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Catholic Parishes and Schools in Partnership in the City of Portsmouth
SUNDAY 9 NOVEMBER - THE DEDICATION OF THE LATERAN BASILICA, feast (Year A)
A feast of Life
The dedication of a church is a solemnity in the place where it is celebrated, as is the anniversary. The
dedication or anniversary of the cathedral is a feast day for the whole diocese. Today we celebrate the
universal feast of the anniversary of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica – the cathedral church of Rome
and thus for the whole Church. Although the original basilica was dedicated to our saviour, Basilica
Salvatoris, today the Lateran Basilica is dedicated to St John the Baptist & St John the Evangelist. It’s name
pays tribute to the Lateranus family who donated the land upon which it sits, one of the Seven Hills of
Rome. It was the first Roman church to be erected after Constantine legalised Christianity in 313 AD.
The first reading comes from the prophet Ezekiel. This selection includes the wonderful vision Ezekiel has of
the heavenly temple. From beneath the temple he sees water flowing. An angel appears and tells Ezekiel
that wherever the water flows there will be life.
The second reading from St Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians asserts that the Church at Corinth is God’s
building. All are fashioned by God. Saint Paul asserts that we are all temples of the living God, made so by
the indwelling of the Spirit.
In the gospel from John, Jesus casts the moneychangers from the temple. When challenged by the
authorities, Jesus responds that if they were to destroy the temple he would raise it up in three days. We
know that Jesus was referring to his own body after the Resurrection. In doing so, he presents the same
image that St Paul used: His glorified body would be the living temple of those who believe.
All three readings point us to baptism – that sacrament by which we first become temples of the Holy Spirit
and received our identity as members of the Body of Christ. This feast of the dedication of the Lateran
Basilica in Rome, then, is truly a feast of life. It is a celebration of our own life and the life we receive from
God through the Church. As we commemorate the dedication of the Lateran Basilica, we celebrate the
church building as a symbol of our deepest identity: we are the living temple of God.
If we ourselves are temples of the Holy Spirit, then our very lives must symbolise the permanence of God’s
abiding presence in his church and our faith must be strong as to withstand any assault. This doesn’t mean
that we build huge walls around ourselves for protection. It means just the opposite: we open ourselves to
others, becoming vulnerable, in order to be the presence of God to them. We do so in actions that are
modelled after the goodness of Jesus as recorded in the gospels. This is our identity as church, as the Body
of Christ.
Father Steven Restori
Our Lady of Lourdes & St Swithun Fr Kazimierz Stefek - tel. 023 9282 8305 – [email protected]
Our Lady of Lourdes Bransbury Road, Eastney, PO4 9JY - St Swithun 105 Waverley Road, Southsea, PO5 2PL
Pastoral Assistant: Sr Marie Elise Tel. 07747 728734 Parish Secretary: Mrs Clare Shore – Office Hours: Mon 9-11and Tues to Friday 9- 3
Safeguarding Representaive: Val Croughan 023 9234 1682
St John’s Cathedral: Cathedral House, Bishop Crispian Way, PO1 3HG – Tel. 02392 826170
Cathedral Dean: Canon Dominic Golding VG – [email protected]
Assistant Priest: Fr James McAuley – [email protected]
Parish Secretary: Mrs Lily Peach – [email protected] – Office Hours: 0900-1600 Monday – Friday
Parish Pastoral Assistant: Sister Maura Chin - Safeguarding Representative: Sue Smy 023 9273 0855
Corpus Christi & St Joseph Fr Steven Restori tel 023 9266 0927 – [email protected]
Corpus Christi Gladys Avenue, North End PO2 9AZ – St Joseph Tangier Road, Copnor PO3 6JH
Parish Sister: Sr Mary Gleavey FMDM 07586 801868 – St Joseph Hall Bookings: Mrs Mary Vale 07897 488254
Safeguarding Representative: Elaine Lindsay 07749 200592
St Colman with St Paul Fr Joe McNerney (Hospital Chaplain) – Assistan Priest: Fr John Humphreys
[email protected] - 023 9228 6408
St Colman St Colman’s Avenue, Cosham, PO6 2JJ – St Paul Allaway Avenue, PO6 4DG– tel. 023 9237 6151
Parish Assistant: Mrs Tess Pritchard Office Hours: 0900-1500 Mo-Wed & Fri
Safeguarding Representative: Irene Taylor 023 9264 0754 or 07914 722708
Pastoral Youth Worker: Dom DeBoo tel 023 9283 6524 mob 07769 185603 – [email protected]
PARISHES: Corpus Christi & St Joseph • Our Lady of Lourdes with St Swithun • St Colman & St Paul • St John’s Cathedral
SCHOOLS: Primary: Corpus Christi • St John’s Cathedral • St Paul’s • St Swithun’s • Secondary: St Edmund’s
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CHILDREN’S LITURGY TRAINING
Our next Children’s Liturgy Training
will take place from 1400 - 1700 this
coming Sunday, 16 November, in the
Cathedral Hall. We will be inviting the
excellent Catholic Bible School to
come and share some innovative
new ideas in how to bring the Word
K;k;k;l
of God alive for children.
