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April 2020

Saint Francis of Paola

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

Saint Francis of Paola’s Story (March 27, 1416 – April 2, 1507) Francis of Paola was a man who deeply loved contemplative solitude and wished only to be the “least in the household of God.” Yet, when the Church called him to active service in the world, he became a miracle-worker and influenced the course of nations. After accompanying his parents on a pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi, he began to live as a contemplative hermit in a remote cave…

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Daily Readings Thursday 2nd April 2020

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

Thursday 2 April 2020 Thursday of the 5th week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Francis of Paola, hermit) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Hebrews 9: 15 Christ is mediator of a New Covenant, so that by means of his death, those who are called may receive the promise of an eternal inheritance. Collect: Be near, O Lord, to those who plead before you, and look kindly on those who place their hope in your mercy, that, cleansed from the…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Thursday 2nd April 2020

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

During the Coronavirus Pandemic we are only able to stream services via Facebook. Please click on the page below to get to the live services https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ Possiblity to Go to Confession by strick appointment only during the Coronavirus Pandemic Father Marcin's Q&A Sessions nightly during the Covid-19 Pandemic    

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Parish Devotion for Thursday 2nd April 2020 – Month of the Holy Spirit – Thursdays

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

Month of The Holy Spirit  Download Daily Devotions for April 2020 - Month of the Holy Spirit and The Eucharist The Joyful Mysteries The Luminous Mysteries The Sorrowful Mysteries The Glorious Mysteries THURSDAYS  Download Daily Devotions for April 2020 - Month of the Holy Spirit and The Eucharist

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Saint Benedict the African

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

Saint Benedict the African’s Story (1526 – 1589) Benedict held important posts in the Franciscan Order and gracefully adjusted to other work when his terms of office were up. His parents were slaves brought from Africa to Messina, Sicily. Freed at 18, Benedict did farm work for a wage and soon saved enough to buy a pair of oxen. He was very proud of those animals. In time, he joined a group of hermits around Palermo and was eventually recognized…

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Daily Readings Friday 3rd April 2020

Apr 3
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Friday 3 April 2020 Friday of the 5th week of Lent - Proper Readings  (see also Lazarus) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 30: 10, 16, 18 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am in distress. Deliver me from the hands of my enemies and those who pursue me. O Lord, let me never be put to shame, for I call on you. Collect: Pardon the offences of your peoples, we pray, O Lord, and in your goodness…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Friday 3rd April 2020

Apr 3
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

During the Coronavirus Pandemic we are only able to stream services via Facebook. Please click on the page below to get to the live services https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ Possiblity to Go to Confession by strick appointment only during the Coronavirus Pandemic Father Marcin's Q&A Sessions nightly during the Covid-19 Pandemic    

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Parish Devotion for Friday 3rd April 2020 – Month of the Holy Spirit – Fridays

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

Month of The Holy Spirit  Download Daily Devotions for April 2020 - Month of the Holy Spirit and The Eucharist The Joyful Mysteries The Luminous Mysteries The Sorrowful Mysteries The Glorious Mysteries FRIDAYS  Download Daily Devotions for April 2020 - Month of the Holy Spirit and The Eucharist

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FORGIVEN: The Transforming Power of Confession – A Course for Lent 2020

Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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FORGIVEN: The Transforming Power of Confession has been carefully designed to help Catholics more deeply encounter the great gift of God's mercy in the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation and to help this sacrament become a regular part of their spiritual journey. This series will explore the profound effects and healing grace of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. In this series, participants will discover the merciful way that God seeks us out when we have sinned and calls us back to…

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Saint Isidore of Seville

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

Saint Isidore of Seville’s Story (c. 560 – April 4, 636) The 76 years of Isidore’s life were a time of conflict and growth for the Church in Spain. The Visigoths had invaded the land a century and a half earlier, and shortly before Isidore’s birth they set up their own capital. They were Arians—Christians who said Christ was not God. Thus, Spain was split in two: One people (Catholic Romans) struggled with another (Arian Goths). Isidore reunited Spain, making…

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