Corpus Christi with St Joseph

 C ATHOLIC P ORTSMOUTH
Catholic Parishes and Schools in Partnership in the City of Portsmouth
1 - 15 FEBRUARY 2015 – FOURTH & FIFTH SUNDAYS OF ORDINARY TIME
To share the Life of God
The people in the gospel twice responded to Jesus as one with
authority: when he taught them and when he cast out the unclean
spirit. Jesus had authority because for three decades of life before Jesus
embarked on his public ministry, he lived and worked the simple life. He
listened to people; he knew and understood their life because he lived
it alongside them. Jesus understood his hearers from his own personal
experience. An experience shared and learned from Mary and Joseph.
Jesus had authority because both in word and deed he touched people in their need. Jesus had authority
because of his intimate relationship with his Father in heaven; the One whose will he faithfully carried out. The
people were astonished because Jesus acted with authority, because he was saying and doing something
new. He was revealing God’s very presence and life. Jesus is “the Holy One of God” among them. And among
us too!
The Good News is that because of our baptism, because we are the children of God and are members of the
Body of Christ, we are given the same authority as Jesus to teach God’s ways and confront and overcome the
power of evil. Our authority does not come from us, but rests in our having been baptised into Christ and the
intimate relationship with him that baptism opens up. Through baptism we are empowered to know who Jesus
is.
Our authority also rests within the Christian community, among those with whom we live, work and worship. The
authority is not ours, but is the fruit of the life given us by God, a life we share with others. This authority we share
because of our baptismal dignity brings with it a responsibility. Those who abuse authority diminish life; those
who respect authority enhance life.
Authentic discipleship implies teaching and acting with the authority that witness to integrity: words and deeds
coinciding in such a way that our lives manifest the same integrity as Jesus’ life. Goodness overcomes evil
when we demonstrate such integrity. We are easily amazed at the eloquent words of others and sometimes
those words are our own. But these words are only truly eloquent and fruitful when our everyday actions witness
to their truth by the very goodness of our lives. Goodness which is the life God gives us!
Father Steven Restori
St John’s Cathedral: Bishops House, Bishop Crispian Way, PO1 3HG – Tel. 023 9282 6170
Cathedral Dean: Canon Dominic Golding VG – dgolding@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk
Assistant Priest: Fr James McAuley – jmcauley@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk
Parish Secretary: Mrs Lily Peach – cathedral@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk – Office Hours: 0900-1600 Monday – Friday
Parish Pastoral Assistant: Sister Maura Chin - Safeguarding Representative: Sue Smy 023 9273 0855
Corpus Christi & St Joseph Fr Steven Restori tel 023 9266 0927 – ccsj@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk
Corpus Christi Gladys Avenue, North End PO2 9AZ – St Joseph Tangier Road, Copnor PO3 6JH
Parish Sister: Sr Mary Gleavey FMDM 07586 801868 – St Joseph Hall Bookings: Mrs Mary Vale 07897 488254
Safeguarding Representative: Elaine Lindsay 07749 200592
Our Lady of Lourdes & St Swithun Parish Priest: Fr Kazimierz Stefek - Assistant Priest: Fr Pawel Przybyszewski tel. 023 9282 8305 – southseaparish@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk
Our Lady of Lourdes Bransbury Road, Eastney, PO4 9JY - St Swithun 105 Waverley Road, Southsea, PO5 2PL
Pastoral Assistant: Sr Marie Elise Tel. 07747 728734 Parish Secretary: Mrs Clare Shore – Office Hours: 0900-1100 Mon 0900–1500 Tues-Fri
Safeguarding Representative: Val Croughan 023 9234 1682
St Colman with St Paul Fr Joe McNerney (Hospital Chaplain) – Assistant Priest: Fr John Humphreys
scsp@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk - 023 9228 6408
