Services and events this week

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Inside Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday February 27th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday February 28th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday March 1st – Mass at 7pm (Ash Wednesday)
Thursday March 2nd – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Chad)
Friday March 3rd – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday March 4th – First Sunday of Lent, Year A. Mass at 5pm.
Sunday March 5th – First Sunday of Lent, Year A. Mass at 9.30am.
Parish diary for this week
Sunday February 26th – ACTA talk by Prof Tom O’Loughlin, Newman House, Birmingham, 2pm.
Monday February 27th – First Communion group meets, 6pm, Hall and Upper Room.
Monday February 27th – Monday Club, 2pm in the hall. All welcome.
Friday March 3rd – Women’s World Day of Prayer, 10.30am, Sacred Heart Church.
Friday March 3rd – Stations of the Cross, 7pm.
Forthcoming events
Friday March 10th – First Lent lunch, Sacred Heart Church Hall at 12.15pm. Profits to Cafod.
Friday March 25th – Quizzerdance, Rainsbrook Centre, Kilsby Lane in aid of HCPT. Email Phil Burns for more details.

Join us for Sunday worship

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Join us at Sacred Heart Church for the beginning of Lent.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the First Sunday of Lent, Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday March 5th 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: 179 Call to worship
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Lent
Psalm: Have mercy on us Lord, for we have sinned (Ps50, p21)
Acclamation: Praise to you, Christ our Lord, King of eternal glory
Gifts: 206 Forty days and forty nights
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 88 Wait for the Lord
Going forth: 744 Christ is the world’s light
For the season of Lent, we will be using the Pershore Mass written by Alan Smith.

Join us for Sunday worship

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Join us for parish mass this Sunday at Sacred Heart.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday February 26th 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: 759 Join in the dance
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm: In God alone is my soul at rest (Ps61, p63)
Acclamation: 538 Proulx
Gifts: 625 Bread for the world
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation: 483-5 Parish Mass
Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: 832 One bread, one body
Going forth: 794 God is love, his the care
For the next few weeks, we shall be using the Parish Mass written by Peter Jones.

Services and events this week

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Statue of Christ at Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday February 13th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday February 14th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday February 15th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday February 16th – Mass at 10am (Funeral Mass for Mrs Anne Schieman)
Friday February 17th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday February 18th – Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A. Mass at 5pm.
Sunday February 19th – Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A. Mass at 9.30am.
Parish diary for this week
Monday February 6th – Confirmation group meets, 6pm, Upper Room.
Monday February 6th – Monday Club, 2pm in the hall. All welcome.
Forthcoming events
Wednesday February 22nd – UCM meets, 7.30pm in church hall.
Sunday February 26th – ACTA talk by Prof Tom O’Loughlin, Newman House, Birmingham, 2pm.
Friday March 3rd – Women’s World Day of Prayer, 10.30am, Sacred Heart Church.

Join us for Sunday worship

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Join us for a service of Confirmation on Sunday.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday February 19th at 9.30am, and will include a special liturgy for children. This will be a service of Confirmation celebrated by the Archbishop Bernard Longley. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 307 Veni Sancte Spiritus
Penitential Rite: 522 Storrington
Gloria: 532 Storrington
Psalm: The Lord is compassion and love (Ps102, p62)
Acclamation: 538 Proulx
Confirmation: 309 Spirit of God
Gifts: 823 Many are the lightbeams
Holy Holy: 584 Storrington
Mem Acclamation: 585 Storrington
Lamb of God: 590 Storrington
Communion: 309 Spirit of God (reprise)
Going forth: 822 Alleluia! Raise the Gospel
For the next few weeks, we shall be using the Parish Mass written by Peter Jones.

Live Simply – February 2017 newsletter

RESPONDING TO POPE FRANCIS’ CHALLENGE

livesimply prayer

pope-francis_2541160b1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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

In Solidarity – Fairtrade Fortnight 27 February – 12 March 2017

FairtradeA reminder that in the forthcoming Fairtrade Fortnight, insofar as is possible, Sacred Heart parishioners are asked to select Fairtrade products when purchasing items for Rugby Foodbank. Supermarkets generally now stock decent ranges of Fairtrade products, just look for the Fairtrade symbol. http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/

Live Simply

cafod-live-simply-009Food waste: It seems inevitable now that Rugby Borough Council will vote to charge residents to have their green bins emptied in future. Doubtless many people will consign food waste to their black bins but perhaps this is an opportunity for those of us who don’t do so already (and have the room) to consider composting. It’s also time to become aware also of how much food we waste and resolve to limit this as much as possible.

