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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Stations of the Cross, 5, Saint-Jean-Baptiste au Beguinage, Brussels.

These are the services this week:
Monday February 19th – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel until 8pm
Tuesday February 20th – No Mass
Wednesday February 21st – Mass at 7pm
Thursday February 22nd – No Mass
Friday February 23rd – Mass at 11.45am (followed by Lent lunch in the hall) Stations of the Cross at 7pm.
Saturday February 24th – Mass for the Second Sunday of Lent, Year B at 5pm
Sunday February 25th – Mass for the Second Sunday of Lent, Year B at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Monday February 26th – Monday Club, 2pm in hall. All welcome.
Friday February 23rd – Lent lunches continue after 11.45am Mass. All proceeds to Cafod.
Forthcoming events
Tuesday February 27th – Lent Study Group, 37 Bawnmore Road. Call 521069 for details.
Wednesday February 28th – UCM meeting, 7.45pm in church hall. Speaker: Deb Bignell of Warwickshire Young Carers.
Friday March 2nd – Women’s World Day of Prayer service, 10.30am at Bilton Evangelical Church.
Sunday April 22nd – Confirmation celebrated by Bishop William Kenny, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Sunday June 17th – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.

Join us for Sunday worship

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The Transfiguration by Giovanni Bellini.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Second Sunday of Lent, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday February 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: 215 Transfigure us, O Lord
Penitential Rite: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass (p202 of hymnbook)
Gloria: Not in Lent
Psalm: I will walk in the presence of thre Lord, in the land of the living (Ps115, p104)
Acclamation: 185 Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, Word of the Father, Son of God.
Gifts: 608 Take my hands and make them as your own
Holy Holy: Pershore 579
Mem Acclamation:
 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass (p207/8 of hymnbook)  

Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 929 O Lord hear my prayer
Going forth: 994 May you walk with Christ beside you

During the season of Lent, we will be using some of the English Chants for the Order of the Mass, based on the Church’s tradition of Gregorian Chant.

Parish diary this week

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Stations of the Cross, 9, Saint-Jean-Baptiste au Beguinage, Brussels.

These are the services this week:
Monday February 12th – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel until 8pm
Tuesday February 13th – No Mass
Wednesday February 14th – Mass at 7pm (Ash Wednesday)
Thursday February 15th – Mass at 9.30am
Friday February 16th – Mass at 11.45am (followed by Lent lunch in the hall) Stations of the Cross at 7pm.
Saturday February 17th – Mass for the First Sunday of Lent, Year B at 5pm
Sunday February 18th – Mass for the First Sunday of Lent, Year B at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Monday February 12th – First Communion programme meeting, 6pm in the hall.
Monday February 12th – Monday Club, 2pm in hall. All welcome.
Friday February 16th – Lent lunches begin after 11.45am Mass. All proceeds to Cafod.
Saturday February 17th – Lent Retreat Day at St Paul’s Convent, Selly Park, Birmingham, 9am to 4pm. See Father Gerry for details.
Forthcoming events
Sunday April 22nd – Confirmation celebrated by Bishop William Kenny, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Sunday June 17th – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.

Join us for Sunday worship

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Christ in the desert by Ivan Kramskoi.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the First Sunday of Lent, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday February 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: 180 Led by the spirit
Penitential Rite: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Gloria: Not in Lent
Psalm: Your ways, Lord, are faithfulness and love, for those who keep your covenant (Ps24, p103)
Acclamation: 185 Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, Word of the Father, Son of God.
Gifts: 605 Take our bread, we ask you
Holy Holy: Pershore 579
Mem Acclamation:
 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass

Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 813 Bless the Lord my soul
Going forth: 964 You shall cross the barren desert

During the season of Lent, we will be using some of the English Chants for the Order of the Mass, based on the Church’s tradition of Gregorian Chant.

