Worship and events this week

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThese are the daily services this week:
Monday July 6th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday July 7th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday July 8th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday July 9th _Mass at 9.30am
Friday July 10th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday July 11th – Holy Hour with Exposition from 5pm
Mass at 6pm (15th Sunday of Year B)
Sunday July 12th – Mass at 9.30am (15th Sunday of Year B) with children’s liturgy
Diary dates this week:
Monday July 6th – 2.45pm Monday Club for senior parishioners, church hall
Wednesday July 8th – 7.45pm Prayer for inner healing, chapel
Sunday July 12th – Picnic at Coombe Abbey Country Park

Join us for Sunday worship

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There will be a collection next week for the Apostleship of the Sea.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 15th Sunday of Year B at Sacred Heart Church. It will be Sea Sunday and there will be a collection for the Apostleship of the Sea.
Mass will be on Sunday July 11th at 9.30am and this will include a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 6pm. This is what we will be singing:
Gathering: 857 Sing to the World of Christ
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: 524 Pershore
Psalm: Let us see O Lord your mercy, and give us your saving help. (Ps84, p134)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: Take my gifts
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 813 Bless the Lord my soul (Taize)
Going forth: 963 Eternal Father, strong to save

Living Faith talks

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Pope Francis

Since 2003 the parish has had a series of talks each Autumn – called Living Faith – with an attempt to find the best speakers we can on each subject. Following three years on Vatican II, the theme of the tenth series in 2013 was its Spirituality. There were talks on Kingdom, Franciscan and Peace Spirituality with a contribution from our Archbishop on Ecumenical Spirituality.
Last October’s theme was the renewal of the Church being brought about by Pope Francis. This year, the talks will be in November so as to be able to reflect on the Synod on the Family taking place in October. For the first time we were all being invited by Pope Francis to contribute. He really does seem to believe in the Holy Spirit in the Church. Some 60 people have attended past talks.
Find out about the speakers.
Register your interest on this form.

Parish meeting looks ahead

A man holding tea- and coffee-filled mugs over an office tableA parish meeting took place on Thursday July 2nd 2015 in Sacred Heart church hall. The meeting looked at the life of the parish today and the future. There were short reports on various aspects of parish life. A further meeting will be held in the Autumn.
You can read reports on group activities by following this link. These include updated reports on Justice and Peace, Living Faith, Breaking the World, Liturgy and Music, and Online Ministries.

Join us for Sunday worship

stmark-304x270You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 14th Sunday of Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday July 4th at 9.30am and this will include a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 6pm. This is what we will be singing:
Gathering: 713 Sing of the Lord’s goodness
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: 524 Pershore
Psalm: Our eyes are on the Lord till he show us his mercy. (Ps122, p133)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 779 O God, you search me and you know me
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, there is one God who is Father of all (Taize)
Going forth: 721 O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder

Worship and events this week

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThese are the Mass times this week at Sacred Heart:
Monday June 29th – 7pm
Tuesday June 30th – 9.30am
Wednesday July 1st – 7pm
Thursday July 2nd – 9.30am
Friday July 3rd – 9.30am (Feast of St Thomas, Apostle)
Saturday July 4th – 6pm (14th Sunday in Year B)
Sunday July 5th – 9.30am (14th Sunday in Year B)
Events this week:
Sunday 28th at 2.30pm – Strawberry Fayre at Mater Ecclesia Convent, Street Ashton, CV33 0PJ.
Monday 29th at 2pm – Monday Club for senior parishioners in the hall.
Thursday July 2nd at 7.30pm – Parish Meeting, Sacred Heart Church Hall.

Feast of St Peter and St Paul

peter and paulYou are welcome to join us to celebrate the Feast of St Peter and St Paul at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday June 28th at 9.30am and this will include a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 6pm. This is what we will be singing:
Gathering: 380 Into a world of darkness
Penitential Rite: 516 Taize
Gloria: 529 Celtic
Psalm: From all my terrors, the Lord set me free (Ps33, p216)
Acclamation: Farrell (REFRAIN: Alleluia! Your words, O Lord, are spirit and life. Alleluia! Open our hearts to your word)
Gifts: 387 For all the saints who showed your love
Holy Holy: 559 Mass of Hope
Mem Acclamation: 560/1 Mass of Hope
Lamb of God: 595 Foster
Communion: 667 Adoramus te Domine
Going forth: 964 You shall cross the barren desert

Worship and events this week

MaChurch-26ss times this week at Sacred Heart are:
Monday June 22nd – 7pm (St John Fisher and St Thomas More)
Tuesday June 23rd – 9.30am
Wednesday June 24th – 7pm (Birth of St John the Baptist)
Thursday June 25th – 9.30am
Friday June 26th – 9.30am
Saturday June 27th – 6pm (St Peter and Paul)
Sunday June 28th – 9.30am (St Peter and Paul)
Events this week:
Monday 22nd at 2pm – Monday Club for senior parishioners in the hall.
Tuesday 23rd at 2.30pm – Breaking the Word scripture reflection in the hall.
Wednesday 24th at 7.45pm – UCM social evening in the hall.
Sunday 28th at 2.30pm – Strawberry Fayre at Mater Ecclesia Convent, Street Ashton, CV33 0PJ.

New Encyclical published

pope-francis_2541160bPope Francis has published his new Encyclical on the environment. It calls for fossil fuels to replaced as soon as possible. He urges the richer world to make changes in lifestyle and energy consumption to avert the unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem.

The encyclical, named “Laudato Si (Be Praised), On the Care of Our Common Home”, aims to inspire everyone – not just Roman Catholics – to protect the Earth. You can read the full text of the document by going to here. There is an overview of the document here.