Mass for the 3rd Sunday of Lent

Here is Mass for the 3rd Sunday of Lent from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Sat  17thSH 5.00 p.m. Eileen Deery RIP (Clarke) LS 
Sun  20thSH EM9.30 am 11.00 amRussell (In honour of St Therese)  Eileen & Ken Pedley RIP LS
Mon  21st SH 10.00 am LS Natalia Pilese RIP 
Tues  22ndSH 10.00 am. LS Peace in Ukraine
Wed  23rd SH 7.00 pm. 
7.30=8.30 pm
LS Christians in the Holy Land Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 
Thurs  24thEM  SH11.00 am.  
10.00 am *
Ints of English Martyrs School Community  
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion
Fri  25thSH 7.00pm 6pm –9pm LS People of the Parishes  SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS OF THREE HOURS OF PRAYER 
Sat 26thSH 5.00 pm LS Holy Souls
Sun 27thSH  EM9.30 am  11.00 am Jones Family Intentions Peoples of the Parishes

WALKING TOGETHER/ SYNODALITY QUESTIONNAIRE. Our parish response report will be available on  the Parish websites with paper copies at Masses this weekend. I suggest that we wait for the publication  of the diocesan report in early April. Then we can look at how to proceed further on how we take this  forward at our parish level in the light of the themes of the diocesan vision outlined by Archbishop Bernard. Meantime do take a look at our parish document.  

LENT LUNCHES IN HILLMORTON 2022 

Thurs 17th March 12.30 Rogers Hall (St John the Baptist) 

Thurs 24th March 12.30 Paddox Methodists 

Tues 5th April 12.30 St George’s 

Tues 12th April 12.30 English Martyrs  

Join us for a simple soup and roll lunch. With a short reflection. In aid of Christian Aid and Cafod. 

LENTEN MISSION –THREE HOURS OF PRAYER by Sehion Ministries 

Friday 25th March from 6pm to 9pm at Sacred  Heart Church. Join us to hear the Word of God,  Musical Ministry, Healing Prayers, Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament, Confession will be available.  and Mass. Mass will be celebrated at 7pm. The sessions will be conducted in English. See leaflet for  further details.  

SACRED HEART: Refreshments , tea and coffee, are  available in the Hall after Sunday Mass. 

All are very welcome. Come and join us to meet and  catch up. Refreshments will be available after the  Thursday morning 9.30 am Liturgy. 

ENGLISH MARTYRS: STATIONS OF THE CROSS 10.20  to 10.50. Before Sunday Mass 

SACRED HEART Friday after evening 7pm Mass.  

WHATS APP Groups: To join please text name and  mobile number to Richard Potter on 

07944 510694 for Sacred Heart Parish Group.  English Martyrs Group please text name and mobile number to Maris Golovackis on 07851  931162 to join. 

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION AT SH  

First Holy Communion Preparation The next  session for Children will be on Monday 14th March  at 6pm.  

First Holy Communion Mass for this group is on  Sunday, 26th June at 9.30 am 

Confirmation Preparation Programme continues  Thursday, 24th March in the Sacred Heart Parish  Hall, 7—8 pm. Confirmation will be celebrated on  Sunday, 22nd May at 9.30 am Mass.  

First Holy Communion Preparation (second group)  There is a registration meeting for parents on  Thursday, 5th May 7—8pm in the day chapel.  It is very important that you attend this meeting.  The first session for children will be on Thursday,  12th May, 6-7pm  

First Holy Communion Mass for this second group  will be on Saturday, 16th July at 5pm 

Thanks to those running these preparation classes  for their time and commitment. 

SINE NOMINE CONCERT—You will be pleased to  hear that the Concert last Sunday at EM raised £408  for Myton Hospices. Well done all.  

RUGBY GREEN CHRISTIAN GROUP EVENT  

Friday 25th March 7.30-9.30pm at Rugby  Methodist Church Centre. Panel including MP Mark  Pawsey will be addressing questions about climate  change . All welcome. To attend sign up via Event brite https://rugbyclimate.eventbrite.com or see Poster.  

CAFOD LENT FAST DAY Friday 11th March. Thanks  for your contributions. Please put any envelopes in  with the collection.  

HELPING UKRAINE. Fr Hudson’s, our Diocesan  social welfare agency, is to be the point of contact  for offers of accommodation and help for the refugees. They will liaise with the relevant authorities  and keep up to date with developments .There is  more information on the diocesan website . Please  speak to Fr Gerry or Deacon Lionel if you have a particular desire to take part in this work.  

FRIENDS OF THE HOLY LAND – COME AND MEET  LAILA ASFOURA FROM BETHLEHEM 

Wednesday 23 March. 7pm in the Parish Centre,  St Francis Church, Warwick Road, Kenilworth CV8  1HL. You are warmly welcomed to meet Laila Asfoura from Bethlehem, who will share the latest  situation in the Holy Land, the work of FHL and  answer any questions. Laila is the Founder Member  of FHL’s local Committee. A buffet supper is being  arranged with a cash bar. Tickets £10 pp are availa ble from  

peter.rand@friendsoftheholyland.org.uk or by tele phoning the FHL office 01926 512980.  

FINANCES AT SH & EM PARISHES . This weekend  your Gift Aid envelopes are available for collection.  Let us know if you will no longer be using them.  

