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October 2018

Daily Readings Tuesday October 16th 2018

Oct 16
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Tuesday 16 October 2018 Tuesday of week 28 in Ordinary Time or Saint Hedwig, Religious or Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin 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 to carry out good works. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your…

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Daily Services Tuesday 16th October 2018

Oct 16
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for October 16th 2018 – Month of Holy Rosary – Tuesdays

Oct 16
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Our Lady

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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Daily Readings Wednesday October 17th 2018

Oct 17
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Wednesday 17 October 2018 Wednesday of week 28 in Ordinary Time (Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop, Martyr ) Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Gal 2: 19-20 I am crucified with Christ, yet I live; no longer I, but Christ lives in me. I live by faith in the Son of God, who has loved me and given himself up for me. Collect Almighty ever-living God, who adorn the sacred body of your Church with the confessions of holy Martyrs, grant,…

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Daily Services Wednesday 17th October 2018

Oct 17
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for October 17th 2018 – Month of Holy Rosary – Wednesdays

Oct 17
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Our Lady of the Rosary Icon

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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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
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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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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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Daily Readings Saturday October 20th 2018

Oct 20
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saturday 20 October 2018 Saturday of week 28 in Ordinary Time or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary 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 to carry out good works. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,…

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Parish Devotion for October 20th 2018 – Month of Holy Rosary – Saturdays

Oct 20
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Rosary of Our Lady

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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Daily Services Saturday 20th October 2018

Oct 20
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Baptism Preparation Programme Saturday October 20th 2018

Oct 20 @ 11:15 am - 5:00 pm
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Baptism Pope Paul II

  Baptism Preparation September 13th to October 21st 2018 for St Swithun's  & Our Lady of Lourdes Parish   Please, note that it is expected from the Parents & God - Parents to practice their faith, which also means to attend Sunday Mass regularly. In asking to have a child baptised, the parents are accepting the responsibility of training the child in the practice of the Christian faith. It is the duty of every Catholic parent to bring their child…

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Daily Readings Sunday October 21st 2018

Oct 21
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Sunday 21 October 2018 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 16: 6, 8 To you I call; for you will surely heed me, O God; turn your ear to me; hear my words. Guard me as the apple of your eye; in the shadow of your wings protect me. Collect Almighty ever-living God, grant that we may always conform our will to yours and serve your majesty in sincerity of heart. Through our Lord Jesus…

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Daily Services Sunday 21st October 2018 – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Oct 21
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Baptism Preparation Programme Sunday October 21st 2018

Oct 21 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Baptism Pope Paul II

  Baptism Preparation September 13th to October 21st 2018 for St Swithun's  & Our Lady of Lourdes Parish   Please, note that it is expected from the Parents & God - Parents to practice their faith, which also means to attend Sunday Mass regularly. In asking to have a child baptised, the parents are accepting the responsibility of training the child in the practice of the Christian faith. It is the duty of every Catholic parent to bring their child…

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Daily Readings Monday October 22nd 2018

Oct 22
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Monday 22 October 2018 Monday of week 29 in Ordinary Time or Saint John Paul II, Pope Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 16: 6, 8 To you I call; for you will surely heed me, O God; turn your ear to me; hear my words. Guard me as the apple of your eye; in the shadow of your wings protect me. Collect Almighty ever-living God, grant that we may always conform our will to yours and serve your majesty in…

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Parish Devotion for October 22nd 2018 – Month of Holy Rosary – Mondays

Oct 22
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
The Cross

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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Daily Services Monday 22nd October 2018

Oct 22
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass
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Daily Readings Tuesday October 23rd 2018

Oct 23
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Tuesday 23 October 2018 Tuesday of week 29 in Ordinary Time or Saint John of Capistrano, Priest  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 16: 6, 8 To you I call; for you will surely heed me, O God; turn your ear to me; hear my words. Guard me as the apple of your eye; in the shadow of your wings protect me. Collect Almighty ever-living God, grant that we may always conform our will to yours and serve your majesty…

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Parish Devotion for October 23rd 2018 – Month of Holy Rosary – Tuesdays

Oct 23
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Our Lady

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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Daily Services Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Oct 23
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass
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Daily Readings Wednesday October 24th 2018

Oct 24
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Wednesday 24 October 2018 Wednesday of week 29 in Ordinary Time or Saint Antony Mary Claret, Bishop Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 16: 6, 8 To you I call; for you will surely heed me, O God; turn your ear to me; hear my words. Guard me as the apple of your eye; in the shadow of your wings protect me. Collect Almighty ever-living God, grant that we may always conform our will to yours and serve your…

