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September 2020

Saint Januarius

Sep 19
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Januarius’ Story (c. 300) Little is known about the life of Januarius. He is believed to have been martyred in the Emperor Diocletian’s persecution of 305. Legend has it that Januarius and his companions were thrown to the bears in the amphitheater of Pozzuoli, but the animals failed to attack them. They were then beheaded, and Januarius’ blood ultimately brought to Naples. Reflection It is defined Catholic doctrine that miracles can happen and are recognizable. Problems arise, however, when we…

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Saints Andrew Kim Taegon Paul Chong Hasang and Companions

Sep 20
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saints Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and Companions’ Story (d. between 1839 – 1867) This first native Korean priest was the son of Korean converts. His father, Ignatius Kim, was martyred during the persecution of 1839 and was beatified in 1925. After Baptism at the age of 15, Andrew traveled 1,300 miles to the seminary in Macao, China. After six years, he managed to return to his country through Manchuria. That same year he crossed the Yellow Sea to Shanghai…

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Saint Matthew

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

From such an unlikely situation, Jesus chose one of the foundations of the Church, a man others, judging from his job Saint Matthew The Tax Collector

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Saint Lorenzo Ruiz and Companions

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

Saint Lorenzo Ruiz and Companions’ Story (1600 – September 29 or 30, 1637) Lorenzo was born in Manila of a Chinese father and a Filipino mother, both Christians. Thus he learned Chinese and Tagalog from them and Spanish from the Dominicans whom he served as altar boy and sacristan. He became a professional calligrapher, transcribing documents in beautiful penmanship. He was a full member of the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary under Dominican auspices. He married and had two sons and…

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Parish Youth Group & Confirmation Candidates – 2020

Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Our Youth, very inspiring People, a huge hope for the future. Thank You Girls & Boys for every minute spent together this year . With You it is such an Adventure Our Youth Club will meet every week, on Tuesdays – from 4.00pm to 6.00pm.   Meetings Dates to Note for 2020 The meetings will be also dedicated for all the Confirmation Candidates (those who are AT LEAST 13 years old). The Sacrament of Confirmation will take place on the…

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ONLINE – Join Father Marcin for a Q&A and a Glass of Wine !

Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

  WE are coming back to our evening meetings with a glass of wine (not necessary) for our Q&A of The Catholic Faith. This will happen every Tuesday at 8.00PM through our Facebook Profile: @Stswithuns.org.uk. Everyone is welcome to join, to send the questions about our Catholic Faith, or just join us to listen to, pray for each other and keep in touch. So, we start from this Tuesday 22nd September 2020 Join Marcin on line via our facebook page…

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Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

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

Saint Pio of Pietrelcina’s Story In one of the largest such ceremonies in history, Pope John Paul II canonized Padre Pio of Pietrelcina on June 16, 2002. It was the 45th canonization ceremony in Pope John Paul’s pontificate. More than 300,000 people braved blistering heat as they filled St. Peter’s Square and nearby streets. They heard the Holy Father praise the new saint for his prayer and charity. “This is the most concrete synthesis of Padre Pio’s teaching,” said the…

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Blessed John Henry Newman

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

Blessed John Henry Newman’s Story (February 21, 1801 – August 11, 1890) John Henry Newman, the 19th-century’s most important English-speaking Roman Catholic theologian, spent the first half of his life as an Anglican and the second half as a Roman Catholic. He was a priest, popular preacher, writer, and eminent theologian in both Churches. Born in London, England, he studied at Oxford’s Trinity College, was a tutor at Oriel College, and for 17 years was vicar of the university church,…

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ONLINE – Join Father Marcin for a POLISH Q&A !

Sep 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

From September 24th 2020 ALSO, we are coming back to our Morning Coffee (in POLISH). - Through our Facebook Profile for Polish Community: St Swithuns RC Kościół Southsea. These Mornings will happen every Thursday at 11.00am. All Polish speaking people are very welcome to send your questions or to join us to talk about the interesting things about our Catholic Faith. ................................................................. Join Marcin on line via our facebook page as he answers some of your questions about our Catholic…

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Saints Louis Martin and Zélie Guerin

Sep 25
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saints Louis Martin and Zélie Guerin’s Story (August 22, 1823 – July 29, 1894; December 23, 1831 – August 28, 1877) Born into a military family in Bordeaux, Louis trained to become a watchmaker. His desire to join a religious community went unfulfilled because he didn’t know Latin. Moving to Normandy, he met the highly-skilled lace maker, Zélie Guerin, who also had been disappointed in her attempts to enter religious life. They married in 1858, and over the years were blessed…

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