Please let us know if you would like to sign a Stan ing Order and/or sign up for Gift Aid and so increase  your giving by 25% at no extra cost to you. Or may be see if you can increase your Standing Order.  Your financial support is needed by the Parishes and  very much appreciatedv. Thank you for your steadfast financial support during the lockdown and pandemic. Standing Orders  help assure the Parishes of regular steady income  and simplify banking. Please speak to Diane at SH  or Caroline at EM if you have any queries or changes of address etc. Thanks.

Mass for the 2nd Sunday of Lent, Year C

Here is Mass for the Second Sunday of Lent from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

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Sat  12thSH 5.00 p.m. Glancy Intention LS 
Sun  13thSH 
EM
9.30 am 
11.00 am
People of the Parishes  Alan Hughes RIP LS
Mon  14th SH 10.00 am LS NO MASS TODAY 
Tues  15thSH 10.00 am. NO MASS TODAY
Wed  16thSH 7.00 pm. Richard Clarke (Birthday) LS  
Cremation Service for Patricia Dunne 2.30pm at Rainsbrook. 
Thurs  17thEM  
SH
11.00 am. 
9.30 am
Terry Deery RIP Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion
Fri  18thSH 7.00pm Eamon Reynolds (Get well) LS  
Public Stations of the Cross after Mass 
Sat 19thSH 5.00 pm Eileen Deery RIP (Clarke) LS 
Sun 20thSH  
EM
9.30 am  
11.00 am 
Russell (In honour of St Therese)  Eileen & Ken Pedley RIP LS

SUNDAY NIGHT CHORAL CONCERT ’ Hail ,Gladdening Light ’ at English Martyrs Church on Sunday 13th  March at 7.30pm . Given by our wonderful local Choir Sine Nomine who have sung in many Cathedrals  and Churches throughout the country to great acclaim. Free Admission but Retiring Collection for Myton  Hospice. Don’t miss the chance to hear some wonderful music and great singing from the Choir celebrating their 20th anniversary.  

WALKING TOGETHER/ SYNODALITY QUESTIONNAIRE. Work is going on to prepare the ten page diocesan report which will be published in the diocese. It will be sent to the Bishops Conference who will produce a national report. Fr . Thanks again for your responses and cooperation .  

DEANERY CHANGES : as a result of the revision of the deanery structure in the diocese the Rugby part  of the Rugby Deanery (St Maries, Sacred Heart and English Martyrs ) will be joining Warwick Deanery to  form Rugby and Warwick Deanery. The Nuneaton area Parishes will be joining Coventry Deanery.  

LIVESTREAM UPDATE :will be livestreaming the Saturday evening Mass from Sacred Heart and the  11am Sunday Mass from English Martyrs. We will be livestreaming weekday Masses as shown above.

Sacred Heart Safeguarding Officer: Sue Leary www.sacredheartrugby.org.uk Tel. 01788 813263 YouTube: Sacred Heart, Bilton  Email: sacredheart.bilton@rcaob.org.uk Parish Office for both parishes open:  Tuesday and Thursday 9.30 am to 12.00.English Martyrs Safeguarding Officer: Marie Kane www.englishmartyrsrugby.org Tel. 01788 813263 YouTube -English Martyrs RC Parish Rugby Email: sacredheart.bilton@rcaob.org.uk English Martyrs Primary School Tel 01788 543432
Parish Team Canon Gerard Murray, Deacon Lionel Pelloquin. Fr Graham Venn IC in residence  Archdiocese of Birmingham Registered as a charity no. 234216

LENT LUNCHES IN HILLMORTON 2022 

Thurs 17th March 12.30 Rogers Hall (St John the  Baptist) 

Thurs 24th March 12.30 Paddox Methodists

Tues 5th April 12.30 St Georges 

Tues 12th April 12.30 English Martyrs  

Join us for a simple soup and roll lunch. With a short  reflection. In aid of Christian Aid and Cafod.  

SACRED HEART: Refreshments , tea and coffee, are  available in the Hall after Sunday Mass. 

All are very welcome. Come and join us to meet and  catch up. Refreshments will be available after the  Thursday morning 9.30 am Liturgy. 

ENGLISH MARTYRS: STATIONS OF THE CROSS 10.20  to 10.50. Before Sunday Mass 

SACRED HEART Friday after evening 7pm Mass.  

ENGLISH MARTYRS – St. Vincent de Paul Society  Appeal Thank you for your response to this appeal.  We now have five more people interested in their  work visiting the elderly and housebound. Please  call Margaret Hughes 546407 for more information  or enquiries. 

WHATS APP Groups: To join please text name and  mobile number to Richard Potter on 

07944 510694 for Sacred Heart Parish Group.  English Martyrs Group please text name and mobile number to Maris Golovackis on 07851  931162 to join. 

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION:  

First Holy Communion Preparation The next ses sion for Children will be on Monday 14th March at  6pm.Later in the year after Easter we are planning  another series of classes for those who need to  begin their preparation . This is open to young peo ple from Sacred Heart and English Martyrs Parishes. 

Confirmation Preparation Programme continues  Thursday, 24th March in the Sacred Heart Parish  Hall, 7—8 pm. Confirmation will be celebrated on  Sunday, 22nd May at 9.30 am Mass.  

Thanks to those running both preparation classes  for their time and commitment. 

RUGBY GREEN CHRISTIAN GROUP EVENT  

Friday 25th March 7.30=9.30pm at Rugby Methodist Church Centre. Panel including MP Mark Pawsey  will be addressing questions about climate change .  All welcome. To attend sign up via Eventbrite https:// rugbyclimate.eventbrite.com or see Poster.  

