Calendar

    Sep
    28
    Tue
    Church open [with Mass at 10am] @ Sacred Hearts church
    Sep 28 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
    Sep
    29
    Wed
    Confirmation Course Enrolment – Please register before 31st October 2021
    Sep 29 all-day

    CONFIRMATION 2021-2022

    Within the Cheltenham deanery, (including Sacred Heart, St Gregory the Great and St Thomas More’s), Confirmation for our teenagers (and the Confirmation programme for them leading up to it) takes place every two years. Bishop Declan will be conferring the Sacrament of Confirmation in October 2022. If you wish to join the preparation programme, please complete the online Application form before the end of October, 2021

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CLICK HERE

    NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE COURSE HAS STARTED

    Programme dates:

    Information Meeting28th November 2021
    Workshop 116th January 2022
    Workshop 223rd January 2022
    Workshop 36th February 2022
    Workshop 413th February 2022
    Workshop 56th March 2022
    Workshop 620th March 2022
    Workshop 78th May 2022
    Confirmation Rehearsal18th May 2022 Evening
    Confirmation Mass St. Gregory the Great
    First Holy Communion Enrolment – Please register before 31st October 2021
    Sep 29 all-day

    FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2021–2022

    If your child is a Baptised Catholic and aged 8 or above on 31 August 2022 and you would like them to join the programme, please download a letter, dates and an application form from the parish website: https://www.sacredhearts.org.uk/sacraments/first-holy-communion

    ADMISSIONS DEADLINE IS 31 OCTOBER 2021

    Please note we will not be accepting any applications after the course has started

    Sep
    30
    Thu
    Church open for an hour [with Mass at 6pm] @ Sacred Hearts church
    Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    The church will open from 5.30pm on Thursday evening and will close at the end of mass

    Oct
    1
    Fri
    FIRST FRIDAY – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament [with Mass at 10am] @ Sacred Hearts church
    Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

    Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

    Jesus waits for us in this Sacrament of Love
    “In the sacred Host, He is present, the true treasure, always waiting for us.
    Only by adoring this Presence do we learn how to receive Him properly.”

    During Eucharistic Adoration, we “watch and wait”, we remain “silent” in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist … By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be! Like a magnet, The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us.

    Each moment that you spend in His Eucharistic Presence will increase his divine life within you and deepen your personal relationship and friendship with him.

    When you look upon the Sacred Host, you look upon Jesus, the Son of God.

    “Indeed, this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks upon the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life. Him I will raise up on the last day.” (Jn 6:40)

    Twelve Reasons From The Teachings Of The Church For Wanting To Spend One Hour With Jesus In The Blessed Sacrament

    1. You are greatly needed!
    “The Church and the world have a great need of eucharistic adoration.” (Pope John Paul II, Dominicae Cenae)

    2. This is a personal invitation to you from Jesus.
    “Jesus waits for us in this sacrament of love.” (Pope John Paul II, Dominicae Canae)

    3. Jesus is counting on you because the Eucharist is the center of life.
    “Every member of the Church must be vigilant in seeing that the sacrament of love shall be at the center of the life of the people of God so that through all the manifestations of worship due him shall be given back ‘love for love’ and truly become the life of our souls.” (Pope John Paul II, Redeemer of Man)

    4. Your hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament will repair for evils of the world and bring about peace on earth.
    “Let us be generous with our time in going to meet Jesus and ready to make reparation for the great evils of the world. Let your adoration never cease.” (Pope John Paul II, Dominicai Cenae)

    5. Day and night Jesus dwells in the Blessed Sacrament because you are the most important person in the world to him!
    “Christ is reserved in our churches as the spiritual center of the heart of the community, the universal Church and all humanity, since within the veil of the species, Christ is contained, the invisible heart of the Church, the Redeemer of the world, the center of all hearts, by him all things are and of whom we exist.” (Pope Paul IV, Mysterium Fidei)

    6. Jesus wants you to do more than to go to mass on Sunday.
    “Our communal worship at mass must go together with our personal worship of Jesus in Eucharistic adoration in order that our love may be complete.” (Pope John Paul II, Redeemer of Man)

    7. You grow spiritually with each moment you spend with Jesus!
    “Our essential commitment in life is to preserve and advance constantly in Eucharistic life and Eucharistic piety and to grow spiritually in the climate of the Holy Eucharist.” (Pope John Paul II, Redeemer of Man)

    8. The best time you spend on earth is with Jesus, your Best Friend, in the Blessed Sacrament!
    “How great is the value of conversation with Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, for there is nothing more consoling on earth, nothing more efficacious for advancing along the road of holiness!” (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)

    9. Just as you can’t be exposed to the sun without receiving its rays, neither can you come to Jesus exposed in the Blessed Sacrament without receiving the divine rays of his grace, his love, his peace.
    “Christ is truly the Emmanuel, that is, God with us, day and night, he is in our midst. He dwells with us full of grace and truth. He restores morality, nourishes virtue, consoles the afflicted, strengthens the weak.” (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)

    10. If Jesus were actually visible in church, everyone would run to welcome him, but he remains hidden in the Sacred Host under the appearance of bread, because he is calling us to faith, that we many come to him in humility.
    “The Blessed Sacrament is the ‘Living Heart’ of each of our churches and it is our very sweet duty to honor and adore the Blessed Host, which our eyes see, the Incarnate Word, whom they cannot see.” (Pope Paul VI, Credo of the People of God)

    11. With transforming mercy, Jesus makes our heart one with his.
    “He proposes his own example to those who come to him, that all may learn to be like himself, gentle and humble of heart, and to seek not their own interest but those of God.” (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)

    12. If the Pope himself would give you a special invitation to visit him in the Vatican, this honour would be nothing in comparison to the honour and dignity that Jesus himself bestows upon you with the invitation of spending one hour with him in the Blessed Sacrament.
    “The divine Eucharist bestows upon the Christian people the incomparable dignity.” (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)

    Church open [with Mass at 10am] @ Sacred Hearts church
    Oct 1 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
    Oct
    2
    Sat
    Confirmation Course Enrolment – Please register before 31st October 2021
    Oct 2 all-day

    CONFIRMATION 2021-2022

    Within the Cheltenham deanery, (including Sacred Heart, St Gregory the Great and St Thomas More’s), Confirmation for our teenagers (and the Confirmation programme for them leading up to it) takes place every two years. Bishop Declan will be conferring the Sacrament of Confirmation in October 2022. If you wish to join the preparation programme, please complete the online Application form before the end of October, 2021

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CLICK HERE

    NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE COURSE HAS STARTED

    Programme dates:

    Information Meeting28th November 2021
    Workshop 116th January 2022
    Workshop 223rd January 2022
    Workshop 36th February 2022
    Workshop 413th February 2022
    Workshop 56th March 2022
    Workshop 620th March 2022
    Workshop 78th May 2022
    Confirmation Rehearsal18th May 2022 Evening
    Confirmation Mass St. Gregory the Great
    First Holy Communion Enrolment – Please register before 31st October 2021
    Oct 2 all-day

    FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2021–2022

    If your child is a Baptised Catholic and aged 8 or above on 31 August 2022 and you would like them to join the programme, please download a letter, dates and an application form from the parish website: https://www.sacredhearts.org.uk/sacraments/first-holy-communion

    ADMISSIONS DEADLINE IS 31 OCTOBER 2021

    Please note we will not be accepting any applications after the course has started

    Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament @ Sacred Hearts church
    Oct 2 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am

    Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

    Jesus waits for us in this Sacrament of Love
    “In the sacred Host, He is present, the true treasure, always waiting for us.
    Only by adoring this Presence do we learn how to receive Him properly.”

