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

Icon of St Benedict, Tewkesbury Abbey
Icon of St Benedict, Tewkesbury Abbey

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday July 8th
See newsletter for service details.
Exposition until 8pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Tuesday July 9th 
See newsletter for service details.
Wednesday July 10th
See newsletter for service details.
Thursday July 11th (Feast of St Benedict, Abbot)
See newsletter for service details.
Friday July 12th
See newsletter for service details. 
Saturday July 13th
Mass for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday July 14th
Mass for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall.

Parish diary this week

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The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, Early 14th Century, St Mary Perivleptos Church, Ohrid Icon Gallery.

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday July 1st
See newsletter for service details.
Exposition until 8pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Tuesday July 2nd 
See newsletter for service details.
UCM Pilgrimage to Walsingham. Places are available on a coach calling at Rugby. Telephone Mary Hope on 810880.
Wednesday July 3rd (Feast of St Thomas, Apostle)
See newsletter for service details.
Thursday July 4th
See newsletter for service details.
Evening talk at Sacred Heart. Talk from Practical Action, the Rugby-based organisation working with communities worldwide to find practical answers to poverty. An opportunity to gain insight into technology-driven solutions and explore what we can do locally. Speaker name and start time to be confirmed. Save the date. All welcome.
Friday July 5th
See newsletter for service details. 
Saturday July 6th
Rugby Justice & Peace Group meets at 10.45am in Sacred Heart parish hall. Anyone interested in issues ranging from climate change to domestic and world poverty very welcome – just turn up.
Mass for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday July 7th
Annual Garden Party in aid of Rob’s Fund in Stella’s Garden. 70, Lime Tree Avenue from 2pm. Admission £3 including Tea and Cake. Children free. Live music, BBQ & Curry, Raffles, Tombola, Stalls. Further details from Stella 01788 816904.
Mass for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall.

Live Simply – Summer Newsletter 2019

LIVE SIMPLY SO THAT OTHERS MIGHT SIMPLY LIVE

Living Simply

Rugby Unwrapped – trying to reduce packaging.

Rugby Unwrapped and Dave Kerruish – two routes to vastly reducing the amount of packaging associated with your weekly shop. As you may have read, Rugby Unwrapped is an initiative launched by friends Sharon Lee and Clair Saxton. They have set up shop in Church Street (opposite HSBC bank) offering a range of dried foods, spices and cleaning products which can be popped into your own bags, containers or reusable bottles depending on the product. Dave Kerruish sets up shop weekly (Thursdays 8am-4pm) in the hall next to Rugby Baptist Church in Regent Street. He also sells dried foods loose and cleaning product refills plus fresh veg, herbs, wholemeal bread etc. Active support will help both ventures.

Live Sustainably

Well, holiday season is upon us and doubtless some air travel may be involved. It may not be feasible in the time available to get the family away in a more environmentally-friendly way but, where possible, think about taking trains, cycling or walking rather than flying or travelling by car. Also, locally, look out for information about Transition Towns. It’s a topic now being discussed in Warwickshire with some people pushing for Rugby to embrace and encourage the community-based approach to a more environmentally sensitive way of living, especially at a time of exponential housing growth. Did anyone attend the Transition Town event at St Andrew’s Church in May? If so, let us know what you think. https://transitionnetwork.org

Live In Solidarity

Our tendency when thinking about “living in solidarity” is to think about those living in much poorer nations than ours and how we might help them by backing initiatives which promote proper rewards for products and labour. But we should also look closer to home exploring initiatives to help homeless people in Rugby (Hope4) and to put food on family tables (Rugby Foodbank). Sacred Heart parishioners are already committed to both causes but our help is needed year-round. Thank you.

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.

Return to LiveSimpy homepage.
Summer 2019

Parish diary this week

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The Nativity of John the Baptist, 15th century (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday June 24th (Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist)
Funeral of Margaret Reid, English Martyrs Church, Hillmorton, 2pm.
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Tuesday June 25th 
No Mass
Wednesday June 26th 
A Plastic Ocean – Rugby Friends of the Earth and Rugby Baptist Church present a film that uncovers alarming truths about plastic pollution and reveals solutions that can be put into immediate effect, 7.30pm at John Lees Hall, Rugby Baptist Church, Regent Place.
Mass at 7pm
Thursday June 27th (Feast of St Cyril of Alexandria)
No Mass
Friday June 28th (Solemnity of the Sacred Heart)
Mass at 9.30am 
Saturday June 29th
Mass for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday June 30th
Mass for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Tuesday July 2nd
UCM Pilgrimage to Walsingham. Places are available on a coach calling at Rugby. Telephone Mary Hope on 810880.
Thursday July 4th
Evening talk at Sacred Heart. Talk from Practical Action, the Rugby-based organisation working with communities worldwide to find practical answers to poverty. An opportunity to gain insight into technology-driven solutions and explore what we can do locally. Speaker name and start time to be confirmed. Save the date. All welcome.
Saturday July 6th
Rugby Justice & Peace Group meets at 10.45am in Sacred Heart parish hall. Anyone interested in issues ranging from climate change to domestic and world poverty very welcome – just turn up.
Sunday July 7th
Annual Garden Party in aid of Rob’s Fund in Stella’s Garden. 70, Lime Tree Avenue from 2pm. Admission £3 including Tea and Cake. Children free. Live music, BBQ & Curry, Raffles, Tombola, Stalls. Further details from Stella 01788 816904.
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Parish diary this week

