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Below are our top picks coming soon with more on the way so please check back regularly…
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Divine Mercy Chaplet
Praying the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy is a glorious way to enter into the abundant Mercy of God. Please join us on Friday afternoons from 2:30—3:00 in the Church. To pray for the Mercy of God on us and on the whole world.
Hook Churches Together
On Saturday 11th January at 2:00 pm, please join us at St John’s Church to help litter pick Hook village.
Film show at The Life Church Centre on Thursday 16 Jan at 7:00 pm, the film being shown is ‘The Way.’
Our annual Hook and Odiham Church Together service is being held on Sunday 19th January at 6 pm in Elizabeth Hall.
Blessing of the bibles
Pope Francis asks us to mark the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time as the Sunday of the Word of God. Bring your Bible to Mass to be blessed on 25/26th January or bring your Gospel of Luke that were given out after the Bishop’s visitation.
Andrea Waldram has organised 2 events for her Charity fundraising ahead of running the London Marathon in April 2020.
Sunday 19th January – Cake sale in the Parish Hall after 10 am Mass, all proceeds to Children with Cancer UK. Any cake contributions greatly received.
Monday 24th February – Charity evening at Hook Tandoori for Children with Cancer UK and The National Autistic Society. Andrea Waldram and Jackie Harrison are running the London Marathon for these Charities. Tickets are £20 per person which includes Poppadum, Starter and Main Course with Naan Bread. Numbers are limited so book your tickets ASAP. Contact Jackie 07881620701 or Andrea 07823449333. There will be a raffle so any contributions will be welcome.
The Blessed Charles De Foucauld Fraternity
“If such is the servant, what must the Master be like?”
We recently started a Fraternity of blessed Charles de Foucauld in our parish. We get together once a month for couple of hours at convenient day and time for all. We start with the exposition of the blessed sacrament in the church. We also read the Sunday’s gospel reading and contemplate on the reading and share our views. We also discuss the life and writings of blessed Charles de Foucauld. The next meeting is in Monday 20th January at 2.15 pm, in the Convent
The evenings are run by friends of the parish who are skilled in transmitting the treasure of our Catholic faith to different groups. They will be interactive, use a variety of media and will take place in the church hall from 7.15 for 7.30 – 9.00 pm.
Thursday March 5th – What is Church and why do we need it?
This session will seek to widen understanding of what the Church is and why it exists alongside introducing and teaching on Kerygma (the basic Gospel message). The aim will be to provide a framework for what is being entered into.
Thursday March 19th – Birth to Burial
This session will look at Sacraments and build on Baptismal promises and commitments linking into First Holy Communion and beyond.
Thursday April 2nd – Getting Closer to God
This will look at importance of prayer both individually but also as a family linking back to domestic church that we touched on in first session.
Thursday April 23rd – The Mass
A systematic guide to the ‘source and summit of our faith’ – the Mass.
MelFort Glenn Old People’s Home – Indian Evening
Indian Evening Parish Hall Saturday 1st February 7:30 pm Tickets available after Mass £7 each. Can you help with the cooking? Please talk to Jill Blackburn if you are able to help with cooking or with helping on the day.
We have arranged for Safeguarding training to be held on Saturday 5th February at St Joseph’s Church, St Michael’s Road, Basingstoke RG22 6TY. If you are a Catechist or an Extraordinary Minister who takes Communion to the sick you must complete safeguarding training Please contact our Safeguarding team on email@example.com or via the Parish Office to book a place.
World Day of Prayer
Please click the link below to see the press release for World Day of Prayer 2020 which is taking place at Rotherwick on Friday March 6th at 2 pm with refreshments afterwards. All are welcome.
Please view the press release.
Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine
Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland, celebrating the feast of St. Patrick. Leaving 16th March 2020. £599.00 per person sharing. Price includes flight with 10kg hand luggage, all transfers, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with breakfast and dinner. All entertainment and excursions included. Lunches on days out. Wheelchair accessible rooms available. Single room supplement £100. Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Knock Pilgrimages is a member of the Travel Trust Association and is fully protected by ATOL T7613.
St Gabriel’s Group ‘Continuing Journey in Faith’
St Gabriel’s Group ‘Continuing Journey in Faith’ – with Deacon Pat O’Connell Being held at St Bede’s Church, Popley – on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm for 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm. ‘Matrimony’ – a discussion on the beauty of this Sacrament together with the psychological challenges faced by all married couples today Next session is Thursday 06 February 2020
Welcoming and helping our Neighbour
Following on from the talk from Rosie Lennon at both Masses at the end of April. We are looking to come together as a Pastoral area to help one family from the many tens of thousands who have no home, no life, no country to call their own, without hope or joy in their lives.
There are many different ways you could volunteer your talents to help e.g. find suitable housing, take family members to surgery, dentist or hospital; help with form filling, help them to learn English, show them the local shops; at all levels there are so many opportunities to show kindness and compassion to fellow humans who are living at barely subsistence level. The refugee “Community Sponsorship” program is Home Office approved and is based on a well-established process already proven in Canada. In our Diocese it will be overseen by Caritas, the social action agency of the Catholic Church.
If you would like to get involved and were not at the previous meetings, please email your contact details to caritas_NWHPA@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk to be added to our database of contacts.
Full article – here.
RCIA—Journey in Faith
Each year we provide the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). This is for those adults living in our parish who wish to become full members of the Catholic Church. This includes both those seeking baptism for the first time and those who were baptised in another Christian Community and who now seek to enter into the full communion of the Catholic Church.
For more information please contact the Parish Office ( 01256 577007)
The next meeting date will be shared soon so watch this space.
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