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 Canon 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.

Mass for the Second Sunday of Advent

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Here is Mass for the Second Sunday of Advent from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: O people of Sion, behold, the Lord will come to save the  nations, and the Lord will make the glory of his voice heard in the joy of your  heart.  

First Reading: A reading from the prophet Baruch. God means to show your splendour to every nation.  

Response: Psalm 125 What marvels the Lord worked for us! Indeed we were glad.  

Second Reading: A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Philippians. Be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Prepare away for the Lord, make his  paths straight, and all mankind shall see the salvation of God. Alleluia!  

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke. All mankind shall see the salvation of God. 

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS= Live Stream as indicated

Saturday 4th 5pm at SH Rosie Richardson RIP LS 

Sunday 5th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes  

Sunday 5th 11am at EM John McStay RIP LS 

Monday 6th 10am at SH Winnie Guy RIP LS  

Tuesday 7th 10am at SH Sick and Housebound of the Parishes LS  

Wednesday 8th 7pm at SH Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception LS 

Thursday 9th 11am at EM Private Intention 

Friday 10th 7pm at SH Private Intention LS 

Saturday 11th 5pm at SH People of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 12th 9.30am at SH Archbishop Bernard (40th Ordination Anniversary)

Sunday 12th 11 am at EM Eunice Boden, Janis Prizavaitis RIP LS

SYNODALITY WALKING TOGETHER. On Thursday 9nd December at 7pm for  half an hour there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Sacred Heart Church  followed by an Introduction and initial meeting in the Parish Hall at 7.30pm. This will be for  an hour. PLEASE join us for this important event . This is intended for parishioners of English  Martyrs and Sacred Heart. All are very welcome. Thank you to all who attended the meeting  on Thursday afternoon. It would be good to hear from the full age range of our parish  communities. I would encourage the younger members to attend if they can. We need to  hear, listen and share a range of experiences. 

 CHRISTMAS MASSES 2021 

Christmas Eve 24th December: English Martyrs 5pm, Sacred Heart 8pm

Christmas Day 25th December: Sacred Heart 9.30am, English Martyrs 11am

Sunday 26th December : Holy Family Feast : Sacred Heart 9.30am, English Martyrs 11 am. 

Sacred Heart ; The Childrens’ Liturgy has started up again at Sunday Mass. There are the usual two groups for the children. All are welcome. Tea and Coffee in the Hall after Sunday Mass at Sacred Heart. All welcome. 

SECOND COLLECTION this weekend for the Poor Parishes of the Diocese  

CHRISTMAS GIFTS – Why not CAFOD WORLD GIFTS? Catalogues available and  online. Thoughtful Gifts from you for those who are in great need of the basics of life in  different parts of the world. Please take a copy or look on Cafod website. 

Live More Simply this Advent and Christmas 

All are welcome to join the next online meeting of the Diocesan Climate Group on Tuesday  14 December at 7pm via Zoom. 

Inspired by COP26 even more parishes and schools across the Archdiocese have signed up to  CAFOD’s livesimply award, as we look to reduce our carbon footprints. 

In this webinar we will ask what decarbonisation actually means and how parishes can  support a carbon reduction. 

Please register here: http://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/Event/living-more-simply-this-advent and-christmas 

LOVE – from the CAFOD Advent Calendar  

‘John went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the  forgiveness of sins’ 

Merciful God, you sent John the Baptist to preach repentance. Forgive us for the times when we  have done wrong, when we have hurt other people and damaged our earth. Lead us to make a  change, to live differently, preparing a way and making paths straight. Amen. 

Mass for the First Sunday of Advent

Here is Mass for the First Sunday of Advent, Year C, from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: To you, I lift up my soul, O my God. In you, I have trusted; let me not be put to shame. Nor let my enemies exult over me; and let no one  who hope in you be put to shame.  

First Reading: A reading from the prophet Jeremiah. I will make a virtuous Branch grow for David.  

Response: Psalm 24 To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.  

Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the Thessalonians. May the Lord confirm your hearts in holiness when Christ comes.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Let us see, O Lord, your mercy and give  us your saving help. Alleluia!  

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke. Your liberation is near at hand.  

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS= Live Stream as indicated

Saturday 27th 5pm at SH McElhatton Family Deceased LS 

Sunday 28th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes  

Sunday 28th 11 am at EM Deceased Members of EM and SH Parishes LS

Monday 29th 10am at SH Private Intention  

Tuesday 30th 10am at SH Family and Friends  

Wednesday 1st 7pm at SH Private Intention  

Thursday 2nd 11am at EM Ints of English Martyrs School  

Friday 3rd 7pm at SH Ed and Mary Cashel  

Saturday 4th 5pm at SH Rosie Richardson RIP  

Sunday 5th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes 

Sunday 5th 11am at EM John Mc Stay RIP

SYNODALITY A CALL TO OUR PARISHES. 

