Mass for the Baptism of the Lord, Year C

Here is Mass for the Baptism of the Lord from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

 Entrance Antiphon: After the Lord was baptised, the heavens were opened,  and the Spirit descended upon him like a dove, and the voice of the Father  thundered: This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.  

First Reading: A reading from the prophet Isaiah. The glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all mankind shall see it. 

Response: Psalm 103. Bless the Lord my soul! Lord God Lord God how great you are. 

Second Reading: A reading from the letter of St Paul to Titus. He saved us by the cleansing water of rebirth and by renewing us with the Holy  Spirit.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Someone is coming, said John, someone greater than I. He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. Alleluia!  

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke. While Jesus after his own baptism was at prayer, heaven opened. 

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS, LS = Live Stream

Saturday 8th 5 pm SH Pauline Inglis RIP LS 

Sunday 9th 9.30 am SH People of the Parishes 

Sunday 9th 11.00 am EM Alicija Golovacka RIP LS 

Monday 10th 10am SH LS Private Intention  

Tuesday 11th 10am SH LS Private Intention 

Wednesday 12th 7pm SH Private Intention 

Thursday 13th EM 11am First Communicants Ints

Friday 14th 7pm SH Holy Souls 

Saturday 15th 5pm SH LS Chris Cassin RIP  

Sunday 16th 9.30 am SH People of the Parishes  

Sunday 17th 11 am EM LS Sick and Housebound 

SACRED HEART PARISH SHARED LUNCH. This will take place this Sunday 9th after the  morning Mass. There will be coffee and refreshments. Please bring some finger food to share. All are invited and most welcome. 

STAMPS – SH Please bring any used postage stamps and put them in the jar in the narthex. They will help raise money for charity. Thanks. 

LIVESTREAM; We will be livestreaming the 5pm Saturday Mass at Sacred Heart and 11 am Sunday Mass at English Martyrs until further notice and the weekday Masses as indicated.  

SYNODALTY /WALKING TOGTHER CONSULTATION MEETINGS 

Given the present uncertainty over Covid it may not be advisable to have in person meetings at present. Could those who attended previous meetings and those who are interested, let Fr Gerry or Richard Potter know asp whether you would be in favour of  taking things forward through a ZOOM Meeting or a simple questionnaire. Thanks.  

THE NICENE CREED- I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth,  of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of  God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true  

God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made.  For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was  incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius  Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with  the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He  will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. I  believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the  Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the  prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the  forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the  world to come. Amen 

THE GLORIA – Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will. We  praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great  glory, Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father. Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten  Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, you take away the sins of the world, have  

mercy on us; you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer; you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are  the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in the glory of God  the Father. Amen.

Mass for the Second Sunday after the Nativity

Here is Mass for the Second Sunday after the Nativity from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: When a profound silence covered all things and night was in the middle of its course, your all powerful Word, O Lord, bounded from heaven’s royal throne.                                                                                               

First Reading:  A reading from the book of Ecclesiasticus. The wisdom of God has pitched her tent among the chosen people.                                                                                                                                                                                 

Response: Psalm 147. The Word was made flesh and lived among us.                                                                                                                                                            

Second Reading:  A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Ephesians. He determined that we should become his adopted sons and daughters through Jesus.                                                                                

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Glory be to you, O Christ, proclaimed to the pagans. Glory be to you, O Christ, believed in by the world. Alleluia!                                                                                                      

 Gospel:  A reading from the holy Gospel according to John. The Word was made flesh, and lived among us. 

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS, LS = Live Stream

Saturday 1st   5 pm    SH    Breda Moran RIP   LS

Sunday 2nd   9.30 am SH    For the Blessings of the New Year

Sunday 2nd   11.00 am EM People of the Parishes LS

Monday 3rd    10am SH    Fr Graham’s Intentions   LS                        

Tuesday 4th      10am SH   Private Intention

Wednesday 5th   7pm SH   Epiphany Vigil Mass 

Thursday 6th       Feast of the Epiphany:  EM 11am Ints of English Martyrs School 

Friday 7th           7pm SH     For the Sick and Housebound 

Saturday 8th        Baptism of the Lord ;   5pm SH    Pauline Inglis RIP  LS 

Sunday 9th           9.30 am SH          People of the Parishes 

Sunday 9th           11 am EM            Alicija Golovacka RIP   LS 

CHRISTMAS COLLECTION FOR THE CLERGY; Fr Gerry would like thank you for your kindness and generosity.

