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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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December 2018

Daily Readings Monday December 10th 2018

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

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

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Daily Services Monday 10th December 2018

Dec 10
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for December 10th 2018 – Month of The Immaculate Conception – Mondays

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

Month of The Immaculate Conception December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception The greatest privilege possessed by Our Blessed Lady, next to the Divine Maternity itself, is that of the Immaculate Conception. And it is only because of the Divine Maternity that Mary was immaculately conceived. For many years many of the greatest saints in the Church denied that she had been given this privilege. They did this not because they wanted to deprive her of any honour that might…

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Daily Readings Tuesday December 11th 2018

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

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

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Daily Services Tuesday 11th December 2018

Dec 11
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for December 11th 2018 – Month of The Immaculate Conception – Tuesdays

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

Month of The Immaculate Conception December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception The greatest privilege possessed by Our Blessed Lady, next to the Divine Maternity itself, is that of the Immaculate Conception. And it is only because of the Divine Maternity that Mary was immaculately conceived. For many years many of the greatest saints in the Church denied that she had been given this privilege. They did this not because they wanted to deprive her of any honour that might…

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Daily Readings Wednesday December 12th 2018

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

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

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Daily Services Wednesday 12th December 2018

Dec 12
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for December 12th 2018 – Month of The Immaculate Conception – Wednesdays

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

Month of The Immaculate Conception December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception The greatest privilege possessed by Our Blessed Lady, next to the Divine Maternity itself, is that of the Immaculate Conception. And it is only because of the Divine Maternity that Mary was immaculately conceived. For many years many of the greatest saints in the Church denied that she had been given this privilege. They did this not because they wanted to deprive her of any honor that might…

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Daily Readings Thursday December 13th 2018

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

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

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Daily Services Thursday 13th December 2018

Dec 13
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for December 13th 2018 – Month of The Immaculate Conception – Thursdays

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

Month of The Immaculate Conception December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception The greatest privilege possessed by Our Blessed Lady, next to the Divine Maternity itself, is that of the Immaculate Conception. And it is only because of the Divine Maternity that Mary was immaculately conceived. For many years many of the greatest saints in the Church denied that she had been given this privilege. They did this not because they wanted to deprive her of any honor that might…

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First Holy Communion Programme – 13-12-2018

Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
First Holy Communion 2018 Children Photo

o First Holy Communion September 2018-2019 Programme for St Swithun's  & Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Our Parish's programme will start in September and there will be a number of sessions on both Thursdays and after the 10:15am Sunday Mass at St Swithun's.  It is important that you return the form below to our team here at the parish so we can ensure your child is on our programme. Our First Holy Communion Programme Dates for 2018-2019 we will be adding…

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Daily Readings Friday December 14th 2018

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

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

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Daily Services Friday 14th December 2018

Dec 14
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for December 14th 2018 – Month of The Immaculate Conception – Fridays

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

Month of The Immaculate Conception December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception The greatest privilege possessed by Our Blessed Lady, next to the Divine Maternity itself, is that of the Immaculate Conception. And it is only because of the Divine Maternity that Mary was immaculately conceived. For many years many of the greatest saints in the Church denied that she had been given this privilege. They did this not because they wanted to deprive her of any honor that might…

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Daily Readings Saturday December 15th 2018

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

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

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Daily Services Saturday 15th December 2018

Dec 15
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for December 15th 2018 – Month of The Immaculate Conception – Saturdays

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

Month of The Immaculate Conception December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception The greatest privilege possessed by Our Blessed Lady, next to the Divine Maternity itself, is that of the Immaculate Conception. And it is only because of the Divine Maternity that Mary was immaculately conceived. For many years many of the greatest saints in the Church denied that she had been given this privilege. They did this not because they wanted to deprive her of any honor that might…

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

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

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

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Daily Services Sunday 16th December 2018 – 3rd Sunday of Advent

Dec 16
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Baptism Preparation Programme Sunday December 16th 2018

Dec 16 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Baptism Pope Paul II

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

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Daily Readings Monday December 17th 2018

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

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

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Daily Services Monday 17th December 2018

Dec 17
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for December 17th 2018 – Month of The Immaculate Conception – Mondays

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

Month of The Immaculate Conception December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception The greatest privilege possessed by Our Blessed Lady, next to the Divine Maternity itself, is that of the Immaculate Conception. And it is only because of the Divine Maternity that Mary was immaculately conceived. For many years many of the greatest saints in the Church denied that she had been given this privilege. They did this not because they wanted to deprive her of any honour that might…