On Thursday 2nd December at 2pm for half an hour there will be Adoration of  the Blessed Sacrament at Sacred Heart Church followed by an Introduction and  initial meeting in the Parish Hall at 2.30pm. This will be for an hour. There will be a similar programme on 9th December at 7pm also at Sacred Heart.  PLEASE join us for this important event. This is intended for parishioners of  English Martyrs and Sacred Heart. All are very welcome.  

Pope Francis has asked the whole Church throughout the world to engage in a process of  learning, listening and discerning together to see how the Holy Spirit is directing us as we  face the challenges of living our faith in this (hopefully) Post Covid world. This is something  new and quite unique in the life of the Church. We also have our Diocesan Vision proposed  by the Archbishop asking us to look at four important themes: Evangelisation, Formation,  Worship and Sacramental Life and Charity and Social Outreach.  

Please make this a part of your Advent programme. 

ENGLISH MARTYRS PARISH CHRISTMAS MEAL – Sunday 5th December 3.30pm.at Hillmorton  Manor. We look forward to this community gathering next weekend. Thanks to all who have  booked and those who have made the arrangements. Bookings must be in by today  ,Sunday.  

CAFOD WORLD GIFTS– Catalogues available and online. Thoughtful Gifts from you for  those who are in great need of the basics of life in different parts of the world. Please take a copy or look on Cafod website

THE SOWER is our Diocesan Magazine. It comes out three times a year and is free. Please  take a copy and read it. It has lots of interesting news from around our diocese.  

ADVENT Walk with Me Prayer Books available and Advent Calendars to help our Advent  prayers and reflection. 

HOPE 

‘Stay awake, praying at all times’ Luke 21;36. 

Eternal God, you will come when we do not expect you. 

Help us to welcome you now in one another, to reach out to our sisters and  brothers in need of care and support. And in this way may we be found ready, when you come again in glory. Amen.  (prayer from the CAFOD Advent Calendar).

Mass for the Feast of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year B

Here is Mass for the Feast of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: How worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power  and divinity, and wisdom and strength and honour. To him belong glory and  power for ever and ever.  

First Reading: A reading from the prophet Daniel, His sovereignty is and eternal sovereignty.  

Response: Psalm 92 The Lord is king, with majesty enrobed. 

Second Reading: A reading from the book of the Apocalypse. Ruler of the kings of the earth…he made us a line of kings, priests to serve his God.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Blessings on him who coms in the  name of the Lord! Blessings on the coming kingdom of our father David. Alleluia!  

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to John. It is you who say I am a king.  

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS= Live Stream as indicated Saturday 20th 5pm at SH People of the Parishes LS. 

Sunday 21st 9.30am at SH Deceased Members Fadden Family 

Sunday 21st 11 am at EM Mary Fitzgerald RIP LS 

Monday 22th 10am at SH No Mass Today  

Tuesday 23th 10am at SH No Mass Today  

Wednesday 24th 10.30am EM Funeral Mass Austin Gooch RIP  

Wednesday 24th 7pm at SH Private Intention LS  

Thursday 25th 11am at EM Isabel O’Hanlon RIP  

Friday 26th 7pm at SH Philomena Gallagher RIP LS 

Saturday 27th 5pm at SH McElhatton Family Deceased LS 

Sunday 28th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes 

Sunday 28th 11 am at EM Deceased Parishioners of EM and SH LS

ENGLISH MARTYRS: We are completing another set of First Holy Communions at Masses on  Saturdays 20th and 27th November at 11 am. Families only. Please pray for the children and  their families. Thanks to the school staff for all their dedication in helping the children  prepare so well for this important celebration. 

It is hoped to commence First Holy Communion Classes for children not in Catholic school which are run by SH Parish in the new Year. Details when available. 

RETIRING COLLECTION: This Weekend for the Diocesan Youth Services ( Kenelm Trust). 

ENGLISH MARTYRS PARISH CHRISTMAS MEAL- Sunday 5th December 3.30pm. This has been  booked at Hillmorton Manor. All are welcome. Please collect Menus and Booking form from Caroline if you haven’t already had one and return as soon as possible with your booking. Please return your Booking Forms and Payments. Closing date Sunday 28th

Red Mission Boxes at English Martyrs: Thank you for supporting the Missions with your prayers, support and contributions over this year. Some Red Boxes may still need to be  emptied, if so please bring them into Church within the next two weeks November 14th. – November 28th. Or contact Margaret. Rugby 572598. 

CAFOD WORLD GIFTS– Catalogues available and online. Thoughtful Gifts from you for  those who are in great need of the basics of life in different parts of the world. Please take a  copy or look on Cafod website. 

