Mass for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: The Lord is the strength of his people, a saving refuge for  the one he has anointed. Save your people, Lord, and bless your heritage, and govern them for ever and ever. 

First Reading; A reading from the book of Job 38:1,8-11. Here your proud waves shall break.  

Response: Psalm 106: O give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures for ever. 

Second Reading: from the second letter of St Paul to the Corinthians 5:14-17. Now the new creation is here. 

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of  our mind so that we can see what hope his call holds for us. Alleluia!

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 4: 35-41 Who can this be? Even the wind and the sea obey him.  

Communion Antiphon: The eyes of all look to you, Lord, and you give them  their food in due season.  

Parishes Mass times and Intentions LS = Live Stream  

Collection this weekend for the Day for Life.  

Saturday 19th 5pm at SH Reggie Crawford RIP No Live Stream today

Sunday 20th 9.30am at SH For the people of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 20th 11am at EM Joe Comerford RIP LS 

Monday 21st at SH Mass 10am LS 

Tuesday 22nd at SH Mass Johnson Association 10am LS 

Wednesday 23rd SH at 7pm Public Mass LS  

Thursday 24th EM at 11 am Public Mass. Bradford Thanksgiving Wedding Anniversary. No LS.

Friday 25th SH at 7pm Public Mass 

Saturday 26th 5pm at SH Joan Ford RIP 

Sunday 27th 9.30am at SH Mary Carolan RIP 

Sunday 27th 11am at EM Michael Swift RIP

FR MATTHEW NEWS: Fr Matthew will be taking responsibility for a small Ordinariate Parish just over the border at Husbands Bosworth in Leicestershire starting next month. He will  continue his ministry at St Joseph’s, Monks Kirby and George Eliot Hospital. It does mean he will not be available to celebrate Sunday morning Mass at English Martyrs.  He will be continuing his role as Governor at EM School and helping with RE and pastoral  support as he does at present. He will be available to help out with weekday school Mass at EM and in other ways e.g. care for the housebound and those in care homes in EM. We value greatly Fr Matthew’s ministry at EM for the past ten years and are glad this link will continue. We wish him well and every blessing as he begins this new venture.  

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 

Spirit of God, 

Descend on me this day. 

Grant me the Spirit of joy, to lift me, 

The Spirit of hope to inspire me, 

The Spirit of love to surround me and the  

Spirit of truth to enlighten my path. 

Holy Spirit 

I pray for a new outpouring of your grace, 

So that I may grow in worship of your name 

In love of you in my prayer 

And in my actions towards others. 

Come Holy Spirit in to my life to guide me, 

Strengthen and defend me, 

So that I may be drawn ever closer to you. 

Help me this day and always 

To be a channel of grace 

In all I say and do 

And invite others into relationship with you. 

Amen.  

Mass for the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: O Lord hear my voice, for I have called to you; be my help. Do not abandon or forsake me, O God, my Saviour.  

First Reading; A reading from the prophet Ezekiel 17:22-24. I make low trees grow.  

Response: Psalm 91: It is good to give you thanks, O Lord.  

Second Reading: A reading from second letter of St Paul to the Corinthians 5:6-10. Whether we are living in the body, or exiled from it, we are intent on pleasing the Lord. 

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! The seed is the word of God, Christ the sower, whoever finds  the seed will remain for ever. Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 4: 26-34. It is the smallest of all the seeds; yet it grows into the biggest shrub of them all. 

Communion Antiphon: There is one thing I ask of the Lord, only this do I seek;  to live in the house of the Lord for ever.  

Parishes Mass times and Intentions LS = Live Stream  

Saturday 12th EM First Group First Communion Mass  

Saturday 12th 5pm at SH David O’Reilly RIP LS 

Sunday 13th 9.30am Mrs G Lane RIP LS  

Sunday 13th 11am People of the Parishes LS 

Monday 14th at SH Mass 10am LS 

Tuesday 15that SH No Mass  

Wednesday 16th SH at 7pm Public Mass LS  

Thursday 17th EM at 11 am Public Mass. No LS. 

