A warm welcome to our Catholic Community of the Sacred Heart, which as with all Christian communities, is rooted in the birth of Christ’s Church at Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came upon the apostles, Confirming them in the Faith, and sending them out as missionaries to proclaim and spread the Good News of the Gospel to the whole world. In the best Tradition of the Church and manner of the early church community as handed down by Luke’s writings in the Acts of the Apostles, we are ‘…..devoted to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of bread and to the prayers….’ [Acts 2:42-47]
St Paul, the great apostle, missionary and builder of communities says this in his letter to the Philippians:
‘If our life in Christ means anything to you, if love can persuade at all, or the Spirit that we have in common, or any tenderness and sympathy, then be united in your convictions and united in your love, with a common purpose and a common mind. That is the one thing which would make me completely happy.
There must be no competition among you, no conceit; but everybody is to be self-effacing. Always consider the other person to be better than yourself, so that nobody thinks of his own interests first, but everybody thinks of other people’s interests instead. In your minds you must be the same as Christ Jesus.’
As a Eucharistic people of faith, we enjoy communion with Jesus Christ and one another, sharing in the apostolic vision and mission of the Church, good fellowship and parish life. We may be small, but we are a friendly and inclusive community, welcoming neighbours and strangers alike. All are invited to share fellowship, become involved in the various parish ministries and activities, and help to build community life, so please explore the site and see what may be of interest.
THE PARISH PRAYER
‘Father, pour out your Spirit upon our community, and grant us a new vision of your glory,
a new experience of your power, a new faithfulness to your Word,
a new consecration to your service, that your love may grow among us
and your Kingdom come, through Christ Our Lord. Amen.’