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January 2019

Daily Readings Wednesday 23rd January 2019

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

Wednesday 23 January 2019 Wednesday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 65: 4 All the earth shall bow down before you, O God, and shall sing to you, shall sing to your name, O Most High! Collect Almighty ever-living God, who govern all things, both in heaven and on earth, mercifully hear the pleading of your people and bestow your peace on our times. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and…

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Daily Services Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Jan 23
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 January 23rd 2019 – Month of The Holy Name of Jesus – Wednesdays

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

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Daily Readings Thursday 24th January 2019

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

Thursday 24 January 2019 Thursday of week 2 in Ordinary Time (Saint Francis de Sales, 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. or: Ps 36: 30-31 The mouth of the just man utters wisdom, and his tongue tells forth what is just; the law of his…

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Daily Services Thursday 24th January 2019

Jan 24
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 January 24th 2019 – Month of The Holy Name of Jesus – Thursday

Jan 24
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Thursday Most Holy Name of Jesus

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Daily Readings Friday 25th January 2019

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

Friday 25 January 2019 The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - Feast Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: 2 Tim 1: 12; 4: 8 I know the one in whom I have believed and I am sure that he, the just judge, the mighty, will keep safe what is my due until that day. Collect O God, who taught the whole world through the preaching of the blessed Apostle Paul, draw us, we pray, nearer to you through the example of him whose…

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Daily Services Friday 25th January 2019

Jan 25
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 January 25th 2019 – Month of The Holy Name of Jesus – Fridays

Jan 25
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Friday Most Holy Name of Jesus

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Daily Readings Saturday 26th January 2019

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

Saturday 26 January 2019 Saturday of week 2 in Ordinary Time (Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops ) Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 95: 3-4 Tell among the nations his glory, and his wonders among all the peoples, for the Lord is great and highly to be praised. Collect O God, who adorned Saints Timothy and Titus with apostolic virtues, grant, through the intercession of them both, that, living justly and devoutly in this present age, we may merit to reach…

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Daily Services Saturday 26th January 2019

Jan 26
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 January 26th 2019 – Month of The Holy Name of Jesus – Saturdays

Jan 26
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Saturday Most Holy Name of Jesus

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Daily Readings Sunday 27th January 2019

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

Sunday 27 January 2019 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 95: 1, 6 O sing a new song to the Lord; sing to the Lord, all the earth. In his presence are majesty and splendour, strength and honour in his holy place. Collect Almighty ever-living God, direct our actions according to your good pleasure, that in the name of your beloved Son we may abound in good works. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,…

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Daily Services Sunday 27th January 2019

Jan 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 Monday 28th January 2019

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

Monday 28 January 2019 Monday of week 3 in Ordinary Time (Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest, 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. or: Ps 36: 30-31 The mouth of the just man utters wisdom, and his tongue tells forth what is just; the law of his God…

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Daily Services Monday 28th January 2019

Jan 28
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 January 28th 2019 – Month of The Holy Name of Jesus – Mondays

Jan 28
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Monday Mary Mother of God

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Daily Readings Tuesday 29th January 2019

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

Tuesday 29 January 2019 Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 95: 1, 6 O sing a new song to the Lord; sing to the Lord, all the earth. In his presence are majesty and splendour, strength and honour in his holy place. Collect Almighty ever-living God, direct our actions according to your good pleasure, that in the name of your beloved Son we may abound in good works. Through our Lord Jesus…

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Daily Services Tuesday 29th January 2019

Jan 29
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 January 29th 2019 – Month of The Holy Name of Jesus – Tuesday

Jan 29
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Holy Name of Jesus

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Hear God’s Voice – Tuesday January 29th 2019

Jan 29 @ 7:40 pm - 9:00 pm

On Tuesdays, from 7.40pm to 9.00pm we are coming back to our SCRIPTURE MEETINGS - ‘HEAR GOD’S VOICE’. This is a very special and different way to read God’s Word - we continue the journey with St Mark’s Gospel. We ask The Holy Spirit to lead us, to open us for the things which He would like us to notice, to focus on, to put into the action. ALL ARE VERY WELCOME. In the Presbytery - 105 Waverley Road, Southsea.…

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Daily Readings Wednesday 30th January 2019

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

Wednesday 30 January 2019 Wednesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 95: 1, 6 O sing a new song to the Lord; sing to the Lord, all the earth. In his presence are majesty and splendour, strength and honour in his holy place. Collect Almighty ever-living God, direct our actions according to your good pleasure, that in the name of your beloved Son we may abound in good works. Through our Lord Jesus…

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Daily Services Wednesday 30th January 2019

Jan 30
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 January 30th 2019 – Month of The Holy Name of Jesus – Wednesdays

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

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Daily Readings Thursday 31st January 2019

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

Thursday 31 January 2019 Thursday of week 3 in Ordinary Time (Saint John Bosco, Priest ) Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 131: 9 Your priests, O Lord, shall be clothed with justice; your holy ones shall ring out their joy. Collect O God, who raised up the Priest Saint John Bosco as a father and teacher of the young, grant, we pray, that, aflame with the same fire of love, we may seek out souls and serve you alone.…

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Daily Services Thursday 31st January 2019

Jan 31
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 January 31st 2019 – Month of The Holy Name of Jesus – Thursday

Jan 31
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Thursday Most Holy Name of Jesus

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RCIA Programme – 31-01-2019

Jan 31 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
RCIA

RCIA Preparation 2019 Jan to April for St Swithun's  & Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Are You Interested in Becoming a Catholic? - Maybe you are baptized but have not been confirmed or have not received your first communion? - Have you always wanted to learn more about your faith and become part of a community? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) provides an opportunity for adults thinking of joining the Church to learn more about the Catholic…

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February 2019

Daily Readings Friday 1st February 2019

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

Friday 1 February 2019 Friday of week 3 in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 95: 1, 6 O sing a new song to the Lord; sing to the Lord, all the earth. In his presence are majesty and splendour, strength and honour in his holy place. Collect Almighty ever-living God, direct our actions according to your good pleasure, that in the name of your beloved Son we may abound in good works. Through our Lord Jesus…

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Film Night; ‘I CAN ONLY IMAGINE’ (2018)

Feb 1 @ 8:10 pm - 9:30 pm
I can only imagine

Our Parish Cinema invites you all to see 'I CAN ONLY IMAGINE’ (2018) The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness. Growing up in Greenville, Texas, Bart Millard suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father, Arthur. When Arthur becomes terminally ill, he finds redemption by embracing his faith and rediscovering his love for his son.…

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Daily Readings Saturday 2nd February 2019

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

Saturday 2 February 2019 The Presentation of the Lord - Feast  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 47: 10-11 Your merciful love, O God, we have received in the midst of your temple. Your praise, O God, like your name, reaches the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with saving justice. Collect Almighty ever-living God, we humbly implore your majesty that, just as your Only Begotten Son was presented on this day in the Temple in the…

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Daily Readings Sunday 3rd February 2019

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

Sunday 3 February 2019 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 105: 47 Save us, O Lord our God! And gather us from the nations, to give thanks to your holy name, and make it our glory to praise you. Collect Grant us, Lord our God, that we may honour you with all our mind, and love everyone in truth of heart. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in…

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Daily Readings Monday 4th February 2019

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

Monday 4 February 2019 Monday of week 4 in Ordinary Time Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 105: 47 Save us, O Lord our God! And gather us from the nations, to give thanks to your holy name, and make it our glory to praise you. Collect Grant us, Lord our God, that we may honour you with all our mind, and love everyone in truth of heart. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you…

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Daily Readings Tuesday 5th February 2019

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

Tuesday 5 February 2019 Tuesday of week 4 in Ordinary Time (Saint Agatha, 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 Virgin Martyr Saint Agatha implore your compassion for…

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Hear God’s Voice – Tuesday February 5th 2019

Feb 5 @ 7:40 pm - 9:00 pm

On Tuesdays, from 7.40pm to 9.00pm we are coming back to our SCRIPTURE MEETINGS - ‘HEAR GOD’S VOICE’. This is a very special and different way to read God’s Word - we continue the journey with St Mark’s Gospel. We ask The Holy Spirit to lead us, to open us for the things which He would like us to notice, to focus on, to put into the action. ALL ARE VERY WELCOME. In the Presbytery - 105 Waverley Road, Southsea.…

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Daily Readings Wednesday 6th February 2019

