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May 2020

Venerable Pierre Toussaint

May 28
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Venerable Pierre Toussaint’s Story June 27, 1766 – June 30, 1853) Born in modern-day Haiti and brought to New York City as a slave, Pierre died a free man, a renowned hairdresser, and one of New York City’s most well-known Catholics. Plantation owner Pierre Bérard made Toussaint a house slave and allowed his grandmother to teach her grandson how to read and write. In his early 20s, Pierre, his younger sister, his aunt, and two other house slaves accompanied their…

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Holy Spirit Novena Prayers – 28th May 2020 – Day 7

May 28
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

The novena in honour of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely…

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Daily Readings Thursday 28th May 2020

May 28
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Thursday 28 May 2020 Thursday of the 7th week of Eastertide Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Heb 4: 16 With boldness let us approach the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace as a timely help, alleluia. Collect: May your Spirit, O Lord, we pray, imbue us powerfully with spiritual gifts, that he may give us a mind pleasing to you and graciously conform us to your will. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Thursday 28th May 2020

May 28
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

ON FACEBOOK ONLY - 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 28th May 2020 – Month of Our Lady The Blessed Virgin – Thursdays

May 28
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 2020- 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 2020- Month of Our Lady the Blessed Virgin

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Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat

May 29
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat’s Story (December 12, 1779 – May 25, 1865) The legacy of Madeleine Sophie Barat can be found in the more than 100 schools operated by her Society of the Sacred Heart, institutions known for the quality of the education made available to the young. Sophie herself received an extensive education, thanks to her brother Louis, 11 years older and her godfather at baptism. Himself a seminarian, Louis decided that his younger sister would likewise learn Latin,…

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Holy Spirit Novena Prayers – 29th May 2020 – Day 8

May 29
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

The novena in honour of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely…

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Daily Readings Friday 29th May 2020

May 29
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Friday 29 May 2020 Friday of the 7th week of Eastertide  or Saint Paul VI, Pope  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Rv 1: 5-6 Christ loved us and washed us clean of our sins by his Blood, and made us into a kingdom, priests for his God and Father, alleluia. Collect: O God, who by the glorification of your Christ and the light of the Holy Spirit have unlocked for us the gates of eternity, grant, we pray, that, partaking…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Friday 29th May 2020

May 29
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

ON FACEBOOK ONLY - 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 29th May 2020 – Month of Our Lady The Blessed Virgin – Fridays

May 29
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Litany of the Cross

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