CAFOD LENT FAST DAY Friday 11th March. Your  personal small act of kindness will make a big differ ence to communities facing hunger and children  facing malnutrition. Please hand in your envelope or  donate at the Collection for Fast Day this weekend.  Please Gift Aid your donation if you can. Details on  the envelope. Thanks.  

HELPING UKRAINE. The best way to help is to donate money not goods. You can do this through  CAFOD which I s part of the Disaster Emergencies  Appeal for Ukraine of other mainline charities. .  They will work through Caritas Ukraine which is on  the ground to provide support and help to the  needy. You can donate directly via the CAFOD web site.  

FRIENDS OF THE HOLY LAND – COME AND MEET  LAILA ASFOURA FROM BETHLEHEM 

Wednesday 23 March. 7pm in the Parish Centre, St  Francis Church, Warwick Road, Kenilworth CV8 1HL.  You are warmly welcomed to meet Laila Asfoura  from Bethlehem, who will share the latest situation  in the Holy Land, the work of FHL and answer any  questions. Laila is the Founder Member of FHL’s lo cal Committee. A buffet supper is being arranged  with a cash bar. Tickets £10 pp are available from  

peter.rand@friendsoftheholyland.org.uk or by tele phoning the FHL office 01926 512980.  

GIFT AID ENVELOPES AVAILABLE. Next weekend  your envelopes will be available for collection. Let  us know if you will no longer be using them. Please  let us know if you would like to sign Standing Order  and/or sign up for Gift Aid and so increase your giving. Or maybe see if you can increase your Standing  Order. Your financial support is needed by the Parishes and very much valued. Please speak to Diane  at SH or Caroline at EM if you have any queries or  changes of address etc. Thanks.

Mass for the First Sunday of Lent

Here is Mass for the First Sunday of Lent from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Sat  5thSH 5.00 p.m. People of the parish LS Collection for Cathedral Maintenance
Sun  6thSH 
EM
9.30 am 
11.00 am
Peace in Ukraine Collection for Cathedral Maintenance  Kathleen Reynolds (sick) LS
Mon  7th SH 10.00 am Sick and Housebound Parishioners of the Parishes LS 
Tues  8thSH 10.00 am. Rugby and Warwick Deanery Ints LS 
Wed  9thSH 7.00 pm. FHC and Confirmation Candidates LS 
Thurs  10thEM  
SH
11.00 am.  
9.30 am
Terry Deery RIP  Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion
Fri  11thSH 7.00pm LS Lenten Fast Day—for the work of CAFOD LS  Public Stations of the Cross after Mass 
Sat 12thSH 5.00 pm Glancey Intention LS 
Sun 13thSH  
EM
9.30 am  
11.00 am
People of the Parishes  Allan Hughes RIP LS

WALKING TOGETHER/ SYNODALITY QUESTIONNAIRE. There has been an impressive response from all  parts of the diocese. Work is going on to prepare the ten page diocesan report which will be published  and sent to the Bishops Conference who will produce a national report. We hope we will be able to look  together at some of the matters raised in the light of the situation in our parishes and the Diocesan Vi sion. Thanks again for your responses and cooperation .  

DEANERY CHANGES : as a result of the revision of the deanery structure in the diocese the Rugby part  of the Rugby Deanery (St Maries, Sacred Heart and English Martyrs ) will be joining Warwick Deanery to  form Rugby and Warwick Deanery. The Nuneaton area Parishes will be joining Coventry Deanery.  

CHORAL CONCERT ’Hail ,Gladdening Light ’ at English Martyrs Church on Sunday 13th March at 7.30pm. Given by our wonderful local Choir Sine Nomine who have sung in many Cathedrals and Churches  throughout the country to great acclaim. Free Admission but Retiring Collection for Myton Hospice.  Don’t miss the chance to hear some wonderful music and great singing from the Choir celebrating their  20th anniversary. 

LIVESTREAM; We will be livestreaming the Saturday evening Mass from Sacred Heart and the 11am  Sunday Mass from English Martyrs. We will be  livestreaming weekday Masses as shown above. 

SACRED HEART: Refreshments, tea and coffee, are  available in the Hall after Sunday Mass. All are very welcome. Come and join us to meet and catch up. Refreshments will be available after the Thursday morning 9.30 am Liturgy. 

ENGLISH MARTYRS: STATIONS OF THE CROSS 10.20  to 10.50. Before Sunday Mass 

ENGLISH MARTYRS – St. Vincent de Paul Society  Appeal The SVP have been active within English  Martyrs Parish for almost sixty years; visiting the  sick and housebound, taking Holy Communion monthly. Now there are only three of  us supporting our parish SVP. Will you join us? These visits are much appreciated by the  housebound. Can you spare one hour a week? Please call Margaret Hughes 546407 for  more information. 

WHATS APP Groups: To join please text name and  mobile number to Richard Potter on 07944 510694 for Sacred Heart Parish Group.  English Martyrs Group please text name and mobile number to Maris Golovackis on 07851  931162 to join. 

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION FOR THOSE NOT IN  CATHOLIC SCHOOLS : First Holy Communion Prep aration for those whose classes were interrupted  by the first lockdown. The next session for Children  will be on Monday 14th March at 6pm. The families  have been informed. Later in the year we will be 

having another series of classes for those who need  to begin their preparation from the beginning. This  is for young people from Sacred Heart and English  Martyrs Parishes. 

