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Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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April 2020

Saint Benedict the African

Apr 3
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Benedict the African’s Story (1526 – 1589) Benedict held important posts in the Franciscan Order and gracefully adjusted to other work when his terms of office were up. His parents were slaves brought from Africa to Messina, Sicily. Freed at 18, Benedict did farm work for a wage and soon saved enough to buy a pair of oxen. He was very proud of those animals. In time, he joined a group of hermits around Palermo and was eventually recognized…

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Daily Readings Friday 3rd April 2020

Apr 3
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Friday 3 April 2020 Friday of the 5th week of Lent - Proper Readings  (see also Lazarus) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 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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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Friday 3rd April 2020

Apr 3
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

During the Coronavirus Pandemic we are only able to stream services via Facebook. Please click on the page below to get to the live services https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ Possiblity to Go to Confession by strick appointment only during the Coronavirus Pandemic Father Marcin's Q&A Sessions nightly during the Covid-19 Pandemic    

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Parish Devotion for Friday 3rd April 2020 – Month of the Holy Spirit – Fridays

Apr 3
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Jesus Saves

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Saint Isidore of Seville

Apr 4
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Isidore of Seville’s Story (c. 560 – April 4, 636) The 76 years of Isidore’s life were a time of conflict and growth for the Church in Spain. The Visigoths had invaded the land a century and a half earlier, and shortly before Isidore’s birth they set up their own capital. They were Arians—Christians who said Christ was not God. Thus, Spain was split in two: One people (Catholic Romans) struggled with another (Arian Goths). Isidore reunited Spain, making…

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Daily Readings Saturday 4th April 2020

Apr 4
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Saturday 4 April 2020 Saturday of the 5th week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Isidore, Bishop, Doctor) Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 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…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Saturday 4th April 2020

Apr 4
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

During the Coronavirus Pandemic we are only able to stream services via Facebook. Please click on the page below to get to the live services https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ Possiblity to Go to Confession by strick appointment only during the Coronavirus Pandemic Father Marcin's Q&A Sessions nightly during the Covid-19 Pandemic    

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Parish Devotion for Saturday 4th April 2020 – Month of the Holy Spirit – Saturdays

Apr 4
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Holy Spirit Pope Francis

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Saint Vincent Ferrer

Apr 5
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Vincent Ferrer’s Story (January 23, 1350 – April 5,1419) The polarization in the Church today is a mild breeze compared with the tornado that ripped the Church apart during the lifetime of this saint. If any saint is a patron of reconciliation, Vincent Ferrer is. Despite parental opposition, he entered the Dominican Order in his native Spain at 19. After brilliant studies, he was ordained a priest by Cardinal Peter de Luna—who would figure tragically in his life. Of…

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Daily Readings Sunday 5th April 2020 – Palm Sunday

Apr 5
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Sunday 5 April 2020 Palm Sunday Liturgical Colour: Red. This gospel is read at the procession with palms before Mass: Gospel: Matthew 21:1-11 Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord! When they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, ‘Go into the village facing you, and immediately you will find an ass tied, and a colt with her: untie them and bring them to…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Sunday 5th April 2020 PALM SUNDAY

Apr 5
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

During the Coronavirus Pandemic we are only able to stream services via Facebook. Please click on the page below to get to the live services https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ Possiblity to Go to Confession by strick appointment only during the Coronavirus Pandemic Father Marcin's Q&A Sessions nightly during the Covid-19 Pandemic    

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Saint Crescentia Hoess

Apr 6
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Crescentia Hoess’ Story (October 20, 1682 – April 5, 1744) Crescentia was born in 1682, the daughter of a poor weaver, in a little town near Augsburg. She spent play time praying in the parish church, assisted those even poorer than herself and had so mastered the truths of her religion that she was permitted to make her first Holy Communion at the then unusually early age of 7. In the town she was called “the little angel.” As…

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Daily Readings Monday 6th April 2020

