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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Christ crucified, painted by Giotto, circa 1310

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday April 15th
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm.
Tuesday April 16th
No Mass
Wednesday April 17th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday April 18th
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm.
Friday April 19th
Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion at 7pm.
Saturday April 20th
Easter Vigil at 8.30pm.
Sunday April 21st
Easter Day Mass at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Wednesday April 24th
Everyone welcome to join fellow parishioners and members of the local community for Tea and a chat from 1.45pm. Sue Melia from Bwengu Projects will show slides on the latest developments in Malawi during the afternoon.
Sunday June 2nd
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Easter Services
Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Sacred Heart 7.30pm, English Martyrs 6pm
Good Friday – Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion
Sacred Heart 7pm, English Martyrs 3pm
Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil
Sacred Heart 8.30pm, English Martyrs: 6.30pm
Easter Sunday
Sacred Heart 9.30am, English Martyrs: 11am

Join us for the Easter services

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Crucifixion by Peter Gertner (German, active early 16th century). Public domain.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Easter services at Sacred Heart Church. These are the times of the services:

Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm.

Good Friday – Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion at 7pm.

Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil at 8.30pm.

Easter Sunday – Mass at 9.30am.

Parish diary this week

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Assisi frescoes. Entry into Jerusalem by Pietro Lorenzetti. Assisi, Lower Basilica, San Francesco, southern transept. (Public Domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday April 8th
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm.
Tuesday April 9th
No Mass
Wednesday April 10th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday April 11th
Mass at 9.30am
Confirmation Group, 6pm to 7.30pm, hall.
Penitential Service, St Marie’s Church, Rugby, 7pm.
Friday April 12th
Mass at 9.30am
Stations of the Cross, 7pm
Passover meal, 7pm in the hall.
Saturday April 13th
Mass of Palm Sunday at 5pm.
Sunday April 14th
Mass of Palm Sunday at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Wednesday April 24th
Everyone welcome to join fellow parishioners and members of the local community for Tea and a chat from 1.45pm. Sue Melia from Bwengu Projects will show slides on the latest developments in Malawi during the afternoon.
Sunday June 2nd
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Easter Services
Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Sacred Heart: 7.30pm English Martyrs 6pm
Good Friday – Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion
Sacred Heart: 7pm English Martyrs: 3pm
Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil
Sacred Heart 8.30pm English Martyrs: 6.30pm
Easter Sunday
Sacred Heart 9.30am English Martyrs: 11am

Live Simply – Spring Newsletter 2019

Living Simply

Many parishioners will have clever ways of avoiding using damaging (and expensive) detergents and limiting use of throw-away plastics when gearing up for a bit of household cleaning. Here’s one thought: oven cleaning – make a paste of baking soda and water and then smear this over the surfaces of your oven; leave overnight. Next day wipe clean with warm water and, for a little extra oomph for stubborn stains, use white vinegar. Should work a treat! Feel free to post your tips on the Live Simply board by the church entrance.

Live Sustainably

The purgeplastic momentum is gathering pace, especially bids to ban single-use plastic. Tesco is the latest major supermarket chain to say that it will trial not wrapping fruit and vegetables in plastic. What about your favoured supermarket? What is Sainsbury’s policy (campaigners say Sainsbury’s is lagging behind); and then there’s Lidl and Aldi. The Co-op and Iceland’s credentials seem not too bad. If you spot unnecessary plastic packaging, think about asking Customer Services in that store why it is being used. The more of us who speak up, the quicker changes will be made.

Live In Solidarity

CAFOD is “reimagining” its “Our Common Home” campaign aimed at addressing the issue of Climate Change. With our help, CAFOD wants to divert UK politicians’ attention away from Brexit for long enough to secure a firm pledge to commit the UK to net zero emissions by 2045. CAFOD says that a clear response is needed to keep global temperatures to 1.5oc. 

Three of the climate warriors stood at the top of the CAFOD building.
Joseph, Brianna and Sione, young climate activists.

