Welcome to the latest St Swithun’s Catholic Primary School Portsmouth newsletter. In this issue we have special Scroll down to check out lots of other bits of news, interesting readings and more…
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The future programs for all of the sacramental programmes will appear here after the summer holidays.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019 Next Session (see above for full programmes)
Thank You so much to those Children and their Parents, who took a part of our Holy Week’s celebrations, and Easter joy. 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|
|6th July 2019 THURSDAY||5.00pm to 6.30pm||Session XV – Following Jesus Christ & the ways to be involved||St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea|
|7TH July 2018 SUNDAY||10:15am Mass||Thanksgiving Mass together with the previous year First Communion Children||St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea|
|14TH July 2018 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 after Easter 2019 are:
1st Session – 23rd May, Thursday from 6.45pm to 7.45pm in the Presbytery (105 Waverley Rd);
2nd Session -6th June, Thursday from 6.45pm to 8.00pm in the Presbytery (105 Waverley Rd);
30th June- at 10.15am Sunday Mass in St Swithun’s church – Introducing the children to the Community of the Church and the First Anointing with the Catechumens’ Oil;
14th July 2019 Sunday at 10.15am Mass – SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM.
These will be normally held on Fridays at St Swithun’s Church, commencing at 10:00am. We look forward to welcoming you at your child’s class mass.
|Friday 24th May 2019||10:00am||Wolves and Zebras||St Swithun’s Church|
|Friday 14th June 2019||10:00am||Leopards and Panthers||St Swithun’s Church|
|Friday 21st June 2019||10:00am||Gorillas and Kangaroos||St Swithun’s Church|
We look forward to welcoming you at your child’s class mass. Please note the change of time and place.
These will be held in the School Hall every Wednesday afternoon. Please join us for your own child’s class assembly, which begins at 3:10pm for which you may arrive at the School Office from 3:00pm.
|1st May 2019||3:10pm||Kangaroos|
|8th May 2019||3:10pm||Gorillas|
|15th May 2019||3:10pm||Starfish|
|22nd May 2019||3:10pm||Wolves|
|5th June 2019||3:10pm||Seahorses|
|12th June 2019||3:10pm||Zebras|
|19th June 2019||3:10pm||Panthers|
These will be held in class. Please join us at 9:15am for your child’s class liturgy.
|1st May 2019||9:15am||Dolphins|
|8th May 2019||9:15am||Seahorses|
|12th June 2019||9:15am||Starfish|
|19th June 2019||9:15am||Ladybirds|
Please note change of dates for some Class Liturgies.
Please note that the dates on the Portsmouth City Council website DO NOT include our Inset days. These can be found here in our newsletters, or on our website.
Monday 22nd July 2019
Tuesday 23rd July 2019
Wednesday 4th September 2019
As you may be aware, we now provide childcare through school holidays and day closures. It is run by the same team who provide Sunlight and Twilight care, so if you need childcare for May Half Term or Summer Holidays, please do contact the Extended Day team directly on sunandtwilight@st- swithuns.portsmouth.sch.uk or via the Office
N.B. No holiday care is available for 27th – 30th August.
|Holiday Care Available from||to|
|28th May 2019||31st May 2019|
|24th July 2019||23rd August 2019|
|2nd September 2019||4th September 2019|