Apr 6
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Monday 6 April 2020 Monday of Holy Week Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 34: 1-2; 139: 8 Contend, O Lord, with my contenders; fight those who fight me. Take up your buckler and shield; arise in my defence, Lord, my mighty help. Collect: Grant, we pray, almighty God, that, though in our weakness we fail, we may be revived through the Passion of your Only Begotten Son. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Monday 6th April 2020

Apr 6
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

During the Coronavirus Pandemic we are only able to stream services via Facebook. Please click on the page below to get to the live services https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ Possiblity to Go to Confession by strick appointment only during the Coronavirus Pandemic Father Marcin's Q&A Sessions nightly during the Covid-19 Pandemic    

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Parish Devotion for Monday 6th April 2020 – Month of the Holy Spirit – Mondays

Apr 6
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Holy Spirit and the Bible

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Saint John Baptist de la Salle

Apr 7
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint John Baptist de la Salle’s Story (April 30, 1651 – April 7, 1719) Complete dedication to what he saw as God’s will for him dominated the life of John Baptist de la Salle. In 1950, Pope Pius XII named him patron of schoolteachers for his efforts in upgrading school instruction. As a young 17th-century Frenchman, John had everything going for him: scholarly bent, good looks, noble family background, money, refined upbringing. At the early age of 11, he received…

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Daily Readings Tuesday 7th April 2020

Apr 7
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Tuesday 7 April 2020 Tuesday of Holy Week Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 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 of…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Tuesday 7th April 2020

Apr 7
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

During the Coronavirus Pandemic we are only able to stream services via Facebook. Please click on the page below to get to the live services https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ Possiblity to Go to Confession by strick appointment only during the Coronavirus Pandemic Father Marcin's Q&A Sessions nightly during the Covid-19 Pandemic    

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Parish Devotion for Tuesday 7th April 2020 – Month of the Holy Spirit – Tuesdays

Apr 7
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Litany of Loreto

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Parish Youth Group & Confirmation Candidates – 2020

Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on 14th January 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on 21st January 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on 28th January 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on 7th April 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on 14th April 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on 21st April 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on 28th April 2020 at 4:00 pm

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

Our Youth, very inspiring People, a huge hope for the future. Thank You Girls & Boys for every minute spent together this year . With You it is such an Adventure Our Youth Club will meet every week, on Tuesdays – from 4.00pm to 6.00pm.   Meetings Dates to Note for 2020 The meetings will be also dedicated for all the Confirmation Candidates (those who are AT LEAST 13 years old). The Sacrament of Confirmation will take place on the…

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Saint Julie Billiart

Apr 8
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Julie Billiart’s Story (July 12, 1751 – April 8, 1816) Born in Cuvilly, France, into a family of well-to-do farmers, young Marie Rose Julie Billiart showed an early interest in religion and in helping the sick and poor. Though the first years of her life were relatively peaceful and uncomplicated, Julie had to take up manual work as a young teen when her family lost its money. However, she spent her spare time teaching catechism to young people and…

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Daily Readings Wednesday 8th April 2020

Apr 8
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Wednesday 8 April 2020 Wednesday of Holy Week Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Phil 2: 10, 8, 11 At the name of Jesus, every knee should bend of those in heaven and on the earth and under the earth, for the Lord became obedient to death, death on a cross: therefore Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Collect: O God, who willed your Son to submit for our sake to the yoke of the Cross,…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Wednesday 8th April 2020

Apr 8
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

During the Coronavirus Pandemic we are only able to stream services via Facebook. Please click on the page below to get to the live services https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ Possiblity to Go to Confession by strick appointment only during the Coronavirus Pandemic Father Marcin's Q&A Sessions nightly during the Covid-19 Pandemic    

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Parish Devotion for Wednesday 8th April 2020 – Month of the Holy Spirit – Wednesdays

Apr 8
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Healing of Christ

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Saint Casilda

Apr 9
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Casilda’s Story (d. c. 1050) Some saints’ names are far more familiar to us than others, but even the lives of obscure holy persons teach us something. And so it is with Saint Casilda. Her father was a Muslim leader in Toledo, Spain, in the 10th century. Casilda was a devout Muslim but was kind to Christian prisoners. She became ill as a young woman but did not trust that any of the local Arab doctors could cure her. So she made a…

