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As we move into Lent, with the lifting of Covid restrictions now in sight, may renewed hope and joy of Eastertide and Spring lighten, lift and fill all our hearts. We continue to pray for those who are researching and distributing vaccines, for the sick and vulnerable – the doctors, nurses, carers looking after them, those alone, and those bereft. May this Easter comfort all of us.

Easter Mass Times 2021 at Sacred Heart Church Teddington:

As social distancing measures are still in place, booking for the Easter Masses is necessary. To book contact Pauline by email at teddington@rcdow.org.uk, with your contact details and the number of people in your group.
Or book by filling in the booking sheet with your contact details and numbers attending at the back of church. You won’t receive a confirmation, but once booked, in case you hear otherwise, your place/s are assured.

As small groups of singers, and (non wind) instruments are allowed this year, a few members of the Sacred Heart Choir and Organist Brenda will be providing music, but as per restrictions, please don’t join in singing.
Instead of playing on Easter Sunday, MASH have recorded some Easter hymns and readings which will be live streamed at 10am on Easter Sunday morning: click here for the link.

Holy Thursday: 5pm

Good Friday: 3pm

Confessions: Fr Stephen will be available to hear confessions from 12 noon on Good Friday. .with a pause to catch his breath between these and starting the 3pm service !

Easter Saturday Vigil: 5pm

Easter Sunday: 12 noon

MASH have recorded some Easter hymns and readings which will be live streamed at 10am on Easter Sunday morning.

Easter Tuesday: 10:30am

Please follow the guidance below when coming to church for Mass or private prayer.

Extra volunteers during this time and over the Easter period are always welcome. There is a Sacred Hearth Volunteering WhatsApp group, contact Pauline at teddington@rcdow.org.uk and ask to be added. Or put your name up for whatever you can do, on the list at the back of church.


We remain very thankful to Fr Stephen who will be saying our Easter masses, and will continue to say weekday mass on Tuesdays and Sundays for as long as we have volunteers to open the church.


Weekday Mass times and private prayer

Tuesdays : 10:30am mass

Thursdays: 10am – 11am for private prayer

Sundays: 1:30pm mass

Please volunteer too if you can. For each mass, we need:
Someone to open the church
Stewards (2 to steward people to seats at 2m distance + spray & wipe seats)
Duty Parishioner
Reader
Eucharistic Minister
.

Please put your name up for whatever you can do, on the list at the back of church and
contact Pauline at teddington@rcdow.org.uk.
There is a Sacred Hearth Volunteering WhatsApp group also. Ask Pauline to be added.

Please remember follow the guidance below when coming to church for Mass or Private Prayer.


Guidance on coming to Sacred Heart Church for mass and private prayer

On 3rd December, churches were allowed to open once again for communal worship, with social distancing, face covering and hygiene guidelines remaining in place of course – no singing, sadly :- ( but there can still be music : – )

Please remember follow the guidance below when coming to church for Mass or Private Prayer. A quick summary of what to do and expect is below.


**Please do not come to church if you are experiencing flu like symptoms**

Stewards will greet you and ask you to follow guidelines to keep everyone safe. (We need 2 stewards at each service, please volunteer )
you will be asked to sign in (bring a pen) or swipe the QR code
use the hand sanitiser provided on entry and exit
follow the guidance given by the stewards at the time
Please observe the one-way system clearly marked
Please maintain the 2 metre social distance from others at all times.
Face coverings must be worn, please do so if possible, exemptions are listed here.
In these times, can we ask parents to ensure children keep to their seats on the benches, to keep everyone safe
Please ensure you take all your personal belongings home with you.

There is more comprehensive guidance here on social distancing and hygiene in place issued by the diocese.


Mass online

Churches across the country continue to stream live masses. A number of churches in the Diocese are live streamed and can be visited online, click here for details.

Further afield, click here for a list of all live services scheduled in the next two hours across the UK. Thanks to churchservices.tv.

Find daily reading for Mass at www.universalis.com. We may be apart, but we are together, in spirit, in prayer, and in our Lord.


Fr Reg

Due to personal and ongoing health issues Fr Reg is currently away from the parish.  Communications can be sent to the parish office: teddington@rcdow.org.uk 

Pastoral matters can be referred directly to Fr Philip Dyer-Perry, Parish Priest of Staines and Dean of Upper Thames Deanery:  pdyerperry@rcdow.org.uk or 01784 452381.


St Paul’s Cathedral has launched Remember Me, an online book of remembrance for all those who have been living in the UK who have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. People of all faiths, beliefs or none are invited to contribute to Remember Me.  Please pray for all those who have died and all who mourn them.

To our catholic Universe and Catholic Times readers in the parish: at the moment you are unable to collect your paper at Mass, but you can get it delivered direct to your home every week, POST FREE. Please go to www.catholicuniverse.com or call them on 0161 820 5722 and they will arrange for you.


Welcome, finally, 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 community.

You will find information below and on these pages about us, the Sacred Heart Church Teddington Parish. Alongside us and each other of course, at heart it’s about God, and you. Please get in touch.


Browse the web site to get a flavour of Sacred Heart Parish life.

You will find our weekly newsletters here: or in the dropdown menu under Welcome on this page. Newsletters are published each week, so long as the new parish photocopier keeps behaving itself.

Please follow our Sacred Heart Teddington Parish Prayer board on Pinterest. The Inspiring faith prayer board is a collection of prayers, quotes, wit and thoughts.
It changes all the time, so please revisit.
Follow Sacred Heart RC Teddington’s board Inspiring faith: a collection of prayer shorts & thoughts on Pinterest.