Confirmation Preparation is beginning on  Thursday, 10th March in the Sacred Heart Parish  Hall, 7—8 pm. If you wish to take part please email  the parish office or telephone 07951177910 as  soon as possible. Confirmation will be celebrated on  Sunday, 22nd May at 9.30 am Mass.  Thanks to those running both preparation classes  for their time and commitment. 

RUGBY GREEN CHRISTIAN GROUP EVENT  

Friday 25th March 7.30-9.30pm at Rugby Methodist Church Centre. Panel including MP Mark Pawsey  will be addressing questions about climate change .  All welcome. To attend sign up via Eventbrite https:// rugbyclimate.eventbrite.com 

CAFOD LENT FAST DAY Friday 11th March. Every  child should grow big and strong. On Family Fast  Day eat simply and give generously to support  mothers around the world with expert training in  growing and making healthy food . Your small act of  kindness will make a big difference to communities  facing hunger and children facing malnutrition.  Please take and envelope and a leaflet explaining  more. Collection for Fast Day next weekend.  

HELPING UKRAINE 

CAFOD is part of the Disaster Emergencies Appeal  for Ukraine. They will work through Caritas Ukraine  to provide support and help to the needy. You can  donate directly via the CAFOD website.  

Mass for the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Here is Mass for the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: The Lord became my protector. He brought me out to a place of  freedom; he saved me because he delighted in me.  

First Reading: A reading from the first book of Ecclesiasticus. Do not praise a man before he has spoken.  

Response: Psalm 91. It is good to give you thanks, O Lord  

Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St Paul to Corinthians.  He has given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Open our hearts O Lord to accept the words of  your Son. Alleluia!  

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke. A man’s words flow out of what fills his heart. 

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS, LS = Live Stream 

Saturday 26th 5 pm SH For peace in the world LS 

Sunday 27th 9.30 am SH People of the Parishes  

Sunday 27th 11.00 am EM Terry Deery RIP LS 

Monday 28th 10am SH Mgr John Heslin RIP LS 

Tuesday 01st 10am SH Fr Gaby Maguire RIP LS  

Wednesday 02nd 7pm SH Ash Wednesday: Mass with distribution of Ashes LS 

9.30am EM Funeral Mass Terry Deery RIP :

11.00am EM Mass with Ashes 

Thursday 03rd 9.30am SH Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion 

11am EM Private Intention  

Friday 04th 7pm SH Sick and Housebound LS  

Saturday 05th  5pm SH People of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 06th 9.30am SH Peace in Ukraine  

Sunday 06th 11am EM Kathleen Reynolds (Sick) LS 

WALKING TOGETHER/ SYNODALITY QUESTIONNAIRE. Thanks again for your contributions  from both Parishes. A report has been prepared and will be sent to the Diocese soon and  will be incorporated into the Diocesan Report. We will share the Report from the Parishes  soon and make it available online . I am sure it will provide a stimulus to our ongoing  thoughts and reflections about the emerging Diocesan Vision. 

WALK WITH ME FOR LENT: please take copies of the Prayer Book and Lenten Calendar to  help your Lenten Daily Prayer. Free but a £1 donation would be welcome. Please share with  the housebound and those unable to attend Church at present.  

LIVESTREAM; Hoping we have cured the problems with livestreaming the Saturday evening  Mass from Sacred Heart and we can resume live streaming from this weekend. You can  follow the Sunday morning 11am Mass from English Martyrs on YouTube live stream. 

SACRED HEART: Refreshments , tea and coffee, are available in the Hall after Sunday Mass.  All are very welcome. Come and join us to meet and catch up. Refreshments will be  available after the Thursday morning 9.30 am Liturgy.  

READERS: Please pick up copy of your new Rota.  

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER (formerly Womens’ World day of Prayer): Friday 4th March  10.30am Service at Sacred Heart. All welcome. We hope to live stream it on the Parish You  Tube channel  

ASH WEDNESDAY: 2nd March: English Martyrs Mass and Imposition of Ashes 11.30am, Sacred Heart 7pm.  

REST IN PEACE: Funeral Mass for Terry Deery will be at English Martyrs on 2nd March at  9.30am. 

ENGLISH MARTYRS: STATIONS OF THE CROSS 10.20 to 10.50. Before Sunday Mass 

ENGLISH MARTYRS – St. Vincent de Paul Society Appeal The SVP have been active within  English Martyrs Parish for almost sixty years; visiting the sick and housebound, taking Holy  Communion monthly. Now there are only three of us supporting our parish SVP. Will you  join us? These visits are much appreciated by the housebound. Can you spare one hour a  week? Please call Margaret Hughes 546407 for more information. 

WHATS APP Groups: To join please text name and mobile number to Richard Potter on  07944 510694 for Sacred Heart Parish Group. English Martyrs Group please text name and  mobile number to Maris Golovackis on 07851 931162 to join. 

SACRAMENTS AT SACRED HEART: We are resuming the FHC Preparation for those whose  classes were interrupted by the first lockdown. The families have been informed. Later in  the year we will be having another series of classes for those who need to begin their  preparation from the beginning. We will also be running Confirmation classes in due course.  Thank you for your patience. Thanks to those running the classes for their time and  commitment. 

Mass for the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Here is the Mass for the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

 Entrance Antiphon: O Lord I trust in your merciful love. My heart will rejoice in your  salvation. I will sing to the Lord who has been bountiful with me.  

First Reading: A reading from the first book of Samuel. The Lord put you in my power, but I would not raise my hand .  

