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May 2019

Saint Rita of Cascia

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

Saint Rita of Cascia’s Story (1381 – May 22, 1457) Like Elizabeth Ann Seton, Rita of Cascia was a wife, mother, widow, and member of a religious community. Her holiness was reflected in each phase of her life. Born at Roccaporena in central Italy, Rita wanted to become a nun but was pressured at a young age into marrying a harsh and cruel man. During her 18-year marriage, she bore and raised two sons. After her husband was killed in…

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Parish Devotion for May 22nd 2019 – Month of Our Lady The Blessed Virgin – Wednesdays

May 22
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 2019 - 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 2019 - Month of Our Lady the Blessed Virgin

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Daily Readings Wednesday 22nd May 2019

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

Wednesday 22 May 2019 Wednesday of the 5th week of Eastertide  or Saint Rita of Cascia  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: cf. Ps 70: 8 23 Let my mouth be filled with your praise that I may sing aloud; my lips shall shout for joy when I sing to you alleluia. Collect O God restorer and lover of innocence direct the hearts of your servants towards yourself that those you have set free from the darkness of unbelief may never…

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Daily Services Wednesday 22nd May 2019

May 22
United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass
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Saint Gregory VII

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

Saint Gregory VII’s Story (c. 1025 – May 25, 1085) The 10th century and the first half of the 11th were dark days for the Church, partly because the papacy was the pawn of various Roman families. In 1049, things began to change when Pope Leo IX, a reformer, was elected. He brought a young monk named Hildebrand to Rome as his counsellor and special representative on important missions. Hildebrand was to become Gregory VII. Three evils plagued the Church then:…

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Parish Devotion for May 23rd 2019 – Month of Our Lady The Blessed Virgin – Thursdays

May 23
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 2019 - 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 2019 - Month of Our Lady the Blessed Virgin

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Daily Readings Thursday 23rd May 2019

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

Thursday 23 May 2019 Thursday of the 5th week of Eastertide  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: cf. Ex 15: 1-2 Let us sing to the Lord for he has gloriously triumphed. The Lord is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation alleluia. Collect O God by whose grace though sinners we are made just and though pitiable made blessed stand we pray by your works stand by your gifts that those justified by faith may not lack…

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Daily Services Thursday 23rd May 2019

May 23
United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass
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First Holy Communion Programme – 23-05-2019

May 23 @ 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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Saint Mary Magdalene de Pazzi

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

Saint Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi’s Story (April 2, 1566 – May 25, 1607) Mystical ecstasy is the elevation of the spirit to God in such a way that the person is aware of this union with God while both internal and external senses are detached from the sensible world. Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi was so generously given this special gift of God that she is called the “ecstatic saint.” Catherine de’ Pazzi was born into a noble family in Florence…

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