• Tweets from Pope Francis

By ourselves, we cannot remove the dust that sullies our hearts. Only Jesus, who knows and loves our heart, can heal it. #Lent is a time of healing.

We should adopt the habit of examining the process of temptation in ourselves, which changes our hearts from good to bad: How did the process begin in my soul? How did it grow?... May the Holy Spirit enlighten us to have this interior awareness. #HomilySantaMarta

In these painful times, people think of doing many good things. But others think of how they can take advantage of the situation to profit personally from it. Let us #PrayTogether that the Lord might grant an upright, transparent conscience to all of us.

Dear friends, good evening! This evening I have the chance to enter your homes in a different way than usual. If you allow me, I would like to have a conversation with you for a few moments youtube.com/watch?v=xMJDCn…

Today I would like to thank all new mothers who confront understandable fears. Thank you, as well, to those who affectionately and competently support them. The children born during this time of the #coronavirus are a sign of great hope.

It would be good to stop a moment this Friday to think about the sorrow of Mary,the Sorrowful Mother,and to say "thank you for accepting to be our Mother".In the motherhood of Our Lady we see the Church's maternity which welcomes everyone.#HomilySantaMarta youtube.com/watch?v=wozYIy…

There are some who are already thinking about after the epidemic, and all the problems that will arise regarding poverty, work, hunger. Let us #PrayTogether for all the people who are helping today, but who are also thinking about how to help all of us tomorrow.

Let us #PrayTogether for the difficulties that families are encountering in these days with children with #autism, and all persons with disabilities.

May our Christian existence be like that of our father Abraham: aware of having been chosen, joyful in moving toward a promise, and faithful in fulfilling the covenant. #HomilySantaMarta youtube.com/watch?v=vVXY2x…

These days of pain and sadness are bringing many hidden problems in society to the surface. We ask St Teresa of Calcutta to reawaken in us the sense of nearness to so many persons who are hidden in normal life, such as the homeless. #PrayTogether

What does it mean to have a “pure” heart? A purified heart is the result of a process that implies a liberation and a renunciation. The pure of heart is not born thus, it has lived an interior simplification, learning to renounce evil in itself. #Beatitudes #GeneralAudience

"If you remain in my Word, you will indeed be my disciples" (Jn 8:31). The disciple is someone who is free because he or she remains in the Lord. To remain in the Lord means allowing oneself to be guided by the Holy Spirit. #HomilySantaMarta

Let us #PrayTogether for all who work in the media, who work to communicate, to inform us, so that people are not so isolated, and to educate children. We pray for all those who are helping us bear this time of isolation.

The Lord frees and heals the heart, if we call on Him with humility and trust. #Lent

Jesus took our sins upon Himself to the point of making Himself sin. It's not easy to understand this; we will never fully comprehend it. We can only contemplate, pray, and give thanks. #HomilySantaMarta

Let us #PrayTogether for those who are homeless. In this moment when everyone is supposed to be at home, may society help them and may the Church welcome them. youtube.com/watch?v=mFa_AC…

When we stand before the crucified Jesus, we see the depth of His love, which restores our dignity and sustains us. #Lent

The Lord does justice for the innocent woman, forgives the sinner, condemns the corrupt ones, helps the hypocrites convert themselves. Each of us has our own story, our own sins. Let us look at the Lord who does justice, but who is also extremely merciful. #HomilySantaMarta

#PrayTogether for the many people who are not succeeding in coping and remain in fear because of this pandemic. May the Lord help them to have the strength to cope for the good the entire community. youtube.com/watch?v=WK_ZjO…

We are one human family. Let us bring all hostilities to a halt. May our joint fight against the #COVID-19 pandemic bring everyone to recognize the great need to reinforce brotherly and sisterly bonds. #globalceasefire @antonioguterres @UN

In the #GospelOfTheDay (John11:1-45), Jesus tells us: "I am the resurrection and the life... have faith. Amid grief, continue to have faith, even when it seems that death has won. Let the Word of God restore life where there is death”.

