The Caritas Summer Holiday Club will soon be upon us and will be fun filled days of crafting and sporting fun. There will also be a BBQ on the Friday to which all the family members are invited. We are running a Holiday Club at St Bede’s Primary School for those children who will not have a holiday this year. During these 4 days there will be activities themed around the different countries of the world. To register or find out more please get in touch by emailing :- caritas_nwhpa@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk sRead More →

“Jesus went to the cross for sinners, not the perfect.” Pope Francis. A few weeks ago Father Paul walked down from the altar as he normally does for his sermons. He decided to read something that he’d seen on Facebook and the exact image he read is here :- Father teased that he suspected a few of us didn’t know where he was going with the above and that perhaps, even he didn’t. But of course, Father Paul’s message to us was as clear as it always is.. The message was this: We often forget that so many of our Saints and historical figures includingRead More →

On Saturday 6th, July we celebrated Thy Kingdom Come in a way that felt uniquely “Sacred Heart”. We painted rocks, wrote prayers on special cards impregnated with seeds, received blessings from Father Paul and then planted everything in a special flowerbed at the front of the Church.Father Paul then blessed the plot of land and said prayers to mark the spot and the occasion. Please find below a video containing clips and photos of the event. Turn your sound up, sit back, relax and enjoy. Watch the video The aim of the event was to allow people to :- Deepen their relationship with Jesus ChristRead More →

Sea Sunday is the day which many Christian Churches set aside to remember and pray for seafarers and their families and give thanks for their lives and work. It is officially held on the second Sunday in July. During Sea Sunday, charities such as the Apostleship of the Sea (an agency of the Catholic Church sometimes known as The Star of the Sea) conduct fundraisers, hold parades, and run awareness campaigns about life at sea. The Apostleship of the Sea serves seafarers from across the world, regardless of belief, nationality or race. In all the main ports in Great Britain our team of chaplains and volunteers visit thousands of seafarers eachRead More →

Peter’s Pence represents a small offering, accompanied by grand desires and visions. It is an offering that each member of the faithful decides to give to the Pope so that he can provide for the needs of the entire Church, especially in those places where the Church experiences greater difficulties. “From this, they will all know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” John. 13, 35 It is not by chance that Peter’s Pence, as a donation to the Successor of Peter, took on stable form in the seventh century with the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons, in connection with the feastRead More →

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Saturday July 6 – 2.00 -4.00PM What is this event about? We would like to invite you and your family to an afternoon of community fun, prayer and creativity where we will paint beautiful stones to mark our freshly planted prayers (written on cards impregnated with seeds). With each passing week we will be able to watch our prayers and flowers flourish and bloom. Refreshments, seeds, special cards and stones will be provided on the day. A bit of background to the event Human beings run the risk of having hearts that become smaller and closed, but if a person invites the Holy Spirit in,Read More →

Helping house refugees through Community Sponsorship Our Next Meeting There will be another get together for the group of parishioners who expressed support for the project to help house a displaced refugee family in Basingstoke. The meeting will take place at 7 pm on 12th September at St Bede’s Church, Popley way, Basingstoke We will update you on progress and also outline some of the practical ways that you could help get ready for the family’s arrival. Hope to see you there Get Involved! “…I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger andRead More →

Every wedding has as a story. That story becomes timeless when you celebrate it in front of God and with family and friends at a Church that means something to you. A special Church like Sacred Heart in Hook. Emma was baptised and made her First Holy Communion at Sacred Heart Hook as well as being one of the first girl servers on the altar. A significant member of the wedding group was Pickle the goat who was one of her bottle feds when she worked for Millers Ark. Guests came from far and wide, including Scotland Wales Cornwall as well as Cape Town SouthRead More →

Gospel extracts taken from John 21:1-19  “Don’t withhold from ourselves what God readily gives us. Forgiveness.” Fr Paul. In the Gospel for the 3rd Sunday of Easter we find the Apostles dejected and discouraged following the death of our Lord. Peter appears close to throwing in the towel on his discipleship and going back to his old way of life, declaring, “I’m going fishing.” We then hear of the Apostles going out on the boat, but that night they caught nothing.When it was already dawn, Jesus was standing on the shore; but the disciples did not realise yet that it was Jesus! Jesus said toRead More →