Join us for Sunday worship

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Today’s Gospel reading is the story of the raising of Lazarus, told by St John.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday April 2nd at 9.30am, and will include a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 221 Our Father we have wandered
Penitential Rite: Spoken
Gloria: Not in Lent
Psalm: With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption (Ps129, p27) Spoken
Acclamation: Praise to you, Christ our Lord, King of eternal glory
Gifts: 605 Take our bread
Holy Holy: Spoken
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: Spoken
Communion: 633 Eat this bread
Going forth: 217 Gift of love
For the season of Lent, we will be using the Pershore Mass written by Alan Smith.

There will be an additional Mass at 11.30am on Sunday April 2nd to celebrate the Golden Wedding of Sacred Heart parishioners Diane and Brian Davies. At this ceremony, Brian will be made a Knight of St Gregory. The celebrant will be Bishop William Kenney. All parishioners are invited to attend this ceremony. This is what we will be singing:

Gathering: 458 Let us build a house
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Lent
Psalm: O that today (Ps94) 
Acclamation: Praise to you, Christ our Lord, King of eternal glory
Gifts: 605 Take our bread
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 625 Bread for the world
411 Song of blessing
Going forth: 946 Thanks be to God

Worship and events this week

The statue of Mary, Mother of God, at Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday March 20th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Joseph)
Tuesday March 21st – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday March 22nd – Mass at 7pm
Thursday March 23rd – Mass at 9.30am
Friday March 24th – Mass at 11.45am followed by Lent lunch
Saturday March 25th – Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year A. Mass at 5pm.
Sunday March 26th – Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year A. Mass at 9.30am.
Parish diary for this week
Monday March 20th – Monday Club, 2pm in the hall. All welcome.
Friday March 24th – Lent lunch in the hall, 12.15pm (Soup and bread, all welcome).
Friday March 24th – Stations of the Cross, 7pm.
Saturday March 25th – Quizzerdance, Rainsbrook Centre, Kilsby Lane in aid of HCPT. Email Phil Burns for more details.
Forthcoming events
Monday March 27th – First Communion group meets, 6pm, Hall and Upper Room.
Wednesday March 29th – UCM monthly meeting, 7.45pm in the hall. Jo Watters from Father Hudson’s Care to speak.
Friday March 31st – Spring Concert at United Reformed Church, Hillmorton Road, 7.30pm. More details.

Join us for Sunday worship

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Today’s Gospel is from St John.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday March 26th at 9.30am, and will include a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 846 Amazing Grace
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Lent
Psalm: The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want (Ps22, p26)
Acclamation: Praise to you, Christ our Lord, King of eternal glory
Gifts: 600 All that I am
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 842 Come back to me
Going forth: 946 You shall cross the barren desert
For the season of Lent, we will be using the Pershore Mass written by Alan Smith.

Live Simply – March 2017 newsletter

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Mahatma Gandhi

Live Simply so that others might simply live
Mahatma Gandhi

Or as Pope Francis’ message in Laudato Si’ has it:
Responding to the cry of the poor we need a New Lifestyle

So how are those Live Simply Pledges coming along?

Thank you to all who have already posted pledges on the Pledge Board. If that isn’t you then look there for inspiration and please complete a pledge card today. It can be a more of something you do already or something new to you.

Recycling
(with thanks to www.recyclenow.com )

Aerosols can be recycled – only 50% of aluminium packaging was recycled last year which means there’s a lot more to be done. Remember empty cans of deodorant, furniture polish, air fresheners and other aluminium items too such as foil takeaway containers can all be recycled.

Last year around 75% of food and drink tins and cans and 60% of glass bottles and jars were recycled. Could you do more to get the figure to 100%?

Campaigns
Bottle deposit scheme
blue-and-green-plastic-bottles-resized-740x493.jpg (740×493)Older parishioners might remember the days of money back on glass bottles. Well now a Surfers Against Sewage petition is calling for a deposit on plastic bottles. The petition has attracted over 210,000 people signatures and the Government is taking notice. An inquiry into the impacts of single-use plastic bottles has just been launched by the Environmental Audit Committee to identify the solutions needed to tackle plastic pollution. Surfers Against Sewage will be submitting their petition and other evidence to highlight the urgent need to introduce a deposit return system.