St Colman St Colman’s Avenue, Cosham, PO6 2JJ – St Paul Allaway Avenue, PO6 4DG– tel. 023 9237 6151
Parish Assistant: Mrs Tess Pritchard Office Hours: 0900-1500 Mon-Fri
Safeguarding Representative: Irene Taylor 023 9264 0754 or 07914 722708
Pastoral Youth Worker: Dom DeBoo tel 023 9283 6524 mob 07769 185603 – ddeboo@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk
PARISHES: Corpus Christi & St Joseph • Our Lady of Lourdes with St Swithun • St Colman & St Paul • St John’s Cathedral
SCHOOLS: Primary: Corpus Christi • St John’s Cathedral • St Paul’s • St Swithun’s • Secondary: St Edmund’s
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OUR PARISH’S FUTURE Sustaining the Progress Our Parish’s Future
Strengthening the Parish of
Corpus
Christi with St Joseph
Offertory
As the official tracking phase of the planned giving appeal comes to a close, we would like to share some results with you and thank all of those generous parishioners who have participated. As a parish family, we have projected an increase in our planned offertory and associated Gift Aid of over £23,000. This figure is subject to the receipt of signed mandates for the £8,000 pledged last weekend. This is indeed a great accomplishment, though it must be sustained in order to truly be called a success. increase to
Date on Annual basis:
£23,529
Number of
Commitments received
to date:
91
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2013 Offertory Income (inc. GA): Annual Offertory Increase post OPF (inc. GA) Annual % Increase post OPF: £35,256 £58,785 67% Planned Giving Method
Direct Debit
Standing Order
Envelopes
Gift Aid declarations
Number of Registered
Households still to
provide an answer:
189
Annual Increase in just
the last week:
£8,291
The Facts and Figures Pre OPF
0
39
24
46
Post OPF
28
59
35
81
% Increase
51%
46%
76%
Thank you once again….. To all the generous parishioners who are participating To our hardworking and dedicated volunteer team To our active parish community who are helping to ensure a stronger, more vibrant Catholic parish for years to come Your generous support will enable us to close the gap between existing income and expenditure and begin improving our liturgical environments, developing a stronger understanding of our faith, and becoming more proactive in spreading the Gospel. As a parish community we will be challenged with circumstances that will call for us to work together, just as we have during this parish appeal. Be confident to accept these challenges! •
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PARISH NEWS
CHILDREN’S LITURGY
We are looking for new leaders and
AREA
NEWS
helpers for our Children's Liturgy
program on Sundays during the school
term. If you would like to assist children
aged
8 and under in taking the
important first steps in their journey of
faith
and can spare a little time before
and after Mass to set up the learning
area then you will be a real asset to
the team.
Full training and resources are
provided to ensure you are confident
in your role and a safeguarding check
will be carried out.
If you
would like to attend a session to
learn more about what happens or
would like to sign up please contact:
For Corpus Christi - Michelle Love:
mlove_102@hotmail.com
or 023 9265
1208.
SAFEGUARDING TRAINING
CHILD PROTECTION
WE ACKNOWLEDGE LAST WEEKEND’S
COLLECTIONS WITH THANKS:
All Parish volunteers for Altar Service,
Children’s liturgy and Youth Club must
complete the above training every
three years.
To book a place on next available
training or for further information
please
contact
Elaine
Lindsay
07749200592
Corpus Christi with St Joseph: £869.24
inc SO
Our Lady of Lourdes & St Swithun:
£1,075.39 inc SO (76% GA)
St Colman with St Paul: £1,061.58 inc SO
(70% GA)
St John’s Cathedral: £2045.28 inc SO
(48% GA)
LOOKING AHEAD
VOUCHERS FOR SCHOOLS
At this time of year many grocers issue
vouchers for schools. To support our
parish school of Corpus Christi please
bring your vouchers to mass and place
them in the collection baskets at the
offertory.
