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October 2018

Daily Readings Thursday October 18th 2018

Oct 18
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Thursday 18 October 2018 Saint Luke, Evangelist - Feast Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon Is 52: 7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings glad tidings of peace, bearing good news, announcing salvation! Collect Lord God, who chose Saint Luke to reveal by his preaching and writings the mystery of your love for the poor, grant that those who already glory in your name may persevere as one heart and one soul and that all nations may…

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Daily Services Thursday 18th October 2018

Oct 18
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 18th 2018 – Month of Holy Rosary – Thursdays

Oct 18
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
The Divine Praises

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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First Holy Communion Programme – 18-10-2018

Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
First Holy Communion 2018 Children Photo

o First Holy Communion September 2018-2019 Programme for St Swithun's  & Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Our Parish's programme will start in September and there will be a number of sessions on both Thursdays and after the 10:15am Sunday Mass at St Swithun's.  It is important that you return the form below to our team here at the parish so we can ensure your child is on our programme. Our First Holy Communion Programme Dates for 2018-2019 we will be adding…

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Saints Isaac Jogues Jean de Brébeuf and Companions

Oct 19

Saints Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf, and Companions’ Story (d. 1642 – 1649) Isaac Jogues and his companions were the first martyrs of the North American continent officially recognized by the Church. As a young Jesuit, Isaac Jogues, a man of learning and culture, taught literature in France. He gave up that career to work among the Huron Indians in the New World and in 1636, he and his companions, under the leadership of Jean de Brébeuf, arrived in Quebec.…

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Daily Readings Friday October 19th 2018

Oct 19
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Friday 19 October 2018 Friday of week 28 in Ordinary Time or Saints John of Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, priests, and their Companions, Martyrs or Saint Paul of the Cross, Priest  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…

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Daily Services Friday 19th October 2018

Oct 19
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 19th 2018 – Month of Holy Rosary – Fridays

Oct 19
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Blood of Christ

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 – 19-10-2018

Oct 19 @ 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 Paul of the Cross

Oct 20

Saint Paul of the Cross’ Story (January 3, 1694 – October 18, 1775) Born in northern Italy in 1694, Paul Daneo lived at a time when many regarded Jesus as a great moral teacher but no more. After a brief time as a soldier, he turned to solitary prayer, developing a devotion to Christ’s passion. Paul saw in the Lord’s passion a demonstration of God’s love for all people. In turn that devotion nurtured his compassion and supported a preaching…

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