Join us for Sunday worship

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.

Worship and events this week

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Christ is Risen! Happy Easter!

A very happy Easter to all visitors to this website. Christ is Risen!

These are the daily services this week:
Monday April 17th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday April 18th – No Mass
Wednesday April 19th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday April 20th –  Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday April 21st – Mass at 6pm
Saturday April 22nd – Mass for Second Sunday of Easter at 5pm
Sunday April 23rd – Mass for Second Sunday of Easter at 9.30am
Parish diary for this week

Forthcoming events
Monday April 24th – First Holy Communion group, Upper Room, 6pm to 7pm.
Tuesday April 25th – Gift of Years training begins, St George’s Church bunglow, St John’s Avenue, Hillmorton at 7pm.
Thursday May 4th – Meeting of catechists, 7.30pm, Sacred Heart.
Sunday May 7th – Mass with Anointing of the Sick, Sacred Heart Church, 3pm.
Tuesday May 9th – Funeral Mass for Eileen Carlton at 12.30pm.

Worship and events this week

It’s Holy Week at Sacred Heart Church.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday April 10th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday April 11th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday April 12th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday April 13th – Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7pm followed by watching before the Altar of Repose until 9.30pm
Friday April 14th – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 7pm (not 3pm)
Saturday April 15th – The Easter Vigil at 8pm
Sunday April 16th – Easter Sunday Mass at 9.30am.
Parish diary for this week
Monday April 10th – Monday Club, 2pm in the hall. All welcome.
Friday April 14th – Rugby Walk of Witness. Meet in Jubilee Gardens, Regent Place at 9.45am.
Forthcoming events
Monday April 24th – First Holy Communion group, Upper Room, 6pm to 7pm.
Tuesday April 25th – Gift of Years training begins, St George’s Church bunglow, St John’s Avenue, Hillmorton at 7pm.
Thursday May 4th – Meeting of catechists, 7.30pm, Sacred Heart.

Worship and events this week

A Passover Meal will take place in the hall on Thursday.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday April 3rd – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday April 4th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday April 5th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday April 6th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Friday April 7th – Mass at 11.45am, followed by Lent lunch, and Vocations Mass with Rugby Catenians at 7.30pm.
Saturday April 8th – Palm Sunday Mass at 5pm.
Sunday April 9th – Palm Sunday Mass at 9.30am.
Parish diary for this week
Monday April 3rd – Monday Club, 2pm in the hall. All welcome.
Monday April 3rd – First Holy Communion group, Upper Room, 6pm to 7pm.
Wednesday April 5th – Deanery Penitential Service, St Marie’s Church, 7pm.
Thursday April 6th – Passover Meal in parish hall, 7.30pm.
Friday April 7th – Lent lunch in the hall, 12.15pm (Soup and bread, all welcome).
Saturday April 8th – 24 hours of adoration at St Marie’s begins at 10am
Forthcoming events
Friday April 14th – Rugby Walk of Witness. Meet in Jubilee Gardens, Regent Place at 9.45am.

Join us for Sunday worship

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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

Join us for Sunday worship

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Today’s Gospel is from St John.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday March 26th 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: 846 Amazing Grace
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Lent
Psalm: The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want (Ps22, p26)
Acclamation: Praise to you, Christ our Lord, King of eternal glory
Gifts: 600 All that I am
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 842 Come back to me
Going forth: 946 You shall cross the barren desert
For the season of Lent, we will be using the Pershore Mass written by Alan Smith.

Services and events this week

Inside Sacred Heart Church, Bilton.

These are the daily services this week:
Monday March 13th – Mass at 7pm
Tuesday March 14th – Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion at 9.30am
Wednesday March 15th – Mass at 7pm
Thursday March 16th – Mass at 9.30am
Friday March 17th – Mass at 11.45am (Feast of St Patrick) followed by Lent lunch
Saturday March 18th – Third Sunday of Lent, Year A. Mass at 5pm.
Sunday March 19th – Third Sunday of Lent, Year A. Mass at 9.30am.
Parish diary for this week
Monday March 13th – Monday Club, 2pm in the hall. All welcome.
Monday March 13th – First Communion group meets, 6pm, Hall and Upper Room.
Friday March 17th – Lent lunch in the hall, 12.15pm (Soup and bread, all welcome).
Friday March 17th – Stations of the Cross, 7pm.
Forthcoming events
Saturday March 25th – Quizzerdance, Rainsbrook Centre, Kilsby Lane in aid of HCPT. Email Phil Burns for more details.
Wednesday March 29th – UCM monthly meeting, 7.45pm in the hall. Jo Watters from Father Hudson’s Care to speak.
Friday March 31st – Spring Concert at United Reformed Church, Hillmorton Road, 7.30pm. More details.

