PASTORAL MESSAGE TO WELCOME 'EVANGELII GAUDIUM’
On 24th November this year, the Solemnity of Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe, in conclusion to the Year of Faith, Pope Francis published the apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium ('The Joy of the Gospel') that followed up the Synod of Bishops held in Rome in 2012 on 'The New Evangelisation for the Transmission of the Christian Faith.' On behalf of the clergy and people of the Diocese of Portsmouth, I welcome this uplifting and courageous document and I wish publicly to thank the Holy Father for his deep and meaningful teaching.
BISHOP PHILIP ANNOUNCES A YEAR OF FAITH IN ACTION
The Year of Faith ended with the Feast of Christ the King on 24th November 2013. In the Diocese of Portsmouth, we concluded this grace-filled Year by consecrating ourselves, both as individuals and as communities, in our parishes and our schools, to the Sacred Heart of Christ and by placing ourselves once again under the patronage of Mary Immaculate and St. Edmund. People, however, have been asking whether there might be some kind of follow-up to the Year of Faith.
THE FRAMEWORK FOR COLLABORATION
Bishop Philip Egan has named the pastoral administration of the Diocese of Portsmouth ‘The Framework for Collaboration’ (the ‘Framework’). The Framework mirrors the threefold ministry of the Bishop who acts in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ as the Priest, Prophet and King. Practically this has led to three Vicariates within the Framework: Vocation, Education and Evangelisation. These Vicariates represent three dynamically interrelated strands of Christian discipleship: call, formation and mission. The Framework brings dynamism and direction to all our diocesan activities. The call of Christ invites the disciple to formation in Christian doctrine, life and spirituality, and in turn sends him or her out on mission.
Bishop Philip will offer the 10am Mass on Gaudete Sunday ..
The Extraordinary Synod Questionnaire
Message from Bishop Philip to the Clergy and People of the Diocese of Portsmouth about the Extraordinary Synod
Gallery of photos from the diocesan youth retreat in Bournemouth
Jeff Cavins at Portsmouth Cathedral
Listen to Jeff's talk
Consecration of the Diocese
Message from Bishop Philip Egan to the clergy and people of the Diocese of Portsmouth
National Youth Sunday
On Sunday 24th November, the Feast of Christ the King, young people across the diocese celebrated National Youth Sunday.
Bishop Philip speaks about the Confirmation programme
Are you involved in Parish Catechesis?
Information evening to discuss resources and upcoming events