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

Wednesday 6 February 2019 Wednesday of week 4 in Ordinary Time (Saints Paul Miki and his Companions, Martyrs ) Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon: The souls of the Saints are rejoicing in heaven, the Saints who followed the footsteps of Christ, and since for love of him they shed their blood, they now exult with Christ for ever. or: Holy men shed their glorious blood for the Lord; they loved Christ in their life, they imitated him in their death, and…

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Daily Readings Thursday 7th February 2019

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

Thursday 7 February 2019 Thursday of week 4 in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 105: 47 Save us, O Lord our God! And gather us from the nations, to give thanks to your holy name, and make it our glory to praise you. Collect Grant us, Lord our God, that we may honour you with all our mind, and love everyone in truth of heart. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with…

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Baptism Programme – 07-02-2019

Feb 7 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Baptism 2019

Baptism Preparation February to April 2019 for St Swithun's  & Our Lady of Lourdes Parish  Download The Baptism Registration form here: 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…

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Daily Readings Friday 8th February 2019

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

Friday 8 February 2019 Friday of week 4 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Jerome Emilian  or Saint Josephine Bakhita, Virgin  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 105: 47 Save us, O Lord our God! And gather us from the nations, to give thanks to your holy name, and make it our glory to praise you. Collect Grant us, Lord our God, that we may honour you with all our mind, and love everyone in truth of heart. Through our Lord…

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Film Night; ‘POPE FRANCIS – A MAN OF HIS WORD’ (2018)

Feb 8 @ 8:10 pm - 9:30 pm
pope francis a man of his word

Our Parish Cinema invites you all to see  ‘POPE FRANCIS – A MAN OF HIS WORD’ (2018) “Pope Francis - A Man of His Word,” is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. The pope’s ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today’s global questions. From his deep concern for the poor and wealth inequality, to…

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Daily Readings Saturday 9th February 2019

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

Saturday 9 February 2019 Saturday of week 4 in Ordinary Time  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 105: 47 Save us, O Lord our God! And gather us from the nations, to give thanks to your holy name, and make it our glory to praise you. Collect Grant us, Lord our God, that we may honour you with all our mind, and love everyone in truth of heart. Through our Lord Jesus…

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Daily Readings Sunday 10th February 2019

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

Sunday 10 February 2019 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 94: 6-7 O come, let us worship God and bow low before the God who made us, for he is the Lord our God. Collect Keep your family safe, O Lord, with unfailing care, that, relying solely on the hope of heavenly grace, they may be defended always by your protection. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in…

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Daily Readings Monday 11th February 2019

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

Monday 11 February 2019 Monday of week 5 in Ordinary Time  or Our Lady of Lourdes  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 94: 6-7 O come, let us worship God and bow low before the God who made us, for he is the Lord our God. Collect Keep your family safe, O Lord, with unfailing care, that, relying solely on the hope of heavenly grace, they may be defended always by your protection. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,…

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Daily Readings Tuesday 12th February 2019

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

Tuesday 12 February 2019 Tuesday of week 5 in Ordinary Time Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 94: 6-7 O come, let us worship God and bow low before the God who made us, for he is the Lord our God. Collect Keep your family safe, O Lord, with unfailing care, that, relying solely on the hope of heavenly grace, they may be defended always by your protection. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you…

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Daily Readings Wednesday 13th February 2019

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

Wednesday 13 February 2019 Wednesday of week 5 in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 94: 6-7 O come, let us worship God and bow low before the God who made us, for he is the Lord our God. Collect Keep your family safe, O Lord, with unfailing care, that, relying solely on the hope of heavenly grace, they may be defended always by your protection. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with…

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Daily Readings Thursday 14th February 2019

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

Thursday 14 February 2019 Saints Cyril, monk, and Methodius, Bishop - Feast  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: These are holy men who became friends of God, glorious heralds of divine truth. Collect O God, who enlightened the Slavic peoples through the brothers Saints Cyril and Methodius, grant that our hearts may grasp the words of your teaching, and perfect us as a people of one accord in true faith and right confession. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives…

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Daily Readings Friday 15th February 2019

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

Friday 15 February 2019 Friday of week 5 in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 94: 6-7 O come, let us worship God and bow low before the God who made us, for he is the Lord our God. Collect Keep your family safe, O Lord, with unfailing care, that, relying solely on the hope of heavenly grace, they may be defended always by your protection. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with…

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Daily Readings Saturday 16th February 2019

