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May 2021

Saints Nereus and Achilleus

May 12
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 12 of May, repeating until 31st December 2030

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

Saints Nereus and Achilleus’ Story Devotion to these two saints goes back to the fourth century, though almost nothing is known of their lives. They were praetorian soldiers of the Roman army, became Christians, and were removed to the island of Terracina, where they were martyred. Their bodies were buried in a family vault, later known as the cemetery of Domitilla. Excavations by De Rossi in 1896 resulted in the discovery of their empty tomb in the underground church built…

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Daily Reading Wednesday 12th May 2021

May 12
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Wednesday 12 May 2021 Wednesday of the 6th week of Eastertide  or Saints Nereus and Achilleus, Martyrs  or Saint Pancras, Martyr  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Psalm 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…

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Daily Services Wednesday 12th May 2021 – VIGIL MASS of THE SOLEMNITY of THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD

May 12
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Devotion Wednesday 12th May 2021 Our Lady The Blessed Virgin

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

Month of Our Lady The Blessed Virgin  Download Daily Devotions for May 2021- Month of Our Lady the Blessed Virgin The Joyful Mysteries The Luminous Mysteries The Sorrowful Mysteries The Glorious Mysteries WEDNESDAYS  Download Daily Devotions for May 2021- Month of Our Lady the Blessed Virgin

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Our Lady of Fatima

May 13
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 13 of May, repeating until 31st December 2030

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

The Story of Our Lady of Fatima Between May 13 and October 13, 1917, three Portuguese children–Francisco and Jacinta Marto and their cousin Lucia dos Santos–received apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da Iria near Fatima, a city 110 miles north of Lisbon. Mary asked the children to pray the rosary for world peace, for the end of World War I, for sinners, and for the conversion of Russia. Mary gave the children three secrets. Following the deaths of Francisco…

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Daily Reading Thursday 13th May 2021

May 13
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Thursday 13 May 2021 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…

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Daily Services Thursday 13th May 2021 – THE SOLEMNITY of THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD

May 13
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Devotion Thursday 13th May 2021 Our Lady The Blessed Virgin

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

Month of Our Lady The Blessed Virgin  Download Daily Devotions for May 2021- Month of Our Lady the Blessed Virgin The Joyful Mysteries The Luminous Mysteries The Sorrowful Mysteries The Glorious Mysteries THURSDAYS  Download Daily Devotions for May 2021- Month of Our Lady the Blessed Virgin

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Facebook Only – Wine ‘O’ Clock Q&A with Fr. Marcin

May 13 @ 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until 4th May 2021

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until 31st May 2021

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

WE are coming back to our evening meetings with a glass of wine (not necessary) for our Q&A of The Catholic Faith. This will happen via through our Facebook Profile: @Stswithuns.org.uk.  Facebook Profile – in English (St Swithuns RC Church Southsea): ‘A GLASS OF WINE’ with Fr Marcin – Q&A of The Catholic Faith on: TUESDAY at 8.00pm – SUBJECT: ‘Come, Holy Spirit, Come - A need and how to cultivate the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us’; THURSDAY…

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Saint Matthias

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

Saint Matthias’ Story According to Acts 1:15-26, during the days after the Ascension Peter stood up in the midst of the brothers–about 120 of Jesus’s followers. Now that Judas had betrayed his ministry, it was necessary, Peter said, to fulfill the scriptural recommendation that another should take his office. “Therefore, it is necessary that one of the men who accompanied us the whole time the Lord Jesus came and went among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day on…

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