SYNODALITY A CALL TO OUR PARISHES. Pope Francis has asked the whole  Church throughout the world to engage in a process of learning, listening and discerning  together to see how the Holy Spirit is directing us as we face the challenges of living our faith  in this (hopefully) Post Covid world. This is something new and quite unique in the life of the  Church. We also have our Diocesan Vision proposed by the Archbishop asking us to look at  four important themes: Evangelisation, Formation, Worship and Sacramental Life and  Charity and Social Outreach. We are planning to make a start by offering two invitations and opportunities to look at this together. I would ask English Martyrs to come together with  Sacred Heart so we can share this work together. You don’t need to attend both events.  

On Thursday 2nd December at 2pm for half an hour there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Sacred Heart Church followed by an Introduction and initial meeting in the Parish Hall. This will be for an hour. There will be a similar programme on 9th December at 7pm also at Sacred Heart. I am grateful to Richard Potter for agreeing to be our Synodality Rep with the Diocese. It would be good if we could make a start on this important project before Christmas. It will continue in the new year. Please join us on this journey with your  presence and your prayer. We need to talk, listen and learn together. No amount of homilies  however wise or otherwise will achieve this. 

SUNDAY MASS : Our Bishops have issued a new letter about this. They have not reimposed the Sunday obligation. They are asking people to review their current weekend arrangements shopping, pub, visiting etc and if they are not attending Mass at present to return unless there are factors that may hinder this. You can find the whole letter on the cbew  (catholic bishops of England and wales) website or the diocesan site. 

Mass for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: The Lord said; I think thoughts of peace and not of  affliction. You will call upon me, and I will answer you, and I will bring back  your captives from every place.  

First Reading: A reading from the prophet Daniel. When that time comes, your own people will be spared.  

Response: Psalm 15 Preserve me, O God, I take refuge in you

Second Reading: A reading from the letter to the Hebrews. By virtue of one single offering, he has achieved the eternal perfection of all  whom he is sanctifying.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Stay awake and stand ready, because  you do not know the hour when the Son of Man is coming. Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark. He will gather his chosen from the four winds.  

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS= Live Stream as indicated

Saturday 13th 5pm at SH Fergus and Mary Reynolds RIP LS  

Sunday 14th at SH 9.30 am People of the Parishes 

Sunday 14th at EM 11.30am Remembrance Sunday Ronald Youson RIP LS 

Monday 15th 10am at SH Betty Reynolds RIP LS  

Tuesday 16th 10am at SH Kitty Henry RIP LS  

Wednesday 17th 7pm at SH No Mass today  

Thursday 18th 12 noon at EM Funeral Mass Marceline Kelleher RIP 

Friday 19th 7pm at SH Dec Members Burke Family LS  

Saturday 20th 5pm at SH People of the Parishes LS 

Sunday 21th 9.30am at SH Deceased Members Fadden Family 

Sunday 21th 11 am at EM Mary Fitzgerald RIP LS 

ENGLISH MARTYRS: We will be celebrating another set of First Communions at Masses on  Saturdays 20th and 27th November at 11 am. Families only. Please pray for the children and  their families. 

ENGLISH MARTYRS:

Funeral Mass, Thurs 18th November 12 noon Marceline Kelleher RIP

Funeral Mass, Wed 24th November 10.30am Austin Gooch RIP. May they rest in peace. 

ENGLISH MARTYRS PARISH CHRISTMAS MEAL

This has been booked at Hillmorton Manor for Sunday 5th December at 3.30 pm . All are  welcome. Please collect Menus and Booking form from Caroline if you haven’t already had  one and return as soon as possible with your booking. Places limited so please book early.  Closing date Sunday 28th

Red Mission Boxes at English Martyrs : Thank you for supporting the Missions with your  prayers ,support and contributions over this year. Some Red Boxes may still need to be  emptied, if so please bring them into Church within the next two weeks November 14th. – November 28th. Or contact Margaret. Rugby 572598. 

FIVE BIBLE STUDIES ON THE ADVENT SUNDAY GOSPELS 

Mauro Iannicelli will break open the forthcoming Advent Sunday Gospels with in-depth teaching and stimulating questions. As a result, you will experience Sunday Mass in a new way! 

Five Wednesdays: 24 Nov | 1 Dec | 8 Dec | 15 Dec | 22 Dec (7-8pm UK  Time). Free of Charge | LIVE sessions on YouTube. 

Info & Registration: https://comeandsee.org/advent 

People have found these studies helpful and interesting. Why not try it? 

HELP WITH TEACHING ENGLISH; The Benn Partnership Centre is looking for qualified ESOL  Teachers (volunteer role currently) to teach asylum seekers and refugees currently staying  at the Dunchurch Park Hotel. We are also looking for volunteers who would be willing to  join any English sessions to assist those teaching. We would like anyone interested to sign  up as a volunteer at the Benn Partnership Centre as they will then be covered by our policies  and our insurance. If anyone is interested, they can contact the Centre on 01788 553033  or info@bennpartnershipcentre.org.uk and the right forms will be sent. 

