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Summer Fete – Hold the Date
Fr. Chris Whelan (Parish Priest of St. Joseph and Coordinating Pastor of North West Hampshire) has pencilled a date for a summer fete that will be held on Saturday 10th July at Bishop Challoner School Fields. Depending on restrictions, this will allow all 5 Churches of our Pastoral Area (St Bede, St. Joseph, St Michael, St John the Baptist and Sacred Heart) to come to together in thanksgiving for the easing of the pandemic. There are plans forming around a thanksgiving Mass followed by a fete including stalls, activities, fundraisers and more.
We’re looking for help in arranging Sacred Heart’s stalls and presence at the fete, so please reach out to Helena Ranson 07957 371779 / firstname.lastname@example.org and Claire Burroughs 07539 079742 / email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or Joan Kent on firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.