LATEST NEWS

Catch up with all the news and events from the Oratory in Formation and the Sacred Heart Parish. Here you will find all of our latest news items together with pictures of our latest activities.

Palm Sunday and Lenten Lunch

Palm Sunday and Lenten Lunch

  After the Solemn Mass on Palm Sunday, the Hall was full for a soup lunch held in aid of our Lenten Charities - Caritas and Aid to the Church in Need.  Many thanks to the Farrell family whose initiative it was and to all who helped make the delicious soups ( three or...

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Fling Wide the Gates !

Fling Wide the Gates !

  After a long process to design and obtain the necessary approvals, new wrought- iron gates, expertly made by a local firm for the security of the Oratory House and the Parish Hall, have recently been installed. To meet with strict conditions for a Grade II Listed...

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Father David Peter Hutton, Priest of the Oratory.

Father David Peter Hutton, Priest of the Oratory.

  1st March 2018, St David’s Day, and 1st Anniversary of Fr David’s death. The 12.15pm Mass at the Bournemouth Oratory is offered for him. Please pray for Fr David, for his Mother, and Sister and Family, and for the Fathers and Brothers of the Bournemouth Oratory....

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Lenten Charity Appeal from Aid to the Church in Need

Lenten Charity Appeal from Aid to the Church in Need

  During Lent we support two Catholic Charities - one ‘at home’, the other overseas - this year our home charity is Caritas Portsmouth Diocese, and our overseas charity is Aid to the Church in Need’s project in Syria and Iraq. Neville Kyrke-Smith, National Director of...

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Solemn Benediction at the Sacred Heart

Solemn Benediction at the Sacred Heart

Fr Dominic was very pleased to find this old postcard of Solemn Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in our church, recently. Judging by the ladies' hats, this photo was taken in the last years of the nineteenth century or perhaps in the early Edwardian era. The old...

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Benediction on Christmas Day

Benediction on Christmas Day

Venite adoremus Dominum! It is the custom of the English Oratories, to conclude the Christmas Day celebrations with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. About 35 people turned out at 5pm for this short but beautiful act of adoration of our Our Lord in the Sacrament...

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