Friday 18th SH at 7pm Public Mass 

Saturday 19th 11am EM Second Group First Communion Mass (Families only)

Saturday 19th 5pm at SH Reggie Crawford RIP LS 

Sunday 20th 9.30am at SH For the people of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 20th 11am at EM Jim Comerford RIP LS

Diocesan Vision: Unfolding God’s Plan 

This weekend we have an important Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Bernard introducing the  Diocesan Vision on how he intends our Archdiocese to move forward over the coming years.  

Archbishop Bernard says that after a year of lockdown and restrictions we need to make a fresh beginning. The aim is for clergy and lay faithful to work closely together to create vibrant communities of faith, joyful in the service of God and neighbour. 

You can find the Pastoral Letter in text, audio and video on the Diocesan website  http://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/vision 

Please take and use a Prayer Card which contains a special prayer for the Diocesan Vision. 

Recently Dead; please pray for Reggie Crawford who died this week. Funeral arrangements to  follow.  

THE NICENE CREED 

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, 

Maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. 

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, 

Born of the Father before all ages, God from God, Light from Light, 

True God from true God, begotten not made, consubstantial with the Father; Through him all things were made. 

For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, 

And by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary and became man.  

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and  rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. 

He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no  end. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the  Son, who with the father and the Son is adored and glorified, 

Who has spoken through the prophets. 

I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the  forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the  world to come. Amen.

Mass for the Feast of Corpus Christi, Year B

Here is the Mass for the Feast of Corpus Christi from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: He fed them with the finest wheat and satisfied them with  honey from the rock. 

First Reading; A reading from the book of Exodus 24:3-8. This is the blood of the Covenant that the Lord has made with you. 

Response: Psalm 115: The cup of salvation I will raise; I will call on the Lord’s  name.  

Second Reading: A reading from the letter to the Hebrews 9: 11-15 The blood of Christ can purify our inner self from dead actions. 

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 Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 This is my body. This is my blood. 

Communion Antiphon: Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in  me and I in him, says the Lord.  

Parishes Mass times and Intentions LS = Live Stream  

Saturday 5that SH 5pm James Pickering RIP LS 

Sunday 6th at SH 9.30am People of the Parish LS 

Sunday 6th at EM 11 am Audrey Mc Mahon RIP LS 

Monday 7th at SH No Mass 

Tuesday 8that SH No Mass  

Wednesday 9th SH at 7pm Public Mass LS Gerald Oakes RIP  Thursday 10th EM 11 am Public Mass with Year 6. No LS. 

Thursday 10th SH 1.30pm Funeral Liturgy for Walter Lenczyk RIP  Friday 11th SH 7pm Feast of the Sacred Heart Public Mass LSTommy Burke RIP Saturday 12th 5pm at SH David O’Reilly RIP LS 

Sunday 13th 9.30am Mrs G Lane RIP LS  

Sunday 13th 11am People of the Parishes LS

REST IN PEACE ; Walter (Wolodomyr) Lenczyk. Funeral Liturgy will be  celebrated by Fr Alexander and Fr David of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in  Ukrainian and English with Fr Gerry. It is at Sacred Heart on Thursday at 1.30pm followed by Cremation at Rainsbrook. All are most welcome to attend.

First Communion at English Martyrs. The first group of children from our  school will celebrate their First Holy Communion at a special Mass on Saturday  12th June at 11 am. There will be another celebration for a second group on Saturday 19th at 11 am. Both Masses are restricted to the families of the  children because of present restrictions. Let us remember the children and  their families in our prayers . 

SACRED HEART FEAST DAY Friday 11th June; Public Mass at Sacred Heart on Friday at 7pm. All welcome to celebrate our patronal feast and pray for the  parish.  

THE SOWER- our FREE diocesan magazine. Please take a copy and enjoy finding  out about the many and varied happenings in the life of our diocesan  community. 

THE NICENE CREED 

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, 

Maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. 

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, 

Born of the Father before all ages, God from God, Light from Light, 

True God from true God, begotten not made, consubstantial with the Father; Through him all things were made. 

For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, 

And by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary and became man.  For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and  rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. 

He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no  end. 

I believe I the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the  Son, who with the father and the Son is adored and glorified, 

Who has spoken through the prophets. 