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Daily Readings Tuesday December 18th 2018

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

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

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Daily Services Tuesday 18th December 2018

Dec 18
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for December 18th 2018 – Month of The Immaculate Conception – Tuesdays

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

Month of The Immaculate Conception December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception The greatest privilege possessed by Our Blessed Lady, next to the Divine Maternity itself, is that of the Immaculate Conception. And it is only because of the Divine Maternity that Mary was immaculately conceived. For many years many of the greatest saints in the Church denied that she had been given this privilege. They did this not because they wanted to deprive her of any honour that might…

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Daily Readings Wednesday December 19th 2018

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

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

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Daily Services Wednesday 19th December 2018

Dec 19
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for December 19th 2018 – Month of The Immaculate Conception – Wednesdays

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

Month of The Immaculate Conception December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception The greatest privilege possessed by Our Blessed Lady, next to the Divine Maternity itself, is that of the Immaculate Conception. And it is only because of the Divine Maternity that Mary was immaculately conceived. For many years many of the greatest saints in the Church denied that she had been given this privilege. They did this not because they wanted to deprive her of any honor that might…

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Daily Readings Thursday December 20th 2018

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

Thursday 20 December 2018 20 December  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Is 11: 1; 40: 5; Lk 3: 6 A branch shall sprout from the root of Jesse, and the glory of the Lord will fill the whole earth, and all flesh will see the salvation of God. Collect O God, eternal majesty, whose ineffable Word the immaculate Virgin received through the message of an Angel and so became the dwelling-place of divinity, filled with the light of the…

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Daily Services Thursday 20th December 2018

Dec 20
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for December 20th 2018 – Month of The Immaculate Conception – Thursdays

Dec 20
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Immaculate Conception Thursday

Month of The Immaculate Conception December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception The greatest privilege possessed by Our Blessed Lady, next to the Divine Maternity itself, is that of the Immaculate Conception. And it is only because of the Divine Maternity that Mary was immaculately conceived. For many years many of the greatest saints in the Church denied that she had been given this privilege. They did this not because they wanted to deprive her of any honor that might…

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Daily Readings Friday December 21st 2018

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

Friday 21 December 2018 21 December  (optional commemoration of Saint Peter Canisius, Priest, Doctor) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon cf. Is 7: 14; 8: 10 The Lord and Ruler will be coming soon, and his name will be called Emmanuel, because he will be called God-with-us. Collect Hear in kindness, O Lord, the prayers of your people, that those who rejoice at the coming of your Only Begotten Son in our flesh may, when at last he comes in glory,…

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Daily Services Friday 21st December 2018

Dec 21
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for December 21st 2018 – Month of The Immaculate Conception – Fridays

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

Month of The Immaculate Conception December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception The greatest privilege possessed by Our Blessed Lady, next to the Divine Maternity itself, is that of the Immaculate Conception. And it is only because of the Divine Maternity that Mary was immaculately conceived. For many years many of the greatest saints in the Church denied that she had been given this privilege. They did this not because they wanted to deprive her of any honor that might…

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Daily Readings Saturday December 22nd 2018

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

Saturday 22 December 2018 22 December  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon Ps 23: 7 O gates, lift high your heads; grow higher, ancient doors. Let him enter, the king of glory! Collect O God, who, seeing the human race fallen into death, willed to redeem it by the coming of your Only Begotten Son, grant, we pray, that those who confess his Incarnation with humble fervour may merit his company as their Redeemer. Who lives and reigns with you in…

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Daily Services Saturday 22nd December 2018

Dec 22
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for December 22nd 2018 – Month of The Immaculate Conception – Saturdays

Dec 22
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Immaculate Conception Saturday

Month of The Immaculate Conception December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception The greatest privilege possessed by Our Blessed Lady, next to the Divine Maternity itself, is that of the Immaculate Conception. And it is only because of the Divine Maternity that Mary was immaculately conceived. For many years many of the greatest saints in the Church denied that she had been given this privilege. They did this not because they wanted to deprive her of any honor that might…

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Daily Readings Sunday December 23rd 2018 4th Sunday of Advent

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

Sunday 23 December 2018 4th Sunday of Advent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Is 45: 8 Drop down dew from above, you heavens, and let the clouds rain down the Just One; let the earth be opened and bring forth a Saviour. Collect Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ your Son was made known by the message of an Angel, may by his Passion and…

