Mass for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: All that you have done for us O Lord, you have done with  true judgement, for we have sinned against you and not obeyed your  commandments. But give glory to your name and deal with us according to  the bounty of your mercy.  

First Reading: A reading from the book of Numbers. Are you jealous on my account? If only the whole people of the Lord were prophets.

Response: Psalm 18: The precepts of the Lord gladden the heart. 

Second Reading: from the Letter of St James. Your wealth is rotting.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Your word is truth O Lord, consecrate us in the truth. Alleluia!

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark. Anyone who is not against us is for us. If your hand should cause you to sin cut  it off.  

Communion Antiphon: Remember your word to your servant, O Lord, by  which you have given me hope. This is my comfort when I am brought low. 

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS = Live Stream as indicated  

Saturday 25th 5pm at SH Private intention LS 

Sunday 26th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 27th 11 am at EM World peace and Justice LS  

Monday 28th at SH 10am No Mass Today  

Tuesday 29th at SH 10am Climate Justice LS 

Wednesday 30th at SH 7pm No Mass Today 

Thursday 31st EM at 11 am Public Mass Not LS  

Friday 01st at 7pm from SH Public Mass LS  

Saturday 02nd 5pm at SH Kathleen Tarby RIP LS 

Sunday 03rd 9.30am at SH Baby Amelia Elizabeth RIP and Family LS 

Sunday 03rd 11 am at EM Peoples of the Parishes. LS

FATHER HUDSON’S Care – http://www.fatherhudsons.org.uk Collection at Masses this  weekend. Collection envelopes available. Please Gift Aid if you can. More information  about ways to give and support on the envelope.  

Father Hudson’s, our diocesan social welfare society, has a mission to transform the lives of people in need. Its different agencies support over 7000 people across the Archdiocese to  live with dignity, fulfilment and hope. 

We provide care for older people and those living with dementia; post adoption and care  support; residential care, day activities and independent living support for adults with  disabilities; fostering services and family support projects.  

Together with our community partners, we provide accommodation and move on support  for people experiencing homelessness, advice and practical help for vulnerable refugees and  asylum seekers; support for vulnerable individuals and families; friendship for people experiencing isolation.  

They do wonderful work on behalf of our Catholic community in the Archdiocese.

CAFOD FAST DAY 2nd October – Climate Crisis Appeal: Collection next weekend.  This Family Fast Day please give to help those who are protecting God’s creation. Ivanhilde lives in the Amazon, protecting and restoring the small area of rain forest she calls home. She’s faced fires and threats – but with the support of our local experts, she has never given up.  

Add your voice to our petition calling for the Prime Minister to show leadership in tackling  the climate crisis. Go to cafod.org.uk/reclaim 

THE DIOCESAN VISION; Unfolding God’s Plan. Our vision is to be a Catholic diocese which is faithful to the mission entrusted to us by Jesus  Christ, full of missionary disciples who work together co-responsibly in vibrant communities of faith, joyful in their service of God and neighbour. Let us pray for the Church that she may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength  to renew herself in the light of the Gospel. Amen. 

CREATION SUNDAY : We are planning to celebrate this with music at morning Masses on the weekend 3/4th October. The month of Creation concludes as the feast of St Francis of Assisi on Tuesday 4th October. 

MISSIO APF/RED BOX COLLECTION AT SACRED HEART If you have a Red Box that requires  emptying please bring it in at the weekend Mass and leave it in the narthex. Your emptied box should  be ready for collection from the narthex the following weekend. Please have all boxes/money in at  the latest by Sunday 17th October 2021. 

Rugby Foodbank – Harvest Shopping List 2021: 

Tinned Carrots, Tinned peas, Tinned Sweetcorn, Tinned pulses, Tinned tomatoes, Sponge  Pudding, Tinned Rice Pudding, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Tinned Spaghetti, Cream Crackers,  Marmalade, Washing Capsules/Powder, Soap, Shower Gel, Razors. Please donate locally at  collection points in stores or bring to Church next weekend. It would be wonderful if  everyone could bring an item from the list or donate in store.