I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the  forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the  world to come. Amen.

Mass for the Feast of Pentecost, Year B

Here is Mass for the Feast of Pentecost from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: The love of God has been poured into our hearts through  the Spirit of God dwelling within us, alleluia.  

First Reading; A reading from the Acts of the Apostle 2:1-11. They were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak. 

Response: Psalm 103: Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the  earth.  

Second Reading: A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Galatians 5: 16-25 The fruits of the Spirit.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in  them the fire of your love , Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 15:26-27; 16:12-15. The Spirit of truth will lead you to the complete truth. 

Communion Antiphon: They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke of  the marvels of God, alleluia. 

Parishes Mass times and Intentions LS = Live Stream  

Saturday22ndat SH 5pm John Cluett RIP (A) LS 

Sunday 23rd at SH 9.30am People of the Parishes LS 

Sunday 23rd at EM 11 am Audrey Mc Mahon RIP LS 

Monday24th at SH Judith Hughes RIP 

Tuesday 25th at SH Fr Graham’s Intentions 

Wednesday 26th SH at 7pm Public Mass LS Justice and Peace Thursday 27th EM 11 am Public Mass with Year1 and Reception. No LS. Friday 28th at 10 am SH Holy Souls LS 

Saturday 29nd 5pm at SH People of the Parish LS 

Sunday 30rd 9.30am Private Intention LS  

Sunday 30rd 11am Audrey Mc Mahon RIP LS

SILVER JUBILEE OF ORDINATION; Our congratulations, best wishes and prayers to Fr Graham as he marks the 25th Anniversary of his Priestly Ordination on Tuesday. We thank God for the blessings of his presence and ministry among us. We ask the Lord to bless him in the future. Ad multos annos. He will be presiding at the Live Streamed Mass from Sacred Heart on Tuesday at 10am. 

SACRED HEART BROADBAND. We have managed to get the broadband properly wired in so the place is much tidier- no more trailing wires. It should make it easier to live stream in the  future. 

ENGLISH MARTYRS BROADBAND – We are planning to upgrade the Broadband and the installation in the near future. We hope that you have found the live streaming helpful if you are housebound or unable to  attend in person for any reason.  

PUBLIC MASS: Welcome, it is good to see a gradual return to Mass. All are welcome. Please  return when you feel comfortable. With the recent easing of lockdown, there have been some minor relaxations in relation to celebration of Mass. We still need to be cautious and careful.  

Please remember it is still very important to maintain the precautions – do not attend if you have any symptoms or have been in contact with COVID, sanitise your hands on entry and  leaving, be signed in on the list or use your phone and keep a 1m distance from one another  and observe the spaces in seating and keep a distance in coming to Holy Communion and  moving about. Thanks for your cooperation so far. Thanks again to those who have been  stewarding and sanitising at our gatherings and helping to keep us safe. PASTORAL LETTER FROM THE BISHOPS OF ENGLAND AND WALES – This Letter read today  stresses the importance of our response as Catholics to the challenge to the health and  future of Our Common Home presented by the Climate Emergency. We are encouraged to  think of our responsibility to act seriously personally and as a community to the challenges we must face. May the Holy Spirit guide us and strengthen our resolve to ’renew the face of the earth.’ 

A PRAYER AT PENTECOST = from CAFOD  

O God, Trinity of love, 

From the profound communion of your divine life, 

Pour out upon us a torrent of fraternal love. 

Grant us the love reflected in the actions of Jesus, 

In his family of Nazareth, and in the early Christian community. 

Grant that we Christians may live the Gospel, 

Discovering Christ in each human being, recognising him crucified 

In the sufferings of the abandoned and for gotten of our world, 

And risen in each brother or sister who makes a new start. 

Come, Holy Spirit, show us your beauty reflected in all the peoples of the earth,  So that we may discover anew all are important and all are necessary, Different faces of the one humanity that God so loves. Amen. 

an ecumenical prayer from Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis’ encyclical

We fly to your protection, O holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our  necessities, and deliver us from all dangers. O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.  

