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

Parish diary this week

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday October 1st
Details to follow
Tuesday October 2nd
Details to follow
Wednesday October 3rd
Details to follow
Thursday October 4th
Details to follow
Friday October 5th
Details to follow
Cafod Harvest Fast Day. Please keep in mind all who lack food and clean water. There will be a collection after the Masses on 6th and 7th October. Gift Aid Envelopes will be available for your offerings.
Saturday October 6th
Mass for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm.
Sunday October 7th
Mass for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am
Food, Francis and our children’s Future, 6pm-8pm Sacred Heart Hall. All parishioners are invited to an inspiring evening of film, food & friendship responding together to Pope Francis’ call to care for creation and to pass on a healthy planet to our children’s children. The Global Healing shared meal will feature film clips from well-known experts, engaging testimonies and on-location filming from around the UK. With the rich variety of cultures in our parish, the evening promises to blend joy for foodies with discussion around fresh practical responses to environmental change.

Forthcoming events

Parish diary this week

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This is the parish diary this week:
Monday August 27th
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday August 28th
No Mass
Wednesday August 29th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday August 30th
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday August 31st
Mass at 9.30am
Saturday September 1st
Royal British Legion Open Flower Show, Sacred Heart Hall at 1pm.
Mass for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm
Sunday September 2nd
Mass for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Monday September 10th – Monday Club restarts at 2pm.
Sunday September 16th – Trip to Our Lady of Walsingham. Call Breda on 01788 331593.
Sunday September 23rd – Rugby Interfaith Forum Peace Walk, 2pm.
Thursday September 27th – Fundraising fashion show, 7.30pm at The Hope Centre, Newbold Road, Rugby.