Join us for Sunday worship

stmark-304x270You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 14th Sunday of Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday July 4th at 9.30am and this will include a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 6pm. This is what we will be singing:
Gathering: 713 Sing of the Lord’s goodness
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: 524 Pershore
Psalm: Our eyes are on the Lord till he show us his mercy. (Ps122, p133)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 779 O God, you search me and you know me
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, there is one God who is Father of all (Taize)
Going forth: 721 O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder

Worship and events this week

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThese are the Mass times this week at Sacred Heart:
Monday June 29th – 7pm
Tuesday June 30th – 9.30am
Wednesday July 1st – 7pm
Thursday July 2nd – 9.30am
Friday July 3rd – 9.30am (Feast of St Thomas, Apostle)
Saturday July 4th – 6pm (14th Sunday in Year B)
Sunday July 5th – 9.30am (14th Sunday in Year B)
Events this week:
Sunday 28th at 2.30pm – Strawberry Fayre at Mater Ecclesia Convent, Street Ashton, CV33 0PJ.
Monday 29th at 2pm – Monday Club for senior parishioners in the hall.
Thursday July 2nd at 7.30pm – Parish Meeting, Sacred Heart Church Hall.

Feast of St Peter and St Paul

peter and paulYou are welcome to join us to celebrate the Feast of St Peter and St Paul at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday June 28th at 9.30am and this will include a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 6pm. This is what we will be singing:
Gathering: 380 Into a world of darkness
Penitential Rite: 516 Taize
Gloria: 529 Celtic
Psalm: From all my terrors, the Lord set me free (Ps33, p216)
Acclamation: Farrell (REFRAIN: Alleluia! Your words, O Lord, are spirit and life. Alleluia! Open our hearts to your word)
Gifts: 387 For all the saints who showed your love
Holy Holy: 559 Mass of Hope
Mem Acclamation: 560/1 Mass of Hope
Lamb of God: 595 Foster
Communion: 667 Adoramus te Domine
Going forth: 964 You shall cross the barren desert

Worship and events this week

MaChurch-26ss times this week at Sacred Heart are:
Monday June 22nd – 7pm (St John Fisher and St Thomas More)
Tuesday June 23rd – 9.30am
Wednesday June 24th – 7pm (Birth of St John the Baptist)
Thursday June 25th – 9.30am
Friday June 26th – 9.30am
Saturday June 27th – 6pm (St Peter and Paul)
Sunday June 28th – 9.30am (St Peter and Paul)
Events this week:
Monday 22nd at 2pm – Monday Club for senior parishioners in the hall.
Tuesday 23rd at 2.30pm – Breaking the Word scripture reflection in the hall.
Wednesday 24th at 7.45pm – UCM social evening in the hall.
Sunday 28th at 2.30pm – Strawberry Fayre at Mater Ecclesia Convent, Street Ashton, CV33 0PJ.

New Encyclical published

pope-francis_2541160bPope Francis has published his new Encyclical on the environment. It calls for fossil fuels to replaced as soon as possible. He urges the richer world to make changes in lifestyle and energy consumption to avert the unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem.

The encyclical, named “Laudato Si (Be Praised), On the Care of Our Common Home”, aims to inspire everyone – not just Roman Catholics – to protect the Earth. You can read the full text of the document by going to here. There is an overview of the document here.

12th Sunday of Year B

DSC01829You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday June 21st at 9.30am and this will include a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 6pm. This is what we will be singing:
Gathering: 473 We come to share our story
Penitential Rite: 516 Taize
Gloria: 529 Celtic
Psalm: O give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever (Ps106, p131)
Acclamation: Farrell (REFRAIN: Alleluia! Yor words, O Lord, are spirit and life. Alleluia! Open our hearts to your word)
Gifts: 608 Take my hands
Holy Holy: 559 Mass of Hope
Mem Acclamation: 560/1 Mass of Hope
Lamb of God: 595 Foster
Communion: 633 Eat this bread
Going forth: 946 Thanks be to God

Holiday Club winners

The Holiday Club draw for the main £1,000 prize took place on Sunday June 7th after the 9.30am Mass. The winners were Ellen Crompton (£1,000), R. Haywood (£150) and S. Kynoch (£50). New members are welcome to join for this, our main fundraiser for the parish. See Theresa, Tony or Jim who will be in the hall after Mass. The club draw makes £2,500 proft which is a significant boost to our parish income.

