Mass for the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: God is in his holy place, God unites those who dwell in his  house; he himself gives might and strength to his people. 

First Reading; A reading from the second book of the Kings. They will eat and have some left over. 

Response: Psalm 144. You open wide your hand, O Lord, you grant our desires. 

Second Reading: from the Letter of St Paul to the Ephesians  One Body, one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! A great prophet has appeared among us; God has visited his  people. Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 6:1-15. Jesus gave out as much as was wanted to all who were sitting ready. 

Communion Antiphon: Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.  Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God.  

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS LS = Live Stream  

Saturday 24th 5pm at SH Peoples of the Parishes LS 

Sunday 25th 9.30am at SH In Thanksgiving LS 

Sunday 25th 11 am at EM Bernard Campbell RIP LS 

Monday 26th at SH Fr Patrick Joyce RIP LS 

Tuesday 27th at SH Holy Souls LS  

Wednesday 28nd SH 7pm Public Mass Private Intention LS 

Thursday 29nd July EM at 11 am The Sick and Suffering= No LS 

Friday 30rd at 7pm Public Mass World Peace LS 

Saturday 31st 5pm at SH Reggie Crawford RIP LS 

Sunday 1st 9.30am at SH People of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 1st 11 am at EM Bruce Howie RIP LS 

LIVE STREAM OF MASSES – has resumed for Masses as indicated. 

COVID -19 RESPONSE LEVEL 4 

The Bishops have said that the obligation of Sunday Mass remains suspended until probably  the First Sunday in Advent . It is important not to get out of practice of Mass so you are  welcome to attend the weekday public Masses where there is plenty of space in Church and  of course you can view the live streamed Masses provided from EM and SH. For the moment the current precautions will continue c in Church. Track and Trace, Masks,  Sanitising, Social Distancing in the seating and moving about the Building. The changes in  the celebration of Mass will stay too eg no physical sign of peace and practice of Holy  Communion at the end of Mass.  

The Pandemic is far from over and we need to take care to protect the members of our  community and especially those who are vulnerable and anxious. 

Thank you for your great cooperation with the measures we have taken. We are deeply  indebted to those who have helped with the stewarding and sanitising and thank them for  their dedication to making the system work so well and smoothly. 

ENGLISH MARTYRS PRESBYTERY : As there is no possibility of a resident priest and we have  not developed another use for the building we are preparing to rent it out to suitable  tenants in the near future. This will secure some income and provide a presence which will  help ensure the security of the site. Please return any keys you may have. 

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. 

PRAYER FOR THE FIRST WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS AND THE ELDERLY I thank You, Lord, for the comfort of Your presence: even in times of loneliness,  You are my hope and my confidence, You have been my rock and my fortress  since my youth! I thank You for having given me a family and for having  blessed me with a long life. I thank You for moments of joy and difficulty, for  the dreams that have already come true in my life and for those that are still  ahead of me.  

I thank You for this time of renewed fruitfulness to which You call me.  Increase, O Lord, my faith, make me a channel of your peace, teach me to  embrace those who suffer more than me, to never stop dreaming and to tell of  your wonders to new generations. 

Protect and guide Pope Francis and the Church, that the light of the Gospel  might reach the ends of the earth. Send Your Spirit, O Lord, to renew the  world, that the storm of the pandemic might be calmed, the poor consoled and  wars ended. Sustain me in weakness and help me to live life to the full in each  moment that You give me, in the certainty that you are with me every day,  even until the end of the age. Amen. ( Pope Francis). 

PRAYER FOR THE DIOCESAN VISION (abbreviated and altered)  Spirit of God, 

Descend on us this day. 

Grant us the Spirit of joy, to lift us, 

The Spirit of hope to inspire us, 

The Spirit of love to surround us and the  

Spirit of truth to enlighten our path. 

Holy Spirit 

We pray for a new outpouring of your grace, 

So that we may grow in worship of your name 

In love of you in our prayer 

And in our actions towards others. Amen 

Mass for the 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: See, I have God for my help, the Lord sustains my soul. I will sacrifice to you with willing heart, and praise your name, O Lord, for it is good.  

