Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
Fr Michael O’Connell joined the MSC in 1974 and was ordained in 1980. He was appointed Missions Office Director for the Irish Province in 2000. Based at the MSC Missions Office on the Western Road in Cork, Fr Michael offers “pastoral care by post”, communicating regularly with our mission friends across the Irish Province.
In his role as Missions Office Director, Fr Michael is responsible for the efficient running of the MSC Missions Office in Cork, particularly the fundraising department. He is instrumental in the organisation of MSC fundraising appeals and regularly celebrates Novenas and special ceremonies in the Sacred Heart Church, as well as leading pilgrimages with groups of mission friends.
Fr Michael is one of the main links between MSC missionaries in the field and the people who support them here at home. He travels regularly to our overseas mission projects in order to identify the areas that have the most pressing need for support, and he keeps our extended community of mission friends up to date with the work being done by our missionaries across the globe, showing people exactly how much of a difference their donations are making in regions of real need around the world.