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December 2019

Daily Readings Friday 6th December 2019

Dec 6
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Friday 6 December 2019 Friday of the 1st week of Advent  or Saint Nicholas, Bishop  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Behold, the Lord will come descending with splendour to visit his people with peace, and he will bestow on them eternal life. Collect: Stir up your power, we pray, O Lord, and come, that with you to protect us, we may find rescue from the pressing dangers of our sins, and with you to set us free, we may be…

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Daily Readings Saturday 7th December 2019

Dec 7
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Saturday 7 December 2019 Saturday of the 1st week of Advent (Saint Ambrose, Bishop, Doctor ) Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: 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. Collect: O God, who made the Bishop Saint Ambrose a teacher of the Catholic faith and a model of apostolic courage, raise up in your Church…

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Daily Readings Sunday 8th December 2019 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

Dec 8
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Sunday 8 December 2019 2nd Sunday of Advent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Is 30: 19, 30 O people of Sion, behold, the Lord will come to save the nations, and the Lord will make the glory of his voice heard in the joy of your heart. Collect: Almighty and merciful God, may no earthly undertaking hinder those who set out in haste to meet your Son, but may our learning of heavenly wisdom gain us admittance to his…

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Daily Readings Monday 9th December 2019

Dec 9
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Sunday 8 December 2019 2nd Sunday of Advent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Is 61: 10 I rejoice heartily in the Lord, in my God is the joy of my soul; for he has clothed me with a robe of salvation, and wrapped me in a mantle of justice, like a bride adorned with her jewels. Collect: O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin prepared a worthy dwelling for your Son, grant, we pray, that, as…

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Daily Readings Tuesday 10th December 2019

Dec 10
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Tuesday 10 December 2019 Tuesday of the 2nd week of Advent  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. Who lives and reigns with…

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Daily Readings Wednesday 11th December 2019

Dec 11
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Wednesday 11 December 2019 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Saint Damasus I, Pope  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 Readings Thursday 12th December 2019

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

Thursday 12 December 2019 Thursday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Our Lady of Guadalupe  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Is 40: 10; 35: 5 You, O Lord, are close, and all your ways are truth. From of old I have known of your decrees, for you are eternal. Collect: Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to make ready the paths of your Only Begotten Son, that through his coming, we may be found worthy to serve you…

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Daily Readings Friday 13th December 2019

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

Friday 13 December 2019 Friday 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 Readings Saturday 14th December 2019

Dec 14
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Saturday 14 December 2019 Saturday 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 Readings Sunday 15th December 2019 – 3rd Sunday of Advent

Dec 15
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Sunday 15 December 2019 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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