    During Eucharistic Adoration, we “watch and wait”, we remain “silent” in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist … By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be! Like a magnet, The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us.

    Each moment that you spend in His Eucharistic Presence will increase his divine life within you and deepen your personal relationship and friendship with him.

    When you look upon the Sacred Host, you look upon Jesus, the Son of God.

    “Indeed, this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks upon the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life. Him I will raise up on the last day.” (Jn 6:40)

    Twelve Reasons From The Teachings Of The Church For Wanting To Spend One Hour With Jesus In The Blessed Sacrament

    1. You are greatly needed!
    “The Church and the world have a great need of eucharistic adoration.” (Pope John Paul II, Dominicae Cenae)

    2. This is a personal invitation to you from Jesus.
    “Jesus waits for us in this sacrament of love.” (Pope John Paul II, Dominicae Canae)

    3. Jesus is counting on you because the Eucharist is the center of life.
    “Every member of the Church must be vigilant in seeing that the sacrament of love shall be at the center of the life of the people of God so that through all the manifestations of worship due him shall be given back ‘love for love’ and truly become the life of our souls.” (Pope John Paul II, Redeemer of Man)

    4. Your hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament will repair for evils of the world and bring about peace on earth.
    “Let us be generous with our time in going to meet Jesus and ready to make reparation for the great evils of the world. Let your adoration never cease.” (Pope John Paul II, Dominicai Cenae)

    5. Day and night Jesus dwells in the Blessed Sacrament because you are the most important person in the world to him!
    “Christ is reserved in our churches as the spiritual center of the heart of the community, the universal Church and all humanity, since within the veil of the species, Christ is contained, the invisible heart of the Church, the Redeemer of the world, the center of all hearts, by him all things are and of whom we exist.” (Pope Paul IV, Mysterium Fidei)

    6. Jesus wants you to do more than to go to mass on Sunday.
    “Our communal worship at mass must go together with our personal worship of Jesus in Eucharistic adoration in order that our love may be complete.” (Pope John Paul II, Redeemer of Man)

    7. You grow spiritually with each moment you spend with Jesus!
    “Our essential commitment in life is to preserve and advance constantly in Eucharistic life and Eucharistic piety and to grow spiritually in the climate of the Holy Eucharist.” (Pope John Paul II, Redeemer of Man)

    8. The best time you spend on earth is with Jesus, your Best Friend, in the Blessed Sacrament!
    “How great is the value of conversation with Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, for there is nothing more consoling on earth, nothing more efficacious for advancing along the road of holiness!” (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)

    9. Just as you can’t be exposed to the sun without receiving its rays, neither can you come to Jesus exposed in the Blessed Sacrament without receiving the divine rays of his grace, his love, his peace.
    “Christ is truly the Emmanuel, that is, God with us, day and night, he is in our midst. He dwells with us full of grace and truth. He restores morality, nourishes virtue, consoles the afflicted, strengthens the weak.” (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)

    10. If Jesus were actually visible in church, everyone would run to welcome him, but he remains hidden in the Sacred Host under the appearance of bread, because he is calling us to faith, that we many come to him in humility.
    “The Blessed Sacrament is the ‘Living Heart’ of each of our churches and it is our very sweet duty to honor and adore the Blessed Host, which our eyes see, the Incarnate Word, whom they cannot see.” (Pope Paul VI, Credo of the People of God)

    11. With transforming mercy, Jesus makes our heart one with his.
    “He proposes his own example to those who come to him, that all may learn to be like himself, gentle and humble of heart, and to seek not their own interest but those of God.” (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)

    12. If the Pope himself would give you a special invitation to visit him in the Vatican, this honour would be nothing in comparison to the honour and dignity that Jesus himself bestows upon you with the invitation of spending one hour with him in the Blessed Sacrament.
    “The divine Eucharist bestows upon the Christian people the incomparable dignity.” (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)

    Church open [with Mass at 10am] @ Sacred Hearts church
    Oct 2 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am