Live Simply Newsletter – June 2015

livesimply prayer (verse 2)

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

laudato-siPope Francis’ long-awaited encyclical on climate change and the environment, Laudato Si, has now been published.  In it Pope Francis makes the link between poverty and climate change – how human industrial-scale intervention disrupts eco systems, robbing people of livelihoods and food to survive.

As individuals it’s easy to feel powerless to make any real difference. Yet the personal choices we make about how we live are important. Think “Need not Greed”; consider making sustainable choices more often. Together as families, as parishes, as towns, as countries, we can make a difference.

Diet:

Help reduce the pollution caused globally by transportation by:

  • Buying food produced locally, where possible
  • Buying food that is in season
  • Buying unpackaged fruit, vegetables, meat and fish
  • Growing your own

Energy Consumption:

  • Energy companies abound with hints and tips on how to make homes more energy efficient. Look for a checklist on the website of your electricity or gas supplier and see if you’ve done all you can.
  • Make energy efficiency a criteria when buying a new fridge or freezer or washing machine or other household appliance
  • Adjust the temperature on your fridge, your washing machine and your water heater.

Transport

  • Do you need to use the car so often? Your health permitting, think about walking or cycling.
  • Could you car-share to come to church or for the school run?
  • Take the bus into town rather than driving in.

www.climateoutreach.org.uk/community-and-individual-action-on-climate-change/
www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/climate-change/solutions/individual-action/
http://www.cafod.org.uk/
http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/

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Live Simply Newsletter – May 2015

FairtradeTRADING FAIRLY

Fair Trade has become part of the retail lexicon – a term we recognise as conveying some degree of social conscience behind the production of goods sold in our high streets.

Fair Trade principles have operated for more than 60 years. The now recognisable “Fairtrade” campaign is more than 20 years old. Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for small-scale farmers.

In 1967, Pope Paul VI in “The Development of Peoples” encyclical stated that market prices, though freely agreed, can be unfair… free trade can only be called just when it conforms to the demands of social justice. Writing this year for Independent Catholic News (ICN) Father Shay Cullen praised Fair Trade as a strong successful way to bring justice to the poor. He argued that by addressing issues of poverty and social justice Fair Trade had a role to play in helping those desperate migrants to thrive in their home countries.

Coffee was the first Fairtrade product appearing in UK shops in 1994. It exemplifies a fundamental principle of Fairtrade that establishing a minimum floor price for a product offers producers the market stability they need to survive and prosper.

Fairtrade has its critics. This month’s Ethical Consumer investigation into coffee products and shops stated that Fairtrade standards do not regulate wages if a smallholder employs less than a “significant number” of workers, generally said to be around 20. There is no requirement on someone employing fewer than 20 people even to pay the legal minimum wage.

Tips:

  • Look for the Fairtrade Foundation logo (right)when shopping
  • Fairtrade applies to retailers not just products. Check online on sites such as Ethical Consumer to see if they are rated
  • Shop with a list to control your spending so that you are in a position to make the Fairtrade choice, which may cost a little more.

Food for Thought

A “resource footprint” report by Trucost commissioned by Friends of the Earth contains astounding facts about the scale of natural resources used to make common items such a mobile phones and leather boots e.g. 13 tons of water needed to make a smartphone! Link to The Independent’s story: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/revealed-the-shocking-amount-of-resources-needed-to-make-products-such-as-mobile-phones-coffee-and-tshirts-10233672.html

Links

http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/
http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/
http://www.cafod.org.uk/
http://www.amnesty.org.uk/

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