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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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April 2018

Daily Readings Friday April 20th 2018

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

Friday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Rv 5: 12 Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and divinity, and wisdom and strength and honour, alleluia. Collect Grant, we pray, almighty God, that we, who have come to know the grace of the Lord’s Resurrection, may, through the love of the Spirit, ourselves rise to newness of life. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the…

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Daily Services Friday 20th April 2018

Apr 20
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 April 21st 2018

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

Saturday of the 3rd week of Eastertide (Saint Anselm of Canterbury, 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, alleluia. 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 is in…

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Daily Services Saturday 21st April 2018

Apr 21
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Sunday April 22nd 2018

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

4th Sunday of Easter Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 32: 5-6 The merciful love of the Lord fills the earth; by the word of the Lord the heavens were made, alleluia. Collect Almighty ever-living God, lead us to a share in the joys of heaven, so that the humble flock may reach where the brave Shepherd has gone before. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. First…

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Daily Services Sunday 22nd April 2018 – 4th Sunday of Easter

Apr 22
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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First Holy Communion 2017-2018 Programme Calendar

Apr 22 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 1st October 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 8th October 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 15th October 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 5th November 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 16th November 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 19th November 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 3rd December 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 10th December 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 11th January 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 14th January 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 21st January 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 4th February 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 25th February 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 8th March 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 11th March 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 25th March 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 22nd April 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 29th April 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 6th May 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 20th May 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 1st June 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on 2nd June 2018 at 11:30am

One event on 3rd June 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on 10th June 2018 at 10:15am

One event on 17th June 2018 at 10:15am

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

You can View the Whole Programme for our First Holy Communion Here the programme covers a period from 14th September 2017 to 17th June 2018. We have some sessions from 6:30am to 8:00pm on some Thursday evenings. The main sessions however will run from 11:45am to 13:00pm after Sunday 10:15am Mass at St Swithun's Church. http://stswithuns.org.uk/first-holy-communion-programme-2017-2018/  View The Full First Holy Communion Calendar for 2017-2018 > Please download the Application Form here and return it to the Parish Office Application…

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Daily Readings Monday April 23rd 2018

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

Saint George, Martyr - Solemnity Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Mt 25:34 Rejoice, you Saints, in the presence of the Lamb; a kingdom has been prepared for you from the foundation of the world, Alleluia. or Ps 90:13 On the asp and the viper you will tread, and trample the young lion and the dragon, Alleluia. Collect God of hosts, who so kindled the fire of charity in the heart of Saint George your martyr, that he bore witness to the…

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Daily Services Monday 23rd April 2018 – St George Patron Saint of England

Apr 23
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Tuesday April 24th 2018

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

Tuesday of the 4th week of Eastertide or Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest, Martyr or Saint Adalbert of Prague, Bishop, Martyr  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Rv 19: 7, 6 Let us rejoice and be glad and give glory to God, for the Lord our God the Almighty reigns, alleluia. Collect Grant, we pray, almighty God, that, celebrating the mysteries of the Lord’s Resurrection, we may merit to receive the joy of our redemption. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your…

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Daily Services Tuesday 24th April 2018

Apr 24
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Wednesday April 25th 2018

Apr 25
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saint Mark, Evangelist - Feast Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon Mark 16: 15 Go into all the world, and proclaim the Gospel to every creature, alleluia. Collect O God, who raised up Saint Mark, your Evangelist, and endowed him with the grace to preach the Gospel, grant, we pray, that we may so profit from his teaching as to follow faithfully in the footsteps of Christ. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for…

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Daily Services Wednesday 25th April 2018

Apr 25
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Thursday April 26th 2018

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

Thursday of the 4th week of Eastertide Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 67: 8-9, 20 O God, when you went forth before your people, marching with them and living among them, the earth trembled, heavens poured down rain, alleluia. Collect O God, who restore human nature to yet greater dignity than at its beginnings, look upon the amazing mystery of your loving kindness, and in those you have chosen to make new through the wonder of rebirth may you…

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Daily Services Thursday 26th April 2018

Apr 26
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Friday April 27th 2018

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

Friday of the 4th week of Eastertide Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Rv 5: 9-10 You have redeemed us, Lord, by your Blood, from every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us into a kingdom, priests for our God, alleluia. Collect O God, author of our freedom and of our salvation, listen to the voice of our pleading and grant that those you have redeemed by the shedding of your Son’s Blood may have life through you…

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Daily Services Friday 27th April 2018

Apr 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Saturday April 28th 2018

Apr 28
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saturday of the 4th week of Eastertide or Saint Peter Chanel, Priest, Martyr or Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, Priest Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Cf. 1 Pt 2: 9 O chosen people, proclaim the mighty works of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light, alleluia. Collect O God, who in the celebration of Easter graciously give to the world the healing of heavenly remedies, show benevolence to your Church, that our present observance may benefit…

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Daily Services Saturday 28th April 2018

Apr 28
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Sunday April 29th 2018

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

5th Sunday of Easter Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 97: 1-2 O sing a new song to the Lord, for he has worked wonders; in the sight of the nations he has shown his deliverance, alleluia. Collect Almighty ever-living God, constantly accomplish the Paschal Mystery within us, that those you were pleased to make new in Holy Baptism may, under your protective care, bear much fruit and come to the joys of life eternal. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,…

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Daily Services Sunday 29th April 2018

Apr 29
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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First Holy Communion 2017-2018 Programme Calendar

Apr 29 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 1st October 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 8th October 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 15th October 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 5th November 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 16th November 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 19th November 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 3rd December 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 10th December 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 11th January 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 14th January 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 21st January 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 4th February 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 25th February 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 8th March 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 11th March 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 25th March 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 22nd April 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 29th April 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 6th May 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 20th May 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 1st June 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on 2nd June 2018 at 11:30am

One event on 3rd June 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on 10th June 2018 at 10:15am

One event on 17th June 2018 at 10:15am

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

You can View the Whole Programme for our First Holy Communion Here the programme covers a period from 14th September 2017 to 17th June 2018. We have some sessions from 6:30am to 8:00pm on some Thursday evenings. The main sessions however will run from 11:45am to 13:00pm after Sunday 10:15am Mass at St Swithun's Church. http://stswithuns.org.uk/first-holy-communion-programme-2017-2018/  View The Full First Holy Communion Calendar for 2017-2018 > Please download the Application Form here and return it to the Parish Office Application…

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Daily Readings Monday April 30th 2018

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

Monday of the 5th week of Eastertide or Saint Pius V, Pope Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon The Good Shepherd has risen, who laid down his life for his sheep and willingly died for his flock, alleluia. Collect May your right hand, O Lord, we pray, encompass your family with perpetual help, so that, defended from all wickedness by the Resurrection of your Only Begotten Son, we may make our way by means of your heavenly gifts. Through our Lord Jesus…

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Daily Services Monday 30th April 2018

Apr 30
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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May 2018

Daily Readings Tuesday May 1st 2018

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

Tuesday of the 5th week of Eastertide or Saint Joseph the Worker Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Rv 19: 5; 12: 10 Sing praise to our God, all you who fear God, both small and great, for now salvation and strength have come, and the power of his Christ, alleluia. Collect O God, who restore us to eternal life in the Resurrection of Christ, grant your people constancy in faith and hope, that we may never doubt the promises of which we…

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Daily Services Tuesday 1st May 2018

May 1
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Wednesday May 2nd 2018

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

Wednesday of the 5th week of Eastertide (Saint Athanasius, 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, alleluia. Collect Almighty ever-living God, who raised up the Bishop Saint Athanasius as an outstanding champion of your Son’s divinity, mercifully grant, that, rejoicing in his teaching and his protection,…

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Daily Services Wednesday 2nd May 2018