Response: Psalm 102. The Lord is compassion and love  

Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St Paul to Corinthians. We who have been modelled on the earthly man will be modelled on the heavenly man.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Open our hearts O Lord to accept the words of  your Son. Alleluia!  

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke. Be compassionate as your Father is compassionate. 

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS, LS = Live Stream 

Saturday 19th 5 pm SH People of the Parishes LS 

Sunday 20th 9.30 am SH Patricia Dunne RIP  

Sunday 20th 11.00 am EM Janis Glovackis RIP LS 

Monday 21st 10am SH No Mass today LS  

Tuesday 22nd 10am SH No Mass today LS  

Wednesday 23rd 7pm SH Mr and Mrs Connell LS  

Thursday 24th 11am EM O’Dwyer Family of Stourbridge  

Friday 25th 7pm SH Sick and Housebound LS  

Saturday 26th  5pm SH For Peace in the world LS  

Sunday 27th 9.30am SH People of the Parishes  

Sunday 28th 11am EM Terry Deery RIP LS 

WALKING TOGETHER/ SYNODALITY QUESTIONNAIRE. Thank you to everyone who has responded to the Questionnaire issued last weekend on paper and online. The deadline for replies is Wednesday 23rd as we have to complete our parish report to send to the diocese by the end of the month. Please return online or in person. Details are on the  questionnaire. You are free to stay behind after Mass today to fill in a response to any of the questions using the back of the paper. 

LIVESTREAM; Still problems with the Saturday evening Mass from Sacred Heart. You can  follow the Sunday morning 11am Mass from English Martyrs on YouTube live stream. 

SACRED HEART: Refreshments, tea and coffee, are available in the Hall after Sunday Mass. All are very welcome. Come and join us to meet and catch up.

READERS: Please pick up  copy of your new Rota.  

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER (formerly Women’s World day of Prayer) : Friday 4th March  10.30am Service at Sacred Heart. All welcome. 

ASH WEDNESDAY: 2nd March : English Martyrs Mass and Imposition of Ashes 11.30am, Sacred Heart 7pm.  

REST IN PEACE: Funeral Mass for Terry Deery will be at English Martyrs on 2nd March at  9.30am. As this is Ash Wednesday, the Mass and Ashes will move to 11.30am.  

ENGLISH MARTYRS – St. Vincent de Paul Society Appeal The SVP have been active within English Martyrs Parish for almost sixty years; visiting the sick and housebound, taking Holy Communion monthly. Now there are only three of us supporting our parish SVP. Will you join us? These visits are much appreciated by the housebound. Can you spare one hour a week? Please call Margaret Hughes 546407 for more information. 

WHATS APP Groups To join please text name and mobile number to Richard Potter on  07944 510694 for Sacred Heart Parish Group. English Martyrs Group please text name and mobile number to Maris Golovackis on 07851 931162 to join.  

THE NICENE CREED: I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth,  of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of  God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true  

God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made.  For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was  incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius  Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with  the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He  will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. I  believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the  Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the  prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for  theforgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the  world to come. Amen.

Mass for the Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C

Here is Mass for the Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: Be my protector, O God, a mighty stronghold to save me. For you are my rock, my stronghold! Lead me guide me, for the sake of your name.  

First Reading: A reading from the prophet Jeremiah. A curse on the man who puts his trust in man, a blessing on the man who puts his trust in  the Lord .  

Response: Psalm 1. Happy the man who has placed his trust in the Lord  

Second Reading: A reading from the letter of St Paul to Corinthians.  If Christ has not been raised your believing is useless.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Blessed are you Father, Lord of heaven and earth ;  for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom to mere children. Alleluia!  

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke. How happy you who are poor. Alas for you who are rich. 

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS, LS = Live Stream 

Saturday 12th 5 pm SH Daniel and Isobel Recently Married LS 

Sunday 13th 9.30 am SH People of the Parishes  

Sunday 13th 11.00 am EM Sheila England RIP LS 

Monday 14th 10am SH Mary Hicks Ints (Clarke) LS 

Tuesday 15th 10am SH 10am Funeral Service John O’Rourke RIP. No Mass. LS 

Wednesday 16th 7pm SH Celebrants Intention LS 

Thursday 17th 11am EM Terry Deery RIP  

Friday 18th 7pm SH Sick and Housebound of Parishes LS 

Saturday 19th  5pm SH People of the Parishes LS 

Sunday 20th 9.30am SH Patricia Dunn RIP  

Sunday 20th 11am EM Janis Glovackis RIP LS 

This weekend Collection for Racial Justice Sunday. Weekend 12/13 Feb 

WALKING TOGETHER/ SYNODALITY Questionnaire for the Parishes 

Richard Potter and Fr Gerry have put together a short Questionnaire. We invite you to heed Pope Francis’ call to make your response in order to prepare the Synod in 2023. Please reflect on the questions and reply to all or some of them either in writing or by  email. Full instructions are on the sheet. A report will go from our parishes and will  become part of the report from our diocese.  

LIVESTREAM; We have had problems with livestreaming the Saturday evening Mass from Sacred Heart. Please note you can follow the Sunday morning 11am Mass from English Martyrs on YouTube  live stream.  

REST IN PEACE; Funeral Service (not Mass) at Sacred Heart for John Charles O’Rourke RIP on Tuesday  15th February at 10am. Funeral Mass for Terry Deery will be at English Martyrs on 2nd March at  9.30am. As this is Ash Wednesday the Mass and Ashes will move to 11.30am.  

