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

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St Rita of Cascia by Antonio de Torres, c1720 (Public domain).

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday May 20th
First Communion programme in the hall at 6pm
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday May 21st
No Mass
Wednesday May 22nd (Feast of St Rita of Cascia)
Mass at 7pm
Thursday May 23rd
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Confirmation programme in the hall at 6pm
Friday May 24th
Mass at 9.30am
Saturday May 25th
Mass for Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday May 26th
Mass for Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Tuesday May 28th
Funeral Mass for Janet Eyre, 1pm, English Martyrs Church, Hillmorton
Wednesday May 29th
Open Door in the hall at 1.45pm, tea and chat.
Sunday June 2nd
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Parish diary this week

St. Matthias by Robert van den Hoecke, (1622-68) Musee Municipal, Bergues (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday May 13th
See parish noticeboard
Tuesday May 14th
See parish noticeboard (Feast of St Matthias)
Wednesday May 15th
See parish noticeboard
Thursday May 16th
See parish noticeboard
Friday May 17th
See parish noticeboard
Saturday May 18th
Mass for Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday May 19th
Mass for Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Sunday June 2nd
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Parish diary this week

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Saint Paul Writing His Epistles probably by Valentin de Boulogne, c1618 (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday May 6th
No Mass
Tuesday May 7th
No Mass
Mass at Hospital of St Cross chapel, 1.30pm
Wednesday May 8th
Confirmation programme, 6pm in the hall
Mass at 7pm
Funeral of Mary Carter, 10am at St Marie’s Church, Rugby
Thursday May 9th
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Healing Mass, St Marie’s Church, Rugby at 11am
Friday May 10th
No Mass
Saturday May 11th
Mass for Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday May 12th
Mass for Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Sunday June 2nd
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Parish diary this week

The Easter Vigil at Sacred Heart Church, Rugby last weekend.

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday April 29th
Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Catherine of Siena)
Exposition until 8pm.
Tuesday April 30th
No Mass
Wednesday May 1st
Mass at 7pm
Thursday May 2nd
Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Athanasius)
Confirmation programme, 6pm in the hall.
Friday May 3rd
Mass at 9.30am (Feast of Sts Philip and James, Apostles)
Saturday May 4th
Mass for Third Sunday of Easter, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday May 5th
Mass for Third Sunday of Easter, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Sunday June 2nd
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Parish diary this week

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The Resurrection of Christ and the Harrowing of Hell, c1500s, unknown Russian artist. (Public domain).

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday April 22nd
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm.
Tuesday April 23rd
No Mass
Wednesday April 24th
Tea and a chat from 1.45pm, parish hall. Sue Melia from Bwengu Projects will show slides on the latest developments in Malawi during the afternoon.
Mass at 7pm
Thursday April 25th
Liturgy of the Word at 9.30am.
Friday April 26th
Mass at 9.30am.
Saturday April 27th
Mass for Second Sunday of Easter, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday April 28th
Mass for Second Sunday of Easter, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Sunday June 2nd
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Parish diary this week

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Christ crucified, painted by Giotto, circa 1310

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday April 15th
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm.
Tuesday April 16th
No Mass
Wednesday April 17th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday April 18th
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm.
Friday April 19th
Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion at 7pm.
Saturday April 20th
Easter Vigil at 8.30pm.
Sunday April 21st
Easter Day Mass at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Wednesday April 24th
Everyone welcome to join fellow parishioners and members of the local community for Tea and a chat from 1.45pm. Sue Melia from Bwengu Projects will show slides on the latest developments in Malawi during the afternoon.
Sunday June 2nd
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Easter Services
Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Sacred Heart 7.30pm, English Martyrs 6pm
Good Friday – Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion
Sacred Heart 7pm, English Martyrs 3pm
Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil
Sacred Heart 8.30pm, English Martyrs: 6.30pm
Easter Sunday
Sacred Heart 9.30am, English Martyrs: 11am

Join us for the Easter services

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Crucifixion by Peter Gertner (German, active early 16th century). Public domain.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Easter services at Sacred Heart Church. These are the times of the services:

Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm.

Good Friday – Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion at 7pm.

Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil at 8.30pm.

Easter Sunday – Mass at 9.30am.

Parish diary this week

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Assisi frescoes. Entry into Jerusalem by Pietro Lorenzetti. Assisi, Lower Basilica, San Francesco, southern transept. (Public Domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday April 8th
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm.
Tuesday April 9th
No Mass
Wednesday April 10th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday April 11th
Mass at 9.30am
Confirmation Group, 6pm to 7.30pm, hall.
Penitential Service, St Marie’s Church, Rugby, 7pm.
Friday April 12th
Mass at 9.30am
Stations of the Cross, 7pm
Passover meal, 7pm in the hall.
Saturday April 13th
Mass of Palm Sunday at 5pm.
Sunday April 14th
Mass of Palm Sunday at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Wednesday April 24th
Everyone welcome to join fellow parishioners and members of the local community for Tea and a chat from 1.45pm. Sue Melia from Bwengu Projects will show slides on the latest developments in Malawi during the afternoon.
Sunday June 2nd
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Easter Services
Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Sacred Heart: 7.30pm English Martyrs 6pm
Good Friday – Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion
Sacred Heart: 7pm English Martyrs: 3pm
Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil
Sacred Heart 8.30pm English Martyrs: 6.30pm
Easter Sunday
Sacred Heart 9.30am English Martyrs: 11am

Live Simply – Spring Newsletter 2019

Living Simply

Many parishioners will have clever ways of avoiding using damaging (and expensive) detergents and limiting use of throw-away plastics when gearing up for a bit of household cleaning. Here’s one thought: oven cleaning – make a paste of baking soda and water and then smear this over the surfaces of your oven; leave overnight. Next day wipe clean with warm water and, for a little extra oomph for stubborn stains, use white vinegar. Should work a treat! Feel free to post your tips on the Live Simply board by the church entrance.

Live Sustainably

The purgeplastic momentum is gathering pace, especially bids to ban single-use plastic. Tesco is the latest major supermarket chain to say that it will trial not wrapping fruit and vegetables in plastic. What about your favoured supermarket? What is Sainsbury’s policy (campaigners say Sainsbury’s is lagging behind); and then there’s Lidl and Aldi. The Co-op and Iceland’s credentials seem not too bad. If you spot unnecessary plastic packaging, think about asking Customer Services in that store why it is being used. The more of us who speak up, the quicker changes will be made.

Live In Solidarity

CAFOD is “reimagining” its “Our Common Home” campaign aimed at addressing the issue of Climate Change. With our help, CAFOD wants to divert UK politicians’ attention away from Brexit for long enough to secure a firm pledge to commit the UK to net zero emissions by 2045. CAFOD says that a clear response is needed to keep global temperatures to 1.5oc. 

Three of the climate warriors stood at the top of the CAFOD building.
Joseph, Brianna and Sione, young climate activists.

CAFOD is highlighting the experience of Joseph, Brianna and Sione, young climate activists known as Pacific Climate Warriors. Drawn from across the Pacific region, they represent grassroots, frontline and indigenous communities. With support from around the world they are enabling young people in their communities to get involved in environmental justice issues.

In Pacific cultures the image of the warrior is that of a protector. The Pacific Climate Warriors work to revive our common home in the face of climate change. They are calling on world leaders to build a better world for us, and for generations to come.

Check out their story – and go online to make YOUR voice heard by signing CAFOD’s petition.

https://cafod.org.uk/News/UK-news/Reimagine-Our-Common-Home

https://e-activist.com/page/36329/petition/1

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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Spring 2019