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Parish Devotion for October 24th 2018 – Month of Holy Rosary – Wednesdays

Oct 24
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Our Lady of the Rosary Icon

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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Daily Services Wednesday 24th October 2018

Oct 24
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass
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Daily Readings Thursday October 25th 2018

Oct 25
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Thursday 25 October 2018 Thursday of week 29 in Ordinary Time Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 16: 6, 8 To you I call; for you will surely heed me, O God; turn your ear to me; hear my words. Guard me as the apple of your eye; in the shadow of your wings protect me. Collect Almighty ever-living God, grant that we may always conform our will to yours and serve your majesty in sincerity of heart. Through our…

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Parish Devotion for October 25th 2018 – Month of Holy Rosary – Thursdays

Oct 25
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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Daily Services Thursday 25th October 2018

Oct 25
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass
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Daily Readings Friday October 26th 2018

Oct 26
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Friday 26 October 2018 Friday of week 29 in Ordinary Time or Saints Chad and Cedd, Bishops and Missionaries Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 16: 6, 8 To you I call; for you will surely heed me, O God; turn your ear to me; hear my words. Guard me as the apple of your eye; in the shadow of your wings protect me. Collect Almighty ever-living God, grant that we may always conform our will to yours and serve your…

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Parish Devotion for October 26th 2018 – Month of Holy Rosary – Fridays

Oct 26
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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Daily Services Friday 26th October 2018

Oct 26
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass
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Daily Readings Saturday October 27th 2018

Oct 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saturday 27 October 2018 Saturday of week 29 in Ordinary Time or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 16: 6, 8 To you I call; for you will surely heed me, O God; turn your ear to me; hear my words. Guard me as the apple of your eye; in the shadow of your wings protect me. Collect Almighty ever-living God, grant that we may always conform our will to yours and serve your…

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Parish Devotion for October 27th 2018 – Month of Holy Rosary – Saturdays

Oct 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Rosary of Our Lady

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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Daily Services Saturday 27th October 2018

Oct 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass
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Daily Readings Sunday October 28th 2018

Oct 28
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Sunday 28 October 2018 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 104: 3-4 Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice; turn to the Lord and his strength; constantly seek his face. Collect Almighty ever-living God, increase our faith, hope and charity, and make us love what you command, so that we may merit what you promise. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy…

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Daily Services Sunday 28th October 2018 – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Oct 28
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass
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Daily Readings Monday October 29th 2018

Oct 29
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Monday 29 October 2018 Monday of week 30 in Ordinary Time Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 104: 3-4 Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice; turn to the Lord and his strength; constantly seek his face. Collect Almighty ever-living God, increase our faith, hope and charity, and make us love what you command, so that we may merit what you promise. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of…

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Parish Devotion for October 29th 2018 – Month of Holy Rosary – Mondays

Oct 29
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
The Cross

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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Daily Services Monday 29th October 2018

Oct 29
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass
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Daily Readings Tuesday October 30th 2018

Oct 30
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Tuesday 30 October 2018 Tuesday of week 30 in Ordinary Time Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 104: 3-4 Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice; turn to the Lord and his strength; constantly seek his face. Collect Almighty ever-living God, increase our faith, hope and charity, and make us love what you command, so that we may merit what you promise. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of…

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Parish Devotion for October 30th 2018 – Month of Holy Rosary – Tuesdays

Oct 30
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Our Lady

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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Daily Services Tuesday 30th October 2018

Oct 30
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Wednesday October 31st 2018

Oct 31
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Wednesday 31 October 2018 Wednesday of week 30 in Ordinary Time Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 104: 3-4 Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice; turn to the Lord and his strength; constantly seek his face. Collect Almighty ever-living God, increase our faith, hope and charity, and make us love what you command, so that we may merit what you promise. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of…

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Parish Devotion for October 31st 2018 – Month of Holy Rosary – Wednesdays

Oct 31
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Our Lady of the Rosary Icon

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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Daily Services Wednesday 31st October 2018

Oct 31
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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November 2018