ASH WEDNESDAY MASS
18 February 2015
200 CLUB JANUARY 2015 WINNERS
£50 (198) Mrs K. Moore, Tokio Road,
Copnor
For St Joseph - Angela Goble:
£25 (150) Mrs T. Walmsley, Sunnyvale
angela.goble@btinternet.com
Drive, Waterlooville
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
£10 (105) Mr R. Hart, Langstone Road,
PREPARATION
Milton
A reminder that the next session for £5 (75) Mrs.M Gosnell c/o Epworth
children enrolled in this year’s Road, Copnor
those
course
is on Saturday 14 February at Next Draw Sunday 22 February
1000 sharp in Corpus Christi Community collecting: Corpus Christi on Sunday 15
hall (access via Buckler’s Court).
February and St Joseph’s on Saturday
21 and Sunday 22 February 2015.
SUNDAY 8 FEBRUARY
Canon David Mahy who will be
celebrating
mass next weekend.
Please
make him welcome.
Liturgical Calendar and Mass Times
S
SATURDAY 31 JANUARY
FIRST MASS OF FOURTH SUNDAY OF
ORDINARY TIME
SUNDAY 1 FEBRUARY
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
Deuteronomy 18:15-20
1 Corinthians 7:32-35
Mark 1:21-28
MONDAY 2 FEBRUARY
THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD IN
THE TEMPLE, feast
TUESDAY 3 FEBRUARY
St Blaise, Bishop & Martyr, op mem
or: St Ansgar, Bishop, op mem or:
Feria
WEDNESDAY 4 FEBRUARY
Feria
ASH WEDNESDAY and GOOD FRIDAY
are days of fasting and abstinence.
0800
0830
0900
0930
1000
1015
1100
1100
1200
1600
1800
1800
St Colman
St John’s Cathedral
Our Lady of Lourdes
St Joseph
St John’s Cathedral
St Swithun
St Joseph
St Colman
St John’s Cathedral
St Swithun
St Paul
Corpus Christi
St John’s Cathedral
QA Hospital
St Swithun
St John’s Cathedral
1000
St Swithun
1215
0915
1000
1215
1900
0730
1000
1215
St John’s Cathedral
St Colman
St Swithun
St John’s Cathedral
St Swithun
St John’s Cathedral
St Swithun
St John’s Cathedral
1800
1200 Corpus Christi
1830 St Joseph
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
1800 Every Friday at Corpus Christi
LENTEN FAST DAY
Friday 27 February
PENITENTIAL SERVICES FOR LENT
7 March – St Paul’s Church, 1000
14 March - Corpus Christi Church, 1030
28 March - St John’s Cathedral, 1000
LENTEN ALMSGIVING
We will again be supporting DePaul UK
responding to the needs of vulnerable
young people living in our cities.
Thanksgiving Ints (FD)
Norman Taylor INT
John O'Driscoll and Deceased Relatives F
Hilda Foster
Len and Phyllis Adams RIP
People of the Parish
Dolores Silman RIP
Doreen Hale RIP (MH)
Holy Souls in Purgatory
Michael Murphy RIP
Holy Souls (SP)
People of the Parish
People of the Parish
Mass in Polish
Alice & Jim Peters RIP
Robert Hancock Wilson RIP P
Mary McKenna INT
Peter RIP (TG)
Marie de Glamorgan RIP P
Harry Rose RIP
Archbishop Derek Worlock RIP F
Ann Sullivan's Intentions
Funeral Mass Brigit Skinner RIP
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THURSDAY 5 FEBRUARY
St Agatha, Virgin, Martyr, memorial
FRIDAY 6 FEBRUARY
St Paul Miki & Companions, Martyrs,
memorial
SATURDAY 7 FEBRUARY
Our Lady on Saturday or: Feria
SATURDAY 7 FEBRUARY
VIGIL MASS OF THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF
ORDINARY TIME
SUNDAY 8 FEBRUARY
FIFTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
