Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C

Here is Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: Drop down dew from above, you heavens, and let the  clouds rain down the Just One; let the earth be opened and bring forth a  Saviour.  

First Reading: A reading from the prophet Micah. Out of you will be born the one who is to rule over Israel.  

Response: Psalm Isaiah 79. God of hosts, bring us back; let your face shine on us and we shall be saved.  Second Reading: A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Hebrews. Here I am! I am coming to obey your will.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! I am the handmaid of the Lord:  let what you have said be done to me Alleluia!  

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord?


Saturday 18th 5pm SH Michael O’Donnell RIP (T.Dark) LS  

Sunday 19th 9.30am SH Expectant Mothers and Fathers 

Sunday 19th 11 am EM People of the Parishes LS 

Monday 20th 10am SH Beatrice Tindon RIP LS 

Tuesday 21st 10am SH Griffin and Osman Family Deceased 

Wednesday 22nd 7pm SH Ted and Trudie White RIP LS 

Thursday 23rd 11am EM Sick and Housbound 

Friday 24th Christmas Eve 5pm EM People of the Parish , 8pm SH John Burke RIP

Saturday 25th Christmas Day 9.30am SH Clare Harford , 11am EM Special Intention LS 

Sunday 26th Holy Family 9.30am SH, People of the Parishes , 11am at EM All Families LS


Christmas Eve 24th December: English Martyrs 5pm, Sacred Heart 8pm

Christmas Day 25th December: Sacred Heart 9.30am, English Martyrs 11am 

Sunday 26th December: Holy Family Feast: Sacred Heart 9.30 am,  English Martyrs 11 am. 

Midnight Mass from St Chad’s will be televised live on BBC One at 11.45pm. Christmas Masses- Traditional Collection for the Parish Clergy. 

Confessions for Christmas: Sunday after Mass at EM .Or before or after weekday Masses. Or arrange time with Fr Gerry.  


With respect to the current situation with the omicron variant it is important to ensure the following  points are followed in our churches: 

• That people displaying any symptoms of covid-19 should stay at home and not travel to  church or participate in person. 

• That hand sanitiser is available to those attending the Church. 

• That you must wear a face covering (both nose and mouth) during the act of worship.  Please keep mask on for singing. 

• That there is good ventilation and air throughput in the building; in this case, because of  climatic conditions, it would be important to remind people to wrap up well in church! 

• That a positive message encouraging people to get vaccinated and have the booster jab  when able is delivered whenever possible. 

• That people who are engaged in a form of pastoral ministry which involves ministry to the  housebound, sick and vulnerable, should take regular lateral flow tests to ensure they are safe to do  so. These are free from the NHS. 


‘Blessed is she who believed the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled’ Luke 1:45 

Faithful God, you always keep your promises. Strengthen our trust, as we long for your kingdom of  justice and peace. Make us people of hope, sharing with the world the love and joy we have found in  you. Amen. (Cafod Advent Calendar). 

ENGLISH MARTYRS CHURCH CRIB. We have been able to purchase some fine new crib figures for  use in Church. There will be a Second Collection for this today at EM and we hope you will give  generously. We are happy to receive cheques made out to English Martyrs Parish. Thanks.  

CHRISTMAS GIFTS – DON’T KNOW WHAT TO GET. Why not try CAFOD WORLD GIFTS.  Catalogue available or search on line. 

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