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November 2019

Daily Readings Friday 22nd November 2019

Nov 22
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Friday 22 November 2019 Friday of week 33 in Ordinary Time (Saint Cecilia, 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: O God, who gladden us each year with the feast…

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Daily Services Friday 22nd November 2019

Nov 22
United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for November 22nd 2019 – Fridays – Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Nov 22
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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RCIA Preparation Programme 2019-2020

Nov 22 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
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RCIA Preparation 2019-2020 for St Swithun's  & Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Are You Interested in Becoming a Catholic? - Maybe you are baptized but have not been confirmed or have not received your first communion? - Have you always wanted to learn more about your faith and become part of a community? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) provides an opportunity for adults thinking of joining the Church to learn more about the Catholic faith. Adult Catholics…

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Film Night: ‘My Life’ – Discussion on the Film

Nov 22 @ 8:10 pm - 10:00 pm
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  Our Parish Cinema invites you all to see " My Life is a 1993 American film starring Michael Keaton and Nicole Kidman ‘Watching this movie made me take a look at "my own life" it made me realize how easy it is to go through the motions of days, months, and years without taking the time to examine my purpose on earth. It compelled me to go back into my childhood and open up wounds and sort through family events that…

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Daily Readings Saturday 23rd November 2019

Nov 23
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saturday 23 November 2019 Saturday of week 33 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Clement I, Pope, Martyr  or Saint Columbanus, Abbot and Missionary  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Jer 29: 11, 12, 14 The Lord said: I think thoughts of peace and not of affliction. You will call upon me, and I will answer you, and I will lead back your captives from every place. Collect: Grant us, we pray, O Lord…

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Daily Services Saturday 23rd November 2019

Nov 23
United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for November 23rd 2019 – Saturdays – Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Nov 23
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Litany of Holy Souls in Purgatory

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Daily Readings Sunday 24th November 2019 – Christ the King

Nov 24
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Sunday 24 November 2019 Christ the King  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Rv 5: 12; 1: 6 How worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and divinity, and wisdom and strength and honour. To him belong glory and power for ever and ever. Collect: Almighty ever-living God, whose will is to restore all things in your beloved Son, the King of the universe, grant, we pray, that the whole creation, set free from slavery, may render your…

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Daily Services Sunday 24th November 2019 – Feast of Christ the King

Nov 24
United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Monday 25th November 2019

Nov 25
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Monday 25 November 2019 Monday of week 34 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin, Martyr  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 84: 9 The Lord speaks of peace to his people and his holy ones and to those who turn to him. Collect: Stir up the will of your faithful, we pray, O Lord, that, striving more eagerly to bring your divine work to fruitful completion, they may receive in greater measure the healing remedies your…

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Daily Services Monday 25th November 2019

Nov 25
United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for November 25th 2019 – Mondays – Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Nov 25
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Tuesday 26th November 2019

Nov 26
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Tuesday 26 November 2019 Tuesday of week 34 in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 84: 9 The Lord speaks of peace to his people and his holy ones and to those who turn to him. Collect: Stir up the will of your faithful, we pray, O Lord, that, striving more eagerly to bring your divine work to fruitful completion, they may receive in greater measure the healing remedies your kindness bestows. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,…

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Daily Services Tuesday 26th November 2019

Nov 26
United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for November 26th 2019 – Tuesdays – Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Nov 26
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

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Parish Youth Club Timetable 2019

Nov 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

With huge joy I would like to announce, that the renovation of the room for our Catholic Youth Club (and for other ministries and activities with the children and teenagers) is almost ready. The solemn opening the room will be after The Holy Mass at 10.15am – on Sunday 3rd November 2019. And the inauguration of the Catholic Youth Club in our Parish will be on Tuesday the 5th November at 4.00pm – there will take place our first meeting for all…

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Hear God’s Voice – Tuesday Nov 26th 2019

Nov 26 @ 7:40 pm - 9:00 pm

On Tuesdays, from 7.40pm to 9.00pm we are coming back to our SCRIPTURE MEETINGS - ‘HEAR GOD’S VOICE’. Our next meeting will be on the 5th November 2019 This is a very special and different way to read God’s Word - we continue the journey with St Mark’s Gospel. We ask The Holy Spirit to lead us, to open us for the things which He would like us to notice, to focus on, to put into the action. ALL ARE…

