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In this week’s Gospel from Matthew, Jesus offers another thought provoking parable, that reminds us how we may enter the the Kingdom of God .

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Important Update about Live Mass
Dear Parishioners
As many of you may be aware Father Paul has been suffering from debilitating back pain for a while now. He has been advised to reduce his workload as much as possible, so for the foreseeable future we will not be streaming live Masses from Sacred Heart Hook. Please watch this space for further updates.
Fr Paul wishes to remind us that Mass is available online at our sister churches in Basingstoke, they are also holding public Masses. Please see their websites for details.
St Bede’s 9am and 11am: www.stbedesbasingstoke.org.uk
St Joseph’s at 10am: www.stjosephbasingstoke.org.uk
Stay safe and God bless
The Parish Office
Latest Blog Post
Latest Blog Post
Our latest blog post in our "March of the Saints" series by Grania Egan is St Mary Magdalene.

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The 25th Ordination Anniversary of Fr.Chris
On Wednesday 22nd July Father Chris celebrates his 25th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood with Holy Mass of Thanksgiving at 12 noon at St Bede’s Church. Father Chris was ordained by Bishop Crispian Hollis on 22nd July 1995, in the Parish Church of St Joseph’s in Newbury where Monsignor Vincent was Parish Priest at the time. Father Chris has served our Diocese bountifully these 25 years and has been in Windsor, Reading Hospital Chaplain, Winchester, Hook (twice), Bracknell and Holy Ghost Basingstoke. Congratulations Father Chris!

After 7 years with us, Bishop Philip has asked Father Chris to become Parish Priest and Dean of Guernsey. Thank you to Father Chris for his years of devoted service to our community. Father Chris’s last Sunday in Basingstoke is 20th September.
Rest in Peace

Please pray for the soul of Helena Allan RIP, who died last week, and also Anna Marshall RIP, who died last Saturday. Please keep their family and friends in your prayers.

May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in Peace. Amen

Reconciliation Update

During Private Prayer on Monday mornings (10 am—12 noon) Father Paul will be offering reconciliation. When you come to private prayer please let the stewards know if you wish to go to confession.

Opening of the Sacred Heart Church for Private Prayer
Video and Instructions for the Opening of the Sacred Heart Church for Private Prayer
Video and Instructions for the Opening of the Sacred Heart Church for Private Prayer
In order to keep everyone safe when coming to church, the following guidelines will need to be followed;

. Please apply hand sanitiser when entering and leaving the church, either your own or use the one provided inside the entrance to the Church.

. There is a one way system in operation, enter through the main doors and exit via the fire door on the left of the Altar.

. Please remember to observe 2 metre social distancing at all times unless you are from the same household.

. Please only sit on the plastic seats at the front of the church.

. The toilets and the hall must remain closed.

. Remember to take all your belongings home with you when you leave the church.

. Anyone who is unwell or shielding and anyone in the “vulnerable” category is asked not to enter at the current time.

. If you wish to leave a donation there are baskets at the entrance and exit.

. Please help our volunteers keep us all safe by following their instructions.


The church is open for private prayer at the following times:

Monday 10.00 am until 12: noon.
Tuesday 5.00 pm until 7:00 pm.

Obviously, there is no obligation for anyone to attend church during this time and no-one should feel guilty about not coming back to church until they feel that it is totally safe to do so.

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St Bede’s Basingstoke Mass Times

St Bede’s Church has opened its doors for Mass. The Masses are being held at the following times for the week 26th July – 2nd August.

Sunday 26th 9am, 11am and 6pm (tickets needed)

No booking is needed to attend a weekday Mass, but please be aware that there is a max. of 80 allowed in the church and all visitors are required to wear face coverings whilst in the church (except for communion)

Monday 9:30am and 6 pm
Tuesday 9:30am
Wednesday 9:30am and 6 pm
Thursday 9:30am
Friday 9:30am and 6 pm
Saturday 9:30am

Sunday 2nd 9am, 11am and 6pm (tickets needed)

Children's Liturgy Material
Children's Liturgy & Resources Page
Children's Liturgy & Resources Page
Our Children's Page contains the latest downloadable activities, Look worksheets and more. This has been updated for the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time..

The Live Steam of the Children's Liturgy should follow 11:30am.

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The Month of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus

We have now entered the high summer month of July, a month in which we honour the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ. St. John XXIII especially wanted us to have a vibrant devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus, the price of our redemption, and the pledge of our salvation and eternal life. When Father Paul receives Holy Communion from the chalice during this month, let us pray that the Lord will wash all our sins and forgive and convert those who bring bloodshed and violence to our world. Why not pray the beautiful Litany of the Precious Blood each day for the rest of this month?

Direct Debits, Standing Orders, Online Offertory and Donations
Direct Debits, Standing Orders, Online Offertory and Donations
Dear Friends, Some of you have asked how you can continue to support the church financially with your regular giving even while you are unable to physically come to church during these days. I am very grateful for your generous spirit especially during this period when some of you are suffering financially. If you feel that you are able to continue to support the church, then an easy way to give has been set up on our website. Just click the button and follow the instructions.

Alternatively, If you would like to make a donation to the Parish, or set up a Standing Order, our bank account details are:

Lloyds Bank Sort Code: 30 93 04
Account number: 00880117
Sacred Heart Hook (Please also use this for cheque payments)

Thank you so much for your generosity. God bless. Fr. Paul

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Ananias Training

Do you want to help others come closer to Jesus?

We are called, in our own individual ways, to help others to build a closer relationship with Jesus, and there are some tools that each of us can learn to use in this task.

Inspired by the conversion of St Paul (from Saul the persecutor to Paul the Apostle), Ananias Training equips each of us in practical skills that are useful in helping others to get closer to Jesus. These are skills that anyone can use to journey spiritually alongside others, assured that Jesus Christ is also walking with you. Where do Ananiases make a difference? Ananiases can make a difference just by being there for someone who needs to grow in their relationship with Jesus; being able to talk about their own relationship with Jesus and responding appropriately. Breaking the cultural silence that exists around Jesus.

If this sparks your interest then please reach out to Joan Kent at tran_joan@yahoo.co.uk or the parish office and let us know you’re interested and we will provide you with the dates and log in for the online zoom course with Clare Simpson.

The Diocesan Prayer and Listening Service
The Diocesan Prayer and Listening Service
The Diocesan Prayer and Listening Service Prayer and listening to God is a vital part of our everyday life, but sometimes it is difficult to pray when we are exhausted or in stressful situations or by ourselves. The diocese has created a team of trained volunteers with experience in both praying with others and in spiritual listening, and have been through the essential safeguarding training and other requirements. If you are over 18 and would like some prayer support or to speak to someone about spiritual matters, please follow the link for further information and to complete the appropriate online form to request a 'phone call.

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