Worship and events this week

The statue of Mary at Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday February 1st – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday February 2nd – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of the Presentation of the Lord)
Wednesday February 3rd – Mass at 7pm
Thursday February 4th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday February 5th – No Mass (Feast of St Paul Miki and companions
Saturday February 6th – Mass at 6pm (5th of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Sunday February 7th – Mass at 9.30am (5th of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Parish diary for this week
Monday February 1st – First Communion programme, 6pm in the hall.
Tuesday February 2nd – Breaking the Word gospel reflection, 2pm in the hall.
Thursday Feburary 4th – CAFOD meeting with national director Chris Bain, St Anne’s Church, Digbeth, 7pm.
Forthcoming events
Wednesday February 10th – Ash Wednesday services at Sacred Heart 7pm, English Martyrs 9.15am, St Joseph’s 7.30pm.
Thursday February 25th – Sowing the Seeds Growing in Faith, Rugby Deanery course at St Francis of Assisi Parish Centre, Bedworth, 7pm. Contact parishes@maryvale.ac.uk
Sunday April 17th – Confirmation service, Sacred Heart, 9.30am

Join us for Sunday worship

LukeYou are welcome to join us to celebrate the 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C) at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday February 7th 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: 476 You have called us by your name
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm: Before the angels I will bless you, o Lord (Ps137, p183)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: 790 Christ has no hands but ours
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation: 483-5 Parish Mass
Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: 979 O the word of my Lord
Going forth: 108 The voice of God
Today, we learn the last part of the Parish Mass. This setting is written by Peter Jones from the Archdiocese of Birmingham and can be found from number 480 to 487 in the hymn book. Next week, we change to the Pershore setting for the season of Lent.

Worship and events this week

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A detail of the stained glass from Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday January 25th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of the Conversion of St Paul)
Tuesday January 26th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of St Timothy and St Titus)
Wednesday January 27th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday January 28th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of St Thomas Aquinas)
Friday January 29th – No Mass
Saturday January 30th – Mass at 6pm (4th of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Sunday January 31st – Mass at 9.30am (4th of Ordinary Time, Year C)

Parish diary for this week
Monday January 25th – Finance Committee, 7.45pm in the Presbytery.
Monday January 25th – First Communion programme, 6pm in the hall.
Friday January 29th – Confirmation programme, 5pm in the hall.
Friday January 29th – Funeral of Father Joe Mullen, former parish priest (see separate article for details).
Forthcoming events
Wednesday January 27th – UCM annual meeting, 7.45pm.
Tuesday February 2nd – Breaking the Word gospel reflection, 2pm in the hall
Thursday Feburary 4th – CAFOD meeting with national director Chris Bain, St Anne’s Church, Digbeth, 7pm.
Sunday April 17th – Confirmation service, Sacred Heart, 9.30am

Join us for Sunday worship

i_am_the_bread_of_life1You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C) at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday January 31st 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: 820 Seek ye first
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: My lips will tell of your help (Ps70, p182)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: Everyday God…O Jesus…O Spirit…Come be with us
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation: 483-5 Parish Mass
Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: 898 Make me a channel of your peace
Going forth: 856 Take the word of God with you
We are using the Mass of Christ the Saviour, written by Dan Schutte, an American Catholic composer and singer songwriter, also known for writing I, the Lord of Sea and Sky. We are gradually learning a new Mass setting over the next few weeks. This is called the Parish Mass and is written by Peter Jones and can be found from number 480 to 487 in the hymn book.

Funeral of former parish priest

We are sorry to report the death of former Parish Priest at Sacred Heart, Father Joe Mullen. A member of the Rosminian Order, Father Joe was parish priest at Bilton from 2002 to 2007, taking over from Father Paul Chamberlain and being succeeded by Father Ted Mullen. Please pray for Father Joe. His funeral will be on Friday (January 29th) at St Alban’s Church, Splott, Cardiff at 10am (CF24 2NX) and his burial at Derryswood, Wonersh, Guildford, Surrey.

