Mass for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

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

Sat  21stSH 5.00pm LS Pat Priest RIP
Sun  22nd SH 
EM
9.30 am 
11.00 am LS 
Confirmation Mass with Bishop David Evans 
People of the Parishes  
Mon  23rd SH 10.00 am LS No Mass Today 
Tues  24thSH 10.00 am. LS Peace in Ukraine and for the Refugees 
Wed  25th SH  7.00 pm. LS Vigil Mass of the Ascension of the Lord  
Fr Graham Ordination Anniversary 
Thurs  26th EM SH10 am  
12.30 pm 
Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. Mass with School. Holyday of Obligation.  Shirley Petras RIP 
Funeral Mass for Patricia (Pat) Priest RIP
Fri  27th SH 7.00pm LS Sick and Infirm of the Parishes
Sat 28thSH 5pm LS Tom Collins RIP
Sun 29thSH  EM9.30 am  
11.00 am LS
People of the Parishes 
Maurine Mc Loughlin RIP 

Welcome to Bishop David and our thanks for coming to celebrate Mass and Confirmation this  Sunday at Sacred Heart. Bishop David is the Auxiliary Bishop responsible for the Birmingham and  Worcestershire area of the Diocese.  

Second collection for Catholic Communications this weekend. 

Today is a Day of Prayer for Eastern Christians. Let us pray for peace in the world , especially in  the Middle East. May Christians in those lands be strengthened in their faith so they may contin ue steadfastly to give witness to Jesus Christ.  

LIVESTREAM : There have been some problems with the Saturday evening Livestream from SH. If this happens you can watch the Livestream from EM at 11 am on Sunday which seems more re liable. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

Sacred Heart Safeguarding Officer: Sue Leary www.sacredheartrugby.org.uk Tel. 01788 813263 YouTube: Sacred Heart, Bilton  Email: sacredheart.bilton@rcaob.org.uk Parish Office for both parishes open:  Tuesday and Friday 9.30 am to 12.00.English Martyrs Safeguarding Officer: Marie Kane www.englishmartyrsrugby.org Tel. 01788 813263 YouTube -English Martyrs RC Parish Rugby Email: sacredheart.bilton@rcaob.org.uk English Martyrs Primary School Tel 01788 543432
Parish Team Canon Gerard Murray, Deacon Lionel Pelloquin. Fr Graham Venn IC in residence  Archdiocese of Birmingham Registered as a charity no. 234216

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION AT SH  

First Holy Communion (1st Group)  

The next session for Children and Parents will be on 23rd May at 6pm in the Hall.  First Communion for this group is on Sunday 26th June at 9.30am Mass. 

First Holy Communion (2nd Group)  

Next meeting for children will be on Thursday 26th May at 6pm in the Hall. Please remember to  bring your folder and pencil case. First Communion for this group will be on Saturday, 16th July  at 2pm.  

English Martyrs First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 11th June at 11am.  RETURNNG TO MASS FROM PENTECOST—MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOPS CONFERENCE  

Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, until the present time, we have shared with you our  judgment that the situation of the last two years has meant that the Sunday Obligation has been  impeded and has needed to be fulfilled in other ways. We thank God that this situation has now  changed. The pressing challenges of the pandemic have lessened significantly. Most people have  resumed the wide range of normal activities, no longer restricted by the previous Covid measures.  

We therefore believe that the reasons which have prevented Catholics from attending Mass on  Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation no longer apply. We understand there will still be some  members of our congregations who, for reasons of health, do not feel safe enough to return to  Mass. It has always been the understanding of the Church that when the freedom of any Catholic  to attend Mass in person is impeded for a serious reason, because of situations such as ill health,  care for the sick or legitimate fear, this is not a breach of the Sunday Obligation. It is intended that  this Sunday Obligation should return from Pentecost Sunday celebrated on 5th June.  

UKRAINIAN REFUGEES IN RUGBY AREA 

Hosts in the Rugby area have been welcoming refugee families into their homes. Sacred Heart  hosted the first of our coffee mornings last Wednesday. We welcomed nine Ukrainian families and  it went well. Thank you to the team who helped prepare refreshments. Our Parish has agreed to  run a Coffee Morning and other refreshments on Wednesday mornings each week at 10am to 12  noon . We are able to offer a safe and welcoming place where people can gather to support one  another at this difficult time and support and help can be offered or arranged as needed. Offers of  help welcome to make drinks and provide small cakes or traybakes. If you would like to help please  contact Diane on 07951177910.  

