Worship and events this week

FontThese are the daily services this week:
Monday November 30th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Andrew)
Tuesday December 1st – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of St Edmund Campion)
Wednesday December 2nd – Mass at 7pm
Thursday December 3rd – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday December 4th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday December 5th – Mass at 6pm (Second Sunday of Advent)
Sunday December 6th – Mass at 9.30am (Second Sunday of Advent)
Diary dates this week:
Monday November 30th – Monday Club for Senior Parishioners, 2pm in the hall.
Tuesday December 1st – Breaking the Word, Gospel reflection, in the hall at 2pm.
Saturday December 5th – Youth Music Group practice, 10am in the hall.
Coming soon:
Saturday December 12th – Quiet Hour for Advent in the church, 9.30am
Saturday December 12th – Choir practice for Christmas, 11am in the church
Sunday December 13th – Christmas Afternoon Tea for all parishioners, 3pm in the hall.
Monday December 14th – Carol singing, Bilton Churches Together, Bilton Green, 8pm
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Join us for Sunday worship

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYou are welcome to join us to celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday December 6th 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: 82 Lord, Emmanuel, Come
Penitential Rite: 67 Advent Kyrie
Gloria: Not in Advent
Psalm: What marvels the Lord worked for us! Indeed we were glad (Ps125, p159)
Acclamation: Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near. Alleluia! Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near.
Gifts: Come Lord, save us
Holy Holy: 559 Mass of Hope
Mem Acclamation: 560/561 Mass of Hope
Lamb of God: 595 Foster
Communion: 78 Bread of Life, hope of the world
Going forth: 100 Come thou long expected Jesus
We are using a mixed Mass setting for the four Sundays of Advent. The Mass of Hope is written by contemporary British Catholic composer Bernadette Farrell whose work includes Christ Be our Light and O God, You Search Me and You Know Me.

Live Simply Newsletter – November 2015

RESPONDING TO POPE FRANCIS’ CHALLENGE

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livesimply prayer (v2)

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.

This weekend and in the coming fortnight we will be encouraged to focus on the future health of our world as the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference takes place in Paris. Pope Francis has provided a foundation for us with his encyclical Laudato Si’. In it he urges each and every one – individuals and communities – to an “ecological conversion”.  We are invited to “change direction” by taking on the beauty and responsibility of the task of “caring for our common home”.

Small changes in individual behaviour can make a difference.

Why not consider:

  • Going meat free for a few days each week. Roughly 18 per cent of greenhouse gases are caused by livestock farming. Producing just one beef steak emits more CO2 than driving for an hour or leaving the lights on at home.*
  • Cutting down your speed on the road, use less air con, take unnecessary items out of the boot and keep tyres properly inflated. This helps to improve efficiency and miles per litre. Road transport in the UK produces roughly one quarter of national CO2 emissions. Driving at 80mph uses 25 per cent more fuel on average than driving at 70mph*
  • Only filling up the kettle with the water you need. It’s estimated that over 30 million litres of water are boiled in the UK every day only to go cold again.*
  • Looking for locally/ UK-produced food – and make it seasonal. This helps to reduce the carbon footprint of transporting it and supports UK farmers.*
  • Reducing time in the shower. On average we spend eight or nine minutes under the shower each day, accounting for about 12 per cent of water usage. Cutting down the time saves on both water and fuel.*
  • Fine tuning your computer settings to make sure it turns off when you’re not using it and that brightness settings aren’t unnecessarily high. 65 per cent of energy used by computers is spent on running idle, not on actual computing.
    http://www.un.org/climatechange/take-action/
    climateCafod Campaign – One Climate, One World
  • *Source: The Independent and Do Nation – http://www.wearedonation.com
    http://unfccc.int/meetings/paris_nov_2015/meeting/8926.php
Other information and ideas for personal action can be found via the links below:
http://www.un.org/climatechange/take-action
http://unfccc.int/meetings/paris_nov_2015/meeting/8926.php

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Worship and events this week

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThese are the daily services this week:
Monday November 23rd – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday November 24th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday November 25th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday November 26th – Mass at 9.30am
Friday November 27th – No Mass
Saturday November 28th – Mass at 6pm (First Sunday of Advent)
Sunday November 29th – Mass at 9.30am (First Sunday of Advent)
Diary dates this week:
Monday November 23rd – Monday Club for Senior Parishioners, 2pm in the hall.
Wednesday November 25th – UCM Mince Pie evening, 7.45pm in the hall.
Thursday November 26th – Fourth Living Faith Talk, 7pm in the hall. To book places, follow this link.
Saturday and Sunday, November 28th and 29th – Traidcraft Stall in the hall after both Masses.
Coming soon:
Tuesday December 1st – Breaking the Word, Gospel reflection, in the hall at 2pm.
Saturday December 5th – Youth Music Group practice, 10am in the hall.
Sunday December 13th – Christmas Afternoon Tea for all parishioners, 3pm in the hall.

