Join us for Sunday worship

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The baptismal font at Sacred Heart.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Feast of All Saints at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday November 1st 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: 646 Welcome all ye noble saints
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: Blessed are those who seek your face, O Lord (Ps23, p220).
Acclamation: Alleluia, your words, O Lord are spirit and life. Alleluia, open our hearts to your word. (Farrell)
Gifts: 387 For all the saints who showed your love
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: 667 Adoramus te Domine
Going forth: 822 Alleluia! Raise the Gospel
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.

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Live Simply Newsletter – October 2015

RESPONDING TO POPE FRANCIS’ CHALLENGE

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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.

In his encyclical Laudato Si’ Pope Francis is strongly critical of our throw-away culture. He challenges us as consumers to be more responsible in our buying habits taking care about how much we buy and questioning if what we buy has been fairly traded. One of the biggest scandals to which so many of us contribute is Food Waste.

Food Waste facts:

  • The UK throws away 4.2 million tonnes of food a year
    Every month the average family throws away £60 of food – £720 in a year.

Positive action:

  • Ethical Performance, an organisation that monitors how corporations behave, reports that there is now a Europe-wide value-chain approach to fight against food waste in the food services sector. Those involved in the field-to-plate initiative include Ardo, McCain, PepsiCo, SCA, Sodexo, Unilever Food Solutions and WWF. The initiative is driven by the International Food Waste Coalition which engages at every phase of food production and is now piloting a project in schools in different countries in the EU to identify where waste occurs and look for solutions. To know more visit: www.ethicalperformance.com/news/article/9268
  • Sainsbury’s has teamed up with Google to launch Food Rescue, an online tool which provides advice and recipes sainsburys-voice-search_articles_image3to help stop waste and start saving food that might otherwise go into the bin. www.sainsburyfoodrescue.co.uk
  • Many major supermarkets are now committed to better managing their food stocks to reduce the amount sent to landfill. Many donate perfectly edible products to Food Banks and local charities. Tesco, for example, works with food redistribution charity FareShare and has donated 2.3 million meals since late 2012. Tesco is also working with the UK Waste Reduction Action Programme (WRAP) to introduce “Love Food Hate Waste” hints and tips on the packaging of their fruit and vegetable products.
What can you do?
  • Check out the food waste policy of the supermarket you use most often – how do they compare with competitors? How transparent is their performance data?
  • Ask at Customer Service about the shop’s policy on food waste and also about their Fair Trade policy
  • Always shop with a list to avoid buying more than you need or are likely to consume
  • Buy and freeze – if it is more economic to buy a larger quantity, think about freezing the proportion that you will not be able to use immediately
  • Make mouth-watering dishes from leftovers. If you are not sure how, check online for ideas and easy-to-follow recipes or ask a fellow parishioner – you’d be amazed at the wealth of knowledge in the parish.
  • October 2015

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Worship and events this week

DSC_0635These are the daily services this week:
Monday October 19th – Mass at 7pm.
Tuesday October 20th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday October 21st – Mass at 7pm
Thursday October 22nd – Mass at 9.30am
Friday October 23rd – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday October 24th – Mass at 6pm (30th Sunday of Year B)
Sunday October 25th – Mass at 9.30am (30th Sunday of Year B)
Diary dates this week:
Monday October 19th – Monday Club for Senior Parishioners, 2pm in the hall.
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

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You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday October 25th 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: 473 We come to share our story
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: What marvels the Lord worked for us! Indeed we were glad. (Ps125, p152).
Acclamation: Alleluia, your words, O Lord are spirit and life. Alleluia, open our hearts to your word. (Farrell)
Gifts: 317 Father, in my life I see
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: 631 Bread of life, truth eternal
Going forth: 722 Give me joy in my heart
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 from the Supper at Emmaus window at Sacred Heart Church, Bilton.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday October 12th – Mass at 7pm.
Tuesday October 13th – Mass at 9.30am
Wednesday October 14th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday October 15th – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Teresa of Jesus)
Friday October 16th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday October 17th – Mass at 6pm (29th Sunday of Year B)
Sunday October 18th – Mass at 9.30am (29th Sunday of Year B)
Diary dates this week:
Monday October 12th – Monday Club for Senior Parishioners, 2pm in the hall.
Tuesday October 13th – Breaking the Word gospel reflection group, 2pm in the hall.
Wednesday October 14th – Prayer for inner healing, 7.45pm in the chapel.
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

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Detail from the cross window at Sacred Heart Church, Bilton.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday October 18th 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: 475 Here in this place
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: May your love be upon us, O Lord, as we place all our hope in you (Ps32)
Acclamation: Alleluia, your words, O Lord are spirit and life. Alleluia, open our hearts to your word. (Farrell)
Gifts: 632 Come to the feast of heaven and earth
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: Give thanks with a grateful heart
Going forth: 786 How lovely on the mountains
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 from the Days of Creation stained glass at Sacred Heart Church, Rugby.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday October 5th – Funeral Mass for Les Mortimore at 10.30am. No evening Mass.
Tuesday October 6th – Mass at 9.30am
Wednesday October 7th – Mass at 7pm (Our Lady of the Rosary)
Thursday October 8th – Mass at 9.30am
Friday October 9th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Blessed John Henry Newman)
Saturday October 10th – Mass at 6pm (28th Sunday of Year B)
Sunday October 11th – Mass at 9.30am (28th Sunday of Year B)
Diary dates this week:
Monday October 5th – Monday Club for Senior Parishioners, 2pm in the hall.
Thursday October 8th – Study group on Pope Francis’ letter, Laudato Si, 7.30pm in the parish hall.
Saturday October 10th – Rugby Interfaith Harvest Celebration, St Andrew’s Church, Rugby, 5pm to 7.30pm
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

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Detail of Christ from the Supper at Emmaus window at Sacred Heart Church, Rugby.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday October 11th 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: 877 Will you come and follow me?
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: Fill us with your love that we may rejoice. (Ps89)
Acclamation: Alleluia, your words, O Lord are spirit and life. Alleluia, open our hearts to your word. (Farrell)
Gifts: 419 God of tender mercy, God of love
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: 78 Bread of life
Going forth: 856 Take the word of God with you
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.