Mass for the 4th Sunday of Advent

Mass from Sacred Heart Church, Bilton.

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

Public Worship for December 2020

Masses during next week

Monday, 10am Private Mass at Sacred Heart recorded for YouTube available by noon. 

Tuesday, 9am Funeral Mass at English Martyrs for Imelda (Alice) Smyth

Wednesday, 7pm Public Mass at Sacred Heart in the main Chapel. 

Thursday – Christmas Eve

5pm, Mass at English Martyrs 

8pm, Mass at Sacred Heart

Friday – Christmas Day

9.30am, Mass at Sacred Heart

11am, Mass at English Martyrs

Both Christmas Eve Masses are now fully booked.

Christmas Day Masses – there are a few places available at both Churches. You must book.

Saturday- Boxing Day 5pm Mass for Sunday at Sacred Heart

Sunday – Feast of the Holy Family Mass at Sacred Heart 9.30am

English Martyrs 11am. 

We will be streaming live Christmas Masses from English Martyrs at YouTube – English Martyrs Church Rugby and the Christmas Eve Mass at Sacred Heart will be recorded and available on YouTube – Sacred Heart Bilton on Christmas Morning. 

IMPORTANT – Please do not attend any public gathering if you have any Covid symptoms.

Observe Precautions: 

Sanitise hands before and after, 

Track and Trace,

Masks must be worn and observe Social Distancing, 

No social contact with others before and after Mass.

No singing allowed

We look forward to welcoming you to the Christmas Masses at English Martyrs and Sacred Heart and hope you will do your best to make things safe for everyone. 

We remember all those who are unable to join us for public worship at this time and share the Mass on YouTube and other media. 

We thank all those who have been helping with the stewarding at our public services.

We pray for those whose health has been affected by the Covid pandemic and remember those who have died. We pray for those who are working in our health and caring services at this challenging time.  

May the Lord whose coming we celebrate at this Christmas time keep us united in faith and love. 

Mass for the 3rd Sunday of Advent

Mass for the 3rd Sunday of Advent from Sacred Heart Church, Bilton, Rugby.

What does ‘the Lord is at hand mean’?  In what sense must we understand this ‘closeness’ of God.  The Church, illumined by the Holy Spirit, already understood at that time of the apostles and as time went on increasingly better that God’s closeness is not a question of space and time but rather of love: love brings people together! This coming Christmas will remind us of this fundamental truth of our faith and in front of the manger we shall be able to savour Christian joy contemplating in the newborn Jesus the Face of God who made himself close to us out of love. Pope Benedict XVI.

Entrance Antiphon: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near.  

First Reading; Isaiah 61: 1-2,10-11. I exult for joy in the Lord.  

Psalm Response: Luke 1. My soul rejoices in my God.   

Second Reading: A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Thessalonians. May you all be kept safe, spirit, soul and body, for the coming of the Lord. 

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! The Spirit of the Lord has been given to me. He has sent me to bring good news to the poor. Alleluia!

Gospel: John 1;6-8,19-28. There stands among you – unknown to you – the one who is coming after me.  

Public Worship for December 2020

Weekend Masses: Sacred Heart Saturday 5pm and Sunday 9. English Martyrs Sunday 11 am. The Sacred Heart Saturday 5pm Mass is recorded and available later in evening on YouTube. Search for Sacred Heart Bilton. 

Weekday Mass every day is recorded and available on YouTube Sacred Heart Bilton. 

Sacred Heart Mass on Wednesday 7pm  

English Martyrs Mass on Thursday 11 am followed by Exposition until noon. 

Church open for Private Prayer – Sacred Heart Tuesday 2.30-3.30pm.

English Martyrs: Mass on Thursday 11am then Exposition until noon. 

Please do not attend any public gathering if you have any Covid symptoms.

Observe Precautions: 

Sanitise hands before and after, 

Track and Trace,

Masks must be worn and observe Social Distancing, 

No social contact with others before and after Mass. 

Christmas Services at Sacred Heart and English Martyrs

Christmas Eve Masses – English Martyrs 5pm, Sacred Heart 8pm.

Christmas Day Masses – Sacred Heart, English Martyrs 11am.

Capacity at both Churches per service is 60 people. This must be strictly observed.

We have already filled half of the places for each of the Christmas Masses so please book soon to avoid disappointment. 

