Northampton Diocese: Westminster Province: St Alban Deanery: Reg Charity No 234091: Tel 01582 723099: email parish.sacredheartofjesus@northamptondiocese.org: © 2022

Church Activities

Children of God (COG)

We have children’s liturgy groups at the Saturday 6.30pm and Sunday 11.00am Masses during term time, catering for 4 to 11 year old children.

The children leave church at the beginning of Mass and return at the Offertory having looked at the scriptures/theme of the day.

New helpers are always welcome. All of the necessary teaching materials are provided. Children who have made their First Holy Communion are encouraged to remain within the community.

Catechism Classes

We are fortunate to have parishioners who volunteer to help parents of non-Catholic School children prepare their children for the Sacraments of First Confession and First Holy Communion. The meetings are in term time in the Parish Lounge.

Confirmation

Classes are held on Saturdays for all candidates, regardless of whether they are attending a Catholic School or a non-Catholic School.

Child Protection (Safeguarding)

In keeping with the Catholic Church throughout the country, the Diocese of Northampton has implemented the recommendation of Lord Nolans’s and Baroness Cumberledge’s Report. All who have contact with children and vulnerable adults have to undergo a DBS check to offer their services in the Parish.

Catholic Schools

We are blessed with good Catholic schools in the parish and in the town.

The telephone number to contact Sacred Heart Primary School adjacent to the church is 01582:730781. The Friends of Sacred Heart School organise fund raising activities to assist the school, most notably, the annual Summer Fete.

The telephone number to contact Cardinal Newman School and Sixth Form College is 01582:597125.

Services

Sunday Masses: 6.30pm on Saturday (First Mass of Sunday) and 9.00am and 11.00am on Sunday

Holydays of Obligation: 9.30am and 7.30pm

Confessions: By prior appointment

Weekday Masses: 9.30am on Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday and Friday (check the weekly Newsletter)

Stations of the Cross: 7.00pm on Friday during Lent

Penitential Services: As announced before Christmas and Easter