Virgin Mary, turn your merciful eyes towards us amid this coronavirus pandemic. Comfort  those who are distraught and mourn their loved ones who have died, and at times are  buried in a way that grieves them deeply. Be close to those who are concerned for their  loved ones who are sick and who, in order to prevent the spread of the disease, cannot  be close to them. Fill with hope those who are troubled by the uncertainty of the future  and the consequences for the economy and employment. Amen.

Mass for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B

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

Entrance Antiphon: O Lord, hear my voice, for I have called to you, of you my  heart has spoken; seek his face; hide not your face from me. alleluia. 

First Reading; A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 1:15-17, 20-26. We must choose one of these to be a witness to his resurrection with us.

Response: Psalm 102: The Lord has set his sway in heaven.  

Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St John 4: 1-16 Anyone who lives in love lives in God, and God lives in them. 

Gospel Acclamation:  Alleluia, alleluia! I will not leave you orphans, says the Lord; I will come back  you, and your hearts will be full of joy. Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 17:11-19. That they may be one like us! 

Communion Antiphon: Father, I pray that they may be one as we also are one,  alleluia. 

Parishes Mass times and Intentions LS = Live Stream  

Saturday15that SH 5pm People of the Parishes LS 

Sunday 16th at SH 9.30am Peace and Justice in Palestine LS Sunday 16th at EM 11 am Audrey Mc Mahon RIP LS 

Monday and Tuesday 17, 18th No Mass this week. 

Wednesday 19th SH at 7pm Public Mass LS Covid Pandemic 

Thursday 20th EM 11 am Public Mass with Year2. No LS. Audrey McMahon RIP

Friday 21st at 10 am SH LS Rosemary Atkin Int . 

Friday 21st 12 noon Funeral Mass at EM Patricia McKee RIP ( Family only) 

Saturday 22nd 5pm Mass at SH John Cluett RIP LS 

Sunday 23rd 9.30am Walter Lencyk RIP LS  

Sunday 23rd 11am Audrey Mc Mahon RIP LS

LIVE STREAMING OF SERVICES IN THE PARISHES OF SACRED HEART AND  ENGLISH MARTYRS RUGBY. 

WE USE LIVE STREAMING TO ENABLE 

∙ HOUSEBOUND PARISHIONERS TO ENGAGE WITH MASS FROM HOME 

∙ RELATIVES/FRIENDS WHO CANNOT ATTEND A BAPTISM/ WEDDING/FUNERAL TO  ENGAGE WITH IT 

∙ THE TABERNACLE TO BE USED AS A FOCUS FOR PRAYER FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT GET  TO CHURCH  

∙ EVANGELISATION: -ENABLING THOSE WHO CANNOT OR DO NOT ATTEND CHURCH  FOR ANY REASON TO ENGAGE WITH ACTS OF WORSHIP 

ALL OF THESE REASONS ARE NECESSARY IN THE LEGITIMATE INTERESTS OF THE CHURCH. 

THE IMAGES ARE MADE AVAILABLE LIVE OVER THE INTERNET, AND CAN BE ACCESSED BY  ANYONE WHO WISHES TO DO SO 

LIVE STREAMING IS CARRIED OUT DURING SERVICES AND A CAMERA FOCUSSED ON THE  SANCTUARY MAY BE LIVE STREAMING ALL THE TIME. THERE IS NO PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE  SANCTUARY AREA 

THOSE WHO DO NOT WISH TO HAVE THEIR IMAGE LIVE STREAMED ARE ADVISED TO GO TO A  PLACE IN CHURCH AS DIRECTED BY THE STEWARDS. PLEASE REQUEST THIS IF NECESSARY. 

UPDATE: We are making arrangements for the children from EM School who have not been  able to make their First Holy Communion due last year to celebrate FHC on Saturday 12th and 19th June. Confirmation will be celebrated on Saturday 17th July note change. This  year’s cohort of children will make FHC in the autumn term.  

We have not been able to arrange classes and celebrations of the children from SH whose  preparation was interrupted last year. We will do this when it is practicable and the current restrictions on gathering are fully relaxed. 

