Mass for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord. Should  they cry to me in any distress, I will hear them, and I will be their Lord forever. 

First Reading: A reading from the book of Wisdom. Let us condemn him to a shameful death. 

Response: Psalm 53: The Lord upholds my life.  

Second Reading: from the Letter of St James. Peacemakers, when they work for peace, sow the seeds which will bear fruit  in holiness.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! I am the light of the world, says the Lord, anyone who follows  me will have the light of life. Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark: The Son of Man will be delivered. If anyone wants to be first, he must make  himself servant of all.  

Communion Antiphon: I am the Good Shepherd says the Lord; I know my  sheep and mine know me. 

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS = Live Stream as indicated  Saturday 18th 5pm at SH L. Mapplethorpe RIP LS 

Sunday 19th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 19th 11 am at EM Evelyn & Charles Russell RIP LS  

Monday 20th at SH 10am No Mass this week. 

Tuesday 21st at SH |10am No Mass this week.  

Wednesday 22nd at SH 7pm Public Mass LS 

Thursday 23rd EM at 11 am Ben and Rosemary Chetwyn RIP Public Mass Not LS 

Friday 24th at 7pm from SH Mr & Mrs Connelly RIP Public Mass LS  

Saturday 25th 5pm at SH Private intention LS 

Sunday 26th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 26th 11 am at EM World Peace and Justice LS

THE DIOCESAN VISION; Unfolding God’s Plan 

Our vision is to be a Catholic diocese which is faithful to the mission entrusted to us by Jesus  Christ, full of missionary disciples who work together co-responsibly in vibrant communities  of faith, joyful in their service of God and neighbour. 

Let us pray for the Church that she may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength  to renew herself in the light of the Gospel. Amen. 

FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT NEWS; The Archdiocese of Birmingham has divested from companies which extract fossil fuels with immediate effect, cementing its commitment to action in the climate  emergency. 

The Archdiocese has changed its policy to exclude investments in any company which derives more than 5% of its revenues from fossil fuels and is joining the ranks of all those who have committed to  attaining net zero carbon emissions by 2030. Divestment in fossil fuels is one of the first steps of  many which we will take to ensure that we will not fund the industries which destroy God’s creation  and impact the poor. 

We are pleased to be part of the global divestment announcement to be made by the World Council  of Churches, the Laudato Si’ Movement, Operation Noah, Green Anglicans and GreenFaith on  October 25, joining four Catholic dioceses and many other faith organisations from around the world  who have announced their commitment to ethical investment. 

CREATION SUNDAY / CLIMATE SUNDAY We are planning to celebrate this at Masses on the  weekend 3/4th October. We hope to have some music and singing at these Masses.  

Caring for God’s Creation in 2021- LOCAL MEETING IN RUGBY You are warmly invited to  come along to this discussion evening hosted by Rugby Green Christian at 7.30pm on  Tuesday 28th September in the Upper Hall of the Regent Rooms, Regent Place CV21 2PJ. We  are delighted to have Emily Sharman from the national Green Christian organisation as our  speaker and facilitator. For more information and to sign up for the event, please visit Rugby Baptist Church’s website or phone the church office 01788 570410.  Please sign up by 21st Sept to give the organisers a feel for nnumbers. Booking is essential.  A link for more information and to sign up for the event: Caring for God’s Creation in 2021 – more info / sign up – this link can also be found via Rugby Baptist Church’s website. 

Life in the Spirit course The Charis Diocesan Renewal group would like to invite everyone  to an online series of Life in the Spirit. A talented group of musicians and speakers will guide  participants through the seminar series, which starts on Wednesday 22 September at  7.30pm. Why not encourage a group from your parish to sign up as part of the journey  towards the Diocesan Vision, Unfolding God’s Plan? Life in the Spirit course with the  Archdiocese of Birmingham | Birmingham Diocesan Trust (

Rugby Foodbank – Harvest Shopping List 2021: Tinned Carrots, Tinned peas, Tinned Sweetcorn, Tinned pulses, Tinned tomatoes, Sponge  Pudding, Tinned Rice Pudding, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Tinned Spaghetti, Cream Crackers,  Marmalade, Washing Capsules/Powder, Soap, Shower Gel, Razors. Please donate locally at  collection points in stores or bring to Church next weekend. It would be wonderful if  everyone could bring an item from the list. 

Please donate the need is great. Thanks. 

Live Simply – Summer Newsletter 2019


Living Simply

Rugby Unwrapped – trying to reduce packaging.

Rugby Unwrapped and Dave Kerruish – two routes to vastly reducing the amount of packaging associated with your weekly shop. As you may have read, Rugby Unwrapped is an initiative launched by friends Sharon Lee and Clair Saxton. They have set up shop in Church Street (opposite HSBC bank) offering a range of dried foods, spices and cleaning products which can be popped into your own bags, containers or reusable bottles depending on the product. Dave Kerruish sets up shop weekly (Thursdays 8am-4pm) in the hall next to Rugby Baptist Church in Regent Street. He also sells dried foods loose and cleaning product refills plus fresh veg, herbs, wholemeal bread etc. Active support will help both ventures.

Live Sustainably

Well, holiday season is upon us and doubtless some air travel may be involved. It may not be feasible in the time available to get the family away in a more environmentally-friendly way but, where possible, think about taking trains, cycling or walking rather than flying or travelling by car. Also, locally, look out for information about Transition Towns. It’s a topic now being discussed in Warwickshire with some people pushing for Rugby to embrace and encourage the community-based approach to a more environmentally sensitive way of living, especially at a time of exponential housing growth. Did anyone attend the Transition Town event at St Andrew’s Church in May? If so, let us know what you think.

Live In Solidarity

Our tendency when thinking about “living in solidarity” is to think about those living in much poorer nations than ours and how we might help them by backing initiatives which promote proper rewards for products and labour. But we should also look closer to home exploring initiatives to help homeless people in Rugby (Hope4) and to put food on family tables (Rugby Foodbank). Sacred Heart parishioners are already committed to both causes but our help is needed year-round. Thank you.

livesimply prayer

Pope Francis

Compassionate and loving God,
you created the world for us all to share,
a world of beauty and plenty.
Create in us a desire to live simply,
so that our lives may reflect your generosity.

Creator God,
You gave us responsibility for the earth,
a world of riches and delight.
Create in us a desire to live sustainably,
So that those who follow after us
May enjoy the fruits of your creation.

God of peace and justice,
you give us the capacity to change,
to bring about a world that mirrors your wisdom.
Create in us a desire to act in solidarity,
so that the pillars of injustice crumble
and those now crushed are set free.

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