Daily Readings Thursday November 1st 2018

Nov 1
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Thursday 1 November 2018 All Saints - Solemnity  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Let us all rejoice in the Lord, as we celebrate the feast day in honour of all the Saints, at whose festival the Angels rejoice and praise the Son of God. Collect Almighty ever-living God, by whose gift we venerate in one celebration the merits of all the Saints, bestow on us, we pray, through the prayers of so many intercessors, an abundance of the reconciliation with you…

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Daily Readings Friday November 2nd 2018

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

Friday 2 November 2018 All Souls  Liturgical Colour: Violet or Black. (The following psalms and Readings are selected from the many options for this day.) Entrance Antiphon Cf. 1 Th 4: 14; 1 Cor 15: 22 Just as Jesus died and has risen again, so through Jesus God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep; and as in Adam all die, so also in Christ will all be brought to life. Collect Listen kindly to our prayers, O…

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Daily Readings Saturday November 3rd 2018

Nov 3
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saturday 3 November 2018 Saturday of week 30 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Martin de Porres, Religious  or Saint Winefride, Virgin  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 104: 3-4 Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice; turn to the Lord and his strength; constantly seek his face. Collect Almighty ever-living God, increase our faith, hope and charity, and make us love what you command, so that we may merit what…

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Daily Readings Sunday November 4th 2018

Nov 4
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Sunday 4 November 2018 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 37: 22-23 Forsake me not, O Lord, my God; be not far from me! Make haste and come to my help, O Lord, my strong salvation! Collect Almighty and merciful God, by whose gift your faithful offer you right and praiseworthy service, grant, we pray, that we may hasten without stumbling to receive the things you have promised. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your…

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Daily Readings Monday November 5th 2018

Nov 5
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Monday 5 November 2018 Monday of week 31 in Ordinary Time Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 37: 22-23 Forsake me not, O Lord, my God; be not far from me! Make haste and come to my help, O Lord, my strong salvation! Collect Almighty and merciful God, by whose gift your faithful offer you right and praiseworthy service, grant, we pray, that we may hasten without stumbling to receive the things you have promised. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,…

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Daily Readings Tuesday November 6th 2018

Nov 6
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Tuesday 6 November 2018 Tuesday of week 31 in Ordinary Time Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 37: 22-23 Forsake me not, O Lord, my God; be not far from me! Make haste and come to my help, O Lord, my strong salvation! Collect Almighty and merciful God, by whose gift your faithful offer you right and praiseworthy service, grant, we pray, that we may hasten without stumbling to receive the things you have promised. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,…

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Daily Readings Wednesday November 7th 2018

Nov 7
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Wednesday 7 November 2018 Wednesday of week 31 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Willibrord, Bishop and Missionary  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon cf. Ps 37: 22-23 Forsake me not, O Lord, my God; be not far from me! Make haste and come to my help, O Lord, my strong salvation! Collect Almighty and merciful God, by whose gift your faithful offer you right and praiseworthy service, grant, we pray, that we may hasten without stumbling to receive the things you…

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Daily Readings Thursday November 8th 2018

Nov 8
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Thursday 8 November 2018 Thursday of week 31 in Ordinary Time Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 37: 22-23 Forsake me not, O Lord, my God; be not far from me! Make haste and come to my help, O Lord, my strong salvation! Collect Almighty and merciful God, by whose gift your faithful offer you right and praiseworthy service, grant, we pray, that we may hasten without stumbling to receive the things you have promised. Through our Lord Jesus…

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Baptism Preparation Programme Thursday November 8th 2018

Nov 8 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Baptism Pope Paul II

Baptism Preparation October to December 2018 for St Swithun's  & Our Lady of Lourdes Parish In asking to have a child baptised, the parents are accepting the responsibility of training the child in the practice of the Christian faith. It is the duty of every Catholic parent to bring their child up to keep God’s commandments as Christ taught us, by loving God and our neighbour. A non-Catholic parent is asked to support the Catholic parent in this duty. The…

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Daily Readings Friday November 9th 2018

Nov 9
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Friday 9 November 2018 Dedication of the Lateran Basilica - Feast Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Rev 21: 2 I saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband. or: Cf. Rev 21: 3 Behold God’s dwelling with the human race. He will dwell with them and they will be his people, and God himself with them will be their God. Collect O God, who from living and…

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Daily Readings Saturday November 10th 2018

Nov 10
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saturday 10 November 2018 Saturday of week 31 in Ordinary Time (Saint Leo the Great, Pope, Doctor ) Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Sir 45: 30 The Lord established for him a covenant of peace, and made him the prince, that he might have the dignity of the priesthood for ever. Collect O God, who never allow the gates of hell to prevail against your Church, firmly founded on the apostolic rock, grant her, we pray, that through the intercession…