Fr Hudson’s Care on behalf of the diocese are working hard to coordinate and help to support  efforts being made in various parts of the diocese. They have much expertise in working with  refugees and asylum seekers over many years. They are receiving many requests of support  through St Chad’s Sanctuary in Birmingham. They need vital funds to expand and develop the  support which is vitally needed. Thank you for your Support. Any cheques to Fr Hudsons. CAR PARKING AT ENGLISH MARTYRS WEEKEND MASS TIMES : We have been asked us to move  from our usual parking place in the Playground which will be marked for games use . We have  been offered the use of the School Car Park . There are a similar number of places but we will need  to park sensitively and carefully with regard to other users so the capacity can be used. This will  begin from next weekend. We thank the School for the use of this facility.

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

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

Sat  14th SH 5.00pm LS Peoples of the Parish
Sun  15th SH EM9.30 am 
11.00 am LS 
George Wilcock RIP & family 
Catherine McMahon & Audrey McMahon RIP  
Mon  16th SH 10.00 am LS No Mass this week
Tues  17thSH 10.00 am. LS No Mass this week
Wed  18th SH  7.00 pm. LS For the Victims and Survivors of Abuse
Thurs  19th EM 
EM 
SH
11am  
1.30pm 
10am 
Mary Treanor RIP 
Funeral Service Mary Treanor RIP 
Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion 
Fri  20th SH 7.00pm LS Fr David Peters RIP and Fr David Craig RIP
Sat 21stSH 5pm LS Pat Priest RIP
Sun 22ndSH  EM9.30 am  
11.00 am LS
Confirmation Mass with Bishop David Evans 
People of the Parishes

ENGLISH MARTYRS PARISH: Today at 11am Mass we will be baptising three children Cleverly, Leila and  Chloe. It will be incorporated in the mass. Cleverly and Leila are preparing for their First Holy  Communion this year. Please pray for all the children and their families. 

MAY PROCESSION IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY AND BENEDICTION at St Joseph’s Monks Kirby.  Sunday 15th May at 3pm Meet at the Village Green—opposite St Edith’s C of E Church and then process  through the village to St Josephs for Benediction. Clergy and Servers welcome to participate.  Refreshments available afterwards. More details fr.matthew.pittam@rcaob.org.uk. 

SPECIAL COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND THROUGHOUT THE DIOCESE FOR FATHER HUDSON’S WORK ON  OUR BEHALF IN SUPPORTING REFUGEES FROM UKRAINE. IT WILL HELP THEM EXTEND THEIR SERVICES  WHICH ARE MUCH IN DEMAND BY THE NEWLY ARRIVING FAMILIES. 

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION AT SH  

First Holy Communion (1st Group)  

The next session for children will be on 23rd May at 6pm in the Hall. First Communion for this group  is on Sunday 26th June at 9.30am Mass. 

First Holy Communion (2nd Group)  

Next meeting for children will be on Thursday 19th May at 6pm in the Hall. Please remember to  bring your folder and pencil case. First Communion for this group will be on Saturday, 16th July at  2pm.  

Confirmation Preparation Programme continues with the last session on Thursday, 19th May from  7pm until 8.30pm. This will include a rehearsal. Confirmation will be celebrated next Sunday 22nd  May at the 9.30am Mass with Bishop David Evans. Please pray for the candidates and their families.  

English Martyrs First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 11th June at 11am.  RETURNING TO MASS FROM PENTECOST—MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOPS CONFERENCE  

Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, until the present time, we have shared with you our  judgment that the situation of the last two years has meant that the Sunday Obligation has been  impeded and has needed to be fulfilled in other ways. We thank God that this situation has now  changed. The pressing challenges of the pandemic have lessened significantly. Most people have  resumed the wide range of normal activities, no longer restricted by the previous Covid measures.  

We therefore believe that the reasons which have prevented Catholics from attending Mass on  Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation no longer apply. We understand there will still be some mem bers of our congregations who, for reasons of health, do not feel safe enough to return to Mass. It  has always been the understanding of the Church that when the freedom of any Catholic to attend  Mass in person is impeded for a serious reason, because of situations such as ill health, care for the  sick or legitimate fear, this is not a breach of the Sunday Obligation. It is intended that this Sunday  Obligation should return from Pentecost Sunday celebrated on 5th June.  

