LATEST NEWS

Catch up with all the news and events from the Sacred Heart Parish. Here you will find all of our latest news items together with pictures of the numerous parish activities.

Feast day of Blessed John Juvenal Ancina

Feast day of Blessed John Juvenal Ancina

On Wednesday 30th August, we will be celebrating the feast day of Blessed John Juvenal Ancina of the Oratory (1545- 1604). John Juvenal Ancina hailed from Northern Italy, and after completing his studies, was made a professor of medicine at the University of Turin....

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Devotion to the Blessed Sacrament in our church during Lent 1909

Devotion to the Blessed Sacrament in our church during Lent 1909

Fr Dominic recently discovered this interesting photograph on a postcard, showing some religious sisters praying before the Blessed Sacrament in our church, during the Quarant'Ore or Forty Hours Devotion held in Lent 1909. This Forty Hours Devotion was first devised...

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New Emblem for the Bournemouth Oratory in Formation

New Emblem for the Bournemouth Oratory in Formation

It is with great pleasure that we announce our new Emblem of the Congregation of the Oratory.  The design for the new Emblem has kindly been produced for us by Mike King. We plan to use this on our new web site, church notice boards and in other printed materials....

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Bishop Philip visits the Bournemouth Oratory in Formation

Bishop Philip visits the Bournemouth Oratory in Formation

The Bournemouth Oratory-in-Formation received its first visit, on Tuesday, from Bishop Philip (accompanied by Fr JP), who was delighted and encouraged by all that is happening. In the two months since the Oratorians’ arrival at Sacred Heart, the Community has already...

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Church Shop News

Church Shop News

New Stock  - Car Rosaries with St. Christopher inset.   Why not buy one for your car or perhaps a relative/friend who would welcome the comfort of St. Christopher within their vehicle. We have a new statue and prayer cards of St. Philip Neri.       We have sourced a...

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Bell Ringers Update

Bell Ringers Update

The bellringers have been very busy in the last month (see the two quarter peals)   We currently  have 3 new ringers in training and 1 of those has actually progressed well enough to ring on a Sunday for Mass. We always welcome new recruits, but there is a...

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Update from Fr Peter

Update from Fr Peter

PRAYER for the Repose of the Soul of FATHER DAVID PETER HUTTON of the Oratory 26th June 2017 Today would be Fr David’s 56th birthday. We pray for him, and also for his Mother, Sheila, Sister, Gillian, and for the family in Barnsley, Yorkshire, as well as for his...

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An Update from the Oratory Fathers

An Update from the Oratory Fathers

From the first Monday (5th June), in additional to the usual 12.15pm daily Mass, Mass will be offered at 7.30am on weekdays, with Confessions before every Mass. The existing Wednesday 11am – 12 noon Eucharistic Adoration will be extended from the end of the 7.30am Mass until mid-day so that, in the words of Bishop Philip, more people will have an opportunity to “met the Lord Jesus in Person, and take to heart the salvation and eternal life He offers”.

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A message from the Oratory Fathers

A message from the Oratory Fathers

Shown from Left to Right: Br. Kari Hinktikka, Fr Peter Edwards, Fr Dominic Jacob, Br. Wojtek Rudnicki and Deacon Roger Carr-Jones It’s a great joy to be here!   Saint Philip Neri, Founder of the Oratory, was praying in the Roman catacombs, on the Eve of...

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Oratory in Formation at Sacred Heart Bournemouth

Oratory in Formation at Sacred Heart Bournemouth

Bishop Philip Egan is delighted to announce that the Oratory in Formation at Sacred Heart, Bournemouth will begin on 31st May 2017. Please pray for the priests (Fr. Peter Edwards and Fr. Dominic Jacob) and the student brother who will form the initial community. The...

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Blessing of the Easter Food Baskets

Blessing of the Easter Food Baskets

This past Holy Saturday morning at Sacred Heart Church in Bournemouth some 2500 to 3000 people passed through the parish church to have their food blessed by Father Andrzej Zuziak, SChr. In many Eastern European countries, it is a tradition to have a basket of food...

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Libera Choir Visits Sacred Heart Church in Bournemouth

Libera Choir Visits Sacred Heart Church in Bournemouth

Many members of the congregation at Sacred Heart Church joined some 30 boys of the Libera Choir (https://libera.org.uk/) as they sang and processed into the church in Bournemouth this past Palm Sunday. The world-famous choir of young voices is under...

