World Mission Sunday falls on the penultimate Sunday in October. It is the one Sunday in the year when the Mass is celebrated exclusively for missionary activity. Donations are collected at these worldwide Masses and they go, in their entirety, to support churches, hospitals, schools and vocations in countries where the Church is new, young or poor.
In 2017, World Mission Sunday is celebrated today – on Sunday, 22 October.
Share Your Faith – Give Life
World Mission Sunday is our chance to show love and solidarity to our brothers and sisters overseas who share our faith. In offering our prayers, we join with missionaries everywhere in communion and compassion to support them in spreading the Good News, and by giving a donation we respond to Christ’s call to feed the hungry and clothe the naked.
Missio is responsible for coordinating World Mission Sunday and provides new, young or poor dioceses with the essential support they need on their journey to becoming self-sufficient. Missio works through local bishops, churches and missionary congregations to ensure that resources are distributed equitably and justly – on the basis of need. The money goes directly from England and Wales to the bishops in the mission territories – local church directly helping local church!
Where there is hatred, sow love; help bring peace to South Sudan
This year World Mission Sunday is celebrated today on 22nd October. This special day will be focused on the Church in South Sudan where sadly, conflict continues; more and more people are hungry, homeless and traumatised. Retribution is rife. This young country is on the brink of collapse, but you can help bring peace to the people of South Sudan. World Mission Sunday is your chance to support our missionaries and the Church in proclaiming the Gospel of peace to those who suffer around the world. By supporting Missio, the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission, you will be sharing the peace and love of Christ with all people by helping everyone in need, regardless of background or belief. On this special day you can join Catholics worldwide in praying for our global Church and supporting brave missionaries and churches overseas that are too young or poor to support themselves.
Thank you for your compassion and generosity.
Thoughts on Today’s Gospel and Readings for the Week.
In Today’s Gospel Jesus is telling us that the most important responsibility we have is to God as we are created in his image.
The Pharisees went away to work out between them how to trap Jesus in what he said. And they sent their disciples to him, together with the Herodians, to say, ‘Master, we know that you are an honest man and teach the way of God in an honest way, and that you are not afraid of anyone, because a man’s rank means nothing to you. Tell us your opinion, then. Is it permissible to pay taxes to Caesar or not?’ But Jesus was aware of their malice and replied, ‘You hypocrites! Why do you set this trap for me? Let me see the money you pay the tax with.’ They handed him a denarius, and he said, ‘Whose head is this? Whose name?’ ‘Caesar’s’ they replied. He then said to them, ‘Very well, give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar – and to God what belongs to God.’
Introductory Prayer: Lord Jesus, my Creator, and Redeemer, everything good comes from you. You are the one source of peace and happiness. Thank you for bringing me into existence and ensuring I received the inestimable gift of the faith. Thank you for accompanying me in every moment. I am grateful for your mercy and love and wish to respond more generously to you in my life.
Petition: Lord, may I remember who I am: one who bears the name “Christian.”
1. Signed: How often do we reflect on what we are doing when we make the Sign of the Cross? In “The Spirit of the Liturgy”, the future Pope Benedict said: “to seal oneself with the Sign of the Cross is a public and visible ‘yes’ to him who suffered for us, to him who in the body has made God’s love visible, to a God who reigns not by destruction but by humility of suffering and love which is stronger than all the power of the world and wiser than all the calculating intelligence of men.” We are saying that we believe in the power of the cross and particularly in what it means for our own life – our bodies will rise again. We sign ourselves as belonging to the one who has won our redemption by his blood on the cross, as belonging to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We are signed, and we belong to God. The Sign of the Cross is a daily reminder that we are to give to God what is God’s, that is, our very selves.
