Worship and events this week

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The day chapel at Sacred Heart Church, Bilton.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday September 26th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday September 27th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of St Vincent de Paul)
Wednesday September 28th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday September 29th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael)
Friday September 30th – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Jerome)
Saturday October 1st – Mass at 5pm (27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Sunday October 2nd – Mass at 9.30am (27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Parish diary for this week
Monday September 26th – Monday Club meets in the hall, 2pm. All senior parishioners welcome.
Forthcoming events
Wednesday September 28th – UCM meeting with guest speaker from Gymophobics, 7.45pm. All welcome.
Thursday September 29th – Cafod Stories from Bolivia evening, 7.30pm to 9pm. Contact Elizabeth Wignall.
October – Living Faith talks on the four Thursdays. The theme is ‘Caring for our common home’. More details.
October October 9th – Mass and Anointing of the Sick, Sacred Heart Church, 3pm, followed by tea and cake.
Sunday February 19th 2017 – Confirmation with Archbishop Bernard.
October 18th – Gift of Years Volunteer Training. Recruiting volunteers to help the elderly and staff in care homes. Contact Lindsay Pelloquin.

Join us for Sunday worship

411.jpg (229×286)You are welcome to join us to celebrate Harvest on the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday October 2nd at 9.30am, and will include a special liturgy for children. The Mass will have a Creation theme as we are also celebrating the Feast of St Francis. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: Sing out earth and skies
Penitential Rite: 518 Celtic
Gloria: 529 Celtic
Psalm: Praise, praise the Lord, who heals the brokenhearted (Ps146, p124) or And you, Sun and Moon…O bless the Lord. To you be honour, glory and praise forever.
Acclamation: 538 Proulx
Gifts: 731b For the fruits
Holy Holy: 553 Celtic
Mem Acclamation: 554 Celtic
Lamb of God: 591 Celtic
Communion: 673 This day God gives me
Going forth: Laudate Si 
For the next few weeks, we will be using the revised Celtic Mass setting by Catholic composer Christopher Walker, best known for writing the Celtic Alleluia which we sing on Easter Day.

Worship and events this week

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The statue of Mary at Sacred Heart Church, Rugby.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday September 19th – No Mass
Tuesday September 20th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of St Andrew Kim Tae-gon)
Wednesday September 21st – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Matthew)
Thursday September 22nd – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday September 23rd – No Mass
Saturday September 24th – Mass at 5pm (26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Sunday September 25th – Mass at 9.30am (26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Parish diary for this week
Monday September 19th – Monday Club meets in the hall, 2pm. All senior parishioners welcome.
Forthcoming events
Sunday September 25th – Archbishop Kevin McDonald speaks on Spirituality, Migrants and other religions at Newman House, Edgbaston. More details.
Wednesday September 28th – UCM meeting with guest speaker from Gymophobics, 7.45pm. All welcome.
Thursday September 29th – Cafod Stories from Bolivia evening, 7.30pm to 9pm. Contact Elizabeth Wignall.
October – Living Faith talks on the four Thursdays. The theme is ‘Caring for our common home’. More details.
Sunday February 19th 2017 – Confirmation with Archbishop Bernard.
October 18th – Gift of Years Volunteer Training. Recruiting volunteers to help the elderly and staff in care homes. Contact Lindsay Pelloquin.

Join us for Sunday worship

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We are reading the Gospel of St Luke.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday September 25th at 9.30am, and will include a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 463 Father we come to you
Penitential Rite: 518 Celtic
Gloria: 529 Celtic
Psalm: My soul give praise to the Lord (Ps145, p205)
Acclamation: 538 Proulx
Gifts: 608 Take my hands
Holy Holy: 553 Celtic
Mem Acclamation: 554 Celtic
Lamb of God: 591 Celtic
Communion: 635 Jesus Lamb of God
Going forth: 807 Praise my soul the king of heaven
For the next few weeks, we will be using the revised Celtic Mass setting by Catholic composer Christopher Walker, best known for writing the Celtic Alleluia which we sing on Easter Day.

