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For nine years up till July 2010, I was parish priest at St Simon Stock Catholic Church, South Ashford, Kent, England. From July 2010 until June 2011 I was Associate Pastor at St Peter's Cathedral, Marquette, Michigan USA and then Pastor at St Anthony Parish, Gwinn, MI until October 2013. I then transferred to the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon to serve as Director of the Tribunal. And that's what I am currently doing. Since February 2015 I have also been serving as Pastor at St Stephen Parish, South East Portland. I miss "da UP" (Upper Peninsula of Michigan) but love being here in the Pacific North West.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Servers Day at New Addington

On Saturday, 22nd November 2008, The Good Shepherd, New Addington, hosted a day for altar servers led by pairsh priest Father Stephen Boyle, together with Father John Boyle and Matthew Charlesworth SJ.

Two servers from St Simon's joined about 60 servers from the Croydon Deanery and other parishes including a large group from group from St Ignatius, Stamford Hill, led by Brother Matthew.

It was an opportunity for a reunion of those who had attended the Altar Servers' Rome trip in October and 'Summertime 2008'.



Blogger gemoftheocean said...

I wish we had a diocesan thing like St. Stephen's guild for our young servers. Did your brother start it, or inherit the job?


10:25 pm  
Blogger Father John Boyle said...

The Guild of St Stephen has been around for many years. My brother happens to be the current chaplain. It does create a sense of identity and commitment to a role.

4:13 pm  
Anonymous SHIRLEY HOOK said...

The youngsters who serve at St Simons really are a wonderful group, very prayerful and graceful, and a real credit to everyone involved.

12:32 pm  
Blogger Father John Boyle said...

Shirley: it's nice of you to say so. Thanks!

5:07 pm  

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