O God we ask you who made all Bishops teachers of Catholic Faith and Models of Apostolic Courage to raise up in your Church men after your own heart to govern her with courage and wisdom.
Becoming An SMA Missionary Priest
Dear Friends, I would like to introduce you to a series of Reflections on Discernment, Vocation and Missionary life. These reflections will be presented by our SMA Fathers and my self.
Our intention is to share with you some thoughts that may help you as you continue to discern your Journey with Christ as a Priest, by serving in the Lord`s Vineyard.
Best regards Deacon Keith McKnight
- Black Catholic Symposium 2012 – 11/17/2012
The most important requirement to become an SMA missionary priest is a passionate desire to serve God as an ordained priest in mission, particularly in the challenging and wondrous environment of Africa. The missionary life requires one to be a man of faith, open, dedicated, flexible, down-to-earth, and committed to growing in the spiritual journey. As members of an apostolic community known for hospitality, SMA missionaries must be able to relate well to others and able to both give and receive support. A good sense of humor is an asset!
The special mission of the SMA priest, as envisioned by our Founder – Melchior de Marion Brésillac – is to minister to the “most abandoned” people and to assist those people in becoming self-sufficient and able to minister to their own, both spiritually and physically. SMA missionary priests serve in the 16 countries of Africa, and in missions in the United States.
If you feel you may be called to this life-giving work in our Christ-centered community, please get in contact with us. We want to meet you.
Interested, but uncertain? Do not worry. Vocations often come to light gradually, and sometimes discerning them requires help from others who have walked the path. We will support you in your journey.
Single, Catholic men between the ages of 18 and 40 (negotiable). International candidates can be accepted if they live in the United States and hold legal immigration status.
Associate Priest Program
If you are an ordained priest who would like to serve on the missions in Africa as an SMA associate, we would like to talk to you!
For information, call:
SMA VOCATIONS DIRECTOR
Deacon Keith McKnight
23 Bliss Avenue
Tenafly, New Jersey 07670
Phone: (Toll Free) 1-888-250-4333
PERSONAL INTEREST PROFILE
If you wish to begin a Dialogue with the SMA Fathers Vocation Director, please fill the profile form and submit it to me, Deacon Keith McKnight.