Book for our Living Faith talks

A series of four talks begins shortly at Sacred Heart Church, Bilton as we continue our Living Faith programme.

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Pope Francis.

Last year, faced with global environmental deterioration, Pope Francis addressed a letter to every person on the planet, entitled Laudato Si’. These opening words of the “Canticle of Brother Sun” by St Francis remind us that we have a close family bond with the earth, our common home. The question at the heart of the letter is “What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to our children who are now growing up?”

From the outset Pope Francis insists on the intimate relationship between the poor and the fragility of the planet. We should listen, he says, to the cries of both. He reviews the most recent scientific findings on the environment dealing with pollution, waste and climate change. Though less responsible for these outcomes, it’s the poor who suffer the most and the effects will only worsen if we continue with current models of production and consumption.

The Pope therefore proposes an alternative lifestyle which respects both the environment and the poor. We might summarise it as: “Live simply so that others may simply live”. The challenge is to our whole way of living with its throw-away culture.

One of this year’s talks reflects in particular on Climate Change, which was the focus for the UN meeting in Paris last December. Climate, says Francis, is a common good that cannot be adequately safeguarded or promoted by market forces.

What Francis calls “The Gospel of Creation” leads to the conclusion that the ultimate purpose of other creatures is not to be found in us. “Rather all creatures are moving forward, with us & through us, towards a common point of arrival, which is God”. Christ’s presence in the Eucharist can lead us to reflection on his mystical body and beyond to his presence in the whole cosmos. “Indeed the Eucharist is itself an act of cosmic love.”

“We must regain the conviction that we need one another; that we have a shared responsibility for others and the world; and that being good and decent are worth it.”

The talks this Autumn, 2016 (all Thursday evenings):

Oct 6th Simple Living – The Pope’s Lifestyle Challenge. Speaker: Martin Poulsom SDB
Oct 13th Climate Change – What is the Global Common GoodSpeaker: Ellen Teague
Oct 20th The Cry of the Poor – Who suffers the most? Speaker: David McLoughlin
Oct 27th The Cosmic Christ – All Creation brought together by Love. Speaker: Mary Grey

To find out more about the speakers, and to book your place, go to our Living Faith page.

Worship and events this week

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Inside Sacred Heart Church, Rugby.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday September 12th – No Mass
Tuesday September 13th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday September 14th – No Mass
Thursday September 15th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday September 16th – No Mass
Saturday September 17th – Mass at 5pm (25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Sunday September 11th – Mass at 9.30am (25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Parish diary for this week
Monday September 12th – Monday Club meets in the hall, 2pm. All senior parishioners welcome.
Forthcoming events
Thursday September 15th – Myton Hospice Coffee Morning at Sacred Heart Church Hall. Call 01788 813263 for time.
Saturday September 17th – Table top sale, Sacred Heart Church Hall. £5 a table. Call 01788 332039 to book.
Sunday September 25th – Archbishop Kevin McDonald speaks on Spirituality, Migrants and other religions at Newman House, Edgbaston. More details.
October – Living Faith talks on the four Thursdays. The theme is ‘Caring for our common home’. More details.
Sunday February 19th 2017 – Confirmation with Archbishop Bernard.
October 18th – Gift of Years Volunteer Training. Recruiting volunteers to help the elderly and staff in care homes. Contact Lindsay Pelloquin.

Join us for Sunday worship

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We are reading the Gospel of St Luke.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday September 18th at 9.30am, and will include a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 699 Holy is God
Penitential Rite: 518 Celtic
Gloria: 529 Celtic
Psalm: Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, who raises the poor (Ps112, p204)
Acclamation: 538 Proulx
Gifts: 609 In bread we bring you Lord
Holy Holy: 553 Celtic
Mem Acclamation: 554 Celtic
Lamb of God: 591 Celtic
Communion: 633 Eat this bread
Going forth: 476 You have called us by our name

Live Simply Newsletter – September 2016

RESPONDING TO POPE FRANCIS’ CHALLENGE

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Create in us a desire to live sustainably,
So that those who follow after us
May enjoy the fruits of your creation.

