Mass for the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Mass for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Church.

Here is the Mass for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand?  But with you is found forgiveness, O God of Israel.  

First Reading; Isaiah 25: 6-10. The Lord will prepare a banquet, and will wipe away tears from every cheek.  

Psalm Response: Ps 22 In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell for ever and ever.  

Second Reading: A reading from the Letter of St Paul to the Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20. There is nothing I cannot master with the help of the One who gives me strength. 

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! The Word was made flesh and lived among us; to all who did accept him he gave power to become children of God. Alleluia!

Gospel: Matthew 22; 1-14. Invite everyone you can find to the wedding.  

WEEKEND MASSES: Sacred Heart, Saturday 5pm, 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.

You don’t need to book. We can accommodate all who want to come at present. 

Recorded Sunday and Weekday Masses from Sacred Heart are normally available on YouTube. Sunday Mass at 9.15 am. There will be recorded Weekday Masses, but not on Wednesday, from Sacred Heart, Bilton available on YouTube usually by 12 noon each day.

Recently Deceased. English Martyrs: Please remember in prayer David Richardson who has died recently. Funeral Mass Friday 23rd October at 11.30am followed by Cremation at Rainsbrook. Michael Wren (Sacred Heart) Funeral Service at Rainsbrook, Wednesday October 21st at 11am.

John Deery Funeral Mass at St Marie;s on Tuesday October  13th at 11.30am. Because of attendance restrictions, the Mass may be relayed outside to the grounds or you can watch it live on St Marie’s YouTube channel

Please pray for all their families and friends in their loss. May they rest in peace. 

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day Retiring Collection at Masses this weekend. Gift Aid Envelopes available. Please use. 

Weekend 10/11 October our parishes are marking CAFOD’s Family Fast Day Appeal to help people facing the worst of the coronavirus crisis. We’ve all felt the impact of this terrible disease – let’s come together to help the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world survive, rebuild and heal. Please pray for all those affected. You can also donate: online.

QR Codes. Following Government instructions, we are displaying QR codes on the poster as you enter the Church. You are encouraged to download the NHS Coronavirus App on your Smart Phone and use it to check in when you come. 

If you do not have Smart phone, please sign or be signed in in the usual way for the Track and Trace. Thank you for your cooperation with this important measure in combating Covid. It will help to keep all of us safe. 

FATHER HUDSONS CARE COLLECTION. Many thanks for your generous support. Sacred Heart £150 English Martyrs £196.  

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. Please note the recent change which says that only SIX people can be present at the ceremony. 

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.

NEW BISHOPS: On Friday, Canons David Evans and Stephen Wright were ordained as bishops at St Chad’s at 12 noon. Bishop Evans will take responsibility for the Birmingham and Worcester area and Bishop Wright for the north of the diocese. Our area Bishop William is due to retire next May. Please pray for Bishops David and Stephen as they take on these new responsibilities at this particularly challenging time. 

HARVEST FAST DAY PRAYER          

God, you call us out of darkness.
May we hear your voice
in the cry of our brothers and sisters in crisis.
As you walk alongside us always,
may we walk beside one another
listening and responding in love.
Shine the light of your compassion through us,
dispelling chaos, fear and despair.
Breathe hope and courage into all our hearts
as we work together to rebuild once more.
Strengthen us, Lord, and keep us steadfast.
Bring healing and comfort to all 
and lead us renewed into your marvellous light.
We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Support the Season of Creation

The Season of Creation runs from September 1st until October 4th, the 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. 

Now the lessons of this document need to be implemented in our thinking and acting in our personal lives, our community life and in the life of the global family. It calls us to ecological conversion and to see how our lives are connected with and affect the health and welfare of our world. We are using up the earth’s resources and our actions are affecting the climate and future of the earth. It especially affects the lives of our poorest brothers and sisters.

So let us try to implement in a serious and practical way the measures needed to ensure the future of our common home. Each one of us has a part to play through prayer, reflection and concrete actions. We must support and encourage one another in this. 

Father Gerry Murray, Sacred Heart parish priest.

