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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Join us for Sunday worship

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“You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 30th Sunday in Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday October 29th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 474 Let us go to the altar of God
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm: I love you Lord my strength (Ps17, p89)
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: 928 Lord, to whom shall we go?
Going forth: 108 The voice of God
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Parish Mass written by Father Peter Jones, RIP.

Parish diary this week

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Celebrate the Feast of St Luke on Wednesday.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday October 16th – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday October 17th – No Mass (Feast of St Ignatius of Antioch)
Wednesday October 18th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Luke)
Thursday October 19th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday October 20th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday October 21st – Mass for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time of Year A at 5pm
Sunday October 22nd – Mass for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time of Year A at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Monday October 16th – Monday Club meets in the hall at 2pm. All welcome.
Forthcoming events
Wednesday October 25th – UCM meeting, 7.45pm, Sacred Heart Church Hall.
Saturday October 28th – Coffee morning and book sale, Bilton Methodist Church, 10am.

Join us for Sunday worship

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At that he said to them, “Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.”

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 29th Sunday in Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday October 22nd at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 883 Christ be our light
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm: Give the Lord glory and power (Ps95, p87)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: 317 Father in my life I see
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation: 483-5 Parish Mass
Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: Open our eyes to see, open our ears to hear, open our life to live your calling, open us Lord, to love (CJM)
Going forth: 882 Alleluia! Raise the Gospel
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Parish Mass written by Father Peter Jones, RIP.

Live Simply newsletter – October 2017

RESPONDING TO POPE FRANCIS’ CHALLENGE

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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.

Live Simply

‘Tis the season for the wardrobe changeover from summer to autumn/winter wear and a time when some might consider a little wardrobe declutter. Charities can re-use or recycle almost any textile and we’re getting better as a nation about recycling clothing. Nevertheless 300,000 tonnes of clothing ends up in household rubbish annually. 

B26437AE7BCEA33799D7EC317C849135.jpg (350×155)According to the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) over half of the clothing donated to charity is exported for reuse in other countries, with the UK being the third biggest exporter of used textiles after Germany and the USA. Of the rest, 35% is reused in the UK via charity shops and 9% goes for recycling. So, don’t bin unwanted clothes, recycle them via charity shops, dedicated containers at tips or supermarkets or in one of those charity collection bags that pops through your letterbox from time to time.

Live sustainably

Plastic bottles continue to make the news. Public campaigns, either directly targeted at Coca Cola, one of the biggest users of plastic bottles, or more generally at governments, to acknowledge the damage done by discarded plastic are gaining traction. The Scottish Government has now committed to a plastic bottle deposit scheme to encourage consumers to return bottles to retailers so that they can be recycled.

logo.jpg (600×600)In September, Surfers Against Sewage announced that they had secured 270,000 signatures for their petition urging the UK Government to follow the Scottish lead. As a parish we’re pretty good about recycling plastic but the amount of discarded plastic littering our streets suggests others aren’t, so spread the word and encourage others to follow your lead.

In Solidarity

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) supported by War on Want, Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) and Quakers, have been successful in challenging a new regulation blocking local councils from applying ethical boycotts to their investment decisions. The Government introduced a regulation in November 2016 restricting such boycotts. Now, following a Judicial Review pursued by the PSC, the High Court has ruled that the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government acted unlawfully in issuing guidance to restrict local councils from pursuing boycotts, divestments and sanctions (BDS) against Israel through their pension schemes.

Return to Sacred Heart Live Simply homepage.

October 2017

Join us for Sunday worship

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Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and elders of the people in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son.”

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 28th Sunday in Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday October 15th 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: 992 I rejoiced when I heard them say
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm: In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell forever and ever (Ps22, p86)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: 632 Come to the feast
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation: 483-5 Parish Mass
Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: 634 Christ our peace
Going forth: 994 May you walk with Christ beside you
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Parish Mass written by Peter Jones.

Parish diary this week

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It is Family Fast Day this Friday.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday October 2nd – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition until 8.30pm
Tuesday October 3rd – No Mass
Wednesday October 4th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Francis of Assissi)
Thursday October 5th – Mass at 9.30am
Friday October 6th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday October 7th – Mass for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time of Year A at 5pm
Sunday October 8th – Mass for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time of Year A at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Monday October 2nd – Monday Club meets in the hall at 2pm. All welcome.
Tuesday October 3rd – Come Dine with the Catenians, 7.15pm, Draycote Manor Hotel. Contact Michael McNulty for information.
Friday October 6th – Family Fast Day
Saturday October 7th – Praying with icons, Mater Ecclesiae Convent, 10am to 4pm.
Forthcoming events
None

Join us for Sunday worship

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“Therefore, I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit.”

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 27th Sunday in Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday October 8th 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: 887 God whose almighty word
Penitential Rite: 516 Taize
Gloria: 525 Ward
Psalm: The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel (Ps79, p84)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 608 Take my hands and make them as your own
Holy Holy: 559 Mass of Hope
Mem Acclamation: 560/561 Mass of Hope
Lamb of God: 595 Foster
Communion: 988 Sharers in the promise
Going forth: 360 As I kneel before you
For the next few weeks, we will be using a mixed Mass setting including the Mass of Hope composed by Bernadette Farrell.

Parish diary this week

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Archangels Michael and Gabriel.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday September 25th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday September 26th – No Mass (Feast of Saints Cosmos and Damian)
Wednesday September 27th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Vincent de Paul)
Thursday September 28th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday September 29th – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael)
Saturday September 30th – Mass for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time of Year A at 5pm
Sunday October 1st – Mass for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time of Year A at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Monday September 25th – Monday Club meets in the hall at 2pm. All welcome.
Wednesday September 27th – UCM meets, 7.45pm, church hall. Guest speaker Olivia Bowskill from Myton Hospice. All welcome.
Thursday September 28th – Talk by Bishop Kenney about Cafod work in Sudan and South Sudan. 7.30pm, Sacred Heart Church Hall, Rugby.
Forthcoming events
Tuesday October 3rd – Come Dine with the Catenians, 7.15pm, Draycote Manor Hotel. Contact Michael McNulty for information.
Saturday October 7th – Praying with icons, Mater Ecclesiae Convent, 10am to 4pm.

Join us for Sunday worship

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St Francis of Assisi.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 26th Sunday in Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday October 1st at 9.30am and will include a special liturgy for children. This Mass will be a special celebration of Creation. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 694 All creatures of our God and King
Penitential Rite: 516 Taize
Gloria: 525 Ward
Psalm: Remember your mercy, Lord (Ps24, p82)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 713 Sing of the Lord’s goodness
Holy Holy: 559 Mass of Hope
Mem Acclamation: 560/561 Mass of Hope
Lamb of God: 595 Foster
Communion: And you, sun and moon…O bless the Lord. To God, be highest glory and praise forever.
Going forth: Laudato Sii, O mi Signore (Praise be to you, O my Lord)
For the next few weeks, we will be using a mixed Mass setting including the Mass of Hope composed by Bernadette Farrell.