The 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Welcome to the latest update from Sacred Heart.

In this week’s Gospel from Matthew, Jesus offers these encouraging words which are very fitting in our current climate. More can be read in this week’s newsletter.

The Newsletter contains the prayers needed for Mass including the Spanish Gloria and Clapping Gloria.

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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 5th July 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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Opening of the Sacred Heart Church for Private Prayer
Video and Instructions for the Opening of the Sacred Heart Church for Private Prayer
Video and Instructions for the Opening of the Sacred Heart Church for Private Prayer
In order to keep everyone safe when coming to church, the following guidelines will need to be followed;

· Please apply hand sanitiser when entering and leaving the church, either your own or use the one provided inside the entrance to the Church

· There is a one way system in operation

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

· Please only sit on the plastic seats at the front of the church

· 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

SACRED HEART CHURCH OPENING TIMES

The church is open for private prayer at the following times:

Monday 10.00 am until 12: noon.
Tuesday 4.00 pm until 6:00 pm.


Obviously, there is no obligation for anyone to attend church during this time and no-one should feel guilty about not coming back to church until they feel that it is totally safe to do so.

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Issues With Answer Phone Messages

Please accept our apologies if you have left a message this week and have not had a response. It would seem we were a bit premature in thinking the problem had been fixed.
We have been assured by the phone company that they are looking into the matter again and hope to have it fixed as soon as possible.
In the mean time if you query is urgent please ring Jan on 07719 012955

God bless
Fr Paul and Jan

Father's Love Letter
Father's Love Letter
Just perfect for the Year of the Word, Father’s Love Letter is a compilation of paraphrased Bible verses from Genesis to Revelation that are presented in the form of a love letter from God to you.

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Children's Liturgy Material
Children's Liturgy & Resources Page
Children's Liturgy & Resources Page
Our Children's Page contains the latest downloadable activities, Look worksheets and more. This has been updated for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time..

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Direct Debits, Standing Orders, Online Offertory and Donations
Direct Debits, Standing Orders, 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.

Alternatively, If you would like to make a donation to the Parish, or set up a Standing Order, our bank account details are:

Lloyds Bank Sort Code: 30 93 04
Account number: 00880117
Name: PRCDTR
Sacred Heart Hook (Please also use this for cheque payments)

Thank you so much for your generosity. God bless. Fr. Paul

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About Being Catholic Course (ABC)

It seems such a long time since we met in the parish hall for our first ABC session. A lot has happened since then, Mass is now watched via Facebook or the website and zoom has become a household word. After numerous emails and a zoom meeting Father Paul and his team are pleased to announce the continuation of the ABC course.

Please lock the following dates in your diaries and contact Joan Kent (tran_joan@yahoo.co.uk - who is hosting the Zoom session) or the parish office (hook@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk ) to register your interest

Thursday July 9th Session 2 - Birth to Burial Thursday
July 16th Session 3 - Getting Closer to God
Thursday July 23rd Session 4 - The Mass

Even if you missed the 1st session please do join us for the remaining 3 sessions.

March of the Saints by Grania Egan - St Thomas More
March of the Saints by Grania Egan - St Thomas More
For our June, March of the Saints series, Grania reminds of the story behind St Thomas More – a defender of the Catholic Faith.

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Ananias Training

Do you want to help others come closer to Jesus?

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 (from Saul the persecutor to Paul the Apostle), 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.

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.

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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