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 Third Sunday of Easter

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

Sat  30th SH 5.00pm LS Nancy Crowley RIP (Mapplethorpe)
Sun  1st  May SH 
EM
9.30 am 
11.00 am LS 
People of the Parishes 
David Sheehan RIP  
Mon  2nd SH 10.00 am LS Fr Ted Simpson RIP
Tues  3rdSH 10.00 am. LS 
3.30pm
Christopher Kinsella RIP  
Christopher Kinsella – Funeral Service at Rainsbrook
Wed  4th SH 
EM 
7.00 pm.
LS 2pm 
Jennifer Evans RIP 
Jennifer (Jen) Evans Funeral Service at English Martyrs 
Thurs  5th EM 
SH
11 am  
10am 
ENGLISH MARTYRS FEAST DAY  
Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion 
Fri  6th SH 7.00pm LS Sick and Housebound members of the Parishes
Sat 7thSH 5pm LS Peoples of the Parish
Sun 8thSH  
EM
9.30 am  
11.00 am LS
George Wilcock RIP & family 
Catherine McMahon & Audrey McMahon RIP

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for May 

For faith filled young people. We pray for all young people, called to live life ot the fullest; may they see  in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the  dedication to service 

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 

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

First Holy Communion Preparation (second group) IMPORTANT  

There is a registration meeting for parents on Thursday, 5th May 7—8pm in the day chapel at Sacred  Heart. 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

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. 

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 the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Here is the Mass for the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

 Entrance Antiphon: O Lord I trust in your merciful love. My heart will rejoice in your  salvation. I will sing to the Lord who has been bountiful with me.  

First Reading: A reading from the first book of Samuel. The Lord put you in my power, but I would not raise my hand .  

Response: Psalm 102. The Lord is compassion and love  

Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St Paul to Corinthians. We who have been modelled on the earthly man will be modelled on the heavenly man.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Open our hearts O Lord to accept the words of  your Son. Alleluia!  

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke. Be compassionate as your Father is compassionate. 

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS, LS = Live Stream 

Saturday 19th 5 pm SH People of the Parishes LS 

Sunday 20th 9.30 am SH Patricia Dunne RIP  

Sunday 20th 11.00 am EM Janis Glovackis RIP LS 

Monday 21st 10am SH No Mass today LS  

Tuesday 22nd 10am SH No Mass today LS  

Wednesday 23rd 7pm SH Mr and Mrs Connell LS  

Thursday 24th 11am EM O’Dwyer Family of Stourbridge  

Friday 25th 7pm SH Sick and Housebound LS  

Saturday 26th  5pm SH For Peace in the world LS  

Sunday 27th 9.30am SH People of the Parishes  

Sunday 28th 11am EM Terry Deery RIP LS 

WALKING TOGETHER/ SYNODALITY QUESTIONNAIRE. Thank you to everyone who has responded to the Questionnaire issued last weekend on paper and online. The deadline for replies is Wednesday 23rd as we have to complete our parish report to send to the diocese by the end of the month. Please return online or in person. Details are on the  questionnaire. You are free to stay behind after Mass today to fill in a response to any of the questions using the back of the paper. 

LIVESTREAM; Still problems with the Saturday evening Mass from Sacred Heart. You can  follow the Sunday morning 11am Mass from English Martyrs on YouTube live stream. 

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.

READERS: Please pick up  copy of your new Rota.  

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER (formerly Women’s World day of Prayer) : Friday 4th March  10.30am Service at Sacred Heart. All welcome. 

ASH WEDNESDAY: 2nd March : English Martyrs Mass and Imposition of Ashes 11.30am, Sacred Heart 7pm.  

REST IN PEACE: Funeral Mass for Terry Deery will be at English Martyrs on 2nd March at  9.30am. As this is Ash Wednesday, the Mass and Ashes will move to 11.30am.  

ENGLISH MARTYRS – St. Vincent de Paul Society Appeal The SVP have been active within English Martyrs Parish for almost sixty years; visiting the sick and housebound, taking Holy Communion monthly. Now there are only three of us supporting our parish SVP. Will you join us? These visits are much appreciated by the housebound. Can you spare one hour a week? Please call Margaret Hughes 546407 for more information. 

WHATS APP Groups To join please text 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.  

THE NICENE CREED: I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth,  of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of  God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true  

God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made.  For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was  incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius  Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with  the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He  will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. I  believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the  Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the  prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for  theforgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the  world to come. Amen.

