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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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February 2021

Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows

Feb 27
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Daily Reading Saturday 27th February 2021

Feb 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saturday 27 February 2021 Saturday of the 1st week of Lent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: cf. Psalm 18: 8 The law of the Lord is perfect; it revives the soul. The decrees of the Lord are steadfast; they give wisdom to the simple. Collect: Turn our hearts to you, eternal Father, and grant that, seeking always the one thing necessary and carrying out works of charity, we may be dedicated to your worship. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your…

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Daily Services Saturday 27th February 2021

Feb 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Daily Devotion Saturday 27th February 2021 The Holy Family

Feb 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Prayer for our earth

 Download Daily Devotions for February 2021- Month of the Holy Family Month of The Holy Family The Joyful Mysteries The Luminous Mysteries The Sorrowful Mysteries The Glorious Mysteries SATURDAYS  Download Daily Devotions for February 2021- Month of the Holy Family

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Blessed Daniel Brottier

Feb 28
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Daily Reading Sunday 28th February 2021

Feb 28
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Sunday 28 February 2021 2nd Sunday of Lent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: cf. Psalm 26: 8-9 Of you my heart has spoken, Seek his face. It is your face, O Lord, that I seek; hide not your face from me. Or: cf. Psalm 24: 6, 2, 22 Remember your compassion, O Lord, and your merciful love, for they are from of old. Let not our enemies exult over us. Redeem us, O God of Israel, from all our distress.…

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Daily Services Sunday 28th February 2021 2nd Sunday of Lent B

Feb 28
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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March 2021

Saint David – Patron Saint of Wales

Mar 1
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint David of Wales’ Story (d. March 1, 589) David is the patron saint of Wales and perhaps the most famous of British saints. Ironically, we have little reliable information about him. It is known that he became a priest, engaged in missionary work, and founded many monasteries, including his principal abbey in southwestern Wales. Many stories and legends sprang up about David and his Welsh monks. Their austerity was extreme. They worked in silence without the help of animals…

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Daily Reading Monday 1st March 2021

Mar 1
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Monday 1 March 2021 Saint David, Bishop - Feast  Liturgical Colour: White. Readings at Mass Entrance Antiphon: Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings glad tidings of peace, bearing good news, announcing salvation! Collect: O God, who graciously bestowed on your Bishop St David of Wales the virtue of wisdom and the gift of eloquence, and made him an example of prayer and pastoral zeal; grant that, through his intercession, your Church may ever…

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Daily Services Monday 1st March 2021

Mar 1
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saint Agnes of Bohemia

Mar 2
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Agnes of Bohemia’s Story (1205 – March 6, 1282) Agnes had no children of her own but was certainly life-giving for all who knew her. Agnes was the daughter of Queen Constance and King Ottokar I of Bohemia. She was betrothed to the Duke of Silesia, who died three years later. As she grew up, she decided she wanted to enter the religious life. After declining marriages to King Henry VII of Germany and King Henry III of England, Agnes…

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Daily Reading Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Mar 2
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Tuesday 2 March 2021 Tuesday of the 2nd week of Lent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Psalm 12: 4-5 Give light to my eyes lest I fall asleep in death, lest my enemy say: I have overcome him. Collect: Guard your Church, we pray, O Lord, in your unceasing mercy, and, since without you mortal humanity is sure to fall, may we be kept by your constant helps from all harm and directed to all that brings salvation. Through…

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Daily Services Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Mar 2
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Facebook Only – Wine ‘O’ Clock Q&A with Fr. Marcin

Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

WE are coming back to our evening meetings with a glass of wine (not necessary) for our Q&A of The Catholic Faith. This will happen via through our Facebook Profile: @Stswithuns.org.uk.  TUESDAY at 8.00pm – general questions; THURSDAY at 8.00pm – Subject: ‘Purgatory’. Everyone is welcome to join, to send the questions about our Catholic Faith, or just join us to listen to, pray for each other and keep in touch. Join Father Marcin on line via our facebook page…

