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. 

Mass for the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Mass for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Church.

Here is the Mass for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand?  But with you is found forgiveness, O God of Israel.  

First Reading; Isaiah 25: 6-10. The Lord will prepare a banquet, and will wipe away tears from every cheek.  

Psalm Response: Ps 22 In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell for ever and ever.  

Second Reading: A reading from the Letter of St Paul to the Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20. There is nothing I cannot master with the help of the One who gives me strength. 

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

Gospel: Matthew 22; 1-14. Invite everyone you can find to the wedding.  

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

WEEKDAY MASSES: Wednesday 7pm. Mass 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. 

Recorded Sunday and Weekday Masses from Sacred Heart are normally available on YouTube. Sunday Mass at 9.15 am. There will be recorded Weekday Masses, but not on Wednesday, from Sacred Heart, Bilton available on YouTube usually by 12 noon each day.

Recently Deceased. 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, Wednesday October 21st at 11am.

John Deery Funeral Mass at St Marie;s on Tuesday October  13th at 11.30am. Because of attendance restrictions, the Mass may be relayed outside to the grounds or you can watch it live on St Marie’s YouTube channel

Please pray for all their families and friends in their loss. May they rest in peace. 

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day Retiring Collection at Masses this weekend. Gift Aid Envelopes available. Please use. 

Weekend 10/11 October our parishes are marking CAFOD’s Family Fast Day Appeal to help people facing the worst of the coronavirus crisis. We’ve all felt the impact of this terrible disease – let’s come together to help the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world survive, rebuild and heal. Please pray for all those affected. You can also donate: online.

QR Codes. Following Government instructions, we are displaying QR codes on the poster as you enter the Church. You are encouraged to download the NHS Coronavirus App on your Smart Phone and use it to check in when you come. 

If you do not have Smart phone, please sign or be signed in in the usual way for the Track and Trace. Thank you for your cooperation with this important measure in combating Covid. It will help to keep all of us safe. 

FATHER HUDSONS CARE COLLECTION. Many thanks for your generous support. Sacred Heart £150 English Martyrs £196.  

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.

NEW BISHOPS: On Friday, Canons David Evans and Stephen Wright were ordained as bishops at St Chad’s at 12 noon. Bishop Evans will take responsibility for the Birmingham and Worcester area and Bishop Wright for the north of the diocese. Our area Bishop William is due to retire next May. Please pray for Bishops David and Stephen as they take on these new responsibilities at this particularly challenging time. 

HARVEST FAST DAY PRAYER          

God, you call us out of darkness.
May we hear your voice
in the cry of our brothers and sisters in crisis.
As you walk alongside us always,
may we walk beside one another
listening and responding in love.
Shine the light of your compassion through us,
dispelling chaos, fear and despair.
Breathe hope and courage into all our hearts
as we work together to rebuild once more.
Strengthen us, Lord, and keep us steadfast.
Bring healing and comfort to all 
and lead us renewed into your marvellous light.
We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Mass for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Here is Mass from Sacred Heart Church, Bilton, Rugby for the 26/27th September 2020, the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Entrance Antiphon: All that you have done to us, O Lord, you have done with true judgment, for we have sinned against you and not obeyed your commandments. But give glory to your name and deal with us according to the bounty of your mercy.    

First Reading; Ezekiel 18;25-28. When the sinner renounces sin, he shall certainly live.

Psalm Response: Ps 24 Remember your mercy, Lord. The Lord is close to all who call him. 

Second Reading:  A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Philippians. In your minds you must be the same as Jesus Christ.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! If anyone loves me they will keep my word, and my Father will love them , and we shall come to them.   Alleluia!

Gospel: Matthew 21: 28-32. He thought better of it and went. Tax collectors and prostitutes are making their way into the kingdom of God before you.

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

WEEKDAY MASSES: Wednesday 7pm. Mass in the Main Church at Sacred Heart. Thursday 10am Mass at English Martyrs. Both Masses fulfil the Sunday obligation.

Recorded Sunday and Weekday Masses from Sacred Heart are normally available on YouTube. Sunday Mass at 9.15 am. There will be recorded Weekday Masses but not on Wednesday from Sacred Heart available on YouTube usually by 12 noon each day.

Funeral at English Martyrs  

Please  pray for David Richardson who has died recently. Funeral details are being arranged. We pray for his family in their loss. May he rest in peace. 

FATHER HUDSON’S CARE ANNUAL COLLECTION THIS  WEEKEND. Father Hudson’s Care support  vulnerable people across the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Father Hudson’s reaches out to people of all ages who need help, advice, and support at times of adversity. Please give generously to this worthy cause. Gift Aid envelopes are available, please use them.  

You can also donate by using JustGiving  or by TEXT. Text FATHERH to 70085. To text £5 eg text FATHERH5

FATHER HUDSON’S CARE COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND

Dear Father,

I realise how difficult it is to ask parishioners to be even more generous at a time when they may well be concerned about their own financial situation, or that of family members, because of the continuing coronavirus pandemic restrictions and their impact on everybody’s livelihood and wellbeing. 

These same challenges are having the most devastating impact on many of the people that Father Hudson’s Care seeks to support through its own projects or in partnership with others.  I know, for example, that Brushstrokes in Smethwick has been assisting hundreds of families with food parcels, advice and a ready welcome throughout the pandemic – and I see from my own kitchen window the daily procession of refugees and asylum-seekers, often mothers with young children, waiting for the food and clothing that the staff and volunteers of St Chad’s Sanctuary are unfailingly there to provide.

In these and in many others ways Father Hudson’s Care as our diocesan agency for social outreach is actively showing the love of Christ to those who are most in need.  I am grateful to you for taking the time to consider this request.

With my thanks for all that you do, together with my prayers and kindest wishes.

