Parish diary this week

Pentecost by Bohemian Master (1400 – 1425). Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. (Public domain).

These are the services this week:
Monday May 14th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday May 15th – No Mass
Wednesday May 16th – Funeral Mass for Frank Ollerenshaw at 1.45pm
Thursday May 17th – Please see church noticeboard
Friday May 18th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday May 19th – Mass for Pentecost, Year B at 5pm
Sunday May 20th – Mass for Pentecost Year B at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Monday May 14th – First Communion meeting for children and parents, hall, 6pm.
Wednesday May 16th – Funeral for Frank Ollerenshaw, 1.45pm at Sacred Heart Church.
Forthcoming events
Friday June 8th, Quiz night at Sacred Heart in aid of Malawi Project. More details soon on how to enter a team.
Sunday June 10th – Annual Novena and Pilgrimage to Maryvale, 3pm.
Sunday June 17th – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Sunday July 1st – Parish walk around Draycote Water, called “Share the Journey”. More details soon.

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Parish diary this week

The Ascenson of Christ by Giacomo Cavedone (Italy, Bologna, 1577-1660). Public domain.

These are the services this week:
Monday May 7th – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel until 8pm (Feast of St George)
Tuesday May 8th – No Mass
Wednesday May 9th – Mass at 7pm (Vigil Mass of the Ascension)
Thursday May 10th – Mass at 7pm (Solemnity of the Ascension)
Friday May 11th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday May 12th – Mass for 7th Sunday of Easter at 5pm
Sunday May 13th – Mass for 7th Sunday of Easter at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
No events this week
Forthcoming events
Monday May 14th – First Communion meeting for children and parents, hall, 6pm.
Friday June 8th, Quiz night at Sacred Heart in aid of Malawi Project. More details soon on how to enter a team.
Sunday June 10th – Annual Novena and Pilgrimage to Maryvale, 3pm.
Sunday June 17th – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Sunday July 1st – Parish walk around Draycote Water, called “Share the Journey”. More details soon.
News
Please pray for long-standing parishioner Frank Ollerenshaw who has died. His funeral will be on Wednesday May 16th at 1.45pm at Sacred Heart Church.

Charity Quiz Night

All parishioners at English Martyrs, Sacred Heart, Monks Kirby and friends are invited to a fun charity quiz evening at Sacred Heart Church Hall, Bilton, on Friday June 8th at 7.30pm.

Teams can be up to six players. The entry cost is just £3 per person or £10 for a family of four. Soft drinks and nibbles will be available. If you desire a tipple of something stronger, you are welcome to bring your own drink.

As well as the quiz, there will be a raffle. All money raised will go to Bwengu Projects in north Malawi – an NGO set up and run by Sacred Heart parishioner Sue Melia and her husband Tony.

If you want to join in but can’t raise a full team, do come along – we’ll find you a team on the night. Tune up those little grey cells, have fun and help a great cause.

Please arrive early as we plan to ask the first question at 7.30pm sharp as long as everyone is settled.

To enter, either sign the sheet on the noticeboard at Sacred Heart Church, Bilton or fill in the form below.

About Bwengu Projects

Bwengu Projects is a small NGO run by Sue and Tony Melia. Each year they work in north Malawi, completing various building projects at local village schools, churches and medical centres and generally supporting the community. Part of their work is in the provision of food at orphan care feeding stations, providing bursary fees for some 300 orphaned or needy secondary school children. They also provide adult education evening classes.

In 2017 they introduced a “whole class teaching project” which brought 21st century teaching aids to eight Malawi Junior Schools in and around the Rhumpi mountains in north Malawi. Some 7,400 children are on the roll at these eight schools.

The concept is to download the complete Malawi national curriculum for junior schools into a tablet memory which can then be played onto a renovated IT classroom wall in these schools via a mini projector, run from car batteries charged by solar panels.

Each school also seeks out all within their villages that cannot read, write or count, setting up free adult literacy evening classes for these people to attend using the same machines.  Also contained in the tablet memory are some 175 teaching videos on various medical topics such as HIV Aids and all other major diseases affecting Malawi people. Among other topics covered by these videos are Pregnancy, Contraception and Sexually-transmitted diseases. Lessons are run in conjunction with the adult education courses planned for each community, again using these same machines – thus becoming a “whole community teaching project.”

