“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 →

Latest Message This month, October 2019, has been designated by the Holy Father as an Extraordinary Month of Mission. It is a month of renewal, in which the Pope calls us to rededicate ourselves as missionary disciples spreading the Good News. There’s a also a nod to a certain teenage member of our Church you may know… Watch the video or download the newsletter to learn more… Previous Messages 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 remarkableRead 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 →

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has designated 2020 as ‘The God Who Speaks’: A Year of the Word to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini – Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’, and the 1600th anniversary of death of St Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin. Therefore, 2020 will be a year of celebrating, living and sharing God’s word, through a range of events, activities and resources, available nationally and in our Diocese of Portsmouth. Where does the Bible fit into your daily life? Ahead of 2020 Year of the Word, we would like to hearRead More →