“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 →

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 →

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 →

On 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 →

The Travelling Nativity (or Posada) helps to remind us of the real meaning of Advent and Christmas, a time of opening our hearts to those less fortunate. A time to prepare for Jesus. 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 ofRead More →