In September 2013 Fr Michael Dempsey joined our new mission in Mozambique. A native of Belfast, Michael worked as a nurse in the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children for eight years before joining the Redemptorists. While in formation he ministered in Brazil for a year before joining the mission team in Mount St Alphonsus, Limerick. Following his ordination in 2007, he continued to give parish missions throughout the country while based in the Redemptorist community, Dundalk.
In a message sent soon after his arrival in Mozambique, Michael wrote, “I am settling in slowly but surely to this new life. My health is good, thank God, but the weather here in Tete is so hot! I received a lovely welcome from the people in Furancungo at both Sunday Masses last week, and they seem to have taken me to their hearts.”
We wish Michael every blessing as he takes up his new appointment.