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So Jesus said again, “Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.”

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Easter at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday May 7th at 9.30am, and will include 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: 761 He is Lord
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm: 948 Lord, you are my shepherd, you are my friend. I want to follow you always, just to follow my friend.
Acclamation: 261 Easter Acclamation
Gifts: 268 Alleluia, alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation: 483-5 Parish Mass
Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: 932 Abba, Abba Father
Going forth: 274 Darkness is gone
For the season of Easter, we will be using the Parish Mass written by Peter Jones.

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A scene from the Easter ceremonies at Sacred Heart Church, Rugby.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Third Sunday of Easter at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday April 30th at 9.30am, and will include 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: 288 On the journey to Emmaus
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm: Show us Lord the path of life (Ps15, p44)
Acclamation: 261 Easter Acclamation
Gifts: 263 Did not our hearts burn within us?
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation: 483-5 Parish Mass
Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: Alleluia! He is Risen (chant)
Going forth: 763 Christ triumphant
For the season of Easter, we will be using the Parish Mass written by Peter Jones.

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The empty tomb.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday April 23rd at 9.30am, and will include 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!
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, p43)
Acclamation: 261 Easter Acclamation
Gifts: Easter Song
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation: 483-5 Parish Mass
Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: 266 Surrexit Christus
Going forth: 321 Crown him with many crowns
For the season of Easter, we will be using the Parish Mass written by Peter Jones.

Easter at Sacred Heart

A picture from the Easter ceremonies at Sacred Heart Church.

You are welcome to join us for the Easter services at Sacred Heart. These are the services, with dates and times, together with details of what we will be singing.

Liturgy for Holy Thursday, Year A, Thursday April 13th at 7pm
Gathering: The glory of the cross we sing 238 (Tune 756)
Pen: Storrington 522
Ringing of bells
Gloria – Storrington 532
Psalm – Our blessing cup 55a
Gospel – Praise to you, Christ our Lord, King of Eternal Glory
Washing of the feet – Ubi caritas 246
Gifts – Brother, sister let me serve you 924
Holy – 584 Storrington
Memorial Acclamation – 585 Storrington
Lamb of God – 590 Storrington
Comm – Eat this bread 633
Transfer to the Altar of Repose – Pange lingua 247a
Stay with me 249

Liturgy for Good Friday, Year A, Friday April 14th at 7pm (not 3pm)
Good Friday – Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
Gathering: Silence
Psalm: Father into your hands, I commend my spirit (Ps30,p31)
Acclamation: Praise to you Christ our Lord
The reading of the Passion
Veneration of the Cross: This is the wood of the cross, followed by O My People, what have I done to you? followed by My Servant Shall Prosper.
Communion: Were you there when they crucified my Lord? 225
O sacred head ill-used 237
Going forth: Silence

Liturgy for Holy Saturday, Year A, Saturday April 15th at 8pm
Saturday – The Easter Vigil
The New Fire (outside the church)
The Exultet
PART TWO: LITURGY OF THE WORD
First reading: Genesis 1:1-31
God saw all that he had made and indeed it was very good
Response during the reading: Evening came and morning came, the first day, and God saw that it was good, and God saw that it was good.
We sing: R/. Send forth your Spirit O Lord, and renew the face of the earth
Prayer
Second reading: Genesis 22:1-18
Abraham is put to the test
Psalm: R/. Preserve me God, I take refuge in you
Prayer
Third reading: Exodus 14:15-31
(Third reading in the missal)
Psalm from exodus 15 sung response and sung verses
R/: I will sing to the Lord, glorious his triumph
Prayer
Fourth reading: Ezekiel 36:16-28
(Seventh reading in the missal)
Psalm 41/42 sung response and sung verses
R/: My soul is thirsting for the Lord, when shall I see him face to face
Prayer
Gloria: Storrington 532
Priest’s acclamation: 261
Psalm/Acclamation: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia (p252 psalm book)
The Blessing of the Water: Springs of water
O living water 931
Gifts: Christ be our light 883a (Easter Vigil words)
Holy Holy: Storrington 584
Mem Acclamation: Storrington 585
Doxology: Traditional
Lamb of God: Storrington 590
Communion: Raise a song of gladness (Taize) followed by Now the green blade riseth 278
Going forth: Thine be the glory 287

