Parish diary this week

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And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

These are the services this week:
Monday December 18th – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday December 19th – No Mass
Wednesday December 20th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday December 21st – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday December 22nd – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday December 23rd – Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B at 5pm
Sunday December 24th – Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B at 9.30am
First Mass of Christmas at 9pm (with carol singing from 8.45pm)
Monday December 25th – Christmas Day Mass at 9.30am with Children’s Liturgy
Parish diary for this week
Wednesday December 20th – Advent Penitential Service, St Marie’s Church, Rugby, 7pm.
Saturday December 23rd – Christmas Music Practice, Sacred Heart Church, 9.30am.
Forthcoming events

Sunday April 22nd 2018 – Confirmation celebrated by Bishop William Kenny, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Sunday June 17th 2018 – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.

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The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B, at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday December 24th at 9.30am. This will include a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 113 The Angel Gabriel
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore Repeat after cantor
Gloria: Not in Advent
Psalm: I will sing forever of your love, O Lord (Ps88, p99)
Acclamation: Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near. Alleluia! Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near.
Gifts: 338 My soul proclaims the glory of the Lord
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore Repeat after cantor
Communion: 366 Holy Virgin, by God’s decree
Going forth: 112 O Come, O Come Emmanuel
For the season of Advent, we will be using the Pershore setting of the Mass.

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Join us for the Third Sunday of Advent.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B, at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday December 17th at 9.30am. This will include a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 64 Word of Justice
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore Repeat after cantor
Gloria: Not in Advent
Psalm: My soul rejoices in my God (Is61, p98)
Acclamation: Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near. Alleluia! Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near.
Gifts: Jesse Tree, Jesse Tree, Sign of God’s fidelity, that he will love eternally, the promise made to Israel, who waited for the coming of Emmanuel.
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore Repeat after cantor
Communion: Lullaby, lullaby, wait till tomorrow (repeat), your time will come (repeat)
Going forth: 116 Long ago, prophets knew
For the season of Advent, we will be using the Pershore setting of the Mass.

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Join us for the Second Sunday of Advent

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B, at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday December 10th at 9.30am. This will include a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 82 Lord Emmanuel, come
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore Repeat after cantor
Gloria: Not in Advent
Psalm: Let us see, O Lord, your mercy and give us your saving help (Ps84, p97)
Acclamation: Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near. Alleluia! Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near.
Gifts: Come Lord, save us Verses by the cantor
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore Repeat after cantor
Communion: 78 Bread of Life, hope of the world Advent Verses 1, 2 then General Verses
Going forth: 92 Hark! A herald voice is calling
For the season of Advent, we will be using the Pershore setting of the Mass.

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Join us to celebrate the First Sunday of Advent.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the First Sunday of Advent, Year B, at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday December 2nd at 9.30am. This will include a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: Awake! Awake! For the Lord is coming
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Advent
Psalm: God of hosts, bring us back: let your face shine on us and we shall be saved (Ps79, p96)
Acclamation: Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near. Alleluia! Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near.
Gifts: 84 Like a sea without a shore
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 88 Wait for the Lord
Going forth: 100 Come thou long expected Jesus
For the season of Advent, we will be using the Pershore setting of the Mass.

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Jesus said to his disciples: “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne.”

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 34th Sunday in Year A – the Feast of Christ the King – at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday November 26th at 9.30am. This will include a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 683 O worship the king
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm: The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want (Ps22, p93)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: 597 Blessed are you who made the universe
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation: 483-5 Parish Mass
Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: 909 Be still and know that I am God
Going forth: 749 From heaven you came
For the final time this year, we will be using the Parish Mass written by Father Peter Jones, RIP. Next week, the season of Advent begins.

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You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 33rd Sunday in Year A – World Day of the Poor – at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday November 19th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 857 Sing to the world of Christ
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm: 892 The Lord hears the cry of the poor
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: 625 Bread for the world
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation: 483-5 Parish Mass
Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: 777 You are near
Going forth: 880 Tell out my soul
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Parish Mass written by Father Peter Jones, RIP.

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Next Sunday is Remembrance Sunday.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 32nd Sunday in Year A – Remembrance Sunday – at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday November 12th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 934 Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm: For you my soul is thirsting, O God my God (Ps62, p90)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: 603 Blest are you Lord, God of all creation
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation: 483-5 Parish Mass
Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: 631 Bread of life, truth eternal
Going forth: 907 Abide with Me
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Parish Mass written by Father Peter Jones, RIP.

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The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 31st Sunday in Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday November 5th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 969 Lord of all hopefulness
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm: Keep my soul in peace before you, O Lord (Ps130, p90)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: 924 Brother, sister let me serve you
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation: 483-5 Parish Mass
Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: 790 Christ has no hands but ours
Going forth: 910 Christ be beside me
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Parish Mass written by Father Peter Jones, RIP.

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“You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 30th Sunday in Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday October 29th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 474 Let us go to the altar of God
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm: I love you Lord my strength (Ps17, p89)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: 643 Gifts of bread and wine
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation: 483-5 Parish Mass
Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: 928 Lord, to whom shall we go?
Going forth: 108 The voice of God
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Parish Mass written by Father Peter Jones, RIP.