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Newsletter: 9th/10th June 2018 - 10th Sunday of the Year
Sunday Readings: Year 2(B); Weekdays: Year II; Liturgy of the Hours: Week II

Newsletter - 10th Sunday of the Year

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Commentary for the 10th Sunday of the Year

A lesson from this Sunday's readings: God will always forgive those who are sorry for their sins, but for those who have no sorrow there can be no forgiveness.

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True Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The heart is the symbol of love and the love that is symbolised by the physical Heart of Jesus is His love for humanity. It is this love which brought about the Incarnation. But since Jesus is also the Second Person of the Trinity, it also manifests to us the wonders of Divine Love. And so, as Dom Columba Marmion affirms, “this devotion reaches in the deposit of faith” and that it is “summed up in the worship of the Incarnate Word manifesting His love to us and showing us.

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Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

On Thursdays, in St. Mary's Church, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed from 8:00am and will continue for the whole day, concluding with the Pro-Life Holy Hour at 7:00pm. Also, in St. Columba's Church, every Thursday, there is Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after the 10:00am Mass until 12 noon.  

You can also tune in live to Radio Immaculata and participate in the Pro-Life Holy Hour live from St. Mary's Church at 7:00pm.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Throughout June, which is the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Litany of the Sacred Heart will be prayed in St Mary’s Church every day during Holy Hour (7-8pm), except on Wednesdays, when it will be prayed after the 6.30pm Rosary.

Guild of St. Clare

June 15, 2018

The Guild of St. Clare is a new, parish-run arts and crafts activities group for children aged 8 years and upwards. It meets in the Upper Room of St. Mary's Hall between 4pm and 5:30pm on the 3rd Saturday of every month. The next meeting is Saturday 16th June. To enrol your child in the Guild of St. Clare, or for more information, please call Maxine on 07967780354.

Nightfever Gosport

June 15, 2018

The next NightFever at St. Mary's is on Saturday 16th June, starting at 7:30pm (straight after the 6pm Mass). NightFever ends with Benediction at 10:30pm. If you are able to help out in any way, please contact Mike Slater on 02392554537

Adoration Outreach

Every Thursday, between 1pm and 3pm, a group of parishioners go out onto the High Street to invite passers-by into St Mary’s to light a candle and spend some time in the presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. This has proven to be a very successful outreach, and a very rewarding ministry for those involved. If you are available on Thursday afternoons, if only for half an hour or so, why not come along and take part?

Parish Walking Pilgrimage

August 18, 2018

Over the weekend of 18th/19th August, Father Pio will be leading a pilgrimage along the Way of Saint Augustine, a path that runs from Canterbury Cathedral to the Shrine of St Augustine in Ramsgate, to commemorate the ancient journey undertaken by St Augustine, the Apostle of England, in the 6th Century, when he was sent by Pope Gregory the Great to bring the Faith to England. The walk is around 19 miles long, along which we will recite the Holy Rosary, sing hymns and have the chance to speak with others. Then, on arriving at the Shrine of St Augustine, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered. This pilgrimage is open to all who are able to maintain a good walking pace over the required distance. For more details, to sign up, or kindly to sponsor the walk, please speak to Father Pio or call the parish office on 02392 580119. The cost of the pilgrimage is £20 per person.

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