Worship and events this week

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A view inside Sacred Heart Church, Bilton.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday January 18th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday January 19th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of St Wulstan)
Wednesday January 20th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday January 21st – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday January 22nd – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday January 23rd – Mass at 6pm (3rd of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Sunday January 24th – Mass at 9.30am (3rd of Ordinary Time, Year C)

Parish diary for this week
Sunday January 17th  – Bilton Unity Service, Sacred Heart Church at 6pm
Monday January 18th – Rugby Inter Faith Forum discusses refugees, United Reformed Church, Hillmorton Road at 7.30pm.
Tuesday January 19th – Breaking the Word gospel reflection, 2pm in the hall
Friday January 22nd – Confirmation programme, 5pm in the hall.
Forthcoming events
Wednesday January 27th – UCM annual meeting, 7.45pm.
Thursday Feburary 4th – CAFOD meeting with national director Chris Bain, St Anne’s Church, Digbeth, 7pm.
Sunday April 17th – Confirmation service, Sacred Heart, 9.30am

Join us for Sunday worship

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Jesus reads from the scroll, as described in today’s Gospel. The picture is from the production of Jesus of Nazareth.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C) at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday January 3rd 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 the say
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 1013 Christ the Saviour
Psalm: Your words are spirit Lord, and they are life (Ps18, p181)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: 473 We come to share our story
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation: 483-5 Parish Mass
Lamb of God: 1019 Christ the Saviour
Communion: 78 Bread of Life
Going forth: 941 There is a longing in our hearts
We are using the Mass of Christ the Saviour, written by Dan Schutte, an American Catholic composer and singer songwriter, also known for writing I, the Lord of Sea and Sky. We will also gradually be learning a new Mass setting over the next few weeks. This is called the Parish Mass and is written by Peter Jones and can be found from number 480 to 487 in the hymn book.

Worship and events this week

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One of the stained glass windows at Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday January 11th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday January 12th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday January 13th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday January 14th – Mass at 9.30am
Friday January 15th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday January 16th – Mass at 6pm (2nd of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Sunday January 17th – Mass at 9.30am (2nd of Ordinary Time, Year C)

Parish diary for this week
Sunday January 17th  – Bilton Unity Service, Sacred Heart Church at 6pm
Forthcoming events
Tuesday January 19th – Breaking the Word gospel reflection, 2pm in the hall
Sunday April 17th – Confirmation service, Sacred Heart, 9.30am

Join us for Sunday worship

LukeYou are welcome to join us to celebrate the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C) at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday January 10th 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: 632 Table of Plenty
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: Proclaim the wonders of the Lord among all the peoples (Ps95, p179)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: 643 Gifts of bread and wine
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: 832 One bread, one body
Going forth: 946 Thanks be to God
We are using the Mass of Christ the Saviour, written by Dan Schutte, an American Catholic composer and singer songwriter, also known for writing I, the Lord of Sea and Sky. We will also gradually be learning a new Mass setting over the next few weeks. This is called the Parish Mass and is written by Peter Jones and can be found from number 480 to 487 in the hymn book.

Live Simply Newsletter – December 2016

pope-francis_2541160bRESPONDING TO POPE FRANCIS’ CHALLENGE
livesimply prayer
Compassionate and loving God,

you created the world for us all to share,
a world of beauty and plenty.
Create in us a desire to live simply,
so that our lives may reflect your generosity.
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.
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.

As the new year gets underway it is timely to remind ourselves of the liveSimply prayer and commit anew to resolutions to live simply, sustainably and in solidarity with those less fortunate than ourselves.

While New Year Resolutions may still be forming in your mind, how about considering how you can:
Live Simply
De-clutter – what do you really need? In sorting out cupboards, drawers, rooms you will not only feel better but also remind yourself about what you do not need and therefore resist replacing.
Live Sustainably
Commit to meat-free days each week / eat more vegetables. A healthy move and worth noting that the methane produced by cattle has an effect on the climate. Roughly 18 per cent of greenhouse gases are caused by livestock farming.
Walk more – if health permits, think about walking rather than driving to the shops or to church. It will be better for you and better for the environment.
Recycle unwanted clothing – shops such as H&M, M&S, Uniqlo and others have schemes in place allowing customers to recycle clothing bought from their stores. M&S, for example, works with Oxfam on a clothing recycling initiative and has Shwop drop boxes in most stores.
Act in Solidarity
fairtrade_logoBe more enquiring about the production/supply process behind where the food you eat most often or the clothing you buy most frequently comes from. A host of organisations now provide this kind of information, including the Fairtrade Foundation and Ethical Consumer. Gen up and then tell your friends. Consumers acting collectively can drive change. http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/ http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/
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