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Daily Readings Thursday 9th April 2020 – Maundy Thursday

Apr 9
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Thursday 9 April 2020 Maundy Thursday - Evening Mass  (see also Chrism Mass) Liturgical Colour: White. Here are the readings for the evening Mass of the Lord's Supper: Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Gal 6: 14 We should glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom is our salvation, life and resurrection, through whom we are saved and delivered. Collect: O God, who have called us to participate in this most sacred Supper, in which your Only Begotten Son,…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Thursday 9th April 2020 MAUNDY THURSDAY

Apr 9
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

During the Coronavirus Pandemic we are only able to stream services via Facebook. Please click on the page below to get to the live services https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ Possiblity to Go to Confession by strick appointment only during the Coronavirus Pandemic Father Marcin's Q&A Sessions nightly during the Covid-19 Pandemic    

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Parish Devotion for Thursday 9th April 2020 – Month of the Holy Spirit – Thursdays

Apr 9
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Litany of Holy Communion

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Saint Magdalen of Canossa

Apr 10
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Magdalen of Canossa’s Story (March 1, 1774 – April 10, 1835) Wealth and privilege did nothing to prevent today’s saint from following her calling to serve Christ in the poor. Nor did the protests of her relatives, concerned that such work was beneath her. Born in northern Italy in 1774, Magdalen knew her mind—and spoke it. At age 15 she announced she wished to become a nun. After trying out her vocation with the cloistered Carmelites, she realized her desire…

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Daily Readings Friday 10th April 2020 – Good Friday

Apr 10
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Friday 10 April 2020 Good Friday Liturgical Colour: Red. There is no Mass today. The readings given here are used in the afternoon celebration of the Lord's Passion. Collect: Remember your mercies, O Lord, and with your eternal protection sanctify your servants, for whom Christ your Son, by the shedding of his Blood, established the Paschal Mystery. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. or O God, who by the Passion…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Friday 10th April 2020 GOOD FRIDAY

Apr 10
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

During the Coronavirus Pandemic we are only able to stream services via Facebook. Please click on the page below to get to the live services https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ Possiblity to Go to Confession by strick appointment only during the Coronavirus Pandemic Father Marcin's Q&A Sessions nightly during the Covid-19 Pandemic    

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Parish Devotion for Friday 10th April 2020 – Month of the Holy Spirit – Fridays

Apr 10
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Jesus Saves

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Saint Stanislaus

Apr 11
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Stanislaus’ Story (July 26, 1030 – April 11, 1079) Anyone who reads the history of Eastern Europe cannot help but chance on the name of Stanislaus, the saintly but tragic bishop of Kraków, patron of Poland. He is remembered with Saints Thomas More and Thomas Becket for vigorous opposition to the evils of an unjust government. Born in Szczepanow near Kraków on July 26, 1030, he was ordained a priest after being educated in the cathedral schools of Gniezno, then capital…

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Daily Readings Saturday 11th April 2020 – Easter Vigil

Apr 11
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Saturday 11 April 2020 Holy Saturday Liturgical colour: White. There is no Mass on Holy Saturday itself. Here are the readings for the evening Easter Vigil. First Reading: Genesis 1:1-2:2 God saw all that he had made, and indeed it was very good In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was a formless void, there was darkness over the deep, and God’s spirit hovered over the water. God said, ‘Let there be light’, and…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Saturday 11th April 2020 HOLY SATURDAY

Apr 11
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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During the Coronavirus Pandemic we are only able to stream services via Facebook. Please click on the page below to get to the live services https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ Possiblity to Go to Confession by strick appointment only during the Coronavirus Pandemic Father Marcin's Q&A Sessions nightly during the Covid-19 Pandemic    

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Parish Devotion for Saturday 11th April 2020 – Month of the Holy Spirit – Saturdays

Apr 11
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Holy Spirit Pope Francis