PUBLIC MASS: Welcome, it is good to see a gradual return to Mass. All are welcome. Please  return when you feel comfortable. Please remember it is still very important to maintain the precautions – sanitise your hands and keep a 2m distance from one another and  observe the spaces in seating. Thanks again to those who have been stewarding and  sanitising at our gatherings and helping to keep us safe. 

ROSARY IN MAY; Pope Francis has asked us to pray the Rosary during this month, the  month dedicated to our Lady, with the intention of the relief of the Pandemic. We  remember that there are many countries who are still in the middle of a grave crisis and in  need our support and prayers. Let us remember families in our parishes who have family in  India and have concern for their wellbeing. If you are unable to pray the whole Rosary  please consider praying a daily Decade of the Rosary for this intention. 

APPEAL FROM CAFOD FOR HELP FOR INDIA PANDEMIC 

As coronavirus brings devastation across India, CAFOD is working  with experienced local Church agency, Caritas India, to provide vital support  to poor and marginalised communities. Donations to CAFOD’s Coronavirus  Appeal will help Caritas India distribute PPE kits to frontline health  workers, promote COVID & vaccine awareness campaigns, and set up safely  run isolation & quarantine centres. You can donate online here: cafod.org.uk/give. Please keep praying for the people of India and all  those affected by the pandemic. There will be a collection basket available  after Mass for cash donations. Please make out any cheque to CAFOD. Thanks  for your support.  

We fly to your protection, O holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our  necessities, and deliver us from all dangers. O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.  

Virgin Mary, turn your merciful eyes towards us amid this coronavirus pandemic. Comfort  those who are distraught and mourn their loved ones who have died, and at times are  buried in a way that grieves them deeply. Be close to those who are concerned for their  loved ones who are sick and who, in order to prevent the spread of the disease, cannot  be close to them. Fill with hope those who are troubled by the uncertainty of the future  and the consequences for the economy and employment. Amen.

Mass for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B

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

Entrance Antiphon: Proclaim a joyful sound and let it be heard; proclaim to the  ends of the earth: The Lord has freed his people, alleluia.  

First Reading: A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 10:25-26,34-35,44-48. The Holy Spirit has been poured out on the pagans too.  

Response: Psalm 97: The Lord has shown his salvation to the nations. 

Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St John 4: 7-1 God is love.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Jesus said; ‘If anyone loves me they will keep my word, and  my Father will love them, and shall come to them’. Alleluia!

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 15: 9-17. No one can have greater love than to lay down their life for their friends. 

Communion Antiphon: If you love me, keep my commandments says the Lord,  and I will ask the Father, and he will send you another Paraclete, to abide with you forever. alleluia. 

Parishes Mass times and Intentions LS = Live Stream  

Saturday 8th at SH 5pm Holy Souls LS 

Sunday 9th at SH 9.30am In honour of Our Lady LS 

Sunday 9th at EM 11 am Patricia McKee RIP LS 

Monday and Tuesday 10, 11th Mass SH, LS at 10am 

Wednesday 12th SH at 7pm Vigil Mass of the Ascension of the Lord. Robert Hughes RIP Public Mass LS 

Thursday 13th Solemnity of Ascension of the Lord-no obligation this year. EM 11 am Private Intention Public Mass with one School class. No LS.  Friday 14th at 10 am SH LS Bishop William 75th Birthday Ints. 

FR GRAHAM; Fr Graham has had his medical treatment and is recovering well. He will be ending his isolation at the end of the week.  

THURSDAY MASS AT EM. We are pleased EM School, one class at a time, will be joining us  again for our Thursday Mass at 11 am. All welcome. This week we celebrate the Ascension  of the Lord.  

UPDATE: We are making arrangements for the children from EM School who have not been  able to make their First Holy Communion due last year to celebrate FHC on Saturday 12th and 19th June. Confirmation will be celebrated on Saturdays 10th and 17th July. This year’s cohort of children will make FHC in the autumn term.  

We have not been able to arrange classes and celebrations of the children from SH whose  preparation was interrupted last year. We will do this when it is practicable and the current  restrictions on gathering are fully relaxed . 

RIP: Recently Deceased : Patricia McKee. Funeral Mass at English Martyrs Friday 21st May at  12 noon. Burial at Watts Lane. May she rest in peace.  

