Mass for the Second Sunday after the Nativity

Here is Mass for the Second Sunday after the Nativity from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: When a profound silence covered all things and night was in the middle of its course, your all powerful Word, O Lord, bounded from heaven’s royal throne.                                                                                               

First Reading:  A reading from the book of Ecclesiasticus. The wisdom of God has pitched her tent among the chosen people.                                                                                                                                                                                 

Response: Psalm 147. The Word was made flesh and lived among us.                                                                                                                                                            

Second Reading:  A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Ephesians. He determined that we should become his adopted sons and daughters through Jesus.                                                                                

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Glory be to you, O Christ, proclaimed to the pagans. Glory be to you, O Christ, believed in by the world. Alleluia!                                                                                                      

 Gospel:  A reading from the holy Gospel according to John. The Word was made flesh, and lived among us. 

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS, LS = Live Stream

Saturday 1st   5 pm    SH    Breda Moran RIP   LS

Sunday 2nd   9.30 am SH    For the Blessings of the New Year

Sunday 2nd   11.00 am EM People of the Parishes LS

Monday 3rd    10am SH    Fr Graham’s Intentions   LS                        

Tuesday 4th      10am SH   Private Intention

Wednesday 5th   7pm SH   Epiphany Vigil Mass 

Thursday 6th       Feast of the Epiphany:  EM 11am Ints of English Martyrs School 

Friday 7th           7pm SH     For the Sick and Housebound 

Saturday 8th        Baptism of the Lord ;   5pm SH    Pauline Inglis RIP  LS 

Sunday 9th           9.30 am SH          People of the Parishes 

Sunday 9th           11 am EM            Alicija Golovacka RIP   LS 

CHRISTMAS COLLECTION FOR THE CLERGY; Fr Gerry would like thank you for your kindness and generosity.

SACRED HEART SHARED LUNCH. This will take place next Sunday 9th after the morning Mass. There will be coffee and refreshments. Please bring some finger food to share. All are invited and most welcome.

LIVESTREAM; We will be livestreaming the 5pm Saturday Mass at Sacred Heart  and 11 am Sunday Mass at English Martyrs until further notice and the weekday Masses as indicated. 

THE NICENE CREED

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen

THE GLORIA

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will. We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great glory, Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father. Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us; you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer; you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

May we wish you a very Happy New Year and may the peace and joy of the Lord be always with you.

Mass for the Second Sunday of Lent, Year B

Mass for the Second Sunday of Lent from Sacred Heart Church.

Here is Mass for the Second Sunday of Lent from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: Of you my heart has spoken: seek his face. It is your face, O Lord, that I seek; hide not your face from me.  

First Reading; A reading from the book of Genesis 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18. The sacrifice of Abraham, our father in faith. 

Response: Psalm 115: I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.    

Second Reading: St Paul to the Romans 8:31-34. God did not spare his own Son.

Gospel Acclamation: Glory and praise to you, O Christ! From the bright cloud the Father’s voice was heard: ‘This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him’. Glory and praise to you, O Christ!

Gospel: Mark 9: 2-10. This is my Son, the Beloved.   

Masses Intentions for next weekend 6/7 March .

SATURDAY : Mass at Sacred Heart 5pm ( Maria Canale-Parola 99th Birthday.) Available in recorded form on YouTube. 

SUNDAY: Mass at Sacred Heart 9.30pm (People of the Parish), Mass at English Martyrs 11am (Sick Members of the Parishes). Live streamed on YouTube. 

WEDNESDAY 3rd March; Mass at Sacred Heart in the main Church 7pm.

THURSDAY 4th March: Mass at English Martyrs 11am.

Recorded Masses from Sacred Heart on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings available after about 11.30 am on the day.

CAFOD LENTEN APPEAL Walk for Water. Family Fast Day Friday 26th February. Please support and give  ONLINE  via cafod.org.uk/lent or through the RETIRING COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND. Please use the envelopes to Gift Aid your offering if you can. Thanks.

(Formerly Women’s) WORLD DAY OF PRAYER Friday 5th March 10.30am. No local services but there is an online service at www.wwdp.org.uk  led by the women of Vanuatu. Afterwards a Zoom Meeting , meeting ID 884 5196 2211 Passcode pray21 . You can find lots of information on ww.wwdp.org.uk. Please join this important ecumenical occasion. 

Mass for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Here is the Mass for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Church, Bilton.

Entrance Antiphon: Give peace, O Lord, to those who wait for you, that your prophets be found true. Hear the prayers of your servant and of your people Israel  

First Reading; Ecclesiasticus 27;30-26:7. Forgive your neighbour the hurt he does you, and when you pray, your sins will be forgiven.

Psalm Response: Ps 102. The Lord is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy. 

Second Reading: Romans 14 :7-9. Alive or dead we belong to the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Speak, Lord, your servant is listening; you have the message of eternal life.  Alleluia!

Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35. I do not tell you to forgive seven times, but seventy-seven times.

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.

English Martyrs

Funeral Service 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 REMEMBER to observe the distancing rules when in Church and in moving around. It is one metre and wearing and wearing a mask. 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 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. 

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.

PRAYER FOR OUR ELECTED LEADERS

God of all,

bless our elected leaders with listening ears

that hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor,

bless them with open hearts

that hunger and thirst for justice,

and bless them with the courage

to work together towards the common good.

We ask this through Christ our Lord,

Amen.

GOOD TO SEE YOU; It is good to see attendance at the Masses in both parishes being maintained and increasing slowly. 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. 

ORDINATIONS IN OUR DIOCESE – GOOD NEWS !