If you are involved or would like to
find out more about being involved
in Children’s Liturgy, please put this
date in your diary and come along.
The training is offered free of charge
and is designed to inspire creative
thinking within children’s liturgy.
YEAR 6 YOUTH CLUB - ZONED IN
ZONED IN, our new year 6 youth club
takes place at Corpus Christi
Catholic School Hall on Thursday
nights from 1830–2000. This week we
are holding an ‘Alternative Olympics’
so If you are interested in your child
being part of the youth club, please
come along and ask for a registration
form.
YOUNG LEADERS (14–18)
If you are in school year 10 and
above and would like to get involved
as a volunteer with our year 6 youth
club on Thursday nights as part of
your Duke of Edinburgh hours, please
contact me.
Feel free to get in touch:
facebook: ‘Dom DeBoo Portsmouth’
twitter @Dom_DeBoo_Youth
www.catholicportsmouth.org.uk/youth
[email protected]
tel: 07769185603
CONTACT YOUTH (11 – 16)
Our next CONTACT Youth Club session
for young people aged 11–16 will be
on Wednesday 12 November at St
Colman’s
Catholic
Church
from
1900–2100 when we will be doing a Trail
of Cosham. The club is a lot of fun and
a great opportunity to meet other
young people. If you are interested in
coming along, please get in touch with
me.
DISCOVERY (14 – 18)
This Tuesday, we are launching
DISCOVERY, our five -week programme
for young people aged 14–18 to come
and learn more about their faith using
the excellent Nooma DVD series. The
sessions will take place in the Cathedral
Discovery Centre from 1900–2030 on
Tuesday nights and will include tasty
desserts, some DVD input, small group
time and a time of prayer. If you are
interested in coming along, please
contact me.
RECONCILIATION
St John's Cathedral
St Swithun
Our Lady of Lourdes
Corpus Christi
St Joseph
St Colman
Saturday
1100-1145
1700 – 1745
Friday 1930 – 2000
Saturday 1030 – 1100
Saturday
1730 – 1755
Saturday
0930
Saturday
(Before 1800 Mass)
Saturday
1700 – 1730
Please pray for those who are ill, especially: Michael Foster, Pat
Needham, Tony Denny, Fr Norman, Margaret Badger, Rosemary Ashton,
Anne Sullivan, Catherine Morgan, Eileen Huddleston, Barbara Mulligan,
Harry Murray, Arthur Tobin and Jo Wheeler.
For those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Katherine Gatt,
Elizabeth Cluney, Mary Cripps, Brigid Jackson, Phillip Tierney, Frank
Francis Collison, Winifred Cecilia Marshall, Susan Shepherd, Jean
Greenhill Gajlewicz, Wilfred Ellison, Mary Bryant, Mary Cunniffe, Wilfred
Fairall, Arthur Mc Vay, Josephine Estall, Carmen Scott, Margaret Mary
Sutherland, Elizabeth Clayton, Catherine Doyle, Agnes Mary Loasby,
Doris Gough, Arthur John Gorden Harkins, Stanley Ernest George Kerton,
Gary Peter Sellars, John Murphy, Barbara Aitchison, Annie Waller, William
Gill, Lucie Julienne Benjamine McFarlane, Joseph Walsh, Suzanne Florin
Gabriel Baines, Mary Ellen Ford, Alice Hudson, Mary Chadwick,
Marguerita Rowden, Frederick Ball, Hilda Ross-Cameron, Elizabeth
Jeffrey, Anna Gajlewicz, Frederick Peter Pappa, Francis Vella, James
Gilbert Manning, Albert Davis, Peter Gordon-Smith, Ronald Edward
Erridge, John Cronin and Edna Francis Treagus.