First Reading; A reading from the prophet Jeremiah. The remnant of my flock I will gather and I will raise up shepherds to look after them. 

Response: Psalm 22. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.      

Second Reading: from the Letter of St Paul to the Ephesians. Christ Jesus is the peace between us, and has made the two into one.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice, says the Lord, I know them and they follow me.  Alleluia!

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 6;30-34. They were like sheep without a shepherd.    

Communion Antiphon: The Lord, the gracious, the merciful, has made a memorial of his wonders; he gives food to those who fear him.   

PARISHES’ MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS  LS = Live Stream 

Saturday 17th July at EM 11am Mass with Confirmation Second Group (Families only)

Saturday 17th 5pm at SH Peoples of the Parishes  LS

Sunday 18th 9.30am at SH Walter Lenczyk RIP  LS 

Sunday 18th 11am at EM Leslie Caston RIP LS

Monday 19th at SH    NO MASS THIS WEEK

Tuesday 20th at SH    NO MASS THIS WEEK 

Wednesday 21nd SH 7pm Public Mass   Debbie Guy RIP LS

Thursday 22nd July EM at 11 am  NO MASS THIS WEEK

Friday 23rd at 7pm Public Mass  Fr John Burns RIP  LS

Saturday 24th 5pm at SH Peoples of the Parishes LS

Sunday 25th 9.30am at SH In Thanksgiving 

Sunday 25th 11 am at EM Bernard Campbell RIP 

LIVE STREAM OF MASSES – sorry for the interruption of Livestream especially on weekdays. We will try to get back to regular livestreaming on weekends and in the week starting from this weekend. 

COVID -19 RESPONSE LEVEL 4

We have received guidance from the Bishops about how we are to proceed in the light of the changes taking place on Monday July 19th. The legal restrictions have been removed and so it basically up to the priest and community to move forward, wisely and carefully in the light of the local conditions.

For the moment, the present precautions will stay in place in Church. Track and Trace, Masks, Sanitising, Social Distancing in the seating and moving about the Building. The changes in the celebration of Mass will stay too eg no physical sign of peace and practice of Holy Communion at the end of Mass. 

The Pandemic is far from over and we need to take care to protect the members of our community and especially those who are vulnerable and anxious.

Thank you for your great cooperation with the measures we have taken. We are deeply indebted to those who have helped with the stewarding and sanitising and thank them for their dedication to making the system work so well and smoothly.

Things will change but we need to handle this carefully and safely. Please share any concerns you may have. Fr Gerry. 

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.

PRAYER FOR THE DIOCESAN VISION (abbreviated and altered) 

Spirit of God,

Descend on us this day.

Grant us the Spirit of joy, to lift us,

The Spirit of hope to inspire us,

The Spirit of love to surround us and the 

Spirit of truth to enlighten our path.

Holy Spirit

We pray for a new outpouring of your grace,

So that we may grow in worship of your name

In love of you in our prayer

And in our actions towards others.  Amen 

Mass for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: As for me, in justice I shall behold your face; and I shall be filled with the vision of your glory.  

First Reading; A reading from the prophet Amos :12-15. Go, prophesy to my people.

Response: Psalm 84. Let us see, O Lord, your mercy and give us your saving help.     

Second Reading: from the Letter of St Paul to the Ephesians 1: 3-14. Before the world was made, God chose us.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our mind so we can see what hope his call holds for us. Alleluia!

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 6;7-13. He began to send them out.    

Communion Antiphon: Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in them, says the Lord.  

Parishes Mass times and Intentions  LS = Live Stream 

Saturday 10th July at EM 11am Mass with Confirmation First Group (Families only)

Saturday 10th 5pm at SH Brian Campbell RIP  LS

Sunday 11th 9.30am at SH In Thanksgiving  to our Lady (E. Motayne).LS

Sunday 11th 11am at EM Ellen Giddings RIP LS

Monday 12th at SH   Mass 10am  Fr Robert Wright RIP LS

Tuesday 13th at 10.30am  SH Requiem Mass Reggie Crawford RIP   

Wednesday 14th SH 7pm Public Mass   Fr Andrew Kenny RIP LS

Thursday 15th July EM at 11 am Public Mass Fr David Duggan No LS.

