Welcome to Sacred Heart Church

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Welcome to Sacred Heart Church, Bilton, Rugby. We are a Roman Catholic parish, part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Our parish priest is Father Gerry Murray. Weekend Masses are on Saturdays at 5pm and on Sundays at 9.30am (with children’s liturgy).  This is our mission statement:

Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Rugby is a Eucharistic community responding to God’s universal call to holiness by witnessing to Gospel values. Inspired by the Holy Spirit we welcome everyone, we worship together, we care for other people and for the environment, and we work for the common good in our community.

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Parish diary this week

These are the services this week:
Monday August 13th – Information to follow
Tuesday August 14th –
Wednesday August 15th –
Thursday August 16th –
Friday August 17th –
Saturday August 18th – Mass for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm
Sunday August 19th – Mass for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Thursday August 16th – Funeral service for Patricia Skerrett at 11am at Sacred Heart Church
Forthcoming events
August 21st to 26th – World Meeting of Families, Dublin. Rugby Deanery Petition Box will be at English Martyrs and Sacred Heart for the next two weekends. Prayer Petitions will be taken by the Diocesan Group. Please write your prayer petitions for yourself, family, friends or anyone who may be in need of prayer and pop them in the box.

Join us for Sunday worship

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Institution of the Eucharist by Stefano di Giovanni, c1430 (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday August 19th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 473 We come to share our story
Penitential Rite: 518 Celtic
Gloria: 529 Celtic
Psalm: Taste and see that the Lord is good (Ps33, p140-3 or other setting)
Acclamation: 538 Proulx
Gifts: 686 God beyond all names
Holy Holy: 553 Celtic
Mem Acclamation: 554 Celtic
Lamb of God: 591Celtic
Communion: 622 Bread of life from heaven
Going forth: 471 Jubilate, everybody
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Celtic Mass setting.

Join us for Sunday worship

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday August 12th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 475 Here in this place
Penitential Rite: 518 Celtic
Gloria: 529 Celtic
Psalm: Taste and see that the Lord is good (Ps33, p140-3 or other setting)
Acclamation: 538 Proulx
Gifts: 609 In bread we bring you Lord
Holy Holy: 553 Celtic
Mem Acclamation: 554 Celtic
Lamb of God: 591Celtic
Communion: 625 Bread for the World
Going forth: 719 To God be the glory
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Celtic Mass setting.

Parish diary this week

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Saint Ignatius of Loyola’s Vision of Christ and God the Father at La Storta (Public domain)

These are the services this week:
Monday July 30th – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition in the Day Chapel until 8pm
Tuesday July 31st – No Mass (Feast of St Ignatius of Loyola)
Wednesday August 1st – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Alphonsus de Ligouri)
Thursday August 2nd – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday August 3rd – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday August 4th – Mass for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm
Sunday August 5th – Mass for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
No events this week
Forthcoming events
August 21st to 26th – World Meeting of Families, Dublin. Rugby Deanery Petition Box will be at English Martyrs and Sacred Heart for the next two weekends. Prayer Petitions will be taken by the Diocesan Group. Please write your prayer petitions for yourself, family, friends or anyone who may be in need of prayer and pop them in the box.

Join us for Sunday worship

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You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday July 29th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 476 You have called us by your name
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: The Lord gave them bread from heaven (Ps77, p138)
Acclamation: 535 Mawby
Gifts: 603 Blest are you Lord
Holy Holy: 1014 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Mem Acclamation: 1015 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Lamb of God: 1019 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Communion: 633 Eat this bread
Going forth: 857 Sing to the world of Christ
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Mass of Christ the Saviour by Dan Schutte.

Refugees and Justice

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The UK’s “cruel” treatment of refugees and getting justice higher up the political agenda were among key topics discussed at the 40th National Justice and Peace Network (NJPN) conference recently.  To read more about what Sarah Teather, Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and others had to say visit www.justice-and-peace.org.uk/conference-reports/
The reports can also be found on YouTube.
Sign up for regular NJPN email updates via their website or follow them on facebook or Twitter @NJandPNetwork .