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Daily Services Sunday 23rd December 2018 – 4th Sunday of Advent

Dec 23
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Baptism Preparation Programme Sunday December 23rd 2018

Dec 23 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Baptism Pope Paul II

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

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Daily Readings Monday December 24th 2018

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

Monday 24 December 2018 24 December  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Gal 4: 4 Behold, when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son into the world. Collect Come quickly, we pray, Lord Jesus, and do not delay, that those who trust in your compassion may find solace and relief in your coming. Who live and reign with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. First Reading 2…

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Daily Services Monday 24th December 2018 – Christmas Eve

Dec 24
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for December 24th 2018 – Month of The Immaculate Conception – Mondays

Dec 24
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Immaculate Conception Monday

Month of The Immaculate Conception December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception The greatest privilege possessed by Our Blessed Lady, next to the Divine Maternity itself, is that of the Immaculate Conception. And it is only because of the Divine Maternity that Mary was immaculately conceived. For many years many of the greatest saints in the Church denied that she had been given this privilege. They did this not because they wanted to deprive her of any honour that might…

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Daily Readings Tuesday December 25th 2018 Christmas Day

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

Tuesday 25 December 2018 Christmas Day - Mass during the Day  (see also Vigil Mass, Midnight Mass and Mass at Dawn) Liturgical Colour: White. Readings for the daytime Mass on Christmas Day: Entrance Antiphon Cf. Is 9: 5 A child is born for us, and a son is given to us; his sceptre of power rests upon his shoulder, and his name will be called Messenger of great counsel. Collect O God, who wonderfully created the dignity of human nature…

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Daily Services Tuesday 25th December 2018 – Christmas Day

Dec 25
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for December 25th 2018 – Month of The Immaculate Conception – Tuesdays

Dec 25
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Immaculate Conception Tuesday

Month of The Immaculate Conception December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception The greatest privilege possessed by Our Blessed Lady, next to the Divine Maternity itself, is that of the Immaculate Conception. And it is only because of the Divine Maternity that Mary was immaculately conceived. For many years many of the greatest saints in the Church denied that she had been given this privilege. They did this not because they wanted to deprive her of any honour that might…

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Daily Readings Wednesday December 26th 2018

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

Wednesday 26 December 2018 Saint Stephen, the first Martyr - Feast  Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon The gates of heaven were opened for blessed Stephen, who was found to be first among the number of the Martyrs and therefore is crowned triumphant in heaven. Collect Grant, Lord, we pray, that we may imitate what we worship, and so learn to love even our enemies, for we celebrate the heavenly birthday of a man who knew how to pray even for his…

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Daily Services Wednesday 26th December 2018 – St Stephen’s Day

Dec 26
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for December 26th 2018 – Month of The Immaculate Conception – Wednesdays

Dec 26
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Immaculate Conception Wednesday

Month of The Immaculate Conception December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception The greatest privilege possessed by Our Blessed Lady, next to the Divine Maternity itself, is that of the Immaculate Conception. And it is only because of the Divine Maternity that Mary was immaculately conceived. For many years many of the greatest saints in the Church denied that she had been given this privilege. They did this not because they wanted to deprive her of any honor that might…

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Daily Readings Thursday December 27th 2018

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

Thursday 27 December 2018 Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - Feast  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon This is John, who reclined on the Lord’s breast at supper, the blessed Apostle, to whom celestial secrets were revealed and who spread the words of life through all the world. or: 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.…

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Daily Services Thursday 27th December 2018

Dec 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for December 27th 2018 – Month of The Immaculate Conception – Thursdays

Dec 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Immaculate Conception Thursday

Month of The Immaculate Conception December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception The greatest privilege possessed by Our Blessed Lady, next to the Divine Maternity itself, is that of the Immaculate Conception. And it is only because of the Divine Maternity that Mary was immaculately conceived. For many years many of the greatest saints in the Church denied that she had been given this privilege. They did this not because they wanted to deprive her of any honor that might…

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Daily Readings Friday December 28th 2018

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

Friday 28 December 2018 The Holy Innocents, Martyrs - Feast  Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon The innocents were slaughtered as infants for Christ; spotless, they follow the Lamb and sing for ever: Glory to you, O Lord. Collect O God, whom the Holy Innocents confessed and proclaimed on this day, not by speaking but by dying, grant, we pray, that the faith in you which we confess with our lips may also speak through our manner of life. Through our Lord…

