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

Inside Sacred Heart Church, Bilton, Rugby.

These are the services this week:
Monday January 15th – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel until 8pm
Tuesday January 16th – No Mass
Wednesday January 17th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday January 18th – Mass at 9.30am
Friday January 19th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday January 20th – Mass for the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm
Sunday January 21st – Mass for the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Monday January 15th – First Communion programme meeting, 6pm in the hall.
Forthcoming events
Sunday January 21st – Christian Unity Service with Taize music, St Andrew’s Church, Rugby at 6.30pm.
Wednesday January 31st – Union of Catholic Mothers annual meeting, 7.45pm, Sacred Heart Church Hall.
Sunday April 22nd 2018 – Confirmation celebrated by Bishop William Kenny, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Sunday June 17th 2018 – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.

Join us for Sunday worship

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As he passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea; they were fishermen.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday January 21st at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 895 Community of Christ
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: Lord, make me know your ways (Ps24, p122)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: Everyday God…O Jesus…O Spirit…Come be with us (verses sung by cantor)
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: 944 In the Lord, I’ll be ever thankful
Going forth: 889 Jesus Christ is waiting

Parish diary this week

Inside Sacred Heart Church, Bilton, Rugby.

These are the services this week:
Monday January 8th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of the Baptism of the Lord) followed by Exposition in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel until 8pm
Tuesday January 9th – No Mass
Wednesday January 10th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday January 11th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday January 12th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday January 13th – Mass for the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm
Sunday January 14th – Mass for the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Thursday January 11th – Confirmation programme meeting, 6pm in the hall.
Forthcoming events
Monday January 15th – First Communion programme meeting, 6pm in the hall.
Sunday April 22nd 2018 – Confirmation celebrated by Bishop William Kenny, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Sunday June 17th 2018 – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.

Join us for Sunday worship

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John was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.”

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday January 14th 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: Here I am Lord, I come to do your will (Ps39, p121)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 779 O God you search me and you know me
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: 882 A touching place
Going forth: 875 O Jesus I have promised

Parish diary this week

The crib at Sacred Heart Church, Rugby.

These are the services this week:
Monday January 1st – Mass at 7pm (Feast of Mary, Mother of God) followed by Exposition in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel until 8pm
Tuesday January 2nd – No Mass (Feast of St Basil and St Gregory)
Wednesday January 3rd – No Mass at 7pm
Thursday January 4th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday January 5th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday January 6th – Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany at 5pm
Sunday January 7th – Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
No events this week
Forthcoming events
Sunday April 22nd 2018 – Confirmation celebrated by Bishop William Kenny, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Sunday June 17th 2018 – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.

Join us for Sunday worship

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When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage.” Image from fresco in Cappadocia.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday January 7th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 150 The First Nowell
Penitential Rite: 522 Storrington
Gloria: 532 Storrington
Psalm: All nations shall fall prostrate before you O Lord (Ps71, p19)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: Good King Wenceslas

  1. Good King Wenceslas looked out on the Feast of Stephen,
    When the snow lay round about, deep and crisp and even.
    Brightly shone the moon that night, though the frost was cruel,
    When a poor man came in sight, gath’ring winter fuel.
  2. “Hither, page, and stand by me, if you know it, telling,
    Yonder peasant, who is he? Where and what his dwelling?”
    “Sire, he lives a good league hence, underneath the mountain,
    Right against the forest fence, by Saint Agnes’ fountain.”
  3. “Bring me food and bring me wine, bring me pine logs hither,
    You and I will see him dine, when we bear them thither.”
    Page and monarch, forth they went, forth they went together,
    Through the cold wind’s wild lament and the bitter weather.
  4. “Sire, the night is darker now, and the wind blows stronger,
    Fails my heart, I know not how; I can go no longer.”
    “Mark my footsteps, my good page, tread now in them boldly,
    You shall find the winter’s rage freeze your blood less coldly.”
  5. In his master’s steps he trod, where the snow lay dinted;
    Heat was in the very sod which the saint had printed.
    Therefore, Christian men, be sure, while God’s gifts possessing,
    You who now will bless the poor shall yourselves find blessing.

