Pastoral
Letters

 

 

 

 

A Pastoral Letter is written by the Bishop in his office as shepherd or pastor of the faithful in his diocese. It is an exercise of his role of teaching, governing and sanctifying those in his care.


The Pastoral Letters
of
Archbishop Peter Smith

 

See also the Archbishop's page for other homilies, addresses and writings of the Archbishop.

Pastoral Letter for Eight Sunday of Ordinary Time 
Sunday before Ash Wednesday 2017
26th February 2017

Pastoral Letter for First Sunday of Advent 2016
27th November 2016

Pastoral Letter for Twenty Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time
25th September 2016

Pastoral Letter for Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time
7th February 2016

Pastoral Letter for the Feast of the Holy Family 2015
27th December  2015

Pastoral Letter for the First Sunday of Advent 2015
29th November  2015

Pastoral Letter for the Sunday before Ash Wednesday 2015
15th February 2015

Pastoral Letter for Feast of the Holy Family 2014
28th December 2014

Pastoral Letter for the First Sunday of Advent 2014
30th November 2014

Pastoral Letter for the Season of Lent 2014
2nd March 2014

Pastoral Letter for the First Sunday of Advent 2013
1st December 2013

Pastoral Letter for the Season of Lent 2013
10th February 2013

Pastoral Letter for the First Sunday of Advent 2012
2nd December 2012

Pastoral Letter for the Year of Faith
7th October 2012

Pastoral Letter for the Season of Lent 2012
19th February 2012

Pastoral Letter for the First Sunday of Advent 2011
27th November 2011 

Pastoral Letter for the First Sunday in Lent
13th March 2011

Pastoral Letter for the Feast of the Holy Family
26th December 2010

Pastoral Letter for Advent 2010
28th November 2010

 



The Pastoral Letters
of
Archbishop Kevin McDonald

 

See also the Archbishop McDonald page for other homilies and writings of the Archbishop.

Letter to the people of the diocese announcing his resignation
3rd December 2009 (.pdf)

Pastoral Letter - November 2009

Pastoral Letter - June 2009

Pastoral Letter - February 2009

Pastoral Letter - October 2008

Pastoral Letter for Advent 2007

Pastoral Letter - October 2007

Pastoral Letter - July 2007 - A Day for Life

Pastoral Letter - February 2007

Pastoral Letter for Advent 2006

Pastoral Letter for Lent 2006

Pastoral Letter welcoming the appointment of two new Auxiliary Bishops for Southwark

Pastoral Letter for the first Sunday of Advent 2005.

Pastoral Letter for Sunday before the feast of Saints Peter and Paul 2005.

Pastoral Letter for the fifth Sunday of Lent 2005.

Pastoral letter for the first Sunday of Advent 2004.

Pastoral letter for 3 October 2004.

Pastoral letter read at all Masses on the weekend of 21-22 February 2004.

A pastoral letter of Archbishop Bowen written on the appointment of Archbishop Kevin McDonald (November 2003)