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Pastoral Letter 24th February 2019 - Healing




Notices for Newsletters

"Nightfever Saturday June 15th  7.30 – 10.30 at St. Mary’s Church Gosport" As we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost – Please pray that the Holy Spirit will bless all who come to our next Nightfever on June 15th. Our world so needs to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ. What better way than to be in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. As our visitors enter our church perhaps for the first time, how much do they need our prayers and our presence? Please do come and support this beautiful outreach – 30 minutes, an hour priceless. Your presence could change someone’s life forever.  


Come and sing with St Bede's parish choir for the annual diocesan Significant Wedding Anniversaries Mass: Most of the music will be well known, but you'll need to be able to read music too. There will be a short rehearsal on the day. Contact Chris Olding ( to book your place, and mention whether you are a soprano, alto, tenor, bass voice or a tune singer. Closing day for volunteers is 23rd June. 

General Intercessions and newsletter inserts for VocationsMay 2019 - June 2019



Vocation Seeker Evening

Our Diocesan Vocation Seeker Group meets monthly, on the First Friday, for food, prayer, reflection & friendship at the Sacred Heart Church, Fareham.  For info/invite contact: Fr. John Cooke 01329 318 869 (poster)



Portsmouth Diocese Don Bosco Camp 2019: 

28th July - 3rd August 2019 an opportunity for secondary school boys to have an exciting, activity-packed camping holiday in a safe but challenging countryside setting. Further information: and contact:



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Faith and Sexuality: When it comes to Catholic teaching on sexual morality, all sorts of confusion abounds as to what the Church's vision actually means. Earlier this month the internationally renowned speaker Fr Philip Bochanski, the Executive Director of Courage International, an apostolate supporting those with same sex attraction, gave a talk in Holy Family parish Southampton in collaboration with the Catholic Academies and Schools Office. Fr Philip gives an uplifting and inspirational presentation on how human sexuality, properly understood and cherished as derived from God's beautiful plan for the joy and fulfilment of every human person is a life-giving truth for all of us  but especially those  struggling to live  in a wholesome way,  in a world where sex is cheapened and commodified.



Prayer Requests

If you would ever like prayer for your own intention, for your parish or for any need, do go to the home page of the diocese website, scroll down to the “prayer request” button, where you can leave an anonymous request which will go to 40 intercessors throughout the diocese.



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