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Saint Teresa of Los Andes

Apr 12
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Teresa of Los Andes’ Story (July 13, 1900 – April 12, 1920) One needn’t live a long life to leave a deep imprint. Teresa of Los Andes is proof of that. As a young girl growing up in the early 1900’s in Santiago, Chile, Juana Fernandez read an autobiography of a French-born saint—Thérèse, popularly known as the Little Flower. The experience deepened her desire to serve God and clarified the path she would follow. At age 19 Juana became a Carmelite nun,…

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Daily Readings Sunday 12th April 2020 – Easter Sunday

Apr 12
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Sunday 12 April 2020 Easter Sunday Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 138: 18, 5-6 I have risen, and I am with you still, alleluia. You have laid your hand upon me, alleluia. Too wonderful for me, this knowledge, alleluia, alleluia. Or: Luke 24: 34; cf. Rv 1: 6 The Lord is truly risen, alleluia. To him be glory and power for all the ages of eternity, alleluia, alleluia. Collect: O God, who on this day, through your Only Begotten…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Sunday 12th April 2020 EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD

Apr 12
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

During the Coronavirus Pandemic we are only able to stream services via Facebook. Please click on the page below to get to the live services https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ Possiblity to Go to Confession by strick appointment only during the Coronavirus Pandemic Father Marcin's Q&A Sessions nightly during the Covid-19 Pandemic    

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Saint Martin I

Apr 13
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Martin I’s Story (d. September 16, 655) When Martin I became pope in 649, Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine empire and the patriarch of Constantinople was the most influential Church leader in the eastern Christian world. The struggles that existed within the Church at that time were magnified by the close cooperation of emperor and patriarch. A teaching, strongly supported in the East, held that Christ had no human will. Twice, emperors had officially favored this position:…

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Daily Readings Monday 13th April 2020

Apr 13
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Monday 13 April 2020 Easter Monday Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Ex 13: 5, 9 The Lord has led you into a land flowing with milk and honey, that the law of the Lord may always be on your lips, alleluia. Or: The Lord has risen from the dead, as he said; let us all exult and rejoice, for he reigns for all eternity, alleluia. Collect: O God, who give constant increase to your Church by new offspring, grant that your…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Monday 13th April 2020

Apr 13
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

During the Coronavirus Pandemic we are only able to stream services via Facebook. Please click on the page below to get to the live services https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ Possiblity to Go to Confession by strick appointment only during the Coronavirus Pandemic Father Marcin's Q&A Sessions nightly during the Covid-19 Pandemic    

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Parish Devotion for Monday 13th April 2020 – Month of the Holy Spirit – Mondays

Apr 13
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Holy Spirit and the Bible

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Blessed Peter Gonzalez

Apr 14
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Blessed Peter Gonzalez’s Story (1190 – April 15, 1246) Saint Paul had a conversion experience on the road to Damascus. Many years later, the same proved true for Peter Gonzalez, who triumphantly rode his horse into the Spanish city of Astorga in the 13thcentury to take up an important post at the cathedral. The animal stumbled and fell, leaving Peter in the mud and onlookers amused. Humbled, Peter reevaluated his motivations–his bishop-uncle had secured the cathedral post for him– and started…

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Daily Readings Tuesday 14th April 2020

Apr 14
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Tuesday 14 April 2020 Easter Tuesday Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Sir 15: 3-4 He gave them the water of wisdom to drink; it will be made strong in them and will not be moved; it will raise them up for ever, alleluia. Collect: O God, who have bestowed on us paschal remedies, endow your people with heavenly gifts, so that, possessed of perfect freedom, they may rejoice in heaven over what gladdens them now on earth. Through our Lord…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Tuesday 14th April 2020

Apr 14
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

During the Coronavirus Pandemic we are only able to stream services via Facebook. Please click on the page below to get to the live services https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ Possiblity to Go to Confession by strick appointment only during the Coronavirus Pandemic Father Marcin's Q&A Sessions nightly during the Covid-19 Pandemic    

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Parish Devotion for Tuesday 14th April 2020 – Month of the Holy Spirit – Tuesdays

