Parish diary this week

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St Agnes, painted c1576 by Giovanni Battista Moroni. (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday January 21st
Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Agnes)
Exposition until 8pm.
Tuesday January 22nd
No Mass
Wednesday January 23rd
Mass at 7pm
Thursday January 24th
Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Francis de Sales)
Friday January 25th
Mass at 9.30am (Feast of the Conversion of St Paul)
Saturday January 26th
Mass of the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday January 27th
Mass of the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Monday January 28th
First Communion programme, 6pm in the hall
Wednesday January 30th
UCM annual meeting in the hall, 2pm.
Thursday February 28th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
December to March
The Rugby Winter Shelter at St Marie’s will be providing a welcome each Monday to 15 homeless people from December to March. Supper, a bed and breakfast will be provided. If you would consider helping during those four
months, please ring Kathy Smith on 01788 891940. kathellen.smith56@gmail.com.
Sunday June 2nd
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

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Join us for Sunday worship

Jesus Unrolls the Book in the Synagogue by James Tissot (c1886). (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday January 27th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 820 Seek ye first the kingdom of God
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: 
Your words are spirit, Lord. (Ps18, p181)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: 779 O God, you search me and you know me
Holy Holy: 1014 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Mem Acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Lamb of God: 1019 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Communion: 832 One bread, one body
Going forth: 822 Alleluia! Raise the Gospel
We will be using the Mass of Christ the Saviour until the beginning of Lent.

Parish diary this week

Saint Anthony Abbot Tempted by a Heap of Gold. Tempera on panel painting by the Master of the Osservanza Triptych, c. 1435. Metropolitan Museum of Art (public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday January 14th
See parish noticeboard for Mass times.
First Communion programme meeting, 6pm.
Exposition until 8pm.
Tuesday January 15th
See parish noticeboard for Mass times
Wednesday January 16th
See parish noticeboard for Mass times
Thursday January 17th
See parish noticeboard for Mass times (Feast of St Antony, Abbot)
Friday January 18th
See parish noticeboard for Mass times
Saturday January 19th
Mass of the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday January 20th
Mass of the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C at 9.30am
Bilton Churches Together, Unity Service, Sacred Heart Church, 6.30pm

Forthcoming events
Thursday February 28th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
December to March
The Rugby Winter Shelter at St Marie’s will be providing a welcome each Monday to 15 homeless people from December to March. Supper, a bed and breakfast will be provided. If you would consider helping during those four
months, please ring Kathy Smith on 01788 891940. kathellen.smith56@gmail.com.
Sunday June 2nd
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Join us for Sunday worship

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday January 20th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 458 Let us build a house
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: 
Proclaim the wonders of the Lord among all the peoples. (Ps95, p179)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: 643 Gifts of bread and wine
Holy Holy: 1014 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Mem Acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Lamb of God: 1019 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Communion: 882 A touching place
Going forth: 946 Thanks be to God
We will be using the Mass of Christ the Saviour until the beginning of Lent.

Parish diary this week

Inside Sacred Heart Church, Bilton, Rugby.

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday January 7th
See parish noticeboard for Mass times.
Exposition until 8pm.
Tuesday January 8th
See parish noticeboard for Mass times
Wednesday January 9th
Funeral Mass at 11am for Chris Cassin
Thursday January 10th
See parish noticeboard for Mass times
Friday January 11th
See parish noticeboard for Mass times
Saturday January 12th
Mass of the Baptism of the Lord, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday January 13th
Mass of the Baptism of the Lord, Year C at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Sunday January 20th
Bilton Churches Together, Unity Service, Sacred Heart Church, 6.30pm
Thursday February 28th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
December to March
The Rugby Winter Shelter at St Marie’s will be providing a welcome each Monday to 15 homeless people from December to March. Supper, a bed and breakfast will be provided. If you would consider helping during those four
months, please ring Kathy Smith on 01788 891940. kathellen.smith56@gmail.com.
Sunday June 2nd
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Join us for Sunday worship

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Baptism of Christ. Jesus is baptized in the Jordan River by John, 2005 by David Zelenka. (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Baptism of the Lord, Year C at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday January 13th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 171 When Jesus comes to be baptised
Penitential Rite: 931 O living water (Asperges)
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm:
 Bless the Lord my soul! Lord God, how great you are. (Ps103, p163)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 165 The God of all eternity
Holy Holy: 1014 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Mem Acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Lamb of God: 1019 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Communion: 747 The light of Christ
Going forth: 883 Longing for light
We will be using the Mass of Christ the Saviour until the beginning of Lent.