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Saint Katharine Drexel

Mar 3
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Katharine Drexel’s Story (November 26, 1858 -March 3, 1955 ) If your father is an international banker and you ride in a private railroad car, you are not likely to be drawn into a life of voluntary poverty. But if your mother opens your home to the poor three days each week and your father spends half an hour each evening in prayer, it is not impossible that you will devote your life to the poor and give away millions…

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Daily Reading Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Mar 3
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Wednesday 3 March 2021 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Lent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Psalm 37: 22-23 Forsake me not, O Lord! My God, be not far from me! Make haste and come to my help, O Lord, my strong salvation! Collect: Keep your family, O Lord, schooled always in good works, and so comfort them with your protection here as to lead them graciously to gifts on high. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who…

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Daily Services Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Mar 3
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saint Casimir

Mar 4
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Casimir’s Story (1458 – 1483) Casimir, born of kings and in line to be a king himself, was filled with exceptional values and learning by a great teacher, John Dlugosz. Even his critics could not say that his conscientious objection indicated softness. As a teenager, Casimir lived a highly disciplined, even severe life, sleeping on the ground, spending a great part of the night in prayer and dedicating himself to lifelong celibacy. When nobles in Hungary became dissatisfied with…

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Daily Reading Thursday 4th March 2021

Mar 4
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Thursday 4 March 2021 Thursday of the 2nd week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Casimir) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Psalm 138: 23-24 Test me, O God, and know my thoughts. See that my path is not wicked, and lead me in the way everlasting. Collect: O God, who delight in innocence and restore it, direct the hearts of your servants to yourself, that, caught up in the fire of your Spirit, we may be found steadfast in…

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Daily Services Thursday 4th March 2021

Mar 4
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Facebook Only – Wine ‘O’ Clock Q&A with Fr. Marcin

Mar 4 @ 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm
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St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

WE are coming back to our evening meetings with a glass of wine (not necessary) for our Q&A of The Catholic Faith. This will happen via through our Facebook Profile: @Stswithuns.org.uk.  TUESDAY at 8.00pm – general questions; THURSDAY at 8.00pm – Subject: ‘Purgatory’. Everyone is welcome to join, to send the questions about our Catholic Faith, or just join us to listen to, pray for each other and keep in touch. Join Father Marcin on line via our facebook page…

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Saint John Joseph of the Cross

Mar 5
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint John Joseph of the Cross’ Story (August 15, 1654 – March 5, 1734) Self-denial is never an end in itself but is only a help toward greater charity—as the life of Saint John Joseph shows. John Joseph was very ascetic even as a young man. At 16, he joined the Franciscans in Naples; he was the first Italian to follow the reform movement of Saint Peter Alcantara. John Joseph’s reputation for holiness prompted his superiors to put him in charge of establishing…

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Daily Reading Friday 5th March 2021

Mar 5
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Friday 5 March 2021 Friday of the 2nd week of Lent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Psalm 30: 2, 5 In you, O Lord, I put my trust, let me never be put to shame; release me from the snare they have hidden for me, for you indeed are my refuge. Collect: Grant, we pray, almighty God, that, purifying us by the sacred practice of penance, you may lead us in sincerity of heart to attain the holy things…

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Daily Services Friday 5th March 2021

Mar 5
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saint Mary Ann of Jesus of Paredes

Mar 6
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Mary Ann of Jesus of Paredes’ Story (October 31, 1618 – May 26, 1645) Mary Ann grew close to God and his people during her short life. The youngest of eight, Mary Ann was born in Quito, Ecuador, which had been brought under Spanish control in 1534. She joined the Secular Franciscans and led a life of prayer and penance at home, leaving her parents’ house only to go to church and to perform some work of charity. She…

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Daily Reading Saturday 6th March 2021

Mar 6
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saturday 6 March 2021 Saturday of the 2nd week of Lent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Psalm 144: 8-9 The Lord is kind and full of compassion, slow to anger, abounding in mercy. How good is the Lord to all, compassionate to all his creatures. Collect: O God, who grant us by glorious healing remedies while still on earth to be partakers of the things of heaven, guide us, we pray, through this present life and bring us to that…