May 2
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Thursday May 3rd 2018

May 3
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saints Philip and James, Apostles - Feast Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon These are the holy men whom the Lord chose in his own perfect love; to them he gave eternal glory, alleluia. Collect O God, who gladden us each year with the feast day of the Apostles Philip and James, grant us, through their prayers, a share in the Passion and Resurrection of your Only Begotten Son, so that we may merit to behold you for eternity. Through our Lord Jesus…

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Daily Services Thursday 3rd May 2018

May 3
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Friday May 4th 2018

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

Friday 4 May 2018 The English Martyrs - Feast Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Rev. 7:13-14 These who are clothed in white robes are they who have survived the time of great distress and have washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb, alleluia. Collect Almighty God, who in our country raised up martyrs from every walk of life to vindicate the authority of your Church in teaching and worship, grant through their intercession, we pray, that all our people…

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Daily Services Friday 4th May 2018

May 4
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Saturday May 5th 2018

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

Saturday of the 5th week of Eastertide Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Col 2: 12 You have been buried with Christ in Baptism, through which you also rose again by faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead, alleluia. Collect Almighty and eternal God, who through the regenerating power of Baptism have been pleased to confer on us heavenly life, grant, we pray, that those you render capable of immortality by justifying them may by your guidance…

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Daily Services Saturday 5th May 2018

May 5
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Sunday May 6th 2018 6th Sunday of Easter 

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

6th Sunday of Easter Liturgical Colour: White. If the Ascension of the Lord is going to be celebrated next Sunday, the alternative Second Reading and Gospel shown here (which would otherwise have been read on that Sunday) may be used today. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Is 48: 20 Proclaim a joyful sound and let it be heard; proclaim to the ends of the earth: The Lord has freed his people, alleluia. Collect Grant, almighty God, that we may celebrate with heartfelt devotion…

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Daily Services Sunday 6th May 2018

May 6
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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First Holy Communion 2017-2018 Programme Calendar

May 6 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 1st October 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 8th October 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 15th October 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 5th November 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 16th November 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 19th November 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 3rd December 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 10th December 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 11th January 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 14th January 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 21st January 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 4th February 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 25th February 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 8th March 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 11th March 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 25th March 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 22nd April 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 29th April 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 6th May 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 20th May 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 1st June 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on 2nd June 2018 at 11:30am

One event on 3rd June 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on 10th June 2018 at 10:15am

One event on 17th June 2018 at 10:15am

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

You can View the Whole Programme for our First Holy Communion Here the programme covers a period from 14th September 2017 to 17th June 2018. We have some sessions from 6:30am to 8:00pm on some Thursday evenings. The main sessions however will run from 11:45am to 13:00pm after Sunday 10:15am Mass at St Swithun's Church. http://stswithuns.org.uk/first-holy-communion-programme-2017-2018/  View The Full First Holy Communion Calendar for 2017-2018 > Please download the Application Form here and return it to the Parish Office Application…

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Daily Readings Monday May 7th 2018

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

Monday of the 6th week of Eastertide Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Rm 6: 9 Christ, having risen from the dead, dies now no more; death will no longer have dominion over him, alleluia. Collect Grant, O merciful God, that we may experience at all times the fruit produced by the paschal observances. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. First Reading…

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Daily Services Monday 7th May 2018

May 7
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Tuesday May 8th 2018

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

Tuesday of the 6th week of Eastertide  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Rv 19: 7, 6 Let us rejoice and be glad and give glory to God, for the Lord our God the Almighty reigns, alleluia. Collect Grant, almighty and merciful God, that we may in truth receive a share in the Resurrection of Christ your Son. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. First Reading Acts 16:22-34…

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Daily Services Tuesday 8th May 2018

May 8
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Wednesday May 9th 2018

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

Wednesday of the 6th week of Eastertide Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 17: 50; 21: 23 I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will tell of your name to my kin, alleluia. Collect Grant, we pray, O Lord, that, as we celebrate in mystery the solemnities of your Son’s Resurrection, so, too, we may be worthy to rejoice at his coming with all the Saints. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with…

