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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...
A remarkable life was remembered last week at a special event in West London. It was the 10th anniversary of the death of Brother Daniel Faivre SG who did so much to promote interfaith relationships in a very diverse part of the city.  People gathered together at St Anselm’s parish, Southall for an interfaith celebration day, reflecting on the Care of Creation and remembering how Brother Daniel dedicated 28 years of his life to encouraging harmony and understanding between different faith...
Hearts on Fire banner created by St Anselm's parishioners
Many of us from the tape-recording era used to compile tapes made from our favourite tunes. Today we’d call it a ‘mash-up’ (combining in one, things from different sources) which is quite a good analogy for the Mission held at St. Anselm’s Jesuit parish in Southall from 3-10th October.Take a team from the Mount Street Jesuit Centre made up of spirituality volunteers, staff and Jesuits: mix it with parishioners and Fr David Stewart SJ leading on the Apostleship of Prayer and what occurred was an...
Community Leaders in Southall, West London, have been invited to a meeting at St Anselm's Church to discuss homelessness in the district. Parish priest Father Gerard Mitchell SJ has issued the invitation so that local representatives might consider the plight of Street Homeless in Southall and how they might help them to find shelter.“Street homelessness is the most visible and challenging expression of housing need and social exclusion in Southall,” says Fr Mitchell.  ...
Stephen Khokhar, a member of St Anselm's parish, Southall was ordained a permanent deacon by Cardinal Vincent Nichols on 19 July in Westminster Cathedral.Stephen was for many years the Southall representative on the Jesuit Parishes Forum. Apart from helping at St Anselm's he is also assistant chaplain at Heathrow Airport.In his homily, the Cardinal said to be a deacon “is to be called to a ministry in the name of the Church, a ministry of service and proclamation.” He also...
A two-day conference will take place in central London next month to reflect on the discrimination that people in or from the Indian sub-continent experience because of their caste and what a Christian response to the Dalits or outcasts might be. Last January, to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Churches Together in Southall, Middlesex, gathered in St Anselm's Catholic Church for a Service that had been prepared in India for use throughout the world. The theme of the Week of...