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Daily Services Saturday 6th March 2021

Mar 6
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saints Perpetua and Felicity

Mar 7
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saints Perpetua and Felicity’s Story (d. 203) “When my father in his affection for me was trying to turn me from my purpose by arguments and thus weaken my faith, I said to him, ‘Do you see this vessel—waterpot or whatever it may be? Can it be called by any other name than what it is?’ ‘No,’ he replied. ‘So also I cannot call myself by any other name than what I am—a Christian.’” So writes Perpetua: young, beautiful, well-educated,…

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Daily Reading Sunday 7th March 2021

Mar 7
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Sunday 7 March 2021 3rd Sunday of Lent - Proper Readings  (see also The Samaritan Woman) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Psalm 24: 15-16 My eyes are always on the Lord, for he rescues my feet from the snare. Turn to me and have mercy on me, for I am alone and poor. Or: Cf. Ezekiel 36: 23-26 When I prove my holiness among you, I will gather you from all the foreign lands; and I will pour clean…

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Daily Services Sunday 7th March 2021 3rd Sunday of Lent B

Mar 7
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saint John of God

Mar 8
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint John of God’s Story ( March 8, 1495 – March 8, 1550) Having given up active Christian belief while a soldier, John was 40 before the depth of his sinfulness began to dawn on him. He decided to give the rest of his life to God’s service, and headed at once for Africa where he hoped to free captive Christians and, possibly, be martyred. He was soon advised that his desire for martyrdom was not spiritually well based, and returned to Spain…

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Daily Reading Monday 8th March 2021

Mar 8
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Monday 8 March 2021 Monday of the 3rd week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint John of God, Religious) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Psalm 83: 3 My soul is longing and yearning for the courts of the Lord. My heart and my flesh cry out to the living God. Collect: May your unfailing compassion, O Lord, cleanse and protect your Church, and, since without you she cannot stand secure, may she be always governed by your grace. Through our…

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Daily Services Monday 8th March 2021

Mar 8
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saint Frances of Rome

Mar 9
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

 Saint Frances of Rome’s Story (1384 – March 9, 1440) Frances’ life combines aspects of secular and religious life. A devoted and loving wife, she longed for a lifestyle of prayer and service, so she organized a group of women to minister to the needs of Rome’s poor. Born of wealthy parents, Frances found herself attracted to the religious life during her youth. But her parents objected and a young nobleman was selected to be her husband. As she became…

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Daily Reading Tuesday 9th March 2021

Mar 9
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Tuesday 9 March 2021 Tuesday of the 3rd week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Frances of Rome, Religious) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Psalm 16: 6, 8 To you I call, for you will surely heed me, O God; turn your ear to me; hear my words. Guard me as the apple of your eye; in the shadow of your wings protect me. Collect: May your grace not forsake us, O Lord, we pray, but make us dedicated…

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Daily Services Tuesday 9th March 2021

Mar 9
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Facebook Only – Wine ‘O’ Clock Q&A with Fr. Marcin

Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

WE are coming back to our evening meetings with a glass of wine (not necessary) for our Q&A of The Catholic Faith. This will happen via through our Facebook Profile: @Stswithuns.org.uk.  TUESDAY at 8.00pm – general questions; THURSDAY at 8.00pm – Subject: ‘Purgatory’. Everyone is welcome to join, to send the questions about our Catholic Faith, or just join us to listen to, pray for each other and keep in touch. Join Father Marcin on line via our facebook page…

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Saint Dominic Savio

Mar 10
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Dominic Savio’s Story (April 2, 1842 – March 9, 1857) So many holy persons seem to die young. Among them was Dominic Savio, the patron of choirboys. Born into a peasant family at Riva, Italy, young Dominic joined Saint John Bosco as a student at the Oratory in Turin at the age of 12. He impressed Don Bosco with his desire to be a priest and to help him in his work with neglected boys. A peacemaker and an organizer, young…