SACRED HEART SHARED LUNCH. This will take place next Sunday 9th after the morning Mass. There will be coffee and refreshments. Please bring some finger food to share. All are invited and most welcome.

LIVESTREAM; We will be livestreaming the 5pm Saturday Mass at Sacred Heart  and 11 am Sunday Mass at English Martyrs until further notice and the weekday Masses as indicated. 

THE NICENE CREED

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen

THE GLORIA

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will. We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great glory, Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father. Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us; you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer; you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

May we wish you a very Happy New Year and may the peace and joy of the Lord be always with you.

Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C

Here is Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: Drop down dew from above, you heavens, and let the  clouds rain down the Just One; let the earth be opened and bring forth a  Saviour.  

First Reading: A reading from the prophet Micah. Out of you will be born the one who is to rule over Israel.  

Response: Psalm Isaiah 79. God of hosts, bring us back; let your face shine on us and we shall be saved.  Second Reading: A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Hebrews. Here I am! I am coming to obey your will.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! I am the handmaid of the Lord:  let what you have said be done to me Alleluia!  

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord?

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS, LS = Live Stream

Saturday 18th 5pm SH Michael O’Donnell RIP (T.Dark) LS  

Sunday 19th 9.30am SH Expectant Mothers and Fathers 

Sunday 19th 11 am EM People of the Parishes LS 

Monday 20th 10am SH Beatrice Tindon RIP LS 

Tuesday 21st 10am SH Griffin and Osman Family Deceased 

Wednesday 22nd 7pm SH Ted and Trudie White RIP LS 

Thursday 23rd 11am EM Sick and Housbound 

Friday 24th Christmas Eve 5pm EM People of the Parish , 8pm SH John Burke RIP

Saturday 25th Christmas Day 9.30am SH Clare Harford , 11am EM Special Intention LS 

Sunday 26th Holy Family 9.30am SH, People of the Parishes , 11am at EM All Families LS

CHRISTMAS MASSES 2021 

Christmas Eve 24th December: English Martyrs 5pm, Sacred Heart 8pm

Christmas Day 25th December: Sacred Heart 9.30am, English Martyrs 11am 

Sunday 26th December: Holy Family Feast: Sacred Heart 9.30 am,  English Martyrs 11 am. 

Midnight Mass from St Chad’s will be televised live on BBC One at 11.45pm. Christmas Masses- Traditional Collection for the Parish Clergy. 

Confessions for Christmas: Sunday after Mass at EM .Or before or after weekday Masses. Or arrange time with Fr Gerry.  

LATEST GUIDELINES FROM THE BISHOPS CONFERENCE RE COVID GUIDANCE  

With respect to the current situation with the omicron variant it is important to ensure the following  points are followed in our churches: 

• That people displaying any symptoms of covid-19 should stay at home and not travel to  church or participate in person. 

• That hand sanitiser is available to those attending the Church. 

• That you must wear a face covering (both nose and mouth) during the act of worship.  Please keep mask on for singing. 

• That there is good ventilation and air throughput in the building; in this case, because of  climatic conditions, it would be important to remind people to wrap up well in church! 

• That a positive message encouraging people to get vaccinated and have the booster jab  when able is delivered whenever possible. 

• That people who are engaged in a form of pastoral ministry which involves ministry to the  housebound, sick and vulnerable, should take regular lateral flow tests to ensure they are safe to do  so. These are free from the NHS. 

PEACE  

‘Blessed is she who believed the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled’ Luke 1:45 

Faithful God, you always keep your promises. Strengthen our trust, as we long for your kingdom of  justice and peace. Make us people of hope, sharing with the world the love and joy we have found in  you. Amen. (Cafod Advent Calendar). 

ENGLISH MARTYRS CHURCH CRIB. We have been able to purchase some fine new crib figures for  use in Church. There will be a Second Collection for this today at EM and we hope you will give  generously. We are happy to receive cheques made out to English Martyrs Parish. Thanks.  

CHRISTMAS GIFTS – DON’T KNOW WHAT TO GET. Why not try CAFOD WORLD GIFTS.  Catalogue available or search on line. 

Mass for the Third Sunday of Advent

Here is Mass for the Third Sunday of Advent from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Indeed the  Lord is near.  