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Daily Services Wednesday 9th May 2018

May 9
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Thursday May 10th 2018

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

The Ascension of the Lord - Mass of the Day (see also Vigil Mass) Liturgical Colour: White. These Readings are for the day of the feast itself: Entrance Antiphon Acts 1: 11 Men of Galilee, why gaze in wonder at the heavens? This Jesus whom you saw ascending into heaven will return as you saw him go, alleluia. Collect Gladden us with holy joys, almighty God, and make us rejoice with devout thanksgiving, for the Ascension of Christ your Son is…

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Daily Services Thursday 10th May 2018

May 10
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Friday May 11th 2018

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

Friday of the 6th week of Eastertide  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Rv 5: 9-10 You have redeemed us, Lord, by your Blood from every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us into a kingdom, priests for our God, alleluia. Collect O God, who restore us to eternal life in the Resurrection of Christ, raise us up, we pray, to the author of our salvation, who is seated at your right hand, so that, when our…

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Daily Services Friday 11th May 2018

May 11
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Saturday May 12th 2018

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

Saturday of the 6th week of Eastertide or Saints Nereus and Achilleus, Martyrs or Saint Pancras, Martyr Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Cf. 1 Pt 2: 9 O chosen people, proclaim the mighty works of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light, alleluia. Collect O God, whose Son, at his Ascension to the heavens, was pleased to promise the Holy Spirit to the Apostles, grant, we pray, that, just as they received manifold gifts of heavenly teaching, so on…

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Daily Services Saturday 12th May 2018

May 12
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Sunday May 13th 2018

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

7th Sunday of Easter Liturgical Colour: White. In some dioceses the Ascension of the Lord is celebrated today. If this applies to you, please reconfigure Universalis to use the appropriate local calendar. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 26: 7-9 O Lord, hear my voice, for I have called to you; of you my heart has spoken: Seek his face; hide not your face from me, alleluia. Collect Graciously hear our supplications, O Lord, so that we, who believe that the Saviour of…

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Daily Services Sunday 13th May 2018

May 13
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Monday May 14th 2018

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

Saint Matthias, Apostle - Feast  Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon John 15: 16 It was not you who chose me, says the Lord, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, alleluia. Collect O God, who assigned Saint Matthias a place in the college of Apostles, grant us, through his intercession, that, rejoicing at how your love has been allotted to us, we may merit to be numbered among the elect. Through…

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Daily Services Monday 14th May 2018

May 14
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Tuesday May 15th 2018

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

Tuesday of the 7th week of Eastertide Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Rv 1: 17-18 I am the first and the last, I was dead and am now alive. Behold, I am alive for ever and ever, alleluia. Collect Grant, we pray, almighty and merciful God, that the Holy Spirit, coming near and dwelling graciously within us, may make of us a perfect temple of his glory. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in…

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Daily Services Tuesday 15th May 2018

May 15
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Wednesday May16th 2018

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

Wednesday of the 7th week of Eastertide Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Ps 46: 2 All peoples, clap your hands. Cry to God with shouts of joy, alleluia. Collect Graciously grant to your Church, O merciful God, that, gathered by the Holy Spirit, she may be devoted to you with all her heart and united in purity of intent. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,…

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Daily Services Wednesday 16th May 2018

May 16
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Thursday May 17th 2018

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

Thursday of the 7th week of Eastertide Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Heb 4: 16 With boldness let us approach the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace as a timely help, alleluia. Collect May your Spirit, O Lord, we pray, imbue us powerfully with spiritual gifts, that he may give us a mind pleasing to you and graciously conform us to your will. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you…

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Daily Services Thursday 17th May 2018