2. Delivered: Christ prayed at the Last Supper, “They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world…. Father, I desire that those also whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world” (John 17: 16-24). And so it is that we are to be delivered to where we will see his glory and be with him. We bear an inscription as those baptized into his life, and we outwardly recall this when we make the Sign of the Cross with water from the fonts in the entrances to our churches. It is up to us then – with the thoughts, words, and actions of our lives – to live this truth coherently, giving to God what is God’s.
3. Detached: Pope Saint John Paul II, reflecting on Psalm 145, writes: “Man therefore finds himself facing a radical choice between two contrasting possibilities: on the one side is the temptation to ‘trust in princes,’ adopting their criteria inspired by wickedness, selfishness, and pride. In fact, this is a slippery slope, a ruinous road, a ‘crooked path and a devious way,’ (Proverbs 2:15) whose goal is despair. Indeed, the Psalmist reminds us that man is a frail, mortal being, as the very word ‘adam’ implies; in Hebrew, this word is used to signify earth, matter, dust. Man – the bible constantly states – is ‘like (…) a strip of grass that is green at dawn but has withered by evening (Psalms 89:5-6).’ With this in mind, we “give to the emperor” what is of this world by relinquishing or simply detaching ourselves from it. We give what is eternal, namely our souls, over to God bec ause we belong to him.
Conversation with Christ: Lord, Jesus Christ, sometimes I am attracted to the things of this world and influenced by those who try to convince me to trust only in the world’s ways. May I not be hoodwinked by this world but keep my heart set on the world that will never pass away. Only in your world will I be filled with your grace forever.
Resolution: Today I will examine my conscience to do some “house cleaning” of my soul. I resolve to treat the goods of this world only as a means towards holiness, stepping stones to communion with God.
Children – Read today’s Holy Readings here again
Our Parish Finances – we need your Help
Thank you for last Sunday’s Collection. The total amount was :£1315.07 (56% Gift Aid). As always, your generosity is much appreciated. Your donations make the life and work of the Parish possible.
MASS COUNT: we will take a Mass count at all of this week’s Sunday’s Masses.
Today there is a SECOND COLLECTION FOR World Mission Sunday: On this day the whole Church unites in an act of universal solidarity in prayer for its missionary activity and in collecting funds to support the Mission of the Church worldwide. Thank you for your support.
Can you help pay for our Newsletters & School Books?
Dearest Parishioners – thank You so much for all your kind support of the costs of colour printing of our Newsletter.
Each week over 300 copies are going with You and to those to whom You take them. All our guests collect more copies of the Newsletter during their weekdays’ visits, because our church is open whole day.
As You have noticed – the boxes for different collections from the porch of the church were taken away – because constant damage done to our church by all those who wanted to steal money from them.
This is why, after the consultation with the Financial Council of the Parish, I would like to ask You to remember, that on the last Sundays of the month we will have a special (not second!) collection to contribute to the particular need of the Parish where we are struggling with the costs. So the last Sunday of October is the next one – 28th/29th October. Please, consider to increase your offering next weekend to cover the costs of the printing of the Newsletters and all the materials which I do use for teaching our faith in St Swithun’s Catholic Primary School each Monday.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING
JOIN US NEXT YEAR FOR OUR PARISH TRINITY PILGRIMAGE SEPTEMBER-2018
A lot of people have asked Father Marcin to add some more information about the visit. So you can now find a lot of additional information on the page about the sites in the Ukraine and Lithuania
YOU NEED TO BOOK BY 20th DECEMBER 2017 at the LATEST
Keep up with Events & what’s Happening in our Parish
Ascent Group Next Meeting is Monday 23rd October
Pastoral Responses to Same-Sex Attraction October 23rd
‘HEAR GOD’S VOICE’ Scripture Meeting on October 24th
From the Catechism: (Paragraph 108) “The Christian faith is not a “religion of the book.” Christianity is the religion of the “Word” of God, a word which is “not a written and mute word, but the Word is incarnate and living”. If the Scriptures are not to remain a dead letter, Christ, the eternal Word of the living God, must, through the Holy Spirit, “open our minds to understand the Scriptures”.
Rowan’s Hospice Children’s Starlit Walk October 25th
Parish Cinema October 27th ‘Trade of Innocents’
We invite you to see our latest parish film this Friday 27th October, at 8.10pm in the church hall (with coffee & tea) –
ARE YOU IN? (88min.)
Check out the website for the full details and October and November programme of films to be shown
50 Years Abortion 1967 -28th October
Portsmouth Rosary Procession Prayer Vigil Anniversary
Don’t let 50 Years and 8 Million Abortions pass without marking this tragic anniversary in some way. Please Consider Joining LIFE’s one minute’s silence at 1.00pm and the Mass and Prayer Vigil at 5.30pm at Westminster Cathedral on Friday 27th October and the CARE Rally at the Emmanuel Centre in Marsham Street, Westminster, on Saturday 28th October at 2.00pm.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE
40 DAYS FOR LIFE: this year marks 50 years since abortion was made legal in the UK, which has seen the devastating loss of 9 million unborn human lives. For 50 years this unjust destruction of human life has been taking place on our doorsteps and is being funded by our taxes. In the year 2007, an international organisation called 40 Days for Life was formed to help bring about an end to abortion through prayer, sacrifice and street witness. A campaign running in Portsmouth began last week and will continue until 5th of November. You are invited to support this work with your prayers and to get involved.
From Wednesday 27th September to Sunday 5th November, we invite you to join us in 40 Days for Life. 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. We also invite you to stand and peacefully pray during a 40 day vigil in the public right-of-way outside St. Mary’s Community Health Campus, Milton Rd, Portsmouth, PO3 6AD.
Please spread the word about this important community outreach. For more information or if you wish to volunteer, please contact us on 07535937865 or on firstname.lastname@example.org so we can keep you up-to-date on all that is happening as the campaign unfolds. Please sign our 40 Days For Life register 40daysforlife.com/register. You can find the Portsmouth campaign page link via 40daysforlife.com/portsmouth
Beacon Project Monday 30th October
All are welcome to join for a time of prayer, teaching and praise and worship. Please contact email@example.com for further information, otherwise we look forward to meeting you there. All are welcome to join for a time of prayer, teaching and praise and worship.
DE-MYSTIFYING NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING (NFP)
11th November from 09:45am -16:00pm at St Michael’s Church Leigh Park
PARISH SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMMES 2017-2018
First Holy Communion 2017-2018 Programme
First communion children & parents are very welcome for their first together formation meeting, next November 5th 2017. We attend the holy mass and we come for the meeting about the rosary prayer at 11.45am to St Swithun’s church. Please, do not forget!!!
Preparing to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion for the first time can be one of the most memorable experiences parents share with their children. 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. Below is the full timetable and some information for you.
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.
Please download the Application Form here and return it to the Parish Office
You can View the Whole Programme for our First Holy Communion Here
Baptism Preparation Programme 2017-2018
This Pastoral Year 2017-2018 our Baptismal Preparation Course will include 3 meetings.
The next preparation meetings will be held on Thursdays: 9th & 30th November and on Thursday 14th December – for BAPTISMS on Sunday 17th December 2017. Please, take the application form from the sacristy, or from the office, or upload from our website. Please, do your best to practice your faith before You will apply – attend the Holy Mass on lord’s Day – which is Sunday. Thank you for your understanding.
Calling all Parents and Toddlers
Meet us every Tuesday from 9:00am to 11:15am in the St Swithun’s Church Hall.
Pope Francis Pre-Synod for Youth Rome March 2018
Night Fighters of Exeter – The Story of 307 Squadron
from 14.11.2017 to 16.11.2017
307 Squadron Project is a British-Polish charitable organisation established to promote and research the role of the Polish 307 Squadron, known as the ‘Lwow Eagle Owls’. We are proud to honour these brave band of brothers. In the 21st century 307 Squadron Project are pleased to continue and further strengthen this international co-operation. We are pleased to invite you to the exhibition
‘Night Fighters of Exeter.The Story of 307 Squadron‘
Location: Exeter Guildhall – High Street, EX4 3EB
Other Events around our Parish & Diocese
Catholics and Halloween
The origin and traditional customs associated with Halloween require no other explanation than that they are examples of the kinds of festivity that served as a means of celebrating the various holy days of the Catholic Liturgical Year. This includes everything from masquerades, feasting, and the associations of a given day of the year with supernatural or spiritual truths.
I would draw a distinction between the violent, macabre imagery that characterizes the modern appropriation of Halloween as a kind of secular celebration and the more traditional customs that are characteristic of a Catholic cultural ethos. The descent of Halloween into the madness of an annual fright fest is a relatively recent development, but the true substance of Halloween belongs to the Church. Halloween (or “All Hallows Eve”) is the festive precursor to the celebration of the Church’s public commemoration of All Saints Day.
There has been an appropriation of the festivities of Halloween by modern pagans, but please understand that modern paganism is precisely modern and should be distinguished from the cults of ancient religions. The origins and practices of the modern paganism do not extend farther back than the late nineteenth century. Also, remember, the term “pagan” is a slippery one. What does it mean? The worship of the gods and goddesses from long ago? Those cults have long since passed away with the cultural matrix that once supported the world views that were the conditions for their possibility. You can’t just reinvent those cults without the culture that supported them.
The paganism that exists today is a romantic and very selective attempt at a re-appropriation of an ancient religious ethos, but it isn’t and cannot be the same thing that paganism was in its original cultural expressions. I think that the practitioners need to justify their beliefs by insisting on an association with what they are doing and ancient forms and styles of worship. This gives the impression that the modern pagan élan has more gravitas (especially in relation to Christianity) but it doesn’t make it the same thing as the ancient cults. The association that modern paganism makes between itself and the forms and styles of ancient culture is more about desire than it is about reality.
It hink that the association of Halloween with paganism has much more to do with the Protestant Reformation than anything else. The Protestant reformers were concerned about the practices of medieval Christianity that to them seemed contrary to what they believed the Church should be. They knew that these practices had clear precedents in the history of the Church, but insisted that they represented a corruption of the original form of Christianity that had become degraded over time. The degradation was explained as a regression into cultural forms that the Protestants described as pagan.
I realize popular religiosity is a complex phenomenon and the Church in Europe did intentionally assimilate many cultural practices that were more ancient than its own practices, but it did so selectively and with a keen sense of discernment. The end result was not simply that a veneer of Christianity was placed on top of an ancient pagan ethos, but that a new cultural matrix was created, one that was Christian to its core. It is a gross mischaracterization and oversimplification to assert that you can just scratch the surface of medieval Christianity and what rises up is paganism.
And yet this perception endures in contemporary culture. You see it, for example, in works of fiction like Marion Zimmer Bradley’s The Mists of Avalon, which appropriates ideas from a lot of spurious, pseudo scholarship that permeated British intellectual culture throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Unfortunately, this has become a standard and widely accepted narrative of how Europe became Christian. It is a modern myth born of the prejudices and propaganda of the Protestant reformation that mutated into the secular critique of Catholicism. As an ideological construct it represents the simultaneous fascination and aversion to Medieval culture in general and Catholicism in particular. The reality is far more complex and interesting.
Protestantism was and is proposing what its adherents believe to be an alternative to Catholicism. This means that Protestantism will distinguish itself from the forms and styles of religious life that preceded their own culture and that this culture will be presented as a purified form of Christian faith and practice. One argument that is advanced to justify Protestant distinctiveness is that the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church are pagan.
As a result, the distinctly Catholic nature of Halloween became more and more muted and it was Catholics pulling back from their own festival that gave rise to the contemporary version of Halloween. The ghoulish version of the festival that we have today is in many respects a result of Catholic accommodation to a Protestant culture. And in another strange twist in the history of Halloween, most everything that the devout Protestant detests about Halloween have become all the more pronounced as a result of their protests.
Some Interesting Links
ALL SAINTS DAY NOVEMBER 1st is a HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION.
Holy Day of Obligation: a reminder that 1st November is a day when all Catholics are obliged to attend Mass in honour of all the Saints.
Mass times will be:
on 31st October (Tuesday) – Vigil Mass at 7.00 PM, at St Swithun’s;
on 1st November (Wednesday) at 10.00 AM at St Swithun’s (with the whole St Swithun’s Catholic Primary School);
and at 5.30 PM (in Polish) at St Swithun’s and on 1st November at 7.00 PM at Our Lady of Lourdes’;
THANK YOU ALL WHO MAKE OUR FRIDAY’S INTERNATIONAL ROSARY PRAYER VERY SPECIAL.
We are close to the end of the month of October dedicated to the Holy Rosary, and this coming Friday at 7.35pm at St Swithun’s church we will lead our last INTERNATIONAL ROSARY this year. We have said or sung the particular decades, mysteries of the Holy Rosary in many different languages: English, Malayalam, Latin, Polish, German, Spanish, and Basque. If You would like to lead any decade of the Holy Rosary this coming Friday, please let know Fr Marcin and your language will be prepared in a special leaflet, so others can learn and join. ALL ARE VERY WELCOME. And, of course thank You so much to all who lead the Holy Rosary every day in St Swithun’s church and weekly in Our Lady of Lourdes’ church.
The month of October is dedicated to The Holy Rosary
During the night of 12-13 October it had rained throughout, soaking the ground and the pilgrims who make their way to Fátima from all directions by the thousands. This week it will be 100 years after this famous Miracle, so, please remember, that Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence opportunity for the 100th anniversary of the Our Lady of Fatima apparitions throughout the centennial year, from the 27th of November 2016 till the 26th of November 2017.
Pray before any statue of Our Lady of Fatima. The faithful, with devotion, can visit a statue of Our Lady of Fatima solemnly exposed for public veneration in any church, oratory or proper place place of prayer during the days of the anniversary of the apparitions, the 13th of each month from May to October 2017, and there devoutly participate in some celebration or prayer in honour of the Virgin Mary. In addition, the faithful must pray the Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke Our Lady of Fatima.
The elderly and infirm. The faithful who, because of age, illness or other serious causes, are unable to get around, may pray in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima and must spiritually unite themselves to the jubilee celebrations on the days of the apparitions, the 13th of each month, between May and October 2017. They must also “offer to merciful God with confidence, through Mary, their prayers and sufferings or the sacrifices they make in their own lives.” To obtain the plenary indulgence, the faithful must also fulfil the ordinary conditions:
Go to Confession and Communion; — be interiorly detached from sin; — pray for the intentions of the Holy Father
Praying for our dead throughout November
Request to Pray for them
We are very close to November, the month in which the Church prays for all who are in the purifying fires of Purgatory, waiting for the day when they will join the company of the saints in heaven.
The celebration of Mass is the highest means the Church can provide for charity for the dead, but we can also relieve their sufferings through our prayers, sufferings and penances. We can also help the Poor Souls by doing acts and prayers that have indulgences attached to them.
There are many indulgences, applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory, which can be obtained during the month of November.
Please, write (BLOCK CAPITALS) the names of your deceased members of your family, friends and put into the box, which is at Sacred Heart’s Chapel in our church (the same one for offering for votive candles). For all those deceased will be celebrated Holy Mass every Tuesday at 7.00 pm during November. Also their names will be mentioned in our daily prayers of the Holy Rosary.