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

Saturday 16 February 2019 Saturday of week 5 in Ordinary Time  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 94: 6-7 O come, let us worship God and bow low before the God who made us, for he is the Lord our God. Collect Keep your family safe, O Lord, with unfailing care, that, relying solely on the hope of heavenly grace, they may be defended always by your protection. Through our Lord Jesus…

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Daily Readings Sunday 17th February 2019

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

Sunday 17 February 2019 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 30: 3-4 Be my protector, O God, a mighty stronghold to save me. For you are my rock, my stronghold! Lead me, guide me, for the sake of your name. Collect O God, who teach us that you abide in hearts that are just and true, grant that we may be so fashioned by your grace as to become a dwelling pleasing to you.…

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Daily Readings Monday 18th February 2019

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

Monday 18 February 2019 Monday of week 6 in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 30: 3-4 Be my protector, O God, a mighty stronghold to save me. For you are my rock, my stronghold! Lead me, guide me, for the sake of your name. Collect O God, who teach us that you abide in hearts that are just and true, grant that we may be so fashioned by your grace as to become a dwelling pleasing…

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Daily Readings Tuesday 19th February 2019

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

Tuesday 19 February 2019 Tuesday of week 6 in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 30: 3-4 Be my protector, O God, a mighty stronghold to save me. For you are my rock, my stronghold! Lead me, guide me, for the sake of your name. Collect O God, who teach us that you abide in hearts that are just and true, grant that we may be so fashioned by your grace as to become a dwelling pleasing…

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Hear God’s Voice – Tuesday February 19th 2019

Feb 19 @ 7:40 pm - 9:00 pm

On Tuesdays, from 7.40pm to 9.00pm we are coming back to our SCRIPTURE MEETINGS - ‘HEAR GOD’S VOICE’. This is a very special and different way to read God’s Word - we continue the journey with St Mark’s Gospel. We ask The Holy Spirit to lead us, to open us for the things which He would like us to notice, to focus on, to put into the action. ALL ARE VERY WELCOME. In the Presbytery - 105 Waverley Road, Southsea.…

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Daily Readings Wednesday 20th February 2019

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

Wednesday 20 February 2019 Wednesday of week 6 in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 30: 3-4 Be my protector, O God, a mighty stronghold to save me. For you are my rock, my stronghold! Lead me, guide me, for the sake of your name. Collect O God, who teach us that you abide in hearts that are just and true, grant that we may be so fashioned by your grace as to become a dwelling pleasing…

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Daily Readings Thursday 21st February 2019

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

Thursday 21 February 2019 Thursday of week 6 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Peter Damian, Bishop, Doctor  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 30: 3-4 Be my protector, O God, a mighty stronghold to save me. For you are my rock, my stronghold! Lead me, guide me, for the sake of your name. Collect O God, who teach us that you abide in hearts that are just and true, grant that we may be so fashioned by your grace…

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Baptism Programme – 21-02-2019

Feb 21 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Baptism 2019

Baptism Preparation February to April 2019 for St Swithun's  & Our Lady of Lourdes Parish  Download The Baptism Registration form here: 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…

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Daily Readings Friday 22nd February 2019

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

Friday 22 February 2019 Saint Peter's Chair - Feast  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Luke 22: 32 The Lord says to Simon Peter: I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail, and, once you have turned back, strengthen your brothers. Collect Grant, we pray, almighty God, that no tempests may disturb us, for you have set us fast on the rock of the Apostle Peter’s confession of faith. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and…

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Film Night; ‘CROSSROAD – Where fates collide, one Road appears’ (2012)

Feb 22 @ 8:10 pm - 9:30 pm
Crossroad 2012

Our Parish Cinema invites you all to see "Crossroad (2012)" Michael plans to kill Clef, the man who murdered his wife and child. His plan hits a snag when two crooks hold up the diner Clef is in, and Michael has to take out the gunmen before finishing the mission. A father and husband tries to come to terms and forgiveness with the murderer of his family. When his attempt to meet with the murderer after his released from prison is…

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Daily Readings Saturday 23rd February 2019

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

Saturday 23 February 2019 Saturday of week 6 in Ordinary Time (Saint Polycarp, Bishop, Martyr ) Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon: This holy man fought to the death for the law of his God and did not fear the words of the godless, for he was built on solid rock.a or: Cf. Wisdom 10: 12 The Lord granted him a stern struggle, that he might know that wisdom is mightier than all else. Collect God of all creation, who were pleased…

