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April 2020

Daily Readings Tuesday 7th April 2020

Apr 7
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Tuesday 7 April 2020 Tuesday of Holy Week Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 26: 12 Do not leave me to the will of my foes, O Lord, for false witnesses rise up against me and they breathe out violence. Collect: Almighty ever-living God, grant us so to celebrate the mysteries of the Lord’s Passion that we may merit to receive your pardon. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of…

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Daily Readings Wednesday 8th April 2020

Apr 8
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Wednesday 8 April 2020 Wednesday of Holy Week Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Phil 2: 10, 8, 11 At the name of Jesus, every knee should bend of those in heaven and on the earth and under the earth, for the Lord became obedient to death, death on a cross: therefore Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Collect: O God, who willed your Son to submit for our sake to the yoke of the Cross,…

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Daily Readings Thursday 9th April 2020 – Maundy Thursday

Apr 9
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Thursday 9 April 2020 Maundy Thursday - Evening Mass  (see also Chrism Mass) Liturgical Colour: White. Here are the readings for the evening Mass of the Lord's Supper: Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Gal 6: 14 We should glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom is our salvation, life and resurrection, through whom we are saved and delivered. Collect: O God, who have called us to participate in this most sacred Supper, in which your Only Begotten Son,…

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Daily Readings Friday 10th April 2020 – Good Friday

Apr 10
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Friday 10 April 2020 Good Friday Liturgical Colour: Red. There is no Mass today. The readings given here are used in the afternoon celebration of the Lord's Passion. Collect: Remember your mercies, O Lord, and with your eternal protection sanctify your servants, for whom Christ your Son, by the shedding of his Blood, established the Paschal Mystery. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. or O God, who by the Passion…

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Daily Readings Saturday 11th April 2020 – Easter Vigil

Apr 11
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saturday 11 April 2020 Holy Saturday Liturgical colour: White. There is no Mass on Holy Saturday itself. Here are the readings for the evening Easter Vigil. First Reading: Genesis 1:1-2:2 God saw all that he had made, and indeed it was very good In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was a formless void, there was darkness over the deep, and God’s spirit hovered over the water. God said, ‘Let there be light’, and…

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Daily Readings Sunday 12th April 2020 – Easter Sunday

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

Sunday 12 April 2020 Easter Sunday Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 138: 18, 5-6 I have risen, and I am with you still, alleluia. You have laid your hand upon me, alleluia. Too wonderful for me, this knowledge, alleluia, alleluia. Or: Luke 24: 34; cf. Rv 1: 6 The Lord is truly risen, alleluia. To him be glory and power for all the ages of eternity, alleluia, alleluia. Collect: O God, who on this day, through your Only Begotten…

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Daily Readings Monday 13th April 2020

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

Monday 13 April 2020 Easter Monday Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Ex 13: 5, 9 The Lord has led you into a land flowing with milk and honey, that the law of the Lord may always be on your lips, alleluia. Or: The Lord has risen from the dead, as he said; let us all exult and rejoice, for he reigns for all eternity, alleluia. Collect: O God, who give constant increase to your Church by new offspring, grant that your…

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Daily Readings Tuesday 14th April 2020

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

Tuesday 14 April 2020 Easter Tuesday Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Sir 15: 3-4 He gave them the water of wisdom to drink; it will be made strong in them and will not be moved; it will raise them up for ever, alleluia. Collect: O God, who have bestowed on us paschal remedies, endow your people with heavenly gifts, so that, possessed of perfect freedom, they may rejoice in heaven over what gladdens them now on earth. Through our Lord…

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Daily Readings Wednesday 15th April 2020

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

Wednesday 15 April 2020 Easter Wednesday Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Matthew 25: 34 Come, you blessed of my Father; receive the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world, alleluia. Collect: O God, who gladden us year by year with the solemnity of the Lord’s Resurrection, graciously grant, that, by celebrating these present festivities, we may merit through them to reach eternal joys. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in…

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Daily Readings Thursday 16th April 2020

Apr 16
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Thursday 16 April 2020 Easter Thursday Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Wisdom 10: 20-21 They praised in unison your conquering hand, O Lord, for wisdom opened mouths that were mute and gave eloquence to the tongues of infants, alleluia. Collect: O God, who have united the many nations in confessing your name, grant that those reborn in the font of Baptism may be one in the faith of their hearts and the homage of their deeds. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,…

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