Newsletter - 22 Mar 2015 - The Catholic Parish of St Swithun Wells

NEWSLETTER OF THE CATHOLIC PARISH OF ST SWITHUN WELLS
22th March 2015
Our Mission: LOVE GOD – LOVE OTHERS – MAKE DISCIPLES
www.stswithunwellsparish.org.uk
Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth
Registered Charity No. 246871
Fifth Sunday of Lent
The days are coming, the hour has come (John 12:23)
for the Son of Man to be glorified. The veiling of images in Church from today until Holy Saturday is intended to concentrate our minds on that ‘hour,’ that
moment which is at one and the same time both the
raising of the Son of Man upon the Cross and his exaltation in glory by the Father. It is Christ’s Passover
through death into resurrection: that glory I had with
you before the world was made (John 17:5). Through
him, with him and in him, we also ‘pass over’ to share
in his eternal life.
Sunday Cycle: Year A.
Weekday Cycle: Year I
Psalter Week 1
social media, or stopping replying to e-mails, etc. If
Christ’s Passover is really important for us, we will try
these things. It’s a good opportunity for selfexamination.
Rowan Williams writes that Jesus crucified is God’s
chosen victim of human rage, hatred and spite. God
identifies totally with this victim – such is God Incarnate. So it is only in the company of that victim that
God is to be found. For it is there that we encounter
the victim who is our victim – the victim of our rage,
hatred and spite against our neighbour. And only in
The sacred liturgy names this moment as the ‘Paschal the company of that pure and complete victim can forMystery.’ It is at the heart of every liturgical rite and
giveness and reconciliation be found. Christ the Vicevery Christian prayer. It is what the Holy Mass
tim judges us, and reconciles us at one and the same
means, what Mass accomplishes. It is where Baptism time: this is my Blood, poured out for you for the forand the sacraments of Christian Initiation place us. We giveness of sins. Good Friday and Easter are one
stand before it in every act of Christian prayer and
event.
worship.
The days of his saving passion and glorious resurrecWe celebrate the Paschal Mystery as one event, in the tion are approaching,
three day act which the Church calls the ‘Sacred Pas- when the pride of the ancient enemy is vanquished
chal Triduum’ or the Three Holy Days of Easter. It is and the mystery of our redemption in Christ is celemarked by liturgical rites. The ‘Triduum’ begins with brated
the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy
(Roman Missal, Second Preface of the Passion).
Thursday and climaxes in the Easter Vigil on Holy
Saturday: one liturgical act in three movements.
Canon Alan
Traditionally, the three days are also a time of fasting,
or just eating less, or watching less TV, or abandoning
Wishes and Prayers for Fr George Ngwa on celebrating his 21st Ordination anniversary (on 19th March)
Fr George, Thank you for your loving service to the Church. May God bless you abundantly in your priestly ministry.
The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you... Numbers 6:24-25
Parish Office: Holy Cross Church, 53 Leigh Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9DF
Tel.: 023 8027 3882. Email: [email protected]
Office hours:: Monday– Thursday 9am-4.00pm
Newsletter items should be received by Thursday 9am
St. Edward the Confessor 191-193, Winchester Rd, Chandler’s Ford, SO53 2DU
Our Lady Queen of Apostles, Martin Street, Bishops Waltham, SO32 1DN
St. Andrew’s, Fleming Avenue, North, Baddesley SO52 9EP
Holy Cross, 53, Leigh Road, Eastleigh. SO50 9DF
St. Swithun Wells, Allington Lane, Fair Oak, SO50 7DB
St. Joseph’s Oratory, 26 Abbey Water, Romsey, SO51 8EJ
Readings for next Sunday 29th March
Palm Sunday
Gospel: Mark 14:1–15:47
The passion of our Lord Jesus Christ
1st reading:
Psalm
Isaiah 50:4-7
Ps 21:8-9, 17-20, 23-24 r. 2
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
2nd reading: Phil 2:6-11
Journey in Faith
(Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
Wednesdays 7.30-9pm
St Edward the Confessor
Contact Deacon Paul Owen on 023 8065 8251
Mothering Sunday LIFE Cake Sale — Thank you
A big "thank you" to everybody who brought and also bought
cakes, jams and raffle tickets. We appreciate the donations, the
amazing generosity and the help of your parishioners. The Southampton Life group feels very lucky to have your support.
