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Intercessions May 20, 2018

INTERCESSIONS. Solemnity of PENTECOST [B]. May 20th., 2018. Priest: Let us pray for the Church and the world through Jesus Christ, who in breathing the Holy Spirit enriches the world with many gifts. Reader: For the Church at Pentecost, that as the Apostles proclaimed in many tongues the wonders of God, so Christians everywhere may […]


Intercessions May 13, 2018

INTERCESSIONS. SEVENTH SUNDAY of EASTERTIDE [B]. May 13th., 2018. Priest: Let us pray for the Church and the world through Jesus Christ, who in his prayer to the Father in the Upper Room showed the fullness of his strength, trust and joy, as he came to the culmination of his mission of love. Reader: For […]


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. […]


UCM 50th ANNIVERSARY

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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