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Allegory of the Eucharist, by an unknown artist. (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday June 17th
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Tuesday June 18th
No Mass
Wednesday June 19th 
Mass at 7pm
Thursday June 20th
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday June 21st (Feast of St Aloysius Gonzaga)
Mass at 9.30am
Saturday June 22nd
Mass for Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday June 23rd
Mass for Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Monday June 24th
Funeral of Margaret Reid, English Martyrs Church, Hillmorton, 2pm.
Wednesday June 26th 
A Plastic Ocean – Rugby Friends of the Earth and Rugby Baptist Church present a film that uncovers alarming truths about plastic pollution and reveals solutions that can be put into immediate effect, 7.30pm at John Lees Hall, Rugby Baptist Church, Regent Place.
Tuesday July 2nd
UCM Pilgrimage to Walsingham. Places are available on a coach calling at Rugby. Telephone Mary Hope on 810880.
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Parish diary this week

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 The Most Holy Trinity, on iconostaisis in the church of St. George in Guke near Pljevlja – Republic of Montenegro (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday June 10th (Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church)
See newsletter for service times
Tuesday June 11th (Feast of St Barnabas, Apostle)
See newsletter for service times
Wednesday June 12th 
See newsletter for service times
Thursday June 13th (Feast of St Antony of Padua)
See newsletter for service times
Friday June 14th
See newsletter for service times
Saturday June 15th
Mass for Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday June 16th
Mass for Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Wednesday June 26th 
A Plastic Ocean – Rugby Friends of the Earth and Rugby Baptist Church present a film that uncovers alarming truths about plastic pollution and reveals solutions that can be put into immediate effect, 7.30pm at John Lees Hall, Rugby Baptist Church, Regent Place.
Tuesday July 2nd
UCM Pilgrimage to Walsingham. Places are available on a coach calling at Rugby. Telephone Mary Hope on 810880.
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Parish diary this week

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Penteocst by Jean II Restout, 1732 (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday June 3rd (Feast of St Charles Lwanga and Companions)
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday June 4th
No Mass
Wednesday June 5th (Feast of St Boniface, Bishop and Martyr)
Mass at 7pm
Thursday June 6th
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
First Communion rehearsal in church at 6pm
Friday June 7th
Mass at 9.30am
Saturday June 8th
Mass for Pentecost Sunday, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday June 9th
Mass for Pentecost Sunday, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Sunday June 16th
First Communion
Wednesday June 26th
A Plastic Ocean – Rugby Friends of the Earth and Rugby Baptist Church present a film that uncovers alarming truths about plastic pollution and reveals solutions that can be put into immediate effect, 7.30pm at John Lees Hall, Rugby Baptist Church, Regent Place.
Tuesday July 2nd
UCM Pilgrimage to Walsingham. Places are available on a coach calling at Rugby. Telephone Mary Hope on 810880.
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Parish diary this week

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An icon of St Augustine of Canterbury (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday May 27th
Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Augustine of Canterbury)
Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday May 28th
No Mass
Funeral Mass for Janet Eyre, 1pm, English Martyrs Church, Hillmorton
Wednesday May 29th
Open Door in the hall at 1.45pm, tea and chat.
Mass at 7pm
Thursday May 30th
Mass at 7pm (Feast of the Ascension)
Friday May 31st
Mass at 9.30am (Feast of the Visitation)
Saturday June 1st
Confirmation rehearsal in church at 10am
Mass for Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday June 2nd
Mass for Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year C at 9.30am. Service of Confirmation with Bishop William.

Forthcoming events
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 Rita of Cascia by Antonio de Torres, c1720 (Public domain).

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday May 20th
First Communion programme in the hall at 6pm
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday May 21st
No Mass
Wednesday May 22nd (Feast of St Rita of Cascia)
Mass at 7pm
Thursday May 23rd
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Confirmation programme in the hall at 6pm
Friday May 24th
Mass at 9.30am
Saturday May 25th
Mass for Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday May 26th
Mass for Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Tuesday May 28th
Funeral Mass for Janet Eyre, 1pm, English Martyrs Church, Hillmorton
Wednesday May 29th
Open Door in the hall at 1.45pm, tea and chat.
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

St. Matthias by Robert van den Hoecke, (1622-68) Musee Municipal, Bergues (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday May 13th
See parish noticeboard
Tuesday May 14th
See parish noticeboard (Feast of St Matthias)
Wednesday May 15th
See parish noticeboard
Thursday May 16th
See parish noticeboard
Friday May 17th
See parish noticeboard
Saturday May 18th
Mass for Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday May 19th
Mass for Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
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