First Reading: A reading from the prophet Zephaniah. The Lord will dance with shouts of joy for you as on a day of festival. 

Response: Psalm Isaiah 12; 2-6. Sing and shout for joy for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel. 

Second Reading: A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Philippians. The Lord is very near.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! The spirit of the Lord has been given to  me. He has sent me to bring good news to the poor. Alleluia!  

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke. What must we do? 

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS, LS = Live Stream

Saturday 11th 5pm at SH People of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 12th 9.30am at SH Archbishop Bernard (40th Ordination Anniversary)

Sunday 12th 11 am at EM Eunice Boden, Janis Prizavaitis RIP LS

Monday 13th , Tuesday 14th No Mass on these days this week.  

Wednesday 15th 7pm at SH Joyce Tyson RIP LS  

Thursday 16th 11am at EM Rosaleen Curley Intentions 

Friday 17th 7pm at SH June Minott RIP LS 

Saturday 18th 5pm at SH Michael O’Donnell RIP (T Dark) LS

Sunday 19th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes 

Sunday 19th 11 am at EM Holy Souls LS 

Confessions: Saturday 4pm-4.30pm at SH, Sunday after Mass at EM.Or after weekday Masses. Or arrange time with Fr Gerry.

CHRISTMAS MASSES 2021 

Christmas Eve 24th December: English Martyrs 5pm, Sacred Heart 8pm

Christmas Day 25th December: Sacred Heart 9.30am, English Martyrs 11am

Sunday 26th December: Holy Family Feast: Sacred Heart 9.30am, English Martyrs 11 am.

Midnight Mass from St Chad’s will be televised live on BBC. 

SYNODALITY WALKING TOGETHER. Thank you to all who attended the two recent  preparation meetings. We will be continuing this process in the new year when we will be  looking at various aspects of our experience of the Church and the challenges of today. More details to follow.  

LATEST GUIDELINES FROM THE BISHOPS CONFERENCE RE COVID GUIDANCE  

With respect to the current situation with the omicron variant it is important to ensure the following  points are followed in our churches: 

• That people displaying any symptoms of covid-19 should stay at home and not travel to  church or participate in person. 

• That hand sanitiser is available to those attending the Church. 

• That you must wear a face covering (both nose and mouth) during the act of worship. 

• That there is good ventilation and air throughput in the building; in this case, because of  climatic conditions, it would be important to remind people to wrap up well in church! 

• That a positive message encouraging people to get vaccinated and have the booster jab  when able is delivered whenever possible. 

• That people who are engaged in a form of pastoral ministry which involves ministry to the  housebound, sick and vulnerable, should take regular lateral flow tests to ensure they are safe to do  so. These are free from the NHS. 

JOY  

‘If anyone has two tunics they must share with the one who has none and the one with something to  eat must do the same’ Luke 3;11 

Gracious God, we thank you for your gifts. Teach us to trust you more than possessions or wealth.  Give us generous hearts. Inspire us to share what we have and work for justice, so that people may  flourish and live in dignity. Amen. (Cafod Advent Calendar). 

ENGLISH MARTYRS CHURCH CRIB. We are delighted that we have been able to purchase some fine new crib figures for use in Church. Through some generous donations we have already collected about half of the cost. There remains about £400 to find. There will be a Second Collection for this today at EM and we hope you will give generously. This will help us avoid increasing the parish debt which remains substantial at £86,000.  

CHRISTMAS GIFTS –DON’T KNOW WHAT TO GET. Why not try CAFOD WORLD GIFTS.  Catalogue available or search on line. 

Mass for the Second Sunday of Advent

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Here is Mass for the Second Sunday of Advent from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: O people of Sion, behold, the Lord will come to save the  nations, and the Lord will make the glory of his voice heard in the joy of your  heart.  

First Reading: A reading from the prophet Baruch. God means to show your splendour to every nation.  

Response: Psalm 125 What marvels the Lord worked for us! Indeed we were glad.  

Second Reading: A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Philippians. Be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Prepare away for the Lord, make his  paths straight, and all mankind shall see the salvation of God. Alleluia!  

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke. All mankind shall see the salvation of God. 

