“When we pray, we speak to God, but when we read, God speaks to us.” St. Jerome. He lived from:    1481- 1537 A.D. Feast Day:    8th February Related Article : St Brigid Jerome  was born in Venice to an affluent family.   As a young man he ran away from home and joined the army.   Whilst defending a fortress at Treviso, he was captured and thrown into a dungeon.  Despite having no faith, he began to pray to Our Lady and became a Christian.    At the age of 37, he trained to become a Priest.  During that year, an outbreak of the plague occurred in VeniceRead More →

I am Andrea Waldram a Pastoral Parish Council member and you will usually find me at Sunday 10am mass in the choir. I am running the London Marathon in April this year with my daughter Lauren after overcoming my broken ankle which meant I missed the 2019 London Marathon. I am motivated as I am running for a great charity Children with Cancer UK who have played  a big part in my family’s life in recent years. Last year before my accident I had raised over £1800 through charity events, cake sales and generous contributions. My fundraising is continuing as I aim to keep goingRead More →

Chris McDonnell CT January 24th 2020. Provided to Sacred Heart by Bridie Stringer. It was towards the end of January 1945, in the deep cold of Winter near the Polish-German border. On Saturday January 27th Soviet military forces of the Red Army came from the East and entered Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration camp to liberate those still alive. The unfolding horror from the camps began.  In subsequent years it has been a story told again and again. Yet still it is hard to believe that such an atrocity occurred in recent historical time.  This year marks the 75th anniversary of that day in January; it is aRead More →

“The Bible is the book of the Lord’s people, who, in listening to it, move from dispersion and division toward unity, as well as come to understand God’s love and become inspired to share it with others.” Pope Francis. Blessing of the bibles at Sacred Heart Church Pope Francis asks us to mark the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time as the Sunday of The Word of God. To celebrate this event, we are inviting you to bring your Bible to Mass to be blessed on 25/26th January or bring your Gospel of Luke that were given out after the Bishop’s visitation. Pope Francis is inviting Catholics acrossRead More →

“Hope is essential to the Christian life. It’s hope that gives us joy, energy and enthusiasm. It makes us smile, it puts a spring in our step, it assures us that with God the impossible can be possible, that obstacles can be overcome and gloom can be transformed into light.” Mass at Sacred Heart It was a real pleasure to welcome Bishop Philip to Sacred Heart Hook at the weekend where he acknowledges our growing parish, discusses the importance of Advent, calls us all to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, evangelise our faith and grow our parish by inviting our wider family and friends toRead More →