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Pope Benedict has declared a Year of Faith which
begins on 11th October 2012 and ends on 24th
November 2013, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus
Christ, Universal King. This event marks both
the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second
Vatican Council and the 20th anniversary of the
publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church,
which was prepared following the Council.
Year of Faith is an opportunity for each one of us
to reflect on and renew our enthusiasm for our faith
so that we can profess it, share it with others, and
lead people to Jesus Christ. Various events
will be organised across the Pastoral Area, which
will be advertised here and in parish newsletters.
Framework for Collaboration
to Collaborate and Facilitate Practical Action"
(i)pray for the mission of the
Church in our Diocese of Portsmouth?
(ii)Witness to your faith to help others encounter
(iii)Put your faith into action to
allow Christ to transform the world with his justice
If you have answered 'yes' to any
of these questions could you consider volunteering
to be part of the Framework for Collaboration?
If you would like to know more please look on the
Diocesan website where Bishop Philip speaks about
the Framework for Collaboration. There is additional
information including details of teams currently
recruiting. If you would like to be involved and are
not sure how or in what area the Framework will be
running interviews to help you discern whether God
is calling you to be involved. These will begin in
Application forms are on the
web site. If you have difficulty accessing these
Lectio Divina has been used by
the church for centuries as a tool for deepening
prayer life. Meaning 'Spiritual Reading' it is
a way of reading the bible, making your reading a
prayer. It helps you to see how the Holy
Spirit , speaking to you through the bible, has
something to say about your life.
Click here for guide to Lectio Divina for
and here for guide for leaders
TO BE A CHRISTIAN IS
TO BE A MISSIONARY
Missio is now the name for the
Pontifical Mission Societies.
The Pope has asked
Missio to care for, and support the younger Churches
across the world until they are able to be
Missio is therefore the Church’s
official support organisation for overseas mission;
raising awareness and funds for missionary and
pastoral work worldwide.
The generosity of
Catholics, primarily through the red APF mission
boxes in this country, means that Missio is able to
respond in faith and love to the needs of our
brothers and sisters in over 1000 mission Dioceses
around the world.
Please contact our
Portsmouth Diocesan Directors:
Deacon Richard Budgen (North Hinksey parish) to
learn how you can help.
Find out more about the
Catholic Church in England and Wales here.