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS= Live Stream as indicated

Saturday 4th 5pm at SH Rosie Richardson RIP LS 

Sunday 5th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes  

Sunday 5th 11am at EM John McStay RIP LS 

Monday 6th 10am at SH Winnie Guy RIP LS  

Tuesday 7th 10am at SH Sick and Housebound of the Parishes LS  

Wednesday 8th 7pm at SH Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception LS 

Thursday 9th 11am at EM Private Intention 

Friday 10th 7pm at SH Private Intention LS 

Saturday 11th 5pm at SH People of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 12th 9.30am at SH Archbishop Bernard (40th Ordination Anniversary)

Sunday 12th 11 am at EM Eunice Boden, Janis Prizavaitis RIP LS

SYNODALITY WALKING TOGETHER. On Thursday 9nd December at 7pm for  half an hour there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Sacred Heart Church  followed by an Introduction and initial meeting in the Parish Hall at 7.30pm. This will be for  an hour. PLEASE join us for this important event . This is intended for parishioners of English  Martyrs and Sacred Heart. All are very welcome. Thank you to all who attended the meeting  on Thursday afternoon. It would be good to hear from the full age range of our parish  communities. I would encourage the younger members to attend if they can. We need to  hear, listen and share a range of experiences. 

 CHRISTMAS MASSES 2021 

Christmas Eve 24th December: English Martyrs 5pm, Sacred Heart 8pm

Christmas Day 25th December: Sacred Heart 9.30am, English Martyrs 11am

Sunday 26th December : Holy Family Feast : Sacred Heart 9.30am, English Martyrs 11 am. 

Sacred Heart ; The Childrens’ Liturgy has started up again at Sunday Mass. There are the usual two groups for the children. All are welcome. Tea and Coffee in the Hall after Sunday Mass at Sacred Heart. All welcome. 

SECOND COLLECTION this weekend for the Poor Parishes of the Diocese  

CHRISTMAS GIFTS – Why not CAFOD WORLD GIFTS? Catalogues available and  online. Thoughtful Gifts from you for those who are in great need of the basics of life in  different parts of the world. Please take a copy or look on Cafod website. 

Live More Simply this Advent and Christmas 

All are welcome to join the next online meeting of the Diocesan Climate Group on Tuesday  14 December at 7pm via Zoom. 

Inspired by COP26 even more parishes and schools across the Archdiocese have signed up to  CAFOD’s livesimply award, as we look to reduce our carbon footprints. 

In this webinar we will ask what decarbonisation actually means and how parishes can  support a carbon reduction. 

Please register here: http://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/Event/living-more-simply-this-advent and-christmas 

LOVE – from the CAFOD Advent Calendar  

‘John went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the  forgiveness of sins’ 

Merciful God, you sent John the Baptist to preach repentance. Forgive us for the times when we  have done wrong, when we have hurt other people and damaged our earth. Lead us to make a  change, to live differently, preparing a way and making paths straight. Amen. 

Mass for the First Sunday of Advent

Here is Mass for the First Sunday of Advent, Year C, from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: To you, I lift up my soul, O my God. In you, I have trusted; let me not be put to shame. Nor let my enemies exult over me; and let no one  who hope in you be put to shame.  

First Reading: A reading from the prophet Jeremiah. I will make a virtuous Branch grow for David.  

Response: Psalm 24 To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.  

Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the Thessalonians. May the Lord confirm your hearts in holiness when Christ comes.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Let us see, O Lord, your mercy and give  us your saving help. Alleluia!  

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke. Your liberation is near at hand.  

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS= Live Stream as indicated

Saturday 27th 5pm at SH McElhatton Family Deceased LS 

Sunday 28th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes  

Sunday 28th 11 am at EM Deceased Members of EM and SH Parishes LS

Monday 29th 10am at SH Private Intention  

Tuesday 30th 10am at SH Family and Friends  

Wednesday 1st 7pm at SH Private Intention  

Thursday 2nd 11am at EM Ints of English Martyrs School  

Friday 3rd 7pm at SH Ed and Mary Cashel  

Saturday 4th 5pm at SH Rosie Richardson RIP  

Sunday 5th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes 

Sunday 5th 11am at EM John Mc Stay RIP

SYNODALITY A CALL TO OUR PARISHES. 

On Thursday 2nd December at 2pm for half an hour there will be Adoration of  the Blessed Sacrament at Sacred Heart Church followed by an Introduction and  initial meeting in the Parish Hall at 2.30pm. This will be for an hour. There will be a similar programme on 9th December at 7pm also at Sacred Heart.  PLEASE join us for this important event. This is intended for parishioners of  English Martyrs and Sacred Heart. All are very welcome.  