ENGLISH MARTYRS – St. Vincent de Paul Society Appeal It’s never going to happen to us. We’re not going to grow old, become housebound suffer from dementia; spend our latter days in a nursing  home, but for some of us that’s exactly how it’s going to be, and we would like to believe that the  SVP will always be there to pay a visit and bring laughter and fun to alleviate the loneliness of the  day. The SVP have been active within English Martyrs Parish for almost sixty years; visiting the sick  and housebound, taking Holy Communion monthly. Now there are only three of us supporting our  parish SVP. Will you join us? 

Thursday when we do not always want to go a voice says, “can you not give an hour for me?” 

We go on our way and knock the door, and a parishioner’s cry “I’m so happy that you came;” we  make our departure, and the voice says, “see give an hour for me.” 

Can you spare one hour a week? Please call Margaret Hughes 546407 for more information. 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AT ENGLISH MARTYRS – We welcome the Group from EM School who  will be making their First Holy Communion in June with their families at Mass today.  

WHATS APP Groups are a useful way of connecting Parishioners for sharing news, information etc.  There is a Sacred Heart Group already in existence. To join please text name and mobile number to  Richard Potter on 07944 510694 for Sacred Heart Parish Group. We have now started an English  Martyrs Group please text name and mobile number to Maris Golovackis on 07851 931162 to join.  

THE NICENE CREED- I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all  things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of  the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not  made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our  salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and  became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried,  and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is  seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead  and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who  proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who  has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one  Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of  the world to come. Amen.

Sacred Heart and English Martyrs Parish Questionnaire for the Synod

You are invited to respond to all or some of these questions as you wish or to raise any other matters for consideration. They are based on the three themes proposed by the Vatican Office for the Synod namely, Communion- Participation- Mission. Pope Francis is seeking the widest possible response from Parishes, Dioceses and the wider Church. If you have taken part in the recent parish Zoom still feel free to respond via the Questionnaire. 

  1. Reflecting on 20 months of the pandemic. How has participation in the parish been affected?    Were these issues and /or opportunities there before and how can participation be strengthened as we move forward into the future?
  1. What do we need to do together to make our parish a ‘better’ parish?
  1. How do families and young people effectively participate in the life of the parish?  How do we support and encourage them?
  1.  How does the parish effectively identify and use the gifts of its people?
  1.  In what ways is the call of Jesus to serve the poor a priority in the Church and especially in our parishes? Who are the poor in our midst?
  1.  Is there anything else you would like to mention?  We realise that most of the questions above deal with the parish and the local situation but in responding to this question you could relate it to the parish or the diocesan or the global church.

The timetable for responses is now very short and we need to have responses by next weekend 20th February if possible or at the very latest 23rd February. Thank you for reading this questionnaire we hope it will make us all reflect on these present times in the life of our parish and Church. We seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit who is with us on the way. 

Please respond. You can submit written response to Sacred Heart Presbytery or hand in after weekend Masses or email to this special email address – shsynod2021@gmail.com or sacredheart.bilton@rcaob.org.uk. Thanks for your cooperation.  

Mass for the 5th Sunday of Year C

Here is Mass for the 5th Sunday of Year C from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: O come let us worship God and bow low before the God who made us, for he is the Lord our God.  

First Reading: A reading from the prophet Isaiah. Here I am send me. 

Response: Psalm 137. Before the angels I will bless you O Lord  

Second Reading: A reading from the letter of St Paul to Corinthians.  

I preach what they preach, and this is what you all believed.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! I call you friends, says the Lord, because I have made  known to you everything I have learnt from my Father. Alleluia!  

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke. They left everything and  followed him.  

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS, LS = Live Stream 

Saturday 5th 5 pm SH Winnie Burke RIP LS  

Sunday 6th 9.30 am SH People of the Parishes  

Sunday 6th 11.00 am EM Elizabeth Kent RIP LS  

Monday 7th 10am SH Private Intention LS 

Tuesday 8th 10am SH People and Clergy of Rugby Deanery LS 

Wednesday 9th 7pm SH Celebrants Intention LS 

Thursday 10th 11am EM Joan and Albert Wright  

Friday 11th 7pm SH World Day of Prayer for the Sick LS 

Saturday 12th  5pm SH Daniel and Isobel Recently Married LS 

Sunday 13th 9.30am SH People of the Parishes 

Sunday 13th 11am EM Sheila England RIP LS 

Retiring Collection for the work of LIFE Charity. Weekend 5/6 Feb 

Next weekend Collection for Racial Justice Sunday. Weekend 12/13 Feb 

WALKING TOGETHER/ SYNODALITY CONSULTATION MEETINGS 

Thanks you to all those, about 20 people, from both parishes who took part in the successful  Zoom meeting on Thursday evening. We plan to report back with some feedback in due  course. A video of the opening and feedback sessions from the Zoom can be found on the  parish websites of Sacred Heart and English Martyrs. Just follow the link

We are preparing a short questionnaire on these matters so as many parishioners as  possible can participate in this process. This will be available next weekend.  

USED STAMPS FOR CHARITY – SH and EM. Thanks for your interest and support.  

LIVESTREAM; We will be livestreaming the 5pm Saturday Mass at Sacred Heart and 11 am  Sunday Mass at English Martyrs and the weekday Masses as indicated.  

REST IN PEACE; Funeral Service(not Mass) at Sacred Heart for John Charles O’Rourke on Tuesday 15th February at 10am. 

