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.

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.