Pope Francis has asked the whole Church throughout the world to engage in a process of  learning, listening and discerning together to see how the Holy Spirit is directing us as we  face the challenges of living our faith in this (hopefully) Post Covid world. This is something  new and quite unique in the life of the Church. We also have our Diocesan Vision proposed  by the Archbishop asking us to look at four important themes: Evangelisation, Formation,  Worship and Sacramental Life and Charity and Social Outreach.  

Please make this a part of your Advent programme. 

ENGLISH MARTYRS PARISH CHRISTMAS MEAL – Sunday 5th December 3.30pm.at Hillmorton  Manor. We look forward to this community gathering next weekend. Thanks to all who have  booked and those who have made the arrangements. Bookings must be in by today  ,Sunday.  

CAFOD WORLD GIFTS– Catalogues available and online. Thoughtful Gifts from you for  those who are in great need of the basics of life in different parts of the world. Please take a copy or look on Cafod website

THE SOWER is our Diocesan Magazine. It comes out three times a year and is free. Please  take a copy and read it. It has lots of interesting news from around our diocese.  

ADVENT Walk with Me Prayer Books available and Advent Calendars to help our Advent  prayers and reflection. 

HOPE 

‘Stay awake, praying at all times’ Luke 21;36. 

Eternal God, you will come when we do not expect you. 

Help us to welcome you now in one another, to reach out to our sisters and  brothers in need of care and support. And in this way may we be found ready, when you come again in glory. Amen.  (prayer from the CAFOD Advent Calendar).

Mass for the Feast of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year B

Here is Mass for the Feast of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: How worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power  and divinity, and wisdom and strength and honour. To him belong glory and  power for ever and ever.  

First Reading: A reading from the prophet Daniel, His sovereignty is and eternal sovereignty.  

Response: Psalm 92 The Lord is king, with majesty enrobed. 

Second Reading: A reading from the book of the Apocalypse. Ruler of the kings of the earth…he made us a line of kings, priests to serve his God.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Blessings on him who coms in the  name of the Lord! Blessings on the coming kingdom of our father David. Alleluia!  

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to John. It is you who say I am a king.  

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS= Live Stream as indicated Saturday 20th 5pm at SH People of the Parishes LS. 

Sunday 21st 9.30am at SH Deceased Members Fadden Family 

Sunday 21st 11 am at EM Mary Fitzgerald RIP LS 

Monday 22th 10am at SH No Mass Today  

Tuesday 23th 10am at SH No Mass Today  

Wednesday 24th 10.30am EM Funeral Mass Austin Gooch RIP  

Wednesday 24th 7pm at SH Private Intention LS  

Thursday 25th 11am at EM Isabel O’Hanlon RIP  

Friday 26th 7pm at SH Philomena Gallagher RIP LS 

Saturday 27th 5pm at SH McElhatton Family Deceased LS 

Sunday 28th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes 

Sunday 28th 11 am at EM Deceased Parishioners of EM and SH LS

ENGLISH MARTYRS: We are completing another set of First Holy Communions at Masses on  Saturdays 20th and 27th November at 11 am. Families only. Please pray for the children and  their families. Thanks to the school staff for all their dedication in helping the children  prepare so well for this important celebration. 

It is hoped to commence First Holy Communion Classes for children not in Catholic school which are run by SH Parish in the new Year. Details when available. 

RETIRING COLLECTION: This Weekend for the Diocesan Youth Services ( Kenelm Trust). 

ENGLISH MARTYRS PARISH CHRISTMAS MEAL- Sunday 5th December 3.30pm. This has been  booked at Hillmorton Manor. All are welcome. Please collect Menus and Booking form from Caroline if you haven’t already had one and return as soon as possible with your booking. Please return your Booking Forms and Payments. Closing date Sunday 28th

Red Mission Boxes at English Martyrs: Thank you for supporting the Missions with your prayers, support and contributions over this year. Some Red Boxes may still need to be  emptied, if so please bring them into Church within the next two weeks November 14th. – November 28th. Or contact Margaret. Rugby 572598. 