A Prayer for Care of Creation

Creator God, who made our beautiful world,
appointed us as its guardians
and gifted us with everything we need,
forgive us
for the times we cause it harm;
for the times our way of life
affects our neighbours.

Inspire us
to care for the environment;
to help rebuild lives and communities;
to share in the griefs and anxieties,
joys and hopes of all your people,
so that all your creation may flourish.
Amen.
      Stephen Davies/CAFOD

You will find more information and resources on Care for Creation  on the CAFOD website.

More information and useful links

An introduction to the Season of Creation from the Archdiocese of Birmingham.
Vatican document on integral ecology: Safeguarding Creation is everyone’s responsibility – Vatican News
Vatican document on integral ecology: Safeguarding Creation is everyone’…Several Vatican Dicasteries team up to release a document entitled “Journeying Towards Care for Our Common Home…

CAFOD – Celebrate World Day of Prayer
CAFOD – Climate intercessions
CAFOD – Coronavirus prayers
CAFOD – Novena to St Francis
2020 Celebration Guide
Ecological Rosary for use on a Creation Walk/Pilgrimage
Catholic Climate Movement
Creation Time reflections from past years
Global Healing


To join the Justice & Peace Annual Assembly, which is being conducted virtually this year, click here.

Here are past copies of LiveSimply tips from Sacred Heart parish.

Live Simply – Autumn Newsletter 2019

LIVE SIMPLY SO THAT OTHERS MIGHT SIMPLY LIVE

Living Simply 

It’s getting chillier. Heating will be on now in most households but at what temperature and what cost? Keep warm but try to save precious energy. Aim for a temperature during waking hours when at home of 20°C and turn heating off or much lower during sleeping hours. 

Rugby Town Centre may have a diminishing appeal in terms of conventional shopping but the success of St Andrew’s monthly Sustainable Saturdays and their Repair Cafe; the opening of Rugby Unwrapped; local craft shops and the twice-weekly market are all initiatives encouraging us to tweak our lifestyles and think about living more simply. 

Live Sustainably

The fight against plastic is being waged on many fronts. Friends of the Earth offers a helpful Living Without Plastic feature on its website. Link here: https://friendsoftheearth.uk/plastics/living-without-plastic  

Tips include avoiding liquid shower gels and hand washes which come in plastic containers by using soap instead – but make it natural soap, that is chemical and palm oil free. Yes, it costs a bit more but it lasts and there is no single-use plastic packaging.

Recycle your crisp packets at St Andrew’s Church, Rugby.

Crisp packets are among several items which cannot be recycled via our blue bins. Terracycle has become a popular route to addressing this and other recycling challenges. St Andrew’s Church has adopted a Terracycle scheme to recycle Walkers Crisps packets. They are happy for people to add a single empty Walkers Crisp packet to their collection or a bundle. Just drop them in to the church next time you are in town. To learn more about Terracycle, go to this web address https://www.terracycle.com/en-GB/brigades.

Live In Solidarity

CAFOD highlights as part of its “Our Common Home” campaign, the dangers faced by those around the world who speak up. It says: “Criminalisation, death threats, and the killing of human rights defenders is increasing, especially in Latin America. These courageous people face huge daily risks to protect land and natural resources for poor landless communities to thrive. These people are also on the frontline of protecting our common home, a home we all share.  It is these defenders who are responding most acutely to ‘the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor’ and at the greatest personal cost.”

The support we provide with via our regular giving to CAFOD and around Fast Days is vital in helping these people.  How much more could we help by becoming better acquainted with their stories and by campaigning for them through our Government channels. Be informed, as well as generous – and act.