UKRAINIAN REFUGEES IN RUGBY AREA 

Hosts in the Rugby area have been welcoming refugee families into their homes. Sacred Heart Par ish have agreed to run a Coffee Morning and other refreshments on Wednesday mornings begin ning on the 18th May at 10am to 12 noon. We are able to offer a safe and welcoming place where  people can gather to support one another at this difficult time and support and help can be offered  

or arranged as needed. Offers of help welcome to make drinks and provide cakes. If you would like  to help please contact Diane on 7951177910.  

Fr Hudson’s Care on behalf of the diocese are working hard to coordinate and help to support  efforts being made in various parts of the diocese. They have much expertise in working with refugees and asylum seekers over many years. They are receiving many requests of support through St  Chad’s Sanctuary in Birmingham. The second Collection will provide vital funds to expand and develop the support which is vitally needed. Please support the Second/ Retiring Collection today.  Any cheques to Fr Hudsons. 

DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF ABUSE on Tuesday 17th May. Pope Francis has asked us to remember this intention specially in our prayers on this day.

Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

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

Sat  7th SH 5.00pm LS Peoples of the Parish
Sun  8th SH 
EM
9.30 am 
11.00 am LS 
George Wilcock RIP & family 
Catherine McMahon & Audrey McMahon RIP  
Mon  9th SH 10.00 am LS 11.00 amNo Mass Today 
Funeral Service for Anthony Pace RIP at Rainsbrook Crematorium. 
Tues  10thSH 10.00 am. LS No Mass Today 
Wed  11th SH  7.00 pm. LS Peace in Ukraine 
Thurs  12th EM 
SH
11 am  
10am 
Candidates for First Holy Communion Intentions 
Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion 
Fri  13th SH 7.00pm LS Sick and Housebound Members of the Parishes
Sat 14thSH 5pm LS For Vocations to priesthood, religious life and service of the Gospel.
Sun 15thSH  EM9.30 am  11.00 am LSPeople of the Parishes Cleverly , Leila and Chloe and their Families

ENGLISH MARTYRS PARISH ; Next Sunday at 11 am Mass we will be baptising three children: Cleverly,  Leyla and Chloe. It will be incorporated in to the Mass. Cleverley and Leila are preparing for their First  Communion this year. Please pray for all the children and their families.  

Today is Good Shepherd Sunday traditionally known as Vocations Sunday. Please pray for those prepar ing for ordination to the Diaconate and Priesthood and for all those discerning their Vocation in life.  This may be priesthood, diaconate, religious life, married and family life or single life. May the Lord  guide them and help them discover God’s purpose.  

RETIRING COLLECTION TODAY FOR THE CLERGY TRAINING FUND.  

NEXT WEEKEND MAY PROCESSION IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY AND BENEDICTION at St Joseph’s Monks  Kirby. Sunday 15th May at 3pm Meet at the Village Green—opposite St Edith’s C of E Church and then  process through the village to St Josephs for Benediction.  

Clergy and Servers welcome to participate. Refreshments available afterwards. 

WALKING TOGETHER/ SYNODALITY– DIOCESAN  REPORT. 

This Report is available on the Diocesan website— http://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk.There will be a link  on the parishes’ websites. Our Diocesan report has  now gone to the national level where work is begin ning on creating anational report from England and  Wales which will go to Rome.  

We hope to have an opportunity soon to have a  look at the Report and its implications for the life  our parishes and our diocese.  

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION AT SH  

First Holy Communion Preparation (first group) The next session for Children will be on 9th June.  First Holy Communion Mass for this group is on  Sunday, 26th June at 9.30 am 

Confirmation Preparation Programme continues  Thursday, 5th May in the Sacred Heart Parish Hall,  7—8 pm. Confirmation will be celebrated on  Sunday, 22nd May at 9.30 am Mass.  

We are trying hard to assist those children and  families whose First Holy Communion has been  delayed because of Covid and other factors.  

Sacramental Preparation for both Parishes is being  offered at Sacred Heart. Because of the backlog we  will not be able to take on any more new candidates  for First Holy Communion this year.  

