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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Celebrate the Feast of St Vincent de Paul this week (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday September 24th
Mass at 7pm (Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham)
Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday September 25th
No Mass
Wednesday September 26th
Mass at 7pm
UCM meets, 7.45pm in Sacred Heart Hall.
Thursday September 27th
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of St Vincent de Paul)
Fundraising fashion show, 7.30pm at The Hope Centre, Newbold Road, Rugby.
Friday September 28th
No Mass
Saturday September 29th
Mass for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm.
Sunday September 30th
Mass for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Friday, 5th October
Cafod Harvest Fast Day. Please keep in mind all who lack food and clean water. There will be a collection after the Masses on 6th and 7th October. Gift Aid Envelopes will be available for your offerings.
Sunday October 7th
Food, Francis and our children’s Future, 6pm-8pm Sacred Heart Hall. All parishioners are invited to an inspiring evening of film, food & friendship responding together to Pope Francis’ call to care for creation and to pass on a healthy planet to our children’s children. The Global Healing shared meal will feature film clips from well-known experts, engaging testimonies and on-location filming from around the UK. With the rich variety of cultures in our parish, the evening promises to blend joy for foodies with discussion around fresh practical responses to environmental change.

Join us for Sunday worship

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Gebhard Fugel: Moses receiving the tablets, c. 1900. (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday September 30th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 788 Praise to the holiest in the heights
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm:
 The precepts of the Lord gladden your heart (Ps18, p148)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: 600 All that I am
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation: 483-5 Parish Mass
Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: 929 O Lord hear my prayer
Going forth: 854 You are salt for the earth
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Parish Mass.

Parish diary for this week

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday September 17th
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday September 18th
No Mass
Wednesday September 19th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday September 20th
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday September 21st
Mass at 9.30am
Saturday September 22nd
Mass for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm.
Sunday September 23rd
Mass for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am
Rugby Interfaith Forum Peace Walk, 2pm. Meet at the library.

Forthcoming events
Wednesday September 26th
UCM meets, 7.45pm in Sacred Heart Hall.
Thursday September 27th
Fundraising fashion show, 7.30pm at The Hope Centre, Newbold Road, Rugby.
Friday, 5th October
Cafod Harvest Fast Day. Please keep in mind all who lack food and clean water. There will be a collection after the Masses on 6th and 7th October. Gift Aid Envelopes will be available for your offerings.
Sunday October 7th
Food, Francis and our children’s Future, 6pm-8pm Sacred Heart Hall. All parishioners are invited to an inspiring evening of film, food & friendship responding together to Pope Francis’ call to care for creation and to pass on a healthy planet to our children’s children. The Global Healing shared meal will feature film clips from well-known experts, engaging testimonies and on-location filming from around the UK. With the rich variety of cultures in our parish, the evening promises to blend joy for foodies with discussion around fresh practical responses to environmental change.

Join us for Sunday worship

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Christ Pantocrator mosaic from the dome of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem (Public domain).

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday September 23rd at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 803 Love is his word
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm:
 The Lord upholds my life. Give praise to his name! (Ps53, p147)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: Take my gifts
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation: 483-5 Parish Mass
Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: 667 Adoramus te Domine
Going forth: 794 God is love, his the care
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Parish Mass.

Parish diary this week

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Saint Jean Chrysostome et l’Impératrice Eudoxie by Jean-Paul Laurens (1838-1921).

