Book for our Living Faith talks

A series of four talks begins shortly at Sacred Heart Church, Bilton as we continue our Living Faith programme.

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Pope Francis.

Last year, faced with global environmental deterioration, Pope Francis addressed a letter to every person on the planet, entitled Laudato Si’. These opening words of the “Canticle of Brother Sun” by St Francis remind us that we have a close family bond with the earth, our common home. The question at the heart of the letter is “What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to our children who are now growing up?”

From the outset Pope Francis insists on the intimate relationship between the poor and the fragility of the planet. We should listen, he says, to the cries of both. He reviews the most recent scientific findings on the environment dealing with pollution, waste and climate change. Though less responsible for these outcomes, it’s the poor who suffer the most and the effects will only worsen if we continue with current models of production and consumption.

The Pope therefore proposes an alternative lifestyle which respects both the environment and the poor. We might summarise it as: “Live simply so that others may simply live”. The challenge is to our whole way of living with its throw-away culture.

One of this year’s talks reflects in particular on Climate Change, which was the focus for the UN meeting in Paris last December. Climate, says Francis, is a common good that cannot be adequately safeguarded or promoted by market forces.

What Francis calls “The Gospel of Creation” leads to the conclusion that the ultimate purpose of other creatures is not to be found in us. “Rather all creatures are moving forward, with us & through us, towards a common point of arrival, which is God”. Christ’s presence in the Eucharist can lead us to reflection on his mystical body and beyond to his presence in the whole cosmos. “Indeed the Eucharist is itself an act of cosmic love.”

“We must regain the conviction that we need one another; that we have a shared responsibility for others and the world; and that being good and decent are worth it.”

The talks this Autumn, 2016 (all Thursday evenings):

Oct 6th Simple Living – The Pope’s Lifestyle Challenge. Speaker: Martin Poulsom SDB
Oct 13th Climate Change – What is the Global Common GoodSpeaker: Ellen Teague
Oct 20th The Cry of the Poor – Who suffers the most? Speaker: David McLoughlin
Oct 27th The Cosmic Christ – All Creation brought together by Love. Speaker: Mary Grey

To find out more about the speakers, and to book your place, go to our Living Faith page.

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Worship and events this week

Advent (1)These are the daily services this week:
Monday December 14th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St John of the Cross)
Tuesday December 15th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday December 16th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday December 17th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday December 18th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday December 19th – Mass at 6pm (Fourth Sunday of Advent)
Sunday December 13th – Mass at 9.30am (Fourth Sunday of Advent)
Diary dates this week:
Saturday December 19th – Music practice for Christmas, 10am in the church.
Coming soon:
Sunday December 13th – Christmas Afternoon Tea for all parishioners, 3pm in the hall.
Monday December 14th – Carol singing, Bilton Churches Together, Bilton Green, 8pm
Tuesday December 15th – Breaking the Word, Gospel reflection, in the hall at 2pm.
Wednesday December 16th – Funeral service for Rose Fisher, in the church at 12.30pm.
Thursday December 17th – Service of Reconciliation at St Marie’s Church, Rugby at 7pm.

Worship and events this week

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The statue of Mary at Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday December 7th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday December 8th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of the Immaculate Conception)
Wednesday December 9th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday December 10th – Mass at 9.30am
Friday December 11th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday December 12th – Mass at 6pm (Third Sunday of Advent)
Sunday December 13th – Mass at 9.30am (Third Sunday of Advent)
Diary dates this week:
Monday December 7th – Monday Club for Senior Parishioners, 2pm in the hall (last meeting until February).
Wednesday December 9th – Rugby Association of Our Lady of Walsingham meets at St Marie’s Church at 7.30pm.
Saturday December 12th – Quiet Hour for Advent in the church, 9.30am
Saturday December 12th – Choir practice for Christmas, 11am in the church.
Coming soon:
Sunday December 13th – Christmas Afternoon Tea for all parishioners, 3pm in the hall.
Monday December 14th – Carol singing, Bilton Churches Together, Bilton Green, 8pm
Tuesday December 15th – Breaking the Word, Gospel reflection, in the hall at 2pm.
Wednesday December 16th – Funeral service for Rose Fisher, in the church at 12.30pm.
Thursday December 17th – Service of Reconciliation at St Marie’s Church, Rugby at 7pm.
Saturday December 19th – Choir and musicians’ practice for Christmas, 10am in the hall.

Worship and events this week

FontThese are the daily services this week:
Monday November 30th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Andrew)
Tuesday December 1st – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of St Edmund Campion)
Wednesday December 2nd – Mass at 7pm
Thursday December 3rd – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday December 4th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday December 5th – Mass at 6pm (Second Sunday of Advent)
Sunday December 6th – Mass at 9.30am (Second Sunday of Advent)
Diary dates this week:
Monday November 30th – Monday Club for Senior Parishioners, 2pm in the hall.
Tuesday December 1st – Breaking the Word, Gospel reflection, in the hall at 2pm.
Saturday December 5th – Youth Music Group practice, 10am in the hall.
Coming soon:
Saturday December 12th – Quiet Hour for Advent in the church, 9.30am
Saturday December 12th – Choir practice for Christmas, 11am in the church
Sunday December 13th – Christmas Afternoon Tea for all parishioners, 3pm in the hall.
Monday December 14th – Carol singing, Bilton Churches Together, Bilton Green, 8pm