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Daily Services Friday 28th December 2018

Dec 28
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for December 28th 2018 – Month of The Immaculate Conception – Fridays

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

Month of The Immaculate Conception December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception The greatest privilege possessed by Our Blessed Lady, next to the Divine Maternity itself, is that of the Immaculate Conception. And it is only because of the Divine Maternity that Mary was immaculately conceived. For many years many of the greatest saints in the Church denied that she had been given this privilege. They did this not because they wanted to deprive her of any honor that might…

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Daily Readings Saturday December 29th 2018

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

Saturday 29 December 2018 Saint Thomas Becket, Bishop, Martyr - Feast  Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps.118:46,47 In the presence of kings, O Lord, I will declare your will, for your commands have been my delight. Collect O God, who gave the Martyr Saint Thomas Becket the courage to give up his life for the sake of justice, grant, through his intercession, that, renouncing our life for the sake of Christ in this world, we may find it in heaven.…

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Daily Services Saturday 29th December 2018

Dec 29
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for December 29th 2018 – Month of The Immaculate Conception – Saturdays

Dec 29
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Immaculate Conception Saturday

Month of The Immaculate Conception December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception The greatest privilege possessed by Our Blessed Lady, next to the Divine Maternity itself, is that of the Immaculate Conception. And it is only because of the Divine Maternity that Mary was immaculately conceived. For many years many of the greatest saints in the Church denied that she had been given this privilege. They did this not because they wanted to deprive her of any honor that might…

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Daily Readings Sunday December 30th 2018 The Holy Family

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

Sunday 30 December 2018 The Holy Family  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Luke 2: 16 The shepherds went in haste, and found Mary and Joseph and the Infant lying in a manger. Collect O God, who were pleased to give us the shining example of the Holy Family, graciously grant that we may imitate them in practising the virtues of family life and in the bonds of charity, and so, in the joy of your house, delight one day in…

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Daily Services Sunday 30th December 2018 – The Holy Family

Dec 30
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 December 31st 2018

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

Monday 31 December 2018 7th day within the octave of Christmas  (optional commemoration of Saint Silvester I, Pope) Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Is 9: 5 A child is born for us, and a son is given to us; his sceptre of power rests upon his shoulder, and his name will be called Messenger of great counsel. Collect Almighty ever-living God, who in the Nativity of your Son established the beginning and fulfilment of all religion, grant, we pray, that…

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Daily Services Monday 31st December 2018

Dec 31
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for December 31st 2018 – Month of The Immaculate Conception – Mondays

Dec 31
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Immaculate Conception Monday

Month of The Immaculate Conception December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception The greatest privilege possessed by Our Blessed Lady, next to the Divine Maternity itself, is that of the Immaculate Conception. And it is only because of the Divine Maternity that Mary was immaculately conceived. For many years many of the greatest saints in the Church denied that she had been given this privilege. They did this not because they wanted to deprive her of any honour that might…

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January 2019

Mary Mother of God

1st January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Mary Mother of God - Our Lady

Mary’s divine motherhood broadens the Christmas spotlight. Mary has an important role to play in the Incarnation of the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. She consents to God’s invitation conveyed by the angel (Luke 1:26-38). Elizabeth proclaims: “Most blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” (Luke 1:42-43, emphasis added). Mary’s role as mother of God places her in a unique position in God’s redemptive plan.

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Saint Basil the Great

2nd January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Basil was on his way to becoming a famous teacher when he decided to begin a religious life of gospel poverty. He founded the first Monastery in Asia Minor

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Most Holy Name of Jesus

3rd January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

The Story of the Most Holy Name of Jesus Although Saint Paul might claim credit for promoting devotion to the Holy Name because Paul wrote in Philippians that God the Father gave Christ Jesus “that name that is above every name” (see 2:9), this devotion became popular because of 12th-century Cistercian monks and nuns but especially through the preaching of Saint Bernardine of Siena, a 15th-century Franciscan. Bernardine used devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus as a way of overcoming bitter…

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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

4th January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Story (August 28, 1774 – January 4, 1821) Mother Seton is one of the keystones of the American Catholic Church. She founded the first American religious community for women, the Sisters of Charity. She opened the first American parish school and established the first American Catholic orphanage. All this she did in the span of 46 years while raising her five children. Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton is a true daughter of the American Revolution, born August 28, 1774,…

