“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. Glad rags and handbags – yearly sale in the Church Hall New and Nearly New Sale. Have a clear out of your Wardrobe! We would be grateful to receive items of clothing which are new or nearly new for our sale on Saturday November 16th, 10am – 2pm in Sacred Heart Church Hall in aid of theRead 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 →