Worship and events this week

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Monday November 23rd – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday November 24th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday November 25th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday November 26th – Mass at 9.30am
Friday November 27th – No Mass
Saturday November 28th – Mass at 6pm (First Sunday of Advent)
Sunday November 29th – Mass at 9.30am (First Sunday of Advent)
Diary dates this week:
Monday November 23rd – Monday Club for Senior Parishioners, 2pm in the hall.
Wednesday November 25th – UCM Mince Pie evening, 7.45pm in the hall.
Thursday November 26th – Fourth Living Faith Talk, 7pm in the hall. To book places, follow this link.
Saturday and Sunday, November 28th and 29th – Traidcraft Stall in the hall after both Masses.
Coming soon:
Tuesday December 1st – Breaking the Word, Gospel reflection, in the hall at 2pm.
Saturday December 5th – Youth Music Group practice, 10am in the hall.
Sunday December 13th – Christmas Afternoon Tea for all parishioners, 3pm in the hall.

Worship and events this week

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Inside Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday November 16th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday November 17th – Mass at 9.30am
Wednesday November 18th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday November 19th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday November 20th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday November 21st – Mass at 6pm (Christ the King)
Sunday November 22nd – Mass at 9.30am (Christ the King)
Diary dates this week:
Monday November 16th – Monday Club for Senior Parishioners, 2pm in the hall.
Tuesday November 17th – Breaking the Word, Gospel reflection, in the hall at 2pm.
Thursday November 19th – Third Living Faith Talk, 7pm in the hall. To book places, follow this link.
Saturday November 21st – Youth Music Group practice, 10am in the hall.
Coming soon:
Wednesday November 25th – UCM Mince Pie evening, 7.45pm in the hall.
Sunday December 13th – Christmas Afternoon Tea for all parishioners, 3pm in the hall.

Worship and events this week

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The book of saints at Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday November 9th – Mass at 7pm (Dedication of the Lateran Basilica)
Tuesday November 10th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (St Leo the Great)
Wednesday November 11th – Mass at 7pm (St Martin of Tours)
Thursday November 12th – Mass at 9.30am
Friday November 13th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday November 14th – Mass at 6pm (33rd Sunday of Year B)
Sunday November 15th – Mass at 9.30am (33rd Sunday of Year B)
Diary dates this week:
Monday November 9nd – Monday Club for Senior Parishioners, 2pm in the hall.
Tuesday November 10th – Deanery Mass for deceased clergy, St Marie’s Church, Rugby at 11am.
Wednesday November 11th – Prayer for inner healing, 7.45pm in the chapel.
Thursday November 12th – Second Living Faith Talk, Second Marriage, 7pm in the hall. To book places, follow this link.
Coming soon:
Tuesday November 17th – Breaking the Word, Gospel reflection, in the hall at 2pm.
Wednesday November 25th – UCM Mince Pie evening, 7.45pm in the hall.

First Living Faith talk

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Speaker Elisabeth Davies.

The first of Sacred Heart’s Living Faith talks for 2015 took place on Thursday November 5th in the church hall.
The speaker was Elizabeth Davies. She has been Marriage and Family Life Project Officer at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales since 2003. She has been involved in parish and diocesan family ministry since 1994 and holds an MA in Community Leadership (Family Ministry) from Regis University, Denver.
Elizabeth is currently pursuing a part-time Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology at Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, Cambridge and is also Chair of the Family Caring Trust, which produces community-based programmes for the preventative care of the family.
She talked about the recent Synod on the Family and then there was a DSC_1164discussion about its implications for parish and family life.
There are three further talks in this year’s Living Faith series. Each evening includes a meal, a talk and a discussion.

Worship and events this week

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Inside Sacred Heart Church, Rugby.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday November 2nd – Mass at 7pm (All Souls)
Tuesday November 3rd – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday November 4th – Mass at 7pm (St Charles Borromeo)
Thursday November 5th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday November 6th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday November 7th – Mass at 6pm (32nd Sunday of Year B)
Sunday October 25th – Mass at 9.30am (32nd Sunday of Year B)
Diary dates this week:
Monday November 2nd – Monday Club for Senior Parishioners, 2pm in the hall.
Tuesday November 3rd – Breaking the Word (Gospel Reflection), 2pm in the hall.
Tuesday November 3rd – Rugby Association of Our Lady of Walsingham, meets at 7pm at St Joseph’s Church, Monks Kirby.
Wednesday November 4th – Save the Children Coffee Day, 10am to 3pm in the hall.
Thursday November 5th – First Living Faith Talk, What happened at the synod, by Elizabeth Davies, 7pm in the hall.
Coming soon:
Living Faith talks on Thursday nights in November, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th. To book places, follow this link.

Worship and events this week

DSC_0635These are the daily services this week:
Monday October 19th – Mass at 7pm.
Tuesday October 20th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday October 21st – Mass at 7pm
Thursday October 22nd – Mass at 9.30am
Friday October 23rd – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday October 24th – Mass at 6pm (30th Sunday of Year B)
Sunday October 25th – Mass at 9.30am (30th Sunday of Year B)
Diary dates this week:
Monday October 19th – Monday Club for Senior Parishioners, 2pm in the hall.
Coming soon:
Living Faith talks on Thursday nights in November, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th. To book places, follow this link.