Gardeners and non-gardeners will be aware of concerns about the environmental damage caused by extracting peat for use in our gardens. The Growing Media Initiative (GMI) is a scheme developed by the Horticultural Trades Association, with the Growing Media Association, DIY and Garden Centre retailers, Defra, the RSPB and the Royal Horticultural Society, which is working towards government targets to reduce peat use. Peatlands are an important habitat and carbon store globally and are under threat.

The GMI scheme aims to increase consumer awareness about the need to protect peatlands and to use more sustainable materials for growing plants and improving soil. GMI is developing a calculator to enable manufacturers to measure and score the environmental values of key materials used in their products. To learn more, go to: www.growingmedia.co.uk

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The Local Government Association estimates that 2.5 billion paper drinks cups are discarded in the UK annually. Many have a plastic coating which must be separated before the cup can be recycled; council recycling systems are not equipped for this. It is understood there is only one company in the UK which can,
naturally limiting recycling capacity
. The upshot is that most discarded coffee cups go to landfill – an estimated 25,000 tons of waste. Campaigners are urging high street coffee chains to move faster in developing recyclable cups. There is also pressure on chains to discount prices for customers who bring their own cups/containers for their take-away drink.


CAFOD & Green Energy

The world’s first green electricity company, Ecotricity, has agreed to donate money to CAFOD every time a CAFOD supporter switches to them. Ecotricity is a UK-based company whose mission is to change the way electricity is made and used in Britain. They offer 100 per cent green electricity and green gas. All of Ecotricity’s profits go back into their mission meaning, they say, that they use their customers’ energy bills to fund the
building of new sources of green energy – what they call ‘bills into mills’.
For details, check out http://cafod.org.uk/Give/Major-giving/Companies/Ecotricity

Microbeads Success


The UK Government and many manufacturers are now committed to ending the use of
tiny pieces of plastic in toiletries from face scrubs to toothpaste, found to be causing untold damage to marine life when washed off into our water system, and eventually into our oceans. Sustainable alternative products are available, so shop carefully. “Good Scrub” guides are available online and a free “Beat the Microbead” smartphone app.

Coca-Cola ahead of water target

The Coca-Cola Company has reported that it has met its water replenishment target five years ahead of schedule. The goal was to return the equivalent amount of water used by the company in its global sales volume back to nature and communities. The company was estimated to have returned 191.9 billion litres of water back to nature and communities in 2015 via local projects, equalling 115 per cent of the water used in its beverages in the same period.

September 2016

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Worship and events this week

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The cross window at Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday September 5th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday September 6th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday September 7th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday September 8th – Mass at 9.30am (Nativity of Our Lady)
Friday September 9th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday September 10th – Mass at 5pm (24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Sunday September 11th – Mass at 9.30am (24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Parish diary for this week
Monday September 5th – Monday Club meets in the hall, 2pm. All senior parishioners welcome.
Forthcoming events
Sunday September 11th – Peace Walk through Rugby town centre, starting from the Peace Tree by the library at 2pm.
Saturday September 17th – Table top sale, Sacred Heart Church Hall. £5 a table. Call 01788 332039 to book.
October – Living Faith talks on the four Thursdays. The theme is ‘Caring for our common home’. More details soon.
Sunday February 19th 2017 – Confirmation with Archbishop Bernard.

Join us for Sunday worship

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A scene from the Easter services at Sacred Heart.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday September 11th at 9.30am, and will include a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 846 Amazing Grace
Penitential Rite: 518 Celtic
Gloria: 529 Celtic
Psalm: I will leave this place and go to my father (Ps50, p203)
Acclamation: 538 Proulx
Gifts: 632 Come to the feast
Holy Holy: 553 Celtic
Mem Acclamation: 554 Celtic
Lamb of God: 591 Celtic
Communion: 842 Come back to me
Going forth: 794 God is love, his the care