Worship and events this week

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Inside Sacred Heart Church, Rugby. Please join us for our services.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday October 17th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Ignatius)
Tuesday October 18th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of St Luke)
Wednesday October 19th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday October 20th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday October 21st – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday October 22nd – Mass at 5pm (30th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Sunday October 23rd – Mass at 9.30am (30th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Parish diary for this week
Monday October 17th – Monday Club meets in the hall, 2pm. All senior parishioners welcome.
Tuesday October 18th – Gift of Years Volunteer Training. Recruiting volunteers to help the elderly and staff in care homes. Contact Lindsay Pelloquin.
Thursday October 20th – 7pm, third Living Faith talk in Sacred Heart Church Hall.
Sunday October 22nd – 7.30pm, Concert for Year of Mercy, St Marie’s Church, Rugby. Free with retiring collection for the Church in Syria.
Forthcoming events
Sunday February 19th 2017 – Confirmation with Archbishop Bernard.

Worship and events this week

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Easter ceremonies at Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday October 10th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday October 11th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday October 12th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday October 13th – Mass at 9.30am
Friday October 14th – No Mass at 9.30am
Saturday October 15th – Mass at 5pm (29th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Sunday October 16th – Mass at 9.30am (29th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Parish diary for this week
Sunday October 9th – Mass and Anointing of the Sick, Sacred Heart Church, 3pm, followed by tea and cake.
Monday October 10th – Monday Club meets in the hall, 2pm. All senior parishioners welcome.
Thursday October 13th – 7pm, second Living Faith talk in Sacred Heart Church Hall.
Friday October 14th – 7.30pm, meeting with Mark Pawsey MP to discuss climate change and poverty, Sacred Heart Church Hall.
Saturday October 15th – Birmingham Archdiocese Justice and Peace Assembly.
Forthcoming events
Sunday February 19th 2017 – Confirmation with Archbishop Bernard.
October 18th – Gift of Years Volunteer Training. Recruiting volunteers to help the elderly and staff in care homes. Contact Lindsay Pelloquin.

Sunday October 22nd – 7.30pm, Concert for Year of Mercy, St Marie’s Church, Rugby.

Worship and events this week

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The day chapel at Sacred Heart Church, Bilton.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday September 26th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday September 27th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of St Vincent de Paul)
Wednesday September 28th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday September 29th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael)
Friday September 30th – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Jerome)
Saturday October 1st – Mass at 5pm (27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Sunday October 2nd – Mass at 9.30am (27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Parish diary for this week
Monday September 26th – Monday Club meets in the hall, 2pm. All senior parishioners welcome.
Forthcoming events
Wednesday September 28th – UCM meeting with guest speaker from Gymophobics, 7.45pm. All welcome.
Thursday September 29th – Cafod Stories from Bolivia evening, 7.30pm to 9pm. Contact Elizabeth Wignall.
October – Living Faith talks on the four Thursdays. The theme is ‘Caring for our common home’. More details.
October October 9th – Mass and Anointing of the Sick, Sacred Heart Church, 3pm, followed by tea and cake.
Sunday February 19th 2017 – Confirmation with Archbishop Bernard.
October 18th – Gift of Years Volunteer Training. Recruiting volunteers to help the elderly and staff in care homes. Contact Lindsay Pelloquin.

Worship and events this week

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The statue of Mary at Sacred Heart Church, Rugby.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday September 19th – No Mass
Tuesday September 20th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Feast of St Andrew Kim Tae-gon)
Wednesday September 21st – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Matthew)
Thursday September 22nd – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday September 23rd – No Mass
Saturday September 24th – Mass at 5pm (26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Sunday September 25th – Mass at 9.30am (26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Parish diary for this week
Monday September 19th – Monday Club meets in the hall, 2pm. All senior parishioners welcome.
Forthcoming events
Sunday September 25th – Archbishop Kevin McDonald speaks on Spirituality, Migrants and other religions at Newman House, Edgbaston. More details.
Wednesday September 28th – UCM meeting with guest speaker from Gymophobics, 7.45pm. All welcome.
Thursday September 29th – Cafod Stories from Bolivia evening, 7.30pm to 9pm. Contact Elizabeth Wignall.
October – Living Faith talks on the four Thursdays. The theme is ‘Caring for our common home’. More details.
Sunday February 19th 2017 – Confirmation with Archbishop Bernard.
October 18th – Gift of Years Volunteer Training. Recruiting volunteers to help the elderly and staff in care homes. Contact Lindsay Pelloquin.

