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

“The Venerable Bede Translates John” by James Doyle Penrose (1862-1932). (Public domain)

These are the services this week:
Monday May 21st – Mass at 7pm (Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God)
Tuesday May 22nd – No Mass
Wednesday May 23rd – Mass at 7pm
Thursday May 24th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday May 25th – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Bede)
Saturday May 26th – Mass for Feast of Holy Trinity, Year B at 5pm
Sunday May 27th – Mass for Feast of Holy Trinity Year B at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Monday May 21st – Monday Club meets in hall, 2pm.
Forthcoming events
Wednesday May 30th – UCM meeting in hall, time to be announced.
Friday June 8th, Quiz night at Sacred Heart in aid of Malawi Project. Enter a team by clicking on the link.
Sunday June 10th – Annual Novena and Pilgrimage to Maryvale, 3pm.
Sunday June 17th – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Saturday June 30th/ Sunday July 1st – Celebrate, Catholic Charismatic Conference, Oscott COllege, Birmingham.
Sunday July 1st – Parish walk around Draycote Water, called “Share the Journey”.

Join us for Sunday worship

The Holy Trinity by Luca Rossetti da Orta, 1738-9, St. Gaudenzio Church at Ivrea (Torino). (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Trinity, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday May 27th at 9.30am including 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: 314 Father, Lord of earth and heaven (Tune: Stuttgart)
Penitential Rite: 516 Taize
Gloria: 525 Ward
Psalm: Happy the people the Lord has chosen as his own (Ps32 or p119)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 317 Father, in my life I see
Holy Holy: 559 Mass of Hope
Mem Acclamation:
 560-1 Mass of Hope  

Lamb of God: 595 Foster
Communion: Song to the Trinity (CJM)
Going forth: 315 Lead us heavenly Father, lead us

For the next few weeks, we will be using a mixed Mass setting including elements from the Mass of Hope by Bernadette Farrell.

Parish diary this week

Pentecost by Bohemian Master (1400 – 1425). Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. (Public domain).

These are the services this week:
Monday May 14th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday May 15th – No Mass
Wednesday May 16th – Funeral Mass for Frank Ollerenshaw at 1.45pm
Thursday May 17th – Please see church noticeboard
Friday May 18th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday May 19th – Mass for Pentecost, Year B at 5pm
Sunday May 20th – Mass for Pentecost Year B at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Monday May 14th – First Communion meeting for children and parents, hall, 6pm.
Wednesday May 16th – Funeral for Frank Ollerenshaw, 1.45pm at Sacred Heart Church.
Forthcoming events
Friday June 8th, Quiz night at Sacred Heart in aid of Malawi Project. More details soon on how to enter a team.
Sunday June 10th – Annual Novena and Pilgrimage to Maryvale, 3pm.
Sunday June 17th – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Sunday July 1st – Parish walk around Draycote Water, called “Share the Journey”. More details soon.

Join us for Sunday worship

Pentecost by Lazzaro Bastiani, between 1484 and 1490. Tapestry in wool, silk and silver thread. (Public domain).

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday May 20th at 9.30am including 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: 302 Breathe on me, Breath of God
Penitential Rite: 516 Taize
Gloria: 525 Ward
Psalm: Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth (Ps103, p50 or p118)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 304 Come, Holy Spirit
Holy Holy: 559 Mass of Hope
Mem Acclamation:
 560-1 Mass of Hope  

Lamb of God: 595 Foster
Communion: 306 Spirit of the Living God
Going forth: 854 Bring forth the kingdom

For the next few weeks, we will be using a mixed Mass setting including elements from the Mass of Hope by Bernadette Farrell.

Live Simply – May 2018 Newsletter

Living Simply

Water is good for you. We should all ensure we keep ourselves topped up, especially if (when) the warm weather of the Spring Bank Holiday returns. To get into a good habit, always carry a bottle of water with you BUT make sure it’s a re-usable water bottle.