Apr 14
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Litany of Loreto

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Parish Youth Group & Confirmation Candidates – 2020

Apr 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on 14th January 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on 21st January 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on 28th January 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on 7th April 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on 14th April 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on 21st April 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on 28th April 2020 at 4:00 pm

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

Our Youth, very inspiring People, a huge hope for the future. Thank You Girls & Boys for every minute spent together this year . With You it is such an Adventure Our Youth Club will meet every week, on Tuesdays – from 4.00pm to 6.00pm.   Meetings Dates to Note for 2020 The meetings will be also dedicated for all the Confirmation Candidates (those who are AT LEAST 13 years old). The Sacrament of Confirmation will take place on the…

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Blessed Caesar de Bus

Apr 15
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Blessed Caesar de Bus’ Story (February 3, 1544 – April 15, 1607) Like so many of us, Caesar de Bus struggled with the decision about what to do with his life. After completing his Jesuit education he had difficulty settling between a military and a literary career. He wrote some plays but ultimately settled for life in the army and at court. For a time, life was going rather smoothly for the engaging, well-to-do young Frenchman. He was confident he…

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Daily Readings Wednesday 15th April 2020

Apr 15
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Wednesday 15 April 2020 Easter Wednesday Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Matthew 25: 34 Come, you blessed of my Father; receive the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world, alleluia. Collect: O God, who gladden us year by year with the solemnity of the Lord’s Resurrection, graciously grant, that, by celebrating these present festivities, we may merit through them to reach eternal joys. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Wednesday 15th April 2020

Apr 15
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

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Parish Devotion for Wednesday 15th April 2020 – Month of the Holy Spirit – Wednesdays

Apr 15
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Healing of Christ

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Saint Bernadette Soubirous

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

Saint Bernadette Soubirous’s Story (January 7, 1844 – April 16, 1879) Bernadette Soubirous was born in 1844, the first child of an extremely poor miller in the town of Lourdes in southern France. The family was living in the basement of a dilapidated building when on February 11, 1858, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette in a cave above the banks of the Gave River near Lourdes. Bernadette, 14 years old, was known as a virtuous girl though a…

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Daily Readings Thursday 16th April 2020

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

Thursday 16 April 2020 Easter Thursday Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Wisdom 10: 20-21 They praised in unison your conquering hand, O Lord, for wisdom opened mouths that were mute and gave eloquence to the tongues of infants, alleluia. Collect: O God, who have united the many nations in confessing your name, grant that those reborn in the font of Baptism may be one in the faith of their hearts and the homage of their deeds. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Thursday 16th April 2020

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

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Parish Devotion for Thursday 16th April 2020 – Month of the Holy Spirit – Thursdays

Apr 16
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Litany of Holy Communion

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Saint Benedict Joseph Labre

Apr 17
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Benedict Joseph Labre’s Story (March 25, 1748 – April 17, 1783) Benedict Joseph Labre was truly eccentric, one of God’s special little ones. Born in France and the eldest of 18 children, he studied under his uncle, a parish priest. Because of poor health and a lack of suitable academic preparation he was unsuccessful in his attempts to enter the religious life. Then, at age 16, a profound change took place. Benedict lost his desire to study and gave…

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Daily Readings Friday 17th April 2020

Apr 17
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Friday 17 April 2020 Easter Friday Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 77: 53 The Lord led his people in hope, while the sea engulfed their foes, alleluia. Collect: Almighty ever-living God, who gave us the Paschal Mystery in the covenant you established for reconciling the human race, so dispose our minds, we pray, that what we celebrate by professing the faith we may express in deeds. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Friday 17th April 2020

Apr 17
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

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Parish Devotion for Friday 17th April 2020 – Month of the Holy Spirit – Fridays

Apr 17
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Jesus Saves

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Blessed James Oldo

Apr 18
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Blessed James Oldo’s Story (1364 – April 18, 1404) You’ve heard rags-to-riches stories. Today, we celebrate the reverse. James of Oldo was born into a well-to-do family near Milan in 1364. He married a woman who like him, appreciated the comforts that came with wealth. But an outbreak of the plague drove James, his wife, and their three children out of their home and into the countryside. Despite those precautions, two of his daughters died from the plague. James determined…

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Daily Readings Saturday 18th April 2020

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

Saturday 18 April 2020 Easter Saturday Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 104: 43 The Lord brought out his people with joy, his chosen ones with shouts of rejoicing, alleluia. Collect: O God, who by the abundance of your grace give increase to the peoples who believe in you, look with favour on those you have chosen and clothe with blessed immortality those reborn through the Sacrament of Baptism. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Saturday 18th April 2020

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

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Parish Devotion for Saturday 18th April 2020 – Month of the Holy Spirit – Saturdays

Apr 18
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Holy Spirit Pope Francis

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Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

Apr 19
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Gianna Beretta Molla’s Story (October 4, 1922 – April 28, 1962) In less than 40 years, Gianna Beretta Molla became a pediatric physician, a wife, a mother and a saint! She was born in Magenta near Milano, the 10th of Alberto and Maria Beretta’s 13 children. An active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and a leader in the Catholic Action movement, Gianna also enjoyed skiing and mountain climbing. She earned degrees in medicine and surgery from…

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Daily Readings Sunday 19th April 2020 – 2nd Sunday of Easter

Apr 19
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Sunday 19 April 2020 Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter) Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: 1 Pt 2: 2 Like newborn infants, you must long for the pure, spiritual milk , that in him you may grow to salvation, alleluia. Or: 4 Esdras 2: 36-37 Receive the joy of your glory, giving thanks to God, who has called you into the heavenly kingdom, alleluia. Collect: God of everlasting mercy, who in the very recurrence of the paschal feast kindle the…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Sunday 19th April 2020 SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER

Apr 19
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

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Saint Conrad of Parzham

Apr 20
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Conrad of Parzham’s Story (December 22, 1818 – April 21, 1894) Conrad spent most of his life as porter in Altoetting, Bavaria, letting people into the friary and indirectly encouraging them to let God into their lives. His parents, Bartholomew and Gertrude Birndorfer, lived near Parzham, Bavaria. In those days, this region was recovering from the Napoleonic wars. A lover of solitary prayer and a peacemaker as a young man, Conrad joined the Capuchins as a brother. He made…

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Daily Readings Monday 20th April 2020

Apr 20
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Monday 20 April 2020 Monday of the 2nd week of Eastertide Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Rm 6: 9 Christ, having risen from the dead, dies now no more; death will no longer have dominion over him, alleluia. Collect: Grant, we pray, almighty God, that we, who have been renewed by paschal remedies, transcending the likeness of our earthly parentage, may be transformed in the image of our heavenly maker. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Monday 20th April 2020

Apr 20
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

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Parish Devotion for Monday 20th April 2020 – Month of the Holy Spirit – Mondays

Apr 20
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Holy Spirit and the Bible

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Saint Anselm

Apr 21
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Anselm’s Story (1033 – April 21, 1109) Indifferent toward religion as a young man, Anselm became one of the Church’s greatest theologians and leaders. He received the title “Father of Scholasticism” for his attempt to analyze and illumine the truths of faith through the aid of reason. At 15, Anselm wanted to enter a monastery, but was refused acceptance because of his father’s opposition. Twelve years later, after careless disinterest in religion and years of worldly living, he finally…

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Daily Readings Tuesday 21st April 2020

Apr 21
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Tuesday 21 April 2020 Saint Anselm of Canterbury, Bishop, Doctor on Tuesday of the 2nd week of Eastertide 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, alleluia. Or: Ps 36: 30-31 The mouth of the just man utters wisdom, and his tongue tells forth what is just; the law of…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Tuesday 21st April 2020

Apr 21
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

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Parish Devotion for Tuesday 21st April 2020 – Month of the Holy Spirit – Tuesdays

Apr 21
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Litany of Loreto

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Parish Youth Group & Confirmation Candidates – 2020

Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on 14th January 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on 21st January 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on 28th January 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on 7th April 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on 14th April 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on 21st April 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on 28th April 2020 at 4:00 pm

