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 →

“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 →

Sticky

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 →

Bishop Philip sends his blessing to us all for Easter. Father Paul and Father Chris also wish you all joy and abundant blessings for Easter and wish to thank everyone who has helped to make the Holy Week services complete: the altar servers, choir, church cleaners, Eucharistic Ministers, flower arrangers, greeters, readers, those who take care of the Altar and sacristy and anyone else who has contributed in any way. Thank you! Our candidates were also received into the Church at our Easter Vigil Mass: Brita Coleman, Laura Hutchinson, Nuriye Arslantas, Marcell Kozma and Jan Hughes. Congratulations to you all! A blessed and peaceful EasterRead More →

Father Paul invites us to “dig a little deeper” this Lent. Just as Jesus was tempted by the devil in the desert for 40 days – we too must look to Jesus for the areas of our lives that could use a little “spring cleaning“. Father reminded us of a wonderful quote from Pope Francis on Facebook that we could all strive for this Lent and beyond. In the words of Pope Francis Are you fasting this Lent? Let us know how in the comments…Read More →

A Christmas thank you from Sacred Heart

Message from Father Paul Thank you to everyone for the many generous gifts, cards, ‘Christmas Cheer’ and good wishes – your thoughtfulness is much appreciated. God bless you all this Christmas Season and throughout the coming year. May the peace of Christ reign in your hearts and in your homes. Message from Father Chris & Father Paul On behalf of Fr. Chris, Fr. Paul and the Parish Office, we wish you all a “Holy, Blessed & Peaceful Christmas”. We are blessed to have you all as part of our parish. Thank you to everyone who has contributed their time and talent to preparing the church/liturgyRead More →