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 →

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 →

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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 →

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 →

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For all our events please check our calendar. Here are our top picks coming soon…Older and archived events are here Caritas Summer Holiday Club 27-30 August 2019. Supporting those families in need. We are running a Holiday Club at St Bede’s Primary School for those children who will not have a holiday this year, we are now taking applications for children aged 5-11. If you are fortunate enough to be able to help us financially or if you would like more information or an application form please email caritas_nwhpa@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk or text 07719 012955. Welcoming and helping our Neighbour – Next Meeting: 7pm 12th September Following onRead More →

Om Saturday, 24th November following an invite from Father Paul, Sacred Heart Church hosted an afternoon of prayer, song and worship with a focus on how to pray with the bible. Father’s friend  (Sr) Valentina Stilo is a consecrated missionary of the Verbum Dei (Word of God) community and also Catholic chaplain to the University of Southampton lead the event. The focus of the day was on praying with the bible (hence the Latin Verbum Dei) and involved scripture reflections, tips on how to pray with the bible, faith sharing, music and food.   Prayer and worship doesn’t have to be a serious thing – itRead More →

Posada is an old Mexican tradition where young people dressed as Mary and Joseph travelled from house to house asking for a room for the night and telling people about the imminent arrival of Jesus in the weeks leading up to Christmas. On Christmas Eve they would visit the local church to re-enact the nativity and place figures of Mary and Joseph in a crib. Modern day Posada uses nativity figures of Mary and Joseph who travel from place to place. This gives each ‘host’ the chance to create their own celebration in their home or place in the community, worshipping and reaching out toRead More →