The Second Sunday of Easter

Divine Mercy Sunday
The Second Sunday
of Easter is also known as Divine Mercy Sunday. It reminds us that Jesus laid down His life on the Cross for you, for me and for the whole world in order to show us His infinite mercy.
He makes that mercy available
to us in His Church, above all through the sacraments and through prayer. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy, given to us through the appearances of the Lord to St. Faustina Kowalska, is an excellent prayer for that Divine Mercy.

We have added a lovely video of the Divine Mercy prayers to our homepage.

Please find here the link to the Spiritual Communion Prayer and the alternative Spiritual Communion Prayer.
Lots of exciting updates in our E-Newsetter this week!

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Private Prayer and Confessions

Instructions to follow when coming in to church In order to keep everyone safe when coming to church, the following guidelines will need to be followed;

  • Please apply hand sanitizer 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.

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

  • Please do not sit on the chairs with a red cross.

  • 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.

  • Please help our volunteers keep us all safe by following their instructions.
Growing in Faith During a Pandemic - by Theresa Mahon
Growing in Faith During a Pandemic - by Theresa Mahon
“It’s hard to believe that a year ago, I had never heard of ‘Zoom’.”

Seeing Churches close their doors have been tough for us all - but for some, it has been a time of deepening in faith as parishes embrace online channels. Here's a powerful testimony from Theresa Mahon, on how online courses can grow your faith in a time of a pandemic.

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Let It Be Cafe Course - Starting Monday 26th April.
Let It Be Cafe Course - Starting Monday 26th April.
*** Updated with Video of Course Trailer ***

Sacred Heart Church will be hosting another Cafe series course called Let it be which is about our Lady Mary. The cafe sessions involves watching a video and discussions in smaller groups. Here’s the link to find out more - its a 5 weeks course it will end the 24th May. Let It Be | CaFE - Catholic Faith Exploration If you are interested please do get in touch with Joan Kent on

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Essential Training for Catechists – April 19th
Essential Training for Catechists – April 19th
Sr Hyacinthe will be running the popular Essential Training for Catechists in 5 weekly sessions on Monday evenings, starting on Monday 19th April at 7.00 pm via Zoom. It is open to everyone who seeks to understand how to proclaim the faith more effectively to children, young people and adults. The session are run over 5 weeks and a diocesan certificate is awarded upon completion of all the sessions. For further details and to register please click the button.

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ADoRE Online
ADoRE Online
This is a spiritual mini-retreat on April 24th, 10.00-13.00 with Mass, Adoration, Reflection, Praise, Talk, Prayer and Discussion. The theme will be: “Receiving God’s Gift” – to receive new life you must turn away from those things which block your relationship with God and accept Jesus as your Lord. Speaker: Peter Hobbs. Please register in advance.

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Easter Collection for Fr. Paul
Easter Collection for Fr. Paul
Tradition holds that the Easter Offerings given at this time are your opportunity for a personal gift to Father Paul. This is a main source of his annual income. If you would like to give a gift to support Father Paul in his vocation and mission this Easter, please click the button below.

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Prayer Blankets
Prayer Blankets
** Our first couple of blankets are ready and going to be blessed by Fr.Paul ready to be sent out. But we need to make more!! **

Can you lend us your skill, time or do you have some spare wool? Are you a keen knitter? Good at crocheting or sewing? Would you like to get together with a group of like minded friends over a cup of tea and knit pieces of a patchwork blanket that we can put together to form a prayer blanket? While currently we are unable to physically meet we can virtually meet and chat while we put together these wonderful blankets. The aim is to have a prayer blanket made by knitting individual squares which will then be pieced together to form a blanket / shawl which will be blessed by Fr Paul and sent to those in the parish who are sick or in need of some comfort. If you are interested to learn more please do reach out to Andrea at

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Latest Update Regarding Online Mass
Latest Update Regarding Online Mass
We will be live streaming Mass this Sunday (11th Apr) at 10am from Sacred Heart Church. So please do join Fr Paul this Sunday to celebrate the the 2nd Sunday of Easter followed by Children's Liturgy at 11:30am.

Instructions For Watching Mass via our Website
Please note, when watching via our website, you will initially see an image like the above with a pink button below. This is because the video feed from our Church has not been activated. The video stream will start automatically, but if it doesn't, periodically press the button and if Mass is live, the picture will be replaced with a video player. For more questions - please contact

Why is there no sound?
Before Mass, the camera will initially be muted to avoid people’s voices and/or Fr.Paul being picked up. Ensure your volume is turned up too, but rest assured that sound will be restored before Mass starts.

What happens if i lose my connection or the video stops?
Most problems can be resolved by waiting a few seconds and refreshing your browser.

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Live Children's Liturgy & Resources Page
Live Children's Liturgy & Resources Page
This Sunday, Children's Liturgy will be streamed at 11:30am.. We do have a new worksheet though. This page contains the latest prayers, hymns and downloadable activities, Look worksheets and more. This has been updated for the Second Sunday of Easter...

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Online Offertory & Donations
Online Offertory & Donations
An easy way to give online using your debit card has been set up on our website at Just click the button and follow the instructions. Thank you so much for your generosity. God bless. Fr. Paul

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Pray for Me
Pray for Me
Note: The webpage on the Portsmouth Diocese has sadly been removed but you can still contact the Intercessor team directly. Details on our website.

Through the Called & Gifted process run by our Portsmouth Diocese, a growing number of people (currently over 60) have been able to discern that they have the charism of Intercessory Prayer. The intercessions could include prayers for our Diocese, Sacred Heart Church and all the people in it, Fr Paul or maybe something or someone close to you? Perhaps something you’re concerned about relating to yourself, a family member or friend? If you wish the intercessors to pray for you, please email the team.

More details on our website.

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