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Father Cormac Breathnach SMA
Parish Priest from
April 1996 to July 2004
Father Cormac visited us in July
2004 having recuperated from knee replacement surgery in
A well attended farewell party and presentation, marking
eight years as our parish priest, took place on 25th July 2004.
wish Cormac many blessings on his move to Wilton in
You can still read "Cormac's comment" online
in "Rosevean Review", our now defunct
July 1998 | March 1999 | November
1999 | July 2000 | December 2000 |December
Some of Fr. Cormac's homilies are in the
Cornishman newspaper article, 'Farewell to
priest': Penzance's Catholic community was joined
by representatives of all denominations on Sunday to say a fond
farewell to their parish priest. The church in Rosevean Road was
full at choral evening prayer as Father Cormac Breathnach took his
last evensong before going back to his native Ireland and his new
Information & links on Father Cormac's Order
The "Society of African Missions" "SMA"
(link below) is a community of international Catholic
Missionaries - from five continents - based in Africa. For 150
years, it has been their passion to proclaim and spread the
Gospel to the African people. This includes sharing the language,
the culture, the religion, and the history of the people of where
they live. Their aim is to be an effective response to the
missionary vocation of the whole Church and especially the Church
Here are the resolutions
by the SMA Founder Mgr Melchior de Marion Brésillac - before
departing on a mission:
"To be a missionary from
the depths of my heart".
"To neglect nothing that
might advance the work of God".
"To seize every
opportunity to preach the Gospel".
"Finally, and it is for
this that I especially implore Your blessing, O my God, to use all
my strength, all my study and all the means of my disposal to
contribute to the formation of an indigenous clergy".
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