Friday 16th SH at 7pm Public Mass People of the Parish LS

Saturday 17th July at EM 11am Mass with Confirmation Second Group (Families only)

Saturday 17th 5pm at SH Peoples of the Parishes  LS

Sunday 11th 9.30am at SH Walter Lenczyk RIP  LS 

Sunday 11th 11am at EM Leslie Caston RIP LS

Retiring Collection this Sunday for Sea Sunday – Stella Maris, Apostleship of the Sea . Please donate their income has been affected greatly by the pandemic and their need is great.  

VACANCIES AT ST JOSEPH’S CARE HOME, COLESHILL.

Situated Coleshill, St Joseph’s Care Home offers a range of personalised services including residential care, specialised dementia care and short-term respite care in a friendly welcoming environment. With a dedicated and compassionate staff team who are passionate about making residents safe and happy in an environment that is just how home feels. Modern building with great facilities including a Chapel and regular Mass. 

If you or someone you know might benefit from the care offered and would be interested in more information or to book a virtual tour then please quote SJ1 and contact Care Home Manager Shelley Perryman on 01675 434559, email shelleyperryman@fatherhudsons.org.uk or visit our website at www.stjosephscarehome.co.uk 

FUNERAL OF REGGIE CRAWFORD at Sacred Heart on Tuesday 13th July at 10.30am followed by Cremation at Rainsbrook. Capacity for funerals is limited at 60. If you wish to attend please book a place by telling the stewards at weekend Masses or call Fr Gerry on 813263 or email sacredheart.bilton@rcaob.org.uk. Thanks. 

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.

Please take home with you the cards distributed today to reflect on Archbishop Bernard’s message and to pray for our Diocese community as we seek to move forward and renew our sense of our joint mission in a spirit of coresponsibilty and with openness to the Holy Spirit. What do we need to do as individuals and as a community to respond to this call?

PRAYER FOR THE DIOCESAN VISION (abbreviated and altered) 

Spirit of God,

Descend on us this day.

Grant us the Spirit of joy, to lift us,

The Spirit of hope to inspire us,

The Spirit of love to surround us and the 

Spirit of truth to enlighten our path.

Holy Spirit

We pray for a new outpouring of your grace,

So that we may grow in worship of your name

In love of you in our prayer

And in our actions towards others.  Amen 

Mass for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: Your merciful love, O God, we have received in the midst of your temple. Your praise, O God, like your name, reaches the end of the earth; your right hand is filled with saving justice. 

First Reading; A reading from the prophet Ezekiel 2:2-5. The sons are defiant and obstinate and they shall know there is a prophet among them. 

Response: Psalm 122. Our eyes are on the Lord till he shows us his mercy.     

Second Reading: from the second letter of St Paul to the Corinthians 12: 7-10. I shall be very happy to make my weaknesses my special boast so that the power of Christ may stay over me.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! The word became flesh and lived among us; to all who did accept him he gave power to become children of God Alleluia!

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 6;1-6. A prophet is despised only in his own country.   

Communion Antiphon: Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed ae those who seek refuge in him.  

Parishes Mass times and Intentions  LS = Live Stream 

Collection next Sunday for Sea Sunday – Stella Maris, Apostleship of the Sea . 

Saturday 3rd 5pm SH Peoples of the Parishes

Sunday 4th 9.30am at SH Holy Souls

Sunday 4th 11am at EM Special Intention LS

Monday 5th at SH   Mass 10am    Tuesday 6th at SH Mass 10 am No Mass this week. 

Wednesday 7th SH 1pm Funeral Mass Anthony Biagioni RIP

SH 7pm Public Mass Fr Louis McRaye RIP  

Thursday 8th July EM at 11 am Public Mass Silvia Murray (Birthday).No LS.

Friday 9th SH at 7pm Public Mass People of the Parish 

Saturday 10th July at EM 11am Mass with Confirmation First Group (Families only)

Saturday 10th 5pm at SH Brian Campbell RIP

Sunday 11th 9.30am at SH Walter Lenczyk RIP

Sunday 11th 11am at EM Ellen Giddings RIP LS

VACANCIES AT ST JOSEPH’S CARE HOME, COLESHILL.

