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On this day, Catholics are encouraged to pray for all those professionals who work in the field of Communications. A particular intention for prayer is for those who are responsible for communicating on behalf of the Catholic Church in this country.
The communications office of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales supports the bishops, in their witness and engagement with current issues, and the Church more widely in promoting the Gospel through digital, social, print and broadcast media. The office is the central point for media enquiries and is a key resource for national and international media professionals. It also plays an important role in developing the public profile of the Church through word and image.
World Communications Day is a worldwide celebration which follows the 1963 decree Inter Mirifica addressing the media of social communications and which was published during the Second Vatican Council. World Communications Day is now marked annually in most countries on the Sunday before Pentecost Sunday, which this year falls on 13 May. Pope Francis announced the 2018 theme for the 52nd World Communications Day to be: “’The truth will set you free’ (John 8:32). Fake news and journalism for peace.” This year’s message focuses on the harmful effects of fake news against journalism for peace.
The first World Communications Day was observed on May 7, 1967, under the pontificate of Blessed Pope Paul VI, who wished to draw attention to the communications media and the enormous power they have for cultural transformation.
Please see in this Newsletter the full text of Pope Francis’ 2018 message which was published on 24 January, the feast day of Saint Francis de Sales (1567 – 1622), bishop of Geneva and founder of the Visitation Sisters. Saint Francis de Sales is the patron saint of writers, editors and journalists.
Keep up with what’s Happening in our Parish over this coming Year
Scroll through to see all the events happening from the 13th May 2018 till the 31st May 2018
Or Go to our Parish Events Diary and search a specific date or event here http://stswithuns.org.uk/events/
Our Parish Cinema invites you all to see “Life for life – Maximilian Kolbe (2011)” May 18th 8:10pm
Auschwitz, 1941. One of the prisoners, Jan, escapes from the German concentration camp while working at a gravel pit. Thanks to the help of good-hearted people he finds shelter. There Jan hears tragic news about ten random inmates sentenced to death by starvation by the Nazis as a punishment for his escape. One among the convicts is Fr. Maximillian Kolbe, a Franciscan priest who volunteered to die in place of one of the inmates.
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: 13th May: Please pray for: Mary McKenna, Michael Anglin, Manuel de Costa, Helen Thornton, Harry Jones, Brenda Lilian McWilliams, Irene Dorothea Glover, Patrick Michael O’Hare, Hugh Chadwick, Edith Hoyle, Kate Young, Philip Balson, Adeline ‘Juanita’ Mills, Eileen Cantwell, Albert Huelin, Fred O’Laughlin, Katherine Tipper, Gerard O’Shea, Edna Plumb, Christine Darling, Dorothea Marie Josephine Peters, Keith Harry Simmonds, Henry Hart, Juanita Gracias, Norah Howard, Alexander Herbert Dodd, Jack Carlton Entwhistle (Carl), May Brind, Marguerite Schleifer, Katherine Baxter, John Preston, Sarah Innocent, Patrick Hart, John Reynolds, Beryl Trist, Margaret Puddick, Richard Stephen Gregory, George Swann and Catherine, Josephine Crowley,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
Please, remember about the Requiem Mass & Funeral of our Dear Parishioners:
+ MICHAEL ANGLIN RIP – 15th May (Tuesday) – Requiem Mass at 10.am at St Swithun’s church, followed by Committal at Milton Cemetery;
+ MARY MARGARET McKENNA RIP, Receiving the body on Thursday 17th May at 4.30pm, Requiem Mass on 18th May (Friday) at 1.00pm, followed by Committal at Portchester Crematorium
“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.
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