Tip: Shop with a list to avoid buying more than you need or what you don’t need.

Tip: Fresh and freeze – if a proportion of fresh produce isn’t going to be eaten, can you freeze it for use later?

Waste App:

Rugby MP, Mark Pawsey is working with Sainsbury’s to trial a “waste app” – keep an eye on how he gets on

https://www.markpawsey.org.uk/news/innovative-app-reduce-food-waste-trialled-rugby-mp-mark-pawsey

Live sustainably

Energy: Recent news of one energy supplier planning a major price hike may have caused many of us to consider switching, so what better time to look into making a “green” choice and considering a supplier with a strong commitment to renewable energy.

costa_3478294b.jpg (620×387)Take-away coffee / tea cups: Publicity around the fact that most take-out hot drink containers cannot be recycled has prompted some major chains to try to respond. Be aware and encourage those who do respond to the challenge.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/26/costa-coffee-launches-in-store-cup-recycling-scheme

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36882799

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.

(Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple)

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February 2017

Join us for Sunday worship

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An icon of St Matthew.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday February 12th 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: 877 Will you come and follow me?
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm: They are happy who follow God’s law (Ps118, p61)
Acclamation: 538 Proulx
Gifts: 823 Many are the lightbeams
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation: 483-5 Parish Mass
Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: 631 Bread of Life
Going forth: 854 Bring forth the kingdom
For the next few weeks, we shall be using the Parish Mass written by Peter Jones.

Services and events this week

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The Easter candle burns at Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday January 30th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday January 31st – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of St John Bosco)
Wednesday February 1st – Mass at 7pm
Thursday February 2nd – Mass at 7pm (Feast of the Presentation of the Lord)
Friday February 3rd – Mass at 9.30am
Friday February 3rd – Funeral service for Michael O’Callaghan at noon
Saturday February 4th – Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A. Mass at 5pm.
Sunday February 5th – Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A. Mass at 9.30am.
Parish diary for this week
Monday January 30th – Confirmation group meets, 6pm, Upper Room.
Monday January 30th – Monday Club, 2pm in the hall. All welcome.
Forthcoming events
Sunday February 19th – Confirmation at Sacred Heart with Archbishop Bernard.
Friday March 3rd – Women’s World Day of Prayer, 10.30am, Sacred Heart Church.

Join us for Sunday worship

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An icon of St Matthew.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday February 5th 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: 747 The light of Christ
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: The good man is a light in the darkness for the upright (Ps111, p60)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 632 Table of plenty
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: 633 Eat this bread
Going forth: 771 The spirit lives to set us free
For the next few weeks, we shall be using the Mass of Christ the Saviour by Dan Schutte, the well-known Catholic composer of hymns such as ‘Here I am, Lord’.

Services and events this week

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A picture from the Easter ceremonies at Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday January 23rd – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday January 24th – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Frances de Sales)
Wednesday January 25th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of the Conversion of St Paul)
Thursday January 26th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of St Saints Timothy and Titus)
Friday January 27th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday January 28th – Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A. Mass at 5pm.
Sunday January 29th – Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A. Mass at 9.30am.
Parish diary for this week
Monday January 23rd – Confirmation group meets, 6pm, Upper Room.
Monday January 23rd – Monday Club, 2pm in the hall. All welcome.
Wednesday January 25th – UCM annual meeting, 7.45pm in the hall.
Wednesday January 25th – Open meeting to support refugees, St Andrew’s Church, Rugby, 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
Saturday January 28th – Cafod – No place like home: Exploring Palestinian realities after 50 years of occupation. 11am, St Francis Hall, University of Birmingham.
Forthcoming events
Sunday February 19th – Confirmation at Sacred Heart with Archbishop Bernard.
Friday March 3rd – Women’s World Day of Prayer, 10.30am, Sacred Heart Church.