GREAT NEWS FROM ENGLAND! From the site of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.
I’ll add a comment, below.
Ordinariate priest appointed to South London parish
An announcement was made yesterday (Sunday) that the Parish of the Most Precious Blood, Borough, is to be cared for by the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.
By the kind invitation of the Archbishop of Southwark, the Most Reverend Peter Smith, the diocesan parish of the Precious Blood near London Bridge station will be cared for by Fr Christopher Pearson – a priest of the Personal Ordinariate – with the permission of the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate, Mgr Keith Newton.
Replacing the Religious Community of the Society of the Divine Saviour (Salvatorians), who currently care for the parish, Fr Pearson will undertake the pastoral care of the diocesan faithful alongside the London (South) Ordinariate Group, who have worshipped in the parish in recent months. Fr Pearson’s appointment begins in January 2013.
Mgr Keith Newton said, “We are very grateful to Archbishop Peter Smith and the diocesan authorities for making this possible. It represents a positive moment in the life of the Ordinariate, as we grow towards the establishment of our own parishes and communities”.
The parish of the Precious Blood was founded in 1891.
I congratulate the Ordinariate and Archbp. Smith.
Everyone’s eyes will now turn to the other side of the Thames and the Archdiocese of Westminster! Let’s pray they get a parish there, too.
Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity.