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Jesus has Risen; truly Risen.
The “seeing and believing” of the disciples must also be our aim. We renew our paschal faith. That Christ be our Lord in everything we do. Let his Life revitalise ours and let us renew the grace of the baptism we have received. Let us become his apostles and disciples. Let us be guided by love and announce to all our happiness to believe in Christ. Let us be hopeful witnesses of his Resurrection.
My Dearest Parishioners, Visitors, Friends – Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ Jesus has Risen; truly Risen. As St John Paul II said: ‘Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song’. May the Easter Morning fill your hearts with God’s blessings as well as with His joy and love shinning from His Resurrection. With prayerful Best Wishes, and THANKSGIVING FOR ALL – Fr Marcin Drabik
Have a blessed week from all at St Swithuns and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Southsea.
Keep up with what’s Happening in our Parish over this coming Year
Scroll through to see all the events happening from the 1st April 2018 till the 30th April 2018
Or Go to our Parish Events Diary and search a specific date or event here http://stswithuns.org.uk/events/
Please pray for those who are ill especially: David Shields, Bob Guy, Ms Sini Chacko, Shirley Parker, Kathleen Jones, Heidi Badnell, Rosemary Devonald, Dominic, Carol Langsford, Patricia Ward, Pat Groom, Stan Whitnell, Mary Mckenna, Eileen Inkpen, Rory McCreesh, Eddie Coppani, Peter Softly, Tony Denny, Betty Foster, Bobby, Eileen Stewart, Joan Smith, John Williams, Margaret Bager, Monica Madigan, Fred Vuksani, Tom & Lily, Greta Kemp, Magda K, Mary Wallis, Micheline Thompson, Pat Needham, Margaret Badger, Rosemary Ashton, Anne Sullivan, Catherine Morgan, Jo Wheeler and Josephine Butler.
And all whose anniversaries occur at this time: 1st April: Please pray for: Sebastian Ellul, Margaret O’Brien, Bernard Bedford, Ada McHugh, Patrick John Tyrell, Ernest Horace Turner, Charles Peyton, Alexander Watson, Lilian Lowe, Teresa Allemao Woolvin, Thomas Dale, Michael Connolly, Aidan Timothy Culloty, Patrick Milford, Stephen John McKenna, Norman McCormick, Joseph Poole, Bishop Anthony Emery, John Preston, Thomas Callender, Esther Surridge, Norah Catherine Michaelin, Betty Farrell, Bernard Martin, Mary Evans, Janek Przyborowski, Mary (Jane) Clark, Margaret Mary Earl, Catherine Lynch, Rosalie Ellen Scanlon, Nora Meehan, Beryl Vallance, Brenda Cosgrave, Rene Tordo, Alick (Jim) Webb, Ada Florence Makin, Rene Marie-Ayre Tando, Mollie Theresa Deasy, Mary Allen, Anthony Jasallo, Carmela Spiteri, Doris McCann, Mary Stevens and Harry Lea,Patrick and Lizzie McSharry ,Gemma Litchfield and Jozef Michalczuk.
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the Mercy of God rest in peace.amen
“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.
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’s belief and stop them practicising their faith.
So, whoever, after Mass at 10.15am will sit, I will be very happy to join them and try my best to explain difficult subjects, misleads and misunderstandings shared in this world about our faith.
YOU ARE VERY WELCOME!
NEW SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE IF YOU JUST WANT TO SPEND SOME SPECIAL TIME WITH GOD
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