Worship and events this week

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An icon of St James, Apostle.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday July 25th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St James, Apostle)
Tuesday July 26th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of Saints Joachim and Anne)
Wednesday July 27th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday July 28th – Mass at 9.30am
Friday July 29th – Funeral of Daniel O’Neill at 9am (Feast of St Martha)
Saturday July 30th – Mass at 5pm (18th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Sunday July 31st – Mass at 9.30am (18th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Parish diary for this week
Monday July 25th – Monday Club meets in the hall, 2pm. All senior parishioners welcome.
Forthcoming events
Saturday September 17th – Table top sale, Sacred Heart Church Hall. £5 a table. Call 01788 332039 to book.

Join us for Sunday worship

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The figure of Christ in stained glass at Sacred Heart Church, Rugby.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C) at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday July 31st at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 895 Community of Christ
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, p197 or 240)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 597 Blessed are you who made the universe
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: 309 Spirit of God, rest on your people
Going forth: 853 Forth in the peace of Christ we go
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Mass of Christ the Saviour by the American Catholic composer Dan Schutte. He is best known for writing I, the Lord of Sea and Sky, Table of Plenty and You are Near.

Worship and events this week

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The statue of Mary at Sacred Heart Church, Rugby.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday July 18th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday July 19th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday July 20th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday July 21st – Mass at 9.30am
Friday July 22nd – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Mary Magdalen)
Saturday July 23rd – Mass at 5pm (17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Sunday July 30th – Mass at 9.30am (17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Parish diary for this week
Monday July 18th – Monday Club meets in the hall, 2pm. All senior parishioners welcome.
Sunday July 17th – Garden party in aid of Rob’s Fund, 70 Lime Tree Avenue from 2pm.
Thursday July 21st – Pizza party for altar servers, 7pm in the hall.
Forthcoming events
Saturday September 17th – Table top sale, Sacred Heart Church Hall. £5 a table. Call 01788 332039 to book.

Join us for Sunday worship

jesus-art.jpg (800×529)You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C) at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday July 24th at 9.30am. This includes 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: 820 Seek ye first the kingdom of God
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm:  On the day I called, you answered me O God (Ps137, p196)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 317 Father, in my life I see
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: Open our eyes to see, open our ears to hear, open our life to live your calling, open us Lord to love.
Going forth: 864 Go tell everyone
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Mass of Christ the Saviour by the American Catholic composer Dan Schutte. He is best known for writing I, the Lord of Sea and Sky, Table of Plenty and You are Near.

Worship and events this week

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Inside Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday July 11th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday July 12th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday July 13th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday July 14th – Mass at 9.30am
Friday July 15th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday July 16th – Mass at 5pm (16th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Sunday July 17th – Mass at 9.30am (16th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Parish diary for this week
Monday July 11th – Monday Club meets in the hall, 2pm. All senior parishioners welcome.
Saturday July 16th – Youth Music Group practice at 4.15pm in the church (for Mass at 5pm).
Forthcoming events
Sunday July 17th – Garden party in aid of Rob’s Fund, 70 Lime Tree Avenue from 2pm.
Thursday July 21st – Pizza party for altar servers, 7pm in the hall.
Saturday September 17th – Table top sale, Sacred Heart Church Hall. £5 a table. Call 01788 332039 to book.

Join us for Sunday worship

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Martha welcomes Jesus.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C) at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday July 17th at 9.30am. This includes a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm (including the Youth Music Group). This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 671 Morning has broken
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm:  The just will live in the presence of the Lord (Ps14, p195 or 144)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 632 Come to the feast
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: 631 Bread of life, truth eternal
Going forth: 878 You shall go out with joy
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Mass of Christ the Saviour by the American Catholic composer Dan Schutte. He is best known for writing I, the Lord of Sea and Sky, Table of Plenty and You are Near.

Live Simply Newsletter – July 2016

RESPONDING TO POPE FRANCIS’ CHALLENGE

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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.

Our recent Parish Meeting had liveSimply at the top of its agenda and doubtless we’ll hear more of this.

