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January 2018

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY 24th January – Sisters of Bethany

Jan 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Sisters of Bethany, 7 Nelson Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2AR United Kingdom
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Christian Unity 2018

Happy New Year from the Diocesan Christian Unity Committee. In our Parish a special service for all Christian denominations will be held on Tuesday 23rd January, at 1.00pm in Our Lady of Lourdes’ church (Bransbury Road) - followed by legendary soup lunch prepared by our dear Sally Reis. Other services: event/christian-unity-25012018a Now is the time for Churches and Churches Together Groups to start planning their Week of Prayer for Christian Unity services. This year the Caribbean churches have produced the…

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WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY 25th January – Trinity Methodist Church

Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Trinity Methodist Church, 229 Albert Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO4 0LX United Kingdom
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Christian Unity 2018

Happy New Year from the Diocesan Christian Unity Committee. In our Parish a special service for all Christian denominations will be held on Tuesday 23rd January, at 1.00pm in Our Lady of Lourdes’ church (Bransbury Road) - followed by legendary soup lunch prepared by our dear Sally Reis. Other services: Now is the time for Churches and Churches Together Groups to start planning their Week of Prayer for Christian Unity services. This year the Caribbean churches have produced the material…

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ADORE RETREAT – Alton Days of Renewal 2018 Programme – Good news for Everyone

Jan 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Alton Convent, Anstey Lane, Alton GU34 2NG, Anstey Lane
Alton, Hampshire GU34 2NG United Kingdom
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Adore Alton Days of Renewal

Programme for 2018 Theme: Good news for Everyone Renewal and Mission The Church exists to evangelise. “The presentation of the Gospel message is not an optional contribution for the Church.” – Pope Paul VI Evangelii Nuntiandi 5. Key Scripture: Luke 4:18-19 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set…

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Beacon Project

Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beacon Project

The Beacon Project  the next meeting will be held on Monday 29th January 2018 in St Swithun's Church Hall. ALL ARE VERY WELCOME! At 7.30pm: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - we praise the Lord, from 8.00pm our formation meeting based on the subject of ‘GOD’S GRACE’. The Beacon Project is a prayer group with a focus on prayer formation for mission.  It's vision, to be a light for our city, is held by members from across the pastoral area.  Formed in April 2015, it meets…

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February 2018

Film Night: ‘Faith of our Fathers’ (2017)’

Feb 2 @ 8:10 pm - 10:00 pm
Faith of Our Fathers

Our Parish Cinema invites you all to see "Faith of our Fathers' (2017)" With the Vietnam War raging in 1969, two young fathers report for duty. A man of great faith and a doubtful cynic. A quarter-century later, their sons, Wayne and John Paul, meet as strangers. Guided by handwritten letters from their fathers from the battlefield, they embark on an unforgettable journey to The Wall—the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Along the way, they discover the devastation of…

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First Holy Communion 2017-2018 Programme Calendar

Feb 4 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 1st October 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 8th October 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 15th October 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 5th November 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 16th November 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 19th November 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 3rd December 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 10th December 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 11th January 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 14th January 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 21st January 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 4th February 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 25th February 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 8th March 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 11th March 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 25th March 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 22nd April 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 29th April 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 6th May 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 20th May 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 1st June 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on 2nd June 2018 at 11:30am

One event on 3rd June 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on 10th June 2018 at 10:15am

One event on 17th June 2018 at 10:15am

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

You can View the Whole Programme for our First Holy Communion Here the programme covers a period from 14th September 2017 to 17th June 2018. We have some sessions from 6:30am to 8:00pm on some Thursday evenings. The main sessions however will run from 11:45am to 13:00pm after Sunday 10:15am Mass at St Swithun's Church. http://stswithuns.org.uk/first-holy-communion-programme-2017-2018/  View The Full First Holy Communion Calendar for 2017-2018 > Please download the Application Form here and return it to the Parish Office Application…

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Hear God’s Voice in February 2018

Feb 6 @ 7:40 pm - 9:00 pm

This is a special form of Scripture meeting and allows the Holy Spirit to guide us in our greater understanding of God’s word. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. There no registration no checking of lists. It’s a friendly just turn up group at any time to explore God’s word more deeply. The next one will be after New Year on 9th January 2018. Next Dates: 16th January, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th February, 6th, 13th March. 2018 "We are covering Mark's Gospel and just…

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Film Night: ‘Fr Jerzy Popieluszko – The Messenger of Truth(2014)’

Feb 9 @ 8:10 pm - 10:00 pm
Messenger of Truth

Our Parish Cinema invites you all to see "Fr Jerzy Popieluszko - The Messenger of Truth(2014)" Narrated by actor Martin Sheen, this powerful documentary tells the remarkable true story of Polish martyr and 20th century hero, Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko. Father Jerzy, the chaplain of the Solidarity movement in Poland, was murdered in 1984 at the age of 37 years old by the Communists for speaking the truth about human dignity and rights in a country full of propaganda, oppression and…

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Hear God’s Voice in February 2018

Feb 13 @ 7:40 pm - 9:00 pm

This is a special form of Scripture meeting and allows the Holy Spirit to guide us in our greater understanding of God’s word. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. There no registration no checking of lists. It’s a friendly just turn up group at any time to explore God’s word more deeply. The next one will be after New Year on 9th January 2018. Next Dates: 16th January, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th February, 6th, 13th March. 2018 "We are covering Mark's Gospel and just…

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RCIA Preparation Programme 2018

Feb 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on 27th February 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on 15th March 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on 22nd March 2018 at 8:00am

St John’s Cathedral Portsmouth, Bishop Crispian Way
Portsmouth, PO1 3QA United Kingdom
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RCIA happy to become a Catholic

  RCIA Preparation 2018 for St Swithun's  & Our Lady of Lourdes Parish You become a Catholic by receiving the Sacraments. In our Catholic Faith, the Sacraments have a tremendous importance. We believe that Jesus Christ instituted the seven Sacraments as the means by which He would share His life with us. ALL those, who plan to become Catholic this year on Easter Vigil, please remember to attend RITE OF ELECTION: in St John’s Cathedral on Saturday 17th February. All…

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