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday September 10th
Monday Club restarts at 2pm.
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday September 11th
No Mass
Cafod Fast Day Briefing, 7pm, Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Nuneaton. Guest speaker: Matthew Carter.
Wednesday September 12th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday September 13th
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of St John Chrysostom)
Friday September 14th
No Mass (Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross)
Saturday September 15th
Mass for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm
Sunday September 16th
Trip to Our Lady of Walsingham. Call Breda on 01788 331593.
Mass for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Sunday September 23rd – Rugby Interfaith Forum Peace Walk, 2pm.
Thursday September 27th – Fundraising fashion show, 7.30pm at The Hope Centre, Newbold Road, Rugby.
Friday, 5th October – Cafod Harvest Fast Day. Please keep in mind all who lack food and clean water. There will be a collection after the Masses on 6th and 7th October. Gift Aid Envelopes will be available for your offerings.
Sunday October 7th – Food, Francis and our children’s Future, 6pm-8pm Sacred Heart Hall. All parishioners are invited to an inspiring evening of film, food & friendship responding together to Pope Francis’ call to care for creation and to pass on a healthy planet to our children’s children. The Global Healing shared meal will feature film clips from well-known experts, engaging testimonies and on-location filming from around the UK. With the rich variety of cultures in our parish, the evening promises to blend joy for foodies with discussion around fresh practical responses to environmental change.

Join us for Sunday worship

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Jesus Christ in art. (Public domain).

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday September 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: 857 Sing to the world of Christ
Penitential Rite: 518 Celtic
Gloria: 529 Celtic
Psalm: I will walk in the presence of the Lord, in the land of the living (Ps114, p146)
Acclamation: 538 Proulx
Gifts: 608 Take my hands and make them as your own
Holy Holy: 553 Celtic
Mem Acclamation: 554 Celtic
Lamb of God: 591Celtic
Communion: 631 Bread of life, truth eternal
Going forth: 994 May you walk with Christ beside you
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Celtic Mass setting.

Parish diary this week

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St Gregory the Great by Jacopo Vignali, c1630. (Public domain).

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday September 3rd
Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Gregory the Great)
Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday September 4th
No Mass
Wednesday September 5th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday September 6th
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday September 7th
Mass at 9.30am
Saturday September 8th
Mass for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm
Sunday September 9th
Mass for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Monday September 10th – Monday Club restarts at 2pm.
Sunday September 16th – Trip to Our Lady of Walsingham. Call Breda on 01788 331593.
Sunday September 23rd – Rugby Interfaith Forum Peace Walk, 2pm.
Thursday September 27th – Fundraising fashion show, 7.30pm at The Hope Centre, Newbold Road, Rugby.

Join us for Sunday worship

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Jesus heals a deaf man. Ottheinrich-Bibel, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. (Unknown, public domain).

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday September 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: 720 Be still for the presence of the Lord
Penitential Rite: 518 Celtic
Gloria: 529 Celtic
Psalm: My soul give praise to the Lord (Ps145, p145)
Acclamation: 538 Proulx
Gifts: 779 O God, you search me and you know me
Holy Holy: 553 Celtic
Mem Acclamation: 554 Celtic
Lamb of God: 591Celtic
Communion: 928 Lord, to whom shall we go?
Going forth: 846 Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Celtic Mass setting.

Parish diary this week

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Photo by icon0.com on Pexels.com

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday August 27th
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday August 28th
No Mass
Wednesday August 29th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday August 30th
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday August 31st
Mass at 9.30am
Saturday September 1st
Royal British Legion Open Flower Show, Sacred Heart Hall at 1pm.
Mass for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm
Sunday September 2nd
Mass for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Monday September 10th – Monday Club restarts at 2pm.
Sunday September 16th – Trip to Our Lady of Walsingham. Call Breda on 01788 331593.
Sunday September 23rd – Rugby Interfaith Forum Peace Walk, 2pm.
Thursday September 27th – Fundraising fashion show, 7.30pm at The Hope Centre, Newbold Road, Rugby.

Join us for Sunday worship

St.Mark, seated, with his symbol, a winged lion blowing a trumpet and carrying a book from the Lindisfarne Gospels. (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday September 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: 458 Let us build a house where love can dwell
Penitential Rite: 518 Celtic
Gloria: 529 Celtic
Psalm: The just will live in the presence of the Lord (Ps14, p144)
Acclamation: 538 Proulx
Gifts: 920 A new commandment
Holy Holy: 553 Celtic
Mem Acclamation: 554 Celtic
Lamb of God: 591Celtic
Communion: 988 Sharers in the promise
Going forth: 880 Tell out my soul, the greatness of the Lord!
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Celtic Mass setting.