COVID – NEW GUIDANCE FROM THE BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE : Copy on Noticeboard. The main form  of virus transmission is via personal oral or nasal aerosol. Those attending an act of worship may  continue to wear a face covering (both nose and mouth) in the church building. There is no need  for formal social distancing but be sensitive to the needs of others. Transmission from surfaces is  minimal so use of hymn books, mass sheets etc can be resumed. 

The Sign of peace may be offered again, if felt appropriate, a bow may be more appropriate than  physical contact at the moment. Holy Communion is to be given under one kind (the Sacred Host). 

Congregational singing may continue but there is general encouragement to wear face coverings  while singing though not everyone will feel able to do this. 

ENGLISH MARTYRS CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL We would like to notify you that the  Governing Body at English Martyrs Catholic Primary School are considering joining the Magnificat Academy. There is a consultation page on the school website which will provide FAQ and a form for consultation responses. 

THE NICENE CREED- I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all  things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of  the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not  made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our  salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and  became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried,  and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is  seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead  and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who  proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who  has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.  I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead  and the life of the world to come. Amen. 

GOODNESS IS STRONGER THAN EVIL. LOVE IS STRONGER THAN HATE. LIGHT IS STRONGER THAN  DARKNESS. 

VICTORY IS OURS THROUGH HIM WHO LOVED US. Archbishop Desmond Tutu RIP

Mass for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Here is Mass for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

 Entrance Antiphon: Save us O Lord our God! And gather us from the nations, to give thanks  to your holy name, and make it our glory to praise you.  

First Reading: A reading from the prophet Jeremiah  

I have appointed you as prophet to the nation.  

Response: Psalm 70. My lips will tell of your help  

Second Reading: A reading from the letter of St Paul to Corinthians. There are three things that last: faith, hope and love; and the greatest of these is love.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, says the Lord;  no one can come to the Father except through me. Alleluia!  

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke. Like Elijah and Elisha, Jesus is not sent to the Jews only.  

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS, LS = Live Stream  

Saturday 29th 5 pm SH Patsy Matthews RIP LS  

Sunday 30th 9.30 am SH Dominic George (Birthday)  

Sunday 30th 11.00 am EM People of the Parishes LS  

Monday 31st 10am SH LS Fr David Lloyd RIP  

Tuesday 1st 10am SH LS No Mass this week  

Wednesday 2nd 7pm SH LS Candlemas Blessing of Candles  

Thursday 3rd 11am EM  

Friday 4th 7pm SH LS Marie Payne RIP  

Saturday 5th  5pm SH LS vWinnie Burke RIP 

Sunday 6th 9.30am SH People of the Parish  

Sunday 6th 11am EM LS Elizabeth Kent RIP 

WALKING TOGETHER CONSULTATION MEETINGS: There has been a rather disappointing  response so far to the invitation to join us for a Zoom meeting on Thursday 3rd February  at 7pm. If you wish to take part, please let us have your email address and we will inform you of  the details of the meeting including what we will be discussing and how to take part. Details  please to sacredheart.bilton@rcaob.org.uk. This is open to members of both parishes.  

We are preparing a short questionnaire on these matters so as many parishioners as possible can  participate in this process. This will be available soon.  

COVID – NEW GUIDANCE FROM THE BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE 

Please be fully vaccinated as this reduces possibility of death and serious infection with Covid 19. If you have symptoms of Covid 19 you should stay at home and not attend Church.  

The main form of virus transmission is via personal oral or nasal aerosol. Those attending an act of  worship may continue to wear a face covering (both mouth and nose) in the Church building.  There is no need for formal social distancing but be sensitive to the needs of others. Transmission  from surfaces is minimal so use of hymn books, mass sheets etc can be resumed.  

The Sign of Peace may be offered again, if felt appropriate, a bow may be more appropriate than  physical contact at the moment. Holy Communion is to be given under one kind (the Sacred Host).  

Congregational singing may continue but there is a general encouragement to wear face coverings  while singing though not everyone will feel able to do this. 

Those participating in the life of the Church need to hold in balance the need for personal safety  and taking responsibility for that safety.  

ENGLISH MARTYRS CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL We would like to notify you that the Governing Body at English Martyrs Catholic Primary School are considering joining the Magnificat Academy. Please can you share this with the church community. Consultation starts on Monday 31st January 2022 and will close on Friday 25th February 2022. There is a consultation page on the school website from Monday 31st January 2022 which will  provide FAQ and a form for consultation responses.  

THE NICENE CREED- I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all  things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of  the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not  made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our  salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and  became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried,  and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is  seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead  and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who  proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who  has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.  I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead  and the life of the world to come. Amen 

Mass for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Here is Mass for the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: O sing a new song to the Lord; sing to the Lord all the earth. In his  presence are majesty and splendour, strength and honour in his holy place.  

First Reading: A reading from the book of Nehemiah. Ezra read from the law of God and the people understood what was read. 

Response: Psalm 18. Your words are spirit Lord, and they are life.  

Second Reading: A reading from the letter of St Paul to Corinthians. You together are Christ’s body but each of you is a different part of it.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! The Lord has sent me to bring good news to the  poor, to proclaim liberty to captives. Alleluia!  

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke  

The text is being fulfilled today.  