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Daily Readings Sunday November 11th 2018

Nov 11
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Sunday 11 November 2018 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 87: 3 Let my prayer come into your presence. Incline your ear to my cry for help, O Lord. Collect Almighty and merciful God, graciously keep from us all adversity, so that, unhindered in mind and body alike, we may pursue in freedom of heart the things that are yours. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the…

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Daily Readings Monday November 12th 2018

Nov 12
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Monday 12 November 2018 Monday of week 32 in Ordinary Time (Saint Josaphat, Bishop, Martyr ) Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon Because of the Lord’s covenant and the ancestral laws,the Saints of God persevered in loving brotherhood, for there was always one spirit in them, and one faith. Collect Nourished by this sacred gift, O Lord, we give you thanks and beseech your mercy, that, by the pouring forth of your Spirit, the grace of integrity may endure in those your…

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Daily Readings Tuesday November 13th 2018

Nov 13
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Tuesday 13 November 2018 Tuesday of week 32 in Ordinary Time Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 87: 3 Let my prayer come into your presence. Incline your ear to my cry for help, O Lord. Collect Almighty and merciful God, graciously keep from us all adversity, so that, unhindered in mind and body alike, we may pursue in freedom of heart the things that are yours. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you…

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Daily Readings Wednesday November 14th 2018

Nov 14
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Wednesday 14 November 2018 Wednesday of week 32 in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 87: 3 Let my prayer come into your presence. Incline your ear to my cry for help, O Lord. Collect Almighty and merciful God, graciously keep from us all adversity, so that, unhindered in mind and body alike, we may pursue in freedom of heart the things that are yours. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with…

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Daily Readings Thursday November 15th 2018

Nov 15
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Thursday 15 November 2018 Thursday of week 32 in Ordinary Time or Saint Albert the Great, Bishop, Doctor Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 87: 3 Let my prayer come into your presence. Incline your ear to my cry for help, O Lord. Collect Almighty and merciful God, graciously keep from us all adversity, so that, unhindered in mind and body alike, we may pursue in freedom of heart the things that are yours. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,…

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Daily Readings Friday November 16th 2018

Nov 16
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Friday 16 November 2018 Friday of week 32 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Margaret of Scotland  or Saint Gertrude, Virgin  or Saint Edmund of Abingdon, Bishop  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 87: 3 Let my prayer come into your presence. Incline your ear to my cry for help, O Lord. Collect Almighty and merciful God, graciously keep from us all adversity, so that, unhindered in mind and body alike, we may pursue in freedom of heart the things…

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Daily Readings Saturday November 17th 2018

Nov 17
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saturday 17 November 2018 Saturday of week 32 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious  or Saint Hilda of Whitby, Abbess  or Saint Hugh of Lincoln, Bishop  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 87: 3 Let my prayer come into your presence. Incline your ear to my cry for help, O Lord. Collect Almighty and merciful God, graciously keep from us all adversity, so that, unhindered in mind and…

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Daily Readings Sunday November 18th 2018

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

Sunday 18 November 2018 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Jer 29: 11, 12, 14 The Lord said: I think thoughts of peace and not of affliction. You will call upon me, and I will answer you, and I will lead back your captives from every place. Collect Grant us, we pray, O Lord our God, the constant gladness of being devoted to you, for it is full and lasting happiness to serve with constancy the author…

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Daily Readings Monday November 19th 2018

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

Monday 19 November 2018 Monday of week 33 in Ordinary Time Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Jer 29: 11, 12, 14 The Lord said: I think thoughts of peace and not of affliction. You will call upon me, and I will answer you, and I will lead back your captives from every place. Collect Grant us, we pray, O Lord our God, the constant gladness of being devoted to you, for it is full and lasting happiness to serve with constancy…

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Daily Readings Tuesday November 20th 2018

Nov 20
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Tuesday 20 November 2018 Tuesday of week 33 in Ordinary Time Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Jer 29: 11, 12, 14 The Lord said: I think thoughts of peace and not of affliction. You will call upon me, and I will answer you, and I will lead back your captives from every place. Collect Grant us, we pray, O Lord our God, the constant gladness of being devoted to you, for it is full and lasting happiness to serve with constancy…

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Daily Readings Wednesday November 21st 2018