This month there will be four ordinations to the Priesthood in our diocese.  Alex Taylor and  Clive  Dytor this weekend and Benedict Skipper and Sean Gough next weekend at St Chad’s. The ceremonies will be live-streamed on St Chad’s website. On Friday October 9th also at St Chad’s, our two new auxiliary Bishops Fr Stephen Wright and Fr David Evans will be ordained for service in our diocese. Please pray for them as they will be beginning their ministry of service in our diocese at this challenging time. 

Parish diary this week

Jesus Christ Pantocrator, detail from the mosaic in Hagia SophiaIstanbul.

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

The Ecstasy of St Francis by Stefano di Giovanni, c1444 (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday September 30th (Feast of St Jerome)
Mass at 7pm.
Exposition until 8pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Tuesday October 1st (Feast of St Therese of the Child Jesus)
No Mass today.
Funeral of Betty Deans, English Martyrs Church at 10.30am.
Wednesday October 2nd (Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels)
Mass at 7pm.
Thursday October 3rd
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am.
Friday October 4th (Feast of St Francis of Assisi)
Mass at 9.30am. Cafod Harvest Fast Day.
Saturday October 5th
Mass for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday October 6th
Mass for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Sunday May 3rd
Confirmation, 9.30am at Sacred Heart Church.

Parish diary this week

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The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, Early 14th Century, St Mary Perivleptos Church, Ohrid Icon Gallery.

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday July 1st
See newsletter for service details.
Exposition until 8pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Tuesday July 2nd 
See newsletter for service details.
UCM Pilgrimage to Walsingham. Places are available on a coach calling at Rugby. Telephone Mary Hope on 810880.
Wednesday July 3rd (Feast of St Thomas, Apostle)
See newsletter for service details.
Thursday July 4th
See newsletter for service details.
Evening talk at Sacred Heart. Talk from Practical Action, the Rugby-based organisation working with communities worldwide to find practical answers to poverty. An opportunity to gain insight into technology-driven solutions and explore what we can do locally. Speaker name and start time to be confirmed. Save the date. All welcome.
Friday July 5th
See newsletter for service details. 
Saturday July 6th
Rugby Justice & Peace Group meets at 10.45am in Sacred Heart parish hall. Anyone interested in issues ranging from climate change to domestic and world poverty very welcome – just turn up.
Mass for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday July 7th
Annual Garden Party in aid of Rob’s Fund in Stella’s Garden. 70, Lime Tree Avenue from 2pm. Admission £3 including Tea and Cake. Children free. Live music, BBQ & Curry, Raffles, Tombola, Stalls. Further details from Stella 01788 816904.
Mass for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall.

Parish diary this week

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The Nativity of John the Baptist, 15th century (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday June 24th (Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist)
Funeral of Margaret Reid, English Martyrs Church, Hillmorton, 2pm.
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Tuesday June 25th 
No Mass
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.
Mass at 7pm
Thursday June 27th (Feast of St Cyril of Alexandria)
No Mass
Friday June 28th (Solemnity of the Sacred Heart)
Mass at 9.30am 
Saturday June 29th
Mass for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday June 30th
Mass for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Tuesday July 2nd
UCM Pilgrimage to Walsingham. Places are available on a coach calling at Rugby. Telephone Mary Hope on 810880.
Thursday July 4th
Evening talk at Sacred Heart. Talk from Practical Action, the Rugby-based organisation working with communities worldwide to find practical answers to poverty. An opportunity to gain insight into technology-driven solutions and explore what we can do locally. Speaker name and start time to be confirmed. Save the date. All welcome.
Saturday July 6th
Rugby Justice & Peace Group meets at 10.45am in Sacred Heart parish hall. Anyone interested in issues ranging from climate change to domestic and world poverty very welcome – just turn up.
Sunday July 7th
Annual Garden Party in aid of Rob’s Fund in Stella’s Garden. 70, Lime Tree Avenue from 2pm. Admission £3 including Tea and Cake. Children free. Live music, BBQ & Curry, Raffles, Tombola, Stalls. Further details from Stella 01788 816904.
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

Saint Anthony Abbot Tempted by a Heap of Gold. Tempera on panel painting by the Master of the Osservanza Triptych, c. 1435. Metropolitan Museum of Art (public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday January 14th
See parish noticeboard for Mass times.
First Communion programme meeting, 6pm.
Exposition until 8pm.
Tuesday January 15th
See parish noticeboard for Mass times
Wednesday January 16th
See parish noticeboard for Mass times
Thursday January 17th
See parish noticeboard for Mass times (Feast of St Antony, Abbot)
Friday January 18th
See parish noticeboard for Mass times
Saturday January 19th
Mass of the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday January 20th
Mass of the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C at 9.30am
Bilton Churches Together, Unity Service, Sacred Heart Church, 6.30pm

Forthcoming events
Thursday February 28th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
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

Parish diary this week

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St Teresa of Avila by Peter Paul Rubens (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday October 15th
Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Teresa of Avila)
Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday October 16th
No Mass
Wednesday October 17th
Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Ignatius of Antioch)
Thursday October 18th
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of St Luke)
Friday October 19th
Mass at 9.30am
Saturday October 20th
Mass for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm.
Sunday October 21st
Mass for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am
Forthcoming events
Wednesday November 7th
Save the Children Coffee Day, Sacred Heart Hall from 10am to 3pm.
Thursday November 22nd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall to discuss Bishop’s Visitation in March.
Sunday June 2nd 2019
Confirmation
Sunday June 16th 2019
First Communion