Mass for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

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

Sat  21stSH 5.00pm LS Pat Priest RIP
Sun  22nd SH 
EM
9.30 am 
11.00 am LS 
Confirmation Mass with Bishop David Evans 
People of the Parishes  
Mon  23rd SH 10.00 am LS No Mass Today 
Tues  24thSH 10.00 am. LS Peace in Ukraine and for the Refugees 
Wed  25th SH  7.00 pm. LS Vigil Mass of the Ascension of the Lord  
Fr Graham Ordination Anniversary 
Thurs  26th EM SH10 am  
12.30 pm 
Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. Mass with School. Holyday of Obligation.  Shirley Petras RIP 
Funeral Mass for Patricia (Pat) Priest RIP
Fri  27th SH 7.00pm LS Sick and Infirm of the Parishes
Sat 28thSH 5pm LS Tom Collins RIP
Sun 29thSH  EM9.30 am  
11.00 am LS
People of the Parishes 
Maurine Mc Loughlin RIP 

Welcome to Bishop David and our thanks for coming to celebrate Mass and Confirmation this  Sunday at Sacred Heart. Bishop David is the Auxiliary Bishop responsible for the Birmingham and  Worcestershire area of the Diocese.  

Second collection for Catholic Communications this weekend. 

Today is a Day of Prayer for Eastern Christians. Let us pray for peace in the world , especially in  the Middle East. May Christians in those lands be strengthened in their faith so they may contin ue steadfastly to give witness to Jesus Christ.  

LIVESTREAM : There have been some problems with the Saturday evening Livestream from SH. If this happens you can watch the Livestream from EM at 11 am on Sunday which seems more re liable. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

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

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION AT SH  

First Holy Communion (1st Group)  

The next session for Children and Parents 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 26th 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.  

English Martyrs First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 11th June at 11am.  RETURNNG 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  members 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  hosted the first of our coffee mornings last Wednesday. We welcomed nine Ukrainian families and  it went well. Thank you to the team who helped prepare refreshments. Our Parish has agreed to  run a Coffee Morning and other refreshments on Wednesday mornings each week 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 small cakes or traybakes. If you would like to help please  contact Diane on 07951177910.  

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. They need vital funds to expand and develop the  support which is vitally needed. Thank you for your Support. Any cheques to Fr Hudsons. CAR PARKING AT ENGLISH MARTYRS WEEKEND MASS TIMES : We have been asked us to move  from our usual parking place in the Playground which will be marked for games use . We have  been offered the use of the School Car Park . There are a similar number of places but we will need  to park sensitively and carefully with regard to other users so the capacity can be used. This will  begin from next weekend. We thank the School for the use of this facility.

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