Live Simply – June 2018 newsletter

Living Simply and Sustainably

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Waste pollution on a beach in Malaysia.  (Public domain).

Oh, plastic – once an amazing innovation and now a burden! Friends of the Earth offer some interesting tips on how to go “almost” plastic free in our kitchens. It’s worth checking out (link here) – some food for thought and simple hints like using washable cleaning cloths rather than paper kitchen roll are manageable and affordable. https://bit.ly/2y8cdwN

Now the summer is here (?!) there are also easy energy and money-saving things to consider such as dropping your shower by a few degrees. Electricity providers says that doing this, even just for the last couple of minutes when showering, can save on energy bills and it’s said to be good for our bodies too.

Live In Solidarity

The real FairTrade logo.

Busting some Fairtrade Myths. With supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s developing their own fairly-traded deals (tea), it seems timely to address some of the misconceptions about Fairtrade and why it is so important to producers in vulnerable parts of the world.

Doubters might say Fairtrade “doesn’t really help farmers” or “it’s just a marketing scam to encourage us to buy more expensive products.”

Myth no.1 – only a small percentage of the price paid for a Fairtrade product goes back to the farmer. The Fairtrade Foundation (www.fairtrade.org.uk) advises that the retail price we pay as consumers is determined entirely by the retailer.

While paying farmers and workers a percentage of the retail price might appear a good way to demonstrate the impact of Fairtrade from the consumer’s perspective, it doesn’t actually address the real inequities in conventional market arrangements.

The way Fairtrade works is that the producer organisation (such as a coffee co-operative) receives the Fairtrade price at the point where they sell to the next person in the supply chain (usually an exporter or importer). This is intended to ensure farmers can cover their costs no matter how low the world price for their commodity falls.

More Fairtrade myth-busting information in the next Live Simply Tips.

Always look out for the Fairtrade brand – and resist the move by some retailers to move to untested alternative schemes.

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.
Amen.

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June 2018

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Parish diary this week

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St Anthony of Padua and St Francis of Assisi by Friedrich Pacher. 1477 (Public domain).

These are the services this week:
Monday June 11th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Barnabas) followed by Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday June 12th – Mass at 9.30am
Wednesday June 13th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Anthony of Padua)
Thursday June 14th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday June 15th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday June 16th – Mass for 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm
Sunday June 17th – Mass for 11th 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.
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.

Join us for Sunday worship

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St Paul preaching (1515) by Raphael. (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday June 17th at 9.30am including a special liturgy for children. This will be a special celebration of First Communion. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice (repeat) Rejoice, Rejoice, and again I say rejoice (repeat).
Penitential Rite: 516 Taize
Gloria: 525 Ward
Psalm:  It is good to give you thanks, O Lord (Ps91, p130)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 643 Gifts of bread and wine
Holy Holy: 559 Mass of Hope
Mem Acclamation:
 560-1 Mass of Hope  

Lamb of God: 595 Foster
Communion: 622 Bread of life from heaven
Going forth: 854 Bring forth the kingdom

For the next few weeks, we will be using a mixed Mass setting including elements from the Mass of Hope by Bernadette Farrell.

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”.

Join us for Sunday worship

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Evangelist Mark Seated in his Study, between 1025 and 1050, Byzantine Empire. (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday June 10th 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: 759 Join in the Dance (Verses 1-3,6)
Penitential Rite: 516 Taize
Gloria: 525 Ward
Psalm: With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption (Ps129, p129)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 317 Father in my life I see
Holy Holy: 559 Mass of Hope
Mem Acclamation:
 560-1 Mass of Hope  

Lamb of God: 595 Foster
Communion: 631 Bread of life, truth eternal
Going forth: 794 God is love, his the care

For the next few weeks, we will be using a mixed Mass setting including elements from the Mass of Hope by Bernadette Farrell.

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”.

Join us for Sunday worship

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The Last Supper by Ugolino di Nerio (1280-1330). (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday June 3rd 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: 632 Come to the feast of heaven and earth
Penitential Rite: 516 Taize
Gloria: 525 Ward
Psalm: The cup of salvation I will raise; I will call on the Lord’s name (Ps115, p120)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 609 In bread we bring you Lord
Holy Holy: 559 Mass of Hope
Mem Acclamation:
 560-1 Mass of Hope  

Lamb of God: 595 Foster
Communion: This is the body of Christ, broken that we may be whole, this cup as promised by God, true to his word, cradles our Lord, food for the good of the soul. (Bell)
Going forth: 994 May you walk with Christ beside you

For the next few weeks, we will be using a mixed Mass setting including elements from the Mass of Hope by Bernadette Farrell.

Parish diary this week

“The Venerable Bede Translates John” by James Doyle Penrose (1862-1932). (Public domain)

These are the services this week:
Monday May 21st – Mass at 7pm (Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God)
Tuesday May 22nd – No Mass
Wednesday May 23rd – Mass at 7pm
Thursday May 24th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday May 25th – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Bede)
Saturday May 26th – Mass for Feast of Holy Trinity, Year B at 5pm
Sunday May 27th – Mass for Feast of Holy Trinity Year B at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Monday May 21st – Monday Club meets in hall, 2pm.
Forthcoming events
Wednesday May 30th – UCM meeting in hall, time to be announced.
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”.

Join us for Sunday worship

The Holy Trinity by Luca Rossetti da Orta, 1738-9, St. Gaudenzio Church at Ivrea (Torino). (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Trinity, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday May 27th 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: 314 Father, Lord of earth and heaven (Tune: Stuttgart)
Penitential Rite: 516 Taize
Gloria: 525 Ward
Psalm: Happy the people the Lord has chosen as his own (Ps32 or p119)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 317 Father, in my life I see
Holy Holy: 559 Mass of Hope
Mem Acclamation:
 560-1 Mass of Hope  

Lamb of God: 595 Foster
Communion: Song to the Trinity (CJM)
Going forth: 315 Lead us heavenly Father, lead us

For the next few weeks, we will be using a mixed Mass setting including elements from the Mass of Hope by Bernadette Farrell.

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.