Liturgy for Easter Sunday, Year A, Sunday April 16th at 9.30am
Sunday – Easter Day
Gathering: Easter Alleluia 281
Penitential Rite: Storrington 522
Gloria: Storrington 523
Psalm: This day was made by the Lord: we rejoice and are glad (Ps 117, p42)
Sequence: 259
Acclamation: Taize
Gifts: 267 Christ the Lord is risen today (273 for musicians)
Holy Holy: 584 Storrington
Mem Acclamation: 585 Storrington
Lamb of God: 590 Storrington
Communion: Adoramus te Domine 667
Now the green blade riseth 278
Going forth: Thine be the glory 287

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Join us for Palm Sunday at Sacred Heart Church, Rugby.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday April 9th at 9.30am, and will include 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: 228 Sing Hosanna
Penitential Rite: None
Gloria: Not in Lent
Psalm: My God, My God, why have you forsaken me? (Refrain p169, p29)
Acclamation: Praise to you, Christ our Lord, King of eternal glory
Gifts: 229 All glory laud and honour
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 253 Jesus, remember me
Going forth: 752 My song is love unknown (verses 1-4)
For the season of Lent, we will be using the Pershore Mass written by Alan Smith.

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Today’s Gospel reading is the story of the raising of Lazarus, told by St John.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday April 2nd at 9.30am, and will include 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: 221 Our Father we have wandered
Penitential Rite: Spoken
Gloria: Not in Lent
Psalm: With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption (Ps129, p27) Spoken
Acclamation: Praise to you, Christ our Lord, King of eternal glory
Gifts: 605 Take our bread
Holy Holy: Spoken
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: Spoken
Communion: 633 Eat this bread
Going forth: 217 Gift of love
For the season of Lent, we will be using the Pershore Mass written by Alan Smith.

There will be an additional Mass at 11.30am on Sunday April 2nd to celebrate the Golden Wedding of Sacred Heart parishioners Diane and Brian Davies. At this ceremony, Brian will be made a Knight of St Gregory. The celebrant will be Bishop William Kenney. All parishioners are invited to attend this ceremony. This is what we will be singing:

Gathering: 458 Let us build a house
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Lent
Psalm: O that today (Ps94) 
Acclamation: Praise to you, Christ our Lord, King of eternal glory
Gifts: 605 Take our bread
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 625 Bread for the world
411 Song of blessing
Going forth: 946 Thanks be to God

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Today’s reading is from the Gospel of St John.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Third Sunday of Lent, Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday March 19th at 9.30am, and will include 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: 179 Call to worship
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Lent
Psalm: O that today, you would listen to his voice! Harden not your hearts (Ps94, p20 or 240)
Acclamation: Praise to you, Christ our Lord, King of eternal glory
Gifts: 183 Penitential Litany
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 813 Bless the Lord my soul
Going forth: 849 God forgave my sin
For the season of Lent, we will be using the Pershore Mass written by Alan Smith.

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Join us at Sacred Heart Church for the beginning of Lent.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the First Sunday of Lent, Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday March 5th at 9.30am, and will include 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: 179 Call to worship
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Lent
Psalm: Have mercy on us Lord, for we have sinned (Ps50, p21)
Acclamation: Praise to you, Christ our Lord, King of eternal glory
Gifts: 206 Forty days and forty nights
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 88 Wait for the Lord
Going forth: 744 Christ is the world’s light
For the season of Lent, we will be using the Pershore Mass written by Alan Smith.

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Join us for a service of Confirmation on Sunday.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday February 19th at 9.30am, and will include a special liturgy for children. This will be a service of Confirmation celebrated by the Archbishop Bernard Longley. There will be an anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 5pm. This is what we will be singing on Sunday:
Gathering: 307 Veni Sancte Spiritus
Penitential Rite: 522 Storrington
Gloria: 532 Storrington
Psalm: The Lord is compassion and love (Ps102, p62)
Acclamation: 538 Proulx
Confirmation: 309 Spirit of God
Gifts: 823 Many are the lightbeams
Holy Holy: 584 Storrington
Mem Acclamation: 585 Storrington
Lamb of God: 590 Storrington
Communion: 309 Spirit of God (reprise)
Going forth: 822 Alleluia! Raise the Gospel
For the next few weeks, we shall be using the Parish Mass written by Peter Jones.

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An icon of St Matthew.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday February 12th at 9.30am, and will include 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: 877 Will you come and follow me?
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm: They are happy who follow God’s law (Ps118, p61)
Acclamation: 538 Proulx
Gifts: 823 Many are the lightbeams
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation: 483-5 Parish Mass
Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: 631 Bread of Life
Going forth: 854 Bring forth the kingdom
For the next few weeks, we shall be using the Parish Mass written by Peter Jones.