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How is Lent Going for You? [3]

In many ways this long 'retreat' is passing quickly. Last Sunday was Laetare Sunday,coinciding with Mothering Sunday, which brought some light to the gloom I had earlier complained about. Here it meant we sang the wonderful hymn, O Mother Blest, and could celebrate...

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How is Lent Going for You?

Every year I try to approach Lent differently, as I invariably believe that I didn't do so well the previous time. Sermons help of course and any reading that one can do oneself: I find that there is always something slightly different even though the main message is...

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How is Lent going for you [2]

Following my earlier article, I am surprised that we are now moving into the second half of Lent and that the calendar tells us that today is the start of Spring!  So it is that time of year when we tend to unearth our worldly possessions and decide what we really...

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Funeral arrangements for Fr. David Hutton

Funeral arrangements for Fr. David Hutton

ORATORIAN COMMUNITY OF SAINT PHILIP NERI THE BOURNEMOUTH ORATORY IN FORMATION Temporary address for correspondence: The Priest’s House Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church West Common Road Hayes Bromley Kent BR2 7BX Of your charity pray for the repose of the soul of...

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Appreciation Reception for Volunteers

Appreciation Reception for Volunteers

On Shrove Tuesday, the parish held a reception in appreciation for the many volunteers who give of their time and talent in support of the parish. This was a wonderful evening much appreciated by all.   Please enjoy the picture Gallery below

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Fr David Hutton – RIP

Fr David Hutton – RIP

Of your charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr David Hutton of the Oratory, who died on Wednesday 1st March 2017 fortified by the rites of Holy Church. May he rest in peace. Fr David was a priest of the Archdiocese of Southwark who was to have been part...

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Oratory Update 11th February 2017

Oratory Update 11th February 2017

11th February 2017, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes From the Oxford Oratory’s Annual General Meeting, Parish Priest’s report, on 28th January 2017: “The Bishop of Portsmouth has invited an Oratorian foundation at the Sacred Heart, Bournemouth, and Fr Dominic has agreed...

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International and Integrated?

International and Integrated?

My generation grew up with the Latin Mass and learned the responses by constant repetition, even though we did not always understand what our responses meant. We were told that wherever we went in the world we would understand the mass. It seemed good reasoning and my...

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Filipino Novena of Masses ends in Celebration

Filipino Novena of Masses ends in Celebration

At the end of a novena of masses leading up to Christmas, the Bournemouth Area Filipino Community celebrated the end of the novena with a great meal in the parish hall of Sacred Heart Church.  ...

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The Medaille Trust Newsletter

The Medaille Trust Newsletter

This has been a special year for the Medaille Trust being the 10th anniversary of the trust. The Medaille was set up by religious congregations centred around Southampton in 2006. It has gradually built up its capacity bit by bit and our latest newsletter itemises how...

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Church Shop News

Church Shop News

A very big thank you to all our shop volunteers and parishioner/visitors alike who have visited the shop in 2016 and made it so successful.  Our aim is to provide items to further your faith and no doubt bring joy to others when you give them gifts from our shop....

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Parish Pre-Christmas Dinner Photos

Parish Pre-Christmas Dinner Photos

The Parish Pre-Christmas dinner at Hotel Miramar was well supported and great fun. A great evening, wonderful company and top notch food. Cheeky Monkey was there to enjoy the fun. Don't forget to buy your Raffle tickets to stand a chance of winning him!! MRK  ...

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SIMBANG GABI NOVENA OF MASSES

As part of their Catholic tradition before Christmas, the Filipino Community of Sacred Heart parish is holding its annual Simbang Gabi celebration and novena of nine masses starting on Thur. 15th December until 23rd December. filipino-simbang-gabi-2016 For more...

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DONATIONS BY TEXT

DONATIONS BY TEXT

There is now an extra way to Donate to our church DONATE VIA YOUR MOBILE PHONE SIMPLY TEXT “SACH10 £5” TO THE NUMBER 70070 There is a new way of making a donation to the Sacred Heart Parish via your mobile phone. You can now text £5 as an offering to help us with our...

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Sisters of Grayshott Visit Sacred Heart Parish

Sisters of Grayshott Visit Sacred Heart Parish

The Sisters of Mary Morning Star (Sisters of Grayshott) this past weekend visited Sacred Heart in Bournemouth to offer many of their home-made goods. Sr Pia Maria and Sr Therese Joseph were on hand to visit and speak with parishioners. The sisters gratefully thank all...

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