Mass for the Third Sunday of Easter

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

Sat  30th SH 5.00pm LS Nancy Crowley RIP (Mapplethorpe)
Sun  1st  May SH 
EM
9.30 am 
11.00 am LS 
People of the Parishes 
David Sheehan RIP  
Mon  2nd SH 10.00 am LS Fr Ted Simpson RIP
Tues  3rdSH 10.00 am. LS 
3.30pm
Christopher Kinsella RIP  
Christopher Kinsella – Funeral Service at Rainsbrook
Wed  4th SH 
EM 
7.00 pm.
LS 2pm 
Jennifer Evans RIP 
Jennifer (Jen) Evans Funeral Service at English Martyrs 
Thurs  5th EM 
SH
11 am  
10am 
ENGLISH MARTYRS FEAST DAY  
Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion 
Fri  6th SH 7.00pm LS Sick and Housebound members of the Parishes
Sat 7thSH 5pm LS Peoples of the Parish
Sun 8thSH  
EM
9.30 am  
11.00 am LS
George Wilcock RIP & family 
Catherine McMahon & Audrey McMahon RIP

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for May 

For faith filled young people. We pray for all young people, called to live life ot the fullest; may they see  in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the  dedication to service 

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 

Readers’ Rotas at Sacred Heart are available today in the narthex. 

First Holy Communion Preparation (second group) IMPORTANT  

There is a registration meeting for parents on Thursday, 5th May 7—8pm in the day chapel at Sacred  Heart. 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

MAY PROCESSION IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY  AND BENEDICTION at St Joseph’s Monks Kirby.  Sunday 15th May at 3pm  

Meet at the Village Green—opposite St Edith’s  C of E Church and then process through the village  to St Josephs for Benediction.  

Clergy and Servers welcome to participate. Refresh ments available afterwards. More details  fr.matthew.pittam@rcaob.org.uk. 

WALKING TOGETHER/ SYNODALITY– DIOCESAN  REPORT. 

This Report is available on the Diocesan website— http://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk.There will be a link  on the parishes’ websites. Our Diocesan report has  now gone to the national level where work is begin ning on creating anational report from England and  Wales which will go to Rome.  

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.  

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION AT SH  

First Holy Communion Preparation (first group) The next session for Children will be on 9th June.  First Holy Communion Mass for this group is on  Sunday, 26th June at 9.30 am 

Confirmation Preparation Programme continues  Thursday, 5th May in the Sacred Heart Parish Hall,  7—8 pm. Confirmation will be celebrated on  Sunday, 22nd May at 9.30 am Mass.  

We are trying hard to assist those children and  families whose First Holy Communion has been  delayed because of Covid and other factors.  

Sacramental Preparation for both Parishes is being  offered at Sacred Heart. Because of the backlog we  will not be able to take on any more new candidates  for First Holy Communion this year.  

English Martyrs School First Holy Communion will  be celebrated on Saturday 11th June at 11 am. 

HELPING UKRAINE. Fr Hudson’s ,our Diocesan  social welfare agency ,is 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 . 

UKRAINIAN REFUGEES IN RUGBY  

Hosts in Rugby are going to be welcoming over 150  refugees into their homes. We at Sacred Heart have  agreed to run a coffee morning on Wednesdays  between 10 and 12 noon. We can offer a safe and  welcoming place for them to support each other.  Can you help? We need people to make drinks and  provide cakes. If you can help please contact Diane  on 07951177910 

PRAYER FOR UKRAINE =CAFOD  

Loving God, 

We pray for the people of Ukraine, 

for all those suffering or afraid, 

that you will be close to them and protect them. We pray for world leaders, 

for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their  choices. 

We pray for the world 

that in this moment of crisis, 

we may reach out in solidarity 

to our brothers and sisters in need. 

May we walk in your ways 

so that peace and justice 

become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world. 

Amen.

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