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News Archive for April 2017


The Good Samaritan Mass

On 25th April 2017, the Good Samaritan Mass was concelebrated by Archbishop Peter along with Fathers Liam Gallagher, James Clark, and Fr Saju John, assisted by Deacons Javier Elderfield and Errol Quagraine at 
St George's Cathedral.

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In attendance were over 400 young people representing more than 20 Diocesan Secondary Schools, many of whom played an active role in the Mass. 


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The Good Samaritan Mass was organised as a joint effort of the Education Commission and the Westminster Catholic Children’s Society to celebrate all the charitable endeavours which occur in Diocesan Secondary Schools, with particular emphasis on fundraising and awareness of the Southwark Crisis Fund.


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The Southwark Crisis Fund was launched November 2015 by the Westminster Catholic Children’s Society and Archbishop Peter Smith and provides one-off grants to support families living in Southwark where a relatively small amount of funding can make a big difference.

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The good work the fund does is only possible with the continued fundraising efforts of the schools and parishes in the Southwark Diocese

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More photos on the RCSouthwark Diocesan Flickr page


Concert with Friar Alessandro, Voice From Assisi



The much acclaimed Italian tenor “Voice from Assisi” Friar Alessandro, is visiting London in May. Archbishop Peter is pleased to be able to welcome Friar Alessandro to St George’s Cathedral for a fundraising concert. This will be an evening performance on Saturday 6th May, 7.45pm to 9.15pm (doors open at 7.15pm).
Entry is with a reserved ticket which can be booked at no charge via:
An appeal for donations will be made at the event and monies raised will go to support CAFOD’s East Africa Crisis Appeal and Caritas Bakhita House.
 
Friar Alessandro Brustenghi is a Franciscan Friar from Assisi and acclaimed international tenor.  His three CDs, entitled “Voice from Assisi”, “Voice of Joy” and “Voice of Peace” have been heard throughout the world.  He has performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London in a programme that was recorded for the BBC. “Voice from Assisi” was heard across America in a PBS special screened in March 2017.  His visit to St George’s RC Cathedral London in May precedes a tour in America.  friaralessandro.com

Chapter Mass on the Feast of Saint George


On Monday 24th April 2017 the Canons of the Cathedral Chapter and the  Honorary Canons celebrated the Feast of Saint George, Patron of the Cathedral Church, at a Mass offered by Bishop Pat

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We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you,
because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world

On Good Friday 14th April 2017, Archbishop Peter presided at the Celebration of the Lord's Passion at the Metropolitan Cathedral Church of St George Southwark

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Archbishop Peter presided at the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Maundy Thursday evening at the Metropolitan Cathedral Church of St George Southwark

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170413 - Maunday Thursday

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Please pray for the repose of the soul of

Father Michael Hayes

who died on 15th April 2017

May he rest in peace

Funeral Details
His body will be received into the chapel in Mary Immaculate College
at 4pm on Tuesday 18th April,
and Evening Prayer will be said at 8pm


Wednesday 19th April at 12:30pm

Funeral Mass at St John's Cathedral, Cathedral Place,
Limerick, Ireland



Chrism Mass - Wednesday 12th April 2017



The Chrism Mass is the main annual liturgical celebration where people from all over the diocese gather to celebrate the Eucharist with the Archbishop. It took place in its customary venue of Metropolitan Cathedral Church of St George, home of Archbishop Peter’s episcopal Cathedra. It is the largest regular gathering of clergy based in the diocese, and this year over 250 were present for the Mass, in a very full Cathedral.

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Archbishop Peter at the beginning of the Mass

At this Holy Week Mass the Archbishop blesses and consecrates the three oils which will be used in the sacraments over the forthcoming year: the Oil of the Sick, the Oil of Catechumens, and the Sacred Oil of Chrism.

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Consecration of the Sacred Chrism

The priests who gathered with Archbishop Peter also renewed their ordination promises. The congregation was supported in their singing by the Diocesan Choir, formed by about 100 people from parishes around the diocese.

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The last part of the procession at the end of the Mass

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Meeting some of the Congregation after Mass

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"No Parking" - an unexpected visiting bicycle!



On Sunday 9th April 2017 Archbishop Peter Smith marked the beginning of Holy Week by celebrating the Mass of Palm Sunday with the clergy and congregation of the Metropolitan Cathedral Church of St George

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170409 - Palm Sunday

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