Mass for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B, from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: Give peace, O Lord, to those who wait for you, that your  prophets be found true. Hear the prayers of your servant, and of your people  Israel.  

First Reading: A reading from the prophet Isaiah. I offered my back to those who struck me. 

Response: Psalm 114: I will walk in the presence of the Lord, in the land of the living.  

Second Reading: from the Letter of St James. If good works do not go with faith, it is quite dead.  

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 Mark: You are the Christ. The Son of Man is destined to suffer grievously. 

Communion Antiphon: How precious is your mercy, O God!  The children of men seek shelter in the shadow of your wings.

SECOND COLLECTION FOR THE CATHOLIC EDUCATION SERVICE 

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS = Live Stream as indicated  

Saturday 11th 5pm at SH Sick and Housebound of the parishes LS 

Sunday 12th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 12th 11 am at EM Ed and Mary Cashel Ints LS  

Monday 13th at SH 10am Fr Dominic Round RIP Live Streamed only. 

Tuesday 14th at SH 10am Fr Thomas Williams RIP Live streamed only

Wednesday 15th at SH 7pm Mr & Mrs Connelly RIP Public Mass LS 

Thursday 16th EM at 11 am For the Ints of English Martyrs School Public Mass Not LS 

Friday 17th at 7pm from SH Fr James Ward RIP Public Mass LS  

Saturday 18th 5pm at SH L. Mapplethorpe LS 

Sunday 19th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 19th 11 am at EM Evelyn & Charles Russell RIP LS

Climate Action Meeting: 16th September 7-9pm (online) DIOCESAN EVENT Join us in combating  climate change. We have great strength and passion in our network, and we want to ask you to help  us find ways to address the climate emergency together and to respond to Pope Francis’ call for an  ecological conversion. The Archdiocese is increasing its conversion to green energy, and has  committed to ethical investment. Parishes and schools have taken part in CAFOD Live Simply  Awards. We are proud of this work, but we want to do more and to reach more people.  

You are invited to join our initial open meeting, via Zoom, in which we will talk about the work we  have done and what we wish to do, and where we will invite you to feedback, share your stories or  simply add your support. Climate Action Meeting | Birmingham Diocesan Trust  (birminghamdiocese.org.uk) Please sign up to take part on this website link.  

CREATION SUNDAY / CLIMATE SUNDAY We are planning to celebrate this at Masses on the  weekend 3/4th October. We hope to have some music and singing at these Masses.  

Caring for God’s Creation in 2021- LOCAL MEETING IN RUGBY 

You are warmly invited to come along to this discussion evening hosted by Rugby Green Christian at  7.30pm on Tuesday 28th September in the Upper Hall of the Regent Rooms, Regent Place CV21 2PJ.  We are delighted to have Emily Sharman from the national Green Christian organisation as our  speaker and facilitator. For more information and to sign up for the event, please visit Rugby Baptist Church’s website (rugbybaptist.org.uk) or phone the church office 01788 570410. Please sign up by  21st Sept to give the organisers a feel for numbers. Booking is essential. A link for more information  and to sign up for the event: Caring for God’s Creation in 2021 – more info / sign up – this link can  also be found via Rugby Baptist Church’s website. 

Life in the Spirit course The Charis Diocesan Renewal group would like to invite everyone to an  online series of Life in the Spirit. A talented group of musicians and speakers will guide participants  through the seminar series, which starts on Wednesday 22 September at 7.30pm. Why not  encourage a group from your parish to sign up as part of the journey towards the Diocesan Vision,  Unfolding God’s Plan? Life in the Spirit course with the Archdiocese of Birmingham | Birmingham  Diocesan Trust (birminghamdiocese.org.uk) 

THE DIOCESAN VISION; Unfolding God’s Plan 

Our vision is to be a Catholic diocese which is faithful to the mission entrusted to us by Jesus  Christ, full of missionary disciples who work together co-responsibly in vibrant communities  of faith, joyful in their service of God and neighbour. 

Let us pray for the Church that she may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength to reform herself in  the light of the Gospel. Amen. 