Join us for Sunday worship

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Join us for parish mass this Sunday at Sacred Heart.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday February 26th 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: 759 Join in the dance
Penitential Rite: 480 Parish Mass
Gloria: 481 Parish Mass
Psalm: In God alone is my soul at rest (Ps61, p63)
Acclamation: 538 Proulx
Gifts: 625 Bread for the world
Holy Holy: 482 Parish Mass
Mem Acclamation: 483-5 Parish Mass
Lamb of God: 487 Parish Mass
Communion: 832 One bread, one body
Going forth: 794 God is love, his the care
For the next few weeks, we shall be using the Parish Mass written by Peter Jones.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at Sacred Heart

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Join us to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Everyone is welcome to join us for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services at Sacred Heart Church, Rugby. This is the music we will be singing:
Christmas Eve Mass, 9pm (with carol singing from 8.45pm)
Before Mass:
134 On Christmas night all Christians sing
144 In the bleak midwinter
135 It came upon the midnight clear
153 Ding dong merrily on high
Gathering song: 159 O come all ye faithful
Penitential Rite: 522 Storrington
Gloria: 532 Storrington
Psalm: Today a Saviour is born to us, he is Christ the Lord
Gospel acclamation: Celtic. Cantor: I bring you news of great joy, Today a Saviour is born. He is Christ the Lord. Alleluia!
Gifts: 152 Unto us is born a Son
Holy, Holy: 584 Storrington
Memorial Acclamation: 585 Storrington
Lamb of God: 590 Storrington
Communion:
O Little town of Bethlehem
1. O Little town of Bethlehem how still we see thee lie.
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting light;
the hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.
2. O sad and troubled Bethlehem we hear your longing cry
For peace and justice to be born and cruel oppression die.
How deep your need for that great gift of love in human form,
Let Christ in you be seen again and hearts by hope made warm.
3. While morning stars and evening stars shine out in your dark sky,
despair now stalks your troubled streets where innocents still die.
And Jesus child of Mary, whose love will never cease,
Feels even now your pain and fear, longs with you for your peace.
4. Amazingly and lovingly Jesus, the child has come
and brought to birth through human pain, makes broken hearts his home.
He comes to comfort all who weep, to challenge every wrong
And living with the weak and poor, becomes their hope, their song.
Night of Silence
1. Cold are the people, winter of life,
We tremble in shadows this cold endless night,
Frozen in the snow lie roses sleeping,
Flowers that will echo the sunrise,
Fire of hope is our only warmth,
Weary, its flame will be dying soon.
2. Voice in the distance, call in the night,
On wind you enfold us, you speak of the light,
Gentle on the ear you whisper softly,
Rumours of a dawn so embracing,
Breathless love awaits darkened souls,
Soon will we know of the morning.
3. Spirit among us, shine like the star,
Your light that guides shepherds and kings from afar,
Shimmer in the sky so empty, lonely,
Rising in the warmth of your Son’s love,
Star unknowing of night and day,
Spirit we wait for your loving Son.
136 Silent Night
155 Hark the Herald

Mary and Joseph kneel at the crib of the infant Christ in this detail of an icon from the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The Dec. 25 Christmas feast commemorates the birth of Christ. The Christmas season begins with the Dec. 24 evening vigil and ends on the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Jan. 13 in 2008. (CNS photo/Debbie Hill) (Nov. 27, 2007)

Christmas Day Mass (9.30am)
Gathering song:
R/. Come and join the celebration,
It’s a very special day.
Come and share our jubilation;
There’s a new King born today.
1. See the shepherds hurry down to Bethlehem
Gaze in wonder, at the Son of God who lay before them R/…
2. Wise men journey, led to worship by a star.
Kneel in homage, bringing precious gifts from lands afar. So … R/.
3. God is with us, round the world his message bring.
He is with us. Welcome! All the bells on earth are pealing. R/…..
Penitential Rite: 522 Storrington Mass
Spoken verses and sung response – repeat after the cantor
Glory to God: 532 Storrington Mass
Psalm 95: sung. R/. Today a Saviour is born to us. He is Christ the Lord
Gospel Acclamation: Celtic . Cantor: I bring you news of great joy, Today a Saviour is born. He is Christ the Lord. Alleluia!
Preparation of the gifts: 137 Away in a manger (first verse children only)
Holy, Holy: 584 Storrington Mass
Memorial acclamation: 585 Storrington Mass
Lamb of God: 590 Storrington
Communion:
Raise a song of gladness, peoples of the earth.
Christ has come bringing peace, joy to every heart.
Alleluia, alleluia! Joy to every heart.
Alleluia, alleluia! Joy to every heart.
Like a Candle Flame
Like a candle flame, flick’ring small in our darkness.
Uncreated light shines through human eyes.
Chorus: God is with us, alleluia, come to save us alleluia, alleluia!
Stars and angels sing, yet the earth sleeps in shadows; can this tiny spark set a world on fire? Chorus
Yet his light shall shine from our lives, Spirit blazing, as we touch the flame of his holy fire. Chorus
128 Once in Royal David’s City
(verse 1 solo, 2nd verse all, 3rd verse women, 4th verse men)
Closing song: 156 Joy to the World

Join us for Sunday worship

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An Angel announces to Mary that she will bear a child.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday December 18th 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: 113 The Angel Gabriel.
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Advent
Psalm: Let the Lord enter. He is the king of glory. (Ps23, p12)
Acclamation: Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near. Alleluia! Alleluia! Hurry the Lord is near.
Gifts: 338 My soul proclaims
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 366 Holy Virgin, by God’s decree
Going forth: 112 O come, O come Emmanuel
For the season of Advent, we will be using the Pershore Mass setting by Alan Smith.
Everyone is welcome to attend our Christmas music practice on Saturday December 17th at 10am in the church. No previous experience is needed!