Join us for Sunday worship

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An Angel announces to Mary that she will bear a child.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday December 18th at 9.30am, and will include 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: 113 The Angel Gabriel.
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Advent
Psalm: Let the Lord enter. He is the king of glory. (Ps23, p12)
Acclamation: Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near. Alleluia! Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near.
Gifts: 338 My soul proclaims
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 366 Holy Virgin, by God’s decree
Going forth: 112 O come, O come Emmanuel
For the season of Advent, we will be using the Pershore Mass setting by Alan Smith.
Everyone is welcome to attend our Christmas music practice on Saturday December 17th at 10am in the church. No previous experience is needed!

Worship and events this week

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A candle burns inside Sacred Heart Church, Rugby.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday December 5th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Birinus)
Tuesday December 6th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday December 7th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Ambrose)
Thursday December 8th – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of the Immaculate Conception)
Friday December 9th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday December 10th – Mass at 5pm (3rd Sunday of Advent, Year A)
Sunday December 11th – Mass at 9.30am (3rd Sunday of Advent, Year A)
Parish diary for this week
Sunday December 3rd – English Martyrs School and Parish Christmas Bazaar. Noon.
Monday December 5th – Monday Club meets in the hall, 2pm. All senior parishioners welcome.
Monday December 5th – Confirmation session, 6pm in the hall.
Forthcoming events
Saturday December 10th – Advent Quiet Hour, Bilton Methodist Church, 10am.
Sunday December 11th – Advent Service, 3.30pm, English Martyrs Church, Hillmorton.
Wednesday December 14th – Advent Penance Service, St Marie’s Church, 7pm.
Saturday December 17th – Christmas Music Practice, 10am, Sacred Heart Church.
Sunday December 18th – Sacred Heart Parish Christmas Party, 3.30pm-5.30pm.
Sunday February 19th 2017 – Confirmation at Sacred Heart with Archbishop Bernard.

Join us for Sunday Worship

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The Third Sunday of Advent

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent, Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday December 11th at 9.30am, and will include 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: Awake! Awake for the Lord is coming; Awake! Awake, there’s no time to sleep; Awake! awake, for the Lord is coming; the King is coming in glory. All over the world, people are waiting, waiting for peace and the promise of new life.
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Advent
Psalm: Come Lord and save us (Ps145, p11)
Acclamation: Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near. Alleluia! Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near.
Gifts: Jesse Tree, Jesse Tree, sign of God’s fidelity, that he will love eternally, the promise made to Israel, who waited for the coming of Emmanuel. 
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: Lullaby, lullaby, wait till tomorrow. Lullay, lullaby, wait till tomorrow. Your time will come. Your time will come.
Going forth: 116 Long ago, prophets knew
For the season of Advent, we will be using the Pershore Mass setting by Alan Smith.
Everyone is welcome to attend our Christmas music practice on Saturday December 17th at 10am in the church. No previous experience is needed!

Worship and events this week

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The great season of Advent has begun.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday November 28th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday November 29th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday November 30th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Andrew, Apostle)
Thursday December 1st – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Edmund Campion)
Friday December 2nd – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday December 3rd – Mass at 5pm (2nd Sunday of Advent, Year A)
Sunday December 4th – Mass at 9.30am (2nd Sunday of Advent, Year A)
Parish diary for this week
Monday November 28th – Monday Club meets in the hall, 2pm. All senior parishioners welcome.
Wednesday November 30th – UCM mince pie evening, Sacred Heart Church Hall.
Sunday December 3rd – English Martyrs School and Parish Christmas Bazaar. Noon.
Forthcoming events
Saturday December 3rd – Day of Praise and Reconciliation, Mater Ecclesiae Convent, Street Ashton, 10.30am.
Sunday December 18th – Sacred Heart Parish Christmas Party, 3.30pm-5.30pm.
Sunday February 19th 2017 – Confirmation at Sacred Heart with Archbishop Bernard.

Join us for Sunday worship

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St John the Baptist.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent, Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday December 4th at 9.30am, and will include 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: 82 Lord Emmanuel come
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Advent
Psalm: In his days, justice shall flourish, and peace till the moon fails (Ps71, p9)
Acclamation: Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near. Alleluia! Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near.
Gifts: 83 The Benedictus
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: Come Lord save us, come Lord save us
Going forth: 94 On Jordan’s Bank
For the season of Advent, we will be using the Pershore Mass setting by Alan Smith. 

Join us for Sunday worship

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Join us for the First Sunday of Advent.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the First Sunday of Advent, Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday November 27th at 9.30am, and will include 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: 64 Word of Justice
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Advent
Psalm: Shalom, Shalom, the peace of God be here. Shalom, Shalom, God’s justice be ever near (992 in hymnbook, verses 1,2,4,5)
Acclamation: Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near. Alleluia! Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near.
Gifts: 84 Like a sea without a shore
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 88 Wait for the Lord
Going forth: 100 Come thou long-expected Jesus
For the season of Advent, we will be using the Pershore Mass setting by Alan Smith. 

Join us for Sunday worship

baptism of lordYou are welcome to join us to celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday January 10th at 9.30am, including a special liturgy for the children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 6pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 170 When Jesus comes to be baptised
Penitential Rite: Asperges (final verse of above hymn)
Gloria: 532 Storrington
Psalm: The Lord will bless his people with peace (Ps28, p20)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: 883 Longing for light
Holy Holy: 584 Storrington
Mem Acclamation: 585 Storrington
Lamb of God: 590 Storrington
Communion: 747 The light of Christ
Going forth: 156 Joy to the World
We are using the Storrington Mass setting for the Christmas season. This is a new setting by Marty Haugen, written for the parish of Our Lady of England, in Storrington, England. This setting was written specifically for the new texts of the liturgy.

Join us for Sunday worship

EpiphanyYou are welcome to join us to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday January 3rd at 9.30am, including a special liturgy for the children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 6pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 150 The First Nowell
Penitential Rite: 522 Storrington
Gloria: 532 Storrington
Psalm: All nations shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord (Ps71, p19)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: Good King Wenceslas
Holy Holy: 584 Storrington
Mem Acclamation: 585 Storrington
Lamb of God: 590 Storrington
Communion: 166 As with gladness, men of old 151 See amid the winter’s snow
Going forth: 170 We three kings
We are using the Storrington Mass setting for the Christmas season. This is a new setting by Marty Haugen, written for the parish of Our Lady of England, in Storrington, England. This setting was written specifically for the new texts of the liturgy.

Join us for Sunday worship

nativitycardYou are welcome to join us to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday December 27th at 9.30am, including a special liturgy for the children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 6pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 142 Jesus, Saviour, holy child
Penitential Rite: 522 Storrington
Gloria: 532 Storrington
Psalm: O blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways (Ps 127, p15 lower)
Acclamation: 539 Taize.
Gifts: The Coventry Carol (choir)
Holy Holy: 584 Storrington
Mem Acclamation: 585 Storrington
Lamb of God: 590 Storrington
Communion: 135 It came upon the midnight clear, 130 Angels we have heard in heaven
Going forth: 129 God rest you merry gentlemen
We are using the Storrington Mass setting for the Christmas season. This is a new setting by Marty Haugen, written for the parish of Our Lady of England, in Storrington, England. This setting was written specifically for the new texts of the liturgy.