Live Simply – March 2017 newsletter

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Mahatma Gandhi

Live Simply so that others might simply live
Mahatma Gandhi

Or as Pope Francis’ message in Laudato Si’ has it:
Responding to the cry of the poor we need a New Lifestyle

So how are those Live Simply Pledges coming along?

Thank you to all who have already posted pledges on the Pledge Board. If that isn’t you then look there for inspiration and please complete a pledge card today. It can be a more of something you do already or something new to you.

Recycling
(with thanks to www.recyclenow.com )

Aerosols can be recycled – only 50% of aluminium packaging was recycled last year which means there’s a lot more to be done. Remember empty cans of deodorant, furniture polish, air fresheners and other aluminium items too such as foil takeaway containers can all be recycled.

Last year around 75% of food and drink tins and cans and 60% of glass bottles and jars were recycled. Could you do more to get the figure to 100%?

Campaigns
Bottle deposit scheme
blue-and-green-plastic-bottles-resized-740x493.jpg (740×493)Older parishioners might remember the days of money back on glass bottles. Well now a Surfers Against Sewage petition is calling for a deposit on plastic bottles. The petition has attracted over 210,000 people signatures and the Government is taking notice. An inquiry into the impacts of single-use plastic bottles has just been launched by the Environmental Audit Committee to identify the solutions needed to tackle plastic pollution. Surfers Against Sewage will be submitting their petition and other evidence to highlight the urgent need to introduce a deposit return system.

Palm Oil
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Nestlé, producer of products ranging from Crunchie bars to Shredded Wheat, committed early to addressing problems caused by palm oil production which threatens rainforests and endangered animals, and exploits workers. But campaigners have discovered that along with other multinationals such as Unilever and PepsiCo, it is undermining its own best intentions by a tie-up with an Indonesian food producer said to be among the worst offenders in relation to palm oil production. Read more at SumOfUs

March 2017

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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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Detail from the Days of Creation stained glass at Sacred Heart Church, Rugby.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday October 5th – Funeral Mass for Les Mortimore at 10.30am. No evening Mass.
Tuesday October 6th – Mass at 9.30am
Wednesday October 7th – Mass at 7pm (Our Lady of the Rosary)
Thursday October 8th – Mass at 9.30am
Friday October 9th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Blessed John Henry Newman)
Saturday October 10th – Mass at 6pm (28th Sunday of Year B)
Sunday October 11th – Mass at 9.30am (28th Sunday of Year B)
Diary dates this week:
Monday October 5th – Monday Club for Senior Parishioners, 2pm in the hall.
Thursday October 8th – Study group on Pope Francis’ letter, Laudato Si, 7.30pm in the parish hall.
Saturday October 10th – Rugby Interfaith Harvest Celebration, St Andrew’s Church, Rugby, 5pm to 7.30pm
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

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The statue of Mary and the child Jesus at Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday September 28th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday September 29th – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of Sts Michael, Gabriel, Raphael)
Wednesday September 30th – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Jerome)
Thursday October 1st – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of St Therese of the Child Jesus)
Friday October 2nd – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of the Guardian Angels)
Saturday October 3rd – Mass at 6pm (27th Sunday of Year B)
Sunday October 4th – Mass at 9.30am (27th Sunday of Year B)
Diary dates this week:
Monday September 28th – Monday Club for Senior Parishioners, 2pm in the hall.
Monday September 28th – Finance Committee meets at 7.30pm in the Presbytery.
Tuesday September 29th – Breaking the Word group discusses the Sunday Gospel, 2pm in the hall.
Wednesday September 30th – UCM meets at 7.45pm in the hall. Guest speaker is a nurse practitioner.
Thursday October 1st – Study group on Pope Francis’ letter, Laudato Si, 7.30pm in the parish hall.
Friday October 2nd – Family Fast Day
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

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Detail of stained glass at Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday September 21st – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Matthew)
Tuesday September 22nd – Mass at 9.30am
Wednesday September 23rd – Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Pio of Pietrelcina)
Thursday September 24th – Mass at 9.30am (Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham)
Friday September 25th – Mass at 9.30am. Funeral Mass for Anne Horan at Noon.
Saturday September 26th – Mass at 6pm (26th Sunday of Year B)
Sunday September 27th – Mass at 9.30am (26th Sunday of Year B)
Diary dates this week:
Monday September 21st – Monday Club for Senior Parishioners, 2pm in the hall.
Wednesday September 23rd – Rugby Association of Our Lady of Walsingham meets for Mass at 7.30pm at English Martyrs Church, Hillmorton.
Thursday September 24th – Study group on Pope Francis’ letter, Laudato Si, 7.30pm in the parish hall.
Coming soon:
Living Faith talks on Thursday nights in November, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th. To book places, follow this link.
Monday September 28th – Finance Committee meets at 7.30pm in the Presbytery.
Tuesday September 29th – Breaking the Word group discusses the Sunday Gospel, 2.30pm in the hall.
Wednesday September 30th – UCM meets at 7.45pm in the hall. Guest speaker is a nurse practitioner.

Worship and events this week

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These are the daily services this week:
Monday September 14th – Mass at 7pm (Exaltation of the Holy Cross)
Tuesday September 15th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am (Our Lady of Sorrows)
Wednesday September 16th – Mass at 7pm (Saints Cornelius and Cyprian)
Thursday September 17th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday September 18th – Mass at 9.30am
Saturday September 19th – Mass at 6pm (25th Sunday of Year B)
Sunday September 20th – Mass at 9.30am (25th Sunday of Year B)
Diary dates this week:
Monday September 14th – No Monday Club for Senior Parishioners this week.
Tuesday September 15th – Breaking the Word discussion group on next Sunday’s Gospel, 2.30pm in the hall.
Thursday September 17th – Study group on Pope Francis’ letter, Laudato Si, 7.30pm in the parish hall.
Coming soon:
Living Faith talks on Thursday nights in November. To book places, follow this link.