Join us for Sunday worship

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Jesus teaching in the temple by Christian Dietrich (18th century). Public domain.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday July 15th at 9.30am including 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: 882 A touching place
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: Let us see, O Lord, your mercy, and give us your saving help (Ps84, p134)
Acclamation: 535 Mawby
Gifts: 605 Take our bread
Holy Holy: 1014 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Mem Acclamation: 1015 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Lamb of God: 1019 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Communion: 790 Christ has no hands but ours
Going forth: 889 Jesus Christ is waiting
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Mass of Christ the Saviour by Dan Schutte.

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Parish diary this week

The Incredulity of St Thomas by François Joseph Navez, 1823 (Public domain).

These are the services this week:
Monday July 2nd – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition in the Day Chapel until 8pm
Tuesday July 3rd – No Mass (Feast of St Thomas, Apostle)
Wednesday July 4th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday July 5th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday July 6th – Mass at 7pm
Saturday July 7th – Mass for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm
Sunday July 8th – Mass for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Sunday July 1st – Parish walk around Draycote Water, called “Share the Journey”. Meet in the Draycote Car Park at 2pm.
Saturday July 8th – Garden party in aid of Rob’s Fund at 70 Lime Tree Avenue from 1pm.
Forthcoming events
None at present.

Parish diary this week

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St Irenaeus, whose feast day is on Thursday this week.

These are the services this week:
Monday June 25th – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition in the Day Chapel until 8pm
Tuesday June 26th – No Mass
Wednesday June 27th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday June 28th – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Irenaeus)
Friday June 29th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of Saints Peter and Paul)
Saturday June 30th – Mass for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm
Sunday July 1st – Mass for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Sunday June 24th – Mass for the Sick with Anointing, Sacred Heart Church, 4pm.
Saturday June 30th/ Sunday July 1st – Celebrate, Catholic Charismatic Conference, Oscott College, Birmingham.
Saturday June 30th – English Martyrs Summer Fete, Noon to 3pm in the school and grounds.
Sunday July 1st – Parish walk around Draycote Water, called “Share the Journey”. Meet in the Draycote Car Park at 2pm.
Forthcoming events
Saturday July 8th – Garden party in aid of Rob’s Fund at 70 Lime Tree Avenue from 1pm.

Parish diary this week

These are the services this week:
Monday June 18th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday June 19th – No Mass
Wednesday June 20th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday June 21st – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday June 22nd – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday June 23rd – Mass for the Nativity of John the Baptist, Year B at 5pm
Sunday June 24th – Mass for the Nativity of John the Baptist, Year B at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Sunday June 24th – Mass for the Sick with Anointing, Sacred Heart Church, 4pm.
Forthcoming events
Saturday June 30th/ Sunday July 1st – Celebrate, Catholic Charismatic Conference, Oscott College, Birmingham.
Sunday July 1st – Parish walk around Draycote Water, called “Share the Journey”. Meet in the Draycote Car Park at 2pm.

Parish diary this week

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Saint Boniface by Cornelis Bloemaert, c. 1630 (Public domain)

These are the services this week:
Monday June 4th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday June 5th – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Boniface)
Wednesday June 6th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday June 7th – Mass at 9.30am
Friday June 8th – Mass at 9.30am (Solemnity of the Sacred Heart)
Saturday June 9th – Mass for 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm
Sunday June 10th – Mass for 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Friday June 8th, Quiz night at Sacred Heart in aid of Malawi Project. Enter a team by clicking on the link.
Forthcoming events
Sunday June 10th – Annual Novena and Pilgrimage to Maryvale, 3pm.
Sunday June 17th – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Saturday June 30th/ Sunday July 1st – Celebrate, Catholic Charismatic Conference, Oscott College, Birmingham.
Sunday July 1st – Parish walk around Draycote Water, called “Share the Journey”.

Parish diary this week

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Jacques Daret, 1401-1468. (Public domain)

These are the services this week:
Monday May 28th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday May 29th – No Mass
Wednesday May 30th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday May 31st – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
Friday June 1st – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Justin)
Saturday June 2nd – Mass for Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, Year B at 5pm
Sunday June 3rd – Mass for Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, Year B at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Wednesday May 30th – UCM meeting in hall, time to be announced.
Forthcoming events
Friday June 8th, Quiz night at Sacred Heart in aid of Malawi Project. Enter a team by clicking on the link.
Sunday June 10th – Annual Novena and Pilgrimage to Maryvale, 3pm.
Sunday June 17th – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Saturday June 30th/ Sunday July 1st – Celebrate, Catholic Charismatic Conference, Oscott College, Birmingham.
Sunday July 1st – Parish walk around Draycote Water, called “Share the Journey”.

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.

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.