Mass for the 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: See, I have God for my help, the Lord sustains my soul. I will sacrifice to you with willing heart, and praise your name, O Lord, for it is good.  

First Reading; A reading from the prophet Jeremiah. The remnant of my flock I will gather and I will raise up shepherds to look after them. 

Response: Psalm 22. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.      

Second Reading: from the Letter of St Paul to the Ephesians. Christ Jesus is the peace between us, and has made the two into one.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice, says the Lord, I know them and they follow me.  Alleluia!

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 6;30-34. They were like sheep without a shepherd.    

Communion Antiphon: The Lord, the gracious, the merciful, has made a memorial of his wonders; he gives food to those who fear him.   


Saturday 17th July at EM 11am Mass with Confirmation Second Group (Families only)

Saturday 17th 5pm at SH Peoples of the Parishes  LS

Sunday 18th 9.30am at SH Walter Lenczyk RIP  LS 

Sunday 18th 11am at EM Leslie Caston RIP LS

Monday 19th at SH    NO MASS THIS WEEK

Tuesday 20th at SH    NO MASS THIS WEEK 

Wednesday 21nd SH 7pm Public Mass   Debbie Guy RIP LS

Thursday 22nd July EM at 11 am  NO MASS THIS WEEK

Friday 23rd at 7pm Public Mass  Fr John Burns RIP  LS

Saturday 24th 5pm at SH Peoples of the Parishes LS

Sunday 25th 9.30am at SH In Thanksgiving 

Sunday 25th 11 am at EM Bernard Campbell RIP 

LIVE STREAM OF MASSES – sorry for the interruption of Livestream especially on weekdays. We will try to get back to regular livestreaming on weekends and in the week starting from this weekend. 


We have received guidance from the Bishops about how we are to proceed in the light of the changes taking place on Monday July 19th. The legal restrictions have been removed and so it basically up to the priest and community to move forward, wisely and carefully in the light of the local conditions.

For the moment, the present precautions will stay in place in Church. Track and Trace, Masks, Sanitising, Social Distancing in the seating and moving about the Building. The changes in the celebration of Mass will stay too eg no physical sign of peace and practice of Holy Communion at the end of Mass. 

The Pandemic is far from over and we need to take care to protect the members of our community and especially those who are vulnerable and anxious.

Thank you for your great cooperation with the measures we have taken. We are deeply indebted to those who have helped with the stewarding and sanitising and thank them for their dedication to making the system work so well and smoothly.

Things will change but we need to handle this carefully and safely. Please share any concerns you may have. Fr Gerry. 

THE DIOCESAN VISION; Unfolding God’s Plan

Our vision is to be a Catholic diocese which is faithful to the mission entrusted to us by Jesus Christ, full of missionary disciples who work together co-responsibly in vibrant communities of faith, joyful in their service of God and neighbour.

PRAYER FOR THE DIOCESAN VISION (abbreviated and altered) 

Spirit of God,

Descend on us this day.

Grant us the Spirit of joy, to lift us,

The Spirit of hope to inspire us,

The Spirit of love to surround us and the 

Spirit of truth to enlighten our path.

Holy Spirit

We pray for a new outpouring of your grace,

So that we may grow in worship of your name

In love of you in our prayer

And in our actions towards others.  Amen 

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