Sacred Heart Church of Newhaven - with Rodmell and Denton
wood carving of Sacred Heart (Jesus Christ)Dear Friends
 
Welcome to our Roman Catholic Church of The Sacred Heart in Newhaven, the Parish of Newhaven with Rodmell and Denton.
 
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CHANGES:
Fr Kevin’s last Mass will be on Sunday 28th
Fr David Russell will be covering Masses from 4th
Fr Ian, our new parish priest will take over on Saturday 25th
 
Please join us in a farewell lunch on Wednesday 24th September after mass in Newhaven.
Peacehaven Sunday 28th September, please join us in a farewell lunch for family afterwards.
 
 
Message from Fr Ian:
My Dear Parishioners to be,
 
This is the first of many communications to you.
I must say that I am very pleased that Bishop Kieran has appointed me to join you on pilgrim journey in the two parishes.
To avoid any confusion, I would like to express my thoughts as to where I wish to live.
I have chosen to live in Newhaven so as to make use of the house in Peacehaven by renting it as to obtain a regular income for the parish. I would feel more ‘at home’ in the older house.
Fr David Russell, who will be on the Clergy Diocesan Retreat from 29 September until 3 October, will be supply priest from 4 to 24 October.
I must say that during the time of my growing knowledge of the two parishes I have found Fr Kevin and his wife, Gill, most helpful and sensitive, of which I am grateful.
We are all in a growing pattern of Love.
In the meantime, please pray for me as I want you to be assured of my prayers for you and your families and friends.
Take care in the Lord,
Much Love in Him,
 
Ian
Your Pastor to be.
 
 
REPOSITORY:
Cards, calendars and gifts are now on sale at the back of the church at very reasonable prices. All prices are very reasonable and any small profit goes to the Parish funds. Just choose what you like and put the moneys in the Repository box/slot on the left side at the wall on the back of the Church.
 
 
FOOD BANK:
A collection for the local food bank in Newhaven. Please donate any non perishable items in the box in the porch (on a table opposite prayer/hymn book cabinet).
 
 
RED MISSION BOXES:
Please return these to church as soon as possible for emptying (annual collection). Thank you for the generous response to the Missio Appeal. We now have a much increased number of boxes. Would new box holders please ensure their box is labelled with their name and address so they can be returned. Thank you
  
 
CHURCH CLEANING
I am sure you will all have appreciated the beautiful condition of the Church at Easter. The Cleaning team urgently needs volunteers as they are now too few on the ground. If you are able to assist, please give your name to Father or to Tina or Val. Sufficient volunteers would mean about 4 to 6 weeks between duties.   
 
 
PRAYER BOARD:
a new prayer board has been added to the porch.  All are welcome to add a prayer to this and it will be presented to the altar.  (Please remember to remove prayers once they have been answered to keep it fresh). 
 
 
ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT BECOMING A CATHOLIC?  
Please feel free to come along to any of our masses and, when you are ready, please contact Fr. Kevin. We regularly run information courses about Catholicism which do not commit you but instead give you the opportunity to find out more about us.
 
 
SIMCAT: 
Father Kevin's talk publication of a simple version of the Catechism. The cost is £5 covering the cost of printing and a small profit for the Parish. 
 
 
GIFT AID:
Please join the scheme - click here for more information. 
Without your continued financial support we would be unable to continue here in Newhaven. If you are a TAXPAYER why not consider being part of GIFT AID and make your donations worth 25% more. There is just one form to complete and no further enquiry is made of your finances. Make your gifts even more worthwhile; see Halden or any member of the committee.
 
 
MASS TRANSLATIONS IN POLISH:
There are translations of the mass text available at the back of the Church for non-English speakers (in Polish). Please e-mail me if you would like one be available in your language.
Tłumaczenia polsko-angielskie mszy świętej są dostępne w przedsionku kościoła.
 
 
OUR LOCAL CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL:
Annecy in Seaford and it deserves our full support which includes sending our children there. Many generations of Catholics have made sure that this facility still exists.  The Head Teacher, Miss Fiona McGonigle, is can be contacted on (01323) 894 892. 
 
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Last update: 31 August 2014
The Sacred Heart Church of Newhaven
 
 
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