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Daily Reading Wednesday 10th March 2021

Mar 10
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Thursday 11 March 2021 Thursday of the 3rd week of Lent - Proper Readings  (see also The Samaritan Woman) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord. Should they cry to me in any distress, I will hear them, and I will be their Lord for ever. Collect: We implore your majesty most humbly, O Lord, that, as the feast of our salvation draws ever closer, so we may press forward all the…

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Daily Services Wednesday 10th March 2021

Mar 10
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saint John Ogilvie

Mar 11
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint John Ogilvie’s Story (1579 –  March 10, 1615) John Ogilvie’s noble Scottish family was partly Catholic and partly Presbyterian. His father raised him as a Calvinist, sending him to the continent to be educated. There, John became interested in the popular debates going on between Catholic and Calvinist scholars. Confused by the arguments of Catholic scholars whom he sought out, he turned to Scripture. Two texts particularly struck him: “God wills all men to be saved and come to…

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Daily Reading Thursday 11th March 2021

Mar 11
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Thursday 11 March 2021 Thursday of the 3rd week of Lent - Proper Readings  (see also The Samaritan Woman) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord. Should they cry to me in any distress, I will hear them, and I will be their Lord for ever. Collect: We implore your majesty most humbly, O Lord, that, as the feast of our salvation draws ever closer, so we may press forward all the…

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Daily Services Thursday 11th March 2021

Mar 11
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Mar 11 @ 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

WE are coming back to our evening meetings with a glass of wine (not necessary) for our Q&A of The Catholic Faith. This will happen via through our Facebook Profile: @Stswithuns.org.uk.  TUESDAY at 8.00pm – general questions; THURSDAY at 8.00pm – Subject: ‘Purgatory’. Everyone is welcome to join, to send the questions about our Catholic Faith, or just join us to listen to, pray for each other and keep in touch. Join Father Marcin on line via our facebook page…

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Blessed Angela Salawa

Mar 12
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Blessed Angela Salawa’s Story (September 9, 1881 – March 12, 1922) Angela served Christ and Christ’s little ones with all her strength. Born in Siepraw, near Kraków, Poland, she was the 11th child of Bartlomiej and Ewa Salawa. In 1897, she moved to Kraków where her older sister Therese lived. Angela immediately began to gather together and instruct young women domestic workers. During World War I, she helped prisoners of war without regard for their nationality or religion. The writings of Teresa…

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Daily Reading Friday 12th March 2021

Mar 12
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Friday 12 March 2021 Friday of the 3rd week of Lent - Proper Readings  (see also The Samaritan Woman) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Psalm 85: 8, 10 Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord, for you are great and do marvellous deeds; you alone are God. Collect: Pour your grace into our hearts, we pray, O Lord, that we may be constantly drawn away from unruly desires and obey by your own gift the heavenly teaching…

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Daily Services Friday 12th March 2021

Mar 12
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Saint Leander of Seville

Mar 13
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Saint Leander of Seville’s Story (c. 534 – March 13, 600 or 601) The next time you recite the Nicene Creed at Mass, think of today’s saint. For it was Leander of Seville who, as bishop, introduced the practice in the sixth century. He saw it as a way to help reinforce the faith of his people and as an antidote against the heresy of Arianism, which denied the divinity of Christ. By the end of his life, Leander had…

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Daily Reading Saturday 13th March 2021

Mar 13
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saturday 13 March 2021 Saturday of the 3rd week of Lent - Proper Readings  (see also The Samaritan Woman) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Psalm 102: 2-3 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all his benefits; it is he who forgives all your sins. Collect: Rejoicing in this annual celebration of our Lenten observance, we pray, O Lord, that, with our hearts set on the paschal mysteries, we may be gladdened by their full effects. Through our…

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Daily Services Saturday 13th March 2021

Mar 13
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saint Maximilian of Tebessa

