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My Dear Friends, Brothers & Sisters in Christ
This Sunday, 30th June, we keep the transferred Solemnity of the holy apostles Peter and Paul who share in a twofold mission in the Church as we hear in the Proper Preface at Mass:
For by your providence the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul bring us joy: Peter, foremost in confessing the faith, Paul, its outstanding preacher, Peter, who established the early Church from the remnant of Israel, Paul, master and teacher of the Gentiles that you call. And so, each in a different way gathered together the one family of Christ; and revered together throughout the world, they share one Martyr’s crown.
On our website you can see Bishop Robert Barron’s video on the legacies of Peter and Paul, two of the most important figures in the history of the Church. While they were different in various ways—Peter is the archetype of the order and office of the Church, and Paul represents theology and evangelisation—they are united in their love of Jesus and are celebrated together for this reason.
Here’s the Collect for the day:
O God, who on the Solemnity of the Apostles Peter and Paul give us the noble and holy joy of this day, grant, we pray, that your Church may in all things follow the teaching of those through whom she received the beginnings of right religion. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
with Blessings and prayerful best wishes, Father Marcin Drabik
In this week’s First Reading, Elijah’s disciple is allowed to kiss his parents goodbye before setting out to follow the prophet’s call. But we are called to follow a greater than Elijah, this week’s Liturgy wants us to know. In Baptism, we have put on the cloak of Christ, been called to the house of a new Father, been given a new family in the kingdom of God. We have been called to leave behind our past lives and never look back—to follow wherever He leads.
Keep up with what’s Happening in our Parish over this coming Year
Scroll through to see all the events happening from the 30th June 2019 till the 31st July 2019
Or Go to our Parish Events Diary and search a specific date or event here https://stswithuns.org.uk/events/
PLEASE NOTE DUE FATHER MARCIN BEING AWAY THERE WILL BE SOME CHANGES TO THIS WEEKS’ EVENTS
The future programs for all of the sacramental programmes will appear here after the summer holidays.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019 (See above for full programmes)
First Communion Meeting for the children & parents is moved to the following Friday12th July from 5 to 6.30pm
The rest of the programme can be found below
|2nd May 2019 THURSDAY||5.00pm to 6.30pm||Session XII- “INSIDE THE SACRAMENT OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST part 2”||St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea|
|23rd May 2019 THURSDAY||5.00pm to 6.30pm||Session XIII-“Structure and the meaning of the particular parts of the Holy Mass”
Receiving and getting familiar with the Mass & Prayer Books which children receive during the session)
|St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea|
|2nd June 2019 Sunday||after 10:15am Mass||Rehearsals of the First Confession & The First Holy Communion Celebration||St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea|
|6th June 2019 THURSDAY||5.00pm to 6.30pm||Session XIV – “The Holy Body & Precious Blood of Christ”||St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea|
|9th June 2019 Sunday||after 10:15am Mass||Rehearsals of the First Confession & The First Holy Communion Celebration||St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea|
|16th June 2019 Sunday||after 10:15am Mass||Rehearsals of the First Confession & The First Holy Communion Celebration||St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea|
|18th June 2019 TUESDAY||5.00pm to 6.30pm||Session only for parents/carers – Theology of the Body||St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea|
|21st June 2019 FRIDAY||6.00pm – 8.00pm||Final Rehearsal Followed by the Holy Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Benediction||St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea|
|22ND June 2019 Saturday||11.30am||FIRST SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION FOR CHILDREN||St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea|
|23RD June 2019 Sunday||12.00 noon or AT 3pm (TBC)||FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS – AT 12.00 noon or AT 3.pm (TBC)||St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea|
|30TH June 2019 SUNDAY||10:15am Mass||Receiving the Certificates of the Holy Communion||St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea|
|7TH July 2019 SUNDAY||10:15am Mass||Thanksgiving Mass together with the previous year First Communion Children||St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea|
|11th July 2019 Thursday||5.00pm to 6.30pm||Session XV – Following Jesus Christ & the ways to be involved||St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea|
|14TH July 2019 SUNDAY||10:15am Mass||Thanksgiving Mass and receive a special gift from Fr Marcin||St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea|
Please, have with You always your rosary beads – the wooden ones for the practice.
