Society of African Missions (SMA)

Parish Assigned to: Holy Trinity Parish, Gainesville, VA

Mission Contact:
Rev. Ranees Rayappan, SMA Provincial Superior

23 Bliss Avenue
Tenafly, NJ 07670
(201) 567-0450 ext. 218




Mission Appeal:

We are requesting to be considered for the 2022 MCP appeals so to sustain the work of SMA Fathers in 17 countries of Africa, as follows: Angola, Benin, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo and Zambia, where our missionaries assist the most poverty-stricken areas by building new churches; starting new missions or strengthening existing ones; providing the communities with basic needs, like building schools where we will offer formal and religious education to both children and adults; starting and/or continue water projects providing clean water to underprivileged communities, which is crucial especially in these times of pandemic; building and/or improving health centers, particularly in Sierra Leone which population has been greatly affected by the Ebola Virus disease; supporting peace building in countries affected by war and insecurity, e.g., Central Africa Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola. With the funds from the appeals, the missionaries of our Society will be able to continue extending their service to thousands of people in the 17 countries where our Mission is present.