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Our Parish and Laudate Si

The Diocese is reminding us of Pope Francis’s Letters, Laudato Si’ and more recently Laudate Deum. The Holy Father uses words from the great Canticle of St Francis of Assisi to ask us to consider our care for the Earth and its diversity of life, and for people threatened by the very serious environmental and climate problems we face together. We propose to reflect on the Pope’s teaching documents and what they might mean for our lives and wider social responsibilities, drawing on the strengths of all three Parishes. If this interests you, can you please share your name and contact details with Coral Mortier, Parish Secretary at 01392 642389, or Your support will help us organise a combined Laudato Si’ meeting for Exeter - details to be announced.

Andrew Blewett will be available at the back of church on Sunday 2 June to chat with anyone who is interested to know more.

Sacred Heart Book Club

The next meeting of the Sacred Heart Book Club will be on Thursday 1st August at 7.30pm. The book that we shall be reading is 'Entangled Life' by Merlin Sheldrake.  Everyone is most welcome.

Are They Crazy? Parachuting Deacons!!

The mad deacons have landed!

Deacon Brian and Deacon Kelvin have safely completed their parachute jump, from a height of three miles!

They are raising money to educate impoverishes high school students in Kenya, through Kenyan Educational Sponsorship.

If you wish to support them, please use the link below:

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Farewell message from Sam Mapletoft

I have come to the end of my time in Exeter, having completed the Ministry Experience Scheme on a pastoral placement in the parish. I am getting ready to move on to Spain, and I am saying goodbye to the parish this weekend. I am not off to Spain straight away - I am going on a summer break with my family, before beginning my formation in Spain in September

I would like to thank all the parishioners and clergy of Sacred Heart for making my time here so pleasant and memorable, but also so formative. Whilst I have been here, I have developed a better understanding of my vocation. I have seen the realities of parish life, and I can better understand the gift that is a priestly vocation, and I will continue to discern this in the seminary. I have been supported by you all in prayers and friendship, and through your very kind gift and I am immensely grateful. Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers in the future. I look forward to visiting the parish in the future, and catching up with you all. Please keep me in your prayers over the coming years! God bless.

St Nicholas School News

We held Sports Day on Friday and the children enjoyed rocket lollies after their races and activities. It was a fun morning. Our Yr6  children are off for their residential next week at Kilve Court and the school will seem very quiet.

Last week we were delighted that Fr Jonathan could come in again to deliver a teaching mass to one of our classes. Father Jonathan explained the symbolism of the mass and what each item used during the mass means. The children engaged respectfully and were so keen to learn.

If you are interested in finding out more about joining our school community from Nursery to yr 6 please contact

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