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St Swithuns RC Church Southsea was live.
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HOLY TUESDAY 7th April 2020 – The Holy Mass at 9.00am, Intention: Thanksgiving for the life of Dear Len Edwards on His Birthday … See MoreSee Less
Good Morning Dear Sisters & Brothers. Have a very Blessed Holy Tuesday, and let us pray together.
Today we can join to sing/meditate PSALM 41 – Song – On Betrayal
1 Happy are those who consider the poor; the Lord delivers them in the day of trouble 2 The Lord protects them and keeps them alive; they are called happy in the land
You do not give them up to the will of their enemies 3 The Lord sustains them on their sickbed; in their illness you heal all their infirmities 4 As for me, I said, ‘O Lord, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against you’ 5 My enemies wonder in malice when I will die, and my name perish 6 And when they come to see me, they utter empty words, while their hearts gather mischief; when they go out, they tell it abroad
7 All who hate me whisper together about me; they imagine the worst for me 1 Happy are those who consider the poor; the Lord delivers them in the day of trouble 2a The Lord protects them and keeps them alive; they are called happy in the land 8 They think that a deadly thing has fastened on me, that I will not rise again from where I lie 9 Even my bosom friend in whom I trusted, who ate of my bread, has lifted the heel against me
10 But you, O Lord, be gracious to me, and raise me up, that I may repay them 11 By this I know that you are pleased with me; because my enemy has not triumphed over me 12 But you have upheld me because of my integrity, and set me in your presence for ever 13 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting Amen and Amen
Good morning everyone from Brian & Linda
Thanks be to God. Thank you Fr Marcin for the Mass. Stay safe and BLESSED.
Thank you Father Marcin for celebrating Mass with all of us and keeping us close to God.
Good morning dear brothers and sisters in Christ. Blessed birthday wishes dear Len , have a wonderful day.
Good morning my sisters and brothers in Christ. Let us be united in prayer for all those who are most needed at this time especially Boris Johnson.
Thank you for your blessing father
Peace of the Lord be with you all.
Peace be with you all.
Happy Birthday Len
Thank you Father
happy birthday Len
Peace to everyone
God bless Father
Grant us peace
Thank you Fr. Marvin, have a good day.
Peace be with you
Peace be with you
Lord graciously hear us
Peace be with you all
Good morning everyone.
Good morning all🙏🏻
Thank you Father Marcin
peace be with you
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TODAY, LIVE THROUGH OUR FACEBOOK PROFILE:– at 9.00am – The Holy Mass;– at 11.30am – before-noon Coffee Time (In Polish);– at 3.00pm – Divine Mercy Chaplet with the readings from ‘The Diary’ of St Sr Faustina;– at 6.00pm – The Holy Mass (in Polish)– at 8.30pm – ‘a glass of wine with Q&A’NOT in Faceboook:Sacrament of Confessionfrom 7.30am & 8.30amfrom 7.00pm & 8.00pmPlease, pray for us … See MoreSee Less
Lovely mass father
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CHRISTIAN MORNING MEDITATION:‘Draw Close to Christ 7 April 2020Tuesday of Holy WeekJohn 13:21-33, 36-38 When he had said this, Jesus was deeply troubled and testified, “Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” The disciples looked at one another, at a loss as to whom he meant. One of his disciples, the one whom Jesus loved, was reclining at Jesus’s side. So Simon Peter nodded to him to find out whom he meant. He leaned back against Jesus’s chest and said to him, “Master, who is it?” Jesus answered, “It is the one to whom I hand the morsel after I have dipped it.” So he dipped the morsel and [took it and] handed it to Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot. After he took the morsel, Satan entered him. So Jesus said to him, “What you are going to do, do quickly.” [Now] none of those reclining at table realized why he said this to him. Some thought that since Judas kept the money bag, Jesus had told him, “Buy what we need for the feast,” or to give something to the poor. So he took the morsel and left at onc e. And it was night. When he had left, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. [If God is glorified in him,] God will also glorify him in himself, and he will glorify him at once. My children, I will be with you only a little while longer. You will look for me, and as I told the Jews, ‘Where I go you cannot come,’ so now I say it to you.” Simon Peter said to him, “Master, where are you going?” Jesus answered [him], “Where I am going, you cannot follow me now, though you will follow later.” Peter said to him, “Master, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me? Amen, amen, I