A very happy Easter to all parishioners from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.
|Sat 16th||SH||8.00 p.m.||Easter Vigil For the Parishioners of the Parishes|
|Sun 17th||SH EM||9.30 am |
11.00 am LS x
|Easter Sunday Clare Harford |
Easter Sunday Theresa and Eddie Kealey RIP LS
|Mon 18th||SH||10.00 am||No Mass today|
|Tues 19th||SH||10.00 am.||No Mass today|
|Wed 20th||SH||7.00 pm.||No Mass today|
|Thurs 21st||EM |
|11 am |
|Private Intention |
Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion
|Fri 22nd||SH||7.00pm||Gift of Years and those in Care Homes|
|Sat 23rd||EM |
|Wedding Service– Aaron Moog and Chelsie Glover |
People of the Parishes
|Sun 24th||SH EM||9.30 am |
11.00 am LS
|Yvonne Montayne RIP |
Antonia and Peter Joppe RIP Memorial Mass
A Joyful and Blessed Easter to you all. The Lord has truly risen. Alleluia !
Thank you for your attendance and participation at the Holy Week-Triduum Services. Thank you to all who helped our celebrations particularly the Musicians and Readers. It has been good to return to some semblance of normality after the long absence. May the Lord bless us and keep us safe in the times ahead.
Collection at Easter Sunday Masses is the traditional collection for the Clergy. Please put your offerings in the basket in the porch.
Children’s Liturgy at Sacred Heart today—all are welcome but we are quite happy for parents to send their children unaccompanied so you can enjoy some peace in the Mass.
Divine Mercy Sunday on Sunday 24th April at 2.30 pm at Sacred Heart . Service with Exposition, Divine Mercy Prayers and Benediction. All welcome.
HELPING UKRAINE. Fr Hudson’s, our Diocesan social 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– DIOCESAN REPORT.
The Diocesan Synopsis of the reports from the Par ishes, Schools and other groups and individuals has now been published. It makes interesting reading and is available on the Diocesan website— http://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk.There will be a link on the parishes’ websites.
It runs to 16 sides or 8 pages. Fr Gerry is happy to print you a copy if you can’t access email. He doesn’t want to print copies that may not be required.
We hope to have an opportunity soon to have a look at the Report and its implications for the life our parishes and our diocese.
PARISH WHATS APP Groups: Please consider joining 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 as another channel for interparish messages and communica tions. The weekly newsletter now goes out on the Whats Ap.
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 2 pm
We are trying hard to assist those children and fami lies whose First Holy Communion has been delayed because of Covid and other factors.
English Martyrs School First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 11th June at 11 am.
LENT LUNCH AT ENGLISH MARTYRS
Thanks to all who prepared ,served and attended this lunch during Holy Week. It helped to raise some support for Cafod.
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.
Please consider making a Standing Order which helps 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 Final Draw
There will be one final draw for £500 on Easter Sunday after Mass . 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.