Intercessions March 25, 2018

INTERCESSIONS. PALM SUNDAY [B]. March 25th., 2018 Priest: Jesus enters into his Paschal Mystery: that is, the journey of his Passion, Death, and Resurrection at his Father’s hands; in his name, let us pray for the Church and for the world. Reader: For the Church, that Christians may be able to share the gladness and […]

Intercessions March 18, 2018

INTERCESSIONS. 5th. SUNDAY of LENT [B]. March 18th., 2018. Priest: Let us pray for the Church and the world, through Jesus Christ, who seeks to give all glory to his Father’s name. Reader: For all Christians, that by our words and actions we may, like Andrew and Philip, lead others to see Jesus, let us […]

Year of Ovid 2018

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK This year is the 2000th, anniversary of the death of Publius Ovidius Naso, better known to the world as the Roman poet Ovid, one of the ‘mighty three’ along with his slightly older contemporaries Virgil and Horace. All rose to prominence under the first Roman Emperor, Augustus; Virgil died in 19BC, […]

Catenian Bursaries

YOUNG CATHOLICS aged 16 to 24: The Catenian Association, which is very active in this Diocese and city, offers Bursaries to young Catholics within this age range for projects associated with their Christian faith; within this Diocese £30,000 has recently been so offered. Projects include assisting with the disabled young people’s Easter pilgrimage to Lourdes, […]

Southampton General Hospital

IN HOSPITAL? It is not always understood that the demands of modern Data Protection prevent Catholic clergy from ‘touting for custom’ on hospital wards in search of possible Catholics. Catholic patients in hospital need, either themselves or through those representing them, to ask for the services of the Chaplain. This can be done by asking […]

Church Timeline for 2018

A CHURCH TIMELINE for 2018AD 18AD – Jesus is (probably) aged 22 and has no doubt thought up ever more baffling questions and answers. 118 AD – Opening of the Pantheon in Rome, the ‘Temple of the Gods’, now the church of St. Mary and the Martyrs. 218AD – Persecution of Christians in Rome by […]

The Founding of St Boniface UCM As the 50th anniversary of our UCM approaches, and as I believe I am the only remaining founding member, I am putting a few facts on record while I am still able to do so. In 1967 a new Parish Priest, Fr Dermot MacDermot-Roe, was appointed to St Boniface. […]


Celebrating 50 years of the Union of Catholic Mothers at St Boniface’s Church

Church Timeline for 2017

A CHURCH TIMELINE for 2017AD 17AD – Jesus is (probably) aged 21 and has thus received the keys of the carpenter’s shop. 117 AD – Date of the earliest known Gospel manuscript, a fragment of John chapter 18, now in the Rylands University Library, Manchester. 217AD – The first known Antipope (there would be 37 […]

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