Sacred Heart Church Newsletter
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter which you can download in full below. 

Here are just a few highlights from the newsletter as well as links to our latest news and blog articles with more available on our website and Facebook page.

Additional events are on our events page and 

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Welcome to Sacred Heart
Father Paul would like to share his personal welcome with you and tell you a little bit more about himself as well as his thoughts and vision for our growing parish.

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Bishop Philip Egan's Visit

Bishop Philip will be celebrating Mass with us at Sacred Heart for his Visitation on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December (2nd Sunday of Advent). He will celebrate both Masses and the visit will conclude with a Holy Hour for vocations and Benediction at 3.30 pm on Sunday. Bishop Philip will also be available to hear confessions on Saturday evening from 5 pm—5:45 pm.

Upcoming Events

1. Caritas - New and Nearly New Sale. Have a clear out of your Wardrobe! We would be grateful to receive items of clothing which are new or nearly new for our sale this Saturday November 16th, 10 am - 2 pm in Sacred Heart Church Hall in aid of the charity Caritas. Please contact Jill Blackburn on 01256 766107 or Helena Ranson on 01256 766372 

2.  Caritas - World Day of the poor event.  On the World Day of the Poor, 17th November, from 1.00 pm to 5:30 pm, Caritas Portsmouth are holding an afternoon in St. Peters, Winchester where we can come together to share experiences and encourage new ideas around the issue of poverty. For more information contact Kevin Gallagher at

ADORE (Alton Day of Renewal)

You are warmly invited to a mini-retreat day (morning or afternoon) of spiritual refreshment and renewal, focussing on Renewal and Mission, at Alton School, Anstey Lane, Alton, GU34 2NG on Saturday 23rd November from 11 am until 4 pm. Please bring finger food to share. For further information, please see website:

Advent Afternoon of Prayer and Reflection

On Saturday 30th November, from 2-5pm we will host an an afternoon of prayer and reflection for Advent to which you are warmly invited. This would be a great way to prepare spiritually for one of the most important seasons in the Church's year. Once again Fr Paul has invited his friends from the Verbum Dei community to host the afternoon, which will include a talk on the spirituality of Advent, a workshop on prayer, silence and sharing in small groups. 

Christmas Cards

After certain Masses please come along to the hall for tea and coffee and to see our collection of Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars and other Christmas items. Which are all available at very reasonable prices.

To order directly, please contact

Advent Workshop

Keep the date free!! Advent Workshop Sunday 1st December 11 am - 1 pm for children to be held in the church hall. snacks will be provided. More information to follow. Any queries please see Gill Byrne or Maggie Wood.

Children's Liturgy
Please consider if you could join our team of Children’s Liturgy Catechists. Through this adapted Liturgy of the Word, children are able to grow in their knowledge and love of God at their earliest age. The team needs leaders and helpers to ensure that our children hear the Word of God and can respond with love, Training and support is given. The role is subject to the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy and so requires an Enhanced DBS check. Safeguarding training must be done. Please talk to any of the Children’s Liturgy Catechists if you require more information or email the parish office.

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November- the month of Holy Souls
During the month of November, a box for the request of prayers for the souls of loved ones will be placed in front of the altar. If you would like prayers for a deceased loved one, please write their name on one of the slips of paper and place it in the box at the foot of the altar.


Each year Coats4Calais provides warm clothing for the refugees in Calais throughout the winter months. This is an opportunity for you to clear your wardrobes of your unwanted coats, jackets, scarves, hats and gloves. Joe Shevlin will be collecting your donated items between 14th November and 15th December. Your donations will be very much appreciated. Please contact Joe on: 07881781407 to arrange the drop-off point for the items. More information about this project may be found on the following link: 

The Blessed Charles de Foucauld Fraternity

 We recently started a Fraternity of blessed Charles de Foucauld in our parish. We get together once a month for couple of hours at convenient day and time for all. We start with the exposition of the blessed sacrament in the church. We also read the Sunday's gospel reading and contemplate on the reading and share our views. We also discuss the life and writings of blessed Charles de Foucauld. The next meeting is in Monday 25th November at 2.15 pm, in the Convent.

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2020

Tuesday 17th—24th November 2020 This is the initiative of a group of Parishioners in Sacred Heart Parish Hook. For more information relating to the Sacred Heart Parish contact Eileen Cashman -


“No servant can serve two masters.” Are you discerning a vocation to serve the Lord as a priest, deacon, sister or brother? To explore further, contact Fr. John Cooke. or call 01329 318 869 

Latest Blog Posts from our Website
A Deepening of Faith
"I felt a change in me right there and then. I knew Christ was with me." Hello everybody, If you don’t know me already my name is Laura and Father…
Special Mass at Sacred Heart
"I was so moved. The atmosphere was warm and beautiful and without a doubt the Holy Spirit was among us..."Parishioner at Sacred Heart Church in Hook. You may have noticed…
Reflections on a Pilgrimage to Lourdes
What makes Lourdes so special and makes me want to return year after year is so very difficult to put into words. Lourdes is quite literally like ‘a little taste…
Caritas Children's Holiday Club Reflections
“We were truly blessed and felt God’s love and support for us and the children all week."Brita Good morning, I certainly didn’t expect to be speaking to you all again…
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