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Benediction Dates 2020
Benediction Dates 2020

OLSS – 19th January & 22nd March – 4:00pm

St Joseph – 9th February & 19th April – 4:00pm

Why not make a real effort this year to come along to Benediction and spend just thirty minutes of quite reflection and adoration with the Blessed Sacrament.

All are most welcome.

 

Guernsey Evangelisation Council meets on 21st January 2020
Guernsey Evangelisation Council meets on 21st January 2020

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 21st January. Items you may wish discussed should please be put in writing either by letter to The Secretary, GPC, c/o Ampthill House or email guernsey@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

Prayers for Australia
Prayers for Australia

Please remember in your prayers the people of Australia who are still battling massive wildfires. We also offer up our prayers for all wildlife who have also suffered great loss. We pray to the Lord to help the people of Australia in this difficult time. We also give thanks to God for continued safety and for rain for those traumatised by fire and smoke. Pray for clear skies to facilitate the hundreds still needing evacuation from Mallacoota.

 

Holocaust Memorial Day - 27th Jan
Holocaust Memorial Day – 27th Jan

Holocaust Memorial Day – Monday 27th January

The Day has a special significance this year as it is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

 

Invitation to Cultural Mass for Nigerians
Invitation to Cultural Mass for Nigerians

Bishop Philip and the Nigerian Catholic Priests, Religious and Laity in Portsmouth Diocese invite everyone to a Thanksgiving Eucharistic Liturgy. This will take place on Sunday, 23rd February 2020, at 3.00pm at St. John’s Cathedral. Refreshments will follow immediately after the Mass in the Cathedral Discovery Centre. Members of the Nigerian Community and their friends are all invited and encouraged to attend. This celebration will encourage the sharing of the community’s identity, unity, diversity, rich cultural values and heritage. It will also serve as an inaugural meeting for Nigerian Catholics all through the Diocese to participate in. The Catholic TV of Nigeria will be covering the Mass. Traditional/cultural dress is highly encouraged for the occasion.

If you are attending or you wish to make further enquires please contact the main event organiser Fr Daniel Agber –

Email: nigeriansinportsmouthdiocese@gmail.com / Tel: 07424 426845 or 07778 8666137

 

Celebration - 28th June - Portmouth
Celebration – 28th June – Portmouth

It’s a great joy for our Diocese to welcome Chris Stefanick, founder of RealLife Catholic, who will be leading our big Diocesan day of Celebration of the Word of God next summer. Just to make sure you have the date in the Diary: it’s on Sunday 28th June and we have booked The Guildhall here in Portsmouth. This will be a day of testimony, music and entertainment all around the theme of the Word of God and ending with a special celebration of Mass. The other great speaker on the day is Fr. Nick King the Jesuit priest and scripture scholar who recently published a new translation of the Bible. More details about all of this soon.

Please note that Chris Stefanick will also be leading a day of Celebration in Jersey Date and details will follow soon.

 

New Archbishop - Bamenda
New Archbishop – Bamenda

The Holy Father has appointed a new archbishop to our sister diocese, the Archdiocese of Bamenda, Cameroon in succession to Archbishop Cornelius.

The new archbishop is to be Bishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya who until now has been the Bishop of Mamfe.

He is well known to the Bamenda priests here in Portsmouth and Fr. Emmanuel (at the Cathedral).

Further details can be seen on the Portsmouth E News www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews

 

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - 18th-25th Jan
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – 18th-25th Jan

God of mercy, of the lost and disheartened, we turn to You.

Instill in us Your hope and courage.

May our churches strive for the unity for which Your Son prayed on the eve of His passion.

We ask this through Him who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.

Amen.

 

 

Medjugorje 2020
Medjugorje 2020

Fr Seelan will be joining a group of pilgrims to Medjugorje 12th-19th May.

Flying from London Stanstead airport, £495.00 half board including excursions out etc.

If you would like to join Fr Seelan please contact the Parish office.

 

Confirmation Groups
Confirmation Groups

Confirmation Preparation

Confirmation preparation for young people in Year 8 and above who would like to be confirmed or just want to explore more about their faith.

Sessions are weekly and include a meal, video and discussion. Choose from either Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm.

No commitment is needed for the first few weeks so come to the first session to see what it’s all about!

Session 2: Jesus: Who is he?

Tuesday 14th Jan – Delancey

Wednesday 15th Jan – St Joseph’s

The Confirmation Mass will be in Summer 2021

Post-Confirmation for Year 9+

Do I have what it takes?

Tuesday 14th January – 6:30pm-8:30pm – Delancey

Wednesday 15th January – 6:30pm-8:30pm – St Joseph’s

Contact:

Tom Saddington – Tel: 07781 129310 / E-mail: youth@catholic.org.gg