Situated in the beautiful surroundings of rural Warwickshire, St Joseph’s Care Home offers a range of personalised services including residential care, specialised dementia care and short-term respite care in a friendly welcoming environment. With a dedicated and compassionate staff team who are passionate about making residents safe and happy in an environment that is just how home feels.

If you or someone you know might benefit from the care offered and would be interested in more information or to book a virtual tour then please quote SJ1 and contact Care Home Manager Shelley Perryman on 01675 434559, email shelleyperryman@fatherhudsons.org.uk or visit our website at www.stjosephscarehome.co.uk 

FUNERAL OF REGGIE CRAWFORD at Sacred Heart on Tuesday 13th July at 10.30am followed by Cremation at Rainsbrook. Capacity for funerals is limited at 60. Some spaces have been reserved for family and invited friends. If you wish to attend please book a place by telling the stewards at weekend Masses or call Fr Gerry on 813263 or email sacredheart.bilton@rcaob.org.uk. Thanks. 

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.

Please take home with you the cards distributed today to reflect on Archbishop Bernard’s message and to pray for our Diocese community as we seek to move forward and renew our sense of our joint mission in a spirit of coresponsibilty and with openness to the Holy Spirit. What do we need to do as individuals and as a community to respond to this call?

PRAYER FOR THE DIOCESAN VISION (abbreviated and altered) 

Spirit of God,

Descend on us this day.

Grant us the Spirit of joy, to lift us,

The Spirit of hope to inspire us,

The Spirit of love to surround us and the 

Spirit of truth to enlighten our path.

Holy Spirit

We pray for a new outpouring of your grace,

So that we may grow in worship of your name

In love of you in our prayer

And in our actions towards others.  Amen 

Mass for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Today is the 13th Sunday of Year B. To watch previous services from Sacred Heart Church, Bilton, follow this link.

Entrance Antiphon: All peoples, clap your hands. Cry to God with shouts of joy!

First Reading; A reading from the book of Wisdom 1:13-15;2:23-24 It was the devil’s envy that brought death into the world. 

Response: Psalm 29: I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me. 

Second Reading: from the second letter of St Paul to the Corinthians 8:7,9,13- 15. In giving relief to others, balance what happens to be your surplus now  against their present need. 

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life: you have the  message of eternal life. Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 5: 21-43. Little girl,I tell you to get up.  

Communion Antiphon: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all within me, his holy name.  

Parishes Mass times and Intentions LS = Live Stream  

Collection this weekend for PETER’S PENCE .  

Saturday 26th 5pm at SH Joan Ford RIP 

Sunday 27th 9.30am at SH Mary Carolan RIP 

Sunday 27th 11am at EM Michael Swift RIP LS 

Monday 28th at SH Mass 10am Fr David Barry (JF) 

Tuesday 29th at SH Mass 10 am SS Peter and Paul Bishop Leo McCartie RIP (JF)  Wednesday 30th SH at 7pm Public Mass Fr Timothy Burke RIP(JF)  

Thursday 1st July EM at 11 am Public Mass.Fr Andrew Kenny RIP (JF) No LS. Friday 2nd SH at 7pm Public Mass Fr David Duggan (JF) 

Saturday 3rd 5pm a SH Peoples of the Parishes 

Sunday 4th 9.30am at SH Holy Souls 

Sunday 4th 11am at EM Special Intention LS 

LIVE STREAMING FROM SACRED HEART discontinued for the present because of technical  difficulties. Sunday Mass from English Martyrs continues to be livestreamed. 

VACANCIES AT ST JOSEPH’S CARE HOME, COLESHILL. 

Situated in the beautiful surroundings of rural Warwickshire, St Joseph’s Care Home offers a range of  personalised services including residential care, specialised dementia care and short-term respite  care in a friendly welcoming environment. With a dedicated and compassionate staff team who are  passionate about making residents safe and happy in an environment that is just how home feels. 