English Martyrs School First Holy Communion will  be celebrated on Saturday 11th June at 11 am. 

HELPING UKRAINE. Fr Hudson’s ,our Diocesan  social welfare agency ,is the point of contact for  offers of accommodation and help for the  refugees. They will liaise with the relevant  authorities and keep up to date with  

developments .There is more information on the  

diocesan website . 

UKRAINIAN REFUGEES IN RUGBY  

Hosts in Rugby are going to be welcoming over 150  refugees into their homes. We at Sacred Heart have  agreed to run a coffee morning on Wednesdays  between 10 and 12 noon. We can offer a safe and  welcoming place for them to support each other.  Can you help? We need people to make drinks and  provide cakes. If you can help please contact Diane  on 07951177910 

PRAYER FOR UKRAINE =CAFOD  

Loving God, 

We pray for the people of Ukraine, 

for all those suffering or afraid, 

that you will be close to them and protect them. We pray for world leaders, 

for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their  choices. 

We pray for the world 

that in this moment of crisis, 

we may reach out in solidarity 

to our brothers and sisters in need. 

May we walk in your ways 

so that peace and justice 

become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world. 

Amen.

Mass for theSecond Sunday of Easter

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

Sat  23rd SH EM5.00pm LS 1.30 pmPeople of the Parishes Wedding Service– Aaron Moog and Chelsie Glover 
Sun  24th SH 
EM 
SH
9.30 am 
11.00 amLS  
2.30pm –3.30pm 
Yvonne Montayne RIP 
Antonia and Peter Joppe RIP
Memorial Mass Divine Mercy Sunday Service 
Mon  25th SH 10.00 am LS Peace in Ukraine
Tues  26thSH 10.00 am. LS Edward Cashel RIP
Wed  27th SH 7.00 pm. LS Maurice Guy RIP (Clarke)
Thurs  28th EM
SH
11 am  
10am 
Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion 
Fri  29thSH 7.00pm LS Well being of members of the Robinson and Pelloquin families
Sat 30thSH 5pm LS Nancy Crowley RIP (Mapplethorpe)
Sun 01stSH  EM9.30 am  
11.00 am LS
People of the Parishes David Sheehan RIP

Children’s Liturgy at Sacred Heart today—all are welcome and we are quite happy for parents to send  their children unaccompanied so you can enjoy some peace in the Mass. 

Divine Mercy Sunday this Sunday 24th April at 2.30 pm at Sacred Heart . Service with Exposition,  Divine Mercy Prayers and Benediction. All welcome.  

Readers’ Rotas at Sacred Heart are available today in the narthex. 

SACRED HEART: Refreshments , tea and coffee, are available in the Hall after Sunday Mass. All are very welcome. Come and join us to meet and catch up. New parishioners are very welcome 

Holiday Club Draw for £500 was won by Mrs Paulene Craddock ticket number 1685. Many thanks to all  who have organised or contributed to this fund raising effort over the past thirty years.

MAY PROCESSION IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY AND  BENEDICTION  

at St Joseph’s Monks Kirby. 

Sunday 15th May at 3pm 

Meet at the Village Green—opposite St Edith’s  

C of E Church and then process through the village  to St Josephs for Benediction.  

Clergy and Servers welcome to participate. Refresh ments available afterwards. More details  fr.matthew.pittam@rcaob.org.uk. 

HELPING UKRAINE. Fr Hudson’s ,our Diocesan so cial welfare agency ,is to be the point of contact for  offers of accommodation and help for the refugees.  

They will liaise with the relevant authorities and  keep up to date with developments .There is more  information on the diocesan website . 

WALKING TOGETHER/ SYNODALITY– DIOCESAN  REPORT. 

The Diocesan Synopsis of the reports from the Par ishes, Schools and other groups and individuals has  now been published. It makes interesting reading  and is available on the Diocesan website— http://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk.There will be a link  on the parishes’ websites.  

It runs to 16 sides or 8 pages. Fr Gerry is happy to  print you a copy if you can’t access email. He  doesn’t want to print copies that may not be  required.  

We hope to have an opportunity soon to have a  look at the Report and its implications for the life  our parishes and our diocese.  

