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The Epiphany - January 6th 2019
The Epiphany – January 6th 2019

“Opening their treasure chests, they offered Him gifts.” Are you beginning to see your life as a gift to be given to the Lord as a priest, deacon, religious sister or brother? To explore further contact – Fr. John Cooke – Tel: 01329 318 869 / E-mail: vocations@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

CAFOD - Needs You
CAFOD – Needs You

CAFOD Portsmouth is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us visit Catholic primary schools in Guernsey. If you are a good communicator and interested in global issues please get in touch. This role aims to empower young people to make a difference in today’s world. You need to have time during the week to visit […]

Jennifer Geach’s Reflection - ‘Going to Confession’
Jennifer Geach’s Reflection – ‘Going to Confession’

See Jennifer Geach’s reflection on ‘Going to Confession’ which you will find on the Diocesan Enews. Sign up to receive the weekly Enews emails by visiting the Portsmouth Diocese website www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk.  

SCIENCE – OR – RELIGION? A SYMPOSIUM
SCIENCE – OR – RELIGION? A SYMPOSIUM

A big diocesan Symposium is taking place on Saturday 3rd November 2018, 10 am – 4 pm in The Discovery Centre in Winchester (opp. St. Peter’s church) on Science and Religion. Two leading scientists will ask whether recent research on the Universe suggests the existence of a Creator. There will also be a series of workshops led […]

CAFOD
CAFOD

CAFOD Match Funding can make a huge difference. Portsmouth diocese raised an amazing £4.3 MILLION which will be doubled by the government (Our contribution had already been doubled by Guernsey States meaning we sent over £15,000). The match funding will go towards malnutrition projects in Zimbabwe and Eritrea. Thank you all for your generosity.  

Sherry Weddell - Visiting Diocese
Sherry Weddell – Visiting Diocese

Sherry Weddell, author of Called and Gifted, and Forming Intentional Disciples, is coming to the diocese next month. There are two events for laity, held at Basingstoke Country Hotel. On Friday 18th May 2.00pm – 7.00pm she will be speaking about parish renewal; a few of our parishes will be sharing what they are doing. […]

Share the Journey - A Conference On Refugees
Share the Journey – A Conference On Refugees

Responding to Pope Francis’ and Caritas Internationalis call to “Share the Journey”, CAFOD & Caritas Diocese of Portsmouth are co-sponsoring a conference on refugees on the 12th May in St Edward the Confessor Church in Chandlers Ford. The conference will also be entitled “Share the Journey” so come along and see what we can practically […]

Message of the Holy Father Francis for Lent 2018
Message of the Holy Father Francis for Lent 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Once again, the Pasch of the Lord draws near! In our preparation for Easter, God in His providence offers us each year the season of Lent as a “sacramental sign of our conversion”. Lent summons us, and enables us, to come back to the Lord wholeheartedly and in every aspect of […]

Reflections by Jennifer Geach - The Joyful season of Lent
Reflections by Jennifer Geach – The Joyful season of Lent

Lent comes early this year, and so we have hardly drawn breath from the end of Christmas at Candlemas before we find ourselves lurching into Lent. The word Lent means spring, and properly used the time of Lent, the “joyful season” as it is called in the prefaces of the time, gives us an opportunity […]

Supporting our Sister Diocese in Bamenda
Supporting our Sister Diocese in Bamenda

Now that I am back from my visit to Cameroon, I have been re-reading the Declaration by the Bishops of the Bamenda Provincial Episcopal Conference of 4th October last year after the demonstrations and government-imposed curfew. It makes sobering reading. You can read it for yourself in the Portsmouth Diocese e-News – www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk With all good […]