Mass for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: The Lord said; I think thoughts of peace and not of  affliction. You will call upon me, and I will answer you, and I will bring back  your captives from every place.  

First Reading: A reading from the prophet Daniel. When that time comes, your own people will be spared.  

Response: Psalm 15 Preserve me, O God, I take refuge in you

Second Reading: A reading from the letter to the Hebrews. By virtue of one single offering, he has achieved the eternal perfection of all  whom he is sanctifying.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Stay awake and stand ready, because  you do not know the hour when the Son of Man is coming. Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark. He will gather his chosen from the four winds.  

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS= Live Stream as indicated

Saturday 13th 5pm at SH Fergus and Mary Reynolds RIP LS  

Sunday 14th at SH 9.30 am People of the Parishes 

Sunday 14th at EM 11.30am Remembrance Sunday Ronald Youson RIP LS 

Monday 15th 10am at SH Betty Reynolds RIP LS  

Tuesday 16th 10am at SH Kitty Henry RIP LS  

Wednesday 17th 7pm at SH No Mass today  

Thursday 18th 12 noon at EM Funeral Mass Marceline Kelleher RIP 

Friday 19th 7pm at SH Dec Members Burke Family LS  

Saturday 20th 5pm at SH People of the Parishes LS 

Sunday 21th 9.30am at SH Deceased Members Fadden Family 

Sunday 21th 11 am at EM Mary Fitzgerald RIP LS 

ENGLISH MARTYRS: We will be celebrating another set of First Communions at Masses on  Saturdays 20th and 27th November at 11 am. Families only. Please pray for the children and  their families. 

ENGLISH MARTYRS:

Funeral Mass, Thurs 18th November 12 noon Marceline Kelleher RIP

Funeral Mass, Wed 24th November 10.30am Austin Gooch RIP. May they rest in peace. 

ENGLISH MARTYRS PARISH CHRISTMAS MEAL

This has been booked at Hillmorton Manor for Sunday 5th December at 3.30 pm . All are  welcome. Please collect Menus and Booking form from Caroline if you haven’t already had  one and return as soon as possible with your booking. Places limited so please book early.  Closing date Sunday 28th

Red Mission Boxes at English Martyrs : Thank you for supporting the Missions with your  prayers ,support and contributions over this year. Some Red Boxes may still need to be  emptied, if so please bring them into Church within the next two weeks November 14th. – November 28th. Or contact Margaret. Rugby 572598. 

FIVE BIBLE STUDIES ON THE ADVENT SUNDAY GOSPELS 

Mauro Iannicelli will break open the forthcoming Advent Sunday Gospels with in-depth teaching and stimulating questions. As a result, you will experience Sunday Mass in a new way! 

Five Wednesdays: 24 Nov | 1 Dec | 8 Dec | 15 Dec | 22 Dec (7-8pm UK  Time). Free of Charge | LIVE sessions on YouTube. 

Info & Registration: https://comeandsee.org/advent 

People have found these studies helpful and interesting. Why not try it? 

HELP WITH TEACHING ENGLISH; The Benn Partnership Centre is looking for qualified ESOL  Teachers (volunteer role currently) to teach asylum seekers and refugees currently staying  at the Dunchurch Park Hotel. We are also looking for volunteers who would be willing to  join any English sessions to assist those teaching. We would like anyone interested to sign  up as a volunteer at the Benn Partnership Centre as they will then be covered by our policies  and our insurance. If anyone is interested, they can contact the Centre on 01788 553033  or info@bennpartnershipcentre.org.uk and the right forms will be sent. 

RUGBY CHRISTMAS CRACKER : is again planning to raise funds and awareness of  developing world issues. We are having a café again this year and are running the radio and  evening restaurant. Our premises are in the Rugby Centre between Subway and Iceland We  will be offering the option of a takeaway meal or a sit down meal. The radio will also be either in a studio or the option will be to do it from your own home. We will still need plenty  of volunteers to help with food prep, serving etc, 

We are starting to take bookings so if you would like to book a meal for your group or  friends please contact me on the email below. If you would like to be involved please  register on line via the website (wp.rugbycracker.org.uk) or email me on  katiethomas@ntlworld.com . If you would like more information please contact me on  07757562504. All ages are welcome  

CAFOD WORLD GIFTS– Catalogues available and online. Thoughtful Gifts for those who  are in great need of the basics of life in different parts of the world. Please take a copy. 

Mass for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: As for me, in justice I shall behold your face; and I shall be filled with the vision of your glory.  