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the
Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
VOICE IN THE DESERT
(YEAR 8+)
In preparation for National Youth
Sunday, on Saturday 15 November,
we are looking to take a group of
young people - school year 8 upwards
- to St George’s Catholic College in
Southampton for a day of workshops
from 1030–1600 including a mass
celebrated by Bishop Phillip and a
presentation by the Ten Ten theatre
company.
The day costs £10 and we will be
arranging transport based on numbers
so if you would like to come and get
involved please contact me for a
consent form.
NATIONAL YOUTH SUNDAY
On Sunday 23 November we will be
celebrating National Youth Sunday by
putting together a whole programme
of activities for those aged 10–30. Put
the date in your diary and look out for
flyers and more information next
weekend.
YOUNG ADULTS (18 – 30)
This Sunday, 9th November, we are
running the first in a series called ‘Living
your Faith’ for young adults aged 18 –
30. This evenings session will take place
in the Cathedral Discovery Centre
café area from 19.00 – 21.00 and will
include food (£3 Donation). The theme
is ‘What is the life of faith?’
DIARY
Monday 10 November
- Our Lady of Peace (Medjugorje) Prayer Group: 1100-1200
Jubilee Room. St John’s Cathedral
- A Journey Through the Bible Study Session: 1900-2100 St
John’s Cathedral Hall
Tuesday 11 November
- Parent, Toddlers and Baby Group: 0915-1115 St Swithun’s Hall
- Parish Memorial Mass – 1900 St Swithun’s Church
Thursday 13 November
- Skittles Evening - 1900 at Southsea Leisure Park
- The Search (RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults): 1900
-2000 St John’s Cathedral Discovery Centre
Friday 14 November
- Mothers Prayer Group – 1115 Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
Room
- Guides and Brownies meet 1700-2000 Our Lady of Lourdes
Community Room
Monday 24 November
- Ascent Group – 2.15pm St Swithun’s Church Hall
WE ACKNOWLEDGE LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS
WITH THANKS
- St Joseph: £852.95 inc SO - Bamenda £218.03
- St Colman with St Paul: £996.90 inc SO (68% GA)
- Our Lady of Lourdes & St Swithun: £1,052.13 (58% GA) inc
SO. Bamenda £305.58 (62% GA)
- St John’s Cathedral: £ (% GA) inc SO
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Pastoral Area News
MEMORIAL SERVICE
Lee Fletcher Funeral Directors will hold
AREA
NEWS
an
ecumenical
service
in
the
Cathedral
on
Wednesday
12 November at 1930 for those whose
funerals they have arranged over the
last year. The service is suitable for all
faiths
and
denominations.
All
welcome.
JUSTICE, PEACE AND SOCIAL
RESPONSIBILITY
Do you have a parish team working in
the area of Justice, Peace & Social
Responsibility, which would benefit
from being linked into a wider
diocesan network? Our diocesan JPSR
team is keen to hear about what is
happening across the diocese. They
also hope to produce materials which
would be of assistance to local teams.
For more information or to join the
growing diocesan network, email
[email protected]
LUNCH FOR THE ELDERLY PEOPLE ON
THEIR OWN AT CHRISTMAS
We are looking for volunteer drivers
to collect and transport elderly
parishioners to the annual Christmas
Day Lunch at the Cathedral Centre,
as well as general help with serving
and caring. If you can help please
contact
Bobbie
Cozens
on
cozensbe[email protected] or
07713160471
‘A TIME OF JOYFUL EXPECTATION’
A series of reflections on Wednesday
evenings at 1900, through Advent:
26 November, St John’s Cathedral
3 December, St Colman’s Church
10 December, St Swithun’s Church
17 December, St Joseph’s Church
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016
21 July - 2 August 2016. We are
delighted to announce that we will be
taking a coach of young people from
our diocese to Poland for the next
World Youth Day in 2016 with Pope
Francis. We’ll be travelling across
Europe with Bishop Philip to join with
over a million young Catholics. With
accommodation in the heart of
Krakow facilitating full participation in
the whole event, this is going to be
epic! Guide price £995. Apply online
www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/youth
for more information. Limited places.
ST JOHN'S CATHEDRAL PRIMARY SCHOOL
If you are a prospective parent and
would like to see the school in action
we be holding tours of the school at
1030 and 1330 on Tuesday 11
November.