Palm Oil
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Nestlé, producer of products ranging from Crunchie bars to Shredded Wheat, committed early to addressing problems caused by palm oil production which threatens rainforests and endangered animals, and exploits workers. But campaigners have discovered that along with other multinationals such as Unilever and PepsiCo, it is undermining its own best intentions by a tie-up with an Indonesian food producer said to be among the worst offenders in relation to palm oil production. Read more at SumOfUs

March 2017

Return to the LiveSimply homepage

Services and events this week

Inside Sacred Heart Church, Bilton.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday March 13th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday March 14th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday March 15th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday March 16th – Mass at 9.30am
Friday March 17th – Mass at 11.45am (Feast of St Patrick) followed by Lent lunch
Saturday March 18th – Third Sunday of Lent, Year A. Mass at 5pm.
Sunday March 19th – Third Sunday of Lent, Year A. Mass at 9.30am.
Parish diary for this week
Monday March 13th – Monday Club, 2pm in the hall. All welcome.
Monday March 13th – First Communion group meets, 6pm, Hall and Upper Room.
Friday March 17th – Lent lunch in the hall, 12.15pm (Soup and bread, all welcome).
Friday March 17th – Stations of the Cross, 7pm.
Forthcoming events
Saturday March 25th – Quizzerdance, Rainsbrook Centre, Kilsby Lane in aid of HCPT. Email Phil Burns for more details.
Wednesday March 29th – UCM monthly meeting, 7.45pm in the hall. Jo Watters from Father Hudson’s Care to speak.
Friday March 31st – Spring Concert at United Reformed Church, Hillmorton Road, 7.30pm. More details.

Join us for Sunday worship

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Today’s reading is from the Gospel of St John.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Third Sunday of Lent, Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday March 19th at 9.30am, and will include a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 179 Call to worship
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Lent
Psalm: O that today, you would listen to his voice! Harden not your hearts (Ps94, p20 or 240)
Acclamation: Praise to you, Christ our Lord, King of eternal glory
Gifts: 183 Penitential Litany
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 813 Bless the Lord my soul
Going forth: 849 God forgave my sin
For the season of Lent, we will be using the Pershore Mass written by Alan Smith.

Services and events this week

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Votive lights at the statue of Mary, Mother of God, at Sacred Heart Church, Rugby.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday March 6th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday March 7th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday March 8th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday March 9th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday March 10th – Mass at 11.45am followed by Lent lunch
Saturday March 11th – Second Sunday of Lent, Year A. Mass at 5pm.
Sunday March 12th – Second Sunday of Lent, Year A. Mass at 9.30am.
Parish diary for this week
Monday March 6th – Monday Club, 2pm in the hall. All welcome.
Friday March 10th – Lent lunch in the hall, 12.15pm (Soup and bread, all welcome).
Friday March 10th – Stations of the Cross, 7pm.
Forthcoming events
Monday March 13th – First Communion group meets, 6pm, Hall and Upper Room.
Friday March 25th – Quizzerdance, Rainsbrook Centre, Kilsby Lane in aid of HCPT. Email Phil Burns for more details.

Join us for Sunday worship

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The Transfiguration by Raphael

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Second Sunday of Lent, Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday March 12th at 9.30am, and will include a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 179 Call to worship
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Lent
Psalm: May your love be upon us O Lord, as we place all our hope in you (Ps32, p23)
Acclamation: Praise to you, Christ our Lord, King of eternal glory
Gifts: Lenten Litany. Responses are: Laudamus te…Miserere
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 929 O Lord, hear my prayer
Going forth: 969 Be thou my vision
For the season of Lent, we will be using the Pershore Mass written by Alan Smith.

Services and events this week

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Inside Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday February 27th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday February 28th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday March 1st – Mass at 7pm (Ash Wednesday)
Thursday March 2nd – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Chad)
Friday March 3rd – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday March 4th – First Sunday of Lent, Year A. Mass at 5pm.
Sunday March 5th – First Sunday of Lent, Year A. Mass at 9.30am.
Parish diary for this week
Sunday February 26th – ACTA talk by Prof Tom O’Loughlin, Newman House, Birmingham, 2pm.
Monday February 27th – First Communion group meets, 6pm, Hall and Upper Room.
Monday February 27th – Monday Club, 2pm in the hall. All welcome.
Friday March 3rd – Women’s World Day of Prayer, 10.30am, Sacred Heart Church.
Friday March 3rd – Stations of the Cross, 7pm.
Forthcoming events
Friday March 10th – First Lent lunch, Sacred Heart Church Hall at 12.15pm. Profits to Cafod.
Friday March 25th – Quizzerdance, Rainsbrook Centre, Kilsby Lane in aid of HCPT. Email Phil Burns for more details.

Join us for Sunday worship

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Join us at Sacred Heart Church for the beginning of Lent.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the First Sunday of Lent, Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday March 5th at 9.30am, and will include a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 179 Call to worship
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Lent
Psalm: Have mercy on us Lord, for we have sinned (Ps50, p21)
Acclamation: Praise to you, Christ our Lord, King of eternal glory
Gifts: 206 Forty days and forty nights
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 88 Wait for the Lord
Going forth: 744 Christ is the world’s light
For the season of Lent, we will be using the Pershore Mass written by Alan Smith.