Second Sunday of Easter

Here is Mass celebrated for the Second Sunday of Easter by Father Gerry and Father Graham.

You can find the other streamed live Triduum Services, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil celebrated by Archbishop Bernard at St Chad’s Cathedral on birminghamdiocese.org.uk where other options are available. 

Please share this information with others who may be interested. I hope you may find this helpful. We now have a parish What’s App Group for spiritual support and information. Please contact us for details.

Be assured of our closeness to you in our Masses and prayers offered each day.  Please pray for us. Pray for all who have died, who are suffering and affected in different ways by the present crisis. Pray for all health workers and care workers. May we support and help one another in any way we can. 

May the peace and joy of the Risen Lord be with you as we celebrate this Easter.

Act of Spiritual Communion – Prayer of St Alphonsus

My Jesus,
I believe you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love you above all things and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
Come spiritually into my soul
So that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever.
Amen. 

Easter Day Mass from Sacred Heart

Happy Easter! Christ is Risen! Here is the first part of the Easter Sunday Mass from Sacred Heart Church, Bilton celebrated by Father Gerry and Father Graham.

Here is the second part of the Easter Day Mass, celebrated on April 12th 2020.

You can find the other streamed live Triduum Services, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil celebrated by Archbishop Bernard at St Chad’s Cathedral on birminghamdiocese.org.uk where other options are available. 

Please share this information with others who may be interested. I hope you may find this helpful. We now have a parish What’s App Group for spiritual support and information. Please contact us for details.

Be assured of our closeness to you in our Masses and prayers offered each day.  Please pray for us. Pray for all who have died, who are suffering and affected in different ways by the present crisis. Pray for all health workers and care workers. May we support and help one another in any way we can. 

May the peace and joy of the Risen Lord be with you as we celebrate this Easter.

Act of Spiritual Communion – Prayer of St Alphonsus

My Jesus,
I believe you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love you above all things and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
Come spiritually into my soul
So that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever.
Amen. 

Parish diary this week

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Christ crucified, painted by Giotto, circa 1310

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday April 15th
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm.
Tuesday April 16th
No Mass
Wednesday April 17th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday April 18th
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm.
Friday April 19th
Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion at 7pm.
Saturday April 20th
Easter Vigil at 8.30pm.
Sunday April 21st
Easter Day Mass at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Wednesday April 24th
Everyone welcome to join fellow parishioners and members of the local community for Tea and a chat from 1.45pm. Sue Melia from Bwengu Projects will show slides on the latest developments in Malawi during the afternoon.
Sunday June 2nd
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Easter Services
Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Sacred Heart 7.30pm, English Martyrs 6pm
Good Friday – Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion
Sacred Heart 7pm, English Martyrs 3pm
Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil
Sacred Heart 8.30pm, English Martyrs: 6.30pm
Easter Sunday
Sacred Heart 9.30am, English Martyrs: 11am

Join us for the Easter services

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Crucifixion by Peter Gertner (German, active early 16th century). Public domain.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Easter services at Sacred Heart Church. These are the times of the services:

Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm.

Good Friday – Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion at 7pm.

Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil at 8.30pm.

Easter Sunday – Mass at 9.30am.

Join us for Sunday worship

St Peter preaching, as described in the Acts of the Apostles. By Fra Angelico, 1395-1455. (Public domain).

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday May 13th at 9.30am including a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 292 New praises be given to Christ newly crowned (Tune: St Denio)
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm: The Lord has set his throne in heaven (Ps102, p117)
Acclamation: 261 Gospel Acclamation for Easter
Gifts: 625 Bread for the world
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation:
 483-485 Parish Mass  

Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: 637 Seed scattered and sown
Going forth: 286 This joyful Eastertide

During the season of Easter, we will be using the Parish Mass written by the late Peter Jones.

Join us for Sunday worship

Christ’s Appearance to Mary Magdalene after the Resurrection by Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov (1806 – 1858) – Painter (Russian). Public domain.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday April 29th at 9.30am including a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 270 Christ is alive, with joy we sing
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm: You Lord, are my praise in the great assembly (Ps21, p114)
Acclamation: 261 Gospel Acclamation for Easter
Gifts: 268 Alleluia, Alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation:
 483-485 Parish Mass  

Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: Open our eyes to see, open our ears to hear, open our life to live your calling, open us Lord to love (CJM)
Going forth: 320 Hail redeemer

During the season of Easter, we will be using the Parish Mass written by the late Peter Jones.

Join us for Sunday worship

The Resurrection by Marco Basaiti [Public domain].
You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Third Sunday of Easter, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday April 15th at 9.30am including a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 283 The day of resurrection! Earth tell it out abroad
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm: Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord (Ps4, p112)
Acclamation: 261 Gospel Acclamation for Easter
Gifts: 263 Did not our hearts burn within us?
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation:
 483-485 Parish Mass  

Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: 265 Christus resurrexit
Going forth: 763 Christ triumphant

During the season of Easter, we will be using the Parish Mass written by the late Peter Jones.

Join us for Sunday worship

Paolo Veronese – The Resurrection of Christ . (Public domain).

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter, Year B at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday April 8th at 9.30am including a special liturgy for children. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 276 He is risen, tell the story
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm: Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his love has no end (Ps117, p111)
Acclamation: 261 Gospel Acclamation for Easter
Gifts: 258 The stone which the builders rejected (Cantor verses)
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation:
 483-485 Parish Mass  

Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: Alleluia! He is Risen!
Going forth: 321 Crown him with many crowns

During the season of Lent, we will be using some of the English Chants for the Order of the Mass, based on the Church’s tradition of Gregorian Chant.

Easter at Sacred Heart 2018

Here are some pictures from the Easter Vigil ceremony at Sacred Heart Church, Rugby this year.

 

Parish diary this week

Sacro Monte di Crea; The finding of the empty tomb of Christ, statues by Antonio Brilla, 1889. (Public domain).

These are the services this week:
Monday March 26th – Mass at 7pm followed by Exposition in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel until 8pm
Tuesday March 27th – No Mass
Wednesday March 28th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday March 29th – Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm
Friday March 30th – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 7pm
Saturday March 31st – Easter Vigil at 8pm
Sunday April 1st – Mass for Easter Sunday at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week
Monday March 26th – Monday Club, 2pm in the church hall.
Tuesday March 27th – Lent Study Group, 37 Bawnmore Road. Call 521069 for details.
Wednesday March 28th – UCM meeting, Sacred Heart Hall. Talk on Rugby Street Pastors at 7.45pm.
Friday March 30th – Ecumenical Walk of Witness, starts at Rugby Baptist Church, Regent Street, 9.45am.
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.