At Our Lady of Lourdes’ Church, please write (BLOCK CAPITALS) the names of your deceased members of your family, friends in the especially prepared book. For all those deceased will be celebrated Holy Mass every Thursday at 12.00 noon during November. Also their names will be mentioned in our Rosary prayers at 5.30 pm on Saturdays of the November.
or fill in the form below and submit your request/
Get Morning Prayers by Text
For some years a group of parishioners have received short prayers by text, which they have found to be good supplements to their usual Morning Prayer time. The prayers relate to current issues, Saints’ days, “thought for the day” and occasional specific prayer requests, and have proved beneficial for those taking part. All you need is a mobile phone, and a couple of minutes in the day. There is no obligation involved, no cost, and any personal information will be treated as strictly confidential. If you would like to receive these, or just try them for a short while, please text your name and number to John Mason on 07535 916314.
“CAN-DO CHRISTIANS” A MESSAGE FROM FATHER MARCIN
Dearest Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Dear Friends: I would like to share with You some things which are about our Parish and for our Parish.
Our Bishop Philip in the last Pastoral Letter to us, last weekend asked us to be ‘CAN-DO’ Christians. I’m absolutely sure, that You have noticed how many things already happen in our Parish to help in our spiritual grow to love God more and more in His Word to us, in His Sacraments for us (which is His real presence among us). We also go out to meet those who still searching for God, or who were not so lucky to have personal contact with Jesus Christ.
HELPING THE HOUSEBOUND and SICK AT HOME
Today, I would like to start another Pastoral Work, which will be a connection between Jesus Christ’s altar and our home’s tables – if You are sick, elderly or housebound, or You have any family members or friends who are in such a state, I will be very happy to celebrate Holy Mass at their homes, flats if they only wish. Please, let me know and we will organize everything. The very first Mass at home of the sick will take place this coming Saturday at 12noon. Thanksgiving for the invitation and all the Family, who care of it and they going to be present there.
HELPING OUR HOMELESS ON OUR STREETS
And finally, for this time. Our collections of the food, or other things and donations for Life House on the First Weekends of the Month will stop from November. We still receive the message that this place is full of this and that things, so we have decided to start to help those in the streets who are in need directly from our Parish. The group of people from our church will go to the streets to meet all those, who are in a need, in which we can help and we will meet them, offer them the concrete things which they need, we’ll take them for a shopping or – if necessary – we’ll organize B&B place to have a good rest for a night if they are homeless. So, we will inform You about the things which they tell us they need the most for their daily life, and we will gather them on the first weekend of November to share, to help. It will be our next outside ministry to go to the streets and face Jesus Christ in those who are in trouble. I hope You will support this ministry. Thank You for all the ways You make the life and ministry of our Parish possible.
GOD’s Blessings to you all – Father Marcin
COME AND ASK ANY QUESTION ABOUT OUR FAITH
Dear Friends, if You will be not able to attend weekday’s Masses, You can always find these homilies, and many, many other interesting things on the website: www.stswithuns.org.uk
Also, as a complement to it, I would like to put a special table in the church hall, which will be ready for anyone who would like to ask, even the most difficult questions – about our Catholic faith. Because, I still meet so many sad situations, when some opinions created by media or people of not good will, to discredit Catholic faith, completely destroy people belief and stop them to practice their faith. So, whoever, after Mass at 10.15am will sit I will be very happy to join them to try my best to explain a difficult subjects, misleads and misunderstandings shared in this world about our faith. YOU ARE VERY WELCOME!
Other Parish News
CALLING ALL Portsmouth University Catholic Students
If you are Catholic, Christian or curious about Christianity, you are invited to join our community of students! We offer an opportunity to practise, talk about or find out more about your faith in an environment with other Catholics as well as join a supportive network of people. Visit our webpage at www.stswithuns.org.uk/portsmouth-university-students-catholic-society/ for a lot of useful information. Why not register with us using the online form. Please visit our Facebook and Twitter feeds too and participate in our Parish Life here at St Swithuns?