First Reading; A reading from the prophet Amos :12-15. Go, prophesy to my people.

Response: Psalm 84. Let us see, O Lord, your mercy and give us your saving help.     

Second Reading: from the Letter of St Paul to the Ephesians 1: 3-14. Before the world was made, God chose us.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our mind so we can see what hope his call holds for us. Alleluia!

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 6;7-13. He began to send them out.    

Communion Antiphon: Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in them, says the Lord.  

Parishes Mass times and Intentions  LS = Live Stream 

Saturday 10th July at EM 11am Mass with Confirmation First Group (Families only)

Saturday 10th 5pm at SH Brian Campbell RIP  LS

Sunday 11th 9.30am at SH In Thanksgiving  to our Lady (E. Motayne).LS

Sunday 11th 11am at EM Ellen Giddings RIP LS

Monday 12th at SH   Mass 10am  Fr Robert Wright RIP LS

Tuesday 13th at 10.30am  SH Requiem Mass Reggie Crawford RIP   

Wednesday 14th SH 7pm Public Mass   Fr Andrew Kenny RIP LS

Thursday 15th July EM at 11 am Public Mass Fr David Duggan No LS.

Friday 16th SH at 7pm Public Mass People of the Parish LS

Saturday 17th July at EM 11am Mass with Confirmation Second Group (Families only)

Saturday 17th 5pm at SH Peoples of the Parishes  LS

Sunday 11th 9.30am at SH Walter Lenczyk RIP  LS 

Sunday 11th 11am at EM Leslie Caston RIP LS

Retiring Collection this Sunday for Sea Sunday – Stella Maris, Apostleship of the Sea . Please donate their income has been affected greatly by the pandemic and their need is great.  

VACANCIES AT ST JOSEPH’S CARE HOME, COLESHILL.

Situated Coleshill, St Joseph’s Care Home offers a range of personalised services including residential care, specialised dementia care and short-term respite care in a friendly welcoming environment. With a dedicated and compassionate staff team who are passionate about making residents safe and happy in an environment that is just how home feels. Modern building with great facilities including a Chapel and regular Mass. 

If you or someone you know might benefit from the care offered and would be interested in more information or to book a virtual tour then please quote SJ1 and contact Care Home Manager Shelley Perryman on 01675 434559, email shelleyperryman@fatherhudsons.org.uk or visit our website at www.stjosephscarehome.co.uk 

FUNERAL OF REGGIE CRAWFORD at Sacred Heart on Tuesday 13th July at 10.30am followed by Cremation at Rainsbrook. Capacity for funerals is limited at 60. If you wish to attend please book a place by telling the stewards at weekend Masses or call Fr Gerry on 813263 or email sacredheart.bilton@rcaob.org.uk. Thanks. 

THE DIOCESAN VISION; Unfolding God’s Plan

Our vision is to be a Catholic diocese which is faithful to the mission entrusted to us by Jesus Christ, full of missionary disciples who work together co-responsibly in vibrant communities of faith, joyful in their service of God and neighbour.

Please take home with you the cards distributed today to reflect on Archbishop Bernard’s message and to pray for our Diocese community as we seek to move forward and renew our sense of our joint mission in a spirit of coresponsibilty and with openness to the Holy Spirit. What do we need to do as individuals and as a community to respond to this call?

PRAYER FOR THE DIOCESAN VISION (abbreviated and altered) 

Spirit of God,

Descend on us this day.

Grant us the Spirit of joy, to lift us,

The Spirit of hope to inspire us,

The Spirit of love to surround us and the 

Spirit of truth to enlighten our path.

Holy Spirit

We pray for a new outpouring of your grace,

So that we may grow in worship of your name

In love of you in our prayer

And in our actions towards others.  Amen 

Mass for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: Your merciful love, O God, we have received in the midst of your temple. Your praise, O God, like your name, reaches the end of the earth; your right hand is filled with saving justice. 

First Reading; A reading from the prophet Ezekiel 2:2-5. The sons are defiant and obstinate and they shall know there is a prophet among them. 

Response: Psalm 122. Our eyes are on the Lord till he shows us his mercy.     

Second Reading: from the second letter of St Paul to the Corinthians 12: 7-10. I shall be very happy to make my weaknesses my special boast so that the power of Christ may stay over me.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! The word became flesh and lived among us; to all who did accept him he gave power to become children of God Alleluia!

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 6;1-6. A prophet is despised only in his own country.   