RUGBY CHRISTMAS CRACKER : is again planning to raise funds and awareness of  developing world issues. We are having a café again this year and are running the radio and  evening restaurant. Our premises are in the Rugby Centre between Subway and Iceland We  will be offering the option of a takeaway meal or a sit down meal. The radio will also be either in a studio or the option will be to do it from your own home. We will still need plenty  of volunteers to help with food prep, serving etc, 

We are starting to take bookings so if you would like to book a meal for your group or  friends please contact me on the email below. If you would like to be involved please  register on line via the website (wp.rugbycracker.org.uk) or email me on  katiethomas@ntlworld.com . If you would like more information please contact me on  07757562504. All ages are welcome  

CAFOD WORLD GIFTS– Catalogues available and online. Thoughtful Gifts for those who  are in great need of the basics of life in different parts of the world. Please take a copy. 

Mass for the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: Let my prayer come into your presence. Incline your ear  to my cry for help, O Lord.  

First Reading: A reading from the first book of the Kings. The widow made a little scone for her meal and brought it to Elijah.  

Response: Psalm 145 My soul, give praise to the Lord.  

Second Reading: A reading from the letter to the Hebrews. Christ offers himself only once to take the faults of many on himself.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! How happy are the poor in spirit, theirs  is the kingdom of heaven. Alleluia!  

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark. This poor widow has put in more than all.  

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS= Live Stream as indicated 

Saturday 6th 5pm at SH People of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 7th 9.30 am at SH All who have died of Covid no LS 

Sunday 7th 11am at EM Alfred Giddings RIP LS  

Monday 8th 10am at SH No Mass today LS  

Tuesday 9th 10am at SH No Mass today LS  

Wednesday 10th 7pm at SH Kitty Henry RIP LS  

Thursday 11th 11 am at EM No Mass today  

Friday 12th 7pm at SH Dec Members Clarke Family LS  

Saturday 13th 5pm at SH Fergus and Mary Reynolds RIP 

Sunday 14th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes 

Sunday 14th 11.30am at EM Remembrance Sunday Ronald Youson RIP LS

ENGLISH MARTYRS: Funeral Mass 18th November 12 noon Marceline Kelleher RIP

Funeral Mass 24th November 10.30am Austin Gooch RIP 

May their Souls and the Souls of all the Faithful departed rest in peace.  

THIS WEEKEND We are asked to pray for the Victims of Covid and for all in the Health Services who looked after all who have suffered and are suffering from the Pandemic. 

ENGLISH MARTYRS PARISH CHRISTMAS MEAL

This has been booked at Hillmorton Manor for Sunday 5th December at 3.30 pm. All are welcome. Please collect Menus and Booking form from Caroline if you haven’t already had one and return as soon as possible with your booking. Places limited so please book early. Closing date Sunday 28th

RETIRING COLLECTION FOR THE JOHNSON ASSOCIATION Reg Charity 238681. This is the charity which supports financially sick and retired diocesan priests who have served in our  diocese. There are currently more than 50 priests receiving support. Please support the  Retiring Collection as you leave Church today. You can increase your donation by Gift Aid. Please complete one of the yellow envelopes. More information on the yellow leaflet. You  can also donate online. Thanks for your support.  

PLEASE NOTE – SOME CHANGES IN OUR SUNDAY ROUTINE 

Masks – Please continue to wear masks unless exempt. Masks available.  There is no longer need to be signed in. No Track and Trace. 

Entrances – Main entrance now in use 

Hand Sanitisers will be available at the doors for those who wish to use them.  

Ribbons – These will be removed so you can decide distancing for yourselves. Please be  sensitive to those who feel the need to distance and respect the feelings of those you do not  know.  

Holy Communion will be at the normal time in the Mass. Please come up in an orderly  manner as you are directed. Communion will be in the hand and under only one kind. 

Collections. Please use the baskets to donate to the Parish as you enter or leave Church. 

Remember if you are feeling ill, have any Covid symptoms or have been in contact with  those with Covid, please do not attend.  

Thank you for your cooperation with these necessary measures.  

CAFOD PRAYER FOR COP26= Let us continue to pray for a positive and fruitful outcome.

Loving God, 

We praise your name with all you have created. You are present in the whole universe, and  in the smallest of creatures. We acknowledge the responsibilities you have placed upon us  as stewards of your creation. May the Holy Spirit inspire all political leaders at COP26 as  they seek to embrace the changes needed to foster a more sustainable society. Instil in  them the courage and gentleness to implement fairer solutions for the poorest and most  vulnerable, 

and commit their nations to the care of Our Common Home. 

