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April 2018

Ascent Group – Next Meeting 23rd April 2018

Apr 23 @ 2:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Ascent Group

The next Ascent Group Meeting is on St George’s Day April the 23rd from 2-15 pm in the Church Hall. The guest Speaker on this occasion will be Dr John Steadman from Portsmouth History Centre who will speak on ‘Famous People connected with Portsmouth’. At the last Ascent meeting in March a sum of £190 was donated to the The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children’ (SPUC)  after their 2018 Campaign Tour talk. Their talk was most factually enlightening…

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Discovering Christ Project – What is the Meaning of Life?

Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Discovering Christ

Discovering Christ is a seven-week experience where anyone and everyone, from the baptized in the pews to the unbaptized, is invited to hear the Good News and personally encounter Jesus Christ. Discovering Christ helps people enter into or renew a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, experience the love of God the Father, and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to live as God’s children. Here's the Full Project Programme *Small Group facilitators/helpers and those helping to set up should arrive…

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Hear God’s Voice – 24th April It’s Saint Mark’s Feast so join us for Mass

Apr 24 @ 7:40 pm - 9:00 pm

‘HEAR GOD’S VOICE’- THIS TUESDAY EVENING IS THE VIGIL of FEAST OF ST MARK, and his Gospel is our guide to know better Jesus Christ and to love Him more. All the attenders of the Scripture Meeting are very welcome to attend the Holy Mass at 7.00 pm, before the meeting to celebrate together the Feast of our Patron. This is a special form of Scripture meeting and allows the Holy Spirit to guide us in our greater understanding of…

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Film Night; ‘The Warsaw Ghetto (2009)’

Apr 27 @ 8:10 pm - 9:30 pm
The Warsaw Ghetto

Our Parish Cinema invites you all to see "The Warsaw Ghetto (2009)" Anna Paquin stars in this war drama based on the true story of German nurse and social worker Irena Sendler. As part of her job, Irena (Paquin) has access to the Warsaw ghetto where she provides aid to Poles in German occupied Poland. When she helps to rescue a Jewish friend's daughter and provides a hiding spot for a Catholic family, word soon gets out that Irena can…

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Discovering Christ Project – Why Does Jesus Matter?

Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Discovering Christ

Discovering Christ is a seven-week experience where anyone and everyone, from the baptized in the pews to the unbaptized, is invited to hear the Good News and personally encounter Jesus Christ. Discovering Christ helps people enter into or renew a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, experience the love of God the Father, and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to live as God’s children. Here's the Full Project Programme *Small Group facilitators/helpers and those helping to set up should arrive…

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May 2018

Film Night; ‘Hidden Secrets (2006)’

May 4 @ 8:10 pm - 9:30 pm
Hidden Secrets

Our Parish Cinema invites you all to see "Hidden Secrets (2006)" “How well do you know your friends?” When your past becomes your present… What would happen if your secret was suddenly exposed? Nine friends discover just how explosive it can be, as their past becomes their present. Reunited at the funeral of their hometown hero, Chris Hayden, tensions escalate as their darkest secrets are revealed. Jeremy (David A.R. White-“Mercy Streets”), struggling with his calling as a former youth pastor,…

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Discovering Christ Project – What Does Jesus Want Us To Know?

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Discovering Christ

Discovering Christ is a seven-week experience where anyone and everyone, from the baptized in the pews to the unbaptized, is invited to hear the Good News and personally encounter Jesus Christ. Discovering Christ helps people enter into or renew a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, experience the love of God the Father, and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to live as God’s children. Here's the Full Project Programme *Small Group facilitators/helpers and those helping to set up should arrive…

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Film Night; ‘Tu es Petrus – The Keys of the Kingdom’

May 11 @ 8:10 pm - 9:30 pm
tu es Petrus

Our Parish Cinema invites you all to see "Tu es Petrus - The Keys of the Kingdom" Tu es Petrus (You are Peter): in order to ensure the Church's continuity, John Paul II carefully pondered on the conclave of cardinals that would follow his death. His goal was to pass on to Peter's successor the "Keys of the Kingdom" . This documentary follows the dramatic events of 2005: the worsening of Pope Wojtyla's illness, his last days, the funeral mass…

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Called and Gifted – May 12th 2018

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Called and Gifted

Download Here your Called and Gifted Poster Here's your Booking form for Called and Gifted Called and Gifted is coming to our parish soon. This is a process that has been running for 3 years around the diocese. It is about helping you discover the particular ways that God wants you to love and serve other people, in your everyday life. We have each been given particular gifts or charisms when we were baptised and Called and Gifted helps you…

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Discovering Christ Project – Why Do I Need a Saviour?