Yours devotedly in Christ, +Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham

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. 

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. 

BIRMIGHAM JUSTICE AND PEACE COMMISSION are holding an Online Assembly this year. Fr Gerry is the Chair. It takes place during next week. For details please see Birmingham jandp. 

Justice and Peace Online Assembly 2020  Book online https://bit.ly/JPassembly2020 

Next Sunday at 7pm. Feast of St Francis there will be an Online Service of Evening Prayer with Fr Gerry , Jo Boyce (music)  and Archbishop Bernard. There are 3 expert talks on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings 7.30-8.30pm on the challenge of Climate Change, the Pandemic and building the Future. You must book for these via the website. Contact Fr Gerry if you need more information.    

Mass for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Church, Rugby.

Here is the Mass for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord. Should they cry to me in any distress, I will hear them, and I will be their Lord for ever.   

First Reading; Isaiah 55:6-9. My thoughts are not your thoughts.

Psalm Response: Ps 144. The Lord is close to all who call him. 

Second Reading:  A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Philippians . Life to me is Christ. 

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Blessings on the King who comes, in the name of the Lord!  Peace in heaven and glory in the highest heavens.  Alleluia!

Gospel: Matthew 20: 1-16. Why be envious because I am generous?

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

WEEKDAY MASSES: Wednesday 7pm. Mass in the Main Church at Sacred Heart. Thursday 10am Mass at English Martyrs. Both Masses fulfil the Sunday obligation.

Funeral Service at English Martyrs for John Naylor on Wednesday 23rd September at 2pm followed by burial at Watts Lane at 3pm. Congregation in Church is limited to 30. Graveside Family only. Contact family for further information on 562978. May he rest in peace. 

Please also pray for David Richardson who has died recently. Funeral details are being arranged. We pray for both families in their loss. 

FATHER HUDSON’S CARE ANNUAL COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND  

On 26-27 September the second collection will be for Father Hudson’s Care to support their mission of supporting vulnerable people across the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Father Hudson’s reaches out to people of all ages who need help, advice, and support at times of adversity. Please give generously to this worthy cause. Gift Aid envelopes should be available next weekend. 

You can also donate by using JustGiving  or by TEXT. Text FATHERH to 70085. To text £% eg text FATHERH5

We pray for the work and mission of everyone involved in the diocesan social care agency, Father Hudson’s Care. May they continue to show forth the works of Mercy bxy providing services for children, young people, adults and families who are isolated, vulnerable or in need… Lord, hear us.

PLEASE REMEMBER to observe the distancing rules when in Church and in moving around and also outside- 2 metres. It is one metre and wearing and wearing a mask in Church . At Holy Communion please keep your mask on to receive Holy Communion into your hands and then remove the mask to consume the host.  

Sunday and Weekday Masses from Sacred Heart are normally available on YouTube. Sunday Mass at 9.15 am (This is a recording of the Saturday evening Mass). There will be recorded Weekday Masses but not on Wednesday from Sacred Heart available on YouTube usually by 12 noon each day.

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. 

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. 

THE SEASON OF CREATION 1st September to October 4th, Feast of St Francis. Pope Francis calls us to keep the Season of Creation at this time of year. He asks us to focus on the message of ‘Laudato Si’, his important letter published five years ago, reminding the whole human family to be aware of our responsibility to care for our common home. 

CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAY this year is on Friday October 9th. The Collection will follow on weekend 10/11th October. It will go to CAFOD Coronavirus Appeal. The virus is deeply affecting CAFOD’s work globally and our help is vital. Survive/Rebuild/Heal. 

PRAYER INSPIRED BY LAUDATO SI

Living God, have mercy on us, for the times we forget that we belong to each other. 

You call us to be still, to hear the whisper of our Sister Wind, to feel the radiance of our Brother Sun, and to be nourished by our Mother Earth. 

Renew us in your healing love. Inspire us to water the earth, and nurture one another, so all may flourish. Together, as one family, may we always sing your praise. 

Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

NICE TO SEE YOU; It is good to see attendance at the Masses in both parishes being maintained and increasing slowly. And the response to the two additional public Masses at SH on Wednesday at 7pm and EM on Thursday 10am. We quite understand if people still do not feel confident in returning to Mass just yet. 

Thank you for your generous response to the Collection and especially to those who have made donations to cover the ‘backlog’ caused when public Mass was not available and they were not able to donate as usual. Please consider signing a Standing Order so we can receive your donations regularly and Gift Aid if possible to maximise your offering. 

Parish diary this week

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Lent begins this week on Wednesday (Public domain image)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday February 24th
First Communion programme at 6pm in the hall.
Mass at 7pm.
Exposition until 8pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Tuesday February 25th
No Mass today.
Wednesday February 26th (Ash Wednesday)
Mass at 7pm
Thursday February 27th 
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Open Door, 1.45pm in the hall
Confirmation programme at 6pm in the hall.
Friday February 28th
Mass at 7pm
Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm
Saturday February 29th
Confessions at 4.40pm
Mass for the First Sunday of Lent at 5pm.
Presentation on Orthodox Iconography on Mount Athos, 6pm followed at 7pm by Vespers at the Orthodox Church of the Ascension, Clifton Road, Rugby.
Sunday March 1st
Mass for the First Sunday of Lent at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Thursday March 5th
Requiem for Elsie Elizabeth Lawrence at 10am
Lent lunch, church hall at 12.30pm
Friday March 6th
Praying with Zimbabwe. World Day of Prayer, St Mark’s Church, Bilton at 10.30am and Rogers Hall, Hillmorton at 2 pm.
Sunday May 3rd
Confirmation, 9.30am at Sacred Heart Church.
Sunday, 14th June
First Communion at 9.30am Mass.