Mass for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord. Should  they cry to me in any distress, I will hear them, and I will be their Lord forever. 

First Reading: A reading from the book of Wisdom. Let us condemn him to a shameful death. 

Response: Psalm 53: The Lord upholds my life.  

Second Reading: from the Letter of St James. Peacemakers, when they work for peace, sow the seeds which will bear fruit  in holiness.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! I am the light of the world, says the Lord, anyone who follows  me will have the light of life. Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark: The Son of Man will be delivered. If anyone wants to be first, he must make  himself servant of all.  

Communion Antiphon: I am the Good Shepherd says the Lord; I know my  sheep and mine know me. 

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS = Live Stream as indicated  Saturday 18th 5pm at SH L. Mapplethorpe RIP LS 

Sunday 19th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 19th 11 am at EM Evelyn & Charles Russell RIP LS  

Monday 20th at SH 10am No Mass this week. 

Tuesday 21st at SH |10am No Mass this week.  

Wednesday 22nd at SH 7pm Public Mass LS 

Thursday 23rd EM at 11 am Ben and Rosemary Chetwyn RIP Public Mass Not LS 

Friday 24th at 7pm from SH Mr & Mrs Connelly RIP Public Mass LS  

Saturday 25th 5pm at SH Private intention LS 

Sunday 26th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 26th 11 am at EM World Peace and Justice LS

THE DIOCESAN VISION; Unfolding God’s Plan 

Our vision is to be a Catholic diocese which is faithful to the mission entrusted to us by Jesus  Christ, full of missionary disciples who work together co-responsibly in vibrant communities  of faith, joyful in their service of God and neighbour. 

Let us pray for the Church that she may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength  to renew herself in the light of the Gospel. Amen. 

FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT NEWS; The Archdiocese of Birmingham has divested from companies which extract fossil fuels with immediate effect, cementing its commitment to action in the climate  emergency. 

The Archdiocese has changed its policy to exclude investments in any company which derives more than 5% of its revenues from fossil fuels and is joining the ranks of all those who have committed to  attaining net zero carbon emissions by 2030. Divestment in fossil fuels is one of the first steps of  many which we will take to ensure that we will not fund the industries which destroy God’s creation  and impact the poor. 

We are pleased to be part of the global divestment announcement to be made by the World Council  of Churches, the Laudato Si’ Movement, Operation Noah, Green Anglicans and GreenFaith on  October 25, joining four Catholic dioceses and many other faith organisations from around the world  who have announced their commitment to ethical investment. 

CREATION SUNDAY / CLIMATE SUNDAY We are planning to celebrate this at Masses on the  weekend 3/4th October. We hope to have some music and singing at these Masses.  

Caring for God’s Creation in 2021- LOCAL MEETING IN RUGBY You are warmly invited to  come along to this discussion evening hosted by Rugby Green Christian at 7.30pm on  Tuesday 28th September in the Upper Hall of the Regent Rooms, Regent Place CV21 2PJ. We  are delighted to have Emily Sharman from the national Green Christian organisation as our  speaker and facilitator. For more information and to sign up for the event, please visit Rugby Baptist Church’s website or phone the church office 01788 570410.  Please sign up by 21st Sept to give the organisers a feel for nnumbers. Booking is essential.  A link for more information and to sign up for the event: Caring for God’s Creation in 2021 – more info / sign up – this link can also be found via Rugby Baptist Church’s website. 

Life in the Spirit course The Charis Diocesan Renewal group would like to invite everyone  to an online series of Life in the Spirit. A talented group of musicians and speakers will guide  participants through the seminar series, which starts on Wednesday 22 September at  7.30pm. Why not encourage a group from your parish to sign up as part of the journey  towards the Diocesan Vision, Unfolding God’s Plan? Life in the Spirit course with the  Archdiocese of Birmingham | Birmingham Diocesan Trust (birminghamdiocese.org.uk)

Rugby Foodbank – Harvest Shopping List 2021: Tinned Carrots, Tinned peas, Tinned Sweetcorn, Tinned pulses, Tinned tomatoes, Sponge  Pudding, Tinned Rice Pudding, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Tinned Spaghetti, Cream Crackers,  Marmalade, Washing Capsules/Powder, Soap, Shower Gel, Razors. Please donate locally at  collection points in stores or bring to Church next weekend. It would be wonderful if  everyone could bring an item from the list. 

Please donate the need is great. Thanks. 

Mass for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B, from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: Give peace, O Lord, to those who wait for you, that your  prophets be found true. Hear the prayers of your servant, and of your people  Israel.  

First Reading: A reading from the prophet Isaiah. I offered my back to those who struck me. 

Response: Psalm 114: I will walk in the presence of the Lord, in the land of the living.  

Second Reading: from the Letter of St James. If good works do not go with faith, it is quite dead.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, says the Lord;  no one can come to the Father except through me. Alleluia!

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark: You are the Christ. The Son of Man is destined to suffer grievously. 

Communion Antiphon: How precious is your mercy, O God!  The children of men seek shelter in the shadow of your wings.

SECOND COLLECTION FOR THE CATHOLIC EDUCATION SERVICE 

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS = Live Stream as indicated  

Saturday 11th 5pm at SH Sick and Housebound of the parishes LS 

Sunday 12th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 12th 11 am at EM Ed and Mary Cashel Ints LS  

Monday 13th at SH 10am Fr Dominic Round RIP Live Streamed only. 

Tuesday 14th at SH 10am Fr Thomas Williams RIP Live streamed only

Wednesday 15th at SH 7pm Mr & Mrs Connelly RIP Public Mass LS 

Thursday 16th EM at 11 am For the Ints of English Martyrs School Public Mass Not LS 

Friday 17th at 7pm from SH Fr James Ward RIP Public Mass LS  

Saturday 18th 5pm at SH L. Mapplethorpe LS 

Sunday 19th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 19th 11 am at EM Evelyn & Charles Russell RIP LS

Climate Action Meeting: 16th September 7-9pm (online) DIOCESAN EVENT Join us in combating  climate change. We have great strength and passion in our network, and we want to ask you to help  us find ways to address the climate emergency together and to respond to Pope Francis’ call for an  ecological conversion. The Archdiocese is increasing its conversion to green energy, and has  committed to ethical investment. Parishes and schools have taken part in CAFOD Live Simply  Awards. We are proud of this work, but we want to do more and to reach more people.  

You are invited to join our initial open meeting, via Zoom, in which we will talk about the work we  have done and what we wish to do, and where we will invite you to feedback, share your stories or  simply add your support. Climate Action Meeting | Birmingham Diocesan Trust  (birminghamdiocese.org.uk) Please sign up to take part on this website link.  

CREATION SUNDAY / CLIMATE SUNDAY We are planning to celebrate this at Masses on the  weekend 3/4th October. We hope to have some music and singing at these Masses.  

Caring for God’s Creation in 2021- LOCAL MEETING IN RUGBY 

You are warmly invited to come along to this discussion evening hosted by Rugby Green Christian at  7.30pm on Tuesday 28th September in the Upper Hall of the Regent Rooms, Regent Place CV21 2PJ.  We are delighted to have Emily Sharman from the national Green Christian organisation as our  speaker and facilitator. For more information and to sign up for the event, please visit Rugby Baptist Church’s website (rugbybaptist.org.uk) or phone the church office 01788 570410. Please sign up by  21st Sept to give the organisers a feel for numbers. Booking is essential. A link for more information  and to sign up for the event: Caring for God’s Creation in 2021 – more info / sign up – this link can  also be found via Rugby Baptist Church’s website. 

Life in the Spirit course The Charis Diocesan Renewal group would like to invite everyone to an  online series of Life in the Spirit. A talented group of musicians and speakers will guide participants  through the seminar series, which starts on Wednesday 22 September at 7.30pm. Why not  encourage a group from your parish to sign up as part of the journey towards the Diocesan Vision,  Unfolding God’s Plan? Life in the Spirit course with the Archdiocese of Birmingham | Birmingham  Diocesan Trust (birminghamdiocese.org.uk) 

THE DIOCESAN VISION; Unfolding God’s Plan 

Our vision is to be a Catholic diocese which is faithful to the mission entrusted to us by Jesus  Christ, full of missionary disciples who work together co-responsibly in vibrant communities  of faith, joyful in their service of God and neighbour. 

Let us pray for the Church that she may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength to reform herself in  the light of the Gospel. Amen. 

Rugby Foodbank – Harvest Shopping List 2021: 

Tinned Carrots, Tinned peas, Tinned Sweetcorn, Tinned pulses, Tinned tomatoes, Sponge Pudding,  Tinned Rice Pudding, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Tinned Spaghetti, Cream Crackers, Marmalade, Washing  Capsules/Powder, Soap, Shower Gel, Razors. Please donate locally at collection points in stores or  bring to Church next weekend. It would be wonderful if everyone could bring an item from the list. 

Please donate the need is great. Thanks. 

Mass for the 23rd Sunday of Year B

Here is Mass for the 23rd Sunday of Year B from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: You are just O Lord, and your judgement is right; treat your servant in accord with your merciful love.                                                                        

First Reading:  A reading from the prophet Isaiah. The ears of the deaf shall be unsealed and the tongues of the dumb shall be loosed.

Response: Psalm 145: My soul give praise to the Lord.      

Second Reading: from the Letter of St James. God chose the poor to be heirs to the Kingdom. 

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Speak Lord your servant is listening: you have the message of eternal life. Alleluia!

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark: He makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak.     

Communion Antiphon: I am the light of the world, says the Lord; whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS  LS = Live Stream as indicated  

Saturday 4th 5pm at SH Mary Marks Ints LS

Sunday 5th 9.30am at SH   People of the Parishes LS 

Sunday 5th 11 am at EM    Ben Chetwyn RIP  LS 

Monday 6th at SH 10am Live Streamed only.

Tuesday 7th at SH   10am Live streamed only

Tuesday 7th at EM 11.30 Funeral Mass Angela Youds RIP Open to all. 

Wednesday 8th at SH 7pm Public Mass Marissa Gastaldi RIP   LS

Thursday 9th EM at 11 am For the Ints of English Martyrs School Public Mass   Not LS                                                          

Friday 10th  at 7pm from SH  7pm Sandra Majka RIP  Public Mass  LS 

Saturday 11th 5pm at SH    Fr Joe Tynan RIP  LS

Sunday 12th 9.30am at SH   Ed and Mary Cashel LS                                                                                                                       Sunday 12th 11 am at EM   People of the Parishes LS

REST IN PEACE: Angela Youds  Funeral Mass at English Martyrs on Tuesday 7th September at 11.30am followed by burial at Watts Lane. Ben Chetwyn Funeral at EM to be arranged.

Climate Action Meeting: 16th September 7-9pm (online)

Join us in combatting climate change. We have great strength and passion in our network, and we want to ask you to help us find ways to address the climate emergency together and to respond to Pope Francis’ call for an ecological conversion. The Archdiocese is increasing its conversion to green energy, and has committed to ethical investment. Parishes and schools have taken part in CAFOD Live Simply Awards. We are proud of this work, but we want to do more and to reach more people. 

You are invited to join our initial open meeting, via Zoom, in which we will talk about the work we have done and what we wish to do, and where we will invite you to feedback, share your stories or simply add your support. 

Climate Action Meeting | Birmingham Diocesan Trust (birminghamdiocese.org.uk)

Please sign up to take part on this website link. 

CREATION SUNDAY / CLIMATE SUNDAY We are planning to celebrate this at Masses on the weekend 3/4th October. We hope to have some music and singing at these Masses. 

POPE FRANCIS PRAYER INTENTION FOR SEPTEMBER

An Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle. We pray that we all will make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable life style, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this. 

