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Sacred Heart Church in Blackbird Leys, Oxford is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. We hope that you will find our website useful and enjoy searching through the various aspects of life in the parish. Here you will be able to check our weekly newsletter, news and forthcoming parish events, read about how to go about with Sacramental preparation and find out Mass times and other services.

Whatever your reason for visiting us we pray that God will bless your search and grant you many blessings

Welcome to Sacred Heart Church.

March For Life UK.  The annual March for Life will be held in London on Saturday, 3rd September. For information go to: https://www.marchforlife.co.uk/

The Relics of St. Bernadette. Over the weekend of 7th to 10th October the relics of St. Bernadette, to whom Our Lady appeared in Lourdes in 1858, will be visiting the Archdiocese. They will be in Immaculate Conception, Bicester, on the 9th and 10th October.  This will be an opportunity to pray in the presence of the relics of this remarkable woman and draw close to Our Lady.  Further details will be available nearer the time.

Novena for the Canonisation of Blessed Dominic Barberi.  Thursday 18 August 2022 marks the beginning of the Diocesan Novena to pray for the Canonisation of Blessed Dominic Barberi.  The Novena of Prayer lasts for nine days and concludes on his feast day on Friday 26 August.  The annual Novena of Prayer for the Cause of Blessed Dominic Barberi is a moment to pause and to appreciate the work of this holy Passionist in our Archdiocese and to pray for his Canonisation.

Invitation from Youth 2000.  The Catholic young adults’ charity, Youth 2000, are preparing to welcome hundreds of young people from all around the UK to pray and praise together over the Bank Holiday weekend (Friday, 26th to Monday, 29th August) at Ampleforth College, York.  If you are a young adult who wants to explore your faith, improve your relationship with Jesus, and make loads of new friends at the same time, then this could be for you.  For more information go to http://www.youth2000.org/events/summerfestival.

Pope Francis issues message ahead of Season of Creation.  For the first time, Pope Francis has published in advance his message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which is celebrated every  September 1st. To see the message and/or a summary, go to http://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/News/pope-francis-issues-message-ahead-of-season-of-creation.

Retrouvaille is a programme for couples who are having difficulties in their marriages. It is a Catholic programme but is open to married couples of any faith, or none. It is offered as a gift from the Catholic Church to any married couple who wishes to heal the difficulties they are experiencing in their marriage.  The next programme will be from 13th to 16th October 2022. It will be held online using Zoom.  The next face-to-face programme will be from 24th to 26th February 2023 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.  For information or to register for the next programme, call 07887 296983 or email retrouvailleukinfo@gmail.com,  www.retrouvaille.org.uk

Summer holidays.  If you are going away over the next few weeks, have a lovely time.  If you want to know where the nearest Catholic Church is, and what time they have Mass, please ask me. 

Sacred Heart Grand Prize Draw. 

Thank you to everyone who supported our Prize Draw last week by donating prizes and/or buying tickets.  There is a list of prize winners on the board.  Congratulations to them and thanks to Sally and her team of helpers.

May God bless you and all those whom you love.

Fr. Harry

For more details please see the Newsletter for the week.