Staff needed for St Swithun’s Catholic Primary School Breakfast Club
The School are currently looking for staff to join their breakfast club. The club is proving very popular with their children and they are looking to recruit someone who is enthusiastic and dedicated, to help provide high quality care. If you are interested in working every morning 8.00am to 8.45am, during term time, please email the school on firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible..
Please accompany children to the toilet
It is essential that a parent or responsible adult accompany any children who leave church to go to the toilet during Mass. The route to the toilet at St Swithun’s is open to both Waverley Road and the car park and any member of the public could be walking through at any time. As the church hall is left open during Sunday Mass with no-one on the door, it is also possible for members of the public to enter the hall. For the safety of your children, please accompany them to the toilet.
OUR PARISH GIFT SHOP
I am not sure if you are all aware but we have a lovely repository / gift shop at the back of the church. The shop is full of religious gifts and keepsakes and new stock arrives frequently; so why not take a look before 10.15 Mass or on your way out when Winn will be pleased to see you.
Special Time with God
NEW SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE IF YOU JUST WANT TO SPEND SOME SPECIAL TIME WITH GOD
Keep in Touch!
Remember you can view all of our Parish meetings on our Website
In our Prayers
Please pray for those who are ill, especially:
Dominic, Patricia Ward, Pat Groom, Stan Whitnell, Mary Mckana, Eileen Inkpen, Rory McCreesh, Eddie Coppani, Peter Softly, Tony Denny, Betty Foster, Bobby, Eileen Stewart, Joan Smith, John Williams, Margaret Bager, Monika Madigan, Fred Vuksani, Tom & Lily, Greta Kemp, Magda K, Mary Wallis, Micheline Thompson, Pat Needham, Margaret Badger, Rosemary Ashton, Anne Sullivan, Catherine Morgan, Arthur Tobin, Jo Wheeler and Josephine Butler.
Please pray for all whose anniversaries occur at this time: 22nd October:
Marion Barcock, Beatrice Boorah, Bishop William Timothy Cotter, Borus Kesi, Mary Casey, Lily Fuller, Mary Spary, Mary Prior, Reginald Edward George Gilbert, Joseph Andrews, Jane Jones, Germain Naie Scadden, Mary Margaret Holt, Eileen Huddleston, Canon Patrick McSwiney (PP), Henry McAllister, Minnie Griffin, Margaret Downing, Anthony Micallef, Dorothy Ginn, John Williams, Joan Brown, Shaun McAuliffe, Thomas Stockbridge, Patrick Davison, Winifred “Una” Hughes, Ena Egerton, Percy Tiller, Kate Mutton, Beatrice Wilkins, Marjorie Sullivan, Jane Young, Mildred Watkins, Dorothy Marjorie Herd, Janet Archer Graham Crane, Phyllis Mary Minskell, Freda Dulcie Hudson, William Atkin, Ellen Moran, Kathleen Tanter, Alfred Henry Bioletti Harman, Derek Vernon Thomas Norris, James Bradley, Roland Madden, Jack Bailey, Margaret Farr, Carmen Hainey, Ethel Frances Softly, Peter Hubert Gray, Lilian Ralph, Patrick Crawley, Christina Boullin, Marian Johnson, Albert Cook, Christina Dinner, Giovanna Vella, Alfred Ernest Hutchings,Lizzy and Patrick McSharry ,Gemma Litchfield ,Jozef Michalczuk
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
The Holy Father’s Prayer Intentions for October 2017
Workers and the Unemployed: That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.
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REMINDER of our PARISH CONTACTS
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- PARISH PRIEST: Father Marcin Drabik tel: 02392 828305; e-mail:email@example.com
- Address: 105 Waverley Road, Southsea, PO5 2PL; Pastoral Assistant: Sr Marie Elise Tel: 07747 728734;
- Safeguarding Representative: Val Croughan Tel: 023 9234 1682; Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8.00am –12.30pm
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