Join us for Sunday worship

9ddb3b1be8902c6baa06b4ac3da4fd45--jesus-cristo-orthodox-christianity.jpg (537×1024)You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday July 23rd at 9.30am with 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: 846 Amazing Grace
Penitential Rite: 518 Celtic Mass
Gloria: 529 Celtic Mass
Psalm: O Lord, you are good and forgiving (Ps85, p71)
Acclamation: 261 Easter Alleluia
Gifts: 603 Blest are you Lord
Holy Holy: 553 Celtic Mass
Mem Acclamation: 554 Celtic Mass
Lamb of God: 591 Celtic Mass
Communion: 929 O Lord hear my prayer
Going forth: 801 Love divine, all loves excelling
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Celtic Mass composed by Paul Inwood.

Live Simply – July newsletter 2017

RESPONDING TO POPE FRANCIS’ CHALLENGE

livesimply prayer

Pope Francis

Compassionate and loving God,
you created the world for us all to share,
a world of beauty and plenty.
Create in us a desire to live simply,
so that our lives may reflect your generosity.

Creator God,
You gave us responsibility for the earth,
a world of riches and delight.
Create in us a desire to live sustainably,
So that those who follow after us
May enjoy the fruits of your creation.

God of peace and justice,
you give us the capacity to change,
to bring about a world that mirrors your wisdom.
Create in us a desire to act in solidarity,
so that the pillars of injustice crumble
and those now crushed are set free.

Live Simply

washing line.jpg (460×300)Summer is the perfect time for living simply – no need for tumble dryers when you can hang your washing out and let the sun take care of things for you; cut down on cooking – there’s an extensive range of recipes for sumptuous salads to keep meal times interesting. If you don’t grow your own produce, make friends with someone who does – fresh from garden or allotment is best – or choose what’s in season when shopping.

Live sustainably

Almost 70% of Catholic dioceses in England & Wales (16 out of 23) are now part of a renewable energy scheme sourcing electricity from “green” suppliers – Birmingham diocese among them. Sacred Heart and English Martyrs parishes are among the 3,200 parishes embraced by the scheme which is being delivered by Interdiocesan Fuel Management Ltd in alliance with Churchmarketplace.

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CAFOD Power To Be campaign – if you haven’t done so already, please complete one of the Power To Be cards urging the World Bank to invest more in renewable energy schemes in Africa that would transform lives for the better at a stroke.

In Solidarity

1014044_orig.jpg (682×404)Fairtrade – many may already be aware of the widespread concern at a move by Sainsbury’s, hitherto a pacesetter for Fairtrade, to pilot a scheme to drop the Fairtrade mark in preference for its own “fairly-traded” wording on produce. CAFOD is among organisations voicing concern arguing that such a move could undermine Fairtrade, opening the door to different standards by different companies, consumer confusion and, ultimately, a poorer deal for producers. As at early July 80,000 has signed a petition urging Sainsbury’s to stick with Fairtrade. The online petition can be found here

https://www.change.org/p/sainsbury-s-don-t-ditch-fairtrade – add your voice.

July 2017

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St Benedict.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday July 10th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday July 11th – No Mass (Feast of St Benedict)
Wednesday July 12th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday July 13th –  Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday July 14th – Funeral Mass at 11.30am for Pauline Fitzpatrick
Saturday July 15th – Mass for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time at 5pm
Sunday July 16th – Mass for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Monday July 10th – Monday Club meets, 2pm in the hall. All welcome.
Sunday July 16th – Garden Party in aid of Rob’s Fund at 70 Lime Tree Avenue, Bilton. 2pm.
Forthcoming events
Saturday July 29th – Fatima celebration at St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham, 2pm to 8pm.

Join us for Sunday worship

122c6c00dc4292fc0002ac2c6da1889d.jpg (458×600)You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday July 16th at 9.30am with 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: 473 We come to share our story
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: Some seed fell into rich soil and produced its crop (Ps64, p70)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: 597 Blessed are you who made the universe
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: 979 O the word of my Lord
Going forth: 744 Christ is the world’s light
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Mass of Christ the Saviour composed by Dan Schutte.

Parish diary for this week

Inside Sacred Heart Church, Rugby.

Parish diary for this week
July 1st – 2nd – Celebrate Catholic Charismatic Family Conference, St Mary’s College, Oscott.
Monday July 3rd – Monday Club meets, 2pm in the hall. All welcome.
Tuesday July 4th – Come Dine with the Catenians, Drayton Manor Hotel, Dunchurch. Speaker Pam Hopkins. More information from Mick McNulty.
Wednesday July 5th – Funeral Mass for James Pickering at 11am. Reception into Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday at 6pm.
Friday July 7th – Meeting with MP Mark Pawsey to discuss climate change and poverty. Sacred Heart Church Hall, 7.30pm. Send questions in advance to Brian Davies.
Forthcoming events
Sunday July 16th – Garden Party in aid of Rob’s Fund at 70 Lime Tree Avenue, Bilton. 2pm.

Join us for Sunday worship

Jesus_Christ_Pantocrator_Icon_Hand-Painted_Tempera_on_Wood_3.jpg (736×1000)You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 14th Sunday or Ordinary Time at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday July 9th at 9.30am with 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: 476 You have called us by your name
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: I will bless your name forever, O God my King (Ps145)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: 790 Christ has no hands but ours
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: 813 Bless the Lord, my soul
Going forth: 762 At the name of Jesus
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Mass of Christ the Saviour composed by Dan Schutte.