We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ your Son. Amen. 

Mass for the Feast of All Saints

 

Here is Mass for the Feast of All Saints from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: Let us all rejoice in the Lord, as we celebrate the feast day in  honour of all the Saints, at whose festival the Angels rejoice and praise the Son of  God.  

First Reading: A reading from the book of the Apocalypse. I saw a huge number, impossible to count, of people from every nation, race, tribe  and language.  

Response: Psalm 23 Such are the people who seek your face, O Lord. 

Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St John. We shall see God as God really is.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Come to me, all of you who labour and are  overburdened, and I will give you rest, says the Lord. Alleluia!  

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew  Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.  

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS= Live Stream as indicated 

Saturday 30th 5pm at SH Vigil of All Saints Alfred Canale-Parola RIP LS 

Sunday 31st 9.30am at SH All Saints In Thanksgiving MC not LS 

Sunday 31st 11am at EM Margaret Whitfield (100th Birthday) LS 

Monday 1st 7pm at SH LS Vigil Mass for All Souls 

Tuesday 2nd 10am at SH LS ALL SOULS DAY  

Wednesday 3rd 7pm at SH LS For success of COP26  

Thursday 4th 11 am at EM no LS Austin Gooch RIP 

Friday 5th 7pm at SH LS Alfred Canale-Parola RIP 

Saturday 6th 5pm at SH People of the Parishes LS 

Sunday 7th 9.30 am at SH All who have died of Covid noLS 

Sunday 7th 11am at EM Alfred Giddings RIP LS

PLEASE NOTE – SOME CHANGES FROM THIS WEEKEND 

Masks – Please continue to wear masks unless exempt. 

There is no longer need to be signed in. No Track and Trace. 

Entrances – Both entrances are in use. 

Hand Sanitisers will be available at the doors for those who wish to use them.  

Ribbons – These will be removed so you can decide distancing for yourselves. Please be sensitive to those who feel the need to distance and respect the feelings of those you do not know.  

Holy Communion will be at the normal time in the Mass. Please come up in an orderly manner as  you are directed. Communion will be in the hand and under only one kind. 

Collections. Please use the baskets to donate to the Parish as you enter or leave Church. 

Remember if you are feeling ill, have any Covid symptoms or have been in contact with those with  Covid, please do not attend.  

Thank you for your cooperation with these necessary measures.  

Pope Francis Prayer Intention for November  

People who suffer from Depression. We pray that people who suffer from depression or burn out  will find support and a light that opens them up to life. 

Recently Deceased: Austin Gooch. Funeral to be arranged at EM. Marcelline Kelleher, Funeral Mass at EM on Thursday 18th November at 12 noon. May they rest in peace. 

THE DIOCESAN VISION: Unfolding God’s Plan  

Our vision is to be a Catholic diocese which is faithful to the mission entrusted to us by Jesus Christ,  full of missionary disciples who work together co-responsibly in vibrant communities of faith, joyful  in their service of God and neighbour. Let us pray for the Church that she may receive from the  Holy Spirit the grace and strength to renew herself in the light of the Gospel. Amen. 

CAFOD PRAYER FOR COP26 

Loving God, 

We praise your name with all you have created. You are present in the whole universe, and in the  smallest of creatures. We acknowledge the responsibilities you have placed upon us as stewards of  your creation. May the Holy Spirit inspire all political leaders at COP26 as they seek to embrace the  changes needed to foster a more sustainable society. Instil in them the courage and gentleness to  implement fairer solutions for the poorest and most vulnerable, and commit their nations to the care of Our Common Home. 

We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ your Son. Amen. 

Mass for the 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice; turn to the Lord  and his strength; constantly seek his face.  

First Reading: A reading from the prophet Jeremiah. I will comfort the blind and the lame as I lead them back  

Response: Psalm 125 What marvels the Lord worked for us!  Indeed we were glad.

Second Reading: A reading from the letter to the Hebrews. You are a priest in the order of Melchizedek, and for ever.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! I am the light of the world, says the  Lord, anyone who follows me will have the light of life. Alleluia!

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark. Master let me see again.  

Communion Antiphon: We will ring out our joy at your saving help and exult  in the name of God. 

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS= Live Stream as indicated 

Saturday 23rd 5pm at SH LS Holy Souls  

Sunday 24th 9.30am at SH For the peoples of the parishes no LS 

Sunday 24th 11am at EM For the mission of the Church LS 

Monday 25th 10am at SH LS Private Intention  

Tuesday 26th 10am at SH LS Private Intention  

Wednesday 27th 7pm at SH LS Special Intention  

Thursday 28th 11 am at EM no LS Austin Goode RIP Recently deceased. 