Parish diary this week

These are the services this week:
Monday July 23rd – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition in the Day Chapel until 8pm
Tuesday July 24th – No Mass
Wednesday July 25th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday July 26th – Mass at 9.30am
Friday July 27th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday July 28th – Mass for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm
Sunday July 29th – Mass for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Monday July 23rd – Eileen Pedley, Funeral Mass at English Martyrs at 12 noon.
Forthcoming events
August 21st to 26th – World Meeting of Families, Dublin. Rugby Deanery Petition Box will be at English Martyrs and Sacred Heart for the next two weekends. Prayer Petitions will be taken by the Diocesan Group. Please write your prayer petitions for yourself, family, friends or anyone who may be in need of prayer and pop them in the box.

Join us for Sunday worship

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday July 29th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 474 Let us go to the altar of God
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: You open wide your hand, O Lord, you grant our desires (Ps144, p136)
Acclamation: 535 Mawby
Gifts: 600 All that I am
Holy Holy: 1014 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Mem Acclamation: 1015 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Lamb of God: 1019 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Communion: 1000 Jesus Christ, yesterday, today and forever
Going forth: 946 Thanks be to God
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Mass of Christ the Saviour by Dan Schutte.

Live Simply – July/August 2018 newsletter

Living Simply and Sustainably

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How can you save water? Here are a few ideas.

Water saving is high on our “to do” lists after so many weeks of heat and no rain. Water is a precious commodity which we may use without thinking. To save water, consider:
1. Not letting the water run when cleaning your teeth or washing your hands;
2. Filling a jug of water and putting it in the fridge for when you want a cold drink;
3. Keeping the water after cooking pasta – let it cool properly and then use on the garden;
4. Ensuring you have full loads if using a dishwasher or washing machine.

If you have further water-saving suggestions, why not pin them up on the Live Simply notice board in the church entrance lobby.

Live In Solidarity

Busting some Fairtrade Myths.

Myth no.2 Anyone can put the Fairtrade badge on their product and claim that it is ethical. The Fairtrade Foundation (www.fairtrade.org.uk) advises:

Image result for fair trade logoThe idea that companies just slap the FAIRTRADE Mark on their products when they want to claim ethical credentials does not hold up. The Mark is a registered certification label for products sourced from producers in developing countries. Products that display it must meet Fairtrade Standards, set by Fairtrade International. These Standards apply to both producers (the farmers and workers) and traders (suppliers to the shop you buy from) and are agreed through research and consultation with Fairtrade stakeholders, including farmers’ and workers’ organisations, traders, independent experts and national Fairtrade organisations such as the Fairtrade Foundation in the UK.

If a company wants to get one of their products certified (and so have the FAIRTRADE Mark displayed on their packaging) they have first to ensure it meets all stated Standards. Any company ‘just slapping the Fairtrade badge on their product’ without meeting the standards for that product would be investigated and could open themselves up to legal action.

Further Fairtrade myth-busting information in the next Live Simply Tips.

Always look out for the Fairtrade brand – and resist the move by some retailers to move to untested alternative schemes.

livesimply prayer

Pope Francis

Compassionate and loving God,
you created the world for us all to share,
a world of beauty and plenty.
Create in us a desire to live simply,
so that our lives may reflect your generosity.

Creator God,
You gave us responsibility for the earth,
a world of riches and delight.
Create in us a desire to live sustainably,
So that those who follow after us
May enjoy the fruits of your creation.

God of peace and justice,
you give us the capacity to change,
to bring about a world that mirrors your wisdom.
Create in us a desire to act in solidarity,
so that the pillars of injustice crumble
and those now crushed are set free.
Amen.

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July/August 2018

     

Parish diary this week

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A view from the lectern at Sacred Heart Church.

These are the services this week:
Monday July 16th – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition in the Day Chapel until 8pm
Tuesday July 17th – No Mass
Wednesday July 18th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday July 19th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am, Funeral Mass for Elaine Futter at 1pm
Friday July 20th – Mass at 9.30am, Funeral Service for Veronica Oswell at Noon.
Saturday July 21st – Mass for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm
Sunday July 22nd – Mass for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
No events this week
Forthcoming events
Monday July 23rd – Eileen Pedley, Funeral Mass at English Martyrs at 12 noon.
August 21st to 26th – World Meeting of Families, Dublin. Rugby Deanery Petition Box will be at English Martyrs and Sacred Heart for the next two weekends. Prayer Petitions will be taken by the Diocesan Group. Please write your prayer petitions for yourself, family, friends or anyone who may be in need of prayer and pop them in the box.