PUBLIC MASS: It is good to see a gradual return to Mass. All are welcome. It is good to see you again. Please return when you feel comfortable. Thankfully the Covid situation in the  UK has been improving rapidly, but please remember it is still very important to maintain the precautions – sanitise your hands and keep a 2m distance from one another and  observe the spaces in seating. Thanks again to those who have been stewarding and sanitising at our gatherings and helping to keep us safe. 

ROSARY IN MAY: Pope Francis has asked us to pray the Rosary during this month, the  month dedicated to our Lady, with the intention of the relief of the Pandemic. We remember that there are many countries who are still in the middle of a grave crisis and in  need our support and prayers. Let us remember families in our parishes who have family in  India and have concern for their wellbeing. If you are unable to pray the whole Rosary please consider praying a daily Decade of the Rosary for this intention.  

APPEAL FROM CAFOD FOR HELP FOR INDIA PANDEMIC 

As coronavirus brings devastation across India, CAFOD is working  with experienced local Church agency, Caritas India, to provide vital support  to poor and marginalised communities. Donations to CAFOD’s Coronavirus  Appeal will help Caritas India distribute PPE kits to frontline health  workers, promote COVID & vaccine awareness campaigns, and set up safely  run isolation & quarantine centres. You can donate online here: cafod.org.uk/give. Please keep praying for the people of India and all  those affected by the pandemic. There will be a collection basket available  after Mass for cash donations. Please make out any cheque to CAFOD. Thanks  for your support. 

We fly to your protection, O holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our  necessities, and deliver us from all dangers. O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.  

Virgin Mary, turn your merciful eyes towards us amid this coronavirus pandemic. Comfort  those who are distraught and mourn their loved ones who have died, and at times are  buried in a way that grieves them deeply. Be close to those who are concerned for their  loved ones who are sick and who, in order to prevent the spread of the disease, cannot  be close to them. Fill with hope those who are troubled by the uncertainty of the future  and the consequences for the economy and employment. Amen.

Mass for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B

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

 Entrance Antiphon: O sing a new song to the Lord, for he has worked wonders;  in the sight of the nations he has shown his deliverance, alleluia.

First Reading; A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 9: 26-31 Barnabas explained how the Lord had appeared to Saul on his journey.

Response: Psalm 21: You, Lord, are my praise in the great assembly. 

Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St John 3: 18-24 His commandments are these: that we believe in his Son and that we love one  another.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Make your home in me, as I make mine in you. Whoever  remains in me bears fruit in plenty. Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 15: 1-8. Whoever remains in me, with me in him, bears fruit in plenty.

Communion Antiphon: I am the true vine and you are the branches, says the  Lord. Whoever remains in me, and I in him, bears fruit in plenty, alleluia. 

Parishes Mass times and Intentions LS = Live Stream  

Saturday 1st at SH 5pm People of the Parishes LS 

Sunday 2nd at SH 9.30am Yvonne Motayne RIP LS  

Sunday 2nd at EM 11am C and V Deery Wedding Anniversary LS 

Monday and Tuesday 3rd, 4th Mass SH , LS at 10am 

Wednesday 5th SH at 7pm Public Mass LS 

Thursday 6th EM 11 am Intentions of EM School Public Mass with one class from School. Friday 7th at 10 am SH LS Private Intention 

Saturday 8thxat SH 5pm Holy Souls LS 

Sunday 9th at SH 9.30am In honour of Our Lady LS 

Sunday 9th at EM 11 am Patricia McKee RIP LS

FR GRAHAM; Fr Graham will be isolating for about two weekend from May 2. Don’t worry it is not Covid related but a safety precaution. He is having some planned medical treatment  early in May and has to ensure he does not pick up any viruses. Abnormal service will  resume after this. Canon Gerry will be looking after the technology in his absence.  

RIP: Recently Deceased : Patricia McKee parishioner since the 60’s at EM. Funeral Mass  Friday 21st May at 12 noon . Burial at Watts Lane. May she rest in peace.  

THURSDAY MASS AT EM. We are pleased EM School, one class at a time, will be joining us  again for our Thursday Mass at 11 am. All welcome.  