Holy Holy: 584 Storrington
Mem Acclamation:
 585 Storrington

Lamb of God: 590 Storrington
Communion: 166 As with gladness, men of old/ 151 See amid the winter’s snow
Going forth: 170 We three kings

Parish diary this week

524px-Jesus-Christ-from-Hagia-Sophia.jpg (524×600)These are the services this week:
Monday December 25th – Christmas Day Mass at 9.30am with Children’s Liturgy (Feast of the Nativity of the Lord)
Tuesday December 26th – No Mass (Feast of St Stephen)
Wednesday December 27th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St John, Apostle)
Thursday December 28th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of the Holy Innocent)
Friday December 29th – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Thomas Becket)
Saturday December 30th – Mass for the Feast of the Holy Family at 5pm
Sunday December 31st – Mass for the Feast of the Holy Family at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Forthcoming events
Sunday April 22nd 2018 – Confirmation celebrated by Bishop William Kenny, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Sunday June 17th 2018 – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.

Join us for Sunday worship

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Join us for the Feast of the Holy Family.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family, Year B, at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday December 31st at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 114 When the angel came to Mary
Penitential Rite: 522 Storrington
Gloria: 532 Storrington
Psalm: He, the Lord, is our God; he remembers his covenant for ever (Ps104, p101)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: The Coventry Carol (singing group)
Holy Holy: 584 Storrington
Mem Acclamation: 585 Storrington
Lamb of God: 590 Storrington
Communion: 133 While shepherds watched/ 130 Angels we have heard
Going forth: In Dulci Jubilo
1. In dulci jubilo
Now sing with hearts aglow
Our delight and pleasure
lies in praesepio
like sunshine is our treasure
Matris in gremio
Alpha es et O
Alpha es et O

2. O Jesu parvule
For thee I long alway
Comfort my heart’s blindness
O puer optime
With all thy loving kindness
O princpes gloriae
Trahe me post te
Trahe me post te

3. O patris caritas
O nati lenitas
Deeply were we stained
per nostra crimina
But thou for us hast gained
coelorum gaudia
O that we were there
O that we were there

4. Ubi sunt gaudia
in any place but there
There are angels singing
in nova cantica
and there the bells are ringing
in Regis curia
O that we were there
O that we were there

For the Christmas season, we will be singing the Storrington setting of the Mass by Marty Haugen.

Parish diary this week

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And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

These are the services this week:
Monday December 18th – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday December 19th – No Mass
Wednesday December 20th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday December 21st – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday December 22nd – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday December 23rd – Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B at 5pm
Sunday December 24th – Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B at 9.30am
First Mass of Christmas at 9pm (with carol singing from 8.45pm)
Monday December 25th – Christmas Day Mass at 9.30am with Children’s Liturgy
Parish diary for this week
Wednesday December 20th – Advent Penitential Service, St Marie’s Church, Rugby, 7pm.
Saturday December 23rd – Christmas Music Practice, Sacred Heart Church, 9.30am.
Forthcoming events

Sunday April 22nd 2018 – Confirmation celebrated by Bishop William Kenny, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Sunday June 17th 2018 – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.

Join us for Sunday worship

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The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B, at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday December 24th at 9.30am. This 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: 113 The Angel Gabriel
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore Repeat after cantor
Gloria: Not in Advent
Psalm: I will sing forever of your love, O Lord (Ps88, p99)
Acclamation: Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near. Alleluia! Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near.
Gifts: 338 My soul proclaims the glory of the Lord
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore Repeat after cantor
Communion: 366 Holy Virgin, by God’s decree
Going forth: 112 O Come, O Come Emmanuel
For the season of Advent, we will be using the Pershore setting of the Mass.