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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A picture from the Easter ceremonies at Sacred Heart Church.

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday November 12th
Monday Club in the hall, 2pm
Mass at 7pm Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday November 13th
No Mass
Wednesday November 14th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday November 15th
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday November 16th
Mass at 7pm
Saturday November 17th 
Mass for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm.
Sunday November 18th 
Mass for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Thursday November 22nd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall to discuss Bishop’s Visitation in March.
Sunday June 2nd 2019
Confirmation
Sunday June 16th 2019
First Communion

Join us for Sunday worship

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An early mosaic of Jesus. (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday November 18th at 9.30am. 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, holy and strong!
Penitential Rite: 516 Taize
Gloria: 525 Ward
Psalm:
 Preserve me, God, I take refuge in you (Ps15, p155)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 600 All that I am
Holy Holy: 570 Gathering
Mem Acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Lamb of God: 595 Foster
Communion: 1000 Jesus Christ, yesterday, today and forever
Going forth: 910 Christ be beside me
For the next few weeks, we will be using a mixed Mass setting leading up to Advent.

Parish diary this week

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All Saints Day 2010 at Skogskyrkogården in Stockholm. (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week: Monday November 5th Mass at 7pm Exposition until 8pm Tuesday November 6th No Mass Mass at Hospital of St Cross Chapel, 1.30pm for friends or relatives who have died this week. Wednesday November 7th Mass at 7pm Save the Children Coffee Day, Sacred Heart Hall from 10am to 3pm. Thursday November 8th Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am Friday November 9th Mass at 9.30am (Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica) Saturday November 10th Mass for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm. Sunday November 11th Mass for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am

Forthcoming events Thursday November 22nd Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall to discuss Bishop’s Visitation in March. Sunday June 2nd 2019 Confirmation Sunday June 16th 2019 First Communion

Join us for Sunday worship

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November 11th is Remembrance Sunday.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. This is Remembrance Sunday. Mass will be on Sunday November 11th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 934 Dear Lord and Father of mankind
Penitential Rite: 516 Taize
Gloria: 525 Ward
Psalm:
 My soul, give praise to the Lord; my soul give praise to the Lord  (Ps145, p154)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 603 Blest are you Lord, God of all creation
Holy Holy: 570 Gathering
Mem Acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Lamb of God: 595 Foster
Communion: 813 Bless the Lord my soul
Going forth: 907 Abide with me
For the next few weeks, we will be using a mixed Mass setting leading up to Advent.

Parish diary this week

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The Synaxis of All Saints, anonymous Russian painter, Vatican Museum (Public domain).

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday October 29th
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday October 30th
No Mass
Wednesday October 31st
Mass at 7pm (Vigil Mass of All Saints)
UCM meeting in church hall, 7.45pm
Thursday November 1st
Mass at 7pm (Feast of All Saints)
Friday November 2nd
Mass at 9.30am (Feast of All Souls)
Saturday November 3rd
Mass for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm.
Sunday November 4th
Mass for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am
Forthcoming events
Wednesday November 7th
Save the Children Coffee Day, Sacred Heart Hall from 10am to 3pm.
Thursday November 22nd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall to discuss Bishop’s Visitation in March.
Sunday June 2nd 2019
Confirmation
Sunday June 16th 2019
First Communion

Join us for Sunday worship

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A Coptic icon of St Mark.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday November 4th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 877 Will you come and follow me?
Penitential Rite: 516 Taize
Gloria: 525 Ward
Psalm:
 I love you Lord, my strength (Ps17, p153)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 609 In bread we bring you Lord
Holy Holy: 570 Gathering
Mem Acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Lamb of God: 595 Foster
Communion: 667 Adoramus te Domine
Going forth: 762 At the name of Jesus (verses 1-5)
For the next few weeks, we will be using a mixed Mass setting leading up to Advent.

Parish diary this week

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A view from the lectern at Sacred Heart Church.

This is the parish diary this week: (daily Mass times to be confirmed)
Monday October 22nd
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday October 23rd
No Mass
Wednesday October 24th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday October 25th
Mass at 9.30am
Friday October 26th
Mass at 9.30am
Saturday October 27th
Mass for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm.
Sunday October 28th
Mass for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am
Forthcoming events
Wednesday November 7th
Save the Children Coffee Day, Sacred Heart Hall from 10am to 3pm.
Thursday November 22nd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall to discuss Bishop’s Visitation in March.
Sunday June 2nd 2019
Confirmation
Sunday June 16th 2019
First Communion

Join us for Sunday worship

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Faithful reproduction of the painting “Healing of the Blind Man” (1871); Carl Bloch. Bible references: Mark 10:46-52, Luke 18:35-42. (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday October 28th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: I saw the grass, I saw the trees
Penitential Rite: 516 Taize
Gloria: 525 Ward
Psalm:
 What marvels the Lord worked for us! Indeed we were glad (Ps125, p152)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 317 Father in my life I see
Holy Holy: 570 Gathering
Mem Acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Lamb of God: 595 Foster
Communion: Open our eyes to see, open our eyes to hear, open our life to live your calling, open us Lord to love. (CJM)
Going forth: 964 You shall cross the barren desert
For the next few weeks, we will be using a mixed Mass setting leading up to Advent.

Words of opening hymn:

I saw the grass, I saw the trees,
And the boats along the shore.
I saw the shapes of many things
I had only guessed before.
And I saw the faces of men more clearly
Than if I had never been blind:
The lines of envy around their lips
And the greed and the hate in their eyes:

Chorus
And I turned away,
Yes, I turned away,
For I had seen the perfect face
Of a real and proper man:
The man who brought me from the dark
Into light-where life began.

2.
I made my way into the town,
To the busy crowded streets:
The shops and stores and alleyways,
Through the squalor and the heat.
And I saw the faces of men more clearly
Than if I had never been blind:
The lines of envy around their lips
And the greed and the hate in their eyes:

3.
I made my way into the hills,
To a quiet and lonely place.
I found a clear unruffled pool
And I gazed upon my face.
And I saw this face of mine more clearly
Than if I had never been blind:
The lines of envy around my lips
And the greed and the hate in my eyes:

4.
I saw the grass, I saw the trees,
And the boats along the shore.
I saw the shapes of many things
I had only guessed before.
And I saw the faces of men more clearly
Than if I had never been blind:
The lines of sorrow around their lips
And the child looking out from their eyes:

Parish diary this week

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St Teresa of Avila by Peter Paul Rubens (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday October 15th
Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Teresa of Avila)
Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday October 16th
No Mass
Wednesday October 17th
Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Ignatius of Antioch)
Thursday October 18th
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of St Luke)
Friday October 19th
Mass at 9.30am
Saturday October 20th
Mass for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm.
Sunday October 21st
Mass for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am
Forthcoming events
Wednesday November 7th
Save the Children Coffee Day, Sacred Heart Hall from 10am to 3pm.
Thursday November 22nd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall to discuss Bishop’s Visitation in March.
Sunday June 2nd 2019
Confirmation
Sunday June 16th 2019
First Communion

Join us for Sunday worship

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Jesus washing Peter’s feet by Ford Madox Brown (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday October 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: 475 Here in this place
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm:
 May your love be upon us O Lord, as we place all our hope in you (Ps32, p151)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: 643 Gifts of bread and wine
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation: 483-5 Parish Mass
Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: 633 Eat this bread
Going forth: 946 Thanks be to God
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Parish Mass.