Join us for Sunday worship

Advent (1)You are welcome to join us to celebrate the First Sunday of Advent at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday November 29th 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: 64 Word of Justice
Penitential Rite: 67 Advent Kyrie
Gloria: Not in Advent
Psalm: To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul (Ps24, p158)
Acclamation: Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near. Alleluia! Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near.
Gifts: 84 Like a sea without a shore
Holy Holy: 559 Mass of Hope
Mem Acclamation: 560/561 Mass of Hope
Lamb of God: 595 Foster
Communion: 79 Advent Communion
Going forth: 112 O come, O come Emmanuel
We are using a mixed Mass setting for the four Sundays of Advent. The Mass of Hope is written by contemporary British Catholic composer Bernadette Farrell whose work includes Christ Be our Light and O God, You Search Me and You Know Me.

Worship and events this week

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Inside Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday November 16th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday November 17th – Mass at 9.30am
Wednesday November 18th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday November 19th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday November 20th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday November 21st – Mass at 6pm (Christ the King)
Sunday November 22nd – Mass at 9.30am (Christ the King)
Diary dates this week:
Monday November 16th – Monday Club for Senior Parishioners, 2pm in the hall.
Tuesday November 17th – Breaking the Word, Gospel reflection, in the hall at 2pm.
Thursday November 19th – Third Living Faith Talk, 7pm in the hall. To book places, follow this link.
Saturday November 21st – Youth Music Group practice, 10am in the hall.
Coming soon:
Wednesday November 25th – UCM Mince Pie evening, 7.45pm in the hall.
Sunday December 13th – Christmas Afternoon Tea for all parishioners, 3pm in the hall.

Join us for Sunday worship

Icon Painting of Jesus Christ as PantocratorYou are welcome to join us to celebrate the Feast of Christ the King at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday November 22nd 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: 762 At the name of Jesus
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: 524 Pershore
Psalm: The Lord is king with majesty enrobed. (Ps92, p156)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 605 Take our bread
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 637 Seed scattered and sown
Going forth: 816 The kingdom of heaven
This week’s Mass setting is the Pershore Mass. This Mass setting was written in 2009 by Sussex-based composer Alan Smith. We will be singing this setting until the First Sunday of Advent.

Worship and events this week

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The book of saints at Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday November 9th – Mass at 7pm (Dedication of the Lateran Basilica)
Tuesday November 10th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (St Leo the Great)
Wednesday November 11th – Mass at 7pm (St Martin of Tours)
Thursday November 12th – Mass at 9.30am
Friday November 13th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday November 14th – Mass at 6pm (33rd Sunday of Year B)
Sunday November 15th – Mass at 9.30am (33rd Sunday of Year B)
Diary dates this week:
Monday November 9nd – Monday Club for Senior Parishioners, 2pm in the hall.
Tuesday November 10th – Deanery Mass for deceased clergy, St Marie’s Church, Rugby at 11am.
Wednesday November 11th – Prayer for inner healing, 7.45pm in the chapel.
Thursday November 12th – Second Living Faith Talk, Second Marriage, 7pm in the hall. To book places, follow this link.
Coming soon:
Tuesday November 17th – Breaking the Word, Gospel reflection, in the hall at 2pm.
Wednesday November 25th – UCM Mince Pie evening, 7.45pm in the hall.

Join us for Sunday worship

kuha-mula-sa-iamkenoy-wp-comYou are welcome to join us to celebrate the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time  at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday November 15th 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: 992 I rejoiced when I heard them say
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: 524 Pershore
Psalm: Preserve me God, I take refuge in you (Ps15, p155).
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 597 Blessed are you
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 622 Bread of life from heaven
Going forth: 941 There is a longing in our hearts
This week’s Mass setting is the Pershore Mass. This Mass setting was written in 2009 by Sussex-based composer Alan Smith. We will be singing this setting until the First Sunday of Advent.

First Living Faith talk

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Speaker Elisabeth Davies.

The first of Sacred Heart’s Living Faith talks for 2015 took place on Thursday November 5th in the church hall.
The speaker was Elizabeth Davies. She has been Marriage and Family Life Project Officer at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales since 2003. She has been involved in parish and diocesan family ministry since 1994 and holds an MA in Community Leadership (Family Ministry) from Regis University, Denver.
Elizabeth is currently pursuing a part-time Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology at Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, Cambridge and is also Chair of the Family Caring Trust, which produces community-based programmes for the preventative care of the family.
She talked about the recent Synod on the Family and then there was a DSC_1164discussion about its implications for parish and family life.
There are three further talks in this year’s Living Faith series. Each evening includes a meal, a talk and a discussion.