Mar 14
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Saint Maximilian of Tebessa’s Story (274 – March 12, 295) We have an early, precious, almost unembellished account of the martyrdom of Saint Maximilian in modern-day Algeria. Brought before the proconsul Dion, Maximilian refused enlistment in the Roman army saying, “I cannot serve, I cannot do evil. I am a Christian.” Dion replied: “You must serve or die.” Maximilian: “I will never serve. You can cut off my head, but I will not be a soldier of this world, for…

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Daily Reading Sunday 14th March 2021

Mar 14
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Sunday 14 March 2021 4th Sunday of Lent - Proper Readings  (see also The Man Born Blind) Liturgical Colour: Rose or Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Isaiah 66: 10-11 Rejoice, Jerusalem, and all who love her. Be joyful, all who were in mourning; exult and be satisfied at her consoling breast. Collect: O God, who through your Word reconcile the human race to yourself in a wonderful way, grant, we pray, that with prompt devotion and eager faith the Christian people…

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Daily Services Sunday 14th March 2021 4th Sunday of Lent B

Mar 14
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saint Louise de Marillac

Mar 15
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Saint Louise de Marillac’s Story (August 12, 1591 – March 15, 1660) Born near Meux, France, Louise lost her mother when she was still a child, her beloved father when she was but 15. Her desire to become a nun was discouraged by her confessor, and a marriage was arranged. One son was born of this union. But Louise soon found herself nursing her beloved husband through a long illness that finally led to his death. Louise was fortunate to have…

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Daily Reading Monday 15th March 2021

Mar 15
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Monday 15 March 2021 Monday of the 4th week of Lent - Proper Readings  (see also The Man Born Blind) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Psalm 30: 7-8 As for me, I trust in the Lord. Let me be glad and rejoice in your mercy, for you have seen my affliction. Collect: O God, who renew the world through mysteries beyond all telling, grant, we pray, that your Church may be guided by your eternal design and not be…

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Daily Services Monday 15th March 2021

Mar 15
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saint Clement Mary Hofbauer

Mar 16
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Saint Clement Mary Hofbauer’s Story (December 26, 1751 – March 15, 1820) Clement might be called the second founder of the Redemptorists, as it was he who carried the congregation of Saint Alphonsus Liguori to the people north of the Alps. John, the name given him at Baptism, was born in Moravia into a poor family, the ninth of 12 children. Although he longed to be a priest, there was no money for studies, and he was apprenticed to a…

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Daily Reading Tuesday 16th March 2021

Mar 16
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Tuesday 16 March 2021 Tuesday of the 4th week of Lent - Proper Readings  (see also The Man Born Blind) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Isaiah 55: 1 All who are thirsty, come to the waters, says the Lord. Though you have no money, come and drink with joy. Collect: May the venerable exercises of holy devotion shape the hearts of your faithful, O Lord, to welcome worthily the Paschal Mystery and proclaim the praises of your salvation. Through…

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Daily Services Tuesday 16th March 2021

Mar 16
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saint Patrick

Mar 17
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Saint Patrick’s Story (c. 386 – 461) Legends about Patrick abound; but truth is best served by our seeing two solid qualities in him: He was humble and he was courageous. The determination to accept suffering and success with equal indifference guided the life of God’s instrument for winning most of Ireland for Christ. Details of his life are uncertain. Current research places his dates of birth and death a little later than earlier accounts. Patrick may have been born…

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Daily Reading Wednesday 17th March 2021

Mar 17
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Wednesday 17 March 2021 Saint Patrick, Bishop, Missionary - Feast  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Psalm 95:2–3 Proclaim the salvation of God day by day; tell among the nations his glory. Collect: O God, who chose the Bishop Saint Patrick to preach your glory to the peoples of Ireland, grant, through his merits and intercession, that those who glory in the name of Christian may never cease to proclaim your wondrous deeds to all. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your…

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Daily Services Wednesday 17th March 2021

Mar 17
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saint Cyril of Jerusalem