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Daily Readings Wednesday 27th November 2019

Nov 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Wednesday 27 November 2019 Wednesday of week 34 in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 84: 9 The Lord speaks of peace to his people and his holy ones and to those who turn to him. Collect: Stir up the will of your faithful, we pray, O Lord, that, striving more eagerly to bring your divine work to fruitful completion, they may receive in greater measure the healing remedies your kindness bestows. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,…

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Daily Services Wednesday 27th November 2019

Nov 27
United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for November 27th 2019 – Wednesdays – Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Nov 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Thursday 28th November 2019

Nov 28
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Thursday 28 November 2019 Thursday of week 34 in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 84: 9 The Lord speaks of peace to his people and his holy ones and to those who turn to him. Collect: Stir up the will of your faithful, we pray, O Lord, that, striving more eagerly to bring your divine work to fruitful completion, they may receive in greater measure the healing remedies your kindness bestows. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,…

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Daily Services Thursday 28th November 2019

Nov 28
United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for November 28th 2019 – Thursdays – Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Nov 28
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Friday 29th November 2019

Nov 29
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Friday 29 November 2019 Friday of week 34 in Ordinary Time  Liturgical Colour: Green. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 84: 9 The Lord speaks of peace to his people and his holy ones and to those who turn to him. Collect: Stir up the will of your faithful, we pray, O Lord, that, striving more eagerly to bring your divine work to fruitful completion, they may receive in greater measure the healing remedies your kindness bestows. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,…

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Daily Services Friday 29th November 2019

Nov 29
United Kingdom
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Parish Devotion for November 29th 2019 – Fridays – Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Nov 29
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Saturday 30th November 2019

Nov 30
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saturday 30 November 2019 Saint Andrew, Apostle - Feast  Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon: Matthew 28: 20 Beside the Sea of Galilee, the Lord saw two brothers, Peter and Andrew, and he said to them: Come after me and I will make you fishers of men. Collect: We humbly implore your majesty, O Lord, that, just as the blessed Apostle Andrew was for your Church a preacher and pastor, so he may be for us a constant intercessor before you. Through…

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Daily Services Saturday 30th November 2019

Nov 30
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Parish Devotion for November 30th 2019 – Saturdays – Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Nov 30
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Litany of Holy Souls in Purgatory

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St Swithun’s and OLOL Christmas Fair 30th November 2019

Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  We want to tell you about iur Christmas Fair at St. Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road. 30th November 2019 2-5pm. The plan of bringing certain things each week is really to help the volunteers to organise the items for sale.. Four tables have been reserved already! This week we are asking for bottles for the bottle stall and the main raffle please. You can read more from the leaflet inserted into this week's Mass newsletter.  

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December 2019

Daily Readings Sunday 1st December 2019

Dec 1
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Sunday 1 December 2019 1st Sunday of Advent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 24: 1-3 To you, I lift up my soul, O my God. In you, I have trusted; let me not be put to shame. Nor let my enemies exult over me; and let none who hope in you be put to shame. Collect: Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ with righteous deeds at his coming,…

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Daily Services Sunday 1st December 2019 – FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Dec 1
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Daily Readings Monday 2nd December 2019

Dec 2
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Monday 2 December 2019 Monday of the 1st week of Advent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Jer 31: 10; Is 35: 4 Hear the word of the Lord, O nations; declare it to the distant lands: Behold, our Saviour will come; you need no longer fear. Collect: Keep us alert, we pray, O Lord our God, as we await the advent of Christ your Son, so that, when he comes and knocks, he may find us watchful in prayer…

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Daily Services Monday 2nd December 2019

Dec 2
United Kingdom
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Worship Together – Healing and Prayer Ministry – 2nd December 2019

Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

On MONDAYS Our Parish has "OUR PRAISE & WORSHIP TIME" together in the church’s hall (from 7.30pm to 9.00pm) - See below for dates and full programme. These will be held in the Presbytery.  (105 Waverley Road). The Praise & Worship nights will be held every second week. IT WILL BE OUR PARISH's ECUMENICAL TIME DURING OUR MONDAY’S EVENING OF WORSHIP, PRAYER AND HEALING   It IS THE best time to format a group of people with all the Christian Charisms…