May 17
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Friday May 18th 2018

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

Friday of the 7th week of Eastertide or Saint John I, Pope, Martyr Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Rv 1: 5-6 Christ loved us and washed us clean of our sins by his Blood, and made us into a kingdom, priests for his God and Father, alleluia. Collect O God, who by the glorification of your Christ and the light of the Holy Spirit have unlocked for us the gates of eternity, grant, we pray, that, partaking of so great a gift,…

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Daily Services Friday 18th May 2018

May 18
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Saturday May 19th 2018

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

Saturday of the 7th week of Eastertide  or St Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Acts 1: 14 The disciples devoted themselves with one accord to prayer with the women, and Mary the Mother of Jesus, and his brethren, alleluia. Collect Grant, we pray, almighty God, that we, who have celebrated the paschal festivities, may by your gift hold fast to them in the way that we live our lives. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,…

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Daily Services Saturday 19th May 2018

May 19
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Sunday May 20th 2018 – Pentecost

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

Pentecost - Mass of the Day (see also Vigil Mass) Liturgical Colour: Red. These Readings are for the day of the feast itself: Entrance Antiphon Wis 1: 7 The Spirit of the Lord has filled the whole world and that which contains all things understands what is said, alleluia. or: Rm 5: 5; cf. 8: 11 The love of God has been poured into our hearts through the Spirit of God dwelling within us, alleluia. Collect O God, who by the…

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Daily Services Sunday 20th May 2018 – PENTECOST SUNDAY

May 20
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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First Holy Communion 2017-2018 Programme Calendar

May 20 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 1st October 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 8th October 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 15th October 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 5th November 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 16th November 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 19th November 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 3rd December 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 10th December 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 11th January 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 14th January 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 21st January 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 4th February 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 25th February 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 8th March 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 11th March 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 25th March 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 22nd April 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 29th April 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 6th May 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 20th May 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 1st June 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on 2nd June 2018 at 11:30am

One event on 3rd June 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on 10th June 2018 at 10:15am

One event on 17th June 2018 at 10:15am

St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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You can View the Whole Programme for our First Holy Communion Here the programme covers a period from 14th September 2017 to 17th June 2018. We have some sessions from 6:30am to 8:00pm on some Thursday evenings. The main sessions however will run from 11:45am to 13:00pm after Sunday 10:15am Mass at St Swithun's Church. http://stswithuns.org.uk/first-holy-communion-programme-2017-2018/  View The Full First Holy Communion Calendar for 2017-2018 > Please download the Application Form here and return it to the Parish Office Application…

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Daily Readings Monday May 21st 2018

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

Monday of week 7 in Ordinary Time (Mary, Mother of the Church ) Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon The disciples devoted themselves with one accord to prayer with Mary, the mother of Jesus. Collect O God, Father of mercies, whose Only Begotten Son, as he hung upon the Cross, chose the Blessed Virgin Mary, his Mother, to be our Mother also; grant, we pray, that with her loving help, your Church may be more fruitful day by day, and exulting in…

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Daily Services Monday 21st May 2018

May 21
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Tuesday May 22nd 2018

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

Tuesday of week 7 in Ordinary Time or Saint Rita of Cascia 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…

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Daily Services Tuesday 22nd May 2018

May 22
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Wednesday May 23rd 2018

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

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 lives and reigns with you…

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Daily Services Wednesday 23rd May 2018

May 23
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Thursday May 24th 2018

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

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 lives and reigns with you…

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Daily Services Thursday 24th May 2018

May 24
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Friday May 25th 2018

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

Friday of week 7 in Ordinary Time (Saint Bede the Venerable, 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 is in his heart.…

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Daily Services Friday 25th May 2018

May 25
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Saturday May 26th 2018

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

Saturday of week 7 in Ordinary Time (Saint Philip Neri, Priest ) Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Rom 5: 5; cf. 8, 11 The love of God has been poured into our hearts through the Spirit of God dwelling within us. Collect O God, who never cease to bestow the glory of holiness on the faithful servants you raise up for yourself, graciously grant that the Holy Spirit may kindle in us that fire with which he wonderfully filled the heart…