Mar 18
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Saint Cyril of Jerusalem’s Story (c. 315 – March 18, 386) The crises that the Church faces today may seem minor when compared with the threat posed by the Arian heresy, which denied the divinity of Christ and almost overcame Christianity in the fourth century. Cyril was to be caught up in the controversy, accused of Arianism by Saint Jerome, and ultimately vindicated both by the men of his own time and by being declared a Doctor of the Church…

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Daily Reading Thursday 18th March 2021

Mar 18
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Thursday 18 March 2021 Thursday of the 4th week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop, Doctor) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Psalm 104: 3-4 Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice; turn to the Lord and his strength; constantly seek his face. Collect: We invoke your mercy in humble prayer, O Lord, that you may cause us, your servants, corrected by penance and schooled by good works, to persevere sincerely in your commands and…

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Daily Services Thursday 18th March 2021

Mar 18
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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WE are coming back to our evening meetings with a glass of wine (not necessary) for our Q&A of The Catholic Faith. This will happen via through our Facebook Profile: @Stswithuns.org.uk.  TUESDAY at 8.00pm – general questions; THURSDAY at 8.00pm – Subject: ‘Purgatory’. Everyone is welcome to join, to send the questions about our Catholic Faith, or just join us to listen to, pray for each other and keep in touch. Join Father Marcin on line via our facebook page…

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Saint Joseph Husband of Mary

Mar 19
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Saint Joseph’s Story The Bible pays Joseph the highest compliment: he was a “just” man. The quality meant a lot more than faithfulness in paying debts. When the Bible speaks of God “justifying” someone, it means that God, the all-holy or “righteous” one, so transforms a person that the individual shares somehow in God’s own holiness, and hence it is really “right” for God to love him or her. In other words, God is not playing games, acting as if…

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Daily Reading Friday 19th March 2021

Mar 19
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Friday 19 March 2021 Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Luke 12: 42 Behold, a faithful and prudent steward, whom the Lord set over his household. Collect: Grant, we pray, almighty God, that by Saint Joseph’s intercession your Church may constantly watch over the unfolding of the mysteries of human salvation, whose beginnings you entrusted to his faithful care. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with…

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Daily Services Friday 19th March 2021

Mar 19
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saint Salvator of Horta

Mar 20
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Saint Salvator of Horta’s Story (1520 – March 18, 1567) A reputation for holiness does have some drawbacks. Public recognition can be a nuisance at times—as the confreres of Salvator found out. Salvator was born during Spain’s Golden Age. Art, politics, and wealth were flourishing. So was religion. Ignatius of Loyola founded the Society of Jesus in 1540. Salvator’s parents were poor. At the age of 21, he entered the Franciscans as a brother and was soon known for his…

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Daily Reading Saturday 20th March 2021

Mar 20
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saturday 20 March 2021 Saturday of the 4th week of Lent - Proper Readings  (see also The Man Born Blind) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Psalm 17: 5, 7 The waves of death rose about me; the pains of the netherworld surrounded me. In my anguish I called to the Lord, and from his holy temple he heard my voice. Collect: May the working of your mercy, O Lord, we pray, direct our hearts aright, for without your grace…

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Daily Services Saturday 20th March 2021

Mar 20
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Blessed John of Parma

Mar 21
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Blessed John of Parma’s Story (1209–1289) The seventh general minister of the Franciscan Order, John was known for his attempts to bring back the earlier spirit of the Order after the death of Saint Francis of Assisi. He was born in Parma, Italy, in 1209. It was when he was a young philosophy professor known for his piety and learning that God called him to bid good-bye to the world he was used to and enter the new world of the…

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Daily Reading Sunday 21st March 2021

Mar 21
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Tuesday 30 March 2021 Tuesday of Holy Week  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Psalm 26: 12 Do not leave me to the will of my foes, O Lord, for false witnesses rise up against me and they breathe out violence. Collect: Almighty ever-living God, grant us so to celebrate the mysteries of the Lord’s Passion that we may merit to receive your pardon. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity…