Nov 21
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Wednesday 21 November 2018 Wednesday of week 33 in Ordinary Time (The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary ) Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Hail, Holy Mother, who gave birth to the King who rules heaven and earth for ever. Collect As we venerate the glorious memory of the most holy Virgin Mary, grant, we pray, O Lord, through her intercession, that we, too, may merit to receive from the fullness of your grace. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,…

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Daily Readings Thursday November 22nd 2018

Nov 22
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Thursday 22 November 2018 Thursday of week 33 in Ordinary Time (Saint Cecilia, Virgin, Martyr ) Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon Behold, now she follows the Lamb who was crucified for us, powerful in virginity, modesty her offering, a sacrifice on the altar of chastity. or: Blessed is the virgin who by denying herself and taking up her cross imitated the Lord, the spouse of virgins and prince of martyrs. Collect O God, who gladden us each year with the feast…

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Baptism Preparation Programme Thursday November 22nd 2018

Nov 22 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Baptism Pope Paul II

Baptism Preparation October to December 2018 for St Swithun's  & Our Lady of Lourdes Parish In asking to have a child baptised, the parents are accepting the responsibility of training the child in the practice of the Christian faith. It is the duty of every Catholic parent to bring their child up to keep God’s commandments as Christ taught us, by loving God and our neighbour. A non-Catholic parent is asked to support the Catholic parent in this duty. Please,…

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Daily Readings Friday November 23rd 2018

Nov 23
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Friday 23 November 2018 Friday of week 33 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Clement I, Pope, Martyr  or Saint Columbanus, Abbot and Missionary  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Jer 29: 11, 12, 14 The Lord said: I think thoughts of peace and not of affliction. You will call upon me, and I will answer you, and I will lead back your captives from every place. Collect Grant us, we pray, O Lord our God, the constant gladness of being devoted…

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Daily Readings Saturday November 24th 2018

Nov 24
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saturday 24 November 2018 Saturday of week 33 in Ordinary Time (Saints Andrew Dũng-Lạc and his Companions, Martyrs ) Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Gal 6: 14; cf. 1 Cor 1: 18 May we never boast, except in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.For the word of the Cross is the power of God to us who have been saved. Collect O God, source and origin of all fatherhood, who kept the Martyrs Saint Andrew Dũng-Lạc and his companions…

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Daily Readings Sunday November 25th 2018

Nov 25
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Sunday 25 November 2018 Christ the King Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Rv 5: 12; 1: 6 How worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and divinity, and wisdom and strength and honour. To him belong glory and power for ever and ever. Collect Almighty ever-living God, whose will is to restore all things in your beloved Son, the King of the universe, grant, we pray, that the whole creation, set free from slavery, may render your majesty…

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Daily Readings Monday November 26th 2018

Nov 26
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Monday 26 November 2018 Monday of week 34 in Ordinary Time Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 84: 9 The Lord speaks of peace to his people and his holy ones and to those who turn to him. Collect Stir up the will of your faithful, we pray, O Lord, that, striving more eagerly to bring your divine work to fruitful completion, they may receive in greater measure the healing remedies your kindness bestows. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your…

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Daily Readings Tuesday November 27th 2018

Nov 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Tuesday 27 November 2018 Tuesday of week 34 in Ordinary Time Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 84: 9 The Lord speaks of peace to his people and his holy ones and to those who turn to him. Collect Stir up the will of your faithful, we pray, O Lord, that, striving more eagerly to bring your divine work to fruitful completion, they may receive in greater measure the healing remedies your kindness bestows. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your…

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Daily Readings Wednesday November 28th 2018

Nov 28
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Wednesday 28 November 2018 Wednesday of week 34 in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 84: 9 The Lord speaks of peace to his people and his holy ones and to those who turn to him. Collect Stir up the will of your faithful, we pray, O Lord, that, striving more eagerly to bring your divine work to fruitful completion, they may receive in greater measure the healing remedies your kindness bestows. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,…

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Daily Readings Thursday November 29th 2018

Nov 29
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Thursday 29 November 2018 Thursday of week 34 in Ordinary Time Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 84: 9 The Lord speaks of peace to his people and his holy ones and to those who turn to him. Collect Stir up the will of your faithful, we pray, O Lord, that, striving more eagerly to bring your divine work to fruitful completion, they may receive in greater measure the healing remedies your kindness bestows. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your…

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Daily Readings Friday November 30th 2018