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.

Worship and events this week

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Inside Sacred Heart Church, Rugby.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday September 12th – No Mass
Tuesday September 13th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday September 14th – No Mass
Thursday September 15th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday September 16th – No Mass
Saturday September 17th – Mass at 5pm (25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Sunday September 11th – Mass at 9.30am (25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Parish diary for this week
Monday September 12th – Monday Club meets in the hall, 2pm. All senior parishioners welcome.
Forthcoming events
Thursday September 15th – Myton Hospice Coffee Morning at Sacred Heart Church Hall. Call 01788 813263 for time.
Saturday September 17th – Table top sale, Sacred Heart Church Hall. £5 a table. Call 01788 332039 to book.
Sunday September 25th – Archbishop Kevin McDonald speaks on Spirituality, Migrants and other religions at Newman House, Edgbaston. More details.
October – Living Faith talks on the four Thursdays. The theme is ‘Caring for our common home’. More details.
Sunday February 19th 2017 – Confirmation with Archbishop Bernard.
October 18th – Gift of Years Volunteer Training. Recruiting volunteers to help the elderly and staff in care homes. Contact Lindsay Pelloquin.

Worship and events this week

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The cross window at Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday September 5th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday September 6th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday September 7th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday September 8th – Mass at 9.30am (Nativity of Our Lady)
Friday September 9th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday September 10th – Mass at 5pm (24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Sunday September 11th – Mass at 9.30am (24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Parish diary for this week
Monday September 5th – Monday Club meets in the hall, 2pm. All senior parishioners welcome.
Forthcoming events
Sunday September 11th – Peace Walk through Rugby town centre, starting from the Peace Tree by the library at 2pm.
Saturday September 17th – Table top sale, Sacred Heart Church Hall. £5 a table. Call 01788 332039 to book.
October – Living Faith talks on the four Thursdays. The theme is ‘Caring for our common home’. More details soon.
Sunday February 19th 2017 – Confirmation with Archbishop Bernard.

Worship and events this week

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Inside Sacred Heart Church, Rugby.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday August 29th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St John the Baptist)
Tuesday August 30th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday August 31st – Mass at 7pm
Thursday September 1st – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday September 2nd – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday September 3rd – Mass at 5pm (23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Sunday September 4th – Mass at 9.30am (23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Parish diary for this week
Monday August 29th – Monday Club meets in the hall, 2pm. All senior parishioners welcome.
Forthcoming events
Friday August 19th – Concert of Live Music, Collingwood Centre, Rugby School organised by St Marie’s parish.
Sunday September 11th – Peace Walk through Rugby town centre, starting from the Peace Tree by the library at 2pm.
Saturday September 17th – Table top sale, Sacred Heart Church Hall. £5 a table. Call 01788 332039 to book.
October – Living Faith talks on the four Thursdays. The theme is ‘Caring for our common home’. More details soon.

Worship and events this week

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One of the stained glass windows at Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday August 15th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday August 16th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday August 17th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday August 18th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday August 19th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday August 20th – Mass at 5pm (21st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Sunday August 21st – Mass at 9.30am (21st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C)
Parish diary for this week
Monday August 15th – Monday Club meets in the hall, 2pm. All senior parishioners welcome.
Forthcoming events
Friday August 19th – Concert of Live Music, Collingwood Centre, Rugby School organised by St Marie’s parish.
Saturday September 17th – Table top sale, Sacred Heart Church Hall. £5 a table. Call 01788 332039 to book.
October – Living Faith talks on the four Thursdays. The theme is ‘Caring for our common home’. More details soon.

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.