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Daily Services Sunday 21st March 2021 5th Sunday of Lent B

Mar 21
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saint Nicholas Owen

Mar 22
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Saint Nicholas Owen’s Story (? – 1606) Nicholas, familiarly known as “Little John,” was small in stature but big in the esteem of his fellow Jesuits. Born at Oxford, this humble artisan saved the lives of many priests and laypersons in England during the penal times (1559-1829), when a series of statutes punished Catholics for the practice of their faith. Over a period of about 20 years, Nicholas used his skills to build secret hiding places for priests throughout the…

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Daily Reading Monday 22nd March 2021

Mar 22
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Monday 22 March 2021 Monday of the 5th week of Lent - Proper Readings  (see also Lazarus) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Psalm 55: 2 Have mercy on me, O God, for people assail me; they fight me all day long and oppress me. Collect: O God, by whose wondrous grace we are enriched with every blessing, grant us so to pass from former ways to newness of life, that we may be made ready for the glory of…

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Daily Services Monday 22nd March 2021

Mar 22
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo

Mar 23
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Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo’s Story (November 16, 1538 – March 23, 1606) Together with Rose of Lima, Turibius is the first known saint of the New World, serving the Lord in Peru, South America, for 26 years. Born in Spain and educated for the law, he became so brilliant a scholar that he was made professor of law at the University of Salamanca and eventually became chief judge of the Inquisition at Granada. He succeeded too well. But he was…

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Daily Reading Tuesday 23rd March 2021

Mar 23
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Tuesday 23 March 2021 Tuesday of the 5th week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo, Bishop) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Psalm 26: 14 Wait for the Lord; be strong; be stouthearted, and wait for the Lord! Collect: Grant us, we pray, O Lord, perseverance in obeying your will, that in our days the people dedicated to your service may grow in both merit and number. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns…

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Daily Services Tuesday 23rd March 2021

Mar 23
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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WE are coming back to our evening meetings with a glass of wine (not necessary) for our Q&A of The Catholic Faith. This will happen via through our Facebook Profile: @Stswithuns.org.uk.  TUESDAY at 8.00pm – general questions; THURSDAY at 8.00pm – Subject: ‘Purgatory’. Everyone is welcome to join, to send the questions about our Catholic Faith, or just join us to listen to, pray for each other and keep in touch. Join Father Marcin on line via our facebook page…

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Blessed Oscar Arnulfo Romero

Mar 24
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Blessed Oscar Romero

Blessed Oscar Romero’s Story (August 15, 1917  – March 24, 1980) The night before he was murdered while celebrating Mass, Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador said on the radio: “I would like to appeal in a special way to the men of the army, and in particular to the troops of the National Guard, the police, and the garrisons. Brothers, you belong to our own people. You kill your own brother peasants; and in the face of an order…

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Daily Reading Wednesday 24th March 2021

Mar 24
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Wednesday 24 March 2021 Wednesday of the 5th week of Lent - Proper Readings  (see also Lazarus) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Psalm 17: 48-49 My deliverer from angry nations, you set me above my assailants; you saved me from the violent man, O Lord. Collect: Enlighten, O God of compassion, the hearts of your children, sanctified by penance, and in your kindness grant those you stir to a sense of devotion a gracious hearing when they cry out…

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Daily Services Wednesday 24th March 2021

Mar 24
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Annunciation of the Lord

Mar 25
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The Story of the Annunciation of the Lord The feast of the Annunciation, now recognized as a solemnity, was first celebrated in the fourth or fifth century. Its central focus is the Incarnation: God has become one of us. From all eternity God had decided that the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity should become human. Now, as Luke1:26-38 tells us, the decision is being realized. The God-Man embraces all humanity, indeed all creation, to bring it to God in one…

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Daily Reading Thursday 25th March 2021

