The Fifth Sunday of Easter

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

Sat  14th SH 5.00pm LS Peoples of the Parish
Sun  15th SH EM9.30 am 
11.00 am LS 
George Wilcock RIP & family 
Catherine McMahon & Audrey McMahon RIP  
Mon  16th SH 10.00 am LS No Mass this week
Tues  17thSH 10.00 am. LS No Mass this week
Wed  18th SH  7.00 pm. LS For the Victims and Survivors of Abuse
Thurs  19th EM 
EM 
SH
11am  
1.30pm 
10am 
Mary Treanor RIP 
Funeral Service Mary Treanor RIP 
Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion 
Fri  20th SH 7.00pm LS Fr David Peters RIP and Fr David Craig RIP
Sat 21stSH 5pm LS Pat Priest RIP
Sun 22ndSH  EM9.30 am  
11.00 am LS
Confirmation Mass with Bishop David Evans 
People of the Parishes

ENGLISH MARTYRS PARISH: Today at 11am Mass we will be baptising three children Cleverly, Leila and  Chloe. It will be incorporated in the mass. Cleverly and Leila are preparing for their First Holy  Communion this year. Please pray for all the children and their families. 

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.  Refreshments available afterwards. More details fr.matthew.pittam@rcaob.org.uk. 

SPECIAL COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND THROUGHOUT THE DIOCESE FOR FATHER HUDSON’S WORK ON  OUR BEHALF IN SUPPORTING REFUGEES FROM UKRAINE. IT WILL HELP THEM EXTEND THEIR SERVICES  WHICH ARE MUCH IN DEMAND BY THE NEWLY ARRIVING FAMILIES. 

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION AT SH  

First Holy Communion (1st Group)  

The next session for children will be on 23rd May at 6pm in the Hall. First Communion for this group  is on Sunday 26th June at 9.30am Mass. 

First Holy Communion (2nd Group)  

Next meeting for children will be on Thursday 19th May at 6pm in the Hall. Please remember to  bring your folder and pencil case. First Communion for this group will be on Saturday, 16th July at  2pm.  

Confirmation Preparation Programme continues with the last session on Thursday, 19th May from  7pm until 8.30pm. This will include a rehearsal. Confirmation will be celebrated next Sunday 22nd  May at the 9.30am Mass with Bishop David Evans. Please pray for the candidates and their families.  

English Martyrs First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 11th June at 11am.  RETURNING TO MASS FROM PENTECOST—MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOPS CONFERENCE  

Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, until the present time, we have shared with you our  judgment that the situation of the last two years has meant that the Sunday Obligation has been  impeded and has needed to be fulfilled in other ways. We thank God that this situation has now  changed. The pressing challenges of the pandemic have lessened significantly. Most people have  resumed the wide range of normal activities, no longer restricted by the previous Covid measures.  

We therefore believe that the reasons which have prevented Catholics from attending Mass on  Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation no longer apply. We understand there will still be some mem bers of our congregations who, for reasons of health, do not feel safe enough to return to Mass. It  has always been the understanding of the Church that when the freedom of any Catholic to attend  Mass in person is impeded for a serious reason, because of situations such as ill health, care for the  sick or legitimate fear, this is not a breach of the Sunday Obligation. It is intended that this Sunday  Obligation should return from Pentecost Sunday celebrated on 5th June.  

UKRAINIAN REFUGEES IN RUGBY AREA 

Hosts in the Rugby area have been welcoming refugee families into their homes. Sacred Heart Par ish have agreed to run a Coffee Morning and other refreshments on Wednesday mornings begin ning on the 18th May at 10am to 12 noon. We are able to offer a safe and welcoming place where  people can gather to support one another at this difficult time and support and help can be offered  

or arranged as needed. Offers of help welcome to make drinks and provide cakes. If you would like  to help please contact Diane on 7951177910.  

Fr Hudson’s Care on behalf of the diocese are working hard to coordinate and help to support  efforts being made in various parts of the diocese. They have much expertise in working with refugees and asylum seekers over many years. They are receiving many requests of support through St  Chad’s Sanctuary in Birmingham. The second Collection will provide vital funds to expand and develop the support which is vitally needed. Please support the Second/ Retiring Collection today.  Any cheques to Fr Hudsons. 

DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF ABUSE on Tuesday 17th May. Pope Francis has asked us to remember this intention specially in our prayers on this day.

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