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Daily Services Saturday 26th May 2018

May 26
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Sunday May 27th 2018

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

The Most Holy Trinity - Solemnity Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Blest be God the Father, and the Only Begotten Son of God, and also the Holy Spirit, for he has shown us his merciful love. Collect God our Father, who by sending into the world the Word of truth and the Spirit of sanctification made known to the human race your wondrous mystery, grant us, we pray, that in professing the true faith, we may acknowledge the Trinity of eternal glory…

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Daily Services Sunday 27th May 2018 – THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

May 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Monday May 28th 2018

May 28 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Monday 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 and reigns with you…

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Daily Services Monday 28th May 2018

May 28
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Tuesday May 29th 2018

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

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 and reigns with you…

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Daily Services Tuesday 29th May 2018

May 29
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Wednesday May 30th 2018

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

Wednesday 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 and reigns with you…

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Daily Services Wednesday 30th May 2018

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

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

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Feast Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 65: 16 Come and hear, all who fear God; I will tell what the Lord did for my soul. Collect Almighty ever-living God, who, while the Blessed Virgin Mary was carrying your Son in her womb, inspired her to visit Elizabeth, grant us, we pray, that, faithful to the promptings of the Spirit, we may magnify your greatness with the Virgin Mary at all times. Through…

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Daily Services Thursday 31st May 2018

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

Saint Justin Martyr

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

Saint Justin Martyr’s Story (c. 100 – 165) Justin never ended his quest for religious truth even when he converted to Christianity after years of studying various pagan philosophies. As a young man, he was principally attracted to the school of Plato. However, he found that the Christian religion answered the great questions about life and existence better than the philosophers. Upon his conversion he continued to wear the philosopher’s mantle, and became the first Christian philosopher. He combined the…

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Daily Readings Friday June 1st 2018

Jun 1
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Friday of week 8 in Ordinary Time (Saint Justin, Martyr ) Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 118: 85, 46 The wicked have told me lies, but not so is your law: I spoke of your decrees before kings, and was not confounded. Collect O God, who through the folly of the Cross wondrously taught Saint Justin the Martyr the surpassing knowledge of Jesus Christ, grant us, through his intercession, that, having rejected deception and error, we may become steadfast…

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First Holy Communion 2017-2018 Programme Calendar

Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on 1st October 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 8th October 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 15th October 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 5th November 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 16th November 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on 19th November 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 3rd December 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 10th December 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 11th January 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on 14th January 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 21st January 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 4th February 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 25th February 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 8th March 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on 11th March 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 25th March 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 22nd April 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 29th April 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 6th May 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 20th May 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 1st June 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on 2nd June 2018 at 11:30am

One event on 3rd June 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on 10th June 2018 at 10:15am

One event on 17th June 2018 at 10:15am

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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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First Holy Communion

You can View the Whole Programme for our First Holy Communion Here the programme covers a period from 14th September 2017 to 17th June 2018. We have some sessions from 6:30am to 8:00pm on some Thursday evenings. The main sessions however will run from 11:45am to 13:00pm after Sunday 10:15am Mass at St Swithun's Church. http://stswithuns.org.uk/first-holy-communion-programme-2017-2018/  View The Full First Holy Communion Calendar for 2017-2018 > Please download the Application Form here and return it to the Parish Office Application…

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Saints Marcellinus And Peter

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

Saints Marcellinus and Peter’s Story Marcellinus and Peter were prominent enough in the memory of the Church to be included among the saints of the Roman Canon. Mention of their names is optional in our present Eucharistic Prayer I. Marcellinus was a priest and Peter was an exorcist, that is, someone authorized by the Church to deal with cases of demonic possession. They were beheaded during the persecution of Emperor Diocletian. Pope Damasus wrote an epitaph apparently based on the…

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Daily Readings Saturday June 2nd 2018

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

Saturday of week 8 in Ordinary Time  or Saints Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  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…