Nov 30
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Friday 30 November 2018 Saint Andrew, Apostle - Feast Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Mt 4: 18-19 Beside the Sea of Galilee, the Lord saw two brothers, Peter and Andrew, and he said to them: Come after me and I will make you fishers of men. Collect Beside the Sea of Galilee, the Lord saw two brothers, Peter and Andrew, and he said to them: Come after me and I will make you fishers of men.We humbly implore your majesty, O…

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December 2018

Daily Readings Saturday December 1st 2018

Dec 1
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saturday 1 December 2018 Saturday of week 34 in Ordinary Time  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 84: 9 The Lord speaks of peace to his people and his holy ones and to those who turn to him. Collect Stir up the will of your faithful, we pray, O Lord, that, striving more eagerly to bring your divine work to fruitful completion, they may receive in greater measure the healing remedies…

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Daily Readings Sunday December 2nd 2018 1st Sunday of Advent 

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

Sunday 2 December 2018 1st Sunday of Advent Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 24: 1-3 To you, I lift up my soul, O my God. In you, I have trusted; let me not be put to shame. Nor let my enemies exult over me; and let none who hope in you be put to shame. Collect Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ with righteous deeds at his coming, so…

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Daily Readings Monday December 3rd 2018

Dec 3
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Monday 3 December 2018 Monday of the 1st week of Advent (Saint Francis Xavier, Priest ) Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Ps 17: 50; 21: 23 I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will tell of your name to my kin. Collect O God, who through the preaching of Saint Francis Xavier won many peoples to yourself, grant that the hearts of the faithful may burn with the same zeal for the faith and that Holy Church may everywhere…

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Daily Readings Tuesday December 4th 2018

Dec 4
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Tuesday 4 December 2018 Tuesday of the 1st week of Advent  or Saint John Damascene, Priest, Doctor  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Zec 14: 5, 7 Behold, the Lord will come, and all his holy ones with him; and on that day there will be a great light. Collect Look with favour, Lord God, on our petitions, and in our trials grant us your compassionate help, that, consoled by the presence of your Son, whose coming we now await,…

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Daily Readings Wednesday December 5th 2018

Dec 5
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Wednesday 5 December 2018 Wednesday of the 1st week of Advent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Hab 2: 3; 1 Cor 4: 5 The Lord will come and he will not delay. He will illumine what is hidden in darkness and reveal himself to all the nations. Collect Prepare our hearts, we pray, O Lord our God, by your divine power, so that at the coming of Christ your Son we may be found worthy of the banquet of…

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Daily Readings Thursday December 6th 2018

Dec 6
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Thursday 6 December 2018 Thursday of the 1st week of Advent  or Saint Nicholas, Bishop  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon cf. Ps 118: 151-152 You, O Lord, are close, and all your ways are truth. From of old I have known of your decrees, for you are eternal. Collect Stir up your power, O Lord, and come to our help with mighty strength, that what our sins impede the grace of your mercy may hasten. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,…

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Daily Readings Friday December 7th 2018

Dec 7
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Friday 7 December 2018 Friday of the 1st week of Advent (Saint Ambrose, Bishop, Doctor ) Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Sir 15: 5 In the midst of the Church he opened his mouth, and the Lord filled him with the spirit of wisdom and understanding and clothed him in a robe of glory. Collect O God, who made the Bishop Saint Ambrose a teacher of the Catholic faith and a model of apostolic courage, raise up in your Church…

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Daily Readings Saturday December 8th 2018

Dec 8
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saturday 8 December 2018 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Is 61: 10 I rejoice heartily in the Lord, in my God is the joy of my soul; for he has clothed me with a robe of salvation, and wrapped me in a mantle of justice, like a bride adorned with her jewels. Collect O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin prepared a worthy dwelling for your Son,…

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Daily Readings Sunday December 9th 2018 2nd Sunday of Advent

Dec 9
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Sunday 9 December 2018 2nd Sunday of Advent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon f. Is 30: 19, 30 O people of Sion, behold, the Lord will come to save the nations, and the Lord will make the glory of his voice heard in the joy of your heart. Collect Almighty and merciful God, may no earthly undertaking hinder those who set out in haste to meet your Son, but may our learning of heavenly wisdom gain us admittance to his…

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Daily Readings Monday December 10th 2018

Dec 10
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Monday 10 December 2018 Monday of the 2nd week of Advent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Jer 31: 10; Is 35: 4 Hear the word of the Lord, O nations; declare it to the distant lands: Behold, our Saviour will come; you need no longer fear. Collect May our prayer of petition rise before you, we pray, O Lord, that, with purity unblemished, we, your servants, may come, as we desire, to celebrate the great mystery of the Incarnation…