Profoundly moved and troubled, He weeps (Jn 11:35). We ask the Lord for the grace of weeping today before all the people who are suffering the consequences of this pandemic. May today be for everyone like a Sunday of tears. #HomilySantaMarta

I am thinking of the many people who are weeping. We, too, accompany them from our hearts. It wouldn’t do us any harm to weep a bit as our Lord wept for all of His people. #PrayTogether youtube.com/watch?v=KCFCI0…

  • Tweets from Bishop Egan

In an article in this week’s Enews, I offer a few theological and pastoral reflections on the current crisis: mailchi.mp/portsmouthdioc…

test Twitter Media - In an article in this week’s Enews, I offer a few theological and pastoral reflections on the current crisis:  https://t.co/ks6rB0d217 https://t.co/U508YjYLcQ

Welcome to this week’s e-News! The Church has now entered Passiontide, when we focus especially on the passion, suffering and death of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This will be a Lent we will always remember as we face the coronavirus crisis. mailchi.mp/portsmouthdioc…

test Twitter Media - Welcome to this week’s e-News! The Church has now entered Passiontide, when we focus especially on the passion, suffering and death of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This will be a Lent we will always remember as we face the coronavirus crisis. 
https://t.co/F2SEORmLrg https://t.co/HBKG0J4tEl

The streets are deserted and we’re all at home. Yet I’m convinced God is offering us His grace. Let’s welcome Him, ordering our day around prayer, reading the Scriptures and participating in the Liturgy online. See you in my chapel tomorrow from 0730h: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

test Twitter Media - The streets are deserted and we’re all at home. Yet I’m convinced God is offering us His grace. Let’s welcome  Him, ordering our day around prayer, reading the Scriptures and participating in the Liturgy online. See you in my chapel tomorrow from 0730h: https://t.co/c1nnkbZH02 https://t.co/WEL2uluqQX

Tomorrow, do join me for Mass at 0900h portsmouthdiocese.org.uk The reredos in my chapel is a copy of Weyden’s Seven Sacraments. Not a great photo, but you can see on left Baptism, Confirmation, Confession, on the right, Anointing, Marriage, Ordination, with Mass in the middle.

test Twitter Media - Tomorrow, do join me for Mass at 0900h https://t.co/SVsXipO7Pn The reredos in my chapel is a copy of Weyden’s Seven Sacraments. Not a great photo, but you can see on left Baptism, Confirmation, Confession, on the right, Anointing, Marriage, Ordination, with Mass in the middle. https://t.co/ccR3s9MyBG

Don’t forget today to say the special version of the Angelus in preparation for Sunday’s Rededication of England as Mary’s Dowry: mailchi.mp/portsmouthdioc…. Meanwhile see you tomorrow for Adoration and Mass live-streamed from my chapel 0730h onwards.

test Twitter Media - Don’t forget today to say the special version of the Angelus in preparation for Sunday’s Rededication of England as Mary’s Dowry: https://t.co/mwvWgCo0QB. Meanwhile see you tomorrow for Adoration and Mass live-streamed from my chapel 0730h onwards. https://t.co/KFg1yomfyP

I invite you to join me tomorrow for Eucharistic Adoration at 0730, Morning Prayer at 0810 and Mass at 0830. Access via this link: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk. Let us ask God our Father to spare us and to bring us closer to His Son.

test Twitter Media - I invite you to join me tomorrow for Eucharistic Adoration at 0730, Morning Prayer at 0810 and Mass at 0830. Access via this link:  https://t.co/c1nnkbZH02. Let us ask God our Father to spare us and to bring us closer to His Son. https://t.co/XWMVB1tZ1B

Do join me if you can for Eucharistic Adoration and Mass tomorrow morning at 0800h live from my private chapel here in Bishop’sHouse: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

test Twitter Media - Do join me if you can for Eucharistic Adoration and Mass tomorrow morning at 0800h live from my private chapel here in Bishop’sHouse: https://t.co/c1nnkbZH02 https://t.co/55GOmWIAET

Please be assured of my prayers at this dramatic time of national emergency: for you and for all. Let us implore the Lord for safety, protection and for a speedy end to this scourge of COVID-19. There's lots of resources in this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News mailchi.mp/portsmouthdioc…

test Twitter Media - Please be assured of my prayers at this dramatic time of national emergency: for you and for all. Let us implore the Lord for safety, protection and for a speedy end to this scourge of COVID-19. There's lots of resources in this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News
https://t.co/GCVI0hWurm https://t.co/cVfvqBmaSS

I’m going to start live-streaming Adoration and Mass each morning from my private chapel in Bishops House. Check our website this week for more information: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

test Twitter Media - I’m going to start live-streaming Adoration and Mass each morning from my private chapel in Bishops House. Check our website this week for more information: https://t.co/sWxIDt0j9Z https://t.co/ns9FipAfmK

I’ve just posted a message of hope and the promise of our prayers to the people of this city of Portsmouth in the Evening News: portsmouth.co.uk/news/people/co…

test Twitter Media - I’ve just posted a message of hope and the promise of our prayers to the people of this city of Portsmouth in the Evening News: https://t.co/j8zMFNssp6 https://t.co/Zjde66Lmio