THE DIOCESAN VISION; Unfolding God’s Plan

Our vision is to be a Catholic diocese which is faithful to the mission entrusted to us by Jesus 

Christ, full of missionary disciples who work together co-responsibly in vibrant communities 

of faith, joyful in their service of God and neighbour.

Let us pray for the Church that she may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength to reform herself in the light of the Gospel.  Amen.

Mass for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Here is Mass for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: Let us all rejoice in the Lord, as we celebrate the feast day  in honour the Virgin Mary, at whose Assumption the Angels rejoice and praise  the Son of God. 

First Reading; from the book of the Apocalypse. 

A woman adorned with the sun standing on the moon. 

Response: Psalm 44; On your right stands the queen, in garments of gold. 

Second Reading: from the first Letter of St Paul to the Corinthians. Christ as the first fruits and then, those who belong to him. 

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Mary has been taken up into heaven; all the choirs of angels  are rejoicing. Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 1:39-56. The Almighty has done great things for me, he has raised up the lowly. 

Communion Antiphon: All generations will call me blessed, for he who is  mighty has done great things for me.  

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS = Live Stream as indicated  Saturday 14th 5pm at SH Jane Cunningham RIP LS 

Sunday 15th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 15th 11 am at EM James and Catherine McMahon RIP LS 

Monday 16th at SH 10am Brian Davies Ints. Live Streamed only, not public. Tuesday 17th at SH No Mass this week 

Wednesday 18th at SH 7pm No Mass this week. 

Thursday 19th EM at 11 am Public Mass Private Intention No LS 

Friday 20that 7pm from SH 7pm Live streamed only, not public 

Saturday 21st 5pm at SH Theresa Brown RIP not live streamed 

Sunday 22nd 9.30am at SH Vincent Faria LS  

Sunday 22 nd11 am at EM Private Intention LS 

 Fr Gerry will be away on holiday until 28th August. 

THE DIOCESAN VISION; Unfolding God’s Plan 

Our vision is to be a Catholic diocese which is faithful to the mission entrusted to us by Jesus  Christ, full of missionary disciples who work together co-responsibly in vibrant communities  of faith, joyful in their service of God and neighbour. 

Pope Francis Prayer intention for August – The Church 

Let us pray for the Church that she may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength  to reform herself in the light of the Gospel.  

DIOCESAN NOVENA TO BLESSED DOMINIC BARBERI. 

Starts August 18th and concludes on August 26th , his feast day.  (Repeat the following Novena prayers every day for 9 consecutive days.) 

O God, who so lovingly raised Blessed Dominic 

to the heights of holiness, learning and apostolic zeal 

and made him a powerful minister of your mercy, 

listen to our humble request. 

We pray that you will in your goodness, 

grant a miracle through the intercession of Blessed Dominic, 

so that the Church may further honour him on earth 

and that many more people will come to know 

and invoke the help of this faithful servant of the Church. 

We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen. 

Mary, Mother of Mercy, Pray for us. 

Blessed Dominic Barberi, Pray for us. 

Saint John Henry Newman, Pray for us.

Mass for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: Look to your covenant, O Lord, and forget not the life of  your poor ones for ever. Arise, O God, and defend your cause, and forget not  the cries of those who seek you.  

First Reading; from the first book of the Kings. Strengthened by the food he walked until he reached the mountain of God.

Response: Psalm 33 Taste and see that the Lord is good.  

Second Reading: from the Letter of St Paul to the Ephesians  Follow Christ by loving as he has loved you.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! I am the living bread which has come down from heaven, says  the Lord. Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever. Alleluia!

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 6:41-51. I am the living bread which has come down from heaven.  

Communion Antiphon: The bread that I will give, says the Lord, is my flesh for  the life of the world.  