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Daily Readings Sunday 24th February 2019

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

Sunday 24 February 2019 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 12: 6 O Lord, I trust in your merciful love. My heart will rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord who has been bountiful with me. Collect Grant, we pray, almighty God, that, always pondering spiritual things, we may carry out in both word and deed that which is pleasing to you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and…

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Daily Readings Monday 25th February 2019

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

Monday 25 February 2019 Monday of week 7 in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 12: 6 O Lord, I trust in your merciful love. My heart will rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord who has been bountiful with me. Collect Grant, we pray, almighty God, that, always pondering spiritual things, we may carry out in both word and deed that which is pleasing to you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who…

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Daily Readings Tuesday 26th February 2019

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

Tuesday 26 February 2019 Tuesday of week 7 in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 12: 6 O Lord, I trust in your merciful love. My heart will rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord who has been bountiful with me. Collect Grant, we pray, almighty God, that, always pondering spiritual things, we may carry out in both word and deed that which is pleasing to you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who…

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Hear God’s Voice – Tuesday February 26th 2019

Feb 26 @ 7:40 pm - 9:00 pm

On Tuesdays, from 7.40pm to 9.00pm we are coming back to our SCRIPTURE MEETINGS - ‘HEAR GOD’S VOICE’. This is a very special and different way to read God’s Word - we continue the journey with St Mark’s Gospel. We ask The Holy Spirit to lead us, to open us for the things which He would like us to notice, to focus on, to put into the action. ALL ARE VERY WELCOME. In the Presbytery - 105 Waverley Road, Southsea.…

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Daily Readings Wednesday 27th February 2019

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

Wednesday 27 February 2019 Wednesday of week 7 in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 12: 6 O Lord, I trust in your merciful love. My heart will rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord who has been bountiful with me. Collect Grant, we pray, almighty God, that, always pondering spiritual things, we may carry out in both word and deed that which is pleasing to you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who…

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Daily Readings Thursday 28th February 2019

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

Thursday 28 February 2019 Thursday of week 7 in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 12: 6 O Lord, I trust in your merciful love. My heart will rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord who has been bountiful with me. Collect Grant, we pray, almighty God, that, always pondering spiritual things, we may carry out in both word and deed that which is pleasing to you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who…

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March 2019

Daily Readings Friday 1st March 2019

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

Friday 1 March 2019 Saint David, Bishop - Feast  Liturgical Colour: White. 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 O God, who graciously bestowed on your Bishop St David of Wales the virtue of wisdom and the gift of eloquence, and made him an example of prayer and pastoral zeal; grant that, through his intercession, your Church may ever prosper and render you…

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Film Night; ‘A QUESTION OF FAITH’ (2018)

Mar 1 @ 8:10 pm - 9:30 pm
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Our Parish Cinema invites you all to see ‘A QUESTION OF FAITH’ (2018) When tragedy strikes three families, their destiny forces them on a converging path to discover God's love, grace and mercy as the challenges of their fate could also resurrect their beliefs. Pastor DAVID NEWMAN is a loving husband and father, set to take over his dad's church while neglecting the promises he's made to his 12-year-old son, ERIC. KATE HERNANDEZ is a spiritually driven single-parent and owner…

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Daily Readings Saturday 2nd March 2019

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

Saturday 2 March 2019 Saturday of week 7 in Ordinary Time  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 12: 6 O Lord, I trust in your merciful love. My heart will rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord who has been bountiful with me. Collect Grant, we pray, almighty God, that, always pondering spiritual things, we may carry out in both word and deed that which is pleasing to you.…

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Daily Readings Sunday 3rd March 2019

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

Sunday 3 March 2019 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: cf. Ps 17: 19-20 The Lord became my protector. He brought me out to a place of freedom; he saved me because he delighted in me. Collect Grant us, O Lord, we pray, that the course of our world may be directed by your peaceful rule and that your Church may rejoice, untroubled in her devotion. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns…

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Daily Readings Monday 4th March 2019

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

Monday 4 March 2019 Monday of week 8 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Casimir  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 17: 19-20 The Lord became my protector. He brought me out to a place of freedom; he saved me because he delighted in me. Collect Grant us, O Lord, we pray, that the course of our world may be directed by your peaceful rule and that your Church may rejoice, untroubled in her devotion. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your…