In 2018, the 14th year of Bwengu Projects, more project workers will travel out in July/August to introduce and train up the staff in five secondary schools in the use of the new educational facilities. By the end of March 2018, the complete secondary school national curriculum in all 11 subjects had been downloaded onto a memory chip.  By the end of this year some 9,800 children in all 13 schools will have access to this project. For more information, go to: http://www.bwenguprojects.co.uk/

Read an article about Sue and Tony Melia here.

 

Parish diary this week

Sacro Monte di Crea; The finding of the empty tomb of Christ, statues by Antonio Brilla, 1889. (Public domain).

These are the services this week:
Monday March 26th – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel until 8pm
Tuesday March 27th – No Mass
Wednesday March 28th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday March 29th – Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm
Friday March 30th – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 7pm
Saturday March 31st – Easter Vigil at 8pm
Sunday April 1st – Mass for Easter Sunday at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Monday March 26th – Monday Club, 2pm in the church hall.
Tuesday March 27th – Lent Study Group, 37 Bawnmore Road. Call 521069 for details.
Wednesday March 28th – UCM meeting, Sacred Heart Hall. Talk on Rugby Street Pastors at 7.45pm.
Friday March 30th – Ecumenical Walk of Witness, starts at Rugby Baptist Church, Regent Street, 9.45am.
Forthcoming events
Sunday April 22nd – Confirmation celebrated by Bishop William Kenny, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Sunday June 17th – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.

Parish diary this week

Jesus enters Jerusalem from the Monastery Sveti Jovan Bigorski in the Republic of Macedonia. (Public domain)

These are the services this week:
Monday March 19th – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel until 8pm (Solemnity of St Joseph)
Tuesday March 20th – No Mass
Wednesday March 21st – Mass at 7pm
Thursday March 22nd – Mass at 9.30am
Friday March 23rd – Mass at 11.45am (followed by Lent lunch at 12.15pm) and Stations of the Cross at 7pm.
Saturday March 24th – Mass for Palm Sunday at 5pm
Sunday March 25th – Mass for Palm Sunday at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Sunday March 18th – Bilton Churches Together Unity Service, Bilton Evangelical Church, 6.30pm.
Monday March 19th – First Communion meeting, 6pm, Sacred Heart Hall.
Tuesday March 20th – Lent Study Group, 37 Bawnmore Road. Call 521069 for details.
Wednesday March 21st – Deanery Service of Penance, St Marie’s Church, 7pm.
Thursday March 22nd – Holy Spirit Evening including Healing Service, 6pm to 9pm at Sacred Heart Church.
Thursday March 22nd – Coffee morning at Rugby Myton Hospice, 10am to noon.
Thursday March 22nd – Confirmation programme meeting, 6pm in the hall.
Friday March 23rd – Lent lunches continue after 11.45am Mass. All proceeds to Cafod.
Forthcoming events
Sunday April 22nd – Confirmation celebrated by Bishop William Kenny, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Sunday June 17th – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.

Parish diary this week

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The Presentation in the Temple by Raphael. Friday is the Feast of the Presentation, also known as Candlemas.

These are the services this week:
Monday January 29th – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel until 8pm
Tuesday January 30th – No Mass
Wednesday January 31st – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St John Bosco)
Thursday February 1st – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday February 2nd – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of the Presentation of the Lord) followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 11am for the Day of Prayer for Vocations.
Saturday February 3rd – Mass for the 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm
Sunday February 4th – Mass for the 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Monday January 29th – First Communion programme meeting, 6pm in the hall.
Wednesday January 31st – Union of Catholic Mothers annual meeting, 7.45pm, Sacred Heart Church Hall.
Forthcoming events
Friday February 14th – Lent lunches begin after 11.45am Mass. All proceeds to Cafod.
Sunday April 22nd – Confirmation celebrated by Bishop William Kenny, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Sunday June 17th – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.