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS = Live Stream as indicated  

Saturday 7th 5pm at SH The sick and suffering LS 

Sunday 8th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 8th 11 am at Peace and justice in the world LS  

Monday 9th at SH LS NO MASS THIS WEEK 

Tuesday 10th at SH LS NO MASS THIS WEEK 

Wednesday 11th SH 7pm Public Mass Canon Brendan Hoban LS 

Thursday 12th EM at 11 am Public Mass Fr Eric Wastell RIP No LS 

Friday 13that 7pm Public Mass Finbar Gantley RIP LS 

Saturday 14th 5pm at SH Jane Cunningham RIP LS 

Sunday 15th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 15th 11 am at EM James and Catherine McMahon RIP LS

A prayer for our earth 

All powerful God, 

you are present in the universe 

and in the smallest of your creatures. 

You embrace with your tenderness all that exists. 

Pour out upon us the power of your love, 

that we may protect life and beauty. 

Fill us with your peace, that we may live 

as brothers and sisters, harming no one. 

O God of the poor, 

help us to rescue the abandoned 

and forgotten of this earth, 

so precious in your eyes. 

Bring healing to our lives, 

that we may protect the world and not prey on it, 

that we may sow beauty, 

not pollution and destruction. 

Touch the hearts 

of those who look only for gain 

at the expense of the poor and the earth. 

Teach us to discover the worth of each thing, 

to be filled with awe and contemplation, 

to recognize that we are profoundly united 

with every creature 

as we journey towards your infinite light. 

We thank you for being with us each day. 

Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle, 

for justice, love and peace. (Prayer from ‘Laudato Si’ ) 

THE DIOCESAN VISION; Unfolding God’s Plan 

Our vision is to be a Catholic diocese which is faithful to the mission entrusted to us by Jesus Christ, full of missionary disciples who work together co-responsibly in vibrant communities of faith, joyful in their service of God and neighbour. 

Pope Francis Prayer intention for August – The Church 

Let us pray for the Church that she may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength  to reform herself in the light of the Gospel. 

Mass for the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: O God come to my assistance; O Lord, make haste to help  me! You are my rescuer, my help; O Lord, do not delay.  

First Reading; A reading from the book of Exodus. I will rain down bread for you from the heavens. 

Response: Psalm 77 The Lord gave them bread from heaven. 

Second Reading: from the Letter of St Paul to the Ephesians  Put on the new self that has been created in God’s way.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, says the Lord; no one  can come to the father except through me. Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 6:24-35. Those who come to me will never be hungry; those who believe in me will never thirst.  

Communion Antiphon: Taste and see that the Lord is good.  

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS = Live Stream  

Saturday 31st 5pm at SH Reggie Crawford RIP LS 

Sunday 1st 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 1st 11 am at EM Bruce Howie RIP LS 

Monday 2nd at SH O’Dwyer Family LS 

Tuesday 3rd at SH Fr Gerry Ordination 47th Anniversary LS  

Wednesday 4th SH 7pm Public Mass Holy Souls LS 

Thursday 5th EM at 11 am Private Intention No LS 

Friday 6that 7pm Public Mass Family and Friends LS 

Saturday 7th 5pm at SH The sick and suffering LS 

Sunday 8th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 8th 11 am at Peace and justice in the world LS 

LIVE STREAM OF MASSES – has resumed for Masses as indicated. 

COVID -19 RESPONSE LEVEL 4 

The Bishops have said that the obligation of Sunday Mass remains suspended until the First  Sunday in Advent . It is important not to get out of practice of Mass so you are welcome to  attend the weekday public Masses at Sh and EM where there is plenty of space in Church.  You can view the live streamed Masses from EM and SH. 

For the moment the current precautions will continue in Church. Track and Trace, Masks,  Sanitising, Social Distancing in the seating and moving about the Building. The changes in  the celebration of Mass will stay too eg no physical sign of peace and practice of Holy  Communion at the end of Mass.  

The Pandemic is far from over and we need to take care to protect the members of our  community and especially those who are vulnerable and anxious. 

Thank you for your great cooperation with the measures we have taken. We are deeply  indebted to those who have helped with the stewarding and sanitising and thank them for  their dedication to making the system work so well and smoothly. 