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Daily Readings Tuesday December 11th 2018

Dec 11
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Tuesday 11 December 2018 Tuesday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Saint Damasus I, Pope  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Zec 14: 5, 7 Behold, the Lord will come, and all his holy ones with him; and on that day there will be a great light. Collect O God, who have shown forth your salvation to all the ends of the earth, grant, we pray, that we may look forward in joy to the glorious Nativity of Christ.…

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Daily Readings Wednesday December 12th 2018

Dec 12
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Wednesday 12 December 2018 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Our Lady of Guadalupe  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Hab 2: 3; 1 Cor 4: 5 The Lord will come and he will not delay. He will illumine what is hidden in darkness and reveal himself to all the nations. Collect Almighty God, who command us to prepare the way for Christ the Lord, grant in your kindness, we pray, that no infirmity may weary us as…

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Daily Readings Thursday December 13th 2018

Dec 13
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Thursday 13 December 2018 Thursday of the 2nd week of Advent (Saint Lucy, Virgin, Martyr ) Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon Behold, now she follows the Lamb who was crucified for us, powerful in virginity, modesty her offering, a sacrifice on the altar of chastity. or: Blessed is the virgin who by denying herself and taking up her cross imitated the Lord, the spouse of virgins and prince of martyrs. Collect May the glorious intercession of the Virgin and Martyr Saint…

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Daily Readings Friday December 14th 2018

Dec 14
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Friday 14 December 2018 Friday of the 2nd week of Advent (Saint John of the Cross, Priest, Doctor ) Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Gal 6: 14 May I never boast, except in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Collect O God, who gave the Priest Saint John an outstanding dedication to perfect self-denial and love of the Cross, grant that, by imitating him closely at…

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Daily Readings Saturday December 15th 2018

Dec 15
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saturday 15 December 2018 Saturday of the 2nd week of Advent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 79: 4, 2 Come and show us your face, O Lord, who are seated upon the Cherubim, and we will be saved. Collect May the splendour of your glory dawn in our hearts, we pray, almighty God, that all shadows of the night may be scattered and we may be shown to be children of light by the advent of your Only…

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Daily Readings Sunday December 16th 2018 3rd Sunday of Advent

Dec 16
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Sunday 16 December 2018 3rd Sunday of Advent  Liturgical Colour: Rose or Violet. Entrance Antiphon Phil 4: 4-5 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near. Collect O God, who see how your people faithfully await the feast of the Lord’s Nativity, enable us, we pray, to attain the joys of so great a salvation and to celebrate them always with solemn worship and glad rejoicing. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who…

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Baptism Preparation Programme Sunday December 16th 2018

Dec 16 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Baptism Preparation October to December 2018 for St Swithun's  & Our Lady of Lourdes Parish In asking to have a child baptised, the parents are accepting the responsibility of training the child in the practice of the Christian faith. It is the duty of every Catholic parent to bring their child up to keep God’s commandments as Christ taught us, by loving God and our neighbour. A non-Catholic parent is asked to support the Catholic parent in this duty. The…

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Daily Readings Monday December 17th 2018

Dec 17
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Monday 17 December 2018 17 December  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Is 49: 13 Rejoice, O heavens, and exult, O earth, for our Lord will come to show mercy to his poor. Collect O God, Creator and Redeemer of human nature, who willed that your Word should take flesh in an ever-virgin womb, look with favour on our prayers, that your Only Begotten Son, having taken to himself our humanity, may be pleased to grant us a share in…

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Daily Readings Tuesday December 18th 2018

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

Tuesday 18 December 2018 18 December  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon Christ our King is coming, he is the Lamb foretold by John. Collect Grant, we pray, almighty God, that we, who are weighed down from of old by slavery beneath the yoke of sin, may be set free by the newness of the long-awaited Nativity of your Only Begotten Son. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.…

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Daily Readings Wednesday December 19th 2018

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

Wednesday 19 December 2018 19 December  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Heb 10: 37 He who is to come will come and will not delay, and now there will be no fear within our land, for he is our Saviour. Collect O God, who through the child-bearing of the holy Virgin graciously revealed the radiance of your glory to the world, grant, we pray, that we may venerate with integrity of faith the mystery of so wondrous an Incarnation…

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