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Daily Readings Tuesday 5th March 2019

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

Tuesday 5 March 2019 Tuesday of week 8 in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 17: 19-20 The Lord became my protector. He brought me out to a place of freedom; he saved me because he delighted in me. Collect Grant us, O Lord, we pray, that the course of our world may be directed by your peaceful rule and that your Church may rejoice, untroubled in her devotion. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives…

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Hear God’s Voice – Tuesday March 5th 2019

Mar 5 @ 7:40 pm - 9:00 pm

On Tuesdays, from 7.40pm to 9.00pm we are coming back to our SCRIPTURE MEETINGS - ‘HEAR GOD’S VOICE’. This is a very special and different way to read God’s Word - we continue the journey with St Mark’s Gospel. We ask The Holy Spirit to lead us, to open us for the things which He would like us to notice, to focus on, to put into the action. ALL ARE VERY WELCOME. In the Presbytery - 105 Waverley Road, Southsea.…

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Daily Readings Wednesday 6th March 2019

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

Wednesday 6 March 2019 Ash Wednesday  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Wisdom 11: 24, 25, 27 You are merciful to all, O Lord, and despise nothing that you have made. You overlook people’s sins, to bring them to repentance, and you spare them, for you are the Lord our God. Collect Grant, O Lord, that we may begin with holy fasting this campaign of Christian service, so that, as we take up battle against spiritual evils, we may be armed with…

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Daily Readings Thursday 7th March 2019

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

Thursday 7 March 2019 Thursday after Ash Wednesday  (optional commemoration of Saints Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 54: 17-20, 23 When I cried to the Lord, he heard my voice; he rescued me from those who attack me. Entrust your cares to the Lord, and he will support you. Collect Prompt our actions with your inspiration, we pray, O Lord, and further them with your constant help, that all we do may always begin from…

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Daily Readings Friday 8th March 2019

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

Friday 8 March 2019 Friday after Ash Wednesday  (optional commemoration of Saint John of God, Religious) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 29: 11 The Lord heard and had mercy on me; the Lord became my helper. Collect Show gracious favour, O Lord, we pray, to the works of penance we have begun, that we may have strength to accomplish with sincerity the bodily observances we undertake. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in…

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Daily Readings Saturday 9th March 2019

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

Saturday 9 March 2019 Saturday after Ash Wednesday  (optional commemoration of Saint Frances of Rome, Religious) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 68: 17 Answer us, Lord, for your mercy is kind; in the abundance of your mercies, look upon us. Collect Almighty ever-living God, look with compassion on our weakness and ensure us your protection by stretching forth the right hand of your majesty. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the…

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Daily Readings Sunday 10th March 2019

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

Sunday 10 March 2019 1st Sunday of Lent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 90: 15-16 When he calls on me, I will answer him; I will deliver him and give him glory, I will grant him length of days. Collect Grant, almighty God, through the yearly observances of holy Lent, that we may grow in understanding of the riches hidden in Christ and by worthy conduct pursue their effects. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and…

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Daily Readings Monday 11th March 2019

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

Monday 11 March 2019 Monday of the 1st week of Lent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 122: 2-3 Like the eyes of slaves on the hand of their lords, so our eyes are on the Lord our God, till he show us his mercy. Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy. Collect Convert us, O God our Saviour, and instruct our minds by heavenly teaching, that we may benefit from the works of Lent. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,…

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Daily Readings Tuesday 12th March 2019

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

Tuesday 12 March 2019 Tuesday of the 1st week of Lent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 89: 1-2 O Lord, you have been our refuge, from generation to generation; from age to age, you are. Collect Look upon your family, Lord, that, through the chastening effects of bodily discipline, our minds may be radiant in your presence with the strength of our yearning for you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in…

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Hear God’s Voice – Tuesday March 12th 2019

Mar 12 @ 7:40 pm - 9:00 pm

On Tuesdays, from 7.40pm to 9.00pm we are coming back to our SCRIPTURE MEETINGS - ‘HEAR GOD’S VOICE’. This is a very special and different way to read God’s Word - we continue the journey with St Mark’s Gospel. We ask The Holy Spirit to lead us, to open us for the things which He would like us to notice, to focus on, to put into the action. ALL ARE VERY WELCOME. In the Presbytery - 105 Waverley Road, Southsea.…

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Daily Readings Wednesday 13th March 2019