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Daily Readings Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Dec 3
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Tuesday 3 December 2019 Tuesday of the 1st week of Advent (Saint Francis Xavier, Priest ) Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 17: 50; 21: 23 I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will tell of your name to my kin. Collect: O God, who through the preaching of Saint Francis Xavier won many peoples to yourself, grant that the hearts of the faithful may burn with the same zeal for the faith and that Holy Church may everywhere…

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Daily Services Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Dec 3
United Kingdom
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Parish Youth Club Timetable 2019

Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

With huge joy I would like to announce, that the renovation of the room for our Catholic Youth Club (and for other ministries and activities with the children and teenagers) is almost ready. The solemn opening the room will be after The Holy Mass at 10.15am – on Sunday 3rd November 2019. And the inauguration of the Catholic Youth Club in our Parish will be on Tuesday the 5th November at 4.00pm – there will take place our first meeting for all…

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Daily Readings Wednesday 4th December 2019

Dec 4
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Wednesday 4 December 2019 Wednesday of the 1st week of Advent  or Saint John Damascene, Priest, Doctor  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: Prepare our hearts, we pray, O Lord our God, by your divine power, so that at the coming of Christ your Son we may be…

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Daily Services Wednesday 4th December 2019

Dec 4
United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Thursday 5th December 2019

Dec 5
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Thursday 5 December 2019 Thursday of the 1st week of Advent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 118: 151-152 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 your power, O Lord, and come to our help with mighty strength, that what our sins impede the grace of your mercy may hasten. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives…

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Daily Services Thursday 5th December 2019

Dec 5
United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Friday 6th December 2019

Dec 6
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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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 Services Friday 6th December 2019

Dec 6
United Kingdom
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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
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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 Services Sunday 8th December 2019 SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Dec 8
United Kingdom
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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
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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 Services Monday 9th December 2019

Dec 9
United Kingdom
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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 Services Tuesday 10th December 2019

Dec 10
United Kingdom
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Parish Youth Club Timetable 2019

Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

With huge joy I would like to announce, that the renovation of the room for our Catholic Youth Club (and for other ministries and activities with the children and teenagers) is almost ready. The solemn opening the room will be after The Holy Mass at 10.15am – on Sunday 3rd November 2019. And the inauguration of the Catholic Youth Club in our Parish will be on Tuesday the 5th November at 4.00pm – there will take place our first meeting for all…

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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
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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 Services Wednesday 11th December 2019

Dec 11
United Kingdom
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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
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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 Services Thursday 12th December 2019

Dec 12
United Kingdom
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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 Services Friday 13th December 2019

Dec 13
United Kingdom
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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
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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 Services Saturday 14th December 2019

Dec 14
United Kingdom
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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
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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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Daily Services Sunday 15th December 2019 THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Dec 15
United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Monday 16th December 2019

Dec 16
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Monday 16 December 2019 Monday of the 3rd week of Advent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Jer 31: 10; Is 35: 4 Hear the word of the Lord, O nations; declare it to the distant lands: Behold, our Saviour will come; you need no longer fear. Collect: Incline a merciful ear to our cry, we pray, O Lord, and, casting light on the darkness of our hearts, visit us with the grace of your Son. Who lives and reigns…

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Daily Services Monday 16th December 2019

Dec 16
United Kingdom
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Worship Together – Healing and Prayer Ministry – 16th December 2019

Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

On MONDAYS Our Parish has "OUR PRAISE & WORSHIP TIME" together in the church’s hall (from 7.30pm to 9.00pm) - See below for dates and full programme. These will be held in the Presbytery.  (105 Waverley Road). The Praise & Worship nights will be held every second week. IT WILL BE OUR PARISH's ECUMENICAL TIME DURING OUR MONDAY’S EVENING OF WORSHIP, PRAYER AND HEALING   It IS THE best time to format a group of people with all the Christian Charisms…

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Daily Readings Tuesday 17th December 2019

Dec 17
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Tuesday 17 December 2019 17 December  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Is 49: 13 Rejoice, O heavens, and exult, O earth, for our Lord will come to show mercy to his poor. Collect: O God, Creator and Redeemer of human nature, who willed that your Word should take flesh in an ever-virgin womb, look with favour on our prayers, that your Only Begotten Son, having taken to himself our humanity, may be pleased to grant us a share in…

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Daily Services Tuesday 17th December 2019

Dec 17
United Kingdom
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Parish Youth Club Timetable 2019

Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

With huge joy I would like to announce, that the renovation of the room for our Catholic Youth Club (and for other ministries and activities with the children and teenagers) is almost ready. The solemn opening the room will be after The Holy Mass at 10.15am – on Sunday 3rd November 2019. And the inauguration of the Catholic Youth Club in our Parish will be on Tuesday the 5th November at 4.00pm – there will take place our first meeting for all…

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Daily Readings Wednesday 18th December 2019

Dec 18
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Wednesday 18 December 2019 18 December  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Christ our King is coming, he is the Lamb foretold by John. Collect: Grant, we pray, almighty God, that we, who are weighed down from of old by slavery beneath the yoke of sin, may be set free by the newness of the long-awaited Nativity of your Only Begotten Son. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.…

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Daily Services Wednesday 18th December 2019

Dec 18
United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Thursday 19th December 2019

Dec 19
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Thursday 19 December 2019 19 December  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Heb 10: 37 He who is to come will come and will not delay, and now there will be no fear within our land, for he is our Saviour. Collect: O God, who through the child-bearing of the holy Virgin graciously revealed the radiance of your glory to the world, grant, we pray, that we may venerate with integrity of faith the mystery of so wondrous an Incarnation…

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Daily Services Thursday 19th December 2019

Dec 19
United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Friday 20th December 2019

Dec 20
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Friday 20 December 2019 20 December  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Is 11: 1; 40: 5; Luke 3: 6 A branch shall sprout from the root of Jesse, and the glory of the Lord will fill the whole earth, and all flesh will see the salvation of God. Collect: O God, eternal majesty, whose ineffable Word the immaculate Virgin received through the message of an Angel and so became the dwelling-place of divinity, filled with the light of the…

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Daily Services Friday 20th December 2019

Dec 20
United Kingdom
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Daily Services Saturday 21st December 2019

Dec 21
United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Saturday 21st December 2019

Dec 21
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saturday 21 December 2019 21 December  (optional commemoration of Saint Peter Canisius, Priest, Doctor) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Is 7: 14; 8: 10 The Lord and Ruler will be coming soon, and his name will be called Emmanuel, because he will be called God-with-us. Collect: Hear in kindness, O Lord, the prayers of your people, that those who rejoice at the coming of your Only Begotten Son in our flesh may, when at last he comes in glory,…

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Daily Readings Sunday 22nd December 2019 – 4th Sunday of Advent

Dec 22
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Sunday 22 December 2019 4th Sunday of Advent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Is 45: 8 Drop down dew from above, you heavens, and let the clouds rain down the Just One; let the earth be opened and bring forth a Saviour. Collect: Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ your Son was made known by the message of an Angel, may by his Passion and…

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Daily Services Sunday 22nd December 2019 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Dec 22
United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Monday 23rd December 2019

Dec 23
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Monday 23 December 2019 23 December  (optional commemoration of Saint John of Kęty, Priest) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Is 9: 5; Ps 71: 17 A child shall be born for us, and he will be called God, the Almighty; every tribe of the earth shall be blest in him. Collect: Almighty ever-living God, as we see how the Nativity of your Son according to the flesh draws near, we pray that to us, your unworthy servants, mercy may…

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Daily Services Monday 23rd December 2019

Dec 23
United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Tuesday 24th December 2019

Dec 24
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Tuesday 24 December 2019 24 December  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Gal 4: 4 Behold, when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son into the world. Collect: Come quickly, we pray, Lord Jesus, and do not delay, that those who trust in your compassion may find solace and relief in your coming. Who live and reign with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. First Reading: 2…

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Daily Services Tuesday 24th December 2019 CHRISTMAS EVE

Dec 24
United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Wednesday 25th December 2019 – Christmas Day

Dec 25
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Wednesday 25 December 2019 Christmas Day - Mass during the Day  (see also Vigil Mass, Midnight Mass and Mass at Dawn) Liturgical Colour: White. Readings for the daytime Mass on Christmas Day: Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Is 9: 5 A child is born for us, and a son is given to us; his sceptre of power rests upon his shoulder, and his name will be called Messenger of great counsel. Collect: O God, who wonderfully created the dignity of human nature…

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Daily Services Wednesday 25th December 2019 CHRISTMAS DAY

Dec 25
United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Thursday 26th December 2019 – St Stephen’s Day