CAFOD WORLD GIFTS– Catalogues available and online. Thoughtful Gifts from you for  those who are in great need of the basics of life in different parts of the world. Please take a  copy or look on Cafod website. 

SYNODALITY A CALL TO OUR PARISHES. Pope Francis has asked the whole  Church throughout the world to engage in a process of learning, listening and discerning  together to see how the Holy Spirit is directing us as we face the challenges of living our faith  in this (hopefully) Post Covid world. This is something new and quite unique in the life of the  Church. We also have our Diocesan Vision proposed by the Archbishop asking us to look at  four important themes: Evangelisation, Formation, Worship and Sacramental Life and  Charity and Social Outreach. We are planning to make a start by offering two invitations and opportunities to look at this together. I would ask English Martyrs to come together with  Sacred Heart so we can share this work together. You don’t need to attend both events.  

On Thursday 2nd December at 2pm for half an hour there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Sacred Heart Church followed by an Introduction and initial meeting in the Parish Hall. This will be for an hour. There will be a similar programme on 9th December at 7pm also at Sacred Heart. I am grateful to Richard Potter for agreeing to be our Synodality Rep with the Diocese. It would be good if we could make a start on this important project before Christmas. It will continue in the new year. Please join us on this journey with your  presence and your prayer. We need to talk, listen and learn together. No amount of homilies  however wise or otherwise will achieve this. 

SUNDAY MASS : Our Bishops have issued a new letter about this. They have not reimposed the Sunday obligation. They are asking people to review their current weekend arrangements shopping, pub, visiting etc and if they are not attending Mass at present to return unless there are factors that may hinder this. You can find the whole letter on the cbew  (catholic bishops of England and wales) website or the diocesan site. 

Mass for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: The Lord said; I think thoughts of peace and not of  affliction. You will call upon me, and I will answer you, and I will bring back  your captives from every place.  

First Reading: A reading from the prophet Daniel. When that time comes, your own people will be spared.  

Response: Psalm 15 Preserve me, O God, I take refuge in you

Second Reading: A reading from the letter to the Hebrews. By virtue of one single offering, he has achieved the eternal perfection of all  whom he is sanctifying.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Stay awake and stand ready, because  you do not know the hour when the Son of Man is coming. Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark. He will gather his chosen from the four winds.  

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS= Live Stream as indicated

Saturday 13th 5pm at SH Fergus and Mary Reynolds RIP LS  

Sunday 14th at SH 9.30 am People of the Parishes 

Sunday 14th at EM 11.30am Remembrance Sunday Ronald Youson RIP LS 

Monday 15th 10am at SH Betty Reynolds RIP LS  

Tuesday 16th 10am at SH Kitty Henry RIP LS  

Wednesday 17th 7pm at SH No Mass today  

Thursday 18th 12 noon at EM Funeral Mass Marceline Kelleher RIP 

Friday 19th 7pm at SH Dec Members Burke Family LS  

Saturday 20th 5pm at SH People of the Parishes LS 

Sunday 21th 9.30am at SH Deceased Members Fadden Family 

Sunday 21th 11 am at EM Mary Fitzgerald RIP LS 

ENGLISH MARTYRS: We will be celebrating another set of First Communions at Masses on  Saturdays 20th and 27th November at 11 am. Families only. Please pray for the children and  their families. 

ENGLISH MARTYRS:

Funeral Mass, Thurs 18th November 12 noon Marceline Kelleher RIP

Funeral Mass, Wed 24th November 10.30am Austin Gooch RIP. May they rest in peace. 

ENGLISH MARTYRS PARISH CHRISTMAS MEAL

This has been booked at Hillmorton Manor for Sunday 5th December at 3.30 pm . All are  welcome. Please collect Menus and Booking form from Caroline if you haven’t already had  one and return as soon as possible with your booking. Places limited so please book early.  Closing date Sunday 28th

Red Mission Boxes at English Martyrs : Thank you for supporting the Missions with your  prayers ,support and contributions over this year. Some Red Boxes may still need to be  emptied, if so please bring them into Church within the next two weeks November 14th. – November 28th. Or contact Margaret. Rugby 572598. 

FIVE BIBLE STUDIES ON THE ADVENT SUNDAY GOSPELS 

Mauro Iannicelli will break open the forthcoming Advent Sunday Gospels with in-depth teaching and stimulating questions. As a result, you will experience Sunday Mass in a new way! 