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Saint John Neumann

5th January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Saint John Neumann

Saint John Neumann’s Story (March 28, 1811 – January 5, 1860) Perhaps because the United States got a later start in the history of the world, it has relatively few canonized saints, but their number is increasing. John Neumann was born in what is now the Czech Republic. After studying in Prague, he came to New York at 25 and was ordained a priest. He did missionary work in New York until he was 29, when he joined the Redemptorists and became…

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Saint André Bessette

6th January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint André Bessette’s Story ( August 9, 1845 – January 6, 1937) Brother André expressed a saint’s faith by a lifelong devotion to Saint Joseph. Sickness and weakness dogged André from birth. He was the eighth of 12 children born to a French Canadian couple near Montreal. Adopted at 12, when both parents had died, he became a farmhand. Various trades followed: shoemaker, baker, blacksmith—all failures. He was a factory worker in the United States during the boom times of the Civil War. At…

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Saint Raymond of Peñafort

7th January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Raymond of Peñafort’s Story (1175 – January 6, 1275) Since Raymond lived into his hundredth year, he had a chance to do many things. As a member of the Spanish nobility, he had the resources and the education to get a good start in life. By the time he was 20, he was teaching philosophy. In his early 30s he earned a doctorate in both canon and civil law. At 41 he became a Dominican. Pope Gregory IX called him to Rome…

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Saint Angela of Foligno

8th January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Angela of Foligno’s story (1248 – January 4, 1309) Some saints show marks of holiness very early. Not Angela! Born of a leading family in Foligno, Italy, she became immersed in the quest for wealth and social position. As a wife and mother, she continued this life of distraction. Around the age of 40, she recognized the emptiness of her life and sought God’s help in the Sacrament of Penance. Her Franciscan confessor helped Angela to seek God’s pardon…

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Saint Adrian of Canterbury

9th January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Adrian of Canterbury’s Story (d. January 9, 710) Though Saint Adrian turned down a papal request to become Archbishop of Canterbury, England, Pope Saint Vitalian accepted the rejection on the condition that Adrian serve as the Holy Father’s assistant and adviser. Adrian accepted, but ended up spending most of his life and doing most of his work in Canterbury. Born in Africa, Adrian was serving as an abbot in Italy when the new Archbishop of Canterbury appointed him abbot of the monastery…

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Saint Gregory of Nyssa

10th January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Gregory of Nyssa’s Story (c. 335 – 395) The son of two saints, Basil and Emmilia, young Gregory was raised by his older brother, Saint Basil the Great, and his sister, Macrina, in modern-day Turkey. Gregory’s success in his studies suggested great things were ahead for him. After becoming a professor of rhetoric, he was persuaded to devote his learning and efforts to the Church. By then married, Gregory went on to study for the priesthood and become ordained (this at…

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First Holy Communion Programme – 10-01-2019

10th January 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
First Holy Communion 2018 Children Photo

o First Holy Communion September 2018-2019 Programme for St Swithun's  & Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Our Parish's programme will start in September and there will be a number of sessions on both Thursdays and after the 10:15am Sunday Mass at St Swithun's.  It is important that you return the form below to our team here at the parish so we can ensure your child is on our programme. Our First Holy Communion Programme Dates for 2018-2019 we will be adding…

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Blessed William Carter

11th January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Blessed William Carter’s Story (c. 1548 – January 11, 1584) Born in London, William Carter entered the printing business at an early age. For many years he served as apprentice to well-known Catholic printers, one of whom served a prison sentence for persisting in the Catholic faith. William himself served time in prison following his arrest for “printing lewd pamphlets” as well as possessing books upholding Catholicism. But even more, he offended public officials by publishing works that aimed to…

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Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys

12th January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys’ Story (April 17, 1620 – January 12, 1700) “God closes a door and then opens a window,” people sometimes say when dealing with their own disappointment or someone else’s. That was certainly true in Marguerite’s case. Children from European as well as Native American backgrounds in seventeenth-century Canada benefited from her great zeal and unshakable trust in God’s providence. Born the sixth of 12 children in Troyes, France, Marguerite at the age of 20 believed that she was called to…

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Saint Hilary of Poitiers

13th January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Hilary of Poitiers’ Story (c. 315 – c. 368) This staunch defender of the divinity of Christ was a gentle and courteous man, devoted to writing some of the greatest theology on the Trinity, and was like his Master in being labeled a “disturber of the peace.” In a very troubled period in the Church, his holiness was lived out in both scholarship and controversy. He was bishop of Poitiers in France. Raised a pagan, he was converted to…