ENGLISH MARTYRS PRESBYTERY: Since there is no possibility of a resident priest and we have not developed another use for the building, we are preparing to rent it out to suitable tenants in the near future. This will secure some income and provide a presence which will help ensure the security of the site. Please return any keys you may have. 

THE DIOCESAN VISION; Unfolding God’s Plan 

Our vision is to be a Catholic diocese which is faithful to the mission entrusted to us by Jesus  Christ, full of missionary disciples who work together co-responsibly in vibrant communities  of faith, joyful in their service of God and neighbour. 

PRAYER FOR THE DIOCESAN VISION (abbreviated and altered)  Spirit of God, 

Descend on us this day. 

Grant us the Spirit of joy, to lift us, 

The Spirit of hope to inspire us, 

The Spirit of love to surround us and the  

Spirit of truth to enlighten our path. 

Holy Spirit 

We pray for a new outpouring of your grace, 

So that we may grow in worship of your name 

In love of you in our prayer 

And in our actions towards others. Amen 

A prayer for our earth 

All powerful God, 

you are present in the universe 

and in the smallest of your creatures. 

You embrace with your tenderness all that exists. Pour out upon us the power of your love, 

that we may protect life and beauty. 

Fill us with your peace, that we may live 

as brothers and sisters, harming no one. 

O God of the poor, 

help us to rescue the abandoned 

and forgotten of this earth, 

so precious in your eyes. 

Bring healing to our lives, 

that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, 

not pollution and destruction. 

Touch the hearts 

of those who look only for gain 

at the expense of the poor and the earth. 

Teach us to discover the worth of each thing, 

to be filled with awe and contemplation,

to recognize that we are profoundly united 

with every creature 

as we journey towards your infinite light. 

We thank you for being with us each day. 

Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle, 

for justice, love and peace. 

A prayer for our earth was published in Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’. It is for  all who believe in God who is the all-powerful Creator. 

PRAYER FOR THE DIOCESAN VISION (abbreviated and altered)  Spirit of God, 

Descend on us this day. 

Grant us the Spirit of joy, to lift us, 

The Spirit of hope to inspire us, 

The Spirit of love to surround us and the  

Spirit of truth to enlighten our path. 

Holy Spirit 

We pray for a new outpouring of your grace, 

So that we may grow in worship of your name 

In love of you in our prayer 

And in our actions towards others. Amen  

PRAYER FOR THE FIRST WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS AND THE ELDERLY I thank You, Lord, for the comfort of Your presence: even in times of loneliness,  You are my hope and my confidence, You have been my rock and my fortress  since my youth! I thank You for having given me a family and for having  blessed me with a long life. I thank You for moments of joy and difficulty, for  the dreams that have already come true in my life and for those that are still  ahead of me.  

I thank You for this time of renewed fruitfulness to which You call me.  Increase, O Lord, my faith, make me a channel of your peace, teach me to 

embrace those who suffer more than me, to never stop dreaming and to tell of  your wonders to new generations. 

Protect and guide Pope Francis and the Church, that the light of the Gospel  might reach the ends of the earth. Send Your Spirit, O Lord, to renew the  world, that the storm of the pandemic might be calmed, the poor consoled and  wars ended. Sustain me in weakness and help me to live life to the full in each  moment that You give me, in the certainty that you are with me every day,  even until the end of the age. Amen. ( PopeFrancis).  

PRAYER FOR THE DIOCESAN VISION (abbreviated and altered)  

Spirit of God, 

Descend on us this day. 

Grant us the Spirit of joy, to lift us, 

The Spirit of hope to inspire us, 

The Spirit of love to surround us and the  

Spirit of truth to enlighten our path. 

Holy Spirit 

We pray for a new outpouring of your grace, 

So that we may grow in worship of your name 

In love of you in our prayer 

And in our actions towards others. Amen 

Mass for the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: God is in his holy place, God unites those who dwell in his  house; he himself gives might and strength to his people. 

First Reading; A reading from the second book of the Kings. They will eat and have some left over. 

