Parish diary this week

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And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

These are the services this week:
Monday December 18th – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday December 19th – No Mass
Wednesday December 20th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday December 21st – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday December 22nd – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday December 23rd – Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B at 5pm
Sunday December 24th – Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B at 9.30am
First Mass of Christmas at 9pm (with carol singing from 8.45pm)
Monday December 25th – Christmas Day Mass at 9.30am with Children’s Liturgy
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Wednesday December 20th – Advent Penitential Service, St Marie’s Church, Rugby, 7pm.
Saturday December 23rd – Christmas Music Practice, Sacred Heart Church, 9.30am.
Forthcoming events

Sunday April 22nd 2018 – Confirmation celebrated by Bishop William Kenny, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Sunday June 17th 2018 – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.

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Join us for Sunday worship

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The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B, at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday December 24th at 9.30am. This will include a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 113 The Angel Gabriel
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore Repeat after cantor
Gloria: Not in Advent
Psalm: I will sing forever of your love, O Lord (Ps88, p99)
Acclamation: Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near. Alleluia! Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near.
Gifts: 338 My soul proclaims the glory of the Lord
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore Repeat after cantor
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

See, amid the winter’s snow. How Sacred Heart Church looked this Sunday.

These are the services this week:
Monday December 11th – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday December 12th – No Mass
Wednesday December 13th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Lucy)
Thursday December 14th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of St John of the Cross)
Friday December 15th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday December 16th – Mass for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B at 5pm
Sunday December 17th – Mass for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B at 9.30am
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Monday December 11th – Bilton Churches Together Christmas Carols. Meet at 6pm on the Green.
Wednesday December 13th – UCM Christmas Meal, Hillmorton Manor.
Forthcoming events

Wednesday December 20th – Advent Penitential Service, St Marie’s Church, Rugby, 7pm.
Saturday December 23rd – Christmas Music Practice, Sacred Heart Church, 9.30am.
Sunday April 22nd 2018 – Confirmation celebrated by Bishop William Kenny, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Sunday June 17th 2018 – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.

Join us for Sunday worship

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Join us for the Third Sunday of Advent.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B, at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday December 17th at 9.30am. This will include a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 64 Word of Justice
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore Repeat after cantor
Gloria: Not in Advent
Psalm: My soul rejoices in my God (Is61, p98)
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.
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore Repeat after cantor
Communion: Lullaby, lullaby, wait till tomorrow (repeat), your time will come (repeat)
Going forth: 116 Long ago, prophets knew
For the season of Advent, we will be using the Pershore setting of the Mass.

Services and events this week

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A candle burns at Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday January 2nd – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday January 3rd – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday January 4th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday January 5th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday January 6th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday January 7th – Feast of the Epiphany. Mass at 5pm.
Sunday January 8th – Feast of the Epiphany. Mass at 9.30am.
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Thursday January 5th – Funeral Mass for Pat Bates, 11.15am, St Marie’s Church, Rugby.
Forthcoming events
Monday January 9th – Confirmation group meets, 6pm, Upper Room.
Saturday January 14th – Liturgy planning meeting, 10am, The Presbytery.
Saturday January 28th – Cafod – No place like home: Exploring Palestinian realities after 50 years of occupation. 11am, St Francis Hall, University of Birmingham.
Sunday February 19th 2017 – Confirmation at Sacred Heart with Archbishop Bernard.

Join us for Sunday worship

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Celebrate the Epiphany with us at Sacred Heart Church.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday January 8th at 9.30am, and will include a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 150 The First Nowell
Penitential Rite: 522 Storrington
Gloria: 532 Storrington
Psalm: All nations shall fall prostrate before you O Lord (Ps71, p19 top)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 166 As with gladness, men of old
Holy Holy: 584 Storrington
Mem Acclamation: 585 Storrington
Lamb of God: 590 Storrington
Communion: 145 What child is this? / 151 See amid the winter’s snow
Going forth: 170 We three kings
For the season of Christmas, we shall be using the Storrington Mass setting.