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Saint Gregory Nazianzen

14th January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Gregory Nazianzen’s Story (c. 325 – c. 390) After his baptism at 30, Gregory gladly accepted his friend Basil’s invitation to join him in a newly founded monastery. The solitude was broken when Gregory’s father, a bishop, needed help in his diocese and estate. It seems that Gregory was ordained a priest practically by force, and only reluctantly accepted the responsibility. He skillfully avoided a schism that threatened when his own father made compromises with Arianism. At 41, Gregory was…

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Saint Paul the Hermit

15th January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint  Paul the Hermit’s Story (c. 233 – c. 345) It is unclear what we really know of Paul’s life, how much is fable, how much fact. Paul was reportedly born in Egypt, where he was orphaned by age 15. He was also a learned and devout young man. During the persecution of Decius in Egypt in the year 250, Paul was forced to hide in the home of a friend. Fearing a brother-in-law would betray him, he fled in…

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Saint Berard and Companions

16th January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Berard and Companions’ Story (d. January 16, 1220) Preaching the gospel is often dangerous work. Leaving one’s homeland and adjusting to new cultures, governments and languages is difficult enough; but martyrdom caps all the other sacrifices. In 1219, with the blessing of Saint Francis, Berard left Italy with Peter, Adjute, Accurs, Odo and Vitalis to preach in Morocco. En route in Spain, Vitalis became sick and commanded the other friars to continue their mission without him. They tried preaching in Seville,…

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Saint Anthony of Egypt

17th January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Anthony of Egypt’s Story (Saint Anthony the Abbot) The life of Anthony will remind many people of  St. Francis of Assisi. At 20, Anthony was so moved by the Gospel message, “Go, sell what you have, and give to poor” (Mark 10:21b), that he actually did just that with his large inheritance. He is different from Francis in that most of Anthony’s life was spent in solitude. He saw the world completely covered with snares, and gave the Church and…

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Saint Charles of Sezze

18th January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Charles of Sezze’s Story (October 19, 1613 – January 6, 1670) Charles thought that God was calling him to be a missionary in India, but he never got there. God had something better for this 17th-century successor to Brother Juniper. Born in Sezze, southeast of Rome, Charles was inspired by the lives of Salvator Horta and Paschal Baylon to become a Franciscan; he did that in 1635. Charles tells us in his autobiography, “Our Lord put in my heart…

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Saint Fabian

19th January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Fabian’s Story (c. 200 – January 20, 250) Fabian was a Roman layman who came into the city from his farm one day as clergy and people were preparing to elect a new pope. Eusebius, a Church historian, says a dove flew in and settled on the head of Fabian. This sign united the votes of clergy and laity, and he was chosen unanimously. He led the Church for 14 years and died a martyr’s death during the persecution of…

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Saint Sebastian

20th January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Sebastian’s Story (c. 256 –  January 20, 287) Almost nothing is historically certain about Sebastian except that he was a Roman martyr, was venerated in Milan even in the time of Saint Ambrose and was buried on the Appian Way, probably near the present Basilica of St. Sebastian. Devotion to him spread rapidly, and he is mentioned in several martyrologies as early as 350. The legend of Saint Sebastian is important in art, and there is a vast iconography. Scholars now…

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Saint Agnes

21st January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Agnes’ Story (d. c. 258) Almost nothing is known of this saint except that she was very young—12 or 13—when she was martyred in the last half of the third century. Various modes of death have been suggested—beheading, burning, strangling. Legend has it that Agnes was a beautiful girl whom many young men wanted to marry. Among those she refused, one reported her to the authorities for being a Christian. She was arrested and confined to a house of…

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Saint Vincent of Zaragossa

22nd January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Vincent of Zaragossa’s Story (d. c. 304) Most of what we know about this saint comes from the poet Prudentius. His Acts have been rather freely colored by the imagination of their compiler. But Saint Augustine, in one of his sermons on Saint Vincent, speaks of having the Acts of his martyrdom before him. We are at least sure of his name, his being a deacon, the place of his death and burial. According to the story we have, the unusual devotion he inspired must have…