I’ve just sent out a special Pastoral Letter on the coronavirus and how as a Diocese we should respond: mailchi.mp/portsmouthdioc…

test Twitter Media - I’ve just sent out a special Pastoral Letter on the coronavirus and how as a Diocese we should respond:
https://t.co/pGCPprltC3 https://t.co/CWqbKrKKhr

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hope that you have a great day today – and ‘have a gargle’ too! I issue today in this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News a reflection on the coronavirus, with the promise of some norms to come shortly for our Diocese of Portsmouth. mailchi.mp/portsmouthdioc…

test Twitter Media - Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hope that you have a great day today – and ‘have a gargle’ too! I issue today in this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News a reflection on the coronavirus, with the promise of some norms to come shortly for our Diocese of Portsmouth.
https://t.co/k0KMaaTXvS https://t.co/JTy8LiIpv9

This is encouraging to note! twitter.com/Cindy_Wooden/s…

Welcome to this week's e-News in this Second Week of Lent. I pray you will continue to receive many graces and blessings from the Lord through your works of prayer, fasting and almsgiving as we strive to grow ever closer to Him during these days. mailchi.mp/portsmouthdioc…

test Twitter Media - Welcome to this week's e-News in this Second Week of Lent. I pray you will continue to receive many graces and blessings from the Lord through your works of prayer, fasting and almsgiving as we strive to grow ever closer to Him during these days. https://t.co/67JKM0PsKK https://t.co/S1Y8lOLEDo

Please pray for Archbishop Peter Smith, formerly of Southwark, who passed to the Lord yesterday after a short illness. May he rest in peace. I’ll miss him.

test Twitter Media - Please pray for Archbishop Peter Smith, formerly of Southwark, who passed to the Lord yesterday after a short illness. May he rest in peace. I’ll miss him. https://t.co/1OnSY6C2jA

Today the Diocese of Portsmouth is moving to implement Stage Two of the Bishops Conference guidelines for parishes and communities on the coronavirus. You can read the advice here: cbcew.org.uk/wp-content/upl…

test Twitter Media - Today the Diocese of Portsmouth is moving to implement Stage Two of the Bishops Conference guidelines for parishes and communities on the coronavirus. You can read the advice here: https://t.co/FtuoO7OKgL https://t.co/WgpZ09H9vg

Welcome to e-News as we enter the first full week of our Lenten journey with Christ in the desert to Jerusalem. I pray you will receive many graces and blessings, plus much growth in holiness from the Lord through your works of prayer, fasting & almsgiving mailchi.mp/portsmouthdioc…

test Twitter Media - Welcome to e-News as we enter the first full week of our Lenten journey with Christ in the desert to Jerusalem. I pray you will receive many graces and blessings, plus much growth in holiness from the Lord through your works of prayer, fasting & almsgiving
https://t.co/YgeWN4zdX9 https://t.co/5X7EnWEiWW

We had a remarkable day on Sunday at the Cathedral - a Day of Prayer and Reparation for the victims of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, especially within our Diocese. I begged forgiveness and invited any victims who have not already done so, to come forward.

test Twitter Media - We had a remarkable day on Sunday at the Cathedral - a Day of Prayer and Reparation for the victims of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, especially within our Diocese. I begged forgiveness and invited any victims who have not already done so, to come forward. https://t.co/tyfiywuigN

Here it is. May Mary pray for all seafarers and their safety at sea and also for their port chaplains.

test Twitter Media - Here it is. May Mary pray for all seafarers and their safety at sea and also for their port chaplains. https://t.co/baaI2QVYMh

Was at St Joseph’s Southampton on Friday to bless a beautiful new icon of Mary Stella Maris for the Apostleship of the Sea.

test Twitter Media - Was at St Joseph’s Southampton on Friday to bless a beautiful new icon of Mary Stella Maris for the Apostleship of the Sea. https://t.co/414iXWeCxi

Daily Mass Online Locally

While we are unable to attend Holy Mass in Church, please note that Fr. Bern, at the local parish of St. Edmund Campion and the Annunciation, is live-streaming the Holy Mass via their parish Facebook Page. At this time, Fr. Bern is live-streaming the daily 0930 mass and the 1100 Sunday mass. Please follow the link below and kindly share this information with others so they may remain joyfully in spiritual communion.  God Bless!

https://www.facebook.com/annunciationstedmundcampion218/

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