ST SWITHUN'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY
SCHOOL
If you are a prospective parent and
would like to see the school in action
we will be holding tours of the school
at 0930 and 1345 on Friday 14
November
CAFOD NEEDS YOU
Portsmouth is currently looking for
enthusiastic volunteers to help us visit
Catholic
primary
schools
across
Havant and Portsmouth. If you are a
good communicator and interested in
global issues, please get in touch. The
role aims to empower young people to
make a difference in today’s world.
Full training provided. Please contact
Lynda Mussell on 01252 329385 or email
[email protected] for further
information.
VOICE IN THE DESERT
Saturday 15 November, 1030–1600. If
you are aged between year 8 and
young adult, we warmly invite you to
join us for our preparation event for
National Youth Sunday 2014. The day
will kick-start with a performance from
award-winning theatre group, Ten Ten,
and will involve workshops on
everything from drama to music to
spiritual survival. The day will build
towards our final Mass, which will be
celebrated by Bishop Philip. Cost:
£10. Venue: Saint George Catholic
College, Leaside Way, Swaythling,
Southampton. SO16 3DQ. Bookings
and
more
info:
Will
Hince
[email protected]
or 07780221686
JOB VACANCY:
CATHEDRAL DISCOVERY CENTRE
A vacancy has arisen for a Manager
to work in the Cathedral Discovery
Centre.
For
further
information
www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/vaca
ncies. Closing date for applications: 12
noon on 25 November.
TRAINING FOR CATECHISTS & LEADERS
The Day will be led by the Dominican
Sisters of St Joseph from Lymington
who are members of the Diocesan
Formation for Mission Team. The
Training Day will be on held on
Saturday 22 Nov from 1000-1300 in St
Edward the Confessor Church Hall,
Chandlers Ford SO53 2DU, with an
optional workshop in the afternoon.
Bring a packed lunch. The day is free
of charge.
Parish News
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
This weekend at all our Masses we
AREA
NEWS
remember
those who gave their lives
serving their country especially in the
two World Wars of the last century and
the many conflicts since. May they all
rest in peace.
PRAYER FOR HOLY SOULS
November is the month when we
traditionally pray for the Faithful
Departed. At St Swithun’s Church we
are going to offer the daily Rosary for
the Holy Souls after every Mass. If you
wish your deceased relatives or friends
included in our prayer please take a
card from the back of church and
place in the bowl in front of the altar
(near to the statue of Our Lady).
PARISH SKITTLES EVENING
Thursday 13 November 7pm at
Southsea Leisure Park. To sign up and
for further details please see Notice
Boards or speak to Monica Madigan or
Shirley Parker.
FIRST COMMUNIONS 2015/2016
If you would like your child to make
his/her First communion in June 2015
(current year 3) then please see Fr Kaz
after Mass next weekend, 15/16
November or 22/23 November, to pick
up an application form. There will be a
parents meeting at 11.30am at St
Swithun’s on Sunday 30th November for
all parents of the children registered on
the programme.
ST NICHOLAS CHILDREN’S PARTY
Sunday 7 December 2pm to 4pm.
Please see the Notice Board at the
back of St Swithun’s Church, available
from next weekend, to let the
organisers know what food item you
will be bringing and how many
children/adults will be attending.
Please bring a labelled and wrapped
present for your child/children (value
no more than £5 please).
CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH FOR ELDERLY
PEOPLE
If you interested in attending the
Christmas Day Lunch at 3pm at St
John’s Cathedral Discovery Centre
please can you let Fr Kaz know by next
weekend. We are also in need of
volunteer drivers who must have a
clean driving licence to help with
transportation.
ASCENT GROUP
Monday 24 November 2.15pm in St
Swithun’s Church Hall. The theme this
month will a “Desert Island Discs
Christmas Theme”. Last orders for the
Ascent Group Christmas lunch on
Tuesday 16 December at 1pm after
the 12-15pm mass at the Cathedral
Discovery Centre will be taken at this
meeting.
ST SWITHUN’S SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FAIR
Saturday 6 December 11am to 3pm at
St Swithun’s School, Taswell Road.
Parishioners are very welcome.
