Diocese of Northampton | Province of Westminster | Deanery of St Alban | Reg Charity No 234091 | Tel 01582:723099 | email sacredheartluton@yahoo.co.uk | © 2020

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.


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 our very popular Sacred Heart Primary School next door 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 our very good Cardinal Newman School and Sixth Form College is 01582:597125.

Our Catholic schools are oversubscribed hence the necessity for “sign-up Sundays”. This means that during term time, an announcement will be made during Mass that those wishing to enter Catholic School the following year must come into the Sacristy with their sign up form for it to be endorsed.



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

Holydays of Obligation: 9.30am and 7.30pm

Confessions: Saturday: 10.00am to 10.25am (with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament) and 6.00 to 6.15pm

Weekday Masses: Monday to Friday 9.30am (check the weekly Newsletter)

Stations of the Cross: Friday 7.00pm during Advent and Lent

Penitential Services: As announced before Christmas and Easter