Mission in Waterford, Ireland

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The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus arrived in the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore on September 1, 2016, at the invitation of Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, who shared his vision for innovative initiatives to re-ignite the faith within the Diocese. 

Our ministry in Ireland is truly one of accompaniment, encounter and evangelization. We strive to share Blessed Clelia’s charism of promoting the love of the Sacred Heart in ways that will rekindle the spark of His Love in the hearts of those who have seemingly forgotten Him. Our three Apostle missionaries work closely with the bishop, diocesan staff, parish priests and lay volunteers in various ministries, particularly those focused on youth and adult evangelization. Ministries include homeless outreach, parish faith formation, youth retreats, children’s religious education programs, home visits with the elderly, and young adult spiritual companionship.

We have been blessed to welcome a young Irish woman into our Congregation, who is now in the first year of her postulate at our Province House in Connecticut, and we currently have several young Irish women actively engaged in vocation discernment. The United States Province recently purchased a convent in Waterford so that the evangelization efforts of our Sisters there can continue to expand.  


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Here’s why we need your support:

Our Apostle missionaries live and serve in the Republic of Ireland as “Ministers of Religion,” and there are very few full-time positions available that meet the qualifications of this status. While our three missionaries receive some stipends from ministry and occasional financial gifts, the majority of funding for this mission comes from the United States Province.

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