Worship and events this week

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The statue of Mary and the child Jesus at Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday September 28th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday September 29th – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of Sts Michael, Gabriel, Raphael)
Wednesday September 30th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Jerome)
Thursday October 1st – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Therese of the Child Jesus)
Friday October 2nd – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of the Guardian Angels)
Saturday October 3rd – Mass at 6pm (27th Sunday of Year B)
Sunday October 4th – Mass at 9.30am (27th Sunday of Year B)
Diary dates this week:
Monday September 28th – Monday Club for Senior Parishioners, 2pm in the hall.
Monday September 28th – Finance Committee meets at 7.30pm in the Presbytery.
Tuesday September 29th – Breaking the Word group discusses the Sunday Gospel, 2pm in the hall.
Wednesday September 30th – UCM meets at 7.45pm in the hall. Guest speaker is a nurse practitioner.
Thursday October 1st – Study group on Pope Francis’ letter, Laudato Si, 7.30pm in the parish hall.
Friday October 2nd – Family Fast Day
Coming soon:
Living Faith talks on Thursday nights in November, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th. To book places, follow this link.

Join us for Sunday worship

envelopeYou are welcome to join us to celebrate the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday October 4th at 9.30am, including a special liturgy for the children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 6pm.
This will be a special Mass celebrating God’s creation and giving thanks. It is also Cafod Harvest Fast Day. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: Sing out earth and skies
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: O bless the Lord…To God, be highest glory and praise forever. (Ps148)
Acclamation: Alleluia, your words, O Lord are spirit and life. Alleluia, open our hearts to your word. (Farrell)
Gifts: 694 All creatures of our God and King
Holy Holy: 1014 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Mem Acclamation: 1016 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Lamb of God: 1019 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Communion: 673 This day God gives me
Going forth: Laudate Si
This week’s Mass setting is the Mass of Christ the Saviour, written in 2007 by the American Catholic composer Dan Schutte, best known for writing Here I Am, Lord. We will be using this setting until the Feast of All Saints.

Worship and events this week

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Detail of stained glass at Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday September 21st – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Matthew)
Tuesday September 22nd – Mass at 9.30am
Wednesday September 23rd – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Pio of Pietrelcina)
Thursday September 24th – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham)
Friday September 25th – Mass at 9.30am. Funeral Mass for Anne Horan at Noon.
Saturday September 26th – Mass at 6pm (26th Sunday of Year B)
Sunday September 27th – Mass at 9.30am (26th Sunday of Year B)
Diary dates this week:
Monday September 21st – Monday Club for Senior Parishioners, 2pm in the hall.
Wednesday September 23rd – Rugby Association of Our Lady of Walsingham meets for Mass at 7.30pm at English Martyrs Church, Hillmorton.
Thursday September 24th – Study group on Pope Francis’ letter, Laudato Si, 7.30pm in the parish hall.
Coming soon:
Living Faith talks on Thursday nights in November, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th. To book places, follow this link.
Monday September 28th – Finance Committee meets at 7.30pm in the Presbytery.
Tuesday September 29th – Breaking the Word group discusses the Sunday Gospel, 2.30pm in the hall.
Wednesday September 30th – UCM meets at 7.45pm in the hall. Guest speaker is a nurse practitioner.

Join us for Sunday worship

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We continue to read the Gospel of St Mark.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday September 27th at 9.30am, including a special liturgy for the children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 6pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 257 This is the day
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: The precepts of the Lord gladden your heart (Ps18, p147)
Acclamation: Alleluia, your words, O Lord are spirit and life. Alleluia, open our hearts to your word. (Farrell)
Gifts: 608 Take my hands
Holy Holy: 1014 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Mem Acclamation: 1016 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Lamb of God: 1019 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Communion: 309 Spirit of God, rest on your people
Going forth: 974 Colours of day
This week’s Mass setting is the Mass of Christ the Saviour, written in 2007 by the American Catholic composer Dan Schutte, best known for writing Here I Am, Lord. We will be using this setting until the Feast of All Saints.

Live Simply Newsletter – September 2015

RESPONDING TO POPE FRANCIS’ CHALLENGE

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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

Shelter and Food

Many of those who responded to the live Simply survey we conducted earlier in the year wanted to know more about what they could do locally, especially to help people who are homeless.