Communion Antiphon: Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed ae those who seek refuge in him.  

Parishes Mass times and Intentions  LS = Live Stream 

Collection next Sunday for Sea Sunday – Stella Maris, Apostleship of the Sea . 

Saturday 3rd 5pm SH Peoples of the Parishes

Sunday 4th 9.30am at SH Holy Souls

Sunday 4th 11am at EM Special Intention LS

Monday 5th at SH   Mass 10am    Tuesday 6th at SH Mass 10 am No Mass this week. 

Wednesday 7th SH 1pm Funeral Mass Anthony Biagioni RIP

SH 7pm Public Mass Fr Louis McRaye RIP  

Thursday 8th July EM at 11 am Public Mass Silvia Murray (Birthday).No LS.

Friday 9th SH at 7pm Public Mass People of the Parish 

Saturday 10th July at EM 11am Mass with Confirmation First Group (Families only)

Saturday 10th 5pm at SH Brian Campbell RIP

Sunday 11th 9.30am at SH Walter Lenczyk RIP

Sunday 11th 11am at EM Ellen Giddings RIP LS

VACANCIES AT ST JOSEPH’S CARE HOME, COLESHILL.

Situated in the beautiful surroundings of rural Warwickshire, St Joseph’s Care Home offers a range of personalised services including residential care, specialised dementia care and short-term respite care in a friendly welcoming environment. With a dedicated and compassionate staff team who are passionate about making residents safe and happy in an environment that is just how home feels.

If you or someone you know might benefit from the care offered and would be interested in more information or to book a virtual tour then please quote SJ1 and contact Care Home Manager Shelley Perryman on 01675 434559, email shelleyperryman@fatherhudsons.org.uk or visit our website at www.stjosephscarehome.co.uk 

FUNERAL OF REGGIE CRAWFORD at Sacred Heart on Tuesday 13th July at 10.30am followed by Cremation at Rainsbrook. Capacity for funerals is limited at 60. Some spaces have been reserved for family and invited friends. If you wish to attend please book a place by telling the stewards at weekend Masses or call Fr Gerry on 813263 or email sacredheart.bilton@rcaob.org.uk. Thanks. 

THE DIOCESAN VISION; Unfolding God’s Plan

Our vision is to be a Catholic diocese which is faithful to the mission entrusted to us by Jesus Christ, full of missionary disciples who work together co-responsibly in vibrant communities of faith, joyful in their service of God and neighbour.

Please take home with you the cards distributed today to reflect on Archbishop Bernard’s message and to pray for our Diocese community as we seek to move forward and renew our sense of our joint mission in a spirit of coresponsibilty and with openness to the Holy Spirit. What do we need to do as individuals and as a community to respond to this call?

PRAYER FOR THE DIOCESAN VISION (abbreviated and altered) 

Spirit of God,

Descend on us this day.

Grant us the Spirit of joy, to lift us,

The Spirit of hope to inspire us,

The Spirit of love to surround us and the 

Spirit of truth to enlighten our path.

Holy Spirit

We pray for a new outpouring of your grace,

So that we may grow in worship of your name

In love of you in our prayer

And in our actions towards others.  Amen 

Mass for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Today is the 13th Sunday of Year B. To watch previous services from Sacred Heart Church, Bilton, follow this link.

Entrance Antiphon: All peoples, clap your hands. Cry to God with shouts of joy!

First Reading; A reading from the book of Wisdom 1:13-15;2:23-24 It was the devil’s envy that brought death into the world. 

Response: Psalm 29: I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me. 

Second Reading: from the second letter of St Paul to the Corinthians 8:7,9,13- 15. In giving relief to others, balance what happens to be your surplus now  against their present need. 

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life: you have the  message of eternal life. Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 5: 21-43. Little girl,I tell you to get up.  

Communion Antiphon: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all within me, his holy name.  

Parishes Mass times and Intentions LS = Live Stream  

Collection this weekend for PETER’S PENCE .  

