Sacred Heart Church Newsletter - the 7th Sunday of Easter

Welcome to the latest update from Sacred Heart.

The Gospel on this 7th Sunday of Easter offers a reminder of how Jesus always turns his actions and prayer to the glory and will of His Father. Below is everything you’ll need for Mass.

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Live Mass Streaming at Sacred Heart
Live Mass Streaming at Sacred Heart
The Mass will continue to be streamed live by Fr. Paul from the Sacred Heart Facebook Page and our website on Sunday 24th May at 10am. If you don't have a Facebook account, now's a great time to create one, 'like' and 'follow' us to remain updated. Alternatively, Mass will also be streamed from our Live Page.

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Gloria Hymn (clap clap)
Children's Liturgy Material
Children's Liturgy & Resources Page
Children's Liturgy & Resources Page
Our Children's Page contains the latest downloadable activities, worksheets and more. This has been updated for the 7th Sunday of Easter.

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Latest Worksheet
Latest Liturgy Sheet
Online Offertory and Donations
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. Thank you so much for your generosity. God bless. Fr. Paul

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Ananias Training

Do you want to make a difference?

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, 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.

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible Course
Do you want to learn how to really unlock the Bible when you read ?
 
The unlocking the mystery of the bible course will be led by Deacon Dave through Zoom.  The course will help you uncover the story woven through Scripture with its clever narrative approach and ingenious colour-coded Bible Timeline. Through this course, you will understand and make sense of the Bible, and see how it relates to everyday life as well as discover the astonishing connections between the Old and New Testament.  You will also understand how everything that was declared in the Old Testament, was fulfilled in the New Testament as well as come to realise how the sacraments, the papacy, and our entire Catholic Faith is rooted in Scripture.
If this is of interest please let Joan Kent or the parish office know as we will need to purchase the workbooks and also provide you with the login to the zoom calls.

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, details and log in for the online zoom course.

Online Retreat for Married Couples

Fr Paul wanted to draw to everyones attention that his friends from the Verbum Dei Community will be running this on-line course for married couples.

We Still Need Your Photos

We would like to fill the chairs in the church with photos and / or pictures of you all. Can you send us photos or pictures of yourselves and family. Your photos or pictures can be emailed to us at hook@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk We will then print them off and attach them to the chairs in the church.

New Vocations Series
New Vocations Series
We've been blessed with a new series of articles by Grania Egan exploring vocations. The first one is an interview with Fr Paul on his journey to priesthood...

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Thy Kingdom Come Video from Deacon Dave
Thy Kingdom Come Video from Deacon Dave
As promised by Deacon Dave Skillen - the first video for Thy Kingdom Come is now live.

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Rosary Rally
Rosary Rally
Pentecost Sunday May 31st – National Rosary relay Rally across England, Wales, Scotland. Locate the allocated hour for your Diocese on the flyer attached and share, share, share!

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Call from Pope Francis for the Rosary
Call from Pope Francis for the Rosary
On the Feast of St Mark, Pope Francis issued a Letter to the Faithful for the Month of May 2020 asking us to pray the Holy Rosary. "Dear brothers and sisters, contemplating the face of Christ with the heart of Mary our Mother will make us even more united as a spiritual family and will help us overcome this time of trial. I keep all of you in my prayers, especially those suffering most greatly, and I ask you, please, to pray for me. I thank you, and with great affection I send you my blessing". For a reminder and downloadable sheet on how to say the Rosary, please click the button below.

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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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Bible Quotes
Bible Quotes
In honour of the Year of the Word, Father Paul recently asked you all to provide your favourite Bible quotes. We've had many more since our last communication so do take a look.

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*Recently Updated*
*Recently Updated*
What started out as a coronavirus resource webpage has been moved by the Spirit with lots of wonderful videos, stories, prayers, poems and inspiration that you've been sending in. Recent updates are to our prayer and inspiration tabs . Please keep emailing them in - they're inspiring. Do bookmark and check back each week...The Spirit is strong within our Faith Community...

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Direct Debits and Standing Orders

We have received a number of requests from Parishioners who normally, very kindly, donate to our Parish using the envelopes when they attend Mass.

As this is no longer possible, we are being asked for our Bank account details to set up Standing Orders . In response, the details are as follows: `

Account number 00880117
Sort code 30 93 04
Name PRCDTR Sacred Heart Hook

We have been blown away by the number of people offering help for the elderly, sick and housebound and now offers of financial help for our Church and Priests, particularly when we all face a time of difficulty and uncertainty.

The Year of the Word
The Year of the Word
The Year of the Word celebrates “The God who speaks” and helps us to remember that our Lord is communicating with us every day, very frequently, but especially through the Bible. The Bible is THE Word of God and having been created though the works of the Holy Spirit, is far more that just a historical text.

This will be your one stop shop for all things Year of the Word. From Sacred Heart events, to videos, to recommended apps, to Bible audio testimonies

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Latest Blog Posts from our Website
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Vocation to the Priesthood by Grania Egan
Vocation is what God calls you to do with your life. Everybody is called by God to know, love and serve him. The difference is…

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St Madeleine Sophie Barat
In our May, March of the Saints series, Grania tells the real story behind St Madeleine Sophie Barat

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Beatitudes for a Global Pandemic
Fr Paul wished to share this modern take on the Beatitudes for times of a global pandemic.

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Children's Liturgy Page
From details of our live streamed Children's Liturgy, to downloadable worksheets, to useful links and resources our new page has it all.

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St Bernadette of Lourdes
In our April, March of the Saints series, Grania tells the real story behind St Bernadette of Lourdes...

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Poems by our Faith Community
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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