Mass for the First Sunday of Lent

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

Sat  5thSH 5.00 p.m. People of the parish LS Collection for Cathedral Maintenance
Sun  6thSH 
9.30 am 
11.00 am
Peace in Ukraine Collection for Cathedral Maintenance  Kathleen Reynolds (sick) LS
Mon  7th SH 10.00 am Sick and Housebound Parishioners of the Parishes LS 
Tues  8thSH 10.00 am. Rugby and Warwick Deanery Ints LS 
Wed  9thSH 7.00 pm. FHC and Confirmation Candidates LS 
Thurs  10thEM  
11.00 am.  
9.30 am
Terry Deery RIP  Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion
Fri  11thSH 7.00pm LS Lenten Fast Day—for the work of CAFOD LS  Public Stations of the Cross after Mass 
Sat 12thSH 5.00 pm Glancey Intention LS 
Sun 13thSH  
9.30 am  
11.00 am
People of the Parishes  Allan Hughes RIP LS

WALKING TOGETHER/ SYNODALITY QUESTIONNAIRE. There has been an impressive response from all  parts of the diocese. Work is going on to prepare the ten page diocesan report which will be published  and sent to the Bishops Conference who will produce a national report. We hope we will be able to look  together at some of the matters raised in the light of the situation in our parishes and the Diocesan Vi sion. Thanks again for your responses and cooperation .  

DEANERY CHANGES : as a result of the revision of the deanery structure in the diocese the Rugby part  of the Rugby Deanery (St Maries, Sacred Heart and English Martyrs ) will be joining Warwick Deanery to  form Rugby and Warwick Deanery. The Nuneaton area Parishes will be joining Coventry Deanery.  

CHORAL CONCERT ’Hail ,Gladdening Light ’ at English Martyrs Church on Sunday 13th March at 7.30pm. Given by our wonderful local Choir Sine Nomine who have sung in many Cathedrals and Churches  throughout the country to great acclaim. Free Admission but Retiring Collection for Myton Hospice.  Don’t miss the chance to hear some wonderful music and great singing from the Choir celebrating their  20th anniversary. 

LIVESTREAM; We will be livestreaming the Saturday evening Mass from Sacred Heart and the 11am  Sunday Mass from English Martyrs. We will be  livestreaming weekday Masses as shown above. 

SACRED HEART: Refreshments, tea and coffee, are  available in the Hall after Sunday Mass. All are very welcome. Come and join us to meet and catch up. Refreshments will be available after the Thursday morning 9.30 am Liturgy. 

ENGLISH MARTYRS: STATIONS OF THE CROSS 10.20  to 10.50. Before Sunday Mass 

ENGLISH MARTYRS – St. Vincent de Paul Society  Appeal The SVP have been active within English  Martyrs Parish for almost sixty years; visiting the  sick and housebound, taking Holy Communion monthly. Now there are only three of  us supporting our parish SVP. Will you join us? These visits are much appreciated by the  housebound. Can you spare one hour a week? Please call Margaret Hughes 546407 for  more information. 

WHATS APP Groups: To join please text name and  mobile number to Richard Potter on 07944 510694 for Sacred Heart Parish Group.  English Martyrs Group please text name and mobile number to Maris Golovackis on 07851  931162 to join. 

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION FOR THOSE NOT IN  CATHOLIC SCHOOLS : First Holy Communion Prep aration for those whose classes were interrupted  by the first lockdown. The next session for Children  will be on Monday 14th March at 6pm. The families  have been informed. Later in the year we will be 

having another series of classes for those who need  to begin their preparation from the beginning. This  is for young people from Sacred Heart and English  Martyrs Parishes. 

Confirmation Preparation is beginning on  Thursday, 10th March in the Sacred Heart Parish  Hall, 7—8 pm. If you wish to take part please email  the parish office or telephone 07951177910 as  soon as possible. Confirmation will be celebrated on  Sunday, 22nd May at 9.30 am Mass.  Thanks to those running both preparation classes  for their time and commitment. 


Friday 25th March 7.30-9.30pm at Rugby Methodist Church Centre. Panel including MP Mark Pawsey  will be addressing questions about climate change .  All welcome. To attend sign up via Eventbrite https:// 

CAFOD LENT FAST DAY Friday 11th March. Every  child should grow big and strong. On Family Fast  Day eat simply and give generously to support  mothers around the world with expert training in  growing and making healthy food . Your small act of  kindness will make a big difference to communities  facing hunger and children facing malnutrition.  Please take and envelope and a leaflet explaining  more. Collection for Fast Day next weekend.  


CAFOD is part of the Disaster Emergencies Appeal  for Ukraine. They will work through Caritas Ukraine  to provide support and help to the needy. You can  donate directly via the CAFOD website.  

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