Live sustainably

Image result for global citizenEvery Google Search contributes to Climate Change asserts Global Citizen, which campaigns on the United Nations’ Global Goals, calling on countries to invest in renewable energy. Google relies on a vast physical infrastructure of servers, routers, and cables which all depend on electricity to operate, according to Quartz*.

Much of this energy is provided by fossil fuels, Quartz reports. Google admits that providing a user with a month’s worth of its services is like driving a car for one mile, or around 360.7 grams of CO2, Quartz notes. Other companies like Facebook and Apple have significant ecological footprints too. To its credit, Google has been investing heavily into renewable energy. The company now supplies all of its corporate electricity with wind and solar power.

Apple has also taken steps to become carbon neutral by investing in efforts that compensate for its carbon emissions, like reforestation, according to Quartz. We cannot turn the clock back and stop using the Internet but we can encourage all countries, the UK included, to invest more in renewable energy so that each online search is powered by wind and solar, rather than coal or natural gas. https://glblctzn.me/2KTuYXb

In Solidarity

It was World Fair Trade Day on May 12. The Fairtrade Foundation (www.fairtrade.org.uk) celebrated by highlighting some of the Fairtrade pioneers that have created their entire businesses with farmers at the heart of everything they do. Zaytoun is one of these organisations. It supports Palestinian farmers like Bassema Barahmeh through their unique challenge

s, such as highly restricted access to land and water, with dignity. 

‘My life has been transformed by Fairtrade. I have a say in my household and in my community. It has given me independence.’ says Bassema, Board Member of the Palestine Fair Trade Association, olive farmer and mother of four. Here is a blog link for more information. https://bit.ly/2rHfexY

Always look out for the Fairtrade brand – join the fight to resist supermarket chains such as Sainsbury’s in their attempt to undermine this global initiative by switching to untested alternative schemes.

 May 2018

*Quartz is a digital news outlet for business people in the global economy. www.qz.com

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.

Return to Live Simply homepage.

Parish diary this week

The Ascenson of Christ by Giacomo Cavedone (Italy, Bologna, 1577-1660). Public domain.

These are the services this week:
Monday May 7th – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel until 8pm (Feast of St George)
Tuesday May 8th – No Mass
Wednesday May 9th – Mass at 7pm (Vigil Mass of the Ascension)
Thursday May 10th – Mass at 7pm (Solemnity of the Ascension)
Friday May 11th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday May 12th – Mass for 7th Sunday of Easter at 5pm
Sunday May 13th – Mass for 7th Sunday of Easter at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
No events this week
Forthcoming events
Monday May 14th – First Communion meeting for children and parents, hall, 6pm.
Friday June 8th, Quiz night at Sacred Heart in aid of Malawi Project. More details soon on how to enter a team.
Sunday June 10th – Annual Novena and Pilgrimage to Maryvale, 3pm.
Sunday June 17th – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Sunday July 1st – Parish walk around Draycote Water, called “Share the Journey”. More details soon.
News
Please pray for long-standing parishioner Frank Ollerenshaw who has died. His funeral will be on Wednesday May 16th at 1.45pm at Sacred Heart Church.

Join us for Sunday worship

St Peter preaching, as described in the Acts of the Apostles. By Fra Angelico, 1395-1455. (Public domain).

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday May 13th at 9.30am including 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: 292 New praises be given to Christ newly crowned (Tune: St Denio)
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm: The Lord has set his throne in heaven (Ps102, p117)
Acclamation: 261 Gospel Acclamation for Easter
Gifts: 625 Bread for the world
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation:
 483-485 Parish Mass  

Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: 637 Seed scattered and sown
Going forth: 286 This joyful Eastertide

During the season of Easter, we will be using the Parish Mass written by the late Peter Jones.

Charity Quiz Night

All parishioners at English Martyrs, Sacred Heart, Monks Kirby and friends are invited to a fun charity quiz evening at Sacred Heart Church Hall, Bilton, on Friday June 8th at 7.30pm.

Teams can be up to six players. The entry cost is just £3 per person or £10 for a family of four. Soft drinks and nibbles will be available. If you desire a tipple of something stronger, you are welcome to bring your own drink.