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS, LS = Live Stream 

Saturday 22nd 5 pm SH Kevin & Tom McElhatton RIP LS  

Sunday 23rd 9.30 am SH Brigid Moran and Peter Keady RIP  

Sunday 23rd 11.00 am EM LS People of the Parishes  

Monday 24th 10am SH LS Private Intention  

Tuesday 25th 10am SH LS No Mass this week  

Wednesday 26th 7pm SH LS Private Intention  

Thursday 27th 11am EM , 7am Mass and Confirmation with Bishop William.  Friday 28th 7pm SH LS Sick and Housebound of the Parishes  Saturday 29th 5pm SH LS Patsy Matthews RIP  

Sunday 30th 9.30am SH Dominic George (Birthday)  

Sunday 30th 11am EM LS People of the Parishes 

WALKING TOGETHER CONSULTATION MEETINGS 

We are asked to get together to come together to discuss and listen to one  another as we consider how we can as a community respond to the challenge  of living the Gospel in our lives today. Please consider joining us for a Zoom  meeting on Thursday 3rd February at 7pm. If you wish to take part, please let  us have your email address and we will inform you of the details of the  meeting including what we will be discussing and how to take part. Details  please to sacredheart.bilton@rcaob.org.uk. This is open to members of both  parishes.  

We are preparing a short questionnaire on these matters so as many  parishioners as possible can participate in this process. This will be available  soon.  

USED STAMPS – SH and EM. Please bring any used postage stamps and put them in the jar in the  narthex. They will help raise money for charity. Thanks. 

LIVESTREAM; We will be livestreaming the 5pm Saturday Mass at Sacred Heart and 11 am Sunday  Mass at English Martyrs and the weekday Masses as indicated.  

COVID RESTRICTIONS 

AS you know the government is in the process of relaxing all restrictions. We have not received any  further instructions from the Diocese. We still have a responsibility to protect and look after one  another in our parish gatherings.  

Please continue to wear a mask as transmission is still possible.  

Do not come to Church if you have flu like symptoms.  

Please respect other people and keep a distance where possible.  

THE NICENE CREED- I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all  things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of  the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not  made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our  salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and  became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried,  and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is  seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead  and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who  proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who  has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.  I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead  and the life of the world to come. Amen 

Mass for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Here is Mass for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: All the earth shall bow down before you, O God, and shall sing to you,  shall sing to your name, O Most High!  

First Reading: A reading from the prophet Isaiah. The bridegroom rejoices in his bride.  

Response: Psalm 95. Proclaim the wonders of the Lord among all the peoples  

Second Reading: A reading from the letter of St Paul to Corinthians.  One and the same Spirit, who distributes gifts to different people just as he chooses.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life: you  have the message of eternal life. Alleluia!  

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to John 2:1-11. This was the first of the signs given by Jesus: it was given at Cana in Galilee. 

THIS WEEKEND RETIRING COLLECTION FOR PAX CHRISTI – Please support generously. Thanks.

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS, LS = Live Stream 

Saturday 15th 5 pm SH Chris Cassin RIP LS  

Sunday 16th 9.30 am SH People of the Parishes  

Sunday 16th 11.00 am EM Sick and Housebound LS  

Monday 17th 10am SH LS No Mass this week  

Tuesday 18th 10am SH LS No Mass this week  

Wednesday 19th 7pm SH LS Private Intention  

Thursday 20th EM 11am Kitty Consadine (Get Well)  

Friday 21st 7pm SH LS George Family Intentions  

Saturday 22nd 5pm SH LS Kevin McElhatton RIP  

Sunday 23rd 9.30am SH People of the Parishes  

Sunday 23rd 11am EM LS Brigid Moran RIP and Peter Keady RIP 

DEACON LIONEL PELLOQUIN. Many of you will already know Lionel and his family from their  Sacred Heart days. Lionel was ordained a Permanent Deacon in 2019. He has been ministering at St Marie’s. We are pleased to announce that he is transferring his ministry to Sacred Heart and  English Martyrs. He will be able to preach, conduct Baptisms, Funerals and Marriages and engage in pastoral duties. We are conscious of his responsibilities to his full-time job and his family. May the Lord richly bless Lionel’s ministry among us.  

SYNODALTY /WALKING TOGETHER CONSULTATION MEETINGS 

To take this process forward we are arranging a Zoom meeting to look at some of the questions  and themes suggested for discussion. It will take place on Thursday 3rd February at 7pm. If you  wish to take part, please let us have your email address and we will inform you of the details of the meeting including what we will be discussing and how to take part. Details please to  sacredheart.bilton@rcaob.org.uk. 

We will be issuing a short questionnaire on these matters in due course so as many people as  possible can participate in this process.  

USED STAMPS – SH Please bring any used postage stamps and put them in the jar in the narthex.  They will help raise money for charity. Thanks. 

LIVESTREAM; We will be livestreaming the 5pm Saturday Mass at Sacred Heart and 11 am Sunday  Mass at English Martyrs and the weekday Masses as indicated.  

THE NICENE CREED- I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all  things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of  the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not  made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our  salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and  became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried,  and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is  seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead  and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who  proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who  has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I  confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead  and the life of the world to come. Amen  

PAX CHRISTI PRAYER 

GOD OF LOVE show us our place in this world as channels of your love for all the creatures of this  earth, for not one of them is forgotten in your sight.  

Enlighten those who possess power and money, that they may love the common good, advance the  weak, and care for the world in which we live. The poor and the earth are crying out. 

O LORD ,seize us with your power and light, help us to protect all life, to prepare for a better future,  for the coming of your Kingdom of justice, peace, love and beauty. PRAISE BE TO YOU ! AMEN

Pope Francis, adapted from Laudato Si.