UPDATE: We are making arrangements for the children from EM School who have not been able to make their First Holy Communion yet which as due last year to celebrate FHC on Saturday 12th and 19th June. Confirmation will be celebrated on Saturdays 10th and 17th July. This year’s cohort of children will make FHC in the autumn term.  

We have not been able to arrange classes and celebrations of the children from SH whose  preparation was interrupted last year. We will do this when it is practicable and the current restrictions on gathering are fully relaxed. .  

PUBLIC MASS: It is good to see a gradual return to Mass and to see new old faces  appearing each week and indeed old new faces. All are welcome. It is good to see you again. Please return when you feel comfortable. Thank goodness the Covid situation in the UK has  been improving rapidly, but please remember it is still very important to maintain the  precautions – sanitise your hands and keep a 2m distance from one another and observe  the spaces in seating. Thanks again to those who have been stewarding and sanitising at our  gatherings and helping to keep us safe. 

ROSARY IN MAY; Pope Francis has asked us to pray the Rosary during this month, the  month dedicated to our Lady, with the intention of the relief of the Pandemic. We  remember that there are many countries who are still in the middle of a grave crisis and in  need our support and prayers. 

If you are unable to pray the whole Rosary please consider praying a daily Decade of the  Rosary for this intention.  

PRAYERS 

We fly to your protection, O holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our  necessities, and deliver us from all dangers. O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.  

Virgin Mary, turn your merciful eyes towards us amid this coronavirus pandemic. Comfort  those who are distraught and mourn their loved ones who have died, and at times are  buried in a way that grieves them deeply. Be close to those who are concerned for their  loved ones who are sick and who, in order to prevent the spread of the disease, cannot  be close to them. Fill with hope those who are troubled by the uncertainty of the future  and the consequences for the economy and employment. Amen. 

Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B

Here is Mass for the 4th Sunday of Easter from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: The merciful love of the Lord fills the earth; by the word of the Lord the  heavens were made, alleluia.  

First Reading; A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 4:8-12. This is the only name by which we can be saved. 

Response: Psalm 117: The stone which the builders rejected has become the corner stone. 

Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St John 3: 1-2. We shall see God as he really is.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! I am the good shepherd, says the Lord; I know my own sheep and my own  know me. Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 10:11-18. The good shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep.  

Communion Antiphon: The Good Shepherd has risen, who laid down his life for his sheep  and willingly died for his flock, alleluia. 

Mass times and Intentions LS = Live Stream  

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

Sunday 25th at SH 9.30am For Vocations LS  

Sunday 25th at EM 11am Catherine McMahon RIP LS  

Monday and Tuesday 26th, 27th Mass SH , LS at 10am 

Wednesday 28th SH at 7pm Public Mass Maurice Guy RIP LS 

Thursday 29th EM 11 am People of the Parish Public Mass 

Friday 30rd at 10 am SH LS 

Saturday 1st at SH 5pm Fred Ross RIP LS 

Sunday 2nd at SH 9.30am Yvonne Motayne RIP LS 

Sunday 2nd at EM 11 am C and V Deery Wedding Anniversary LS 

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES: Please collect your envelopes today as you leave Mass at Sacred  Heart or English Martyrs. Thanks for your support of the Parishes.  

THIS SUNDAY IS VOCATIONS SUNDAY. Special Retiring Collection for Clergy Training Fund. 

Mass for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year B

Here is Mass for the 3rd Sunday of Easter from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: Cry out with joy to God, all the earth. O sing to the glory of his name. O  render him glorious praise, alleluia.  

First Reading; A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 3:13-15, 17-19. You killed the prince of life. God, however raised him from the dead. 

Response: Psalm 4: Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord.  

Second Reading: The reading from the first letter of St John 2: 1-5. He is the sacrifice that takes our sins away, and not only hours, but the whole world’s. 

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Lord Jesus, explain the scriptures to us. Make our hearts burn within us as  you talk to us. Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 24:35-48. So you see how it was written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the  dead.  

