Pope Francis August Intention

The Holy Father asks us to join him in praying throughout August for his prayer intention for small businesses... We pray for small and medium sized businesses; in the midst of economic and social crisis, may they find ways to continue operating, and serving their communities.

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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How to Book for Mass

Booking is by email at hello@sacredhearthook.org. Please title the email "Mass booking" and give the name, address and contact details of all who will be attending including of all those in a family group. Booking closes on Thursday at 1:30pm. Don't forget to indicate which Mass you will be attending. You will receive an email during Friday morning with more instructions. 

More information and a guide on what to expect can be found on our website's Attending Mass page.

Don’t forget that the Sunday Mass will still be live streamed via Facebook and our website's Live Page.

New Covid-19 Guidelies
New Covid-19 Guidelies
From 19th July the UK Government is lifting most COVID-19 rules. The Bishops Conference of England and Wales have met and produced guidelines for Catholic Churches.
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Orphan Appeal Update
Orphan Appeal Update
Although we have updated this appeal page with some some sad news about the orphan's founder and pastor, hope lives on in the work that Holly (and now some of us at Sacred Heart) are doing to raise funds for these children. We have also added PayPal as a donation option and given some more information around Orphan's Hope - the organisation that makes sure that these orphans are receiving the donations directly. Please do take another read. Thank you so much.
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Caritas Urgent Short-Term Appeal
Caritas Urgent Short-Term Appeal
We are in urgent need of tinned and packet food for 3 Caritas families. They are very short of basic food for genuine reasons which are out of their control. This is only until they receive an income, which should be in a month or two. As not many of our parishioners will see this appeal, please could you ask family and friends to collect a few items too? Somehow, we need to obtain a bulk supply to divide into weekly amounts to make it last over the next few months. Financial donations would go directly to the food too. Helen, Jan and I will be so grateful, and our families are full of gratitude for anything. There is a box in the church porch for any food donations. Also, to those who have already donated, your food and money has enabled us to cover this need up to this week - this was such a relief for everyone!
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Prayer Apps During the Pandemic
Prayer Apps During the Pandemic
In this new article, Jennifer Hutton explains how these top prayer apps have helped her during the pandemic and on her daily commute.
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New Diocese Course
Summer Fete 2021
Summer Fete 2021
We are currently collecting donations for the Fete planned for the 4th September. If you have any of the following please could you reach out to Helena (helenaranson@hotmail.com) and Claire (burroughsclaire@hotmail.com) or drop it off at the church and let Helena or Claire know. We will be making collections on Wednesday or Saturday evenings and Sunday when Mass is on. We are looking for the following items: Bottles – empty and new bottles of wine, spirits or anything alcoholic stuff for raffles and tombola – new unwanted gifts, good quality stuff we can use as prizes, clothing – new or nearly new clothing and handbags.
It's shaping up to be a wonderful event and you can learn more about some of the activities being planned by clicking the button.
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Virtual Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Virtual Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Fr Tom Grufferty invites you to join him on a Virtual Pilgrimage to the Holy Land at 7.30pm on Monday evenings from 6th September to 1st November. There are nine sessions and there will be a different presenter for each one. Each session will last for about 40 minutes. There is no need to book, just click this link at 7.20pm on Monday 6th September and follow the instructions.
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Metanoia - New Online Course
Metanoia - New Online Course
Every Catholic, no matter where we are in our faith journey, is invited to a deeper conversion. Metanoia is not a one-time event; rather, it is a continual process of turning away from the things of the world, from lies and sin and discovering a deeper union with Christ.

The North West Hampshire Pastoral area are offering this 10 week course Led by Gerry Penfold, starting on the 13th September and running to the 22nd November at 7.30pm. If you are interested in joining us for this course please register by reaching out to Joan Kent at jkent@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

The course trailer can be viewed by clicking the button.
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Latest Update Regarding Online Mass
Latest Update Regarding Online Mass
We will be live streaming Mass this Sunday (1st August) at 10am from Sacred Heart Church. So please do join Fr Paul this Sunday to celebrate The Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 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 dan@sacredhearthook.org

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 Eighteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time...
View Children's Liturgy Page
Safe Spaces
Safe Spaces
Safe Spaces is a free, national support service independently run by Victim Support. It provides a confidential, personal and safe space for anyone who has been abused through their relationship with either the Church of England or the Catholic Church of England and Wales. For those within our church communities who are in need of support, more information can be found here.

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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 https://www.sacredhearthook.org/donations. 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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Latest Blog Posts from our Website
Urgent Appeal for Lhaovo Orphanage
*Updated* Sr. Rosaleen and Holly from the Portsmouth Diocese has alerted us to an urgent and heart wrenching cause that we've been called to support…
Discovering Prayer Apps During the Pandemic by Jennifer Hutton
In this new article, Jennifer Hutton explains how these top prayer apps have helped her during the pandemic and on her daily commute.
St Andrew by Grania Egan
In this new series, Grania Egan explores each of the Apostles of Christ. We continue with St.Andrew.
St James the Greater by Grania Egan
In this new series, Grania Egan explores each of the Apostles of Christ. We continue with St.James the Greater.
Growing in Faith During a Pandemic
Here's a powerful testimony from Theresa Mahon, on how online courses can grow your Catholic Faith in a time of pandemic.
Father Paul Leonard's Talk from Feastcon International
We managed to acquire the full talk that Fr.Paul gave at Feastcon International recently, where he discussed "New Power". This is Fr.Paul, full of the…
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