“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 →

“We were truly blessed and felt God’s love and support for us and the children all week.” Brita Good morning, I certainly didn’t expect to be speaking to you all again so soon, but Father thought it would be nice for you to hear how our first Caritas Holiday club went supporting families struggling in their day to day lives. When the first day arrived, some of us did not know really what to expect! Our team welcomed everyone with open arms, big smiles and warm hearts. Each volunteer was thrown into the deep end and they rose to the challenge. We met some wonderfulRead More →

Save the date – on the 27th September at 7:30pm (Rosary at 7pm), a special Mass is being celebrated soon at Sacred Heart. The period between 27th – 29th September has been designated National Prayer Weekend. In celebration of this event, the Sacred Heart will be hosting a special Mass at 7.30 p.m. on Friday 27th September (Rosary at 7pm). The Carmelites at Boars Hill Priory in Oxford have kindly accepted our invitation and will speak to us of the healing and empowering effects of prayer in our lives. The evening will also include the praying of the Rosary and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. PrayerRead More →

Caritas shares the mission of the Catholic Church to serve the poor and to promote charity and justice throughout the world. More information can be found here https://www.caritas.org/who-we-are/mission/ Sacred Heart Church are proud to support Caritas through a number of initiatives the most recent of which is below. Latest News & Events Thank you again for supporting Caritas! Those who have donated money, your prayers, Mike for our spreadsheets, our weekly cooks – mainly Shanthi and Jean! Then those who have covered for us – Eileen, Lisa and Mannie from “Mannicitas” – a home caterer for individual home meals and parties, an ideal emergency coverRead 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 →