We have been able to raise a grand total of £192.40 over the
weekend. The raised funds will help to further the important
work the LIFE charity does.
- LIFE group Southampton
Time for a Cuppa — Thank you
A big “thank you” to everyone who supported ‘Time for a Cuppa’
fund raising event on Friday 13th March at St Andrew's. The final
amount raised for Dementia UK to support the Admiral Nurses
was £322.80. Thank you.
- Ann Heslop
Thank You — From Fr George Ngwa
Father George would like to thank parishioners for their good
wishes and prayers on the 21st Anniversary of his Ordination
which was celebrated on the Feast of St Joseph this past
Thursday. Please join him for tea/coffee etc. after each Mass at
St Andrew's this Sunday 22nd April.
Let's celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight!
Fair Trade Coffee Morning at Our Lady Queen of Apostles on
Sunday 29th March after 9.30am Mass. All funds donated will
help families grow more, earn more eat more. All are welcome.
60’s Club
Come and practise your artistic skills by making greetings cards,
under the guidance of Frances Field. Monday 23 March from
2pm-4pm in Holy Cross Resource Centre. Everyone welcome.
Contact Maureen Westwood on 023 80 692682
Ignite 2015
Confirmation Retreat Day
On Saturday 28th March 2015 10am – 8pm
At Saint George Catholic College, Leaside Way, Swaythling,
Southampton. SO16 3DQ.
Suggested donation: £35
The day will be delivered by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal
from Canning Town, London, and young people can expect a
fantastic day where they are led into a deep encounter with
Christ through an exciting programme of dynamic talks, testimonies, workshops, praise and worship, and beautiful services!
Bishop Philip will join us to meet with the young people on day.
For more information and to book please contact Will Hince on
07780221686 or email [email protected]
Filipino Ethnic Mass
1st FILIPINO Ethnic MASS in ROMSEY and NORTH BADDLESLEY
and Lenten Talk on “New Evangelization and the Ethnic Communities in UK” will be held on 22 March 2015 Sunday 5pm at
St. Andrew Church, Fleming Avenue, SO52 9EP.
All are welcome. Please bring family and friends, and food to
share after the Mass.
For more information contact: Gilda Hinguillo 07791 367383
The General Instruction on the Roman Missal
Following on from Canon Alan’s excellent first talk on the
General Instruction of the Roman Missal the second talk is on
24th March 2015 7.30pm at Our Lady Queen of Apostles,
Bishop Waltham.
Mother and baby/toddler group
in The Cloister at St Edward the
Confessor Church on
Tuesdays 10am-12noon. Term time only
CRAFT SESSION – MAKE AN EASTER CARD
Friends After Bereavement Sunday Tea
Sunday 29th March 2015
For the Friends After Bereavement Sunday Tea on Sunday
29th March we will be having a Craft Session with Julie Burns
and her friend Francis. The plan is to make an Easter Card. Anybody who is looking for an enjoyable afternoon is welcome. We
meet at 2.30 for a 3.00 pm start in the Resource Centre at Holy
Cross Church. If you need help with transport speak to a member of the group or call Brian Stansbridge on 02380 470461.
