MESSAGE FROM BISHOP PHILIP
To the Clergy and People of the Diocese of Portsmouth about the Canonisation of Pope John XXIII
and Pope John Paul II
On behalf of the whole Diocese of Portsmouth, I would like to express delight and gratitude to God for the canonisation of Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II this coming weekend, Divine Mercy Sunday, 27th April, by Pope Francis. Here we have great popes of living memory. In them the Church is not only being given two powerful intercessors in heaven but also for us on earth two inspiring examples of Christian discipleship and priestly ministry.
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.
What’s happening in the Diocese
Called and Gifted
Workshop with Sherry Weddell
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Ignite Confirmation Retreat
For Confirmation Candidates
Downloads for parishes
Posters, newsletters, etc... for download
Talks and information evenings across the Diocese.
They pledged their support for two projects that help some of the most vulnerable people in the city.
Rite of Election
Homily and photos
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Guidelines for Celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation