Welcome to this week’s newsletter! Today we celebrate the 6th Sunday Ordinary Time Year B. Looking through the gospel and our readings for this weekend. Remember that next week we begin our Lenten journey. You will find all of the service times for Ash Wednesday next week as well as the times for Stations of the Cross during Lent on our website under the daily services section.
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
OUR Parish Cinema is back to show another beautiful & challenging movies: on Friday 16th February 2018 at 7:40pm– in St Swithun’s church hall, as always with Coffee & tea served. Note during lent this Friday times for films will begin around 7:40pm as opposed to 8:10pm after Stations of the Cross in St Swithun;’s Church.
Scroll through to see all the events happening from the 11th February 2018 till the end of the March 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: Shirley Parker, Kathleen Jones, Heidi Badnell, Rosemary Devonald, Dominic, Carol Langsford, Julie Duffy, 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: 11th February: Please pray for: Arthur Hubert Tobin, Gwenllian Ann Shaw, Michael John Leary, Oonagh Mary Benny, Emmy Johns, Malachy Alexander Jackson, Clarence Dennis Foster, Gina Bowyer, Anne Josephine Burrows, Francis Joseph Fiott, Ethel Quick, Norbert Frederick Skinner, Alma Lawrence, Patrick Joseph Meehan, Joan Ann Baldacchino, William Henry John, Russell Shannon, Rosalie Leigh, William Partington, Kathleen Mary Murphy, Bertram ‘Jack’ Johnston, Patricia Proctor, Evelyn C. Cullan, William Gray, Elizabeth Erdos, Anne Warwick, Mark Leyton, James Tovey, Lawrence Mullaly, Imelda Cross, Salvatore Magro, Ernest Edward Honeybunn, Anne Barrow, Anthony Francis Garside, Athel Ackland, Mary Assunta Cremona, Ethel Randall, William Flynn, Maureen Alexander, Frances Francis, Mary Morris, Bertha Maria Vickery, Gerald Godfrey O’Brien, Gertrude Jordan, Isabella Reynolds, Louisa Pavey, Mary Halley, Mary Morad, Ernest Hunt, Joan Birtwhistle, Roman Tluszcz, Lawrence G. Ellul, George Kelly, Dorothy Lily Gray and Winifred Enright, 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
These days we celebrate the Requiem Masses and the Funeral Service for our beloved ones:
+ Arthur Hubert TOBIN RIP: on Tuesday 13th February at 10.00am, followed by the committal at The Portchester Crematorium at 12.30pm.
+ Gwenllian Ann SHAW RIP: on Tuesday 13th February at 2.30pm, followed by the committal at The Oaks, Havant Crematorium at 4.00pm.
“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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