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

Our Youth, very inspiring People, a huge hope for the future. Thank You Girls & Boys for every minute spent together this year . With You it is such an Adventure Our Youth Club will meet every week, on Tuesdays – from 4.00pm to 6.00pm.   Meetings Dates to Note for 2020 The meetings will be also dedicated for all the Confirmation Candidates (those who are AT LEAST 13 years old). The Sacrament of Confirmation will take place on the…

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Saint Adalbert of Prague

Apr 22
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Adalbert of Prague’s Story (956 – April 23, 997) Opposition to the Good News of Jesus did not discourage Adalbert, who is now remembered with great honor in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, and Germany. Born to a noble family in Bohemia, he received part of his education from Saint Adalbert of Magdeburg. At the age of 27, he was chosen as bishop of Prague. Those who resisted his program of clerical reform forced him into exile eight years later.…

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Daily Readings Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Apr 22
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Wednesday 22 April 2020 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Eastertide Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 17: 50; 21: 23 I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will tell of your name to my kin, alleluia. Collect: As we recall year by year the mysteries by which, through the restoration of its original dignity, human nature has received the hope of rising again, we earnestly beseech your mercy, Lord, that what we celebrate in faith we may…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Apr 22
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

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Parish Devotion for Wednesday 22nd April 2020 – Month of the Holy Spirit – Wednesdays

Apr 22
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Healing of Christ

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Saint George – Patron Saint of England

Apr 23
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint George’s Story (c. 280 –  April 23, 303) Saint George is the object of a vast amount of imagination. There is every reason to believe that he was a real martyr who suffered at Lydda in Palestine, probably before the time of Constantine. The Church adheres to his memory, but not to the legends surrounding his life. That he was willing to pay the supreme price to follow Christ is what the Church believes. And it is enough. The…

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Daily Readings Thursday 23rd April 2020

Apr 23
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Thursday 23 April 2020 Saint George, Martyr - Solemnity Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Matthew 25:34 Rejoice, you Saints, in the presence of the Lamb; a kingdom has been prepared for you from the foundation of the world, Alleluia. Or: Ps 90:13 On the asp and the viper you will tread, and trample the young lion and the dragon, Alleluia. Collect: God of hosts, who so kindled the fire of charity in the heart of Saint George your martyr, that he…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Thursday 23rd April 2020

Apr 23
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

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Parish Devotion for Thursday 23rd April 2020 – Month of the Holy Spirit – Thursdays

Apr 23
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Litany of Holy Communion

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Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen

Apr 24
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen’s Story (1577 – April 24, 1622) If a poor man needed some clothing, Fidelis would often give the man the clothes right off his back. Complete generosity to others characterized this saint’s life. Born in 1577, Mark Rey became a lawyer who constantly upheld the causes of the poor and oppressed people. Nicknamed “the poor man’s lawyer,” Rey soon grew disgusted with the corruption and injustice he saw among his colleagues. He left his law career…

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Daily Readings Friday 24th April 2020

Apr 24
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Friday 24 April 2020 Friday of the 2nd week of Eastertide  or Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest, Martyr  or Saint Adalbert of Prague, Bishop, Martyr  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Rv 5: 9-10 You have redeemed us, Lord, by your Blood, from every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us into a kingdom, priests for our God, alleluia. Collect: O God, hope and light of the sincere, we humbly entreat you to dispose our hearts to…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Friday 24th April 2020

Apr 24
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

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Parish Devotion for Friday 24th April 2020 – Month of the Holy Spirit – Fridays

Apr 24
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Jesus Saves

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Saint Mark

Apr 25
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
SOD-0425-Saint Mark

Saint Mark’s Story (? – c. April 25, 68) Most of what we know about Mark comes directly from the New Testament. He is usually identified with the Mark of Acts 12:12. When St. Peter escaped from prison, he went to the home of Mark’s mother. Paul and Barnabas took him along on the first missionary journey, but for some reason Mark returned alone to Jerusalem. It is evident, from Paul’s refusal to let Mark accompany him on the second journey despite…

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Daily Readings Saturday 25th April 2020

Apr 25
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saturday 25 April 2020 Saint Mark, Evangelist - Feast Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon: Mark 16: 15 Go into all the world, and proclaim the gospel to every creature, alleluia. Collect: O God, who raised up Saint Mark, your Evangelist, and endowed him with the grace to preach the gospel, grant, we pray, that we may so profit from his teaching as to follow faithfully in the footsteps of Christ. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Saturday 25th April 2020

Apr 25
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

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Parish Devotion for Saturday 25th April 2020 – Month of the Holy Spirit – Saturdays

Apr 25
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Holy Spirit Pope Francis

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Saint Pedro de San José Betancur

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

Saint Pedro de San José Betancur’s Story (March 19, 1626 – April 25, 1667) Central America claimed its first saint with the canonization of Pedro de San José Betancur. Known as the “St. Francis of the Americas,” Pedro de Betancur is the first saint to have worked and died in Guatemala. Pedro very much wanted to become a priest, but God had other plans for the young man born into a poor family on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Pedro…

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Daily Readings Sunday 26th April 2020 – 3rd Sunday of Easter

Apr 26
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Sunday 26 April 2020 3rd Sunday of Easter Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 65: 1-2 Cry out with joy to God, all the earth; O sing to the glory of his name. O render him glorious praise, alleluia. Collect: May your people exult for ever, O God, in renewed youthfulness of spirit, so that, rejoicing now in the restored glory of our adoption, we may look forward in confident hope to the rejoicing of the day of resurrection. Through…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Sunday 26th April 2020 THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

Apr 26
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

During the Coronavirus Pandemic we are only able to stream services via Facebook. Please click on the page below to get to the live services https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ Possiblity to Go to Confession by strick appointment only during the Coronavirus Pandemic Father Marcin's Q&A Sessions nightly during the Covid-19 Pandemic    

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Saint Louis Mary Grignion de Montfort

Apr 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Louis Mary Grignion de Montfort’s Story (January 31, 1673 – April 28, 1716) Louis’s life is inseparable from his efforts to promote genuine devotion to Mary, the mother of Jesus and mother of the Church. Totus tuus (“completely yours”) was Louis’s personal motto; Pope John Paul II chose it as his episcopal motto. Born in the Breton village of Montfort, close to Rennes, France, as an adult Louis identified himself by the place of his Baptism instead of his family name,…

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Daily Readings Monday 27th April 2020

Apr 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

Monday 27 April 2020 Monday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: The Good Shepherd has risen, who laid down his life for his sheep and willingly died for his flock, alleluia. Collect: Grant, we pray, almighty God, that, putting off our old self with all its ways, we may live as Christ did, for through the healing paschal remedies you have conformed us to his nature. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of…

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ON FACEBOOK ONLY – Daily Services Monday 27th April 2020

Apr 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
DJ photo and Fr Marcin Mass

During the Coronavirus Pandemic we are only able to stream services via Facebook. Please click on the page below to get to the live services https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/Stswithuns.org.uk/ Possiblity to Go to Confession by strick appointment only during the Coronavirus Pandemic Father Marcin's Q&A Sessions nightly during the Covid-19 Pandemic    

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Parish Devotion for Monday 27th April 2020 – Month of the Holy Spirit – Mondays

Apr 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Holy Spirit and the Bible

Month of The Holy Spirit  Download Daily Devotions for April 2020 - Month of the Holy Spirit and The Eucharist The Joyful Mysteries The Luminous Mysteries The Sorrowful Mysteries The Glorious Mysteries MONDAYS  Download Daily Devotions for April 2020 - Month of the Holy Spirit and The Eucharist

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First Holy Communion Programme – 27-04-2020

Apr 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

First Holy Communion Programme September 2019 to June 2020 for St Swithun's  & Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Preparing to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion for the first time can be one of the most memorable experiences parents share with their children. Our Parish's programme will start in September and there will be a number of sessions on both Mondays and after the 10:15am Sunday Mass at St Swithun's.  It is important that you return the form below…

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