Christmas at Sacred Heart

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Join us to celebrate Christmas Day at Sacred Heart Church, Rugby.

Everyone is welcome to join us for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services at Sacred Heart Church, Rugby. This is the music we will be singing:
First Mass of Christmas, Monday December 24th at 8pm (with carol singing from 7.45pm)
Before Mass:
112 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
134 On Christmas night all Christians sing
144 In the bleak midwinter
135 It came upon the midnight clear

Gathering song: 159 O come all ye faithful
Penitential Rite: 522 Storrington
Gloria: 532 Storrington
Psalm: Today a Saviour is born to us, he is Christ the Lord
Gospel acclamation: Celtic. Cantor: I bring you news of great joy, Today a Saviour is born. He is Christ the Lord. Alleluia!
Gifts: O Little town of Bethlehem
1. O Little town of Bethlehem how still we see thee lie.
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting light;
the hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.
2. O sad and troubled Bethlehem we hear your longing cry
For peace and justice to be born and cruel oppression die.
How deep your need for that great gift of love in human form,
Let Christ in you be seen again and hearts by hope made warm.
3. While morning stars and evening stars shine out in your dark sky,
despair now stalks your troubled streets where innocents still die.
And Jesus child of Mary, whose love will never cease,
Feels even now your pain and fear, longs with you for your peace.
4. Amazingly and lovingly Jesus, the child has come
and brought to birth through human pain, makes broken hearts his home.
He comes to comfort all who weep, to challenge every wrong
And living with the weak and poor, becomes their hope, their song.

Holy, Holy: 584 Storrington
Memorial Acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass5
Lamb of God: 590 Storrington
Communion:
Born in the Night
1. (solo) Born in the night, Mary’s child, a long way from your home;
Coming in need, Mary’s child, born in a borrowed room
2. (all) Clear shining light, Mary’s child, your face lights up our way.
Light of the world, Mary’s child, dawn on our darkened day.
3. (all) Hope of the world, Mary’s child, you’re coming soon to reign;
King of the earth, Mary’s child, walk in our streets again

136 Silent Night
128 Once in Royal David’s City
155 Hark the Herald Angels Sing

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Lorenzo Leonbruno da Mantova – The Nativity. (1489-1537). Public domain.

Christmas Day Mass, Tuesday December 25th at  9.30am
Gathering song: 153 Ding Dong! Merrily on High
Penitential Rite: 522 Storrington Mass
Spoken verses and sung response – repeat after the cantor
Glory to God: 532 Storrington Mass
Psalm 95: sung. R/. Today a Saviour is born to us. He is Christ the Lord
Gospel Acclamation: Celtic . Cantor: I bring you news of great joy, Today a Saviour is born. He is Christ the Lord. Alleluia!
Preparation of the gifts: 137 Away in a manger (first verse children only)
Holy, Holy: 584 Storrington Mass
Memorial acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Lamb of God: 590 Storrington
Communion:
Like a Candle Flame
Like a candle flame, flick’ring small in our darkness.
Uncreated light shines through human eyes.
Chorus: God is with us, alleluia, come to save us alleluia, alleluia!
Stars and angels sing, yet the earth sleeps in shadows; can this tiny spark set a world on fire? Chorus
Yet his light shall shine from our lives, Spirit blazing, as we touch the flame of his holy fire. Chorus
136 Silent Night
133 While Shepherd’s Watched Their Flocks By Night
Closing song: 156 Joy to the World

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Parish diary this week

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The Slaughter of the Innocents by Duccio di Buoninsegna, created 1308-11. (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday December 24th (Christmas Eve)
First Mass of Christmas at 8pm (Carol singing from 7.45pm)
Tuesday December 25th
Christmas Day Mass at 9.30am
Wednesday December 26th
Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Stephen)
Thursday December 27th
No Mass (Feast of St John, Apostle and Evangelist)
Friday December 28th
No Mass (Feast of the Holy Innocents)
Saturday December 29th
Mass of the Feast of the Holy Family, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday December 30th
Mass of the Feast of the Holy Family, Year C at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Sunday January 6th 2019
Parish Epiphany Party for all ages, 4pm until 7pm. Shared Table. Sacred Heart Church Hall.
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

Parish diary this week

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The Annunciation by Fra Angelico, c1395 to 1455. (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday December 17th
Mass at 7pm Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday December 18th
No Mass
Wednesday December 19th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday December 20th
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday December 21st
Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Peter Canisius)
Saturday December 22nd
Christmas Music Practice in the church, 10am.
Mass of Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday December 23rd
Mass of Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Sunday January 6th 2019
Parish Epiphany Party for all ages, 4pm until 7pm. Shared Table. 
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 Archangel Gabriel, from an Annunciation scene on the King’s Door of an iconostasis (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday December 23rd at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 113 The Angel Gabriel
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Advent
Psalm:
 God of hosts, bring us back; let your face shine on us and we shall be saved (Ps79, p161)
Acclamation: Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near. Alleluia! Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near.
Gifts: 338 My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 366 Holy Virgin, by God’s decree
Going forth: 112 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
For the season of Advent, we will be using the Pershore setting of the Mass.