Mass times and Intentions LS = Live Stream  

Saturday 17th at SH 5pm People of the Parishes LS 

Sunday 18th at SH 9.30am Fred Ross RIP LS  

Sunday 18th at EM 11am Eddie Comerford RIP LS  

Monday and Tuesday 19th, 20th Mass SH on LS at 10am 

Wednesday 21st SH at 7pm Public Mass (Fr Louis McRaye RIP) LS 

Thursday 22rd EM 11 am Public Mass Antonia and Pete Joppe Memorial Mass Friday 23rd at 10 am SH LS 

Saturday 24th at SH 5pm Fred Ross RIP LS 

Sunday 25th at SH 9.30pm People of the Parish LS 

Sunday 25th at EM 11 am Catherine McMahon RIP LS 

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES: Please collect your envelopes today as you leave Mass at Sacred  Heart or English Martyrs. Thanks for your support of the Parishes.  

NEXT SUNDAY IS VOCATIONS SUNDAY. Special Retiring Collection for Clergy Training Fund. 

Mass for the Second Sunday of Easter

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

Entrance Antiphon: Receive the joy of your glory, giving thanks to God, who has called you  into the heavenly kingdom, alleluia.  

First Reading; A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 4:32-35. United, heart and soul. 

Response: Psalm 117: Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his love has no end. 

Second Reading: The reading from the first letter of St John 5: 1-6. Anyone who has been begotten by God has already overcome the world.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Jesus said; ‘You believe because you can see me. Happy are those who  have not seen and yet believe.’ Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 20:19-31. Eight days later, Jesus came.  

Mass times and Intentions LS = Live Stream  

Saturday 10th at SH 5pm People of the Parishes LS 

Sunday 11th at SH 9.30am Sheila Tessier RIP  

Sunday 11th at EM 11am Sheila England RIP LS  

Monday and Tuesday no Mass this week. 

Wednesday 14th SH at 7pm Public Mass (In Thanksgiving) LS 

Thursday 15th EM 11 am Public Mass (Holy Souls) 

Friday 16th SH LS 

Saturday 17th at SH 5pm Fred Ross RIP LS 

Sunday 18th at SH 9.30pm People of the Parish 

Sunday 18th at EM 11 am Eddie Comerford RIP LS 

BREAKING NEWS: Archbishop Bernard has appointed Fr Gerry to the Cathedral Chapter and  the College of Consultors of the Archdiocese. His installation has been done in private because of the restrictions but there will be a public ceremony later in the year when the three new Canons will be formally installed and welcomed. Fr Gerry was rather surprised by this but is really quite chuffed. It also recognises the important work for justice and peace in the diocese which Fr Gerry has been involved with over many years. 

SACRED HEART PARISH GIFT AID ENVELOPES are now available for Collection. Please collect  yours today. If anyone else would like a set of envelopes for their regular giving to the Parish, please let us know. Also you are welcomed and encouraged to give by Standing  Order and Gift Aid please contact us for more information.  

Please collect ENGLISH MARTYRS PARISH ENVELOPES too if you haven’t done so. The same  applies re Standing Orders. 

Thanks to everyone for their generous financial support of the Parishes. Thank you too for  your generous Easter Offerings to the Clergy.  

CAFOD says Thanks.  

Thank you for your generous donations to CAFOD’s Family Fast Day during Lent. We featured  Marian and her son Svondo in Zimbabwe in Lent 2018. The community vegetable garden that your donations helped provide is growing well and during the pandemic the family has survived  on the vegetables. Your support has also helped to provide soap and handwashing stations  in the garden and in family homes. This is just one of many long-term development projects  that CAFOD has funded with the money from that Fast Day. Thank you for your steadfast  support. 

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY 

Humanity must let itself be touched and pervaded by the Spirit given to it by the Risen Christ. It is the Spirit that heals the wounds of the heart, pulls down the barriers that separate us from  God and divide us from one another. At the same time restores the joy of the Father’s love  and fraternal unity. It is important that we accept the whole message that comes to us from  the word of God on this Second Sunday of Easter which from now on throughout the Church  will be called ‘Divine Mercy Sunday’. Christ has taught us that ‘we not only receive and  experience the mercy of God, but are also called to practice mercy towards others. ‘Blessed  are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.’ (Mt 5 :7) From a homily of St John Paul 11.