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION AT SH  

First Holy Communion Preparation (first group) The next session for Children will be on 25th  April .First Holy Communion Mass for this group is  on Sunday, 26th June at 9.30 am 

Confirmation Preparation Programme continues  Thursday, 28th April in the Sacred Heart Parish Hall,  7—8 pm. Confirmation will be celebrated on  Sunday, 22nd May at 9.30 am Mass.  

First Holy Communion Preparation (second group)  There is a registration meeting for parents on  Thursday, 5th May 7—8pm in the day chapel.  It is very important that you attend this meeting.  The first session for children will be on Thursday,  12th May, 6-7pm  

First Holy Communion Mass for this second group  will be on Saturday, 16th July at 2 pm 

We are trying hard to assist those children and  families whose First Holy Communion has been  delayed because of Covid and other factors.  

Sacramental Preparation for both Parishes is being  offered at Sacred Heart. Because of the backlog we  will not be able to take on any more new candidates  for First Holy Communion this year.  

English Martyrs School First Holy Communion will  be celebrated on Saturday 11th June at 11 am. 

LENT LUNCH AT ENGLISH MARTYRS 

Once again many thanks to all who pre 

pared ,served and attended this lunch during Holy  Week. It raise £200 for Cafod and Christian Aid.    

Loving God, 

We pray for the people of Ukraine, 

for all those suffering or afraid, 

that you will be close to them and protect them. 

We pray for world leaders, 

for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide  their choices. 

We pray for the world 

that in this moment of crisis, 

we may reach out in solidarity 

to our brothers and sisters in need. 

May we walk in your ways 

so that peace and justice 

become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world. 

Amen.

Mass for Easter Sunday

A very happy Easter to all parishioners from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Sat  16th SH 8.00 p.m. Easter Vigil For the Parishioners of the Parishes 
Sun  17th SH EM9.30 am 
11.00 am LS x
Easter Sunday Clare Harford 
Easter Sunday Theresa and Eddie Kealey RIP LS 
Mon  18th SH 10.00 am No Mass today 
Tues  19thSH 10.00 am. No Mass today 
Wed  20th SH 7.00 pm. No Mass today 
Thurs  21st EM 
SH
11 am  
10am 
Private Intention  
Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion 
Fri  22nd SH 7.00pm Gift of Years and those in Care Homes
Sat 23rd EM  
SH
1.30pm 
5pm LS
Wedding Service– Aaron Moog and Chelsie Glover  
People of the Parishes
Sun 24th SH  EM9.30 am  
11.00 am LS
Yvonne Montayne RIP 
Antonia and Peter Joppe RIP Memorial Mass

A Joyful and Blessed Easter to you all. The Lord has truly risen. Alleluia ! 

Thank you for your attendance and participation at the Holy Week-Triduum Services. Thank  you to all who helped our celebrations particularly the Musicians and Readers. It has been  good to return to some semblance of normality after the long absence. May the Lord bless  us and keep us safe in the times ahead. 

Collection at Easter Sunday Masses is the traditional collection for the Clergy. Please put your offerings in  the basket in the porch.  

Children’s Liturgy at Sacred Heart today—all are welcome but we are quite happy for parents to send  their children unaccompanied so you can enjoy some peace in the Mass. 

Divine Mercy Sunday on Sunday 24th April at 2.30 pm at Sacred Heart . Service with Exposition, Divine  Mercy Prayers and Benediction. All welcome. 

HELPING UKRAINE. Fr Hudson’s, our Diocesan social welfare agency ,is to be the point of contact for  offers of accommodation and help for the refugees. They will liaise with the relevant authorities and  keep up to date with developments .There is more  information on the diocesan website . 

Please speak to Fr Gerry or Deacon Lionel if you  have a particular desire to take part in this work.  

SACRED HEART: Refreshments , tea and coffee, are  available in the Hall after Sunday Mass. 

All are very welcome. Come and join us to meet and  catch up. New parishioners are very welcome.  

WALKING TOGETHER/ SYNODALITY– DIOCESAN  REPORT. 

The Diocesan Synopsis of the reports from the Par ishes, Schools and other groups and individuals has  now been published. It makes interesting reading  and is available on the Diocesan website— http://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk.There will be a link  on the parishes’ websites.  

It runs to 16 sides or 8 pages. Fr Gerry is happy to  print you a copy if you can’t access email. He  doesn’t want to print copies that may not be required.  