Parish diary this week

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Simon Vouet – Saint Peter Visiting Saint Agatha in Prison

These are the services this week:
Monday February 5th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Agatha) followed by Exposition in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel until 8pm
Tuesday February 6th – No Mass (Feast of St Paul Miki and Companions)
Wednesday February 7th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday February 8th – Mass at 9.30am
Friday February 9th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday February 10th – Mass for the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm
Sunday February 11th – Mass for the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
No events this week
Forthcoming events
Monday February 12th – First Communion programme meeting, 6pm in the hall.
Friday February 16th – Lent lunches begin after 11.45am Mass. All proceeds to Cafod.
Saturday February 17th – Lent Retreat Day at St Paul’s Convent, Selly Park, Birmingham, 19am to 4pm. See Father Gerry for details.
Sunday April 22nd – Confirmation celebrated by Bishop William Kenny, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Sunday June 17th – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.

Join us for Sunday worship

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Niels Larsen Stevns’s 1913 depiction of Jesus curing the leper.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday February 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: 601 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: You are my refuge O Lord, you fill me with the joy of salvation (Ps30, p125)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 598 O King of might and splendour
Holy Holy: 1014 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Mem Acclamation:
 1015-7 Mass of Christ the Saviour

Lamb of God: 1019 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Communion: 637 Seed, scattered and sown
Going forth: 846 Amazing grace

Parish diary this week

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The Presentation in the Temple by Raphael. Friday is the Feast of the Presentation, also known as Candlemas.

These are the services this week:
Monday January 29th – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel until 8pm
Tuesday January 30th – No Mass
Wednesday January 31st – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St John Bosco)
Thursday February 1st – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday February 2nd – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of the Presentation of the Lord) followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 11am for the Day of Prayer for Vocations.
Saturday February 3rd – Mass for the 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm
Sunday February 4th – Mass for the 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Monday January 29th – First Communion programme meeting, 6pm in the hall.
Wednesday January 31st – Union of Catholic Mothers annual meeting, 7.45pm, Sacred Heart Church Hall.
Forthcoming events
Friday February 14th – Lent lunches begin after 11.45am Mass. All proceeds to Cafod.
Sunday April 22nd – Confirmation celebrated by Bishop William Kenny, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Sunday June 17th – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.

Join us for Sunday worship

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Crowds gather as Christ heals the sick. Engraving by T. Phil Wellcome.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday February 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: 683 O worship the king, all glorious above
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: Praise, praise the Lord who heals the brokenhearted (Ps146, p124)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 597 Blessed are you who made the universe
Holy Holy: 1014 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Mem Acclamation:
 1015-7 Mass of Christ the Saviour

Lamb of God: 1019 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Communion: 432 Lay your hands gently upon us
Going forth: 946 Thanks be to God

Parish diary this week

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Hans Speckaert – Conversion of St Paul on the Road to Damascus.

These are the services this week:
Monday January 22nd – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel until 8pm
Tuesday January 23rd – No Mass
Wednesday January 24th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Francis de Sales)
Thursday January 25th – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of the Conversion of St Paul)
Friday January 26th – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of Saints Timothy and Titus)
Saturday January 27th – Mass for the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm
Sunday January 28th – Mass for the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Sunday January 21st – Christian Unity Service with Taize music, St Andrew’s Church, Rugby at 6.30pm.
Thursday January 25th – Illustrated presentation by Fr Gerry on his Romero Pilgrimage to El Salvador, 7.30pm, Sacred Heart Hall.
Forthcoming events
Monday January 29th – First Communion programme meeting, 6pm in the hall.
Wednesday January 31st – Union of Catholic Mothers annual meeting, 7.45pm, Sacred Heart Church Hall.
Sunday April 22nd – Confirmation celebrated by Bishop William Kenny, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Sunday June 17th – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.

Join us for Sunday worship

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Medieval illustration of Jesus casting out the unclean Gerasene demon.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday January 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: 720 Be still for the presence of the Lord
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: O that today you would listen to his voice! Harden not your hearts (Ps94, p123 or 240)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 686 God beyond all names
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: 909 Be still and know that I am God
Going forth: 763 Christ triumphant