Rugby Foodbank – Harvest Shopping List 2021: 

Tinned Carrots, Tinned peas, Tinned Sweetcorn, Tinned pulses, Tinned tomatoes, Sponge Pudding,  Tinned Rice Pudding, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Tinned Spaghetti, Cream Crackers, Marmalade, Washing  Capsules/Powder, Soap, Shower Gel, Razors. Please donate locally at collection points in stores or  bring to Church next weekend. It would be wonderful if everyone could bring an item from the list. 

Please donate the need is great. Thanks. 

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.

Parish diary this week

The Ecstasy of St Francis by Stefano di Giovanni, c1444 (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday September 30th (Feast of St Jerome)
Mass at 7pm.
Exposition until 8pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Tuesday October 1st (Feast of St Therese of the Child Jesus)
No Mass today.
Funeral of Betty Deans, English Martyrs Church at 10.30am.
Wednesday October 2nd (Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels)
Mass at 7pm.
Thursday October 3rd
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am.
Friday October 4th (Feast of St Francis of Assisi)
Mass at 9.30am. Cafod Harvest Fast Day.
Saturday October 5th
Mass for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday October 6th
Mass for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Sunday May 3rd
Confirmation, 9.30am at Sacred Heart Church.

Parish diary this week

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The Nativity of John the Baptist, 15th century (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday June 24th (Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist)
Funeral of Margaret Reid, English Martyrs Church, Hillmorton, 2pm.
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Tuesday June 25th 
No Mass
Wednesday June 26th 
A Plastic Ocean – Rugby Friends of the Earth and Rugby Baptist Church present a film that uncovers alarming truths about plastic pollution and reveals solutions that can be put into immediate effect, 7.30pm at John Lees Hall, Rugby Baptist Church, Regent Place.
Mass at 7pm
Thursday June 27th (Feast of St Cyril of Alexandria)
No Mass
Friday June 28th (Solemnity of the Sacred Heart)
Mass at 9.30am 
Saturday June 29th
Mass for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday June 30th
Mass for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Tuesday July 2nd
UCM Pilgrimage to Walsingham. Places are available on a coach calling at Rugby. Telephone Mary Hope on 810880.
Thursday July 4th
Evening talk at Sacred Heart. Talk from Practical Action, the Rugby-based organisation working with communities worldwide to find practical answers to poverty. An opportunity to gain insight into technology-driven solutions and explore what we can do locally. Speaker name and start time to be confirmed. Save the date. All welcome.
Saturday July 6th
Rugby Justice & Peace Group meets at 10.45am in Sacred Heart parish hall. Anyone interested in issues ranging from climate change to domestic and world poverty very welcome – just turn up.
Sunday July 7th
Annual Garden Party in aid of Rob’s Fund in Stella’s Garden. 70, Lime Tree Avenue from 2pm. Admission £3 including Tea and Cake. Children free. Live music, BBQ & Curry, Raffles, Tombola, Stalls. Further details from Stella 01788 816904.
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Parish diary this week

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Allegory of the Eucharist, by an unknown artist. (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday June 17th
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Tuesday June 18th
No Mass
Wednesday June 19th 
Mass at 7pm
Thursday June 20th
Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday June 21st (Feast of St Aloysius Gonzaga)
Mass at 9.30am
Saturday June 22nd
Mass for Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday June 23rd
Mass for Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year C at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Monday June 24th
Funeral of Margaret Reid, English Martyrs Church, Hillmorton, 2pm.
Wednesday June 26th 
A Plastic Ocean – Rugby Friends of the Earth and Rugby Baptist Church present a film that uncovers alarming truths about plastic pollution and reveals solutions that can be put into immediate effect, 7.30pm at John Lees Hall, Rugby Baptist Church, Regent Place.
Tuesday July 2nd
UCM Pilgrimage to Walsingham. Places are available on a coach calling at Rugby. Telephone Mary Hope on 810880.
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Join us for Sunday worship

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St Francis of Assisi adoring the crucifix by Bernardo Strozzi (1615). Public domain.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday October 7th at 9.30am. There will be a special creation theme to the celebration. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: Sing out earth and skies
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm:
May the Lord bless us all the days of our life (Ps127, p149)
Acclamation: 534 Salisbury
Gifts: 597 Blessed are you who made the universe
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation: 483-5 Parish Mass
Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: Cantor: And you sun and moon… 
All: O bless the Lord…
All: To God, be highest Glory and praise forever.
Going forth: Laudato Sii
For the next few weeks, we will be using the Parish Mass.