Response: Psalm 144. You open wide your hand, O Lord, you grant our desires. 

Second Reading: from the Letter of St Paul to the Ephesians  One Body, one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! A great prophet has appeared among us; God has visited his  people. Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 6:1-15. Jesus gave out as much as was wanted to all who were sitting ready. 

Communion Antiphon: Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.  Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God.  

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS = Live Stream  

Saturday 24th 5pm at SH Peoples of the Parishes LS 

Sunday 25th 9.30am at SH In Thanksgiving LS 

Sunday 25th 11 am at EM Bernard Campbell RIP LS 

Monday 26th at SH Fr Patrick Joyce RIP LS 

Tuesday 27th at SH Holy Souls LS  

Wednesday 28nd SH 7pm Public Mass Private Intention LS 

Thursday 29nd July EM at 11 am The Sick and Suffering= No LS 

Friday 30rd at 7pm Public Mass World Peace LS 

Saturday 31st 5pm at SH Reggie Crawford RIP LS 

Sunday 1st 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 1st 11 am at EM Bruce Howie RIP LS 

LIVE STREAM OF MASSES – has resumed for Masses as indicated. 

COVID -19 RESPONSE LEVEL 4 

The Bishops have said that the obligation of Sunday Mass remains suspended until probably  the First Sunday in Advent . It is important not to get out of practice of Mass so you are  welcome to attend the weekday public Masses where there is plenty of space in Church and  of course you can view the live streamed Masses provided from EM and SH. For the moment the current precautions will continue c in Church. Track and Trace, Masks,  Sanitising, Social Distancing in the seating and moving about the Building. The changes in  the celebration of Mass will stay too eg no physical sign of peace and practice of Holy  Communion at the end of Mass.  

The Pandemic is far from over and we need to take care to protect the members of our  community and especially those who are vulnerable and anxious. 

Thank you for your great cooperation with the measures we have taken. We are deeply  indebted to those who have helped with the stewarding and sanitising and thank them for  their dedication to making the system work so well and smoothly. 

ENGLISH MARTYRS PRESBYTERY : As there is no possibility of a resident priest and we have  not developed another use for the building we are preparing to rent it out to suitable  tenants in the near future. This will secure some income and provide a presence which will  help ensure the security of the site. Please return any keys you may have. 

THE DIOCESAN VISION; Unfolding God’s Plan 

Our vision is to be a Catholic diocese which is faithful to the mission entrusted to us by Jesus  Christ, full of missionary disciples who work together co-responsibly in vibrant communities  of faith, joyful in their service of God and neighbour. 

PRAYER FOR THE FIRST WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS AND THE ELDERLY I thank You, Lord, for the comfort of Your presence: even in times of loneliness,  You are my hope and my confidence, You have been my rock and my fortress  since my youth! I thank You for having given me a family and for having  blessed me with a long life. I thank You for moments of joy and difficulty, for  the dreams that have already come true in my life and for those that are still  ahead of me.  

I thank You for this time of renewed fruitfulness to which You call me.  Increase, O Lord, my faith, make me a channel of your peace, teach me to  embrace those who suffer more than me, to never stop dreaming and to tell of  your wonders to new generations. 

Protect and guide Pope Francis and the Church, that the light of the Gospel  might reach the ends of the earth. Send Your Spirit, O Lord, to renew the  world, that the storm of the pandemic might be calmed, the poor consoled and  wars ended. Sustain me in weakness and help me to live life to the full in each  moment that You give me, in the certainty that you are with me every day,  even until the end of the age. Amen. ( Pope Francis). 

PRAYER FOR THE DIOCESAN VISION (abbreviated and altered)  Spirit of God, 

Descend on us this day. 

Grant us the Spirit of joy, to lift us, 

The Spirit of hope to inspire us, 

The Spirit of love to surround us and the  

Spirit of truth to enlighten our path. 

Holy Spirit 

We pray for a new outpouring of your grace, 

So that we may grow in worship of your name 

In love of you in our prayer 

And in our actions towards others. Amen