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October 2018

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

Oct 16
Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque’s Story (July 22, 1647 – October 17, 1690) Margaret Mary was chosen by Christ to arouse the Church to a realization of the love of God symbolized by the heart of Jesus. Her early years were marked by sickness and a painful home situation. “The heaviest of my crosses was that I could do nothing to lighten the cross my mother was suffering.” After considering marriage for some time, Margaret Mary entered the Order of the…

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Daily Readings Tuesday October 16th 2018

Oct 16
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Tuesday 16 October 2018 Tuesday of week 28 in Ordinary Time or Saint Hedwig, Religious or Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Ps 129: 3-4 If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? But with you is found forgiveness, O God of Israel. Collect May your grace, O Lord, we pray, at all times go before us and follow after and make us always determined to carry out good works. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your…

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Daily Services Tuesday 16th October 2018

Oct 16
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass
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Parish Devotion for October 16th 2018 – Month of Holy Rosary – Tuesdays

Oct 16
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Our Lady

Month of The Holy Rosary October is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, which is celebrated each year, commemorates the great navy victory of the Christians over the Turks in 1571. At that battle, the Battle of Lepanto, sixty-five thousand men prayed the Rosary for three hours and took part in the Sacraments and Traditional Devotions. And, the Christian army prevailed that day against the Turks, although they were outnumbered by a…

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The Neocatechumenal Way – 16-10-2018

Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Neocatechumenal Way

  The Neocatechumenal Way The nature of the Neocatechumenal Way is defined by His Holiness John Paul II when he writes: “I recognize the Neocatechumenal Way as an itinerary of Catholic formation, valid for our society and for our times.” The Neocatechumenal Way is at the service of the bishop as one of the forms of diocesan implementation of Christian initiation and of ongoing education in faith. The Neocatechumenal Way, endowed with public juridical personality, is composed of an ensemble…

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Saint Ignatius of Antioch

Oct 17

Saint Ignatius of Antioch’s Story (d. c. 107) Born in Syria, Ignatius converted to Christianity and eventually became bishop of Antioch. In the year 107, Emperor Trajan visited Antioch and forced the Christians there to choose between death and apostasy. Ignatius would not deny Christ and thus was condemned to be put to death in Rome. Ignatius is well known for the seven letters he wrote on the long journey from Antioch to Rome. Five of these letters are to…

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Daily Readings Wednesday October 17th 2018

Oct 17
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Wednesday 17 October 2018 Wednesday of week 28 in Ordinary Time (Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop, Martyr ) Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Gal 2: 19-20 I am crucified with Christ, yet I live; no longer I, but Christ lives in me. I live by faith in the Son of God, who has loved me and given himself up for me. Collect Almighty ever-living God, who adorn the sacred body of your Church with the confessions of holy Martyrs, grant,…

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Daily Services Wednesday 17th October 2018

Oct 17
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass
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Parish Devotion for October 17th 2018 – Month of Holy Rosary – Wednesdays

Oct 17
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Our Lady of the Rosary Icon

Month of The Holy Rosary October is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, which is celebrated each year, commemorates the great navy victory of the Christians over the Turks in 1571. At that battle, the Battle of Lepanto, sixty-five thousand men prayed the Rosary for three hours and took part in the Sacraments and Traditional Devotions. And, the Christian army prevailed that day against the Turks, although they were outnumbered by a…

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Saint Luke

Oct 18

Saint Luke’s Story (d. c. 84) Luke wrote one of the major portions of the New Testament, a two-volume work comprising the third Gospel and Acts of the Apostles. In the two books he shows the parallel between the life of Christ and that of the Church. He is the only Gentile Christian among the Gospel writers. Tradition holds him to be a native of Antioch, and Paul calls him “our beloved physician.” His Gospel was probably written between 70…

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