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April 2019

Daily Readings Wednesday 24th April 2019

Apr 24
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Wednesday 24 April 2019 Easter Wednesday  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: cf. Matthew 25: 34 Come, you blessed of my Father; receive the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world, alleluia. Collect O God, who gladden us year by year with the solemnity of the Lord’s Resurrection, graciously grant, that, by celebrating these present festivities, we may merit through them to reach eternal joys. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you…

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Daily Readings Thursday 25th April 2019

Apr 25
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Thursday 25 April 2019 Easter Thursday  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Wis 10: 20-21 They praised in unison your conquering hand, O Lord, for wisdom opened mouths that were mute and gave eloquence to the tongues of infants, alleluia. Collect O God, who have united the many nations in confessing your name, grant that those reborn in the font of Baptism may be one in the faith of their hearts and the homage of their deeds. Through our Lord Jesus…

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Daily Readings Friday 26th April 2019

Apr 26
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Friday 26 April 2019 Easter Friday  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: cf. Ps 77: 53 The Lord led his people in hope, while the sea engulfed their foes, alleluia. Collect Almighty ever-living God, who gave us the Paschal Mystery in the covenant you established for reconciling the human race, so dispose our minds, we pray, that what we celebrate by professing the faith we may express in deeds. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with…

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Daily Readings Saturday 27th April 2019

Apr 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saturday 27 April 2019 Easter Saturday  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 104: 43 The Lord brought out his people with joy, his chosen ones with shouts of rejoicing, alleluia. Collect O God, who by the abundance of your grace give increase to the peoples who believe in you, look with favour on those you have chosen and clothe with blessed immortality those reborn through the Sacrament of Baptism. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns…

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Daily Readings Sunday 28th April 2019

Apr 28
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Sunday 28 April 2019 Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter)  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: 1 Pt 2: 2 Like newborn infants, you must long for the pure, spiritual milk, that in him you may grow to salvation, alleluia. or: 4 Esdras 2: 36-37 Receive the joy of your glory, giving thanks to God, who has called you into the heavenly kingdom, alleluia. Collect God of everlasting mercy, who in the very recurrence of the paschal feast kindle the…

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Daily Readings Monday 29th April 2019

Apr 29
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Monday 29 April 2019 Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin, Doctor - Feast  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Here is a wise virgin, from among the number of the prudent, who went forth with lighted lamp to meet Christ, alleluia. Collect O God, who set Saint Catherine of Siena on fire with divine love in her contemplation of the Lord’s Passion and her service of your Church, grant, through her intercession, that your people, participating in the mystery of Christ, may ever…

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Daily Readings Tuesday 30th April 2019

Apr 30
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Tuesday 30 April 2019 Saint George, Martyr - Solemnity  Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon: cf. Matthew 25:34 Rejoice, you Saints, in the presence of the Lamb; a kingdom has been prepared for you from the foundation of the world, Alleluia. or: Ps 90:13 On the asp and the viper you will tread, and trample the young lion and the dragon, Alleluia. Collect God of hosts, who so kindled the fire of charity in the heart of Saint George your martyr, that he…

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May 2019

Daily Readings Wednesday 1st May 2019

May 1
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Wednesday 1 May 2019 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Eastertide  or Saint Joseph the Worker  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: cf. Ps 17: 50; 21: 23 I will praise you Lord among the nations; I will tell of your name to my kin alleluia. Collect As we recall year by year the mysteries by which through the restoration of its original dignity human nature has received the hope of rising again we earnestly beseech your mercy Lord that what we…

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Daily Readings Thursday 2nd May 2019

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

Thursday 2 May 2019 Thursday of the 2nd week of Eastertide (Saint Athanasius Bishop Doctor ) Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon cf. Sir 15: 5 In the midst of the Church he opened his mouth and the Lord filled him with the spirit of wisdom and understanding and clothed him in a robe of glory alleluia. Collect Almighty ever-living God who raised up the Bishop Saint Athanasius as an outstanding champion of your Son’s divinity mercifully grant that rejoicing in his…

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Daily Readings Saturday 4th May 2019

May 4
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saturday 4 May 2019 The English Martyrs - Feast  Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon: cf. Rev. 7:13-14 These who are clothed in white robes are they who have survived the time of great distress and have washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb alleluia. Collect Almighty God who in our country raised up martyrs from every walk of life to vindicate the authority of your Church in teaching and worship grant through their intercession we pray that all our…

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