Five Wednesdays: 24 Nov | 1 Dec | 8 Dec | 15 Dec | 22 Dec (7-8pm UK  Time). Free of Charge | LIVE sessions on YouTube. 

Info & Registration: https://comeandsee.org/advent 

People have found these studies helpful and interesting. Why not try it? 

HELP WITH TEACHING ENGLISH; The Benn Partnership Centre is looking for qualified ESOL  Teachers (volunteer role currently) to teach asylum seekers and refugees currently staying  at the Dunchurch Park Hotel. We are also looking for volunteers who would be willing to  join any English sessions to assist those teaching. We would like anyone interested to sign  up as a volunteer at the Benn Partnership Centre as they will then be covered by our policies  and our insurance. If anyone is interested, they can contact the Centre on 01788 553033  or info@bennpartnershipcentre.org.uk and the right forms will be sent. 

RUGBY CHRISTMAS CRACKER : is again planning to raise funds and awareness of  developing world issues. We are having a café again this year and are running the radio and  evening restaurant. Our premises are in the Rugby Centre between Subway and Iceland We  will be offering the option of a takeaway meal or a sit down meal. The radio will also be either in a studio or the option will be to do it from your own home. We will still need plenty  of volunteers to help with food prep, serving etc, 

We are starting to take bookings so if you would like to book a meal for your group or  friends please contact me on the email below. If you would like to be involved please  register on line via the website (wp.rugbycracker.org.uk) or email me on  katiethomas@ntlworld.com . If you would like more information please contact me on  07757562504. All ages are welcome  

CAFOD WORLD GIFTS– Catalogues available and online. Thoughtful Gifts for those who  are in great need of the basics of life in different parts of the world. Please take a copy. 

Mass for the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: Let my prayer come into your presence. Incline your ear  to my cry for help, O Lord.  

First Reading: A reading from the first book of the Kings. The widow made a little scone for her meal and brought it to Elijah.  

Response: Psalm 145 My soul, give praise to the Lord.  

Second Reading: A reading from the letter to the Hebrews. Christ offers himself only once to take the faults of many on himself.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! How happy are the poor in spirit, theirs  is the kingdom of heaven. Alleluia!  

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark. This poor widow has put in more than all.  

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS= Live Stream as indicated 

Saturday 6th 5pm at SH People of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 7th 9.30 am at SH All who have died of Covid no LS 

Sunday 7th 11am at EM Alfred Giddings RIP LS  

Monday 8th 10am at SH No Mass today LS  

Tuesday 9th 10am at SH No Mass today LS  

Wednesday 10th 7pm at SH Kitty Henry RIP LS  

Thursday 11th 11 am at EM No Mass today  

Friday 12th 7pm at SH Dec Members Clarke Family LS  

Saturday 13th 5pm at SH Fergus and Mary Reynolds RIP 

Sunday 14th 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes 

Sunday 14th 11.30am at EM Remembrance Sunday Ronald Youson RIP LS

ENGLISH MARTYRS: Funeral Mass 18th November 12 noon Marceline Kelleher RIP

Funeral Mass 24th November 10.30am Austin Gooch RIP 

May their Souls and the Souls of all the Faithful departed rest in peace.  

THIS WEEKEND We are asked to pray for the Victims of Covid and for all in the Health Services who looked after all who have suffered and are suffering from the Pandemic. 

ENGLISH MARTYRS PARISH CHRISTMAS MEAL

This has been booked at Hillmorton Manor for Sunday 5th December at 3.30 pm. All are welcome. Please collect Menus and Booking form from Caroline if you haven’t already had one and return as soon as possible with your booking. Places limited so please book early. Closing date Sunday 28th

RETIRING COLLECTION FOR THE JOHNSON ASSOCIATION Reg Charity 238681. This is the charity which supports financially sick and retired diocesan priests who have served in our  diocese. There are currently more than 50 priests receiving support. Please support the  Retiring Collection as you leave Church today. You can increase your donation by Gift Aid. Please complete one of the yellow envelopes. More information on the yellow leaflet. You  can also donate online. Thanks for your support.  

PLEASE NOTE – SOME CHANGES IN OUR SUNDAY ROUTINE 

Masks – Please continue to wear masks unless exempt. Masks available.  There is no longer need to be signed in. No Track and Trace. 

