Mass for the Fifth Sunday of Year B

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

Entrance Antiphon: O come, let us worship God and bow low before the God who made us, for he is the Lord our God. 

First Reading; A reading from the book of Job 7;1-4,6-7. Restlessly I fret till twilight falls.  

Response: Psalm 146: Praise the Lord who heals the broken hearted.      

Second Reading: First Letter of St Paul to the Corinthians 9:16-19,22-23. I should be punished if I did not preach the Gospel. 

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! He took our sicknesses away, and carried our diseases for us.  Alleluia!

Gospel: Mark 1: 29-39. He cured many who were suffering from diseases of one kind or another.  

Masses at the weekend: Intentions for next week.

Saturday: Mass at Sacred Heart 5pm (Deedee Flint RIP) Available in recorded form on YouTube. 

Sunday: Mass at Sacred Heart 9.30pm (People of the Parishes), Mass at English Martyrs 11am (Private Intention). 

Live streamed on YouTube. 

If you subscribe to the particular channel it doesn’t cost you anything. It reminds you when there is a new stream available on that channel. Makes it easier to find. 

Masses during the week. 

Monday (Betty Dean RIP), Tuesday (Dennis Lackey RIP) , Thursday, Friday . Morning Masses from Sacred Heart available on YouTube. 

Public Mass at Sacred Heart Main Chapel on Wednesday at 7pm (Raphael RIP SG)

Public Mass at English Martyrs on Thursday at 11am (Agnes and Pauline RIP).

ST TERESA OF AVILA: As you are alone, seek for some companion – and where could you find a better one than the Master who taught you the prayer you are about to say? Picture this same Lord close beside you. See how lovingly, how humbly he is teaching you- believe me, you should never be without so good a friend. If you accustom yourselves to keep him near you, and he sees that you love to have him, and make every effort to please him, you will not be able to send him away. He will never fail you, but will help you in all your troubles, and you will find him everywhere. Do you think it is a small thing to have such a friend at your side?  

Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

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

Entrance Antiphon: Save us, O Lord our God! And gather us from the nations, to give thanks to your holy name, and make it our glory to praise you.

First Reading: A reading from the book of Deuteronomy 18:15-20. I will raise up a prophet and I will put my words into his mouth.  

Response: Psalm 94: O that today you would listen to his voice! Harden not your hearts.     

Second Reading:  First Letter of St Paul to the Corinthians 7;32-35. An unmarried woman can devote herself to the Lord’s affairs; all she need worry about is being holy. 

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom to mere children. Alleluia!

Gospel: Mark 1: 21-28. He taught them with authority. 

Masses at the weekend: Intentions for next week.

Saturday: Mass at Sacred Heart 5pm ( Winnie Burke RIP). Available in recorded form on YouTube. 

Sunday: Mass at Sacred Heart 9.30pm (Peoples of the Parishes), Mass at English Martyrs 11am (Patrick and Mary Moran RIP). Live streamed on YouTube. 

Masses during the week. 

Monday, Tuesday (Candlemas) , Thursday, Friday. Morning Masses from Sacred Heart available on YouTube. 

Public Mass at Sacred Heart main Chapel on Wednesday at 7pm (Mary RIP SG)

Public Mass  at English Martyrs on Thursday at 11am (in Thanksgiving).

PANDEMIC IMPORTANT MESSAGE; We ask if you or any member of your household have been in direct contact with Covid , or have tested positive for Covid. Please let us know. 

RACIAL JUSTICE: This year’s Racial Justice Sunday is more important than ever. The effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, the killing of George Floyd, and the powerful message on fraternity and equality by Pope Francis in Fratelli Tutti speak of the need to actively oppose racism and pursue racial justice with renewed vigour.

Mass for the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

Here is the Mass for the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: O sing a new song to the Lord, sing to the Lord, all the earth. In his presence are majesty and splendour, strength and honour in his holy place.

First Reading; A reading from the prophet Jonah 3;1-5,10. The people of Nineveh renounce their evil behaviour.

Psalm Response: Psalm 24. Lord make me know your ways.      

Second Reading: First Letter of St Paul to the Corinthians 7;29-31. The world as we know is passing away.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! The kingdom of God is close at hand, believe the good news.  Alleluia!

Gospel: Mark 1: 14-20. Repent and believe the Good News.  

