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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 […]

Subscribe to Portsmouth Diocese
Subscribe to Portsmouth Diocese

E-news and keep up to date with what’s happening in the Diocese. The e-news comes out on Tuesday most weeks. To subscribe go to the Diocesan website: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk and click on e-news. In this weeks edition there is the Reflections by Jennifer Geach “The Epiphany of the Lord” and an article on the New Gregorian […]

World Youth Day - Jan 2019 (21st-27th)
World Youth Day – Jan 2019 (21st-27th)

Portsmouth Diocese is sending a group of 18-30s to World Youth Day, Panama in January 2019 (21st-27th). Anyone who would like to go should express their interest by emailing youthministry@catholic.org.gg no later than 15th January. The cost is in the region of £1800, and support will be given for seeking sponsorship and fundraising.  

Bishop Philip’s Weekly E-News
Bishop Philip’s Weekly E-News

Have you signed up for Bishop Philip’s weekly e-News? Bishop Philip invites you to sign up for his FREE weekly e-Newsletter to keep in touch with the latest news & forthcoming events around the diocese. To sign up visit www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews  

Parishioners and Volunteers - Register Book
Parishioners and Volunteers – Register Book

To All Parishioners and Volunteers In keeping with the Portsmouth Diocese Procedures, it is a requirement that all who enter the Sacristies in our three churches, even for the briefest of periods, must sign the Register Book. In St Joseph’s, the Register Book is situated in the outer area by the sink. We would appreciate your […]

Diocese App
Diocese App

On Easter Sunday the Diocese launched its own App! The Portsmouth Catholic Diocese App is available on Apple and Android and is free to download for your smartphone or tablet. Here you can find maps and information for your nearest Church, including Mass times, Eucharistic Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. You will also find […]

The Month of the Rosary
The Month of the Rosary

Dear All, October is the Month of the Holy Rosary. During this month I urge you to make regular use of this wonderful prayer – every day if you can – and especially to pray it as a family or community. Pray for peace, pray for vocations to the sacred priesthood, diaconate and the religious life […]

World Youth Day - Kraków
World Youth Day – Kraków

This Wednesday we will begin our journey to Kraków, where Pope Francis will be coming to meet with the young people of the world. Thank you so much for all the help you have given us with fundraising. You have helped us raise over £3300 towards the cost of the journey! We’ll be praying for […]