Mass for the Third Sunday of Easter

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

Sat  30th SH 5.00pm LS Nancy Crowley RIP (Mapplethorpe)
Sun  1st  May SH 
EM
9.30 am 
11.00 am LS 
People of the Parishes 
David Sheehan RIP  
Mon  2nd SH 10.00 am LS Fr Ted Simpson RIP
Tues  3rdSH 10.00 am. LS 
3.30pm
Christopher Kinsella RIP  
Christopher Kinsella – Funeral Service at Rainsbrook
Wed  4th SH 
EM 
7.00 pm.
LS 2pm 
Jennifer Evans RIP 
Jennifer (Jen) Evans Funeral Service at English Martyrs 
Thurs  5th EM 
SH
11 am  
10am 
ENGLISH MARTYRS FEAST DAY  
Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion 
Fri  6th SH 7.00pm LS Sick and Housebound members of the Parishes
Sat 7thSH 5pm LS Peoples of the Parish
Sun 8thSH  
EM
9.30 am  
11.00 am LS
George Wilcock RIP & family 
Catherine McMahon & Audrey McMahon RIP

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for May 

For faith filled young people. We pray for all young people, called to live life ot the fullest; may they see  in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the  dedication to service 

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. New parishioners are very welcome 

Readers’ Rotas at Sacred Heart are available today in the narthex. 

First Holy Communion Preparation (second group) IMPORTANT  

There is a registration meeting for parents on Thursday, 5th May 7—8pm in the day chapel at Sacred  Heart. 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 2 pm

MAY PROCESSION IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY  AND BENEDICTION at St Joseph’s Monks Kirby.  Sunday 15th May at 3pm  

Meet at the Village Green—opposite St Edith’s  C of E Church and then process through the village  to St Josephs for Benediction.  

Clergy and Servers welcome to participate. Refresh ments available afterwards. More details  fr.matthew.pittam@rcaob.org.uk. 

WALKING TOGETHER/ SYNODALITY– DIOCESAN  REPORT. 

This Report is available on the Diocesan website— http://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk.There will be a link  on the parishes’ websites. Our Diocesan report has  now gone to the national level where work is begin ning on creating anational report from England and  Wales which will go to Rome.  

We hope to have an opportunity soon to have a  look at the Report and its implications for the life  our parishes and our diocese.  

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION AT SH  

First Holy Communion Preparation (first group) The next session for Children will be on 9th June.  First Holy Communion Mass for this group is on  Sunday, 26th June at 9.30 am 

Confirmation Preparation Programme continues  Thursday, 5th May in the Sacred Heart Parish Hall,  7—8 pm. Confirmation will be celebrated on  Sunday, 22nd May at 9.30 am Mass.  

We are trying hard to assist those children and  families whose First Holy Communion has been  delayed because of Covid and other factors.  

Sacramental Preparation for both Parishes is being  offered at Sacred Heart. Because of the backlog we  will not be able to take on any more new candidates  for First Holy Communion this year.  

English Martyrs School First Holy Communion will  be celebrated on Saturday 11th June at 11 am. 

HELPING UKRAINE. Fr Hudson’s ,our Diocesan  social welfare agency ,is 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 . 

UKRAINIAN REFUGEES IN RUGBY  

Hosts in Rugby are going to be welcoming over 150  refugees into their homes. We at Sacred Heart have  agreed to run a coffee morning on Wednesdays  between 10 and 12 noon. We can offer a safe and  welcoming place for them to support each other.  Can you help? We need people to make drinks and  provide cakes. If you can help please contact Diane  on 07951177910 

PRAYER FOR UKRAINE =CAFOD  

Loving God, 

We pray for the people of Ukraine, 

for all those suffering or afraid, 

that you will be close to them and protect them. We pray for world leaders, 

for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their  choices. 

We pray for the world 

that in this moment of crisis, 

we may reach out in solidarity 

to our brothers and sisters in need. 

May we walk in your ways 

so that peace and justice 

become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world. 

Amen.

Mass for theSecond Sunday of Easter

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

Sat  23rd SH EM5.00pm LS 1.30 pmPeople of the Parishes Wedding Service– Aaron Moog and Chelsie Glover 
Sun  24th SH 
EM 
SH
9.30 am 
11.00 amLS  
2.30pm –3.30pm 
Yvonne Montayne RIP 
Antonia and Peter Joppe RIP
Memorial Mass Divine Mercy Sunday Service 
Mon  25th SH 10.00 am LS Peace in Ukraine
Tues  26thSH 10.00 am. LS Edward Cashel RIP
Wed  27th SH 7.00 pm. LS Maurice Guy RIP (Clarke)
Thurs  28th EM
SH
11 am  
10am 
Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion 
Fri  29thSH 7.00pm LS Well being of members of the Robinson and Pelloquin families
Sat 30thSH 5pm LS Nancy Crowley RIP (Mapplethorpe)
Sun 01stSH  EM9.30 am  
11.00 am LS
People of the Parishes David Sheehan RIP

Children’s Liturgy at Sacred Heart today—all are welcome and we are quite happy for parents to send  their children unaccompanied so you can enjoy some peace in the Mass. 

Divine Mercy Sunday this Sunday 24th April at 2.30 pm at Sacred Heart . Service with Exposition,  Divine Mercy Prayers and Benediction. All welcome.  

Readers’ Rotas at Sacred Heart are available today in the narthex. 