Saturday 26th 5pm at SH Joan Ford RIP 

Sunday 27th 9.30am at SH Mary Carolan RIP 

Sunday 27th 11am at EM Michael Swift RIP LS 

Monday 28th at SH Mass 10am Fr David Barry (JF) 

Tuesday 29th at SH Mass 10 am SS Peter and Paul Bishop Leo McCartie RIP (JF)  Wednesday 30th SH at 7pm Public Mass Fr Timothy Burke RIP(JF)  

Thursday 1st July EM at 11 am Public Mass.Fr Andrew Kenny RIP (JF) No LS. Friday 2nd SH at 7pm Public Mass Fr David Duggan (JF) 

Saturday 3rd 5pm a SH Peoples of the Parishes 

Sunday 4th 9.30am at SH Holy Souls 

Sunday 4th 11am at EM Special Intention LS 

LIVE STREAMING FROM SACRED HEART discontinued for the present because of technical  difficulties. Sunday Mass from English Martyrs continues to be livestreamed. 

VACANCIES AT ST JOSEPH’S CARE HOME, COLESHILL. 

Situated in the beautiful surroundings of rural Warwickshire, St Joseph’s Care Home offers a range of  personalised services including residential care, specialised dementia care and short-term respite  care in a friendly welcoming environment. With a dedicated and compassionate staff team who are  passionate about making residents safe and happy in an environment that is just how home feels. 

If you or someone you know might benefit from the care offered and would be interested in more  information or to book a virtual tour then please quote SJ1 and contact Care Home Manager Shelley  Perryman on 01675 434559, email shelleyperryman@fatherhudsons.org.uk or visit our website at  http://www.stjosephscarehome.co.uk 

FUNERAL OF REGGIE CRAWFORD at Sacred Heart on Tuesday 13th July at 10.30am followed by Cremation at Rainsbrook. Capacity for funerals is limited at 60. Some spaces have been reserved for family and invited friends. If you wish to attend, please book a place by telling the stewards at weekend Masses or call Fr Gerry on 813263 or email sacredheart.bilton@rcaob.org.uk. Thanks.  

THE DIOCESAN VISION; Unfolding God’s Plan 

Our vision is to be a Catholic diocese which is faithful to the mission entrusted to us by  Jesus Christ, full of missionary disciples who work together co-responsibly in vibrant  communities of faith, joyful in their service of God and neighbour

Please take home with you the cards distributed today to reflect on Archbishop Bernard’s  message and to pray for our Diocese community as we seek to move forward and renew our  sense of our joint mission in a spirit of coresponsibilty and with openness to the Holy Spirit.  What do we need to do as individuals and as a community to respond to this call? 

IMPORTANT NOTICE All EU, EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK are required by the  government to apply through its Settlement Scheme to continue living, working and  accessing services here.The deadline for applications is 30 June 2021. Details and links to the  application process can be found at: gov.uk/eusettledstatus 

Please bring this to the attention of friends, family members and fellow parishioners who  may need to apply

Information on assistance for those who may have difficulty applying is available at: gov.uk/help-eu-settlement-scheme 

The Catholic Church in England and Wales stands in solidarity with all European citizens who  have made their homes here. They are a valued part of our parishes, schools and  communities

Mass for the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: O Lord hear my voice, for I have called to you; be my help. Do not abandon or forsake me, O God, my Saviour.  

First Reading; A reading from the prophet Ezekiel 17:22-24. I make low trees grow.  

Response: Psalm 91: It is good to give you thanks, O Lord.  

Second Reading: A reading from second letter of St Paul to the Corinthians 5:6-10. Whether we are living in the body, or exiled from it, we are intent on pleasing the Lord. 

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! The seed is the word of God, Christ the sower, whoever finds  the seed will remain for ever. Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 4: 26-34. It is the smallest of all the seeds; yet it grows into the biggest shrub of them all. 

Communion Antiphon: There is one thing I ask of the Lord, only this do I seek;  to live in the house of the Lord for ever.  

Parishes Mass times and Intentions LS = Live Stream  

Saturday 12th EM First Group First Communion Mass  

Saturday 12th 5pm at SH David O’Reilly RIP LS 

Sunday 13th 9.30am Mrs G Lane RIP LS  

Sunday 13th 11am People of the Parishes LS 

Monday 14th at SH Mass 10am LS 

Tuesday 15that SH No Mass  

Wednesday 16th SH at 7pm Public Mass LS  

Thursday 17th EM at 11 am Public Mass. No LS. 

Friday 18th SH at 7pm Public Mass 

Saturday 19th 11am EM Second Group First Communion Mass (Families only)

Saturday 19th 5pm at SH Reggie Crawford RIP LS 

Sunday 20th 9.30am at SH For the people of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 20th 11am at EM Jim Comerford RIP LS

Diocesan Vision: Unfolding God’s Plan 

This weekend we have an important Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Bernard introducing the  Diocesan Vision on how he intends our Archdiocese to move forward over the coming years.  