Entrances – Main entrance now in use 

Hand Sanitisers will be available at the doors for those who wish to use them.  

Ribbons – These will be removed so you can decide distancing for yourselves. Please be  sensitive to those who feel the need to distance and respect the feelings of those you do not  know.  

Holy Communion will be at the normal time in the Mass. Please come up in an orderly  manner as you are directed. Communion will be in the hand and under only one kind. 

Collections. Please use the baskets to donate to the Parish as you enter or leave Church. 

Remember if you are feeling ill, have any Covid symptoms or have been in contact with  those with Covid, please do not attend.  

Thank you for your cooperation with these necessary measures.  

CAFOD PRAYER FOR COP26= Let us continue to pray for a positive and fruitful outcome.

Loving God, 

We praise your name with all you have created. You are present in the whole universe, and  in the smallest of creatures. We acknowledge the responsibilities you have placed upon us  as stewards of your creation. May the Holy Spirit inspire all political leaders at COP26 as  they seek to embrace the changes needed to foster a more sustainable society. Instil in  them the courage and gentleness to implement fairer solutions for the poorest and most  vulnerable, 

and commit their nations to the care of Our Common Home. 

We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ your Son. Amen. 

Mass for the Feast of All Saints

 

Here is Mass for the Feast of All Saints from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: Let us all rejoice in the Lord, as we celebrate the feast day in  honour of all the Saints, at whose festival the Angels rejoice and praise the Son of  God.  

First Reading: A reading from the book of the Apocalypse. I saw a huge number, impossible to count, of people from every nation, race, tribe  and language.  

Response: Psalm 23 Such are the people who seek your face, O Lord. 

Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St John. We shall see God as God really is.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Come to me, all of you who labour and are  overburdened, and I will give you rest, says the Lord. Alleluia!  

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew  Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.  

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS= Live Stream as indicated 

Saturday 30th 5pm at SH Vigil of All Saints Alfred Canale-Parola RIP LS 

Sunday 31st 9.30am at SH All Saints In Thanksgiving MC not LS 

Sunday 31st 11am at EM Margaret Whitfield (100th Birthday) LS 

Monday 1st 7pm at SH LS Vigil Mass for All Souls 

Tuesday 2nd 10am at SH LS ALL SOULS DAY  

Wednesday 3rd 7pm at SH LS For success of COP26  

Thursday 4th 11 am at EM no LS Austin Gooch RIP 

Friday 5th 7pm at SH LS Alfred Canale-Parola RIP 

Saturday 6th 5pm at SH People of the Parishes LS 

Sunday 7th 9.30 am at SH All who have died of Covid noLS 

Sunday 7th 11am at EM Alfred Giddings RIP LS

PLEASE NOTE – SOME CHANGES FROM THIS WEEKEND 

Masks – Please continue to wear masks unless exempt. 

There is no longer need to be signed in. No Track and Trace. 

Entrances – Both entrances are in use. 

Hand Sanitisers will be available at the doors for those who wish to use them.  

Ribbons – These will be removed so you can decide distancing for yourselves. Please be sensitive to those who feel the need to distance and respect the feelings of those you do not know.  

Holy Communion will be at the normal time in the Mass. Please come up in an orderly manner as  you are directed. Communion will be in the hand and under only one kind. 

Collections. Please use the baskets to donate to the Parish as you enter or leave Church. 

Remember if you are feeling ill, have any Covid symptoms or have been in contact with those with  Covid, please do not attend.  

Thank you for your cooperation with these necessary measures.  

Pope Francis Prayer Intention for November  

People who suffer from Depression. We pray that people who suffer from depression or burn out  will find support and a light that opens them up to life. 

Recently Deceased: Austin Gooch. Funeral to be arranged at EM. Marcelline Kelleher, Funeral Mass at EM on Thursday 18th November at 12 noon. May they rest in peace. 

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. 

CAFOD PRAYER FOR COP26 

Loving God, 

We praise your name with all you have created. You are present in the whole universe, and in the  smallest of creatures. We acknowledge the responsibilities you have placed upon us as stewards of  your creation. May the Holy Spirit inspire all political leaders at COP26 as they seek to embrace the  changes needed to foster a more sustainable society. Instil in them the courage and gentleness to  implement fairer solutions for the poorest and most vulnerable, and commit their nations to the care of Our Common Home. 

We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ your Son. Amen.