E-Newsletter for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Pope Francis September Prayer Intention
An Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle:- We pray that we all will make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this. 

This Week's Newsletter

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!

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 Saturday Mass will still be live streamed via Facebook and our website's Live Page.

COVID Restrictions Update

For the safety and wellbeing of all, we shall continue to:
• wear face coverings whilst inside the church building
• provide contact details
• use sanitiser before and after all services
• avoid unnecessary touching of surfaces
• socially distance within our church and building

These recommendations will be reviewed again later in September. Thank you for your continued support for our church community, and may God Bless you and your families and keep you well and safe.

Parish Mass Count

Bishop Philip writes “Over the next four weekends, starting on Sunday 19th September, parishes across all the dioceses of England and Wales will be undertaking their annual Mass count, for the numbers of people in attendance at Sunday Masses. The numbers for 2021 are bound to be lower than usual as we are still recovering from the pandemic. In many of our parishes, parishioners are still isolating or anxious about returning, or they have simply fallen out of practice. Moreover, the Sunday Mass obligation has not yet been restored. On the other hand, the statistical data given this time will be very useful to pastors and parishes in planning ahead and working out where resources need to be focused. Thank you in advance to all our priests, stewards and parishioners who will be facilitating this important endeavour. 

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to Emilia, Edith, Colette, Lara, Emma, Finn, Alana, Amalia, Isabelle, Charlotte and Harry who made their First Holy Communion this weekend. Thank you to Maggie, Emrys and Chiara who have given up their time each month to help the children and to the parents for supporting their children in their journey of faith. Please remember all of the children in your prayers.

Please note that if you want to tune into the Live Stream at 11am this Saturday, it will only be broadcasted via Facebook.

Live Mass Stream
Live Mass Stream
We will be live streaming Mass this Sunday morning at 10am from Sacred Heart Church. Sunday Mass will be followed by Children's Liturgy at 11:30am. So please do join us to celebrate The Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time .

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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Praying with Art for Climate Change Conference
Praying with Art for Climate Change Conference
Thanks to Glenys for sharing this lovely "praying with art" video inspired by the UN Climate Change Conference. Lord, grant us the grace to grow deeper in respect for Your Creation and better care for it. Amen.
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Latest Updates
Latest Updates
You can find all of the latest news from CAFOD on our website which has recently been updated with two new items relating to climate change and green living.
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The Saints Course
The Saints Course
We welcome you to join us for this face-to-face course, to find out more about some of our Saints. We will enjoy a ‘cuppa’ and cake (or savoury snacks) while we learn more about some of our well-known and less well-known Saints. Sessions will include a video and friendly discussions. (We may sit outside for our early autumn discussions, if the weather is kind to us, or in the hall when it’s chilly!) Next Session : Thursday 30th September , from 10am – 11.30am. Will look at the life of St. Thérèse of Lisieux.

Brief summary: The course comprises 6 sessions on some well-known traditional Saints, followed by 4 weeks of some of our more modern saints. Saints include: St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Catherine of Sienna, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Patrick, St. Benedict Modern saints will include St. Teresa of Calcutta, Pope St. John Paul II, St. John Henry Newman, St. Faustina Kowalska, Blessed Carlo Acutis and others Please don’t be put off signing up if you can’t make all the sessions! To sign up, please email Jan in the Parish Office: hello@sacredhearthook.org We look forward to seeing you! (Theresa & Shanthi)
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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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Bible Timeline Course

Staring on the 29th Sept, the excellent Bible Timeline Course, one of the best introductions to the Bible, is starting again online. Find out more and book your place at www.comeandsee.org 

Spiritual Compline

Peter Ferguson from Adore Healing intercessory Prayer runs a Spiritual Compline every Wednesday at 8pm (with sharing, Insight; and Prayer) – If you are interested in joining these evenings please contact Peter at peter@pcfconsultancy.com. Peter advises that the Compline is gentle and compassionate, following the lectionary and simple compline service for each Wednesday evening centred upon the teaching of Jesus. We follow a theme with a reflection, with small break out rooms and prayers with some praise music. People join us now from Scotland and other parts of the country as well as local people. It is joyful, calming, friendly and a safe place to be and can be for participation or just quiet listening in a relaxed atmosphere. We hope that people are encouraged to flourish in their faith.

Week of Accompanied Prayer

Wednesday 29th September 2021 at 7.30pm Online – Zoom.
An opportunity to find out more about the Week of Accompanied Prayer that is being held in our Parish in the Week 17th – 22nd October 2021. Find out exactly ‘What it will be like’ and ‘What is involved’, Ask Questions, Share thoughts and Decide if YOU want to sign up and register for the week. Do come along.
Please contact the Parish Office for more information.

Here is the link for the Information Evening on Wednesday 29th September at 7.30pm https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81600209231? pwd=L1VlK3Nqbkh5NGVMdUR5NSt5dS9rUT09 Meeting ID: 816 0020 9231 Passcode: 478148 

Charity Evening at Hook Tandoori for Children with Cancer

We are holding a Charity Indian night at Hook Tandoori on Tuesday 5th October. This is a fun evening, tickets are £22 and there is plenty of food! This is our last big Fundraiser for Children with Cancer UK.

 

If you would like a ticket please contact me ASAP as they are going fast. We are continuing to raise money for this charity and have nearly reached £4500 thanks to a lot of help from people from Sacred Heart and we are very grateful for all the support we have had on our Marathon Journey.

 

Please pray for us next weekend as we tackle the long awaited London Marathon!!

Thank you. Andrea And Lauren Waldram 

Contact details
Andrea 07823449333 or Andrea.waldram@gmail.com

Fr Paul and Ian Liddell running Royal Parks Half Marathon
Fr Paul and Ian Liddell running Royal Parks Half Marathon

Fr Paul and Ian are running the half marathon in October 2021 for The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) to help raise money to help those living in poverty around the world. In donating and supporting their Fr Paul and Ian's efforts, you will be helping people like Abdella:

Abdella is 23 and he has big dreams. He dreams of starting a small business. He dreams of starting a family. He dreams of having his own home.

He dreams of the day he wont have to walk ten hours to get water.

Abdella lives in Afar, Ethiopia one of the hottest places on earth. Like hundreds of people in the area, he spends most of the day walking to get water for his family to drink.

He knows that if there was water near his home, his family wouldn't have to worry any more about getting enough to stay alive. And he could start on the dreams he has for the rest of his life.

Please join us in supporting this great cause by clicking the button below to donate. Thank you and God bless.

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Live Children's Liturgy & Resources Page
Live Children's Liturgy & Resources Page
This Sunday, the Children's Liturgy is taking place at 11:30am via our Live Stream.. We also have a new worksheet that is live on our website. This page contains the latest prayers, hymns and downloadable activities, Look worksheets and more. This has been updated for the the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time...
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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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Carmelite Spirituality
Carmelite Spirituality
Our Carmelite friends from Oxford invite us all to join with them in their gentle, contemplative spirituality that's inspired by Carmelite Saints such as St Teresa of Avila and St John of the Cross. They offer a number of free and paid talk, retreats, courses and spiritual direction options that will help you deepen your relationship with God.
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