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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Join us for Sunday worship

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An icon of Jesus crucified, from St Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai Desert, 13th century. (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday February 24th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 898 Make me a channel of your peace
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: 
The Lord is kind and merciful (Ps102, p62)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: 886 For the healing of the nations
Holy Holy: 1014 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Mem Acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Lamb of God: 1019 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Communion: 772 Lord Jesus Christ
Going forth: 849 Freely, freely
We will be using the Mass of Christ the Saviour until the beginning of Lent.

Parish diary this week

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The Chair of Saint Peter in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome. Picture: Sergey Smirnov. (Public domain).

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday February 18th
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm.
Tuesday February 19th
No Mass
Wednesday February 20th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday February 21st
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday February 22nd
No Mass (Feast of the Chair of St Peter)
Saturday February 23rd
Mass of the Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday February 24th
Mass of the Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C at 9.30am
ACTA – The Catholic Times author Chris McDonnell is giving a talk on Thomas Merton, Trappist monk, writer, theologian, mystic, poet, social activist and scholar of comparative religion at St Mary’s Parish Centre, Vivian Rd, Harborne B17 0DN. 1.30pm. mjriordan@hotmail.co.uk

Forthcoming events
Monday February 25th to March 10th
A reminder from Rugby Justice & Peace Group that 25th February-10th March is Fairtrade Fortnight. For two weeks each year, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to celebrate the people who grow our food, people who live in some of the poorest countries in the world and who are often exploited and badly paid. This year, The Fairtrade Foundation is focusing on the people, particularly the women, who grow the cocoa in the chocolate we love so much. Please look for the Fairtrade logo.
Wednesday February 27th
UCM meeting, Sacred Heart Hall, 1.45pm
Thursday February 28th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Friday March 1st
World Day of Prayer service at 10.30am at Bilton Methodist Church and at 7.30pm at English Martyrs’ Church: “Come – Everything is Ready!” Interdenominational service prepared by Christian women of Slovenia.
Friday March 8th
Funeral of Dedee Flint, St Marie’s Church, Dunchurch Road, Rugby. Time to be announced.
Weekend of March 16th/17th
Bishop’s Visitation to Sacred Heart parish
December to March
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
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


Parish diary this week

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St Cyril and St Methodius by Zahari Zograf (1810–1853). Public domain.

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday February 11th
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm.
Tuesday February 12th
No Mass
Wednesday February 13th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday February 14th
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of St Cyril and St Methodius)
Friday February 15th
No Mass
Saturday February 16th
Mass of the Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday February 17th
Mass of the Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Sunday February 24th
ACTA – The Catholic Times author Chris McDonnell is giving a talk on Thomas Merton, Trappist monk, writer, theologian, mystic, poet, social activist and scholar of comparative religion at St Mary’s Parish Centre, Vivian Rd, Harborne B17 0DN. 1.30pm. mjriordan@hotmail.co.uk
Thursday February 28th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Friday March 1st
Women’s World Day of Prayer service at 10.30 a.m. at Bilton Methodist Church and at 7.30 p.m. at English Martyrs’ Church: “Come – Everything is Ready!” Interdenominational service prepared by Christian women of Slovenia.
Weekend of March 16th/17th
Bishop’s Visitation to Sacred Heart parish
December to March
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
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 Sermon on the Mount by Carl Bloch, 1877 (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday February 17th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 474 Let us go to the altar of God
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: 
Blessed are they who hope in the Lord. (Psalm 1)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: 603 Blessed are you Lord
Holy Holy: 1014 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Mem Acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Lamb of God: 1019 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Communion: 622 Bread of life from heaven
Going forth: 856 Take the word of God
We will be using the Mass of Christ the Saviour until the beginning of Lent.

Parish diary this week

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St Peter healing St Agatha by Giovanni Lanfranco, Giovanni c1614 (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday February 4th
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm.
Tuesday February 5th
No Mass (Feast of St Agatha)
Wednesday February 6th
Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Paul Miki and Companions)
Thursday February 7th
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Parish finance meeting at 7.30pm
Friday February 8th
Mass at 9.30am
Saturday February 9th
Mass of the Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday February 10th
Mass of the Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Monday February 11th
First Communion programme, 6pm
Sunday February 24th
ACTA – The Catholic Times author Chris McDonnell is giving a talk on Thomas Merton, Trappist monk, writer, theologian, mystic, poet, social activist and scholar of comparative religion at St Mary’s Parish Centre, Vivian Rd, Harborne B17 0DN. 1.30pm. mjriordan@hotmail.co.uk
Thursday February 28th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Weekend of March 16th/17th
Bishop’s Visitation to Sacred Heart parish
December to March
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
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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Jesus calls Peter and Andrew. By Duccio di Buoninsegna c1308 (Public domain).

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday February 10th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: Come let us go (CJM)
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: 
Before the angels, I will bless you O Lord (Ps137, p183)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: 608 Take my hands
Holy Holy: 1014 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Mem Acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Lamb of God: 1019 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Communion: 625 Bread for the world
Going forth: 946 Thanks be to God
We will be using the Mass of Christ the Saviour until the beginning of Lent.

Parish diary this week

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St Thomas Aquinas by Anonymous c1690. (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday January 28th
See noticeboard for details of Mass times (Feast of St Thomas Aquinas)
Exposition until 8pm.
First Communion programme, 6pm in the hall
Tuesday January 29th
See noticeboard for details of Mass times
Wednesday January 30th
See noticeboard for details of Mass times.
UCM annual meeting in the hall, 2pm.
Thursday January 31st
See noticeboard for details of Mass times (Feast of St John Bosco)
Friday February 1st
See noticeboard for details of Mass times.
Saturday February 2nd
Mass of the Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday February 3rd
Mass of the Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Thursday February 28th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
December to March
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
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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Christ Pantocrator in the Orthodox Church of St. Alexander Nevsky, Belgrade. (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday February 3rd at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 475 Here in this place
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: 
My lips will tell of your help (Ps70, p182)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: 971 Father I place into your hands
Holy Holy: 1014 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Mem Acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Lamb of God: 1019 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Communion: 244b Ubi caritas
Going forth: 801 Love divine, all loves excelling
We will be using the Mass of Christ the Saviour until the beginning of Lent.

Parish diary this week

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St Agnes, painted c1576 by Giovanni Battista Moroni. (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday January 21st
Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Agnes)
Exposition until 8pm.
Tuesday January 22nd
No Mass
Wednesday January 23rd
Mass at 7pm
Thursday January 24th
Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Francis de Sales)
Friday January 25th
Mass at 9.30am (Feast of the Conversion of St Paul)
Saturday January 26th
Mass of the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday January 27th
Mass of the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Monday January 28th
First Communion programme, 6pm in the hall
Wednesday January 30th
UCM annual meeting in the hall, 2pm.
Thursday February 28th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
December to March
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
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

Jesus Unrolls the Book in the Synagogue by James Tissot (c1886). (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday January 27th at 9.30am. 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: 
Your words are spirit, Lord. (Ps18, p181)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: 779 O God, you search me and you know me
Holy Holy: 1014 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Mem Acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Lamb of God: 1019 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Communion: 832 One bread, one body
Going forth: 822 Alleluia! Raise the Gospel
We will be using the Mass of Christ the Saviour until the beginning of Lent.