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Discovering Christ

Discovering Christ is a seven-week experience where anyone and everyone, from the baptized in the pews to the unbaptized, is invited to hear the Good News and personally encounter Jesus Christ. Discovering Christ helps people enter into or renew a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, experience the love of God the Father, and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to live as God’s children. Here's the Full Project Programme *Small Group facilitators/helpers and those helping to set up should arrive…

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Film Night; ‘Life for life – Maximilian Kolbe (2011)’

May 18 @ 8:10 pm - 9:30 pm
st-max-kolbe

Our Parish Cinema invites you all to see "Life for life - Maximilian Kolbe (2011)" Touching film about Maximillian Kolbe, a man who gave his life and volunteer to die instead of another. Starring Edward Zentara and Christoph Waltz. Auschwitz, 1941. One of the prisoners, Jan, escapes from the German concentration camp while working at a gravel pit. Thanks to the help of good-hearted people he finds shelter. There Jan hears tragic news about ten random inmates sentenced to death…

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Discovering Christ Project – Why is the Resurrection Important?

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Discovering Christ

Discovering Christ is a seven-week experience where anyone and everyone, from the baptized in the pews to the unbaptized, is invited to hear the Good News and personally encounter Jesus Christ. Discovering Christ helps people enter into or renew a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, experience the love of God the Father, and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to live as God’s children. Here's the Full Project Programme *Small Group facilitators/helpers and those helping to set up should arrive…

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Film Night; ‘Holy Ghost (2014)’

May 25 @ 8:10 pm - 9:30 pm
Holy Ghost 2014

Our Parish Cinema invites you all to see "Holy Ghost (2014)" Can the Holy Spirit direct a movie? In this fast-paced documentary from the director of Finger of God, Furious Love and Father of Lights, Darren Wilson sets out to make a movie that is completely led by the Holy Spirit. No plan, no script, no safety net – just go wherever he feels the Spirit leading him to try and discover the adventure God has for him. Whether its…

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Discovering Christ Project – RETREAT

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Discovering Christ

Discovering Christ is a seven-week experience where anyone and everyone, from the baptized in the pews to the unbaptized, is invited to hear the Good News and personally encounter Jesus Christ. Discovering Christ helps people enter into or renew a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, experience the love of God the Father, and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to live as God’s children. Here's the Full Project Programme *Small Group facilitators/helpers and those helping to set up should arrive…

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June 2018

Film Night; ‘As I Stand (2012)’

Jun 1 @ 8:10 pm - 9:30 pm
As I Stand

Our Parish Cinema invites you all to see "As I Stand (2012)" This heartwarming story follows two families that are brought together by tragedy but forever joined through faith. Devin Wheeler and Matthew Daniels are loving, hard working men who believe in God, family, and helping others. Their lives quickly turn into a search for peace and understanding when a single horrific event impacts everything that they have ever loved. While Devin looks to his faith for strength, guidance, and…

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Discovering Christ Project – New Life in the Spirit

Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Discovering Christ

Discovering Christ is a seven-week experience where anyone and everyone, from the baptized in the pews to the unbaptized, is invited to hear the Good News and personally encounter Jesus Christ. Discovering Christ helps people enter into or renew a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, experience the love of God the Father, and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to live as God’s children. Here's the Full Project Programme *Small Group facilitators/helpers and those helping to set up should arrive…

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Film Night: ‘Film Night; HACKSAW RIDGE (2016)’

Jun 8 @ 8:10 pm - 9:30 pm
Hacksaw Ridge

Our Parish Cinema invites you all to see "HACKSAW RIDGE (2016)" Andrew Garfield delivers a sympathetic performance as a soldier who refuses to carry a gun in this powerful real-life story of heroism in world war two Shock and gore … Hacksaw Ridge is offered up as the ultimate redemption for Gibson himself. Combat medic and conscientious objector Desmond Doss, played by Andrew Garfield in this true story from the second world war, is crouching in a crater at the…

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Discovering Christ Project – Our Need for the Church

Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Discovering Christ

Discovering Christ is a seven-week experience where anyone and everyone, from the baptized in the pews to the unbaptized, is invited to hear the Good News and personally encounter Jesus Christ. Discovering Christ helps people enter into or renew a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, experience the love of God the Father, and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to live as God’s children. Here's the Full Project Programme *Small Group facilitators/helpers and those helping to set up should arrive…

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Film Night; ‘Saint Paul Apostle of Christ (2010)’

Jun 15 @ 8:10 pm - 9:30 pm
Saint Paul Apostle of Christ

Our Parish Cinema invites you all to see "Saint Paul Apostle of Christ (2010)" PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST is the story of two men. Luke, as a friend and physician, risks his life when he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is held captive in Nero’s darkest, bleakest prison cell. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians, and does not flinch from executing them in the grisliest ways possible. Before Paul’s death sentence can…

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Film Night; ‘The Grace Card (2010)’

Jun 22 @ 8:10 pm - 9:30 pm
The Grace Card

Our Parish Cinema invites you all to see "The Grace Card (2010)" Everything can change in an instant ... and take a lifetime to unravel. In racially charged Memphis, Tennessee, a searing personal tragedy has left police officer Mac McDonald a bitter, angry soul, blaming a long downward spiral on minorities, "the system" and God Himself. When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and…

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