Friday 29th 7pm at SH LS  

Saturday 30th Vigil of All Saints 5pm at SH Alfred Canale-Parola LS 

Sunday 31st Solemnity of All Saints In Thanksgiving MC 9.30 am at SH no LS 

Sunday 31st Solemnity of All Saints Margaret Whitfield (100th Birthday) 11am  at EM LS 

THIS WEEKEND = World Missions Day. We are asked to pray for and support  the missionary work of the Church which is being affected by the ongoing  pandemic in many countries. Please support the Retiring Collection after Mass.  

THE DIOCESAN VISION: Unfolding God’s Plan  

Our vision is to be a Catholic diocese which is faithful to the mission entrusted to us by Jesus  Christ, full of missionary disciples who work together co-responsibly in vibrant communities  of faith, joyful in their service of God and neighbour. Let us pray for the Church that she may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength to renew herself in the light of the  Gospel. Amen. 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2022 – We are planning our classes for 2022 now so if you wish your child to take part please email sacredheart.bilton@rcaob.org.uk with details as soon as  possible. These classes are intended for children not in Catholic school from both parishes.  

Rugby Foodbank – Contributions always welcome here at Church or through your local store.  

Hope 4 Clothing Project to support asylum seekers temporarily housed in Rugby. We need  for males: jeans – 30,32,34; jumpers M & L; trainers 9,10,11 and new boxer shorts. For  women we need Coats S,M,L (suitable for autumn and winter use) and underwear (new  only). For further information the team can be reached at donations@hope4.org.uk  Clothes can be dropped off at Dixon Hall, Vicarage Road, Rugby CV22 7AJ on Wednesday  2-4pm and Saturday 10am-12noon. Please DO NOT take donations to Hope 4. Thanks. 

COP 26 Prayer Event at St Andrew’s Church The Rugby Green Christian Group is organising  a drop in prayer event between 10am and noon on Saturday 30th October. This is an  opportunity to pray just as COP 26, the United Nations Climate Change Meeting, is about to  begin. There will be some prayer resources available to guide independent prayer, and there  will be 5 minutes of led prayers at half hourly intervals (10, 10.30, 11, 11.30 and just before  the end at noon). Please do pop in for a few minutes, or stay for as long as you would like.  All are welcome, and the coffee shop in the church will be open too �� 

CAFOD PRAYER FOR COP26 

Loving God, 

We praise your name with all you have created. You are present in the whole  universe, and in the smallest of creatures. We acknowledge the responsibilities you  have placed upon us as stewards of your creation. May the Holy Spirit inspire all  political leaders at COP26 as they seek to embrace the changes needed to foster a  more sustainable society. Instil in them the courage and gentleness to implement  fairer solutions for the poorest and most vulnerable, and commit their nations to the care of Our Common Home. 

We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ your Son. Amen. 

Mass for the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time,Year B

Here is Mass for the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: To you I call; for you will surely heed me, O God; turn your  ear to me; hear my words. Guard me as the apple of your eye; in the shadow  of your wings protect me.  

First Reading: A reading from the prophet Isaiah. If he offers his life in atonement, he shall see his heirs, he shall have a long life 

Response: Psalm 32 May your love be upon us O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.  

Second Reading: A reading from the letter to the Hebrews. Let us be confident in approaching the throne of grace  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! I am the Way, the Truth and the Life,  says the Lord; no one can come to the Father except through me. 

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark. The Son of Man came to give his life as a ransom for many  

Communion Antiphon: Behold the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear  him, who hope in his merciful love, to rescue their souls from death, to keep  them alive in famine 

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS= Live Stream as indicated  

Saturday 16th 5pm at SH Peoples of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 17th 9.30am at SH For the Synod No LS  

Sunday 17th 11am at EM Charles Russell Jnr. RIP LS  

Monday 18th 10 am Mass at SH Mylius Mnannia Oku (Operation) LS 

Tuesday 19th No Mass today  

Wednesday 20th No Mass today  

Thursday 21st 11 am Mass at EM Private Intention No LS  

Friday 22nd 7pm Mass at SH Sick and Housebound LS  

Saturday 23rd 5pm at SH LS  

Sunday 24th 9.30am at SH For the peoples of the parishes no LS  Sunday 24th 11am at EM LS For the mission of the Church

MASSES DURING THE WEEK AT SACRED HEART will now be held in the Day Chapel and livestreamed. They will be open to all. Please observe masks,  sanitise, distance etc. 

THE DIOCESAN VISION: Unfolding God’s Plan  

Our vision is to be a Catholic diocese which is faithful to the mission entrusted  to us by Jesus Christ, full of missionary disciples who work together co responsibly in vibrant communities of faith, joyful in their service of God and  neighbour. Let us pray for the Church that she may receive from the Holy Spirit  the grace and strength to renew herself in the light of the Gospel. Amen. 