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

Wednesday 13 March 2019 Wednesday of the 1st week of Lent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 24: 6, 2, 22 Remember your compassion, O Lord, and your merciful love, for they are from of old. Let not our enemies exult over us. Redeem us, O God of Israel, from all our distress. Collect Look kindly, Lord, we pray, on the devotion of your people, that those who by self-denial are restrained in body may by the fruit of good…

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Daily Readings Thursday 14th March 2019

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

Thursday 14 March 2019 Thursday of the 1st week of Lent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon:  Cf. Ps 5: 2-3 To my words give ear, O Lord; give heed to my sighs. Attend to the sound of my cry, my King and my God. Collect Bestow on us, we pray, O Lord, a spirit of always pondering on what is right and of hastening to carry it out, and, since without you we cannot exist, may we be enabled to live…

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Daily Readings Friday 15th March 2019

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

Friday 15 March 2019 Friday of the 1st week of Lent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 24: 17-18 Set me free from my distress, O Lord. See my lowliness and suffering, and take away all my sins. Collect Grant that your faithful, O Lord, we pray, may be so conformed to the paschal observances, that the bodily discipline now solemnly begun may bear fruit in the souls of all. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and…

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Daily Readings Saturday 16th March 2019

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

Saturday 16 March 2019 Saturday of the 1st week of Lent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 18: 8 The law of the Lord is perfect; it revives the soul. The decrees of the Lord are steadfast; they give wisdom to the simple. Collect Turn our hearts to you, eternal Father, and grant that, seeking always the one thing necessary and carrying out works of charity, we may be dedicated to your worship. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,…

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Daily Readings Sunday 17th March 2019

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

Sunday 17 March 2019 2nd Sunday of Lent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 26: 8-9 Of you my heart has spoken, Seek his face. It is your face, O Lord, that I seek; hide not your face from me. Or: Cf. Ps 24: 6, 2, 22 Remember your compassion, O Lord, and your merciful love, for they are from of old. Let not our enemies exult over us. Redeem us, O God of Israel, from all our distress.…

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Daily Readings Monday 18th March 2019

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

Monday 18 March 2019 Monday of the 2nd week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop, Doctor) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 25: 11-12 Redeem me, O Lord, and have mercy on me. My foot stands on level ground; I will bless the Lord in the assembly. Collect O God, who have taught us to chasten our bodies for the healing of our souls, enable us, we pray, to abstain from all sins, and strengthen our…

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Daily Readings Tuesday 19th March 2019

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

Tuesday 19 March 2019 Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Luke 12: 42 Behold, a faithful and prudent steward, whom the Lord set over his household. Collect Grant, we pray, almighty God, that by Saint Joseph’s intercession your Church may constantly watch over the unfolding of the mysteries of human salvation, whose beginnings you entrusted to his faithful care. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you…

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Hear God’s Voice – Tuesday March 19th 2019

Mar 19 @ 7:40 pm - 9:00 pm

On Tuesdays, from 7.40pm to 9.00pm we are coming back to our SCRIPTURE MEETINGS - ‘HEAR GOD’S VOICE’. This is a very special and different way to read God’s Word - we continue the journey with St Mark’s Gospel. We ask The Holy Spirit to lead us, to open us for the things which He would like us to notice, to focus on, to put into the action. ALL ARE VERY WELCOME. In the Presbytery - 105 Waverley Road, Southsea.…

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Daily Readings Wednesday 20th March 2019

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

Wednesday 20 March 2019 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Lent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. 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 Keep your family, O Lord, schooled always in good works, and so comfort them with your protection here as to lead them graciously to gifts on high. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives…

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Daily Readings Thursday 21st March 2019

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

Thursday 21 March 2019 Thursday of the 2nd week of Lent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 138: 23-24 Test me, O God, and know my thoughts. See that my path is not wicked, and lead me in the way everlasting. Collect O God, who delight in innocence and restore it, direct the hearts of your servants to yourself, that, caught up in the fire of your Spirit, we may be found steadfast in faith and effective in works. Through…

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Daily Readings Friday 22nd March 2019

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

Friday 22 March 2019 Friday of the 2nd week of Lent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 30: 2, 5 In you, O Lord, I put my trust, let me never be put to shame; release me from the snare they have hidden for me, for you indeed are my refuge. Collect Grant, we pray, almighty God, that, purifying us by the sacred practice of penance, you may lead us in sincerity of heart to attain the holy things to…