Archbishop Bernard says that after a year of lockdown and restrictions we need to make a fresh beginning. The aim is for clergy and lay faithful to work closely together to create vibrant communities of faith, joyful in the service of God and neighbour. 

You can find the Pastoral Letter in text, audio and video on the Diocesan website  http://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/vision 

Please take and use a Prayer Card which contains a special prayer for the Diocesan Vision. 

Recently Dead; please pray for Reggie Crawford who died this week. Funeral arrangements to  follow.  

THE NICENE CREED 

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, 

Maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. 

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, 

Born of the Father before all ages, God from God, Light from Light, 

True God from true God, begotten not made, consubstantial with the Father; Through him all things were made. 

For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, 

And by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary and became man.  

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and  rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. 

He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no  end. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the  Son, who with the father and the Son is adored and glorified, 

Who has spoken through the prophets. 

I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the  forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the  world to come. Amen.

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 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Here is Mass for the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: To you I call; for you will surely heed me, O God; turn your ear to me; hear my words. Guard me as the apple of your eye; in the shadow of your wings protect me. 

First Reading; Isaiah 45: 1, 4-6. I have taken Cyrus by his right hand to subdue nations before him. 

Psalm Response: Ps 95: Give the Lord glory and power.  

Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the Thessalonians 1: 1-5. We constantly remember your faith, your love and your hope. 

 Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Your Word is truth, O Lord, consecrate us in the truth. Alleluia!

Gospel: Matthew 22; 15-21. Give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar – and to God what belongs to God.  

WEEKEND MASSES: Sacred Heart, Saturday 5pm , Sunday 9.30am. English Martyrs, Sunday 11am.   No Saturday Mass at Present.

WEEKDAY MASSES: Wednesday 7pm. in the Main Church at Sacred Heart. Thursday 10am Mass at English Martyrs. Both Masses fulfil the Sunday obligation. You don’t need to book. We can accommodate all who want to come at present. 

Rest in Peace: English Martyrs: Please remember in prayer David Richardson who has died recently. Funeral Mass Friday 23rd October at 11.30am followed by Cremation at Rainsbrook. Michael Wren (Sacred Heart) Funeral Service at Rainsbrook, Thursday 22nd at 11am. Please pray for their families and friends in their loss. May they rest in peace. 

BAPTISMS: It is possible to celebrate infant baptisms again. Please contact us to arrange or rearrange the celebration of Baptism at English Martyrs or Sacred Heart. Please note the recent change which says that only SIX people can be present at the ceremony. 

CONFESSIONS: If you wish to make your Confession, Sacrament of Reconciliation, it is best to contact the Clergy to arrange a time and a suitable location.

THIS WEEKEND we celebrate World Mission Sunday. We are asked to support the worldwide Missionary work of the Church by our Prayer and by donating to the Retiring Collection for Missio, formerly the APF. Our help is needed for the missionaries and communities who are suffering the effects of the pandemic in various parts of the world. There is a Retiring Collection. 

Diocesan Thanksgiving Mass for Marriage 2020

Sunday 1st November, noon, Celebrant Bishop David Evans. Livestream via St Chad’s Cathedral website (https://www.stchadscathedral.org.uk/) Couples are encouraged to join the Mass at home which will include the Renewal of Commitment. If you are celebrating a milestone anniversary (1st or every 5th year up to 60 years and every year over 60). Please email Lianne Pap (Marriage and Family Life Co-ordinator) lianne.pap@rc-birmingham.org with the following information to be included in the booklet.

Full name of the couple
Anniversary being celebrated in 2020

You are also encouraged to email photos of your wedding day and a current one. Please include the parish you were married in as well as the name of current parish.

From Mgr Daniel McHugh, Coordinator of Ethnic Chaplaincies in the Diocese. One World Week 18-25 October: the Annual Intercultural Mass goes online this year as an Intercultural Celebration prepared by the Ethnic chaplaincies in the Diocese. It will be available on the Diocesan Website this coming week. Do make a point of setting time aside to pray for peace in the world with the many nations that now make up the Diocesan Family. There is lovely music, prayers, readings and greetings in the many languages of our Community. Blessings come from Archbishop Bernard, Bishop Mar Joseph of the Syro Malabar Rite and Bishop Eparch Kenneth Nowakowski of the Ukrainian Eparchy.

CAFOD HARVEST FAST DAY COLLECTION. Thanks you for your response to this Collection last weekend.