THE SYNOD 2023 For a Synodal Church; Communion, Participation and Mission. Our diocesan process will be launched by Archbishop Bernard at a  special Mass this Sunday at St Chad’s Cathedral. He has issue a Pastoral Letter  and invites us all to participate at parish level. More details soon.  

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2022– We are planning our classes for 2022 now so  if you wish your child to take part please email sacredheart.bilton@rcaob.org.uk with details as soon as possible.  

MISSIO APF/RED BOX COLLECTION AT SACRED HEART. Please bring any Red Boxes to  Church so they can be counted and cash sent to support the Missions. Please have all  boxes/money in at the latest by Sunday 17th October 2021 which is World Mission Sunday.  

Rugby Foodbank – Contributions always welcome here at Church or through  your local store.  

Hope 4 Clothing Project to support asylum seekers temporarily housed in  Rugby. We need for males: jeans – 30,32,34; jumpers M & L; trainers 9,10,11  and new boxer shorts. For women we need Coats S,M,L (suitable for autumn  and winter use) and underwear (new only). For further information the team can be reached at donations@hope4.org.uk Clothes can be dropped off at Dixon Hall, Vicarage Road, Rugby CV22 7AJ on Wednesday 2-4pm and  Saturday 10am-12noon. Please DO NOT take donations to Hope 4. Thanks. 

COP 26 Prayer Event at St Andrew’s Church The Rugby Green Christian Group is organising a drop in  prayer event between 10am and 12noon on Saturday 30th October. This is an opportunity to pray  just as COP 26, the United Nations Climate Change Meeting, is about to begin. There will be some  prayer resources available to guide independent prayer, and there will be 5 minutes of led prayers at  half hourly intervals (10, 10.30, 11, 11.30 and just before the end at noon). Please do pop in for a  few minutes, or stay for as long as you would like. All are welcome, and the coffee shop in the  church will be open too ��

Mass for the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Here is Mass for the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: If you O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord who could stand? But with you is found forgiveness, O God of Israel. 

First Reading: A reading from the Book of Wisdom. Compared with wisdom I held riches as nothing 

Response: Psalm 89: Fill us with your love that we may rejoice. 

Second Reading: from the Letter of the Hebrews. The word of God can judge secret emotions and thoughts. 

Gospel AcclamationAlleluia, alleluia! How happy the poor in spirit; theirs is the kingdom of  heaven. Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark Go and sell everything you own and follow me 

Communion Antiphon: When the Lord appears, we shall be like him,  for we shall see him as he is. 

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS = Live Stream as indicated  

Saturday 09th 5pm at SH Baby Amelie Elizabeth RIP and her family. LS

Sunday 10th 9.30am at SH Deacon John Burrows RIP Anniversary 

Sunday 10th 11am at EM People of the Parishes LS  

Monday 11th at SH 10am Sick Parishioners Ints. Public Mass in Day Chapel 

Tuesday 12th at SH 10am Holy Souls.Public Mass in Day Chapel

Wednesday 13th at SH 7pm Our families and friends. Public Mass in Day Chapel

Thursday 14th EM at 11 am Candidates for First Holy Communion.

Public Mass  Friday 15th 7pm at SH Prisoners and their families. Public Mass in Day Chapel 

Saturday 16th 5pm at SH Peoples of the Parishes LS 

Sunday 17th 9.30am at SH For the Synod LS  

Sunday 17th 11 am at EM Charles Russell Jnr RIP LS

MASSES DURING THE WEEK AT SACRED HEART will now be held in the Day Chapel and livestreamed. They will be open to all. Please observe masks, sanitise, distance etc. We will move to the Main Church for larger events eg funerals, special events as necessary. 

LIVESTREAM MASSES: We hope these have been a benefit especially for the housebound and these unable to attend in person. From next weekend we will just livestream the Saturday evening Mass at Sacred Heart. We will continue to livestream the Sunday morning Mass from English Martyrs. 

PRISONERS’ SUNDAY TODAY : Please remember prisoners especially in our local prisons,  their families, prison staff and chaplains and the victims of crime. 

CANONICAL INSTALLATION : Canon Gerry and all present enjoyed the impressive ceremony of installation and Mass at St Chad’s on Tuesday. There is a recording of the ceremony on St Chad’s website and also photos, mainly of the back of Fr Gerry’s head. 

REST IN PEACE – Peggy Sidwell, Service at Rainsbrook Crematorium, Wednesday October  13th at 10.30am. 

THE DIOCESAN VISION: Unfolding God’s Plan 

Our vision is to be a Catholic diocese which is faithful to the mission entrusted to us by Jesus Christ, full of missionary disciples who work together co-responsibly in vibrant communities of faith, joyful in their service of God and neighbour. Let us pray for the Church that she may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength to renew herself in the light of the Gospel. Amen. 