Job 7:1-4.6-7
1 Corinthians 9:16-19.22-23
Mark 1:29-39
MONDAY 9 FEBRUARY
Feria
TUESDAY 10 FEBRUARY
St Scholastica, Virgin, memorial
WEDNESDAY 11 FEBRUARY
Our Lady of Lourdes, op mem; or
Feria
THURSDAY 12 FEBRUARY
Feria
FRIDAY 13 FEBRUARY
Feria
SATURDAY 14 FEBRUARY
St Cyril, Religious & St Methodius,
Bishop, FEAST
SATURDAY 14 FEBRUARY
VIGIL MASS OF THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF
ORDINARY TIME
SUNDAY 15 FEBRUARY
SIXTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
Leviticus 13:1-2. 44-46
1 Corinthians 10:31 – 11:1
Mark 1:40-45
0915
1000
1200
1215
0730
0930
1000
1215
1830
1900
1000
1215
Vattahara Pappachan RIP (SP)
Miss Clare de Hamel & Parents (RIP) F
0800
0830
0900
0930
1000
1015
1100
1100
1200
1400
1600
1800
1800
1000
1215
0915
1000
1215
1400
0730
1000
1215
0915
1000
1215
0730
0930
1000
1215
1830
1900
1000
St Colman
St Swithun
Our Lady of Lourdes
St John’s Cathedral
St John’s Cathedral
Corpus Christi
St Swithun
St John’s Cathedral
St Colman
St Swithun
St Swithun
St John’s Cathedral
St Colman
St Joseph
Our Lady of Lourdes
St John’s Cathedral
St John’s Cathedral
St Swithun
St Joseph
St Colman
St John’s Cathedral
St Swithun
Corpus Christi
St Paul
St John’s Cathedral
St Swithun
QA Hospital
St Swithun
St John’s Cathedral
St Swithun
St John’s Cathedral
St Colman
St Swithun
St John’s Cathedral
St Paul
St John’s Cathedral
St Swithun
St John’s Cathedral
St Colman
St Swithun
St John’s Cathedral
St John’s Cathedral
Corpus Christi
St Swithun
St John’s Cathedral
St Colman
St Swithun
St Swithun
1215
St John’s Cathedral
John Doyle RIP F
1800
1800
0800
0830
0900
0930
1000
1015
1100
1100
1200
1600
1800
1800
Funeral Mass of Michelle Sutherland RIP
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 1200
The Good Estate of Anne Kehoe RIP P
Maureen Fitzsimmons RIP F
Kitty McManus RIP (TG)
Helen Chatfield RIP F
Vocations F (Catenian Association)
Kathleen Cooper RIP (FM)
People of the parish
People of the Parish
Private Intention
Peggy Goodchild RIP
Dec members of Barrett
Claude & Margaret Hicks
Joan Hudson RIP (BH)
Lander and Jones Family INT
Jim Doran (Sr Yvonne)
Margaret & Hugh Griffin
Nuala Hyde RIP (PM)
Private Intention
Mass in Vietnamese
Tressie Heather RIP (PM)
People of the Parish
Mila Alacapa RIP
Tony Whitlock (PM)
Helen Dyer RIP F
People of the Parish
John Anthony Pettifer RIP
Funeral Mass Pamela Quick RIP
Fred Davenport (PM)
Aileen Mary Frances Payne RIP F
Guy Goodson RIP
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 1200
John and Catherine Cassey F
William Medd RIP (PM)
St Colman
Private Intention (BM)
St Joseph
Teresa Kathleen Grace Potter F
St John’s Cathedral
People of the Parish
Our Lady of Lourdes
St John’s Cathedral
Stella Bethune RIP
St Swithun
St Joseph
People of the Parish
St Colman
Harry Webber RIP (MH)
St John’s Cathedral
Brigid Skinner RIP
St Swithun
Corpus Christi
Terry New
St Paul
Joe Scurr RIP (PM)
St John’s Cathedral
Michelle Reynolds RIP
QA Hospital
William, Catherine & Fr Bernard Medd RIP (PM)
St Swithun
St John’s Cathedral
F: Foundation – P: Perpetual
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