We hope to have an opportunity soon to have a  look at the Report and its implications for the life  our parishes and our diocese.  

PARISH WHATS APP Groups: Please consider  joining by texting name and mobile number to  Richard Potter on 07944 510694 for Sacred Heart  Parish Group. English Martyrs Group please text  name and mobile number to Maris Golovackis on  07851 931162 to join. This will be useful as another  channel for interparish messages and communica tions. The weekly newsletter now goes out on the  Whats Ap.  

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION AT SH  

First Holy Communion Preparation The next  session for Children will be after the Easter school  holidays. First Holy Communion Mass for this group is on Sunday, 26th June at 9.30 am 

Confirmation Preparation Programme continues  Thursday, 28th April in the Sacred Heart Parish Hall,  7—8 pm. Confirmation will be celebrated on  Sunday, 22nd May at 9.30 am Mass.  

First Holy Communion Preparation (second group)  There is a registration meeting for parents on  Thursday, 5th May 7—8pm in the day chapel.  It is very important that you attend this meeting.  The first session for children will be on Thursday,  12th May, 6-7pm  

First Holy Communion Mass for this second group  will be on Saturday, 16th July at 2 pm 

We are trying hard to assist those children and fami lies whose First Holy Communion has been delayed  because of Covid and other factors.  

English Martyrs School First Holy Communion will  be celebrated on Saturday 11th June at 11 am. 

LENT LUNCH AT ENGLISH MARTYRS 

Thanks to all who prepared ,served and attended  this lunch during Holy Week. It helped to raise some  support for Cafod.  

FINANCES AT SH & EM PARISHES. Your financial  support is needed by the Parishes and is very much  appreciated. We know that the financial situation  for many people is becoming more difficult and we  are grateful for your support.  

Please consider making a Standing Order which  helps assure the Parishes of regular steady income  and simplify banking. They can be cancelled at any  time. Please contact Diane at SH or Caroline at EM if  you have any queries or changes of address etc.  Will those who have taken Standing Order and Gift  Aid Forms please return them as soon as possible.  

Sacred Heart Holiday 200 Club Final Draw 

There will be one final draw for £500 on Easter Sunday after Mass . Thank you to all who have been  contributors over the years. We are grateful to  those who have been involved in organising and  running the scheme and all participants.

Mass for Palm Sunday

Here is Mass for Palm Sunday from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Sat  9th SH 5.00 p.m. Private Intention (Clark) LS 
Sun  10th SH 
EM
9.30 am 
11.00 am
Peter White RIP  LS People of the Parishes 
Mon  11th SH 
EM
10.00 am 
12.45 pm
LS Peace in Ukraine 
Funeral Mass John David Perkins RIP
Tues  12thSH 10.00 am. LS Families in need
Wed  13th SH 7.00 pm. LS Eamon and Carmel Reynolds (Get Well) UCM 
Thurs  14th SH 
SH 
7.30 pm  9.30am Mass of the Lord’s Supper 
Funeral Service John Dillon RIP
Fri  15th EM  
SH 
3.00pm  
7.00pm
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion Confessions available after Service 
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion  DAY OF FASTING AND ABSTINENCE
Sat 16th SH 
SH
8.00 pm Easter Vigil For the Parishioners of the Parishes Confessions at SH 11 am to 12 noon. 
Sun 17th SH  
EM
9.30 am  
11.00 am 
Easter Sunday Clare Harford 
Easter Sunday Theresa and Eddie Kealey RIP

HOLY WEEK SERVICES  

Holy Thursday—Mass of the Lord’s Supper  

7. 30 pm at Sacred Heart  

Good Friday—Celebration of the Lord’s Passion.  

English Martyrs 3pm Confessions available after the Service , Sacred Heart 7pm  Easter Vigil Sacred Heart 8pm Confessions at SH 11 am to 12 noon.  Easter Sunday Sacred Heart 9.30 am English Martyrs 11 am 

The Offertory Collection at Easter is for the Clergy. Collection on Good Friday for the Holy Places. 

After much reflection this year it has been decided to have one celebration on Holy Thursday and the  Easter Vigil at Sacred Heart for both Parishes. There will be celebration of the Passion Liturgy on Good Fri day at both Churches. We hope that English Martyrs parishioners will be able to join Sacred Heart parish ioners for these important Holy Week Services. 

