Mass for Palm Sunday

Here is Mass for Palm Sunday from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Sat  9th SH 5.00 p.m. Private Intention (Clark) LS 
Sun  10th SH 
EM
9.30 am 
11.00 am
Peter White RIP  LS People of the Parishes 
Mon  11th SH 
EM
10.00 am 
12.45 pm
LS Peace in Ukraine 
Funeral Mass John David Perkins RIP
Tues  12thSH 10.00 am. LS Families in need
Wed  13th SH 7.00 pm. LS Eamon and Carmel Reynolds (Get Well) UCM 
Thurs  14th SH 
SH 
7.30 pm  9.30am Mass of the Lord’s Supper 
Funeral Service John Dillon RIP
Fri  15th EM  
SH 
3.00pm  
7.00pm
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion Confessions available after Service 
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion  DAY OF FASTING AND ABSTINENCE
Sat 16th SH 
SH
8.00 pm Easter Vigil For the Parishioners of the Parishes Confessions at SH 11 am to 12 noon. 
Sun 17th SH  
EM
9.30 am  
11.00 am 
Easter Sunday Clare Harford 
Easter Sunday Theresa and Eddie Kealey RIP

HOLY WEEK SERVICES  

Holy Thursday—Mass of the Lord’s Supper  

7. 30 pm at Sacred Heart  

Good Friday—Celebration of the Lord’s Passion.  

English Martyrs 3pm Confessions available after the Service , Sacred Heart 7pm  Easter Vigil Sacred Heart 8pm Confessions at SH 11 am to 12 noon.  Easter Sunday Sacred Heart 9.30 am English Martyrs 11 am 

The Offertory Collection at Easter is for the Clergy. Collection on Good Friday for the Holy Places. 

After much reflection this year it has been decided to have one celebration on Holy Thursday and the  Easter Vigil at Sacred Heart for both Parishes. There will be celebration of the Passion Liturgy on Good Fri day at both Churches. We hope that English Martyrs parishioners will be able to join Sacred Heart parish ioners for these important Holy Week Services. 

Sacred Heart Safeguarding Officer: Sue Leary www.sacredheartrugby.org.uk Tel. 01788 813263 YouTube: Sacred Heart, Bilton  Email: sacredheart.bilton@rcaob.org.uk Parish Office for both parishes open:  Tuesday and Friday 9.30 am to 12.00.English Martyrs Safeguarding Officer: Marie Kane www.englishmartyrsrugby.org Tel. 01788 813263 YouTube -English Martyrs RC Parish Rugby Email: sacredheart.bilton@rcaob.org.uk English Martyrs Primary School Tel 01788 543432
Parish Team Canon Gerard Murray, Deacon Lionel Pelloquin. Fr Graham Venn IC in residence  Archdiocese of Birmingham Registered as a charity no. 234216

LENT LUNCH— please join us for a Lent Lunch at  English Martyrs in the Hall on Tuesday at 12.30. 

Simple lunch of soup and a roll, tea or coffee. A short reflection and prayer.  

A good chance to meet and help support the work  of Cafod. All very welcome.  

GOOD FRIDAY WALK OF WITNESS  

Rugby Churches invite you to gather for this im portant act of witness. 

Rugby Baptist Church and St Andrew’s will be coordinat ing the Walk of Witness this Good Friday, 15th April.  It will begin with a short service outside Rugby Baptist  Church at 10am before walking informally along Regent  Street to St Andrew’s for brief prayers and hot cross  buns. Both services will take place outside, weather per mitting, and all are very warmly welcome. 

HELPING UKRAINE. Fr Hudson’s ,our Diocesan so cial welfare agency ,is to be the point of contact for  offers of accommodation and help for the refugees.  

They will liaise with the relevant authorities and  keep up to date with developments .There is more  information on the diocesan website . 

Please speak to Fr Gerry or Deacon Lionel if you  have a particular desire to take part in this work.  

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. New parishioners are very welcome.  

WALKING TOGETHER/ SYNODALITY  

We have sent off our parish report. We are waiting  for the publication of the Diocesan Report which is  due in April. We will then be able to take things for ward at the parish level, looking at the themes of  

the Diocesan Vision put forward by Archbishop Ber nard.  

CONFESSION TIMES—Please see times on the front  of the newsletter or contact Fr Gerry if these times  are not convenient.  

PARISH WHATS APP Groups: Please consider join ing by texting 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. This will be useful for interparish  messages and communication.  

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION AT SH  

First Holy Communion Preparation The next  session for Children will be after the Easter school  holidays. First Holy Communion Mass for this group  is on Sunday, 26th June at 9.30 am 

Confirmation Preparation Programme continues  Thursday, 28th April in the Sacred Heart Parish Hall,  7—8 pm. Confirmation will be celebrated on  Sunday, 22nd May at 9.30 am Mass.  

First Holy Communion Preparation (second group)  There is a registration meeting for parents on  Thursday, 5th May 7—8pm in the day chapel.  It is very important that you attend this meeting.  The first session for children will be on Thursday,  12th May, 6-7pm  

First Holy Communion Mass for this second group  will be on Saturday, 16th July at 5pm 

FINANCES AT SH & EM PARISHES . Your financial  support is needed by the Parishes and is very much  appreciated. We know that the financial situation  for many people is becoming more difficult and we  are grateful for your support.  

Standing Orders help assure the Parishes of regular  steady income and simplify banking. They can be  cancelled at any time. Please contact Diane at SH or  Caroline at EM if you have any queries or changes of  address etc. Will those who have taken Standing  Order and Gift Aid Forms please return them as  soon as possible.  

Sacred Heart Holiday 200 Club  

This has been running for over 30 years . It has  provided extra income to the parish over the years.  Circumstances have changed and it has been  decided to close the Club. There will be one final  draw for £500 at Easter. Thank you to all who have  been contributors over the years . We are grateful  to those who have been involved in organising and  running the scheme and all participants. 

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