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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Parish diary this week

Intercession of Charles Borromeo supported by the Virgin Mary by Rottmayr. (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday November 4th (Feast of Saint Charles Borromeo)
Mass at 7pm.
Exposition until 8pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Tuesday November 5th
No Mass.
Wednesday November 6th
Mass at 7pm.
Thursday November 7th
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday November 8th
Mass at 9.30am.
Requiem Mass at St Marie’s Church, Dunchurch Road at 5.30pm for those who have died in war and the faithfully departed. Faure’s Requiem to be sung.
Saturday November 9th
Mass for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday November 10th
Mass for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Tuesday November 12th
Our Common Home – responding to the climate emergency and the world’s poor. A public Lecture organised by Rugby Inter-Faith Forum. The speaker is Christine Allen, director of Cafod. Christine was previously Director of Policy and Public Affairs at Christian Aid. Venue: Collingwood Centre, Rugby School, Oak Street (previously Bishop Wulstan School). The free car park entrance is in Barby Road CV22 5DZ. A simple vegetarian meal will be served at 6.30pm. The talk will begin at 7.30pm. Complimentary tea and coffee will be served. Cost: £7.50 is payable at the door. All proceeds beyond the meal to CAFOD. Please register your intention to come by emailing this address.
Monday December 9th
First Communion registration session for parents and children at 6pm in the hall.
Thursday 16th January 2020
Confirmation registration session for parents and children at 6pm in the hall.
Sunday May 3rd
Confirmation, 9.30am at Sacred Heart Church.
Sunday, 14th June 2020
First Communion at 9.30am Mass.

Parish diary this week

An Orthodox icon of All Saints (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday October 28th (Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles)
Mass at 7pm.
Exposition until 8pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Tuesday October 29th
No Mass.
Wednesday October 30th
Open Door meeting, 1.45pm in the hall
Mass at 7pm.
Thursday October 31st
Mass at 7pm (Vigil of the Feast of All Saints)
Friday November 1st (Feast of All Saints)
Mass at 9.30am at English Martyrs Church, Hillmorton.
Mass at 7pm at St Joseph’s Church, Monks Kirby.
Mass at St Marie’s Church, Dunchurch Road, Rugby at 10am and 7pm.
Saturday November 2nd (Feast of All Souls)
Mass for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday October 27th
Mass for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Tuesday November 12th
Our Common Home – responding to the climate emergency and the world’s poor. A public Lecture organised by Rugby Inter-Faith Forum. The speaker is Christine Allen, director of Cafod. Christine was previously Director of Policy and Public Affairs at Christian Aid. Venue: Collingwood Centre, Rugby School, Oak Street (previously Bishop Wulstan School). The free car park entrance is in Barby Road CV22 5DZ. A simple vegetarian meal will be served at 6.30pm. The talk will begin at 7.30pm. Complimentary tea and coffee will be served. Cost: £7.50 is payable at the door. All proceeds beyond the meal to CAFOD. Please register your intention to come by emailing
Sunday May 3rd
Confirmation, 9.30am at Sacred Heart Church.

Live Simply – Spring Newsletter 2019

Living Simply

Many parishioners will have clever ways of avoiding using damaging (and expensive) detergents and limiting use of throw-away plastics when gearing up for a bit of household cleaning. Here’s one thought: oven cleaning – make a paste of baking soda and water and then smear this over the surfaces of your oven; leave overnight. Next day wipe clean with warm water and, for a little extra oomph for stubborn stains, use white vinegar. Should work a treat! Feel free to post your tips on the Live Simply board by the church entrance.

Live Sustainably

The purgeplastic momentum is gathering pace, especially bids to ban single-use plastic. Tesco is the latest major supermarket chain to say that it will trial not wrapping fruit and vegetables in plastic. What about your favoured supermarket? What is Sainsbury’s policy (campaigners say Sainsbury’s is lagging behind); and then there’s Lidl and Aldi. The Co-op and Iceland’s credentials seem not too bad. If you spot unnecessary plastic packaging, think about asking Customer Services in that store why it is being used. The more of us who speak up, the quicker changes will be made.

Live In Solidarity

CAFOD is “reimagining” its “Our Common Home” campaign aimed at addressing the issue of Climate Change. With our help, CAFOD wants to divert UK politicians’ attention away from Brexit for long enough to secure a firm pledge to commit the UK to net zero emissions by 2045. CAFOD says that a clear response is needed to keep global temperatures to 1.5oc. 