Sacred Heart Safeguarding Officer: Sue Leary www.sacredheartrugby.org.uk Tel. 01788 813263 YouTube: Sacred Heart, Bilton  Email: sacredheart.bilton@rcaob.org.uk Parish Office for both parishes open:  Tuesday and Friday 9.30 am to 12.00.English Martyrs Safeguarding Officer: Marie Kane www.englishmartyrsrugby.org Tel. 01788 813263 YouTube -English Martyrs RC Parish Rugby Email: sacredheart.bilton@rcaob.org.uk English Martyrs Primary School Tel 01788 543432
Parish Team Canon Gerard Murray, Deacon Lionel Pelloquin. Fr Graham Venn IC in residence  Archdiocese of Birmingham Registered as a charity no. 234216

LENT LUNCH— please join us for a Lent Lunch at  English Martyrs in the Hall on Tuesday at 12.30. 

Simple lunch of soup and a roll, tea or coffee. A short reflection and prayer.  

A good chance to meet and help support the work  of Cafod. All very welcome.  

GOOD FRIDAY WALK OF WITNESS  

Rugby Churches invite you to gather for this im portant act of witness. 

Rugby Baptist Church and St Andrew’s will be coordinat ing the Walk of Witness this Good Friday, 15th April.  It will begin with a short service outside Rugby Baptist  Church at 10am before walking informally along Regent  Street to St Andrew’s for brief prayers and hot cross  buns. Both services will take place outside, weather per mitting, and all are very warmly welcome. 

HELPING UKRAINE. Fr Hudson’s ,our Diocesan so cial welfare agency ,is to be the point of contact for  offers of accommodation and help for the refugees.  

They will liaise with the relevant authorities and  keep up to date with developments .There is more  information on the diocesan website . 

Please speak to Fr Gerry or Deacon Lionel if you  have a particular desire to take part in this work.  

SACRED HEART: Refreshments , tea and coffee, are  available in the Hall after Sunday Mass. 

All are very welcome. Come and join us to meet and  catch up. New parishioners are very welcome.  

WALKING TOGETHER/ SYNODALITY  

We have sent off our parish report. We are waiting  for the publication of the Diocesan Report which is  due in April. We will then be able to take things for ward at the parish level, looking at the themes of  

the Diocesan Vision put forward by Archbishop Ber nard.  

CONFESSION TIMES—Please see times on the front  of the newsletter or contact Fr Gerry if these times  are not convenient.  

PARISH WHATS APP Groups: Please consider join ing by texting name and mobile number to Richard  Potter on 07944 510694 for Sacred Heart Parish  Group. English Martyrs Group please text name and mobile number to Maris Golovackis on 07851  931162 to join. This will be useful for interparish  messages and communication.  

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION AT SH  

First Holy Communion Preparation The next  session for Children will be after the Easter school  holidays. First Holy Communion Mass for this group  is on Sunday, 26th June at 9.30 am 

Confirmation Preparation Programme continues  Thursday, 28th April in the Sacred Heart Parish Hall,  7—8 pm. Confirmation will be celebrated on  Sunday, 22nd May at 9.30 am Mass.  

First Holy Communion Preparation (second group)  There is a registration meeting for parents on  Thursday, 5th May 7—8pm in the day chapel.  It is very important that you attend this meeting.  The first session for children will be on Thursday,  12th May, 6-7pm  

First Holy Communion Mass for this second group  will be on Saturday, 16th July at 5pm 

FINANCES AT SH & EM PARISHES . Your financial  support is needed by the Parishes and is very much  appreciated. We know that the financial situation  for many people is becoming more difficult and we  are grateful for your support.  

Standing Orders help assure the Parishes of regular  steady income and simplify banking. They can be  cancelled at any time. Please contact Diane at SH or  Caroline at EM if you have any queries or changes of  address etc. Will those who have taken Standing  Order and Gift Aid Forms please return them as  soon as possible.  

Sacred Heart Holiday 200 Club  

This has been running for over 30 years . It has  provided extra income to the parish over the years.  Circumstances have changed and it has been  decided to close the Club. There will be one final  draw for £500 at Easter. Thank you to all who have  been contributors over the years . We are grateful  to those who have been involved in organising and  running the scheme and all participants. 

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.