CAFOD is highlighting the experience of Joseph, Brianna and Sione, young climate activists known as Pacific Climate Warriors. Drawn from across the Pacific region, they represent grassroots, frontline and indigenous communities. With support from around the world they are enabling young people in their communities to get involved in environmental justice issues.

In Pacific cultures the image of the warrior is that of a protector. The Pacific Climate Warriors work to revive our common home in the face of climate change. They are calling on world leaders to build a better world for us, and for generations to come.

Check out their story – and go online to make YOUR voice heard by signing CAFOD’s petition.

https://cafod.org.uk/News/UK-news/Reimagine-Our-Common-Home

https://e-activist.com/page/36329/petition/1

livesimply prayer

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.
Amen.

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Spring 2019

Parish diary this week

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Station of the cross, Saint Symphorian church of Pfettisheim, Bas-Rhin, France. (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday April 1st
First Communion Programme, 6pm in the Hall.
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm.
Tuesday April 2nd
No Mass
Wednesday April 3rd
Funeral of John McDermott at 11am, Sacred Heart Church.
Mass at 7pm
Thursday April 4th
Mass at 9.30am
Confirmation Group, 6pm to 7.30pm, hall.
Friday April 5th
Mass at 9.30am
Funeral of Kay Powell, 12.30pm at Rainsbrook Crematorium
Lent lunch in the hall at 12.15pm
Stations of the Cross at 7pm
Saturday April 6th
Mass of the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday April 7th
Mass of the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year C at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Friday April 12th
Passover meal, 7pm in the hall.
Sunday June 2nd

Confirmation
Thursday June 6th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Join us for Sunday worship

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The Woman taken in Adultery by Guercino, c1621 (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year C at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday April 7th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 934 Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Lent
Psalm:
What marvels the Lord worked for us (Ps125)
Acclamation: Praise to you, Christ our Lord, King of eternal glory
Gifts: 605 Take our bread
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 193 Return to God
Going forth: 941 There is a longing in our hearts
We will be using the Pershore Mass during the season of Lent.

Parish diary this week

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The Annunciation by John Waterhouse, 1914 (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday March 25th
Mass at 7pm (Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord)
Exposition until 8pm.
Tuesday March 26th
No Mass
Wednesday March 27th
Mass at 6pm
Thursday March 28th
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Confirmation Group, 6pm to 7.30pm, hall.
Friday March 29th
Mass at 11.30am
Funeral of Kay Powell, 12.30pm at Rainsbrook Crematorium
Lent lunch in the hall at 12.15pm
Stations of the Cross at 7pm
Saturday March 30th
Mass of the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday March 31st
Mass of the Third Sunday of Lent, Year C at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Monday April 1st
First Communion Programme, 6pm in the Hall.
Wednesday April 3rd
Funeral of John McDermott at 11am, Sacred Heart Church.
Sunday June 2nd
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Join us for Sunday worship

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The Prodigal Son by Rembrandt, drawing with pen and brush, 1642 (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year C at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday March 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: See newsletter
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Lent
Psalm: See newsletter
(Ps)
Acclamation: Praise to you, Christ our Lord, King of eternal glory
Gifts: See newsletter
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: See newsletter
Going forth: See newsletter
We will be using the Pershore Mass during the season of Lent.

Parish diary this week

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One of the Stations of the Cross from Notre Dame, Geneva (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday March 18th
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm.
Tuesday March 19th
Mass at 7pm at English Martyrs to mark closing of the Visitation
Wednesday March 20th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday March 21st
Mass at 11.45am
Confirmation programme at 6pm in the hall.
Friday March 22nd
Mass at 11.45am
Lent lunch in the hall at 12.15pm
Stations of the Cross at 7pm
Funeral for Heather Green at Long Lawford Methodist Church in School Street, Long
Lawford at 10.30am.
Saturday March 23rd
Mass of the Third Sunday of Lent, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday March 24th
Mass of the Third Sunday of Lent, Year C at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Friday March 29th
Funeral of Kay Powell, 12.30pm at Rainsbrook Crematorium
Monday April 1st
First Communion Programme, 6pm in the Hall.
Sunday June 2nd
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall