Sacred Heart Church, Hillsborough


Take time out for a Quiet Day

Last September, Sacred Heart Church at Hillsborough held a Quiet Day, offering people to opportunity to reflect on the themes promoted by Pope Francis – the joy of the Gospel, our care for the earth and the mercy of God. The mercy of God has been the focus of attention in our prayer and action over the last few months, and we intend to hold another Quiet Day on Saturday, 9 July, to develop our relationship with God and our neighbour.

Sacred Heart quiet day 1 (Copy)We will start at 9.30am with registration and coffee in Sacred Heart Hall, in the school playground (access from Ripley Street). Then the first session will take place in church at 10am, with prayer and introduction by Fr Shaun and Deacon Tony.  Quiet time will follow for half an hour, and people will choose where to go on the premises, the church, the presbytery, the memorial garden, according to their choice of prayer style and leadership, or quietly wander round.

Sacred Heart quiet day 4 (Copy)Fr Michael will give a talk in the next session in church; followed by another quiet half hour, and then we will have lunch in the hall – bring your own food but drinks are provided. Finally we will have a celebration of the Eucharist, an encounter with the mercy of God through word and sacrament, finishing at 2pm.

Everyone is welcome to come, whether a Quiet Day is familiar to them or whether it would be a new experience. There’s no charge, but we would like people to book so that we know how many to expect, roughly.  You can do this by email sacredheart479@btinternet.com or by telephone on 0114 2343580, leaving your name and contact details.

Sacred Heart quiet day 3 (Copy)Quiet Day at Sacred Heart

Forbes Road, Hillsborough

Saturday, 9 July