BRINGING FORTH CHRIST THROUGH MARY
The blessing of our Seraphic Father Saint Francis
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He show His face to you and have mercy on you. May He turn His countenance towards you and give you peace.
Our prime objective as missionaries is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ by means of devotion to the Immaculate for the greatest glory of God and for the salvation of all souls. As Christ came into this world through our Lady, we, too, seek to abandon ourselves to Her maternal protection, in order to unite ourselves to Christ most perfectly. It is through Mary that Christ enters the world, and likewise through Her that we enter into His Kingdom.
Hence, with friaries in Gosport and Portsmouth, we are here to promote the importance of consecrating ourselves to the Blessed Virgin Mary for the benefit of our own souls and for those of the whole world . Following the recent example of Saint Maximilian Kolbe - ardent devotee of the Immaculate - we use the media as a key tool for our apostolate.
"Men do not fear a powerful hostile army as the powers of hell fear the name and protection of Mary."
Gregorian Chant Course
Gregorian chant is the highest form of sacred music which the Church considers as most suitable for worship. Not only does it transport the soul, elevating it to the contemplation of God, but also forms the soul by disposing it to the practice of virtue. You are welcome to sign up to our 8-month Scola Cantorum course.
"Let us run to Mary, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence."
Saint Francis de Sales
ST MARY'S GOSPORT
8:00 am - English Mass (booking required)
9:30 am - Latin Mass (booking required)
11:00 am - English Mass (booking required, this Mass is live streamed)
5:00 pm - Latin Mass (booking required, this Mass is live streamed)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
12:00 pm - Latin Mass (this Mass is live streamed)
9:30 am - Latin Mass (booking required for First Saturday, this Mass is live streamed)
ST JOSEPH'S PORTSMOUTH
11:00 am - Latin Mass (this Mass is live streamed)
Monday - Saturday
7:00 am - Latin Mass (this Mass is live streamed)
”It is impossible to save one's soul without devotion to Mary and without her protection.”
Saint Anselm, Archbishop and Doctor of the Church