Live Simply – November 2017 newsletter

RESPONDING TO POPE FRANCIS’ CHALLENGE

livesimply prayer

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


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


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

Live Simply

This is inspiration from you and fellow parishioners:-

Handy for notes: Use promotional flyers that have nothing on the reverse side or the backs of used envelopes for notes. Cut down to a handy size these are ideal for ‘phone messages, shopping lists, “to do” reminders. Also, used envelopes opened carefully can often be re-used with a sticky label.

Rag bag: Not all clothing can be resold by charity shops but the shops are able to recycle material. So items bundled into a “rag bag” for the shops can be sent to be “deconstructed” with the recovered materials being used to make new products. Nothing need go to landfill!

Oh knickers!: The time may have come for those old knickers to give way to new pairs but much of the material could be cut up and used as cleaning cloths.

Live sustainably

Coffee cups: Momentum is gathering behind a campaign busting the myth that disposable coffee cups are being recycled. UK consumers buy some 2.5 billion takeaway coffees annually. At present fewer than 1 in 400 of the disposable cups is recycled. The rest go to landfill. Change.org has attracted 90,000 signatures for its campaign to introduce a 5p charge on disposable coffee cups, encouraging people instead to take reusable cups to their favoured coffee outlets.

No sting in the tail: Campaign groups are reporting that Environment Secretary, Michael Gove MP, has announced that the UK will back a permanent ban on bee-killing pesticides. At the same time, nine out of 10 of UK garden centres say they will not sell bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides, helping to ensure our gardens are safe havens for precious bees.

In Solidarity

Hard to have missed the fact that we have a new International Development Secretary in Penny Mordaunt MP but perhaps easier to be unaware of the significant pressure she will be coming under from some quarters to end UK Overseas Aid, channelling the funds instead to UK public services. As Global Citizen points out food waste in the UK costs far more than the entire overseas aid budget. As the world’s 5th largest economy the UK can afford investment both at home and abroad. Global Citizen and Save the Children are among those organisations urging Ms Mordaunt to keep faith with the UK’s existing overseas aid commitment.

November 2017

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Live Simply newsletter – October 2017

RESPONDING TO POPE FRANCIS’ CHALLENGE

livesimply prayer

Pope Francis

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

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

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

Live Simply

‘Tis the season for the wardrobe changeover from summer to autumn/winter wear and a time when some might consider a little wardrobe declutter. Charities can re-use or recycle almost any textile and we’re getting better as a nation about recycling clothing. Nevertheless 300,000 tonnes of clothing ends up in household rubbish annually. 

B26437AE7BCEA33799D7EC317C849135.jpg (350×155)According to the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) over half of the clothing donated to charity is exported for reuse in other countries, with the UK being the third biggest exporter of used textiles after Germany and the USA. Of the rest, 35% is reused in the UK via charity shops and 9% goes for recycling. So, don’t bin unwanted clothes, recycle them via charity shops, dedicated containers at tips or supermarkets or in one of those charity collection bags that pops through your letterbox from time to time.

Live sustainably

Plastic bottles continue to make the news. Public campaigns, either directly targeted at Coca Cola, one of the biggest users of plastic bottles, or more generally at governments, to acknowledge the damage done by discarded plastic are gaining traction. The Scottish Government has now committed to a plastic bottle deposit scheme to encourage consumers to return bottles to retailers so that they can be recycled.

logo.jpg (600×600)In September, Surfers Against Sewage announced that they had secured 270,000 signatures for their petition urging the UK Government to follow the Scottish lead. As a parish we’re pretty good about recycling plastic but the amount of discarded plastic littering our streets suggests others aren’t, so spread the word and encourage others to follow your lead.

