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Fr Tom Grufferty invites you to join him on a Virtual Pilgrimage to the Holy Land at 7.30pm on Monday evenings from 6th September to 1st November. There are nine sessions and there will be a different presenter for each one. Each session will last for about 40 minutes.
There is no need to book, just click this link at 7.20pm on Monday 6th September and follow the instructions.
We welcome you to join us for this face-to-face course, to find out more about some of our Saints. We will enjoy a
‘cuppa’ and cake (or savoury snacks) while we learn more about some of our well-known and less well-known Saints. Sessions will include a video and friendly discussions. (We may sit outside for our early autumn discussions, if the weather is kind to us, or in the hall when it’s chilly!) Course starts: Thursday 16th September , from 10am –
11.30am. Course ends: Thursday 18th November (10 weeks). Brief summary: The course comprises 6 sessions on some well-known traditional Saints, followed by 4 weeks of some of our more modern saints.
Saints include: St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Catherine of Sienna, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Patrick,
St. Benedict Modern saints will include St. Teresa of Calcutta, Pope St. John Paul II, St. John Henry Newman, St. Faustina Kowalska, Blessed Carlo Acutis and others
Please don’t be put off signing up if you can’t make all the
sessions! To sign up, please email Jan in the Parish Office:
We look forward to seeing you!
(Theresa & Shanthi)
“I believe that God is laying a foundation for revival in our Church,”
Fr. Dave Pivonka
From the Franciscan team that brought us the inspiring (and free) Wild Goose series (click for free series) – comes a new online course that expands the popular series.
Every Catholic, no matter where we are in our faith journey, is invited to a deeper conversion. Metanoia is not a one-time event; rather, it is a continual process of turning away from the things of the world, from lies and sin and discovering a deeper union with Christ.
The North West Hampshire Pastoral area are offering this 10 week course led by Gerry Penfold, starting on the 13th September and running to the 22nd November at 7.30pm. If you are interested in joining us for this course please register by reaching out to Joan Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org
We Warmly Invite You To Our Church Fete
On Saturday 4th September, 2021 FROM 10.30 A.M. TO 4.00 P.M.
Come along and enjoy our craft and gift stalls, cakes, tombola and raffles and much more.
All proceeds will be sent to the Lhavoa Orphanage in Myanmar who are so in need of our help.
September 18th 10.00-13.00 with Mass;
Adoration; Prophecy; Praise; Prayer
and A Talk by Geoff & Gina Poulter. Theme:
This year we are responding to Pope Francis’
encouragement to “organise seminars to share Baptism in
the Spirit.” Baptism in the Holy Spirit is an action of god,
invited by an individual through prayer, which brings about
a deeper conversion to Christ and gives the Holy Spirit
permission to work in that individual’s life in a more
powerful way. Please register for the Zoom meeting in
advance at bit.ly/ADORESEP2021 or go to
https://www.altonrenewal.com/programme.html and we will send
you the zoom link.
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
ADoRE Online spiritual mini-retreat morning. August 21st
10.00-13.00 with Mass, Adoration, Reflection, Praise, Talk,
Prayer and Discussion. Theme: “Gifts of the Holy Spirit” The
Holy Spirit empowers us to be Jesus to others. Special focus
on charisms of tongues and miracles. Mass celebrant and
speaker: Fr Gareth Leyshon, Chaplain to Sion Community
for Evangelisation. Please register for the Zoom meeting in
advance at bit.ly/ADOREAUG2021
Charles de Foucauld
Since we have come out of lockdown we are commencing our Charles de Foucauld fraternity meetings. Our first meeting will take place on the 23rd of August at 2.30pm. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament would be at Sacred Heart church and the meeting with fellowship and Lectio Divina will take place in the church hall after the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. All are welcome.
Alton Day of Renewal (ADoRE) Online
A mini-retreat for spiritual renewal with Mass, Adoration, prophetic reflection, praise, inspiring talk and sharing. With guest speaker Carol Ann Harnett.
Topic: “Growth in the Holy Spirit” – Grow your Christian life in the Spirit through prayer, Scripture, service and community.
Part of our 2021 programme: “ALIVE IN THE SPIRIT -filled with all the fullness of God.” We respond to Pope Francis’ encouragement to be ‘baptised in the Spirit.’
