Church to re-open on July 11th

Sacred Heart Church is to re-open for public Mass next weekend, July 10th and 11th. Services will be at the usual time of 5pm on Saturday and 9.30am on Sunday.

In this video, Father Gerry explains how the service will work under the current restrictions. For those unable to attend, a video service will be available on YouTube.

Weekday Masses go live at 7pm and Sunday Mass at 9.30 am. Of course you can watch them at any time after this at your convenience. Find on YouTube by searching sacred heart, bilton. If you click subscribe then the item should be easier to find next time. There are many other options for streamed and recorded Masses on the internet. There are links to the recent Sunday Masses on this website below.

Mass is on our YouTube Channel: sacred heart, bilton.

Here is the Mass for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sunday July 5th.

Mass for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

Here is the Mass for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul from Sacred Heart Church, Bilton. Greetings from Father Gerry and Father Graham.

Weekday Masses go live at 7pm and Sunday Mass at 9.30 am. Of course you can watch them at any time after this at your convenience. Find on YouTube by searching sacred heart, bilton. If you click subscribe then the item should be easier to find next time. There are many other options for streamed and recorded Masses on the internet. There are links to the recent Sunday Masses on this website below.

Mass is on our YouTube Channel: sacred heart, bilton.

Fr Gerry and Fr Graham are keeping well and looking forward to meeting you all again when the situation improves. Plans are going ahead slowly for the opening of Churches for private prayer and we will let you know when the diocese has plans in place for this. Please remember us in your prayers as we remember you in our prayers and Masses. 

Mass for the 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Here is the Mass for the 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Church, Bilton. Greetings from Father Gerry and Father Graham.

Weekday Masses go live at 7pm and Sunday Mass at 9.30 am. Of course you can watch them at any time after this at your convenience. Find on YouTube by searching sacred heart, bilton. If you click subscribe then the item should be easier to find next time. There are many other options for streamed and recorded Masses on the internet. There are links to the recent Sunday Masses on this website below.

Mass is on our YouTube Channel: sacred heart, bilton.

Fr Gerry and Fr Graham are keeping well and looking forward to meeting you all again when the situation improves. Plans are going ahead slowly for the opening of Churches for private prayer and we will let you know when the diocese has plans in place for this. Please remember us in your prayers as we remember you in our prayers and Masses. 

Last week’s attempt to stream the services live was, unfortunately, not successful for technical reasons.

Feast of Corpus Christi

Here is the Mass for the Feast of Corpus Christi from Sacred Heart Church, Bilton. Greetings from Father Gerry and Father Graham.

We have now managed successfully to launch a streamed Mass instead of recorded Mass from Sacred Heart.  So instead of recorded, we will now be switching to live streaming. You may have to allow a few minutes at the advertised starting time and wait until it goes live. 

Sunday Mass will be live at 9.30am. You are invited to join us. You can also watch it later as a recording. 

Weekday Mass will be live at 10am. This Mass is available later as a recording. 

Mass is on our YouTube Channel: sacred heart, bilton.

Fr Gerry and Fr Graham are keeping well and looking forward to meeting you all again when the situation improves. Plans are going ahead slowly for the opening of Churches for private prayer and we will let you know when the diocese has plans in place for this. Please remember us in your prayers as we remember you in our prayers and Masses. 

The services can also be watched at a later time on YouTube in case you aren’t able to join the live broadcast.

New: live streaming of services

We have now managed successfully to launch a streamed Mass instead of recorded Mass from Sacred Heart.  So instead of recorded, we will now be switching to live streaming. You may have to allow a few minutes at the advertised starting time and wait until it goes live. 

Sunday Mass will be live at 9.30am. You are invited to join us. You can also watch it later as a recording. 

Weekday Mass will be live at 10am. This Mass is available later as a recording.  Note this week there  will be no Mass on Thursday 11th June. 

Mass is on our YouTube Channel: sacred heart, bilton.

Fr Gerry and Fr Graham are keeping well and looking forward to meeting you all again when the situation improves. Plans are going ahead slowly for the opening of Churches for private prayer and we will let you know when the diocese has plans in place for this. Please remember us in your prayers as we remember you in our prayers and Masses. 

The services can also be watched at a later time on YouTube in case you aren’t able to join the live broadcast.

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Here is the Mass for the Seventh Sunday of Easter from Sacred Heart Church, Bilton. Greetings from Father Gerry and Father Graham.

Weekday Masses go live at 7pm and Sunday Mass at 9.30 am. Of course you can watch them at any time after this at your convenience. Find on YouTube by searching sacred heart, bilton. If you click subscribe then the item should be easier to find next time. There are many other options for streamed and recorded Masses on the internet. There are links to the recent Sunday Masses on this website below.

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Here is the Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Easter from Sacred Heart Church, Bilton. Greetings from Father Gerry and Father Graham.

Weekday Masses go live at 7pm and Sunday Mass at 9.30 am. Of course you can watch them at any time after this at your convenience. Find on YouTube by searching sacred heart, bilton. If you click subscribe then the item should be easier to find next time. There are many other options for streamed and recorded Masses on the internet. There are links to the recent Sunday Masses on this website below.

Second Sunday of Easter

Here is Mass celebrated for the Second Sunday of Easter by Father Gerry and Father Graham.

You can find the other streamed live Triduum Services, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil celebrated by Archbishop Bernard at St Chad’s Cathedral on birminghamdiocese.org.uk where other options are available. 

Please share this information with others who may be interested. I hope you may find this helpful. We now have a parish What’s App Group for spiritual support and information. Please contact us for details.

Be assured of our closeness to you in our Masses and prayers offered each day.  Please pray for us. Pray for all who have died, who are suffering and affected in different ways by the present crisis. Pray for all health workers and care workers. May we support and help one another in any way we can. 

May the peace and joy of the Risen Lord be with you as we celebrate this Easter.

Act of Spiritual Communion – Prayer of St Alphonsus

My Jesus,
I believe you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love you above all things and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
Come spiritually into my soul
So that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever.
Amen. 

Parish diary this week

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, all services at Sacred Heart Church are suspended. There is more information on the Archdiocese of Birmingham website. We will update you as the situation progresses.

If you wish to watch a live-streamed Mass, please follow this link. There are also resources on the Church Services TV website.

With best wishes to all parishioners at this difficult time.

Parish diary this week

"The Miracle of Christ Healing the Blind" by El Greco
The Miracle of Christ Healing the Blind by El Greco

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday March 16th
Mass at 7pm.
Exposition until 8pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Tuesday March 17th (Feast of St Patrick)
No Mass today.
Wednesday March 18th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday March 19th (Solemnity of St Joseph)
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Finance Committee at 2.30pm, Presbytery.
Friday March 20th
Mass at 7pm
Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm
Saturday March 21st
Confessions at 4.40pm
Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Lent at 5pm.
Sunday March 22nd
Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Lent at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Sunday May 3rd
Confirmation, 9.30am at Sacred Heart Church.
Sunday, 14th June
First Communion at 9.30am Mass.