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November 2019

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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

The Story of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mary’s presentation was celebrated in Jerusalem in the sixth century. A church was built there in honor of this mystery. The Eastern Church was more interested in the feast, but it does appear in the West in the 11th century. Although the feast at times disappeared from the calendar, in the 16th century it became a feast of the universal Church. As with Mary’s birth, we read of Mary’s presentation…

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Daily Readings Thursday 21st November 2019

Nov 21
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Thursday 21 November 2019 Thursday of week 33 in Ordinary Time (The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary ) Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Hail, Holy Mother, who gave birth to the King who rules heaven and earth for ever. Collect: As we venerate the glorious memory of the most holy Virgin Mary, grant, we pray, O Lord, through her intercession, that we, too, may merit to receive from the fullness of your grace. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,…

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Daily Services Thursday 21st November 2019

Nov 21
United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for November 21st 2019 – Thursdays – Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Nov 21
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Saint Gertrude the Great

Month of The Souls in Purgatory  Download Daily Devotions for November 2019 - Month of The Holy Souls in Purgatory The Joyful Mysteries The Luminous Mysteries The Sorrowful Mysteries The Glorious Mysteries THURSDAYS  Download Daily Devotions for November 2019 - Month of The Holy Souls in Purgatory

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Saint Cecilia

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

Saint Cecilia’s Story (d. 230?) Although Cecilia is one of the most famous of the Roman martyrs, the familiar stories about her are apparently not founded on authentic material. There is no trace of honor being paid her in early times. A fragmentary inscription of the late fourth century refers to a church named after her, and her feast was celebrated at least in 545. According to legend, Cecilia was a young Christian of high rank betrothed to a Roman…

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Daily Readings Friday 22nd November 2019

Nov 22
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Friday 22 November 2019 Friday of week 33 in Ordinary Time (Saint Cecilia, 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: O God, who gladden us each year with the feast…

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Daily Services Friday 22nd November 2019

Nov 22
United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for November 22nd 2019 – Fridays – Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Nov 22
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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RCIA Preparation Programme 2019-2020

Nov 22 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
RCIA

RCIA Preparation 2019-2020 for St Swithun's  & Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Are You Interested in Becoming a Catholic? - Maybe you are baptized but have not been confirmed or have not received your first communion? - Have you always wanted to learn more about your faith and become part of a community? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) provides an opportunity for adults thinking of joining the Church to learn more about the Catholic faith. Adult Catholics…

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Film Night: ‘My Life’ – Discussion on the Film

Nov 22 @ 8:10 pm - 10:00 pm
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  Our Parish Cinema invites you all to see " My Life is a 1993 American film starring Michael Keaton and Nicole Kidman ‘Watching this movie made me take a look at "my own life" it made me realize how easy it is to go through the motions of days, months, and years without taking the time to examine my purpose on earth. It compelled me to go back into my childhood and open up wounds and sort through family events that…

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