One great idea which arose in the context of a discussion about parking problems around the church on Sundays is also a great sustainability liveSimply idea: Car Sharing.

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Why not try car sharing?

As a parish we could greatly reduce the amount of traffic we generate – we can worry about neighbours later – by coming to church together each looking to pick up those who live near us or en route to church.

This has the added benefit of cutting down on our fuel consumption as a parish – a sustainability goal. Keep an eye on Parish Noticeboards for a car sharing rota.

Face facts

1449611239181 (650×390)Microbeads, tiny pieces of plastic found in toiletries from face scrubs to toothpaste, cause untold damage to marine life when they are washed off into our water system, eventually finding their way into our oceans. They threaten the sustainability of many ocean creatures when they ingest them. Microbeads are expected to be outlawed in the USA from next year and pre-Referendum our Government was reported to be considering following suit. There is an active Greenpeace UK “ban-microbeads” petition to encourage this. Also available online are “Good Scrub” guides and a free Beat the Microbead smartphone app. Sustainable alternative products are available, so shop carefully.

Fishing facts

seaSticking with the ocean theme, many will be aware of a long-term campaign for the sustainable fishing of tuna to end the destruction of other species such as endangered turtles that can otherwise be caught up and destroyed by industrial fishing methods.

Supermarkets have embraced the campaign ensuring their own-brand labels only sell 100% sustainable tuna. However, campaigners are continuing to lobby hard for supermarkets to ban the products of John West, the owners of which have yet to deliver on a 2011 commitment to phase out unsustainable fishing methods. By 2015, only 2% of John West tuna met the sustainability target. Its nearest rival brand, Princes, was also 75% short of its 100% sustainability target as at last Autumn.*

We each have it in our gift to live sustainably – shop thoughtfully.

Live sustainably – liveSimply that others may simply live – think Fair Trade

July 2016

*Source: Ethical Consumer

Return to Sacred Heart’s Live Simply homepage

Worship and events this week

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Inside Sacred Heart Church, Bilton.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday July 4th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday July 5th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday July 6th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday July 7th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday July 8th – No Mass
Saturday July 9th – Mass at 5pm (15th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Sunday July 10th – Mass at 9.30am (15th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Parish diary for this week
Monday July 4th – Monday Club meets in the hall, 2pm. All senior parishioners welcome.
Saturday July 9th – Rugby Association of Our Lady of Walsingham garden party at 7pm. Call 0787 6656398 for details.
Forthcoming events
Sunday July 17th – Garden party in aid of Rob’s Fund, 70 Lime Tree Avenue from 2pm.

Join us for Sunday worship

G._Conti_La_parabola_del_Buon_Samaritano_Messina_Chiesa_della_Medaglia_Miracolosa_Casa_di_Ospitalità_Collereale.jpg (2448×1686)You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C) at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday July 10th at 9.30am. This includes a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm (note the new time). This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 926 Whatsoever you do
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm:  Seek the Lord, you who are poor, and your hearts will revive (Ps68, p193)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 779 O God, you search me and you know me
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: 496 Come and eat this bread
Going forth: 888 When I needed a neighbour
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Mass of Christ the Saviour by the American Catholic composer Dan Schutte. He is best known for writing I, the Lord of Sea and Sky, Table of Plenty and You are Near.

Parish meeting discusses Live Simply

cafod-live-simply-009The Sacred Heart Parish Meeting on Thursday June 30th heard a presentation on the Live Sinmply award and how it is currently working in a Leamington parish.

One of the main items was to hear from Lizzie Wignall (CAFOD’s Community Participation Co-ordinator) about becoming a Live Simply Parish. She was joined by Brian Austin from St Peter’s parish in Leamington who told us what this has meant for them.

Sacred Heart decided some years ago it wanted to become a Live Simply Parish and we have been made aware of what’s involved through the Tips & Signposts that have been regularly circulated. The whole idea has been given a big boost by Pope Francis’ letter a year ago Laudato Si’ (On care for Our Common Home).

It was also agreed to hold quarterly parish meetings open to all parishioners. The next meeting will be in the Autumn.