Three of the climate warriors stood at the top of the CAFOD building.
Joseph, Brianna and Sione, young climate activists.

CAFOD is highlighting the experience of Joseph, Brianna and Sione, young climate activists known as Pacific Climate Warriors. Drawn from across the Pacific region, they represent grassroots, frontline and indigenous communities. With support from around the world they are enabling young people in their communities to get involved in environmental justice issues.

In Pacific cultures the image of the warrior is that of a protector. The Pacific Climate Warriors work to revive our common home in the face of climate change. They are calling on world leaders to build a better world for us, and for generations to come.

Check out their story – and go online to make YOUR voice heard by signing CAFOD’s petition.

https://cafod.org.uk/News/UK-news/Reimagine-Our-Common-Home

https://e-activist.com/page/36329/petition/1

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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Spring 2019

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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Saint Jean Chrysostome et l’Impératrice Eudoxie by Jean-Paul Laurens (1838-1921).

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday September 10th
Monday Club restarts at 2pm.
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm
Tuesday September 11th
No Mass
Cafod Fast Day Briefing, 7pm, Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Nuneaton. Guest speaker: Matthew Carter.
Wednesday September 12th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday September 13th
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of St John Chrysostom)
Friday September 14th
No Mass (Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross)
Saturday September 15th
Mass for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 5pm
Sunday September 16th
Trip to Our Lady of Walsingham. Call Breda on 01788 331593.
Mass for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Sunday September 23rd – Rugby Interfaith Forum Peace Walk, 2pm.
Thursday September 27th – Fundraising fashion show, 7.30pm at The Hope Centre, Newbold Road, Rugby.
Friday, 5th October – 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.
Sunday October 7th – 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.

Parish diary this week

Jesus enters Jerusalem from the Monastery Sveti Jovan Bigorski in the Republic of Macedonia. (Public domain)

These are the services this week:
Monday March 19th – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel until 8pm (Solemnity of St Joseph)
Tuesday March 20th – No Mass
Wednesday March 21st – Mass at 7pm
Thursday March 22nd – Mass at 9.30am
Friday March 23rd – Mass at 11.45am (followed by Lent lunch at 12.15pm) and Stations of the Cross at 7pm.
Saturday March 24th – Mass for Palm Sunday at 5pm
Sunday March 25th – Mass for Palm Sunday at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Sunday March 18th – Bilton Churches Together Unity Service, Bilton Evangelical Church, 6.30pm.
Monday March 19th – First Communion meeting, 6pm, Sacred Heart Hall.
Tuesday March 20th – Lent Study Group, 37 Bawnmore Road. Call 521069 for details.
Wednesday March 21st – Deanery Service of Penance, St Marie’s Church, 7pm.
Thursday March 22nd – Holy Spirit Evening including Healing Service, 6pm to 9pm at Sacred Heart Church.
Thursday March 22nd – Coffee morning at Rugby Myton Hospice, 10am to noon.
Thursday March 22nd – Confirmation programme meeting, 6pm in the hall.
Friday March 23rd – Lent lunches continue after 11.45am Mass. All proceeds to Cafod.
Forthcoming events
Sunday April 22nd – Confirmation celebrated by Bishop William Kenny, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.
Sunday June 17th – First Communion celebration, 9.30am, Sacred Heart.

Parish diary this week

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It is Family Fast Day this Friday.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday October 2nd – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition until 8.30pm
Tuesday October 3rd – No Mass
Wednesday October 4th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Francis of Assissi)
Thursday October 5th – Mass at 9.30am
Friday October 6th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday October 7th – Mass for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time of Year A at 5pm
Sunday October 8th – Mass for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time of Year A at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Monday October 2nd – Monday Club meets in the hall at 2pm. All welcome.
Tuesday October 3rd – Come Dine with the Catenians, 7.15pm, Draycote Manor Hotel. Contact Michael McNulty for information.
Friday October 6th – Family Fast Day
Saturday October 7th – Praying with icons, Mater Ecclesiae Convent, 10am to 4pm.
Forthcoming events
None