In 1983, in the spirit of Christ’s command in Matt 16:15.“Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone”,  three priests from the Diocese of Kilmore, rose to the challenge. Kilmore’s outreach to Nigeria continued for the next 30 years, when Fr. Benny Fitzpatrick returned home to Ireland.

In 2016, two priests from The Missionary Society of St. Paul, Nigeria were appointed to parishes in Kilmore, they were joined by another colleague in 2017. 

As part of our continued outreach, and commitment to the development of the Church Worldwide, the Diocese of Kilmore has committed to donating a portion of the Offertory collection at Masses on St. Patrick’s Day to supporting St. Paul’s Missionary Society.