Those attending weekend Masses will be able to sign up to book a place at a Christmas Mass after Mass this weekend 12/13th. You may book by phone or email after this date and will go on a waiting list if necessary, first come first served. By phone or email please indicate time and place of the Mass you want to come to and the number of people and give your contact details. 

The Christmas Eve 8pm Mass at Sacred Heart will be recorded and made available on YouTube Scared Heart Bilton for Christmas Day. We are hoping to live stream a Christmas Mass from English Martyrs.  More details later. 

 Contacts: 01788 813263 sacredheart.bilton@rcaob.org.uk. Please indicate which Mass at which Church.

May the Lord be with you and bless you as the Feast of Christmas comes ever closer.  

Mass for the 2nd Sunday of Advent

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

We are pleased to announce that Sacred Heart and English Martyrs are now open again for Public Worship and Private Prayer.

Weekend Masses: Sacred Heart – Saturday 5pm and Sunday 9.30am, English Martyrs – Sunday 11 am.

Weekday Mass: Sacred Heart – Mass on Wednesday 7pm. English Martyrs – Mass on Thursday 11am followed by Exposition until noon. 

Church open for Private Prayer: Sacred Heart Tuesday  2.30-3.30 pm

English Martyrs: Mass on Thursday 11am then Exposition until noon. 

Please do not attend if you have any Covid symptoms.

Observe Precautions : 

Sanitise hands before and after, 

Track and Trace,

Masks must be worn and observe Social Distancing, 

No social contact with others before and after Mass.

Christmas at Sacred Heart Church

The crib at Sacred Heart

These are the arrangements for Christmas services at Sacred Heart Church, Bilton and English Martyrs Church, Hillmorton.

Christmas Eve Masses – English Martyrs 5pm, Sacred Heart 8pm.

Christmas Day Masses – Sacred Heart 9.30am, English Martyrs 11am.

Capacity at both Churches per service is 60 people. This must be strictly observed. Those attending weekend Masses will be able to sign up to book a place at a Christmas Mass after Mass this weekend, 12/13th and on weekend 19/20th December to ensure a place. Others may book by phone or email after this date and will go on a waiting list, first come first served.

The Christmas Eve 8pm Mass at Sacred Heart will be recorded and made available on YouTube for Christmas Day. We are hoping to live stream a Christmas Mass from English Martyrs.  More details later. 

Contacts: 01788 813263 sacredheart.bilton@rcaob.org.uk. Please indicate which Mass at which Church. 

Parish diary this week

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday December 16th
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Tuesday December 17th 
No Mass.
Wednesday December 18th
Mass at 7pm.
Thursday December 19th
Mass at 9.30am
Friday December 20th
Mass at 9.30am.
Saturday December 21st
Confessions at 4.45pm
Mass for the 4th Sunday in Advent, Year A at 5pm.
Sunday December 22nd
Mass for the 4th Sunday in Advent, Year A at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Thursday 16th January 2020
Confirmation registration session for parents and children at 6pm in the hall.
Sunday May 3rd 2020
Confirmation, 9.30am at Sacred Heart Church.
Sunday, 14th June 2020
First Communion at 9.30am Mass.

Parish diary this week

St Lucy, Exhibit in the San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California. (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday December 9th
Carol singing led by Bilton Churches Together, The Green, Bilton at 6pm. Meet outside the Co-op.
First Communion registration session for parents and children at 6pm in the hall.
Mass at 7pm. (Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception)
Exposition until 8pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Tuesday December 10th 
No Mass.
Wednesday December 11th
Mass at 7pm.
Thursday December 12th
Liturgy of the Word at 9.30am
Friday December 13th (Feast of St Lucy)
Mass at 9.30am.
Saturday December 14th
Mass for the 3rd Sunday in Advent, Year A at 5pm.
Sunday December 15th
Mass for the 3rd Sunday in Advent, Year A at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Thursday 16th January 2020
Confirmation registration session for parents and children at 6pm in the hall.
Sunday May 3rd 2020
Confirmation, 9.30am at Sacred Heart Church.
Sunday, 14th June 2020
First Communion at 9.30am Mass.

Parish diary this week

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

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

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

Join us for Sunday worship

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

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

Join us for Sunday worship

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Holy Family by Vasari and del Sarto (Public domain)

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