say to you, the cock will not crow before you deny me three times.”Opening Prayer: Come Holy Spirit, open my heart to hear what you want me to hear. Help me to draw close to Christ always.Encountering Christ:1. Worth The Cost?: Judas’s betrayal was spiteful and greedy. He had been looking for an opportunity to hand Jesus over so he could collect his meager thirty pieces of silver (Matthew 26:14-16). When we reflect on Judas’s betrayal, we can ask ourselves when we have betrayed Our Lord through our sins. What do we have to gain when we sin? Is it momentary pleasure, a fleeting grasp at money or power, or simply foolish pride? No matter what momentary gain we think we receive, it is never worth the cost of the pain it causes Jesus, others, and ourselves.2. The Law of the Gift: As soon as Judas left, Jesus announced, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him” (John 13:31). Christ was glorified when his Passion had begun, the hour when he offered his blood to save us from our sins. God the Father was also glorified in Christ’s Passion because the Son obediently did his will. God the Father sent Jesus to die for our sins; this was Christ’s mission. Jesus spoke earlier of glorifying God the Father through his death: “Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit” (John 12:24). This is the Law of the Gift. Christ gave his life for us in the ultimate act of self-giving love. We too live by the Law of the Gift, for we are most fulfilled when we lovingly give ourselves to others. St. Paul VI wrote: “man…cannot fully find himself except through a sincere gift of himself” (G audium et Spes, #24).3. Draw Close to Christ: Peter’s denial later in the Passion narrative was driven by fear (Matthew 26:69-75). He desired to follow Jesus even unto death: “I will lay down my life for you” (John 13:37), but Peter’s fear caused him to distance himself from Jesus. Peter felt threatened, so he disguised his Christian identity by denying Christ; he even cursed and swore to prove it. Notice how St. John drew so close to Christ that “he leaned back against Jesus’s chest” (John 13:25) at the Last Supper. He was also the only apostle that stayed with Jesus through his entire Passion. Who do we choose to imitate this Holy Week? Peter, who was ashamed of being “too Christian,” or John who always remained close to his Savior?Conversing with Christ: Jesus, may I never betray or deny you, but instead always draw ever closer to you. I know that, with you near me, guiding me day by day, I can learn to give myself to others through acts of selfless love. Help me die to myself so that it is no longer I who lives, but you who lives in me (cf. Galatians 2:20).Resolution: Lord, today by your grace, I will offer an act of selfless love for someone.stswithuns.org.uk/event/dr-07042020 … See MoreSee Less
Thank you Fr. Marcin for this beautiful meditation
St Swithuns RC Church Southsea was live.
15 hours ago
6th April 2020, Holy Monday ‘A glass of wine with Fr Marcin’ … See MoreSee Less
Good evening from Brian & Linda
Thank you Fr Marcin
Abortion,contraception and homosexuality
You’re from the moon.
Thank you Fr. Marcin for your dedication, we appreciate it very much!
I agree the celibacy is a beautiful offering to God for priests a wife would be a distraction. The example you gave of the married couple is beautiful too.
Giving of yourself to Church and God as Jesus Christ did for the service of mankind.
Sorry I’m with medicines and I need something strong, original coke with bubbles, caffeine and sugar!!
Ohh bless her, she would be do proud.
Giuseppe is watching with me but no alcohol today, headache! 😊
Thank you Father. God bless…have a lovely evening
Good evening.. Paul is putting the boys to sleep today 🙂
That’s a joke by the way. God bless you!
Bubbly sparkling water.
great point father about wealth of experience that a priest engages in and learns from
Good evening – it's wine o'clock again.
Good evening Father.Cheers.
My aunts was a nun until she died and she was worried
Good evening father from sylwia and Ashley
Good evening to wine time.
So special to hear this and be part of our faith
Good evening Father Marcin
I have a bottle of franziskaner weissbier
Merlot 🍷 with veg sticks and hummus
Good evening Father Marcin
19 hours ago
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Thank you dear Brothers and Sisters. Let us keep praying for the souls of today's victims of Covid-19. Thank you Fr Marcin. Keep safe, everyone. 🙏🙏🙏
Good afternoon to all my dear friends. Let us be united in our prayers for those who need most especially the dying. God bless you all.
To be in your presence not rushing away………This is my desire O Lord
praying with you all
Good afternoon dearest friends.
Ja też oglądam I modlę się za wszystkich
Thank you Alba
I am also watching.
Thanks. Fr Marcin Drabik