Masses at the weekend: Intentions for next week.

Saturday : Mass at Sacred Heart 5pm (In Thanksgiving (S))

Available in recorded form on YouTube. 

Sunday : Mass at Sacred Heart 9.30pm (Peoples of the Parishes),

Mass at English Martyrs 11am (John Morrissey RIP). 

Live streamed on YouTube. 

The Sunday Mass obligation has been dispensed because of the Pandemic

Masses during the week. 

Mass at Sacred Heart in the main Chapel on Wednesday at 7pm (In Thanksgiving). Mass at English Martyrs on Thursday at 11am (In Thanksgiving). Live streamed.

Pope Francis has instituted one Sunday, the Third Sunday of the Year as a Day of the Word of God. He says: “A day devoted to the Bible should not be seen as a yearly event but rather a year-long event, for we urgently need to grow in our knowledge and love of the Scriptures and of the Risen Lord, who continues to speak his word and to break bread in the community of believers.”

Cultivating an intimate relationship with Sacred Scripture will open our eyes, our hearts, our minds, to the work of God around us. Scripture won’t take us away from the present moment. This is a fear that some have! Rather, spending time with the living Word of God will enrich our lives, revealing to us the deeper workings of God in our midst.

Mass for the Second Sunday of Year B

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

Entrance Antiphon: All the earth shall bow down before you, O God, and shall sing to you, shall sing to your name, O Most High! 

First Reading: First book of Samuel 3:3-10,19. Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.

Psalm Response: Psalm 39. Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.     

Second Reading: First Letter of St Paul to the Corinthians 6:13-15, 17-20. Your bodies are members making up the body of Christ. 

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! We have found the Messiah- which means the Christ- grace and truth have come through him. Alleluia!

Gospel: John 1: 35-42. They saw where he lived and stayed with him.  

Masses at the weekend

Saturday: Mass at Sacred Heart 5pm (People of the Parishes)

Available in recorded form on YouTube. 

Sunday: Mass at Sacred Heart 9.30pm (Holy Souls),

Mass at English Martyrs 11am (Charles Pratt). 

Live streamed on YouTube. 

The Sunday Mass obligation has been dispensed because of the Pandemic. 

Masses during the week. 

Mass at Sacred Heart in the main Chapel on Wednesday at 7pm (Marie Payne). Mass at English Martyrs on Thursday at 11am  (Fr Pat Joyce RIP). Live streamed. 

Peace Sunday

This  weekend we celebrate Peace Sunday. Pope has given us the theme, A Culture of Care as a Path to Peace’. The Covid -19 pandemic has certainly thrown up the question of the value we place on carers and the need to support the vulnerable. Unless we put caring at the heart of our personal and community life, we certainly won’t be able to ‘build back better’. A culture of care means more than that – a rejection of carelessness, callousness and violence and a recommitment at all levels, personal, communal and global to the path of peace and reconciliation.

Please support the Special Collection today for the work of PAX CHRISTI. Our help is needed.

Mass for the Baptism of the Lord

Here is the Mass for the Baptism of the Lord from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby on Sunday January 10th, 2020.

Entrance Antiphon: After the Lord was baptised, the heavens were opened, and the Spirit descended upon him like a dove, and the voice of the Father thundered: This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased. 

First Reading: Isaiah 55;1-11 Come to the water. Listen and your soul will live.

Psalm Response: Isaiah12:2-6. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.    

Second Reading: First Letter of St John: 5; 1-9 The Spirit and water and blood.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! John saw Jesus coming before him and said: This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.  Alleluia!

Gospel: Mark 1: 7-11. You are my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on you. 

Masses  – Saturday: Mass at Sacred Heart 5pm. Sunday: Mass at Sacred Heart 9.30pm, Mass at English Martyrs 11am. Mass at Sacred Heart in the main Chapel on Wednesday at 7pm. Mass at English Martyrs on Thursday at 11am.

Sunday 11am Mass at English Martyrs and the Thursday Mass will be live streamed. You can follow it on YouTube or there is a link on the English Martyrs website.

Saturday evening Mass 5pm at Sacred Heart will be recorded and made available on You Tube .There is a link on the parish website. Weekday private Masses usually at 10am at Sacred Heart are available on You Tube usually by late morning. The Sunday Mass obligation has been dispensed because of the Pandemic. 

