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This great initiative has recently received the support of Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth Diocese. These are the are the words of our dear bishop: "I am happy to support your initiative. Thank you for this important witness to the Truth of faith in Christ and to the power of prayer which by God’s grace will surely bring much goodness. Our culture is facing so many challenges at this moment, not least to the sound values that underpin our family and social life. May Mary’s prayers win our land back to the Lord. May God bless this work and bring it to a good outcome".
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Work on the new floor began on Thursday 8th March, so St Mary’s Church is now closed until Friday 23rd March, weekends included. All Masses will be celebrated at usual times, but at St. Columba's Church. Thank you to everyone who has donated to help fund this ongoing renovation project. If you have not yet made a donation, please consider doing so, as we are still a long way from reaching our fundraising goal.Cheques should be made payable to "PRCDTR-Gosport". You can also donate online. Please, visit our donate page by clicking the button below.
During this period of renovations at St. Mary's, confessions will be at St. Columba's. The priest will be available after Mass to hear the confessions of those who request it. You can also request confession at St. Mary's by appointment.
Table Top Sale
On Saturday 24th March, between 10am and 3pm, St. Mary's Hall will host a Table Top Sale. Entrance fee of just 20p for adults; no charge for children. If you have items to sell, please contact the parish office to book up to three tables at a charge of £10 per table. All funds raised will go towards the St. Mary's floor and heating renovation project. Please contact the parish office if you are able to volunteer in the kitchen to serve tea and coffee. Cake donations are very welcome
The March 4 Life UK will be held in London this year and it will start from the Parliament Square. Since, this is a First Saturday, Holy Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary's Church at 8:30am. Interested participants will then travel to London by minibus, arriving well before the march sets off from Parliament Square. If you are interested in coming, please, register for the event by clicking this link: March 4 Life UK 2018.
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The Friars will be organising a Pilgrimage to take in the March 4 Life in Rome on Saturday 19th May. We will travel on the Thursday 17th May and return on the following Tuesday 22nd May. The cost will be around £300.00. We will visit all the Holy places in this Eternal City. To record your interest please click the button below.
Fr. Des Connolly will lead a Day of Reflection on the Divine Mercy of God in preparation for the Divine Mercy Sunday at St. Joseph's Centre in Southampton (SO40 7DU) on Saturday 17th March from 10:30am to 4:00pm. This will include Mass and a homemade vegetarian soup lunch. The cost of attendance is £20 per person. If you would like to attend, please email Fr. Des at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02380292377 and leave a voicemail message.