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 EM||9.30 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 17th||SH||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 |
|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 21st||SH||5pm LS||Pat Priest RIP|
|Sun 22nd||SH EM||9.30 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 email@example.com.
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.