Welcome – Fr. Larry Smith, SJ

Jun 18, 2024 | Jesuits, News & Updates

We welcome Fr Larry Smith SJ (back) to Portland!

Fr Joseph O’Keefe, SJ, Jesuit Provincial, has missioned Fr. Larry Smith SJ to serve our parish as a senior priest “In Residence”. In this capacity he will be assisting us with parish liturgies, coverage of our nursing homes, health care facilities and senior residences and other works to be determined.

Fr Larry is no stranger to Maine. He initially served at Sipayik with the Passamaquoddy Community and later returned as pastor of the Passamaquoddy community at Dana Point. From 2004-07 he was Jesuit Superior and Pastor at St. Pius X Church here.

He served as a Navy Chaplain for a number of years, and after coming out of the military was a civil service Catholic priest at Hanscom Air Force Base in MA and Boling Air Force Base in Washington, DC, a total of 26 years of government service.

Most recently he was Senior Priest at St. Ignatius Church, Port Tobacco, Maryland. He brings to us a wealth of experience and we welcome him to our parish staff. He will be living at the St. Ignatius Residence (rectory at St. Pius X)  We expect is arrival in mid-June.

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