Parish diary this week

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St Lucy by Francesco del Cossa, 1436-1477. (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday December 10th
Mass at 7pm Exposition until 8pm
Registration session for First Communion, 6pm in the hall.
Churches Together Carol Singing, 6pm. Meet on Bilton Green, visiting residential homes in Bilton.
Tuesday December 11th
No Mass
Wednesday December 12th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday December 13th
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of St Lucy)
Friday December 14th
Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St John of the Cross)
Saturday December 15th 
Mass of Third Sunday of Advent, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday December 16th 
Mass of Third Sunday of Advent, Year C at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Saturday December 22nd
Christmas Music Practice in the church, 10am.
Sunday January 6th 2019
Parish Epiphany Party for all ages, 4pm until 7pm. Shared Table. 
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 Jesse Tree window at York Minster, possibly the oldest stained glass in England, dating from 1170.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent, Year C at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday December 16th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 64 Word of Justice (verses sung by cantor)
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Advent
Psalm:
 Sing and shout for joy, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel (Is 12, p160)
Acclamation: Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near. Alleluia! Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near.
Gifts: Jesse Tree, Jesse Tree, Sign of God’s fidelity, that he will love eternally, the promise made to Israel, who waited for the coming of Emmanuel. (Led by the children).
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 79 Advent Communion Song 2
Going forth: 116 Long ago, prophets knew
For the season of Advent, we will be using the Pershore setting of the Mass.

What is the Jesse Tree tradition? Find out more here.

Parish diary this week

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Celebrate the Feast of St Ambrose on Friday.  By Matthias Storm, 1615 to 1649 (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday December 3rd
Mass at 7pm Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday December 4th
No Mass
Wednesday December 5th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday December 6th
Mass at 9.30am
Friday December 7th
Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Ambrose)
Saturday December 8th 
Mass of Second Sunday of Advent, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday December 9th 
Mass of Second Sunday of Advent, Year C at 9.30am
Princethorpe College, Christmas Fair at 2pm

Forthcoming events
Monday December 10th
Registration session for First Communion, 6pm in the hall.
Sunday January 6th 2019
Parish Epiphany Party for all ages, 4pm until 7pm. Shared Table. 
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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St John the Baptist by Jacopo dal Casentino, 1297 to 1358 (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent, Year C at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday December 9th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 82 Lord Emmanuel, come
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Advent
Psalm:
 What marvels the Lord worked for us! Indeed we were glad (Ps125, p159)
Acclamation: Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near. Alleluia! Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near.
Gifts: Come Lord, save us, Come Lord, save us (Cantor sings verses)
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 79 Advent Communion Song 2
Going forth: 92 Hark! A herald voice is calling
For the season of Advent, we will be using the Pershore setting of the Mass.

Parish diary this week

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St Andrew by El Greco, c1610. (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday November 26th
Mass at 7pm Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday November 27th
No Mass
Wednesday November 28th
Mass at 7pm
UCM Christmas Evening in the hall at 7.30pm
Thursday November 29th
Mass at 9.30am
Friday November 30th
Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Andrew)
Saturday December 1st 
Mass of First Sunday of Advent, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday December 2nd 
Mass of First Sunday of Advent, Year C at 9.30am
Princethorpe College, Christmas Fair at 2pm

Forthcoming events
Monday December 10th
Registration session for First Communion, 6pm 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
Sunday June 16th 2019
First Communion

Join us for Sunday worship

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Join us for the First Sunday of Advent. (Public domain image).

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the First Sunday of Advent, Year C at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday December 2nd at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: Awake! Awake for the Lord is coming
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Advent
Psalm:
 To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul (Ps24, p158)
Acclamation: Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near. Alleluia! Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near.
Gifts: 84 Like a sea without a shore
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 88 Wait for the Lord
Going forth: 100 Come thou long expected Jesus
For the season of Advent, we will be using the Pershore setting of the Mass.