Teacher of Religious Studies Required
St George Catholic College, Southampton
Closing date for applications: 3 pm on Friday 27th March 2015
For further details , please see the vacancies section of our
website (www.st-george.southampton.sch.uk­)
EASTER TRIDUUM
St Andrews NB &
St Joseph’s, Romsey
Holy Cross, Eastleigh &
St Edward’s Chandlers Ford
OLQA, Bishops Waltham
2nd April
Thursday of Lord’s Supper
7:00 pm , Mass of Lord’s Sup- 7:30 pm , Mass of Lord’s
per (St Andrews)
Supper (St Edward’s)
8:00 pm , Mass of Lord’s Supper (OLQA)
3rd April
Good Friday
3:00pm The Passion of our
Lord (St Andrews)
3:00pm The Passion of our
Lord ( St Edward’s)
3:00pm The Passion of our Lord (OLQA)
4th April
Holy Saturday
8:30 pm , Easter Vigil in the
Holy night (St Andrews)
8:00 pm , Easter Vigil
( St Edward’s)
8:00 pm , Easter Vigil
(OLQA)
5th April
Easter Sunday
9:00 am (St Andrews)
10:30 am, St Joseph’s (URC
Hall)
9:00 am (St Edward’s)
11:00 am (Holy Cross)
9:30 am (OLQA)
Divine Mercy Sunday — 12th April 2015
Holy Cross, Eastleigh
Lent Penitential Services
St Andrew's, North Baddesley , Thurs 26th March 7:30pm
OLQA, Bishops Waltham, Fri 27th March 7:30pm
Holy Cross, Eastleigh, Tues 31st March 7.30pm
Stations of the Cross & Confession
Led by Fr George Ngwa at St Joseph’s Oratory
on Wednesday 1st April
12:00 noon
Chrism Mass
In St Johns Cathedral , Portsmouth
On Tuesday 31st March 2015, At 11:00 am
The feast of Divine mercy is celebrated on the 2nd
Sunday of Easter , and was granted to the Universal Church by Pope John Paul II on the occasion of
the canonization of Saint Faustina Kowalska on
30 April 2000.
Concerning the Feast of Divine Mercy Jesus said:

It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have
peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy.
(St Faustina’s Diary 699)

Whoever approaches the Fountain of Life on this day will
be granted complete forgiveness of sins and punishment.
(St Faustina’s Diary 300)

I want the image solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after
Easter, and I want it to be venerated publicly so that every
soul may know about it. (St Faustina’s Diary 341)
Friday Night Supper in aid of CAFOD
at St Edward’s.
Lenten Suppers in aid of CAFOD project in El Salvador—every
Friday night after Stations of the Cross and Mass. £4.
All Welcome.
LENT STUDY COURSE WEEK 5
St. Swithun Wells Church
This week's topic- Walking and Praying with Christians of the Middle East. This week we focus on the Christians in Lebanon, where
40% of the population are estimated to be Christian. This is the
largest percentage of Christians in the Middle East.
Wed. 25th March 7.45 - 9 p.m. Enquiries to Peter Baggott
02380694060 or Deacon Bob Birtles 02380692416. Everyone is
very welcome.
Healing Mass—St Joseph’s, Ashurst
A healing mass will be celebrated in St Joseph’s Ashhurst (8 Lyndhurst Road, Hants SO40 7DU ) on Monday 23rd March at 7:00pm.
All are welcome.
Mini Bus Drivers Wanted
Holy Cross, Eastleigh is looking for volunteer mini bus drivers to
drive parishioners in for Sunday 11:00am Mass . All necessary
training will be provided.
Please contact Ted Dunne on 02381 780630 if you could help.
Divine Mercy Sunday celebration will be led by Fr George Ngwa in
our Parish on 12th April 2015, at 2:45pm at Holy Cross Church,
Eastleigh. The celebration will start with procession of the image
followed by 3 O’clock Divine Mercy prayers, Divine Mercy Chaplet
and veneration of the image. There will be opportunity for
confession to obtain the plenary indulgence attached to the day.
Please check http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/mercy/
indulgence.htm to learn more about the conditions of decree of
plenary indulgence attached to Divine Mercy Sunday.
There will be refreshments in the resource centre afterwards.
All are welcome.