SHORT REMINDER FOR THE PARENTS OF THE FIRST COMMUNION CHILDREN – Please, attend the sessions with your children, because they are organised on the way to make your life a little bit easier do not create another, separated sessions just with the Parents. All the Parents should stay for the sessions with the children, please, please.
The next Baptismal Preparation Sessions are:
30th June- at 10.15am Sunday Mass in St Swithun’s church we will have the First Anointing with the Catechumens’ Oil; and then on 14TH JULY 2019 SUNDAY at 10.15am Mass –
|13th June,2019 Thursday||6.45pm to 8.00pm||2nd Session||St Swithun’s RC Church Presbytery 105 Waverley Rd Southsea|
|30th June 2019 Sunday||at 10.15am Sunday Mass||Introducing the children to the Community of the Church and the First Anointing with the Catechumens’ Oil||St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea|
|14th July 2019 Sunday||at 10.15am Sunday Mass||SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM||St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea|
Please, notice that it is expected from the Parents & God -Parents to practice their faith, which also means to attend Sunday Mass regularly.
and for those in Our Own Parish…..
Please pray for those who are ill especially: Brian Boulter, Charlie Albert Matthews, Aileen Hopkins, Ann Ford, Piam Brown Ward, for all the children suffering and their poor families with them, David Shields, Bob Guy, Ms Sini Chacko, Shirley Parker, Kevin & Kathleen Jones, Heidi Badnell, Rosemary Devonald, Dominic, Carol Langsford, Pat Groom, Stan Whitnell, Patrick McCreesh, Eddie Coppani, Tony Denny, Betty Foster, Bobby, Eileen Stewart, John Williams, Margaret Bager, Fred Vuksani, Tom & Lily, Greta Kemp, Magda K, Mary Wallis, Micheline Thompson, Pat Needham, Margaret Badger, Anne Sullivan, Catherine Morgan, Jo Wheeler and Josephine Butler.
And all whose anniversaries occur at this time: 30th June 2019 : Apollo Badran, Kathleen Cronin, Margaret Walton Dale, Mary Murray-Dudgeon, Dorothy Ada Nicholls, Eddie Flewitt, Denis Whooley, Joseph Malbon, Herbert Ormerod, Denis O’Regan, Wilfred Maynard, Bertram Godwin Ray, Elizabeth Sweeney, Kathleen Wren, Dorothy Wadeson, Patrick Hannon, Dennis Foster, Margaret Simpson, Lesley Cassey, William Patrick Doyle, Thomas Nolan, George Wyatt, Terence (Bob) Bell, Frederick Kirkham, Michael John Kettle, Lucy Stephens, Anthony Osiel, Kenneth Nevin, Daniel Flaherty, Alice May Phasey, Michael Russiter Erlynne, Doreen Tighe, Timothy Kennedy, William Salter, Freda Wyatt, Frederick William Salter, Valentino Fontana, Michael Anthony Young, & William White, Lizzie and Patrick McSharry ,Gemma Litchfield and Jozef Michalczuk.
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the Mercy of God rest in peace. Amen
“CAN-DO CHRISTIANS” A MESSAGE FROM FATHER MARCIN
Dearest Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Dear Friends: I would like to share with You some things which are about our Parish and for our Parish. I’m absolutely sure, that You have noticed how many things already happen in our Parish to help in our spiritual grow to love God more and more in His Word to us, in His Sacraments for us (which is His real presence among us). We also go out to meet those who still searching for God, or who were not so lucky to have personal contact with Jesus Christ.
A big THANK YOU to our sponsors who contribute to our Parish costs