Parish diary this week

The Nativity by Zanobi Strozzi (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday December 23rd
Music practice in the church at 11am
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Tuesday December 24th (Christmas Eve)
Carol singing from 7.45pm
Vigil Mass of the Nativity at 8pm
Wednesday December 25th (Christmas Day)
Nativity of the Lord, Mass at 9.30am
Thursday December 26th (Feast of St Stephen)
No Mass at Sacred Heart
Mass at 11am at St Joseph’s Church, Monks Kirby
Friday December 27th (Feast of St John, Apostle)
No Mass
Saturday December 28th
Confessions at 4.40pm
Mass for the Holy Family at 5pm.
Sunday December 29th
Mass for the Holy Family at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Thursday 16th January 2020
Confirmation registration session for parents and children at 6pm in the hall.
Sunday May 3rd 2020
Confirmation, 9.30am at Sacred Heart Church.
Sunday, 14th June 2020
First Communion at 9.30am Mass.

Join us for Sunday worship

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Holy Family by Vasari and del Sarto (Public domain)

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family, Year C at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday December 30th at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 114 When the angel came to Mary
Penitential Rite: 522 Storrington
Gloria: 532 Storrington
Psalm:
 They are happy who dwell in your house, O Lord (Ps83, p162)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: The Coventry Carol (music group)
Holy Holy: 584 Storrington
Mem Acclamation: 479 English Chants for the Order of the Mass
Lamb of God: 590 Storrington
Communion: 138 Infant Holy / 130 Angels we have heard
Going forth: 151 See amid the winter’s snow
We will be using the Storrington setting of the Mass by Marty Haugen.

Parish diary this week

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The Slaughter of the Innocents by Duccio di Buoninsegna, created 1308-11. (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday December 24th (Christmas Eve)
First Mass of Christmas at 8pm (Carol singing from 7.45pm)
Tuesday December 25th
Christmas Day Mass at 9.30am
Wednesday December 26th
Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Stephen)
Thursday December 27th
No Mass (Feast of St John, Apostle and Evangelist)
Friday December 28th
No Mass (Feast of the Holy Innocents)
Saturday December 29th
Mass of the Feast of the Holy Family, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday December 30th
Mass of the Feast of the Holy Family, Year C at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Sunday January 6th 2019
Parish Epiphany Party for all ages, 4pm until 7pm. Shared Table. Sacred Heart Church Hall.
Thursday February 28th 2019
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
December to March 2019
The Rugby Winter Shelter at St Marie’s will be providing a welcome each Monday to 15 homeless people from December to March. Supper, a bed and breakfast will be provided. If you would consider helping during those four
months, please ring Kathy Smith on 01788 891940. kathellen.smith56@gmail.com.
Sunday June 2nd 2019
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th 2019
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th 2019
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd 2019
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Join us for Sunday worship

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Join us for the Feast of the Holy Family.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family, Year B, at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday December 31st at 9.30am. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 114 When the angel came to Mary
Penitential Rite: 522 Storrington
Gloria: 532 Storrington
Psalm: He, the Lord, is our God; he remembers his covenant for ever (Ps104, p101)
Acclamation: 539 Taize
Gifts: The Coventry Carol (singing group)
Holy Holy: 584 Storrington
Mem Acclamation: 585 Storrington
Lamb of God: 590 Storrington
Communion: 133 While shepherds watched/ 130 Angels we have heard
Going forth: In Dulci Jubilo
1. In dulci jubilo
Now sing with hearts aglow
Our delight and pleasure
lies in praesepio
like sunshine is our treasure
Matris in gremio
Alpha es et O
Alpha es et O

2. O Jesu parvule
For thee I long alway
Comfort my heart’s blindness
O puer optime
With all thy loving kindness
O princpes gloriae
Trahe me post te
Trahe me post te

3. O patris caritas
O nati lenitas
Deeply were we stained
per nostra crimina
But thou for us hast gained
coelorum gaudia
O that we were there
O that we were there

4. Ubi sunt gaudia
in any place but there
There are angels singing
in nova cantica
and there the bells are ringing
in Regis curia
O that we were there
O that we were there

For the Christmas season, we will be singing the Storrington setting of the Mass by Marty Haugen.