Welcome to the latest update from Sacred Heart.

This week's Gospel is from Matthew 14:13-21. This miracle - "the feeding of the 5000" - was an act of kindness and loving thoughtfulness on the part of Christ. He saw the people's need - it was late for them to return to their homes and they had not eaten eaten anything all day, and so He worked a miracle to provide for this need. The miracle also helped to convince the people of Galilee who He was, so news spread around quickly that He was the expected Messiah, and it prepared the way for the announcement of the greatest miracle of all - the miracle of the Eucharist.

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Latest Update about Live Mass Stream
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
Change of Email for Parish Office

Note: Change of email address for Parish Office.
hello@sacredhearthook.org

Please also call us on 01256 577007 and leave a message or
if urgent please ring Jan on 07719 012955.

Jan will be in the office on a Monday morning and also by
request during the week.

Latest Blog Post
Latest Blog Post
If you haven't had a chance to read, our latest blog post in our "March of the Saints" series by Grania Egan is St Mary Magdalene.

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Reconciliation Update

During Private Prayer on Monday mornings (10 am—12 noon) Father Paul will be offering reconciliation (if he is able to). 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 (updated with face mask rule)
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.

. Face masks must be worn at all times in 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.

SACRED HEART CHURCH OPENING TIMES

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 2nd 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 9th 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 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time..

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The Month of August

This weekend we begin the month of August which is traditionally dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Let us remember this devotion particularly through the month of August.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

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
Name: PRCDTR
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.

Grow in your Faith

The Diocesan Formation for Mission team (FFM) is offering a series of online talks and videos this August to help bring you closer to Jesus Christ. Whether you are a catechist wanting to develop your ministry or a faithful Catholic looking to learn more, they are here to help. Further details can be found in this week’s e-news. www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews

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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Latest Blog Posts from our Website
St Mary Magdalene
In our July, March of the Saints series, Grania tells the story behind Mary Magdalene who walked with our Lord and feels our pain.

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Vocational Witness of a Carmelite Friar
A vocation is a call to the person’s destiny in life. It is a call to be who God intended us to be. This identity…

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Father's Love Letter
Father's Love Letter is a compilation of paraphrased Bible verses from Genesis to Revelation that are presented in the form of a love letter from…

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St Thomas More by Grania Egan
In our June, March of the Saints series, Grania reminds of the story behind St Thomas More - a defender of the Catholic Faith.

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Poems by our Faith Community
*Recently Updated* Read the inspiring poetry that our Faith Community are sending in to us at Sacred Heart. Do you have a poem to share?

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Latest Coronavirus Updates, News & Resources
*Recently Updated* All the latest news, Mass times, updates, inspiration and more for all things Coronavirus related.

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