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First Holy Communion 2017-2018 Programme Calendar

Jun 2 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 1st October 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 8th October 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 15th October 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 5th November 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 16th November 2017 at 11:30am

One event on 19th November 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 3rd December 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 10th December 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 11th January 2018 at 11:30am

One event on 14th January 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 21st January 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 4th February 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 25th February 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 8th March 2018 at 11:30am

One event on 11th March 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 25th March 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 22nd April 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 29th April 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 6th May 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 20th May 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 1st June 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on 2nd June 2018 at 11:30am

One event on 3rd June 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on 10th June 2018 at 10:15am

One event on 17th June 2018 at 10:15am

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

You can View the Whole Programme for our First Holy Communion Here the programme covers a period from 14th September 2017 to 17th June 2018. We have some sessions from 6:30am to 8:00pm on some Thursday evenings. The main sessions however will run from 11:45am to 13:00pm after Sunday 10:15am Mass at St Swithun's Church. http://stswithuns.org.uk/first-holy-communion-programme-2017-2018/  View The Full First Holy Communion Calendar for 2017-2018 > Please download the Application Form here and return it to the Parish Office Application…

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Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions

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

Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions’ Story (d. between November 15, 1885 – January 27, 1887) One of 22 Ugandan martyrs, Charles Lwanga is the patron of youth and Catholic action in most of tropical Africa. He protected his fellow pages, aged 13 to 30, from the homosexual demands of the Bagandan ruler, Mwanga, and encouraged and instructed them in the Catholic faith during their imprisonment for refusing the ruler’s demands. Charles first learned of Christ’s teachings from two retainers in…

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Daily Readings Sunday June 3rd 2018 – Corpus Christi

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

Corpus Christi - Solemnity Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 80: 17 He fed them with the finest wheat and satisfied them with honey from the rock. Collect O God, who in this wonderful Sacrament have left us a memorial of your Passion, grant us, we pray, so to revere the sacred mysteries of your Body and Blood that we may always experience in ourselves the fruits of your redemption. Who live and reign with God the Father in the unity…

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First Holy Communion 2017-2018 Programme Calendar

Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on 1st October 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 8th October 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 15th October 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 5th November 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 16th November 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on 19th November 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 3rd December 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 10th December 2017 at 11:45am

One event on 11th January 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on 14th January 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 21st January 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 4th February 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 25th February 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 8th March 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on 11th March 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 25th March 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 22nd April 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 29th April 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 6th May 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 20th May 2018 at 11:45am

One event on 1st June 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on 2nd June 2018 at 11:30am

One event on 3rd June 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on 10th June 2018 at 10:15am

One event on 17th June 2018 at 10:15am

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

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Blessed Angeline of Marsciano

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

Blessed Angeline of Marsciano’s Story (1377 – July 14, 1435) Blessed Angeline founded the first community of Franciscan women other than Poor Clares to receive papal approval. Angeline was born to the Duke of Marsciano near Orvieto. She was 12 when her mother died. Three years later, the young woman made a vow of perpetual chastity. That same year, however, she yielded to her father’s decision that she marry the Duke of Civitella. Her husband agreed to respect her previous…

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Daily Readings Monday June 4th 2018

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

Monday of week 9 in Ordinary Time Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 24: 16, 18 Turn to me and have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am alone and poor. See my lowliness and suffering and take away all my sins, my God. Collect O God, whose providence never fails in its design, keep from us, we humbly beseech you, all that might harm us and grant all that works for our good. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,…

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Saint Boniface

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

Saint Boniface’s Story (c. 675 – June 5, 754) Boniface, known as the apostle of the Germans, was an English Benedictine monk who gave up being elected abbot to devote his life to the conversion of the Germanic tribes. Two characteristics stand out: his Christian orthodoxy and his fidelity to the pope of Rome. How absolutely necessary this orthodoxy and fidelity were is borne out by the conditions Boniface found on his first missionary journey in 719 at the request…

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