Mar 25
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Thursday 25 March 2021 The Annunciation of the Lord - Solemnity  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Hebrews 10: 5, 7 The Lord said, as he entered the world: Behold, I come to do your will, O God. Collect: O God, who willed that your Word should take on the reality of human flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mary, grant, we pray, that we, who confess our Redeemer to be God and man, may merit to become partakers even in…

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Daily Services Thursday 25th March 2021

Mar 25
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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WE are coming back to our evening meetings with a glass of wine (not necessary) for our Q&A of The Catholic Faith. This will happen via through our Facebook Profile: @Stswithuns.org.uk.  TUESDAY at 8.00pm – general questions; THURSDAY at 8.00pm – Subject: ‘Purgatory’. Everyone is welcome to join, to send the questions about our Catholic Faith, or just join us to listen to, pray for each other and keep in touch. Join Father Marcin on line via our facebook page…

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Saint Catherine of Genoa

Mar 26
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Saint Catherine of Genoa’s story (1447 – September 15, 1510) Going to confession one day was the turning point of Catherine’s life. When Catherine was born, many Italian nobles were supporting Renaissance artists and writers. The needs of the poor and the sick were often overshadowed by a hunger for luxury and self-indulgence. Catherine’s parents were members of the nobility in Genoa. At 13, she attempted to become a nun but failed because of her age. At 16, she married…

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Daily Reading Friday 26th March 2021

Mar 26
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Friday 26 March 2021 Friday of the 5th week of Lent - Proper Readings  (see also Lazarus) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Psalm 30: 10, 16, 18 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am in distress. Deliver me from the hands of my enemies and those who pursue me. O Lord, let me never be put to shame, for I call on you. Collect: Pardon the offences of your peoples, we pray, O Lord, and in your goodness…

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Daily Services Friday 26th March 2021

Mar 26
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Lazarus

Mar 27
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Lazarus’ Story Lazarus, the friend of Jesus, the brother of Martha and Mary, was the one of whom the Jews said, “See how much he loved him.” In their sight, Jesus raised his friend Lazarus from the dead. Legends abound about the life of Lazarus after the death and resurrection of Jesus. He is supposed to have left a written account of what he saw in the next world before he was called back to life. Some say he followed…

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Daily Reading Saturday 27th March 2021

Mar 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saturday 27 March 2021 Saturday of the 5th week of Lent - Proper Readings  (see also Lazarus) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Psalm 21: 20, 7 O Lord, do not stay afar off; my strength, make haste to help me! For I am a worm and no man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people. Collect: O God, who have made all those reborn in Christ a chosen race and a royal priesthood, grant us, we pray, the grace…

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Daily Services Saturday 27th March 2021

Mar 27
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Saint Catharine of Bologna

Mar 28
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Saint Catharine of Bologna’s Story (September 8, 1413 -March 9, 1463 ) Some Franciscan saints led fairly public lives; Catharine represents the saints who served the Lord in obscurity. Born in Bologna, Catharine was related to the nobility in Ferrara, and was educated at court there. She received a liberal education at the court and developed some interest and talent in painting. In later years as a Poor Clare, Catharine sometimes did manuscript illumination and also painted miniatures. At the age…

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Daily Reading Sunday 28th March 2021

Mar 28
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Sunday 28 March 2021 Palm Sunday  Liturgical Colour: Red.  This Gospel  is read at the procession with palms before Mass: EITHER: Gospel: Mark 11:1-10 Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord. When they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, and said to them, ‘Go into the village opposite you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which…

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Daily Services Sunday 28th March 2021 Palm Sunday

Mar 28
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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saint Ludovico of Casoria

Mar 29
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Saint Ludovico of Casoria’s Story (March 11, 1814 – March 30, 1885) Born in Casoria, near Naples, Arcangelo Palmentieri was a cabinet-maker before entering the Friars Minor in 1832, taking the name Ludovico. After his ordination five years later, he taught chemistry, physics, and mathematics to younger members of his province for several years. In 1847, he had a mystical experience which he later described as a cleansing. After that, he dedicated his life to the poor and the infirm,…

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