Parish website breaks record

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Sacred Heart parish website had a record number of visitors during 2016. Over the course of the year, it was visited by 3,703 people and had 11,577 page views. This compares with 1,767 visitors in 2015 who looked at 5,879 pages. The highest number of visitors to the site was 83 on Christmas Eve when there were 193 page views. The website is updated every week with parish news, service times and liturgy information. The parish Facebook group has nearly 40 members. If you would like to join this, please click “Join”. The group is called Sacred Heart Catholic Church Rugby.

 

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Mary, Mother of God

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday January 1st at 9.30am, and will include a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 114 When the angel came to Mary
Penitential Rite: 522 Storrington
Gloria: 532 Storrington
Psalm: O God be gracious and bless us (Ps66, p17)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: The Coventry Carol (music group)
Holy Holy: 584 Storrington
Mem Acclamation: 585 Storrington
Lamb of God: 590 Storrington
Communion: 133 While shepherds watched / 130 Angels we have heard
Going forth: 129 God rest ye merry gentlemen
For the season of Christmas, we shall be using the Storrington Mass setting.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at Sacred Heart

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Join us to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

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:
Christmas Eve Mass, 9pm (with carol singing from 8.45pm)
Before Mass:
134 On Christmas night all Christians sing
144 In the bleak midwinter
135 It came upon the midnight clear
153 Ding dong merrily on high
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: 152 Unto us is born a Son
Holy, Holy: 584 Storrington
Memorial Acclamation: 585 Storrington
Lamb of God: 590 Storrington
Communion:
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.
Night of Silence
1. Cold are the people, winter of life,
We tremble in shadows this cold endless night,
Frozen in the snow lie roses sleeping,
Flowers that will echo the sunrise,
Fire of hope is our only warmth,
Weary, its flame will be dying soon.
2. Voice in the distance, call in the night,
On wind you enfold us, you speak of the light,
Gentle on the ear you whisper softly,
Rumours of a dawn so embracing,
Breathless love awaits darkened souls,
Soon will we know of the morning.
3. Spirit among us, shine like the star,
Your light that guides shepherds and kings from afar,
Shimmer in the sky so empty, lonely,
Rising in the warmth of your Son’s love,
Star unknowing of night and day,
Spirit we wait for your loving Son.
136 Silent Night
155 Hark the Herald

Mary and Joseph kneel at the crib of the infant Christ in this detail of an icon from the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The Dec. 25 Christmas feast commemorates the birth of Christ. The Christmas season begins with the Dec. 24 evening vigil and ends on the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Jan. 13 in 2008. (CNS photo/Debbie Hill) (Nov. 27, 2007)

Christmas Day Mass (9.30am)
Gathering song:
R/. Come and join the celebration,
It’s a very special day.
Come and share our jubilation;
There’s a new King born today.
1. See the shepherds hurry down to Bethlehem
Gaze in wonder, at the Son of God who lay before them R/…
2. Wise men journey, led to worship by a star.
Kneel in homage, bringing precious gifts from lands afar. So … R/.
3. God is with us, round the world his message bring.
He is with us. Welcome! All the bells on earth are pealing. R/…..
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: 585 Storrington Mass
Lamb of God: 590 Storrington
Communion:
Raise a song of gladness, peoples of the earth.
Christ has come bringing peace, joy to every heart.
Alleluia, alleluia! Joy to every heart.
Alleluia, alleluia! Joy to every heart.
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
128 Once in Royal David’s City
(verse 1 solo, 2nd verse all, 3rd verse women, 4th verse men)
Closing song: 156 Joy to the World

Worship and events this week

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Celebrate Christmas at Sacred Heart Church, Rugby

These are the daily services this week:
Monday December 19th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday December 20th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday December 21st – Mass at 7pm
Thursday December 22nd – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday December 23rd – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday December 24th – First Mass of Christmas at 9pm (with carols from 8.45pm)
Sunday December 25th – Christmas Day Mass at 9.30am
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Sunday December 18th – Sacred Heart Parish Christmas Party, 3.30pm-5.30pm.
Monday December 19th – Sacrament of Reconciliation, 6pm to 7pm at Sacred Heart Church.
Forthcoming events
Monday January 9th – Confirmation group meets, 6pm, Upper Room.
Sunday February 19th 2017 – Confirmation at Sacred Heart with Archbishop Bernard.