Weekend Mass Times:
Sunday: 9:30 am & 11:15am
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Welcome to the Sacred Heart Catholic parish serving the people of Teddington and Hampton Wick. Whether you are Catholic, thinking about becoming Catholic or just wish to explore your spirituality, you will receive a warm reception from our congregation.
We are a very mixed parish and have a variety of styles of worship from contemporary music to masses with traditional choir settings. Whether you are a family, a couple or prefer to come to church alone, we hope you will leave us enriched.
Coming up…events this Advent and into January.
Check the parish news letter for more info.
Teddington Lights up, Thursday 27th November gathering for carols outside Elmfield House, Teddington, From 5:30
Carols by Candlelight at The Wharf Restaurant. Sunday 15th December From 6:30pm
Carol singing at Tesco in Teddington.
Pilgrimage to Villa Palazzola and Rome, January 2014
Over half term many of trusty Altar Servers and their parents headed out to Villa Palazzola and Rome to meet..well who knew..? They went with our love and prayers for a faith-filling and spiritually uplifting experience.
We pray that they were as inspired by meeting Pope Francis as the little lad in this video who was at the same family event at St Peter’s. Turns out he wasn’t a Sacred Heart Altar Server, but for a moment there we were worried.
Recently Father Reg talked about Pope Francis’ remarkable, personal interview which has been published in Jesuit magazines around the world.
Fr Reg asks us to make time to read Pope Francis’ message. During the interview, Pope Francis talks frankly about himself, his Jesuit background and his vision for a more open, inclusive and welcoming Church.
I see clearly,” the Pope [says] “that the thing the church needs most today is the ability to heal wounds and to warm the hearts of the faithful; it needs nearness, proximity. I see the church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars! You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else. Heal the wounds, heal the wounds…. And you have to start from the ground up”
Read a transcript of the interview, published in U.S. publication American Magazine here
Listen to an audio recording of the interview, on the Vatican Today web site here
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image credit Pete Lopeman/Solent