work of deceased Irish Jesuit missionaries and volunteers took place at the Gonzaga College Chapel on Sunday 4 November 2018. We had a great turnout of family and friends who participated in this lovely celebration of the lives of our deceased missionaries. In particular we remembered those men who had passed away this year; Fr Joseph Mallin, Fr Harold Naylor (Hong Kong) and Fr John Moore ( Zambia/Malawi Province and ex Prof of Botany UCD).
Irish Jesuit, Fr Michael Kelly SJ, was conferred with The Order of Distinguished Service by Zambian President Edgar Lungu, in State House, Lusaka on 24th October.
Fr Harold Naylor SJ died peacefully in Hong Kong on 4 October, 2018 at the age of 87. He is the third Irish Jesuit missionary to have passed away this year. His funeral takes place at Saint Ignatius Chapel, Wah Yan College secondary school in Hong Kong on 11 October, 2018.
The funeral Mass of Fr John J. Moore SJ took place on Monday 24 September in Kasisi Parish, Lusaka. Fr Moore, who was 91 years old, died on 20 September. Charles Searson SJ was the principal celebrant and homilist at the vigil Mass. Speaking to a packed Church he recounted the key moments of his life and the remarkable contribution he made to the Jesuits and to wider society. (Read his homily notes here).
Our 2017 Annual Report has just been published, and we are pleased to be able to share it with you. The report outlines our work for the year, in which we continued to focus on the core values that define the missionary approach to development, and on our commitment to mutual collaboration with our global partners.