ordination

George Stephen Thayriam SJ, who completed his theological studies at Heythrop at the end of the summer term, was ordained to the priesthood on Saturday 25th August in his home Province of Madurai.Most. Rev. Nazarene Susai, Bishop of Kottar, presided at the ceremony, which took place at St Joseph College, Trichy, which also saw the ordination of nine deacons of Jesuit Madurai province and three more from the Jesuit Andhra provincel.  Rev. Fr. Vernon D'Cunha, the general assistant, was also...
Kensy Joseph diaconate ordination
Jesuit deacons Philip Harrison SJ and Kensy Joseph SJ will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Nicholas Hudson on Saturday 30th June 12 noon at St Ignatius Church, Stamford Hill.All are welcome to celebrate this joyous occasion for the Society of Jesus in Britain.The service will be followed by a reception at Our Lady’s High School, Amhurst Park, a short walk from the church.  Parking is limited so please use public transport: Seven Sisters overground and tube, Stamford Hill overground...
The good shepherd icon
Philip Harrison SJ and Kensy Joseph SJ have chosen the image of Christ as a Good Shepherd for the invitation cards for their ordination on 30th June.  They explain the significance of their choice.       The image of Christ as a Good Shepherd appears in some of the earliest Christian art. In this Russian  Orthodox icon from the nineteenth century, Christ is shown with a sheep around his shoulders. It is a gesture drawn straight from the Gospels,...
Jesuit deacons Philip Harrison SJ and Kensy Joseph SJ will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Nicholas Hudson on Saturday 30th June 12 noon at St Ignatius Church, Stamford Hill.All are welcome to celebrate this joyous occasion for the Society of Jesus in Britain. If you would like to come please let us know by following this link:RSVP 
Diaconate ordination february 2018 at farm street church
Please pray for two Jesuit scholastics who were ordained to the diaconate on Saturday 10th February by Bishop John Sherrington at Farm Street Church.Anuranjan Ekka from the Darjeeling Province, currently living in the Loyola House community in Wimbledon, and George Stephen Thayriam from Madurai, a member of the Hurtado Jesuit community in Wapping, are both third year undergraduates studying for their Bachelor of Divinity at Heythrop College.Principal concelebrants were Fr Nick King SJ,...
The Immaculate Conception at Farm Street Church
Two Jesuit undergraduates at Heythrop, Anuranjan Ekka from the Darjeeling Province, currently living in the Loyola House community in Wimbledon, and George Stephen Thayriam from Madurai, a member of the Hurtado Jesuit community in Wapping, will be ordained to the diaconate on Saturday 10th February by Bishop John Sherrington.The ordination Mass will be held at 12.00 noon in the church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, and will be followed by a reception.All are welcome to attend.
Ordinands with Philip Harrison on the right
Please pray for Philip Harrison SJ who was ordained to the diaconate on Saturday 25th November by Bishop Juan Vicente Córdoba Villota SJ, in the Iglesia de San Ignacio, Bogota Columbia, along with five other Jesuit scholastics from Mexico, Columbia, Brazil and Argentina-Uraguay.In his homily, the Bishop reminded those being ordained that the deaconate, which means service, would continue for rest of their lives because a priest is called always to serve. He concluded his homily with...
Kensy Joseph SJ makes his promise of obedience
Please pray for Kensy Joseph SJ who was ordained to the diaconate on Saturday 11th November at Holy Name Church Manchester by the Right Rev John Arnold, Bishop of Salford.Concelebrating were Fr Provincial Damian Howard SJ and the Superior of the Manchester community Fr Brendan Callaghan SJ, along with assistant chaplain Fr William Pearsall SJ and over twenty other Jesuits and diocesan clergy.  Music was beautifully performed by the Manchester University chaplaincy praise group,led by...
Ireland's first Jesuit bishop
The first Jesuit bishop to be based in Ireland  was ordained at the Cathedral of Saints and Columba in Letterkenny, Co Donegal, last Sunday.Bishop Alan McGuckian will lead the Catholic diocese of Raphoe.  During his ordination, Arcbishop Eamon Martin said that it was important to have conversations in Ireland about what defines a “good life” and “flourishing life”, not just for individuals but also for communities too.The archbishop also drew attention to the upcoming launch of the...
Bishop Hudson with the ordinands at St Ignatius Church
There was a parish which invited a famous actor to come and recite some of their favourite writings.  The actor recited all different kinds of texts.  As the evening neared its end, he said he would recite just one more.  They asked him to recite Psalm twenty-three, “The Lord is my shepherd”.  “I will,” he said, “on one condition - that the lady over there recites it after me.”He recited it; and everyone applauded.  She recited it; and everyone cried.“What was the...

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