Hope4 Rugby, started by the Rugby Churches, is the local charity which helps people who are homeless or badly-housed. They provide practical support helping people to find jobs and accommodation, sign-posting to other agencies, IT facilities for job-hunting, advice, helping with benefit claims and job applications, food, showers, laundry facilities and beds for rough-sleepers in the winter.

They are always looking for new volunteers.  A volunteer application form can be downloaded from their website. The new volunteer co-ordinator is Patricia Lole – email: newvolunteers@hope4.org.uk or call 01788 544 732

At present they need the following volunteers:

  • Someone to help with laundry on a regular basis
  • Catering leaders to cook lunches for up to 35 guests
  • People to help serve lunches and clear away afterwards
  • Team Leaders for Hope4U for Monday, Wednesday or Friday evenings once a month

Also with Winter just around the corner, some people might be interested in helping out with the Winter Shelter which is usually offered between 1 December 2015 and 31 March 2016 (dates may be subject to change). Again, consult Hope4 Rugby for full details.

Rugby Foodbank

Sacred Heart parishioners are good supporters of Rugby Foodbank. It opened its doors in March 2012 and since then has helped 9060 people including 3416 children. So far in 2015 the Foodbank is helping feed an average of 249 people a month including an average of 90 children.  Donations since opening have been over 120 tonnes of food.

The Foodbank will provide emergency food for anyone in a crisis, including those who are homeless, as long as they have been referred by one of the 100 or so care agencies within Rugby.

The Foodbank website provides a weekly update of what goods they need most urgently and what they have got enough of – so always good to check the site very quickly before you do weekly shop. Items can be left in the red boxes provided in the Narthex. Volunteers from the parish drop off contributions to the Foodbank each week.  Check the Parish website too for posts/updates.

September 2015

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Changes in the life of our parishes

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Father Gerry Murray will have responsibility as Parish Priest for Sacred Heart and English Martyrs.

Father Fitzpatrick will soon be leaving English Martyrs and it has been decided that the three parishes will be served by Father Gerry Murray and Father Matthew Pittam. Father Gerry will have responsibility as parish priest for Sacred Heart and English Martyrs, and Father Matthew for Monks Kirby. Each parish will keep their separate identity. This is a significant change in the life of the parishes, and Father Gerry and Father Matthew would appreciate your prayers, co-operation, patience and understanding as this change takes place.

Worship and events this week

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These are the daily services this week:
Monday September 14th – Mass at 7pm (Exaltation of the Holy Cross)
Tuesday September 15th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Our Lady of Sorrows)
Wednesday September 16th – Mass at 7pm (Saints Cornelius and Cyprian)
Thursday September 17th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday September 18th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday September 19th – Mass at 6pm (25th Sunday of Year B)
Sunday September 20th – Mass at 9.30am (25th Sunday of Year B)
Diary dates this week:
Monday September 14th – No Monday Club for Senior Parishioners this week.
Tuesday September 15th – Breaking the Word discussion group on next Sunday’s Gospel, 2.30pm in the hall.
Thursday September 17th – Study group on Pope Francis’ letter, Laudato Si, 7.30pm in the parish hall.
Coming soon:
Living Faith talks on Thursday nights in November. To book places, follow this link.

Join us for Sunday worship

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We continue to read the Gospel of St Mark.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday September 20th at 9.30am, including a special liturgy for the children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 6pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 759 Join in the dance
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: The Lord upholds my life, give praise to his name (Ps53, p147)Acclamation: Farrell
Gifts: 924 Will you let me be your servant?
Holy Holy: 1014 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Mem Acclamation: 1015 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Lamb of God: 1019 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Communion: 496 Come and eat this bread
Going forth: 471 Jubilate, everybody
This week’s Mass setting is the Mass of Christ the Saviour, written in 2007 by the American Catholic composer Dan Schutte, best known for writing Here I Am, Lord. We will be using this setting until the Feast of All Saints.

Support the Rugby food bank

foodbank_photo gallery 3_donating-foodThere are an estimated 12,500 people living on the edge of poverty in Rugby including 14 per cent of our town’s children. The Rugby Food Bank supports them. By simply donating a tin of food, you are helping to make a difference in the community. Items needed are coffee, hot chocolate, pasta sauces, tinned vegetables, snack meals, tomatoes, meat, rice and sponge puddings, sugar, UHT milk, fruit juice and toothpaste. If you can spare any of these, please bring them along to the narthex at Sacred Heart Church. There is a rota of parishioners who deliver the goods to the food bank. Find out about the national food bank initiative here.