Meeting with MP Mark Pawsey

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Rugby MP Mark Pawsey will answer your questions on climate change and poverty.

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey will answer your questions on climate change and poverty on Friday July 7th.
The meeting takes place at 7.30pm at Sacred Heart Church Hall, Lime Tree Avenue, Bilton. Similar meetings are being held across the country this week.
This will be our fourth meeting with our MP: as a result he has become better informed on Climate Change.
All are welcome and can send questions on this theme in advance to bkdavies4@virginmedia.com

Worship and events this week

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An icon of St Peter and St Paul.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday June 26th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday June 27th – No Mass
Wednesday June 28th – Mass at 7pm (Vigil of the Feast of Sts Peter and Paul)
Thursday June 29th –  Mass at 7pm (Feast of Sts Peter and Paul)
Friday June 30th – Funeral Mass at 1pm for Nora Roche
Saturday July 1st – Mass for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time at 5pm
Sunday July 2nd – Mass for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Monday June 26th – Monday Club meets, 2pm in the hall. All welcome.
Wednesday June 28th – UCM Day of Reflection, Monks Kirby convent, 10am.
Friday June 30th. Funeral Mass for Nora Roche. Sacred Heart Church at 1pm.
July 1st – 2nd – Celebrate Catholic Charismatic Family Conference, St Mary’s College, Oscott.
Forthcoming events
Tuesday July 4th – Come Dine with the Catenians, Drayton Manor Hotel, Dunchurch. Speaker Pam Hopkins. More information from Mick McNulty.
Wednesday July 5th – Funeral Mass for James Pickering at 11am. Reception into the church on Tuesday at 6pm.
Friday July 7th – Meeting with MP Mark Pawsey to discuss climate change and poverty. Sacred Heart Church Hall, 7.30pm. Send questions in advance to Brian Davies.
Sunday July 16th – Garden Party in aid of Rob’s Fund at 70 Lime Tree Avenue, Bilton. 2pm.

Join us for Sunday worship

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An icon of Jesus Christ.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 13th Sunday or Ordinary Time at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday July 2nd at 9.30am with 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: 475 Here in this place
Penitential Rite: 1012 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Gloria: 1013 Mass of Christ the Saviour
Psalm: I will sing forever of your love, O Lord (Ps88, p68)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: Everyday God…O Jesus…O spirit…Come be with us
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: 622 Bread of life from heaven
Going forth: 865 I the Lord of sea and sky
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Mass of Christ the Saviour composed by Dan Schutte.

Live Simply – June newsletter 2017

livesimply prayer

1. Compassionate and loving God,
you created the world for us all to share,
a world of beauty and plenty.
Create in us a desire to live simply,
so that our lives may reflect your generosity.

2. Creator God,
You gave us responsibility for the earth,
a world of riches and delight.
Create in us a desire to live sustainably,
So that those who follow after us
May enjoy the fruits of your creation.

3. God of peace and justice,
you give us the capacity to change,
to bring about a world that mirrors your wisdom.
Create in us a desire to act in solidarity,
so that the pillars of injustice crumble
and those now crushed are set free.

Livesimply

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Lidl in partnership with the Neighbourly project.

Food waste
Our supermarkets continue to struggle with the challenge of cutting the amount of food that goes to waste daily. Several have schemes with local charities and food banks to ensure that perfectly edible food goes to those who need it rather than to the tip. For example, Lidl has committed to rolling out its collaboration with social enterprise project Neighbourly across the country by 2018. Neighbourly has also worked with M&S. Do you know what your favoured supermarket’s policy is? Ask, encourage, congratulate them and/or lobby for them to do more.

Leftover Tips
We can all probably do more to manage our food use better. For example, if you only eat the florets of cauliflower or broccoli think about how you might use the stems – roasted with oil, salt and cumin, or raw, finely sliced into salads. Cabbages and kale can be shredded, tossed in oil and baked until they are like crispy seaweed. Why not share your Leftover Tips on the LiveSimply Board in the Entrance lobby. We’ll share the best in future LiveSimply Tips bulletins.

Live sustainably

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Campaigns by Surfers Against Sewage, Greenpeace and others continue for the introduction of a bottle deposit scheme to limit plastic bottle waste. Greenpeace is urging major producers such as CocaCola, PepsiCo, Danone and others to take responsibility. Check out www.sas.org.uk/messageinabottle and www.greenpeace.org.uk

Alternative uses for plastic bottles
Before you lob plastic bottles into the recycling bin, this short video (link below) offers several ingenious ideas for other uses for plastic bottles. Check it out. https://www.facebook.com/easydiyspage/videos/1220513831410387/

In Solidarity

Bananas

Banana3-1020x765.jpg (1020×765)This popular yellow fruit could be a useful indicator of the ethical credentials of your favourite grocer. A recent study by Ethical Consumer found a mix of Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance or Organic bananas in our supermarkets. For example, all of Sainsbury’s, the Co-op and Waitrose bananas are Fairtrade, whereas all of Tesco,Lidl, Aldi and Asda are Rainforest Alliance. (Source: Ethical Consumer May/June 2017) .To understand the impact of banana production on workers and the environment, check out www.storyofbanana.com It offers a list of actions consumers can take to help improve the banana industry.

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. – Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple.

June 2017

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