Here is Mass for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.
Entrance Antiphon: I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord. Should they cry to me in any distress, I will hear them, and I will be their Lord forever.
First Reading: A reading from the book of Wisdom. Let us condemn him to a shameful death.
Response: Psalm 53: The Lord upholds my life.
Second Reading: from the Letter of St James. Peacemakers, when they work for peace, sow the seeds which will bear fruit in holiness.
Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! I am the light of the world, says the Lord, anyone who follows me will have the light of life. Alleluia!
Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark: The Son of Man will be delivered. If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself servant of all.
Communion Antiphon: I am the Good Shepherd says the Lord; I know my sheep and mine know me.
PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS = Live Stream as indicated Saturday 18th 5pm at SH L. Mapplethorpe RIP LS
Sunday 19th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes LS
Sunday 19th 11 am at EM Evelyn & Charles Russell RIP LS
Monday 20th at SH 10am No Mass this week.
Tuesday 21st at SH |10am No Mass this week.
Wednesday 22nd at SH 7pm Public Mass LS
Thursday 23rd EM at 11 am Ben and Rosemary Chetwyn RIP Public Mass Not LS
Friday 24th at 7pm from SH Mr & Mrs Connelly RIP Public Mass LS
Saturday 25th 5pm at SH Private intention LS
Sunday 26th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes LS
Sunday 26th 11 am at EM World Peace and Justice LS
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.
Let us pray for the Church that she may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength to renew herself in the light of the Gospel. Amen.
FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT NEWS; The Archdiocese of Birmingham has divested from companies which extract fossil fuels with immediate effect, cementing its commitment to action in the climate emergency.
The Archdiocese has changed its policy to exclude investments in any company which derives more than 5% of its revenues from fossil fuels and is joining the ranks of all those who have committed to attaining net zero carbon emissions by 2030. Divestment in fossil fuels is one of the first steps of many which we will take to ensure that we will not fund the industries which destroy God’s creation and impact the poor.
We are pleased to be part of the global divestment announcement to be made by the World Council of Churches, the Laudato Si’ Movement, Operation Noah, Green Anglicans and GreenFaith on October 25, joining four Catholic dioceses and many other faith organisations from around the world who have announced their commitment to ethical investment.
CREATION SUNDAY / CLIMATE SUNDAY We are planning to celebrate this at Masses on the weekend 3/4th October. We hope to have some music and singing at these Masses.
Caring for God’s Creation in 2021- LOCAL MEETING IN RUGBY You are warmly invited to come along to this discussion evening hosted by Rugby Green Christian at 7.30pm on Tuesday 28th September in the Upper Hall of the Regent Rooms, Regent Place CV21 2PJ. We are delighted to have Emily Sharman from the national Green Christian organisation as our speaker and facilitator. For more information and to sign up for the event, please visit Rugby Baptist Church’s website or phone the church office 01788 570410. Please sign up by 21st Sept to give the organisers a feel for nnumbers. Booking is essential. A link for more information and to sign up for the event: Caring for God’s Creation in 2021 – more info / sign up – this link can also be found via Rugby Baptist Church’s website.
Life in the Spirit course The Charis Diocesan Renewal group would like to invite everyone to an online series of Life in the Spirit. A talented group of musicians and speakers will guide participants through the seminar series, which starts on Wednesday 22 September at 7.30pm. Why not encourage a group from your parish to sign up as part of the journey towards the Diocesan Vision, Unfolding God’s Plan? Life in the Spirit course with the Archdiocese of Birmingham | Birmingham Diocesan Trust (birminghamdiocese.org.uk)
Rugby Foodbank – Harvest Shopping List 2021: Tinned Carrots, Tinned peas, Tinned Sweetcorn, Tinned pulses, Tinned tomatoes, Sponge Pudding, Tinned Rice Pudding, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Tinned Spaghetti, Cream Crackers, Marmalade, Washing Capsules/Powder, Soap, Shower Gel, Razors. Please donate locally at collection points in stores or bring to Church next weekend. It would be wonderful if everyone could bring an item from the list.
Please donate the need is great. Thanks.