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Liturgical Calendar and Mass Times
S
SATURDAY 8 NOVEMBER
First Mass of The Dedication of the
Lateran Basilica
SUNDAY 9 NOVEMBER
THE DEDICATION OF THE LATERAN
BASILICA, feast
Ezekiel 47:1-2.8-9.12
1 Corinthians 3:9c-11.16-17
John 2:13-22
MONDAY 10 NOVEMBER
St Leo the Great, Pope, Doctor of the
Church, memorial
TUESDAY 11 NOVEMBER
St Martin of Tours, Religious, Bishop,
memorial
WEDNESDAY 12 NOVEMBER
St Josaphat,
Bishop, Martyr, memorial
THURSDAY 13 NOVEMEBER
Feria
FRIDAY 14 NOVEMBER
Feria
SATURDAY 15 NOVEMBER
St Albert the Great, Religious, Bishop,
Doctor of the Church, op mem or
Our Lady on Saturday or Feria
SATURDAY 15 NOVEMBER
First Mass of
St Edmund of Abingdon, solemnity
SUNDAY 16 NOVEMBER
ST EDMUND OF ABINGDON, Bishop,
solemnity
Our Lady of Lourdes
St Colman
1800
St John’s Cathedral
People of the Parish
Mary Jenkinson RIP (FM)
Deceased Members of Burns & Green Families
RIP
People of the Parish
Deceased Members of Coghlan Family RIP
For contributors to Priests' Retirement Fund
Jeremiah Cremin P
Joan Hudson RIP (BH)
Mary Kilbride INT
Holy Souls
Robert (Bob) Brogan RIP
Murphy Family RIP (TK)
Flores & Soriano Families INT
John Joseph Cummings RIP (CC)
Esmé and David Shaw INT
Mass in Polish
Elilia Cipolla RIP (FM)
Deceased Members of the Mason Family
Jude de Battista RIP
Thomas Bernard Rowan RIP
Catherine Doyle RIP F
Max and Stephen Bischof RIP
0800
0830
0900
0930
1000
1015
1100
1100
1200
1600
1800
1800
0915
1000
1215
0915
1000
1215
1900
0730
0915
1215
St Joseph
St John’s Cathedral
St Swithun
St Joseph
St Colman
St John’s Cathedral
St Swithun
Corpus Christi
St Paul
St John’s Cathedral
QA Hospital
St John’s Cathedral
St Swithun
St Colman
St Swithun
St John’s Cathedral
St Colman
St Swithun
St John’s Cathedral
St Swithun
St John’s Cathedral
St Colman
St John’s Cathedral
1000
St Swithun
1200
1930
0915
0930
1000
1215
0730
0930
1000
1215
1830
1900
0900
1000
Corpus Christi
St John’s Cathedral
St Colman
St Joseph
St Swithun
St John’s Cathedral
St John’s Cathedral
Corpus Christi
St Swithun
St John’s Cathedral
St Colman
St Swithun
Corpus Christi
St Swithun
1215
St John’s Cathedral
Elson Carvalho RIP
Our Lady of Lourdes
St Colman
Diane Clark (LA)
1800
0800
0830
0930
0930
1000
1015
1100
1100
1200
1600
1800
1800
St John’s Cathedral
Mr and Mrs Ginanapragasam RIP
Alban Noel Kenny RIP
Terry Butler RIP
Deceased members and friends of the Malbon
Family F
Repose of the souls of all WWI War Dead
Lee Fletcher Ecumenical Service
Mary Ann White RIP (CC)
Susan Boncey P
Deceased members of the Hawley Family
Max and Stephen Bischof RIP
Mr Arumai Gnanapragasam RIP
Mary Agnes Bell
John Murphy RIP F
Mr and Mrs Joseph Peter INT
Friends & Relatives, Alive & Deceased (CC)
Ellen May Ritchings P
Deceased Members of Lorimer and Rosser Families
RIP
St Joseph
John, Elizabeth & Edward Delaney F
St John’s Cathedral
Deceased Members of the Quan Family
St Swithun
People of the Parish
St Joseph
People of the Parish
St Colman
Win Bearman RIP (FM)
St John’s Cathedral
Max Bellman RIP
St Swithun
John Dorey RIP
Corpus Christi
John Paul Fewster RIP F
St Paul
Kelleher Family RIP (TK)
St John’s Cathedral
Pauline May RIP
QA Hospital
Holy Souls (CC)
St John’s Cathedral
People of the Parish
St Swithun
Mass in Polish
F: Foundation – P: Perpetual
MASS TIMES AT THE ORDINARIATE CHURCH OF ST AGATHA’S, MARKET WAY
Sundays: 1100 Solemn Mass – Mondays and Fridays: 1100 Low Mass - Saturdays: 1100 Mass of Our Lady
Holy Days of Obligation and Festivals: Services times as announced.
St Agatha’s,Catholic
Portsmouth
Market Way,
4AD Tel: 01329 230 330 Contact: Fr J Maunder
Portsmouth
- PO1
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