UPDATES – as at 24th May 2021

     Pastoral Letter for Pentecost from the Bishops of England and Wales

Can be found here:- 

Pastoral Letter for Pentecost 2021                         


MAY – The month of the Rosary

Pope Francis is requesting that during this month of May the entire Church invoke the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary for the end of the pandemic and, in a special way, he is inviting all of us to
pray fervently for those most closely affected by it.



STOP PRESS!!! – There are no more places available for the 11am Mass on Sunday!!!

Following the announcement made at all the Masses this weekend, all the previous registrations will be null and void as from the end of this month.

You MUST re-register for a place at one of the Masses beginning Saturday 1st May 2021.

Pink forms for this are available at the back of the church as you leave, or on our Parish Website which can be downloaded from here:-

re-Registering-to-attend-Mass-LB-wef 1st May 2021

Please return them to me at the Presbytery, or email Deacon Tony at falcon_tony@btopenworld.com  Do not phone him – you have been warned!


Our Holy Father Pope Francis imparted his traditional blessing Urbi et Orbi to the world on Easter Sunday. The text of his homily prior to this blessing can be found here:-

Urbi et Orbi 2021



The church has now reopened for Public Mass from Thursday 4th March. The pattern of Masses will be as before:

Saturday – 6.15pm

Sunday – 9.00am and 11.00am

Monday – 10.30am

Please note – you do NOT need to re-register, unless you plan to change your choice of Mass


Live streaming of Mass

Mass will be live-streamed from our church, at 11am on Sundays

In order to view this live on Youtube is to click on this link:-

To view the Live Stream or watch later, go to the Sacred Heart YouTube Channel:


You do not require an account to view the Videos or Live Streams



On this page you will find copies of the Sunday Sermons, plus links to the Videos of Fr John’s Lockdown homilies


Fr John’s / Deacon Tony’s Sermon for:-

Fr John’s Easter Sunday meditation can be found here:-

Fr John’s meditation for – Easter Sunday 4th April 2021

Fr John’s Christmas story can be found here: ENJOY!!    https://youtu.be/KEuLY14H0xE

27/12/2020 – Bishop David – Pastoral Letter on the Feast of the Holy Family -2020

06/12/2020 – Deacon Tony – Homily for 2nd week in Advent Year B – December 6th 2020

29/11/2020 – Bishop David’s Pastoral letter for Advent: Pastoral Letter Advent 2020

22/11/2020 – Fr John – Homily 22nd November 2020 – Feast of Christ the King – Fr John

15/11/2020 – Fr John – Homily 15th November 2020 – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Fr John

08/11/2020 – Fr John – 2020-11-08 – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A – Fr John’s Homily

01/11/2020 – Deacon Tony – Homily for the feast of All Saints & All Souls Day – 2020-11-01 & 02

25/10/20 – Fr John – 2020-10-25 – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A – Fr John’s sermon

18/10/20 – Fr John – 2020-10-18 – 29th Sundayin Ordinary Time Year A – Fr John’s sermon

11/10/20 – Fr John – 2020-10-11 – 28th Sunday, Year A – Fr John’s Homily

04/10/20 – Deacon Tony – 2020-10-04 – Homily for 27th week in Ordinary time Year A October 4th 2020

27/09/20 – Fr John – 2020-09-27 – 26th Sunday, Year A – Fr John’s Homily



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  • As you may be aware, as we have no Masses we do not have our Sunday collection but we still have to keep the church running. As a means of mitigating this loss we would like to encourage those parishioners who do not currently give by standing order to donate online. This can be done via the diocesan website which can be found at:-https://northamptondiocese.org/
  •  Scroll down to find the Donate button and follow the instructions on the Catholic Diocese of Northampton Virgin money-giving page.
  •  Please ensure the parish name and area i.e. Sacred Heart, Leighton Buzzard, that the donation is intended for is indicated in the notes section of the donate page.
  •  For details about standing orders contact Brian Burgess on bmburgess@me.com