Parish diary this week

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An altarpiece devoted to Saint Cecilia. It is her feast day this week.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday November 20th – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday November 21st – No Mass (Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
Wednesday November 22nd – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Cecilia)
Thursday November 23rd – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday November 24th – No Mass (Feast of St Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions)
Saturday November 25th – Mass for the 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time of Year A at 5pm
Sunday November 26th – Mass for the 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time of Year A at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Monday November 20th – Monday Club meets in the hall at 2pm. All welcome.
Sunday November 26th – Exposition and Rosary at St Peter’s Church, Leamington, 3pm to 4pm to mark end of Centenary Year of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima.
Sunday November 26th – Meeting for parents and candidates for confirmation after 9.30am Mass.
Forthcoming events
Monday November 27th – Meeting for First Communion parents and children, Sacred Heart Hall at 6pm.
Wednesday November 29th – UCM Mince Pie Evening and Christmas Hamper Raffle, 7.45pm, Sacred Heart Hall. Tickets £2.
Thursday November 30th – Confirmation group meets at 6.30pm in the hall.
Tuesday December 5th – A Journey with Jesus through Advent with Father Denis McBride, Convent, Street Ashton, 2pm. Call 01788 833825.
Wednesday December 13th – UCM Christmas Meal, Hillmorton Manor.
Saturday December 23rd – Christmas Music Practice, Sacred Heart Church, 9.30am.
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.

Parish diary this week

The cross window at Sacred Heart Church, Rugby.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday November 6th – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday November 7th – No Mass
Wednesday November 8th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday November 9th – Liturgy of the Word at 9.30am (Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica)
Friday November 10th – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Leo the Great)
Saturday November 11th – Mass for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time of Year A at 5pm
Sunday November 12th – Mass for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time of Year A at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Monday November 6th – Monday Club meets in the hall at 2pm. All welcome.
Forthcoming events
Wednesday November 8th – Coffee morning for Save the Children, 10am to 3pm, Sacred Heart Hall.
Sunday November 26th – Exposition and Rosary at St Peter’s Church, Leamington, 3pm to 4pm to mark end of Centenary Year of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima.
Sunday November 26th – Meeting for parents and candidates for confirmation after 9.30am Mass.
Monday November 27th – Meeting for First Communion parents and children, Sacred Heart Hall at 6pm.
Thursday November 30th – Confirmation group meets at 6.30pm in the hall.
Wednesday December 13th – UCM Christmas Meal, Hillmorton Manor.
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.

Parish diary this week

A view from the lectern at Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday October 30th – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday October 31st – No Mass
Wednesday November 1st – Mass at 7pm (Feast of All Saints)
Thursday November 2nd – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of All Souls)
Friday November 3rd – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday November 4th – Mass for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time of Year A at 5pm
Sunday November 5th – Mass for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time of Year A at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Monday October 30th – Monday Club meets in the hall at 2pm. All welcome.
Tuesday October 31st – Vigil Mass for All Saints at 7pm at English Martyrs’ Church, Hillmorton.
Wednesday November 1st – Mass for All Saints at St Marie’s Church, Rugby at 10am and 7pm. Mass at English Martyrs’ School, Hillmorton at 9.30am.
Forthcoming events
Weekend of November 4th and 5th – Cafod Christmas cards on sale after Masses at Sacred Heart.
Wednesday November 8th – Coffee morning for Save the Children, 10am to 3pm, Sacred Heart Hall.
Sunday November 26th – Exposition and Rosary at St Peter’s Church, Leamington, 3pm to 4pm to mark end of Centenary Year of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima.
Sunday November 26th – Meeting for parents and candidates for confirmation after 9.30am Mass.
Monday November 27th – Meeting for First Communion parents and children, Sacred Heart Hall at 6pm.
Thursday November 30th – Confirmation group meets at 6.30pm in the hall.
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.

Parish diary this week

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It is Family Fast Day this Friday.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday October 2nd – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition until 8.30pm
Tuesday October 3rd – No Mass
Wednesday October 4th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Francis of Assissi)
Thursday October 5th – Mass at 9.30am
Friday October 6th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday October 7th – Mass for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time of Year A at 5pm
Sunday October 8th – Mass for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time of Year A at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Monday October 2nd – Monday Club meets in the hall at 2pm. All welcome.
Tuesday October 3rd – Come Dine with the Catenians, 7.15pm, Draycote Manor Hotel. Contact Michael McNulty for information.
Friday October 6th – Family Fast Day
Saturday October 7th – Praying with icons, Mater Ecclesiae Convent, 10am to 4pm.
Forthcoming events
None