As well as the quiz, there will be a raffle. All money raised will go to Bwengu Projects in north Malawi – an NGO set up and run by Sacred Heart parishioner Sue Melia and her husband Tony.

If you want to join in but can’t raise a full team, do come along – we’ll find you a team on the night. Tune up those little grey cells, have fun and help a great cause.

Please arrive early as we plan to ask the first question at 7.30pm sharp as long as everyone is settled.

To enter, either sign the sheet on the noticeboard at Sacred Heart Church, Bilton or fill in the form below.

About Bwengu Projects

Bwengu Projects is a small NGO run by Sue and Tony Melia. Each year they work in north Malawi, completing various building projects at local village schools, churches and medical centres and generally supporting the community. Part of their work is in the provision of food at orphan care feeding stations, providing bursary fees for some 300 orphaned or needy secondary school children. They also provide adult education evening classes.

In 2017 they introduced a “whole class teaching project” which brought 21st century teaching aids to eight Malawi Junior Schools in and around the Rhumpi mountains in north Malawi. Some 7,400 children are on the roll at these eight schools.

The concept is to download the complete Malawi national curriculum for junior schools into a tablet memory which can then be played onto a renovated IT classroom wall in these schools via a mini projector, run from car batteries charged by solar panels.

Each school also seeks out all within their villages that cannot read, write or count, setting up free adult literacy evening classes for these people to attend using the same machines.  Also contained in the tablet memory are some 175 teaching videos on various medical topics such as HIV Aids and all other major diseases affecting Malawi people. Among other topics covered by these videos are Pregnancy, Contraception and Sexually-transmitted diseases. Lessons are run in conjunction with the adult education courses planned for each community, again using these same machines – thus becoming a “whole community teaching project.”

In 2018, the 14th year of Bwengu Projects, more project workers will travel out in July/August to introduce and train up the staff in five secondary schools in the use of the new educational facilities. By the end of March 2018, the complete secondary school national curriculum in all 11 subjects had been downloaded onto a memory chip.  By the end of this year some 9,800 children in all 13 schools will have access to this project. For more information, go to: http://www.bwenguprojects.co.uk/

Read an article about Sue and Tony Melia here.

 

Parish diary this week

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Icon of St Athansius (Public domain)

These are the services this week:
Monday April 30th – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel until 8pm (Feast of St George)
Tuesday May 1st – No Mass
Wednesday May 2nd – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Athanasius)
Thursday May 3rd – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of Saints Philip and James)
Friday May 4th – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of the English Martyrs)
Saturday May 5th – Mass for 6th Sunday of Easter at 5pm
Sunday May 6th – Mass for 6th Sunday of Easter at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Monday April 30th – First Communion meeting for children and parents, hall, 6pm.
Saturday May 5th – Retreat Day on Mary, Bedworth.
Forthcoming events
Friday June 8th, Quiz night at Sacred Heart in aid of Malawi Project.
Sunday June 17th – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Sunday July 1st – Parish walk around Draycote Water, called “Share the Journey”.
News
Please pray for long-standing parishioner Frank Ollerenshaw who has died. His funeral will be on Wednesday May 16th at 1.45pm at Sacred Heart Church.

Join us for Sunday worship

Depictions of the Crucifixion, the Resurrection and the Descent into Hell are combined in the initials of the abbreviated Latin inscription I(esus) H(ominum) S(alvator) (Jesus Saviour of Mankind), the emblem of the Franciscans. 15th Century. (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday May 6th at 9.30am including 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: 272 Christ is alive! Let Christians sing
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm: The Lord has shown his salvation to the nations (Ps97, p115)
Acclamation: 261 Gospel Acclamation for Easter
Gifts: 262 Eastertide Song (Verses by Cantor)
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation:
 483-485 Parish Mass  

Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: 667 Adoramus te Domine
Going forth: 274 Darkness is gone

During the season of Easter, we will be using the Parish Mass written by the late Peter Jones.