THE SYNOD 2023 

For a Synodal Church; Communion, Participation and Mission. Pope Francis will launch the Synodal Process at a Mass in Rome this Sunday. Our diocesan process will be launched by Archbishop Bernard at a special Mass next Sunday at St Chads Cathedral. He will be issuing a Pastoral Letter about it and inviting our participation at parish level. We will be hearing much about this as the year goes on.  

MISSIO APF/RED BOX COLLECTION AT SACRED HEART.If you have a Red Box that requires  emptying please bring it in at the weekend Mass and leave it in the narthex. Your emptied box should  be ready for collection from the narthex the following weekend. Please have all boxes/money in at the  latest by Sunday 17th October 2021. 

Rugby Foodbank – Contributions always welcome here at Church or through your local store.

Mass for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: Within your will, O Lord, all things are established,  and there is none that can resist your will. For you have made all things,  the heaven and the earth, and all that is held within the circle of heaven;  you are the Lord of all.  

First Reading: A reading from the Book of Genesis. They become one body. 

Response: Psalm 127: R.v5. May the Lord bless us all the days of our  life.  

Second Reading: from the Letter of the Hebrews. The one who sanctifies, and the ones who are sanctified, are of the  same stock.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Your word is truth O Lord, consecrate us in the truth. Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark.

Communion Antiphon: Though many, we are one bread and one body,  for we all partake of the one Bread and one Chalice. 

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS = Live Stream as indicated  

Saturday 02nd 5pm at SH Kathleen Tarby RIP LS 

Sunday 03rd 9.30am at SH Baby Amelia Elizabeth RIP and Family LS 

Sunday 03rd 11 am at EM People of the Parishes LS  

Monday 04th at SH 10am  

Tuesday 05th at SH 10am No Mass Today 

Wednesday 06th at SH 7pm No Mass Today 

Thursday 07th EM at 11 am Public Mass Not LS  

Friday 08th at 7pm from SH Public Mass LS  

Saturday 09th 5pm at SH LS 

Sunday 10th 9.30am at SH LS Deacon John Burrows RIP Anniversary 

Sunday 10th 11 am at EM LS 

Rest in Peace – Peggy Sidwell, Service at Rainsbrook Crematorium, Wednesday  October 13th at 10.30am. 

CAFOD Family Fast Day – Climate Crisis Appeal- Please Donate. Our local experts are helping people all over the world to adapt to climate change  and protect our common home. This Family Fast Day, you can donate in the parish  using a CAFOD envelope or online through the CAFOD website (cafod.org.uk/climatecrisis) and help communities affected by the worst  impacts of the climate crisis. 

You can also add your voice to our online petition calling for our Prime Minister to  show leadership in tackling the climate crisis, cafod.org.uk/climate

And thank you for your generosity for our emergency appeals to support our sisters  and brothers in crisis in Afghanistan and Haiti. You can read more about CAFOD’s  response at cafod.org.uk/emergencies.  

CANON GERARD MURRAY: Fr Richard Walker, our Vicar General, and Fr Gerry will be formally installed as Canons of the Cathedral Chapter at a Mass on Tuesday at St Chad’s Cathedral celebrated by Bishop Stephen our auxiliary Bishop in the presence of Archbishop Bernard. The Mass will be livestreamed from St Chad’s on  their website http://www.stchadscathedral.org.uk at 12.15pm. Please remember us in your  prayers.  

THE DIOCESAN VISION: Unfolding God’s Plan 

Our vision is to be a Catholic diocese which is faithful to the mission entrusted to us  by Jesus Christ, full of missionary disciples who work together co-responsibly in  vibrant communities of faith, joyful in their service of God and neighbour. Let us pray for the Church that she may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and  strength to renew herself in the light of the Gospel. Amen. 

CREATION SUNDAY: We will be singing some hymns at the Sunday morning  Masses at SH and EM. We will need to mute the singing on the livestream because of copyright issues on YouTube. The Masses will be live streamed as normal. See words of the hymns on separate sheet. 

MISSIO APF/RED BOX COLLECTION AT SACRED HEART If you have a Red Box that requires  emptying please bring it in at the weekend Mass and leave it in the narthex. Your emptied box should  be ready for collection from the narthex the following weekend. Please have all boxes/money in at  the latest by Sunday 17th October 2021. 

Rugby Foodbank – Harvest Shopping List 2021: 

Tinned Carrots, Tinned peas, Tinned Sweetcorn, Tinned pulses, Tinned tomatoes,  Sponge Pudding, Tinned Rice Pudding, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Tinned Spaghetti,  Cream Crackers, Marmalade, Washing Capsules/Powder, Soap, Shower Gel,  Razors. Please donate locally at collection points in stores or bring to Church next  weekend. It would be wonderful if everyone could bring an item from the list or  donate in store. Thanks for your donations.