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 →

Download and read, or simply watch the message from Bishop Philip, touching on the Bible, the year of The God who Speaks, the 1600th anniversary of St. Jerome and the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict’s remarkable document, Verbum Domini. In Corde Iesu +PhilipBishop of PortsmouthRead More →

Helping house refugees through Community Sponsorship Get Involved! “…I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me…” Matthew. 25:35 In 2015 we were all shocked by the plight of the Syrian refugees fleeing their country due to war and persecution. Ordinary people like you and me suddenly found themselves, not just without a home, but also without a country to live in. Looking for safety, where their families could work, be educated and live a life with hope, they took perilous journeys over land and sea. Many are now livingRead 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 →

The Great Story of Jesus: why & how He came, His life, His death, His resurrection and ascension, followed by His invitation for each of us to encounter Him and follow Him. We would like to invite you to come to a retreat day to encounter even more deeply the Great Story of Jesus and to respond to the living relationship He offers each of us.  The retreat will present the whole story of salvation from creation to Jesus’s death and resurrection and give opportunities to make a personal response.     We all need time out from our everyday life to respond to Jesus’s invitation toRead More →

The brand new diocesan magazine has arrived in our Parish this weekend and with it launches the online equivalent www.vivavoce.uk and the accompanying app, Viva Voce AR. An augmented reality app that literally brings the pages to life! It’s truly amazing! Viva Voce brings you high quality news from the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth. Explore how parishes and communities are innovating, discover what our amazing schools and youth are up to and find out about the culture of vocation we’re creating. “As the shepherd of theDiocese I wish to commitus all to “bringing peoplecloser to Jesus Christthrough his Church.” Bishop Philip. Bishop Philip’s Vision BeforeRead More →