Live Simply – Winter newsletter 2019

Living Simply

It is time to keep our feet flat to the floor in the drive to reduce levels of single-use plastic. Each of us can make a difference by avoiding products encased in single-use plastic. We must also maintain the campaign momentum pressing Government and manufacturers to address this issue and to rationalise household recycling systems countrywide to ensure that more is recycled and less goes to landfill. Pursue all opportunities to support this and contact our local MP to ask him what’s happening.

Live Sustainably

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Encourage butterflies in your garden.

Gardeners will already be thinking ahead to their Spring and Summer gardens, hopefully using the winter months to plan sustainably. If you use pesticides in your gardens, look for more environmentally-friendly ways of tackling problems that will allow important bugs and bees to flourish. Devise planting plans that will encourage wildlife into your garden; be an untidy gardener; encourage your neighbours to do the same so that environmentally-friendly corridors can be created for butterflies and bees. We need them.

Live In Solidarity

2018 ended with the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign reporting that HSBC bank, under pressure from boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaigners, had decided to divest from Israeli Defence Contractor Elbit Systems, a producer of drones and chemical weapons among other things. It’s a step in the right direction but HSBC continues to support businesses involved in military equipment manufacture. At the same time, as a country, the UK sells arms to those making war in countries such as Yemen, where we are witnessing man-made famine on an appalling scale. Could not our manufacturing expertise be redirected to produce something more beneficial to the world – or are weapons too profitable?

Traidcraft Update

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Traidcraft’s Board approved a plan in November to stave off closure of the flagship fair-trade retailer. The organisation is slimming down from 67 to just 12 employees with the intention of maximising profitable parts of its business, phasing out loss-making lines, creating a membership culture and setting a new high bar for ethical trading in the UK. See full press release here: https://www.traidcraftshop.co.uk/traidcraft-update

The Justice and Peace Group will explore ways of engaging with the organisation going forward.

livesimply prayer

Pope Francis

Compassionate and loving God,
you created the world for us all to share,
a world of beauty and plenty.
Create in us a desire to live simply,
so that our lives may reflect your generosity.

Creator God,
You gave us responsibility for the earth,
a world of riches and delight.
Create in us a desire to live sustainably,
So that those who follow after us
May enjoy the fruits of your creation.

God of peace and justice,
you give us the capacity to change,
to bring about a world that mirrors your wisdom.
Create in us a desire to act in solidarity,
so that the pillars of injustice crumble
and those now crushed are set free.
Amen.

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Winter 2019

Parish diary this week

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Fresco of St. Basil the Great, lower register of sanctuary in Church of the Theotokos Peribleptos in Ohrid, Macedonia.

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday December 31st
Mass at 7pm
Tuesday January 1st
No Mass (Feast of Mary, Holy Mother of God)
Wednesday January 2nd
Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Basil the Great and St Gregory Nazianzen)
Thursday January 3rd
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday January 4th
No Mass
Saturday January 5th
Mass of the Feast of the Epiphany, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday January 6th
Mass of the Feast of the Epiphany, Year C at 9.30am
Parish Epiphany Party for all ages, 4pm until 7pm. Shared Table. Sacred Heart Church Hall.

Forthcoming events
Wednesday January 9th 2019
Funeral of Chris Cassin, 11am at Sacred Heart Church.
Thursday February 28th 2019
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
December to March 2019
The Rugby Winter Shelter at St Marie’s will be providing a welcome each Monday to 15 homeless people from December to March. Supper, a bed and breakfast will be provided. If you would consider helping during those four
months, please ring Kathy Smith on 01788 891940. kathellen.smith56@gmail.com.
Sunday June 2nd 2019
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th 2019
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th 2019
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd 2019
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Join us for Sunday worship

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The Epiphany by Meister der Antwerpener Anbetung, c1520 (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany, Year C at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday January 6th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 150 The First Nowell
Penitential Rite: 522 Storrington
Gloria: 532 Storrington
Psalm:
 All nations shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord (Ps71, p19)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 167 Bethlehem! of noblest cities
Holy Holy: 584 Storrington
Mem Acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Lamb of God: 590 Storrington
Communion: 144 In the bleak midwinter / 166 As with gladness, men of old
Going forth: 170 We three kings
We will be using the Storrington setting of the Mass by Marty Haugen.

Join us for Sunday worship

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Holy Family by Vasari and del Sarto (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family, Year C at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday December 30th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 114 When the angel came to Mary
Penitential Rite: 522 Storrington
Gloria: 532 Storrington
Psalm:
 They are happy who dwell in your house, O Lord (Ps83, p162)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: The Coventry Carol (music group)
Holy Holy: 584 Storrington
Mem Acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Lamb of God: 590 Storrington
Communion: 138 Infant Holy / 130 Angels we have heard
Going forth: 151 See amid the winter’s snow
We will be using the Storrington setting of the Mass by Marty Haugen.