ATTENTION. We must be  very careful with the precautions we must take attending Mass. Do not attend with any symptoms. Always wear a Face Mask or covering. Sanitise your hands before and after Mass. Track and trace. Observe separation and distancing at least one metre or more especially during entering and exiting Church and processing to Holy Communion. There should be no mixing before and after Mass outside of households and bubbles. Your cooperation is very important and much appreciated.

PEACE SUNDAY takes place next Sunday. There will be a special Retiring Collection after Masses for PAX CHRISTI, the international Catholic peace organisation and its work in this country. Please be generous in supporting this important work.

Mass for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Church.

Following National Guidelines, Sacred Heart and English Martyrs Churches will be closed for Public Worship during the lockdown period.

A recorded Mass from Sacred Heart for Sundays and weekdays will be available on YouTube, search for Sacred Heart Bilton. For a variety of live streamed Masses in the diocese, look on the website birminghamdiocese.org.uk.

Sacred Heart Church will be open for visits for private prayer on Tuesdays 2.30-3.30 pm and Fridays 2.30 – 3.30pm. English Martyrs Thursday 11-noon, Sundays 11-noon. There will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during this time but no communal or public prayer. 

You must observe the guidelines i.e. wear a mask, sanitise before and after visit, observe distancing, track and trace.  

Contact details; 01788 813263 or sacredheart.bilton@rcaob.org.uk

Mass for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Remembrance Sunday)

Mass for Remembrance Sunday from Sacred Heart Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Following National Guidelines, Sacred Heart and English Martyrs Churches will be closed for Public Worship during the lockdown period.

A recorded Mass from Sacred Heart for Sundays and weekdays will be available on YouTube, search for Sacred Heart Bilton. For a variety of live streamed Masses in the diocese, look on the website birminghamdiocese.org.uk.

Sacred Heart Church will be open for visits for private prayer on Tuesdays 2.30-3.30 pm (not 10th) and Fridays 2.30 – 3.30pm. English Martyrs Thursday 11-noon, Sundays 11-noon. There will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during this time but no communal or public prayer. 

You must observe the guidelines i.e. wear a mask, sanitise before and after visit, observe distancing, track and trace.  

Contact details; 01788 813263 or sacredheart.bilton@rcaob.org.uk

Mass for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Here is Mass for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice; turn to the Lord and his strength; constantly seek his face. 

First Reading; Exodus 22;20-26. If you are harsh with the widow, the orphan, my anger will flare against you. 

Psalm Response: Ps 17:  I love you, Lord, my strength.  

Second Reading:  A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the Thessalonians 1: 5-10. You broke with idolatry and became servants of God. You are now waiting for his Son. 

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

Gospel: Matthew 22; 34-40. You must love the Lord your God and your neighbour as yourself.  

WEEKEND MASSES: Sacred Heart, Saturday 5pm (People of the Parish). Sunday 9.30am (Connie’s Intentions). English Martyrs, Sunday 11am (People of the Parish). No Saturday Mass at Present.

Next Weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints. Retiring Collection for the Johnson Association (for the sick and retired Clergy).

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

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.

THE FRIENDSHIP BENCH: you will have noticed the beautiful Friendship Bench installed recently near the entrance to English Martyrs Church. This has been organised by the Friends of East Rugby through the Friendship Bench Charity. The idea originated in Zimbabwe. 

The idea is to have a public place where people can meet and get to know each other, talk and support one another. It can be a focus for community activities bringing together old and young members of the community. Obviously the present Coronavirus restrictions work against this aim.

Let’s hope in due time it may be an asset in creating community spirit. May it be used to help those feeling isolated and on their own at the moment. Congratulation and thanks to those involved in the project. We are one of the first communities to benefit from this original idea. 

Let us continue to be mindful of the members of our parish communities who may be isolated and feel alone, those who are sick or suffering in mind or body. Let us support them with our prayers and encourage them in any way we can. 

We pray for the increasing numbers of people affected by the virus locally and nationally and we pray for those who care for them in our hospitals and other settings.  

OUR THANKS to those who have been helping to steward at the Masses at English Martyrs and Sacred Heart. Your help with track and trace, guiding people to their places and cleaning the Church after services has been invaluable. Thank you to all who attend for your cooperation.

Please continue to be mindful of the need of social distancing in and outside Church. 

Thank you for your financial support of our Parishes. 

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.