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Anointing of the Sick

Traditionally referred to as Extreme Unction or Last Rites, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick was previously most commonly administered to the dying, for the remission of sins and the provision of spiritual strength and health. In modern times, however, its use has been expanded to all who are gravely ill or are about to undergo a serious operation, and the Church stresses a secondary effect of the sacrament: to help a person recover his health.

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Art Class

Rembrandt – Monet – Constable: you’d swear they had all converged and were in the Sacred Heart Presbytery on a Wednesday morning! This lively and friendly group of artists (for that is what they are, despite their great modesty) meet on a weekly basis and share, not only their great talents, but also chat, laughter and indeed quiet, reflective time.  They share problems which are not just confined to the brush or palette!

Everyone was keen to convey that there is no competition.  Each individual has skills and experience and expertise are shared freely.   

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Baby & Toddler Group

Welcome to the Sacred Heart Baby & Toddler group.  My name is Lindsay and I currently run the group.  We welcome babies through to pre-School age and meet every Tuesday (during term time) at 10am until 12noon in the presbytery.  From time to time we meet at another location (park / play centre) we will arrange and inform you before hand, additionally at the end of each school year we try to arrange a trip out. 

 

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Baptism

Holy baptism is the basis of Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons and daughters of God; we become members of Christ, incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission.

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Choir

Sacred Heart Church is very fortunate in having a dedicated choir to support the Liturgy at Sunday morning Mass, and other occasions such as Confirmation, and Feast Days.  The choir may also sing at weddings for a fee.

We are an inclusive and friendly group of singers of mixed ability, who always welcome new singers, of whatever experience.  The enjoyment of singing together to support liturgy .

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Confession / Reconciliation

Reconciliation

As to Reconciiation. If the Church is to fulfill in its entirely her task of saving mankind she needs the power to forgive sins. It is a power essentially different from her mission to preach the Gospel and baptize. In baptism, indeed all sins and the punishment due to them are remitted. Baptism is the first justification. But the first justification is also the first entry into the realm of the supernatural which works entirely by God's grace and which asks of the person baptized no more than that he turn away from sin and turn in faith to Christ.

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Confirmation

The sacrament of confirmation completes the sacrament of baptism. If baptism is the sacrament of re-birth to a new and supernatural life, confir- mation is the sacrament of maturity and coming of age. The real confession of Christ consist in this 'that the whole man submits himself to Truth, in the judgment of his understanding, in the submission of his will and in the consecration of his whole power of love . . . To do this, poor-spirited man is only able when he has been confirmed by God's grace' 

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Contact Club

If it’s tea and chat you want, then the Contact Club is ready and waiting for you!  This group of friendly and sociable ladies and gentlemen meet each week in the Presbytery (Forbes Road entrance) from 1.30 to 3.30 on Wednesday afternoons. 

 They know how to have a great time and go on regular outings to both local and not so local places!  Favourite destinations include Whitby and Blackpool, where there is an annual trip to the illuminations.

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Developing Spirituality

Journey in Faith

The Journey in Faith Group provides an opportunity for those thinking of joining the Catholic Church to learn more and eventually to follow the RCIA course that will lead to receiving the Sacraments of Initiation at Easter. The Journey in Faith Group is also an opportunity for anyone else to deepen their knowledge and understanding of their faith and to support those who are just beginning their journey.  Meetings take place in the presbytery on Sunday evenings 7.00 to 8.30 pm

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Baptism

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