In Solidarity

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) supported by War on Want, Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) and Quakers, have been successful in challenging a new regulation blocking local councils from applying ethical boycotts to their investment decisions. The Government introduced a regulation in November 2016 restricting such boycotts. Now, following a Judicial Review pursued by the PSC, the High Court has ruled that the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government acted unlawfully in issuing guidance to restrict local councils from pursuing boycotts, divestments and sanctions (BDS) against Israel through their pension schemes.

Return to Sacred Heart Live Simply homepage.

October 2017

Join us for Sunday worship

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St Francis of Assisi.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the 26th Sunday in Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday October 1st at 9.30am and will include a special liturgy for children. This Mass will be a special celebration of Creation. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 694 All creatures of our God and King
Penitential Rite: 516 Taize
Gloria: 525 Ward
Psalm: Remember your mercy, Lord (Ps24, p82)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: 713 Sing of the Lord’s goodness
Holy Holy: 559 Mass of Hope
Mem Acclamation: 560/561 Mass of Hope
Lamb of God: 595 Foster
Communion: And you, sun and moon…O bless the Lord. To God, be highest glory and praise forever.
Going forth: Laudato Sii, O mi Signore (Praise be to you, O my Lord)
For the next few weeks, we will be using a mixed Mass setting including the Mass of Hope composed by Bernadette Farrell.

Live Simply newsletter – September 2017

RESPONDING TO POPE FRANCIS’ CHALLENGE

livesimply prayer

Pope Francis

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

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

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

Live Simply
Rugby-three-colour-logo.png (1162×682)Food waste/foodbank: In the run-up to Easter several parishioners made Live Simply Pledges. Among the most popular were pledges to reduce food waste / shop wisely by eating food in the freezer before buying more/not over-buying/ shopping with a list. In this country it is estimated that 60% of the 10 million tonnes of food wasted annually could have been avoided. It’s a scandal and few if any of us is guilt free. Think as you shop!
http://www.wrap.org.uk/sites/files/wrap/Estimates_%20in_the_UK_Jan17.pdf

At the same time, demands on Rugby foodbank remain high. Non-perishable staple foods are always in demand in addition to other household items. To see what is most needed at any time, visit the foodbank website. Donations can be left in the collection box in the Narthex at church. As one supermarket would say “Every Little Counts”. https://rugby.foodbank.org.uk/

Leftover Tips: Why not share your tips for using leftovers on the LiveSimply Board in the Entrance lobby. We’ll share the best in future LiveSimply Tips bulletins.

Live sustainably
89a1e36d-e6ca-485e-94b7-e568ff395356_1000.jpg (1000×1000)Saving energy and money: LED light bulbs are considered to be more environmentally-friendly, energy efficient and long lasting than other light bulbs. So, when your light bulbs at home next need changing or as part of a planned exercise to change your current lighting, explore a switch to LED. There’s a choice of light from “soft white” to a more bright white. http://www.cartridgepeople.com promise to offer the most cost effective LED bulbs. It is also worth checking out stores such as Home Bargains in Rugby and your usual supermarket, where LED bulbs may also be available. As a parish, Sacred Heart is committed to looking at LED options as and when light bulbs need changing in the church or church hall.

In Solidarity
cafod_logo_rgb_transparent.png (584×177)CAFOD: Sacred Heart Parish has a proud record of support for CAFOD, with many parishioners committed to making regular donations via direct debit and others making weekly donations via envelopes placed in weekend Mass collections. We can happily source additional envelopes for new donors or for existing donors if they have run short. CAFOD also raises funds via its Trash for Cash initiative where donations of unwanted jewellery, foreign currency etc can benefit the poor. https://cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Trash-for-cash

Support for CAFOD is an effective and targeted way of getting help to those in other countries who need it most. In particular see CAFOD’s campaigns on Refugees and Floods in South Asia. To refresh your memory about all that CAFOD does visit – https://cafod.org.uk/About-us/What-we-do and https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Refugee-action

September 2017