St Simon's Parish Blog
Welcome to the Blog of St Simon Stock Catholic Church, South Ashford, Kent, UK. Our address is: Brookfield Road Ashford Kent TN23 4EU
- Name: John Boyle
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.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Parish Newsletter Sunday 2nd March 2009
The Pope in Africa
Speaking of suffering with reference to AIDS:
"I come from a country that experienced war and division because of inhumane ideologies, and I am keenly aware of dialogue as a way of overcoming conflicts."
"Fathers: be attentive to your children and your wives."
"Reveal the loving face of God to the poor."
From the BBC, you can witness the crowds at the Papal Masses
In Cameroons: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7952754.stm with a report here.
In Angola: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/7955751.stm with a report here.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thanks from the Apostolic Nuncio
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Parish Newsletter Sunday 15th March 2009
Sunday, March 08, 2009
We hope that yesterday's celebration is an encouragement to those preparing for marriage, that God may truly join them and keep them together till death parts them.
Please keep in your prayers three other couples preparing for marriage: Paulina Witkowska and Lukasz Wasielczyk to be married in Poland on 11th July, Agnieszka Hrabska and Grzegorz Koropczuk to be married in Poland on 15th August, and Annelize Dawkins and Barry Kersley to be married here at St Simon's on 12th September.