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Saint Marianne Cope

23rd January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Marianne Cope’s Story (January 23, 1838 – August 9, 1918) Though leprosy scared off most people in 19th-century Hawaii, that disease sparked great generosity in the woman who came to be known as Mother Marianne of Molokai. Her courage helped tremendously to improve the lives of its victims in Hawaii, a territory annexed to the United States during her lifetime (1898). Mother Marianne’s generosity and courage were celebrated at her May 14, 2005, beatification in Rome. She was a…

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Saint Francis de Sales

24th January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Francis de Sales’ Story (August 21, 1567 – December 28, 1622) Francis was destined by his father to be a lawyer so that the young man could eventually take his elder’s place as a senator from the province of Savoy in France. For this reason Francis was sent to Padua to study law. After receiving his doctorate, he returned home and, in due time, told his parents he wished to enter the priesthood. His father strongly opposed Francis in this, and…

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Conversion of Saint Paul

25th January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

The Story of the Conversion of Saint Paul Paul’s entire life can be explained in terms of one experience—his meeting with Jesus on the road to Damascus. In an instant, he saw that all the zeal of his dynamic personality was being wasted, like the strength of a boxer swinging wildly. Perhaps he had never seen Jesus, who was only a few years older. But he had acquired a zealot’s hatred of all Jesus stood for, as he began to harass…

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Saint Angela Merici

27th January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Angela Merici’s story (March 21, 1474 – January 27, 1540) Angela has the double distinction of founding the first teaching congregation of women in the Church and what is now called a “secular institute” of religious women. As a young woman, she became a member of the Third Order of Saint Francis, and lived a life of great austerity, wishing, like Saint Francis, to own nothing, not even a bed. Early in life she was appalled at the ignorance among poorer children, whose…

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Saint Thomas Aquinas

28th January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Thomas Aquinas’ Story By universal consent, Thomas Aquinas is the preeminent spokesman of the Catholic tradition of reason and of divine revelation. He is one of the great teachers of the medieval Catholic Church, honored with the titles Doctor of the Church and Angelic Doctor. At five he was given to the Benedictine monastery at Monte Cassino in his parents’ hopes that he would choose that way of life and eventually became abbot. In 1239, he was sent to…

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Servant of God Brother Juniper

29th January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Servant of God Brother Juniper’s Story (d. 1258) “Would to God, my brothers, I had a whole forest of such Junipers,” said Francis of this holy friar. We don’t know much about Juniper before he joined the friars in 1210. Francis sent him to establish “places” for the friars in Gualdo Tadino and Viterbo. When Saint Clare was dying, Juniper consoled her. He was devoted to the passion of Jesus and was known for his simplicity. Several stories about Juniper in…

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Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska

30th January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska’s Story (May 16, 1825 – October 10, 1899) Today we honor a woman who submitted to God’s will throughout her life—a life filled with pain and suffering. Born in 1825 in central Poland and baptized Sophia, she contracted tuberculosis as a young girl. The forced period of convalescence gave her ample time for reflection. Sophia felt called to serve God by working with the poor, including street children and the elderly homeless in Warsaw’s slums. In…

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Saint John Bosco

31st January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint John Bosco’s Story (August 16, 1815 – January 31, 1888) John Bosco’s theory of education could well be used in today’s schools. It was a preventive system, rejecting corporal punishment and placing students in surroundings removed from the likelihood of committing sin. He advocated frequent reception of the sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion. He combined catechetical training and fatherly guidance, seeking to unite the spiritual life with one’s work, study and play. Encouraged during his youth to become…

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Saint John Bosco

31st January 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint John Bosco’s Story (August 16, 1815 – January 31, 1888) John Bosco’s theory of education could well be used in today’s schools. It was a preventive system, rejecting corporal punishment and placing students in surroundings removed from the likelihood of committing sin. He advocated frequent reception of the sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion. He combined catechetical training and fatherly guidance, seeking to unite the spiritual life with one’s work, study and play. Encouraged during his youth to become…

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First Holy Communion Programme – 31-01-2019

31st January 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
First Holy Communion 2018 Children Photo

o First Holy Communion September 2018-2019 Programme for St Swithun's  & Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Our Parish's programme will start in September and there will be a number of sessions on both Thursdays and after the 10:15am Sunday Mass at St Swithun's.  It is important that you return the form below to our team here at the parish so we can ensure your child is on our programme. Our First Holy Communion Programme Dates for 2018-2019 we will be adding…

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February 2019

Saint Ansgar

1st February 2019
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

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