Dec 26
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Thursday 26 December 2019 Saint Stephen, the first Martyr - Feast  Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon: The gates of heaven were opened for blessed Stephen, who was found to be first among the number of the Martyrs and therefore is crowned triumphant in heaven. Collect: Grant, Lord, we pray, that we may imitate what we worship, and so learn to love even our enemies, for we celebrate the heavenly birthday of a man who knew how to pray even for his…

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Daily Services Thursday 26th December 2019 – ST STEPHEN

Dec 26
United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Friday 27th December 2019

Dec 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Friday 27 December 2019 Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - Feast  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: This is John, who reclined on the Lord’s breast at supper, the blessed Apostle, to whom celestial secrets were revealed and who spread the words of life through all the world. or: 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.…

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Daily Services Friday 27th December 2019

Dec 27
United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Saturday 28th December 2019

Dec 28
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saturday 28 December 2019 The Holy Innocents, Martyrs - Feast  Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon: The innocents were slaughtered as infants for Christ; spotless, they follow the Lamb and sing for ever: Glory to you, O Lord. Collect: O God, whom the Holy Innocents confessed and proclaimed on this day, not by speaking but by dying, grant, we pray, that the faith in you which we confess with our lips may also speak through our manner of life. Through our Lord…

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Daily Services Saturday 28th December 2019

Dec 28
United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Sunday 29th December 2019 – The Holy Family

Dec 29
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Sunday 29 December 2019 The Holy Family  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Luke 2: 16 The shepherds went in haste, and found Mary and Joseph and the Infant lying in a manger. Collect: O God, who were pleased to give us the shining example of the Holy Family, graciously grant that we may imitate them in practising the virtues of family life and in the bonds of charity, and so, in the joy of your house, delight one day in…

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Daily Services Sunday 29th December 2019 THE HOLY FAMILY of JESUS MARY & JOSEPH

Dec 29
United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Monday 30th December 2019

Dec 30
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Monday 30 December 2019 6th day within the octave of Christmas  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Wisdom 18: 14-15 When a profound silence covered all things and night was in the middle of its course, your all-powerful Word, O Lord, bounded from heaven’s royal throne. Collect: Grant, we pray, almighty God, that the newness of the Nativity in the flesh of your Only Begotten Son may set us free, for ancient servitude holds us bound beneath the yoke of sin.…

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Daily Services Monday 30th December 2019

Dec 30
United Kingdom
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Daily Readings Tuesday 31st December 2019

Dec 31
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Tuesday 31 December 2019 7th day within the octave of Christmas  (optional commemoration of Saint Silvester I, Pope) Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Is 9: 5 A child is born for us, and a son is given to us; his sceptre of power rests upon his shoulder, and his name will be called Messenger of great counsel. Collect: Almighty ever-living God, who in the Nativity of your Son established the beginning and fulfilment of all religion, grant, we pray, that…

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Daily Services Tuesday 31st December 2019 NEW YEAR’S EVE

Dec 31
United Kingdom
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January 2020

Daily Readings Wednesday 1st January 2020 – Mary, Mother of God – Solemnity

1st January 2020
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Wednesday 1 January 2020 Mary, Mother of God - Solemnity  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Hail, Holy Mother, who gave birth to the King, who rules heaven and earth for ever. Or: Cf. Is 9: 1, 5; Luke 1: 33 Today a light will shine upon us, for the Lord is born for us; and he will be called Wondrous God, Prince of peace, Father of future ages: and his reign will be without end. Collect: O God, who through the…

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Daily Readings Thursday 2nd January 2020

2nd January 2020
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Thursday 2 January 2020 Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops, Doctors  on 2 January Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Sir 44: 15, 14 Let the peoples recount the wisdom of the Saints, and let the Church proclaim their praise. Their names will live on and on. Collect: O God, who were pleased to give light to your Church by the example and teaching of the Bishops Saints Basil and Gregory, grant, we pray, that in humility we…

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Daily Readings Friday 3rd January 2020

3rd January 2020
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Friday 3 January 2020 3 January  or The Most Holy Name of Jesus  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 111: 4 A light has risen in the darkness for the upright of heart; the Lord is generous, merciful and just. Collect: Cast your kindly light upon your faithful, Lord, we pray, and with the splendour of your glory set their hearts ever aflame, that they may never cease to acknowledge their Saviour and may truly hold fast to him. Who…

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