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.

Parish diary this week

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This is the parish diary this week:
Monday October 21st
Funeral Mass for Maureen Woulahan at 12.30pm.
Mass at 7pm.
Exposition until 8pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Tuesday October 22nd (Feast of St John Paul II)
Funeral Mass for Sandra George, Sacred Heart. 11am.
Wednesday October 23rd
Mass at 7pm.
Thursday October 24th
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am.
Friday October 25th
Mass at 7pm (for deceased members of the Catenians)
Saturday October 26th
Mass for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday October 27th
Mass for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Wednesday October 30th
Open Door meeting, 1.45pm in the hall
Sunday May 3rd
Confirmation, 9.30am at Sacred Heart Church.

Parish diary this week

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Allegory of the Eucharist, by an unknown artist. (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday June 17th
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Tuesday June 18th
No Mass
Wednesday June 19th 
Mass at 7pm
Thursday June 20th
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday June 21st (Feast of St Aloysius Gonzaga)
Mass at 9.30am
Saturday June 22nd
Mass for Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday June 23rd
Mass for Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Monday June 24th
Funeral of Margaret Reid, English Martyrs Church, Hillmorton, 2pm.
Wednesday June 26th 
A Plastic Ocean – Rugby Friends of the Earth and Rugby Baptist Church present a film that uncovers alarming truths about plastic pollution and reveals solutions that can be put into immediate effect, 7.30pm at John Lees Hall, Rugby Baptist Church, Regent Place.
Tuesday July 2nd
UCM Pilgrimage to Walsingham. Places are available on a coach calling at Rugby. Telephone Mary Hope on 810880.
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Parish diary this week

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St Rita of Cascia by Antonio de Torres, c1720 (Public domain).

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday May 20th
First Communion programme in the hall at 6pm
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday May 21st
No Mass
Wednesday May 22nd (Feast of St Rita of Cascia)
Mass at 7pm
Thursday May 23rd
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Confirmation programme in the hall at 6pm
Friday May 24th
Mass at 9.30am
Saturday May 25th
Mass for Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday May 26th
Mass for Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Tuesday May 28th
Funeral Mass for Janet Eyre, 1pm, English Martyrs Church, Hillmorton
Wednesday May 29th
Open Door in the hall at 1.45pm, tea and chat.
Sunday June 2nd
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Parish diary this week

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Saint Paul Writing His Epistles probably by Valentin de Boulogne, c1618 (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday May 6th
No Mass
Tuesday May 7th
No Mass
Mass at Hospital of St Cross chapel, 1.30pm
Wednesday May 8th
Confirmation programme, 6pm in the hall
Mass at 7pm
Funeral of Mary Carter, 10am at St Marie’s Church, Rugby
Thursday May 9th
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Healing Mass, St Marie’s Church, Rugby at 11am
Friday May 10th
No Mass
Saturday May 11th
Mass for Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday May 12th
Mass for Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Sunday June 2nd
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Parish diary this week

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Station of the cross, Saint Symphorian church of Pfettisheim, Bas-Rhin, France. (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday April 1st
First Communion Programme, 6pm in the Hall.
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm.
Tuesday April 2nd
No Mass
Wednesday April 3rd
Funeral of John McDermott at 11am, Sacred Heart Church.
Mass at 7pm
Thursday April 4th
Mass at 9.30am
Confirmation Group, 6pm to 7.30pm, hall.
Friday April 5th
Mass at 9.30am
Funeral of Kay Powell, 12.30pm at Rainsbrook Crematorium
Lent lunch in the hall at 12.15pm
Stations of the Cross at 7pm
Saturday April 6th
Mass of the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday April 7th
Mass of the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year C at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Friday April 12th
Passover meal, 7pm in the hall.
Sunday June 2nd

Confirmation
Thursday June 6th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Parish diary this week

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One of the Stations of the Cross from Notre Dame, Geneva (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday March 18th
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm.
Tuesday March 19th
Mass at 7pm at English Martyrs to mark closing of the Visitation
Wednesday March 20th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday March 21st
Mass at 11.45am
Confirmation programme at 6pm in the hall.
Friday March 22nd
Mass at 11.45am
Lent lunch in the hall at 12.15pm
Stations of the Cross at 7pm
Funeral for Heather Green at Long Lawford Methodist Church in School Street, Long
Lawford at 10.30am.
Saturday March 23rd
Mass of the Third Sunday of Lent, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday March 24th
Mass of the Third Sunday of Lent, Year C at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Friday March 29th
Funeral of Kay Powell, 12.30pm at Rainsbrook Crematorium
Monday April 1st
First Communion Programme, 6pm in the Hall.
Sunday June 2nd
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Parish diary this week

Stations of the Cross, 9, Saint-Jean-Baptiste au Béguinage, Brussels. Jesus falls the third time. © Yann Forget / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0.

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday March 11th
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm.
Tuesday March 12th
No Mass
Wednesday March 13th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday March 14th
Liturgy of the Word at 9.30am
Confirmation programme, 6pm in the hall
Friday March 15th
Mass at 11.45am
Lent lunch in the hall at 12.15pm
Stations of the Cross at 7pm
Saturday March 16th
Mass of the Second Sunday of Lent, Year C at 5pm.
Bishop’s Visitation to Sacred Heart parish – shared table in the hall at 6.30pm
Sunday March 17th

Mass of the Second Sunday of Lent, Year C at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Friday March 28th
Funeral of Kay Powell, 12.30pm at Rainsbrook Crematorium
Sunday June 2nd
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Parish diary this week

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This is the parish diary this week:
Monday March 4th
First Communion programme in hall at 6pm
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm.
Tuesday March 5th
No Mass
Wednesday March 6th
Ash Wednesday Mass at 7pm
Mass at 7pm
Thursday March 7th
Mass at 9.30am
Confirmation programme meeting, Sacred Heart Church Hall, 6pm.
Friday March 8th
Mass at 9.30am
Funeral of Dedee Flint, at 1.30pm at St Marie’s Church, Dunchurch Road, Rugby.
Stations of the Cross at 7pm
Saturday March 9th
Liturgy planning meeting, 10.30am in the Presbytery.
First Reconciliation, 11am in the church.
Mass of the First Sunday of Lent, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday March 10th
Mass of the First Sunday of Lent, Year C at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Monday February 25th to March 10th
A reminder from Rugby Justice & Peace Group that 25th February-10th March is Fairtrade Fortnight. For two weeks each year, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to celebrate the people who grow our food, people who live in some of the poorest countries in the world and who are often exploited and badly paid. This year, The Fairtrade Foundation is focusing on the people, particularly the women, who grow the cocoa in the chocolate we love so much. Please look for the Fairtrade logo.
Weekend of March 16th/17th
Bishop’s Visitation to Sacred Heart parish. Shared table at 6.30pm on Saturday March 16th.
December to March
The Rugby Winter Shelter at St Marie’s will be providing a welcome each Monday to 15 homeless people from December to March. Supper, a bed and breakfast will be provided. If you would consider helping during those four
months, please ring Kathy Smith on 01788 891940. kathellen.smith56@gmail.com.
Sunday June 2nd
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall