Welcome to the Sacred Heart Church
U p d a t e s
As part of the strategic plan to become a Community of Disciples of Christ, sent out to make
Disciples, the Pastoral Team will introduce in our Community the Alpha Course.
The Alpha Course
Agnes was the foster-sister of Saint Emerentiana. At age 12 or 13 Agnes was ordered to sacrifice to pagan gods and lose her virginity by rape.
She was taken to a Roman temple to Minerva (Athena), and when led to the altar, she made the Sign of the Cross. She was threatened, then tortured when she refused to turn against God.
Several young men presented themselves, offering to marry her, whether from lust or pity is not known. She said that to do so would be an insult to her heavenly Spouse, that she would keep her consecrated virginity intact, accept death, and see Christ.
Agnes is mentioned in the first Eucharistic prayer. On her feast day two lambs are blessed at her church in Rome, and then their wool is woven into the palliums (bands of white wool) which the Pope confers on Archbishops as symbol of their jurisdiction.
She was martyred on 21st January 254 or 304 (sources vary) at Rome. She is buried beside the Via Nomentana in Rome
Catholic Bishop's Conference of England and Wales
Saints of the Week
Monday 18th January:
Saint Margaret of Hungary
Thursday 21st January:
Saint Agnes, Virgin, Martyr
Tuesday 19th January:
Saint Wulstan, Bishop
Friday 22nd January:
Saint Vincent of Saragossa, Deacon, Martyr
Wednesday 20th January:
Saint Fabian, Pope, Martyr
Saturday 23rd January:
Saint Marianne Cope
GUIDELINES FOR THE RE-OPENING
OF SACRED HEART CHURCH FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP
Book your Mass Intention
Please tell us the date you would like the Eucharist offered for your Intentions.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Greanie Collingwood
10:00 a.m. Barry Shoubridge RIP
11:30 a.m. Thomas Patrick Salmon RIP
E-mail us with your Prayer Request of the week
in the House Chapel
at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday Evening at
at 10:00 a.m.
All other Services are announced in our weekly newsletter and on our website.