The Society of Catholic Priests was founded by a group of priests from the Southwark Diocese who felt that they could no longer remain within the existing fraternal organisations for priests. The society was formed in 1994 with the object of promoting the formation and support of priestly spirituality and Catholic evangelism.
The Society Prayer
Father, we thank you that you have called us to your service,
to feed your people by word and sacrament.
By the power of your Spirit,
keep us faithful to you and to those in our care.
Keep united in the bonds of peace and love the members of our Society,
that by sharing in Christ’s priesthood here on earth,
we may come to share in the joys of his eternal kingdom,
where he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
for ever and ever.