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Daily Readings Saturday 23rd March 2019

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

Saturday 23 March 2019 Saturday of the 2nd week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo, Bishop) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 144: 8-9 The Lord is kind and full of compassion, slow to anger, abounding in mercy. How good is the Lord to all, compassionate to all his creatures. Collect O God, who grant us by glorious healing remedies while still on earth to be partakers of the things of heaven, guide us, we pray, through this…

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Daily Readings Sunday 24th March 2019

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

Sunday 24 March 2019 3rd Sunday of Lent - Proper Readings  (see also The Samaritan Woman) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 24: 15-16 My eyes are always on the Lord, for he rescues my feet from the snare. Turn to me and have mercy on me, for I am alone and poor. or: Cf. Ezk 36: 23-26 When I prove my holiness among you, I will gather you from all the foreign lands; and I will pour clean water upon…

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Daily Readings Monday 25th March 2019

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

Monday 25 March 2019 The Annunciation of the Lord - Solemnity  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Heb 10: 5, 7 The Lord said, as he entered the world: Behold, I come to do your will, O God. Collect O God, who willed that your Word should take on the reality of human flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mary, grant, we pray, that we, who confess our Redeemer to be God and man, may merit to become partakers even in his…

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Daily Readings Tuesday 26th March 2019

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

Tuesday 26 March 2019 Tuesday of the 3rd week of Lent - Proper Readings  (see also The Samaritan Woman) Liturgical Colour: Violet. 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 May your grace not forsake us, O Lord, we pray, but make us dedicated to…

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Hear God’s Voice – Tuesday March 26th 2019

Mar 26 @ 7:40 pm - 9:00 pm

On Tuesdays, from 7.40pm to 9.00pm we are coming back to our SCRIPTURE MEETINGS - ‘HEAR GOD’S VOICE’. This is a very special and different way to read God’s Word - we continue the journey with St Mark’s Gospel. We ask The Holy Spirit to lead us, to open us for the things which He would like us to notice, to focus on, to put into the action. ALL ARE VERY WELCOME. In the Presbytery - 105 Waverley Road, Southsea.…

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Daily Readings Wednesday 27th March 2019

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

Wednesday 27 March 2019 Wednesday of the 3rd week of Lent - Proper Readings  (see also The Samaritan Woman) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 118: 133 Let my steps be guided by your promise; may evil never rule me. Collect Grant, we pray, O Lord, that, schooled through Lenten observance and nourished by your word, through holy restraint we may be devoted to you with all our heart and be ever united in prayer. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,…

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Daily Readings Thursday 28th March 2019

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

Thursday 28 March 2019 Thursday of the 3rd week of Lent - Proper Readings  (see also The Samaritan Woman) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord. Should they cry to me in any distress, I will hear them, and I will be their Lord for ever. Collect We implore your majesty most humbly, O Lord, that, as the feast of our salvation draws ever closer, so we may press forward all the…

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Daily Readings Friday 29th March 2019

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

Friday 29 March 2019 Friday of the 3rd week of Lent - Proper Readings  (see also The Samaritan Woman) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 85: 8, 10 Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord, for you are great and do marvellous deeds; you alone are God. Collect Pour your grace into our hearts, we pray, O Lord, that we may be constantly drawn away from unruly desires and obey by your own gift the heavenly teaching you…

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Daily Readings Saturday 30th March 2019

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

Saturday 30 March 2019 Saturday of the 3rd week of Lent - Proper Readings  (see also The Samaritan Woman) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 102: 2-3 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all his benefits; it is he who forgives all your sins. Collect Rejoicing in this annual celebration of our Lenten observance, we pray, O Lord, that, with our hearts set on the paschal mysteries, we may be gladdened by their full effects. Through our Lord…

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Daily Readings Sunday 31st March 2019

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

Sunday 31 March 2019 4th Sunday of Lent - Proper Readings  (see also The Man Born Blind) Liturgical Colour: Rose or Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Is 66: 10-11 Rejoice, Jerusalem, and all who love her. Be joyful, all who were in mourning; exult and be satisfied at her consoling breast. Collect O God, who through your Word reconcile the human race to yourself in a wonderful way, grant, we pray, that with prompt devotion and eager faith the Christian people may…

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