Living our Faith Newsletters
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WE ACKNOWLEDGE WITH THANKS
Last week’s collections at St Swithun Wells Parish: £1,950.35
Standing order/Direct debits for the month of Feb: £14,310.18
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES: St Swithun Wells Primary School 023 8026 6210; St George Catholic V.A. College 023 8032 2603;
St Anne’s Catholic School 023 8032 8200;
Charlton House 023 8067 7575 / St Mary’s College 023 8067 1267
Mass Times for our Six Church Communities
TIME
DATE
CHURCH
MASS INTENTION
Sat 21th
9.30am
HC
Sat 21th
5.00pm
St Sw
Vigil Masses
6.00pm
OLQA
6.00pm
St J
6.30pm
St Ed
Dennis Gray RIP
9.00am
9.00am
HC
St Ed
Polska Msza Święta
Bridie Peckham RIP
Sun 22th
Fifth
Sunday of
Lent
9.15am
Tues 24th
Wed 25th
Solemnity Annunciation
of the Lord
AND
PRAYERS
Phyllis Altman RIP
Fri 27th
Kevin Cashman RIP
9.30am
10.00am
HC
HC
6.oopm
St J
9.30am
HC
10.00am
Abbey
House
7.00pm
St Ed
7.oopm
St J.
9.30am
OLQA
11.00am
11.00am
5:00pm
SA
HC
SA
Alice Lockwood RIP
Ludwick Kolacz RIP
FILIPINO Ethnic Mass
Sat 28th
9.30am
HC
9.30am
HC
Giuseppina Bova &
Francesco Papallo RIP
Sat 28th
5.00pm
St Sw
Vigil Masses
6.00pm
6.00pm
OLQA
St J
6.30pm
St Ed
9.30am
HC
10.00am
St SW
10.00am
SA
Holy Souls
Stations of the Cross
Sun 29th
9.15am
SA
9.00am
St Ed
10.00am
St Ed
Angela Adams RIP
9.30am
OLQA
6.30pm
7.00pm
St. A
St. A
Stations of the Cross
11.00am
11.00am
SA
HC
Tuesday
Wednesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Sunday
Saturday
The Holy Rosary
The Holy Rosary
Evening Prayer
Morning Prayer
The Holy Rosary
The Holy Rosary
CONFESSION (SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION)
10.00am Holy Cross Church
12 noon St. Edward the Confessor Church
5.30pm Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church
5.30pm St. Joseph’s Parish Centre.
8.45am St. Andrew’s Church.
Palm Sunday
HC
HC
Marie-Louise
House 7.30pm
St Ed 9.30am
St J
6.00pm
St A 10.00am
St Ed 8.25 am
HC
9.10am
Oliver Shamkhani — Birthday
9.00am
9.30am
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Sundays:
CHURCH
MASS INTENTION
Grace Moore (FM)
Stations of the Cross
Captain Andrew Mackie RIP
Tuesday - HC Adoration 7-8pm
Thursday - St Ed at 11.00am, closing with Benediction 8.30pm
Thursday - St J from 12.00 noon until 6.00pm.
Thursday - St A following Morning Prayer until 11.00am
Saturdays:
Thurs 26th
TIME
Catherine Pearson RIP
Stations of The Cross.
Oratory
Mon 23th
ROSARY
St A
DATE
Joe McCarthy RIP
Robert Harris RIP
In Honour of agony of our
Lord Jesus Christ in the
garden of Gethsemane
Polska Msza Święta
Friends of Angela Adams
(RIP) - In Thanksgiving
Beatriz & George White,
David, Laura & Eduardo
Fernandes (FM)
Fr David O’Sullivan Tel: 023 80612430
(Parish Priest)
mob: 07554 427063
[email protected]
Deacon Bob Birtles Tel: 023 8069 2416
[email protected]
www.deaconbob.co.uk
Fr George Ngwa Tel: 023 8027 3882
[email protected]
Tel: (Assistant Priest)
Deacon John di Meo Tel: 01794 515688
[email protected]
Canon Alan Griffiths (Assistant Priest)
[email protected]
POLISH PRIEST : Fr Zbigniew Budyn
Tel: 023 8178 6316
RETIRED PRIEST: Fr David Whitehead
Deacon Paul Owen Tel: 023 8065 8251 [email protected]
Deacon Paul Hollingworth Tel: 01794 524287
[email protected]
Co-ordinator & Adviser for Catechesis & Formation:
Holy Cross Resource Centre & Fin Admin: Richard Martin Tel:023 8065 8338
Linda Roberts Tel: 023 8065 8339
[email protected]
[email protected]
Parish Administrator: Cristina Carretero
Tel: 023 80 27 3882
[email protected]