Archbishop Peter Smith

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Will you join with us and Your Catholic Legacy to share your prayers, wishes and hopes for a better future? Archbishop Peter Smith and Your Catholic Legacy are celebrating the work of Catholic charities with a Mass at Southwark Cathedral on 11th June 2016.  We would love you to attend, but if you are unable to, will you share a prayer for a better future? Jesuits in Britain is part of Your Catholic Legacy.  At our Mass we will give thanks for the work of Catholic charities and the lives they...
Archbishop Peter Smith with Fr Dermot Preston and deacons
On Saturday 6th February, six Jesuits were ordained deacons at Sacred Heart Church in Wimbledon. The six men, who are all studying at Heythrop College in London, are:Wouter Blesgraff from the Netherlands; Naveen Xavier Buchupalli from Andhra Province (south east India); Robert Deinhammer from Austria;  Markus Dreher from Germany; Kundong Benedict Kim from Korea; and Anup Ranja Minj from Nepal.The principal celebrant was Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark.Many of the men’s families had...
Archbishop Peter Smith at YCL event
A group of Catholic charities has just doubled its membership so that it can give greater publicity to the life-changing work of charities at home and overseas, and to show Catholics how they can help build a better future.The Jesuits in Britain recently joined the group, known as “Your Catholic Legacy” (YCL), which  was formed in 2013 to raise awareness among Catholics of the importance of leaving gifts in their Wills to Catholic causes. The thirteen original charities found the two-year...
Dancers at the 2015 migrants' mass at St George's Cathedral, Southwark
Jo Siedlecka from Independent Catholic News shares her experience of this year's Migrants Mass at Southwark Cathedral.There was a sea of colourful banners, flags and parasols at St George's Cathedral, Southwark on Monday as an international congregation of more than 1,500 people, many in their national dress, processed in for the annual Migrants Mass celebrating the Feast of St Joseph the Worker.Organised by London's three Catholic dioceses: Brentwood, Southwark and Westminster, with the ethnic...
Ten Jesuit scholastics from India (5), Bangladesh (3), Zimbabwe and Portugal were ordained deacon before a packed congregation in St George’s Cathedral Southwark on Saturday.  Archbishop Peter Smith was the principal celebrant.  In his homily he recalled Pope Francis’ invitation in Evangelii Gaudiam (3) to all Christians  “to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ ... do this unfailingly each day ... no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord”.  He urged the...