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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St Lucy by Francesco del Cossa, 1436-1477. (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday December 10th
Mass at 7pm Exposition until 8pm
Registration session for First Communion, 6pm in the hall.
Churches Together Carol Singing, 6pm. Meet on Bilton Green, visiting residential homes in Bilton.
Tuesday December 11th
No Mass
Wednesday December 12th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday December 13th
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of St Lucy)
Friday December 14th
Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St John of the Cross)
Saturday December 15th 
Mass of Third Sunday of Advent, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday December 16th 
Mass of Third Sunday of Advent, Year C at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Saturday December 22nd
Christmas Music Practice in the church, 10am.
Sunday January 6th 2019
Parish Epiphany Party for all ages, 4pm until 7pm. Shared Table. 
Thursday February 28th 2019
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
December to March 2019
The Rugby Winter Shelter at St Marie’s will be providing a welcome each Monday to 15 homeless people from December to March. Supper, a bed and breakfast will be provided. If you would consider helping during those four
months, please ring Kathy Smith on 01788 891940. kathellen.smith56@gmail.com.
Sunday June 2nd 2019
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th 2019
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th 2019
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd 2019
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Join us for Sunday worship

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The Jesse Tree window at York Minster, possibly the oldest stained glass in England, dating from 1170.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent, Year C at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday December 16th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 64 Word of Justice (verses sung by cantor)
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Advent
Psalm:
 Sing and shout for joy, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel (Is 12, p160)
Acclamation: Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near. Alleluia! Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near.
Gifts: Jesse Tree, Jesse Tree, Sign of God’s fidelity, that he will love eternally, the promise made to Israel, who waited for the coming of Emmanuel. (Led by the children).
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 79 Advent Communion Song 2
Going forth: 116 Long ago, prophets knew
For the season of Advent, we will be using the Pershore setting of the Mass.

What is the Jesse Tree tradition? Find out more here.

Parish diary this week

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Celebrate the Feast of St Ambrose on Friday.  By Matthias Storm, 1615 to 1649 (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday December 3rd
Mass at 7pm Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday December 4th
No Mass
Wednesday December 5th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday December 6th
Mass at 9.30am
Friday December 7th
Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Ambrose)
Saturday December 8th 
Mass of Second Sunday of Advent, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday December 9th 
Mass of Second Sunday of Advent, Year C at 9.30am
Princethorpe College, Christmas Fair at 2pm

Forthcoming events
Monday December 10th
Registration session for First Communion, 6pm in the hall.
Sunday January 6th 2019
Parish Epiphany Party for all ages, 4pm until 7pm. Shared Table. 
Thursday February 28th 2019
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
December to March 2019
The Rugby Winter Shelter at St Marie’s will be providing a welcome each Monday to 15 homeless people from December to March. Supper, a bed and breakfast will be provided. If you would consider helping during those four
months, please ring Kathy Smith on 01788 891940. kathellen.smith56@gmail.com.
Sunday June 2nd 2019
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th 2019
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th 2019
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd 2019
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Join us for Sunday worship

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St John the Baptist by Jacopo dal Casentino, 1297 to 1358 (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent, Year C at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday December 9th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 82 Lord Emmanuel, come
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Advent
Psalm:
 What marvels the Lord worked for us! Indeed we were glad (Ps125, p159)
Acclamation: Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near. Alleluia! Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near.
Gifts: Come Lord, save us, Come Lord, save us (Cantor sings verses)
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 79 Advent Communion Song 2
Going forth: 92 Hark! A herald voice is calling
For the season of Advent, we will be using the Pershore setting of the Mass.

Parish diary this week

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St Andrew by El Greco, c1610. (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday November 26th
Mass at 7pm Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday November 27th
No Mass
Wednesday November 28th
Mass at 7pm
UCM Christmas Evening in the hall at 7.30pm
Thursday November 29th
Mass at 9.30am
Friday November 30th
Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Andrew)
Saturday December 1st 
Mass of First Sunday of Advent, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday December 2nd 
Mass of First Sunday of Advent, Year C at 9.30am
Princethorpe College, Christmas Fair at 2pm

Forthcoming events
Monday December 10th
Registration session for First Communion, 6pm in the hall.
December to March 2019
The Rugby Winter Shelter at St Marie’s will be providing a welcome each Monday to 15 homeless people from December to March. Supper, a bed and breakfast will be provided. If you would consider helping during those four
months, please ring Kathy Smith on 01788 891940. kathellen.smith56@gmail.com.
Sunday June 2nd 2019
Confirmation
Sunday June 16th 2019
First Communion

Join us for Sunday worship

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Join us for the First Sunday of Advent. (Public domain image).

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the First Sunday of Advent, Year C at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday December 2nd at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: Awake! Awake for the Lord is coming
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Advent
Psalm:
 To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul (Ps24, p158)
Acclamation: Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near. Alleluia! Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near.
Gifts: 84 Like a sea without a shore
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 88 Wait for the Lord
Going forth: 100 Come thou long expected Jesus
For the season of Advent, we will be using the Pershore setting of the Mass.

Parish diary this week

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Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr by Guercino, 1649 (Public domain).

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday November 19th
Mass at 7pm Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday November 20th
No Mass
Wednesday November 21st
Mass at 7pm
Thursday November 22nd (Feast of St Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr)
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall to discuss Bishop’s Visitation in March.
Friday November 23rd
Mass at 9.30am
Saturday November 24th 
Mass of Christ the King at 5pm.
Sunday November 25th 
Mass of Christ the King at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Wednesday November 28th
UCM Christmas Evening in the hall at 7.30pm
Monday December 10th
Registration session for First Communion, 6pm in the hall.
December to March 2019
The Rugby Winter Shelter at St Marie’s will be providing a welcome each Monday to 15 homeless people from December to March. Supper, a bed and breakfast will be provided. If you would consider helping during those four
months, please ring Kathy Smith on 01788 891940. kathellen.smith56@gmail.com.
Sunday June 2nd 2019
Confirmation
Sunday June 16th 2019
First Communion
Sunday June 2nd 2019
Confirmation
Sunday June 16th 2019
First Communion

Join us for Sunday worship

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An icon of Christ, the High Priest (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Feast of Christ the King at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday November 25th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 683 O worship the King
Penitential Rite: 516 Taize
Gloria: 525 Ward
Psalm:
 The Lord is King, with majesty enrobed (Ps92, p156)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 597 Blessed are you who made the universe
Holy Holy: 570 Gathering
Mem Acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Lamb of God: 595 Foster
Communion: 909 Be still and know that I am God
Going forth: 749 From heaven you came
For the final week, we will be using a mixed Mass setting leading up to Advent.

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.