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.