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. New parishioners are very welcome 

Holiday Club Draw for £500 was won by Mrs Paulene Craddock ticket number 1685. Many thanks to all  who have organised or contributed to this fund raising effort over the past thirty years.

MAY PROCESSION IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY AND  BENEDICTION  

at St Joseph’s Monks Kirby. 

Sunday 15th May at 3pm 

Meet at the Village Green—opposite St Edith’s  

C of E Church and then process through the village  to St Josephs for Benediction.  

Clergy and Servers welcome to participate. Refresh ments available afterwards. More details  fr.matthew.pittam@rcaob.org.uk. 

HELPING UKRAINE. Fr Hudson’s ,our Diocesan so cial 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 . 

WALKING TOGETHER/ SYNODALITY– DIOCESAN  REPORT. 

The Diocesan Synopsis of the reports from the Par ishes, Schools and other groups and individuals has  now been published. It makes interesting reading  and is available on the Diocesan website— http://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk.There will be a link  on the parishes’ websites.  

It runs to 16 sides or 8 pages. Fr Gerry is happy to  print you a copy if you can’t access email. He  doesn’t want to print copies that may not be  required.  

We hope to have an opportunity soon to have a  look at the Report and its implications for the life  our parishes and our diocese.  

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION AT SH  

First Holy Communion Preparation (first group) The next session for Children will be on 25th  April .First Holy Communion Mass for this group is  on Sunday, 26th June at 9.30 am 

Confirmation Preparation Programme continues  Thursday, 28th April 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 2 pm 

We are trying hard to assist those children and  families whose First Holy Communion has been  delayed because of Covid and other factors.  

Sacramental Preparation for both Parishes is being  offered at Sacred Heart. Because of the backlog we  will not be able to take on any more new candidates  for First Holy Communion this year.  

English Martyrs School First Holy Communion will  be celebrated on Saturday 11th June at 11 am. 

LENT LUNCH AT ENGLISH MARTYRS 

Once again many thanks to all who pre 

pared ,served and attended this lunch during Holy  Week. It raise £200 for Cafod and Christian Aid.    

Loving God, 

We pray for the people of Ukraine, 

for all those suffering or afraid, 

that you will be close to them and protect them. 

We pray for world leaders, 

for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide  their choices. 

We pray for the world 

that in this moment of crisis, 

we may reach out in solidarity 

to our brothers and sisters in need. 

May we walk in your ways 

so that peace and justice 

become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world. 

Amen.

Mass for Easter Day

Here is Mass for Easter Day from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

VIGIL MASS ON SATURDAY EVENING 

The Paschal Candle is already prepared, enthroned and lit. 

Greeting and Introduction 

Easter Proclamation – The Exsultet. 

The Liturgy of the Word 

First Reading – Genesis 1:1-2:2. 

God made all he had made, and indeed it was very good. 

Responsorial Psalm. Psalm 103 

Send forth your spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth. 

Second Reading – Exodus 14:15-15:1.  

The people of Israel went on dry ground right into the sea.  

Responsorial Psalm: Exodus !5: 1-6, 17-18. 

I will sing to the Lord, glorious his triumph! 

Third Reading: Ezechiel 36 :16-28. 

I shall pour clean water over you, and I shall give you a new heart. 

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 41 

Like the deer that yearns for running streams, so my soul is yearning for you, my God. 

First Reading of the Mass: Romans 6:3-11 

Christ, having been raised from the dead, will never die again. 

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 117 

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! 

Gospel: Mark 16;1-7 

Jesus Nazareth, who was crucified, has risen.  

Blessing of Baptismal Water 

Renewal of Baptismal Promises

MASS ON SUNDAY MORNING  

Entrance Antiphon: The Lord is truly risen, alleluia. To him be glory and power for all the  ages of eternity, alleluia, alleluia.  

First Reading; A reading from the Acts of the Apostles; 10:34.37-43. We have eaten and drunk with him after his resurrection. 

Response: Psalm 117 This day was made by the Lord; we rejoice and are glad.  Second Reading: The reading from the letter to St Paul to the Colossians 3;1-4 You must look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is. 

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Christ our Passover, has been sacrificed; let us  celebrate the feast then in the Lord. Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to John 20; 1-9. He must rise from the dead.  

The Renewal of Baptismal Promises. 

Holy Communion will be distributed at the end of Mass and you must leave the Church directly and disperse. Please be aware of social distancing still required. The Collection is the Traditional Collection at Easter for the Parish Clergy. Thank you.  

Masses during the week– LS = live steamed 

SH Easter Monday 10am ( Beth Lennonsi ints) LS 

SH Tuesday 10am (Venn ints) LS 

EM Tuesday 1pm: Funeral Mass ,Allan Hughes RIP( family only) LS 

SH Wednesday 7pm Public Mass in main Church LS 

EM Thursday 11 am LS 

SH Friday 10am LS  

1pm Funeral Service at Crematorium for Patrick Lennon RIP 

Saturday SH 5pm People of the Parishes LS 

Sunday SH 9.30am Sheila Tessier RIP LS 

Sunday EM 11am Sheila England LS 

Happy Easter everyone from Fr Gerry, Fr Graham and Fr Matthew. Thank you for your very encouraging support and attendance during the year and particularly Holy Week. Hopefully it will not be too long before we are free from the restrictions and we can get back to a  more normal parish pattern of life. 

Special thanks to those who have faithfully stewarded, sanitised and stewarded our  gatherings. Thanks to those who have helped to get live streaming working in both  Churches. 

The Lord is truly Risen. Alleluia!

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.