Let it Be (in the hall)
We are offering the ‘Let It Be’ CaFE course, about Our Lady, in the Parish Hall, starting Thursday 3rd June from 10am – 11.30am. The course will run for 5 consecutive Thursdays, ending Thursday 1st July. If you’ve missed one – don’t worry
Everyone is welcome, especially parishioners who prefer a face to face course, run during the daytime. (This is the same course which is currently running on Zoom on Monday evenings).
Course books are available from the church at £2 each (please put your money in the candle slot or give it to Jan). Alternatively, you can order one from the CaFE website: https://faithcafe.org/collections/let-it-be
Please contact Jan Hughes to register for the course on: email@example.com
Belong and Believe
On the horizon is a brand-new CaFE course called “Belong and Believe” – this is what is being said about it. In our post-pandemic world, the need for vibrant and welcoming Christian communities has never been stronger. This new filmed course is a timely resource drawing on the immense wisdom and inspiration from our Celtic spiritual heritage helping us to find renewed faith and vision together. A five-session course to revitalise communities and their mission that covers the following topics: Building Welcoming Communities; Growing in Faith Together; Renewed in the Holy Spirit; Caring for God’s Creation; Evangelising with Love &
Action This is a perfect time for this course as we move out of lockdown and think about a Parish of the future. Once again, we will be working with the other parishes in our Pastoral Area on this initiative. So, if you want to register, please email Geoff Poulter on firstname.lastname@example.org or Joan Kent on email@example.com
and we will do the rest. The zoom based course which is free to all will be on Monday evenings at 7.30pm-9.00pm commencing Monday 31 May.
Life in the Spirit
At the first Pentecost the disciples changed from being fearful and looking inward to being full of joy and looking outward. The Holy Spirit gave them courage, words and great joy. Pope Francis has asked that we bring the Life in the Spirit Seminars to all, to enable us all to have a greater capacity to speak about our joy in the risen Lord.
The seminars are online using Zoom, they start after Pentecost on Thursday 27th and run for seven weeks. Timing is to join from 7pm for a start at 7.15pm with an end each time at 8.45.
Participants will want to use some recommended scripture passages in their prayer during the weeks between seminars.
Mary, Mother of Christ Devotion
Within the experience of the Church, Saturday, has been marked out as a unique day to reflect on Mary’s role within God’s plan of salvation. Join the community in a Holy Hour dedicated to praying the rosary and reflecting on various aspects of Mary’s mystery with this plan of salvation. Each Saturday will draw on the experience of the Carmelite community as we provide a special moment to encourage thought on the Church’s devotion to Mary.
The series will run here and on YouTube 14:00-15:00pm 8th-29th May.
*Featured Event* Let It Be Cafe Course – April 26th
Sacred Heart Church will be hosting another Cafe series course called Let it be which is about our Lady Mary. This starts on the 26th April at 7:30pm. The cafe sessions involves watching a video and discussions in smaller groups. Here’s the link to find out more – its a 5 week course it will end on the week of the 24th May. Let It Be | CaFE – Catholic Faith Exploration If you are interested please do get in touch with Joan Kent on firstname.lastname@example.org
More information – https://faithcafe.org/collections/let-it-be
Let it Be Trailer
Let it Be Testimony
Essential Training for Catechists – April 19th
Sr Hyacinthe will be running the popular Essential Training for Catechists in 5 weekly sessions on Monday evenings, starting on Monday 19th April at 7.00 pm via Zoom.
It is open to everyone who seeks to understand how to proclaim the faith more effectively to children, young people and adults. The session are run over 5 weeks and a diocesan certificate is awarded upon completion of all the sessions. For further details and to
register please click the button.
ADoRE Online – April 24th
This is a spiritual mini-retreat on April 24th, 10.00-13.00 with Mass, Adoration, Reflection, Praise, Talk, Prayer and Discussion. The theme will be: “Receiving God’s Gift” – to receive new life you must turn away from those things which block your relationship with God and accept Jesus as your Lord. Speaker: Peter Hobbs.
Please register in advance :-
ADoRE is offering confidential prayer for healing by telephone – call 07579 824523 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Experienced prayer ministers will pray with you confidentially for your needs.