If you or someone you know might benefit from the care offered and would be interested in more  information or to book a virtual tour then please quote SJ1 and contact Care Home Manager Shelley  Perryman on 01675 434559, email shelleyperryman@fatherhudsons.org.uk or visit our website at  http://www.stjosephscarehome.co.uk 

FUNERAL OF REGGIE CRAWFORD at Sacred Heart on Tuesday 13th July at 10.30am followed by Cremation at Rainsbrook. Capacity for funerals is limited at 60. Some spaces have been reserved for family and invited friends. If you wish to attend, please book a place by telling the stewards at weekend Masses or call Fr Gerry on 813263 or email sacredheart.bilton@rcaob.org.uk. Thanks.  

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

Please take home with you the cards distributed today to reflect on Archbishop Bernard’s  message and to pray for our Diocese community as we seek to move forward and renew our  sense of our joint mission in a spirit of coresponsibilty and with openness to the Holy Spirit.  What do we need to do as individuals and as a community to respond to this call? 

IMPORTANT NOTICE All EU, EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK are required by the  government to apply through its Settlement Scheme to continue living, working and  accessing services here.The deadline for applications is 30 June 2021. Details and links to the  application process can be found at: gov.uk/eusettledstatus 

Please bring this to the attention of friends, family members and fellow parishioners who  may need to apply

Information on assistance for those who may have difficulty applying is available at: gov.uk/help-eu-settlement-scheme 

The Catholic Church in England and Wales stands in solidarity with all European citizens who  have made their homes here. They are a valued part of our parishes, schools and  communities

Mass for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: The Lord is the strength of his people, a saving refuge for  the one he has anointed. Save your people, Lord, and bless your heritage, and govern them for ever and ever. 

First Reading; A reading from the book of Job 38:1,8-11. Here your proud waves shall break.  

Response: Psalm 106: O give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures for ever. 

Second Reading: from the second letter of St Paul to the Corinthians 5:14-17. Now the new creation is here. 

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of  our mind so that we can see what hope his call holds for us. Alleluia!

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 4: 35-41 Who can this be? Even the wind and the sea obey him.  

Communion Antiphon: The eyes of all look to you, Lord, and you give them  their food in due season.  

Parishes Mass times and Intentions LS = Live Stream  

Collection this weekend for the Day for Life.  

Saturday 19th 5pm at SH Reggie Crawford RIP No Live Stream today

Sunday 20th 9.30am at SH For the people of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 20th 11am at EM Joe Comerford RIP LS 

Monday 21st at SH Mass 10am LS 

Tuesday 22nd at SH Mass Johnson Association 10am LS 

Wednesday 23rd SH at 7pm Public Mass LS  

Thursday 24th EM at 11 am Public Mass. Bradford Thanksgiving Wedding Anniversary. No LS.

Friday 25th SH at 7pm Public Mass 

Saturday 26th 5pm at SH Joan Ford RIP 

Sunday 27th 9.30am at SH Mary Carolan RIP 

Sunday 27th 11am at EM Michael Swift RIP

FR MATTHEW NEWS: Fr Matthew will be taking responsibility for a small Ordinariate Parish just over the border at Husbands Bosworth in Leicestershire starting next month. He will  continue his ministry at St Joseph’s, Monks Kirby and George Eliot Hospital. It does mean he will not be available to celebrate Sunday morning Mass at English Martyrs.  He will be continuing his role as Governor at EM School and helping with RE and pastoral  support as he does at present. He will be available to help out with weekday school Mass at EM and in other ways e.g. care for the housebound and those in care homes in EM. We value greatly Fr Matthew’s ministry at EM for the past ten years and are glad this link will continue. We wish him well and every blessing as he begins this new venture.  

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. 

PRAYER FOR THE DIOCESAN VISION 

Spirit of God, 

Descend on me this day. 

Grant me the Spirit of joy, to lift me, 

The Spirit of hope to inspire me, 

The Spirit of love to surround me and the  

Spirit of truth to enlighten my path. 

Holy Spirit 

I pray for a new outpouring of your grace, 

So that I may grow in worship of your name 

In love of you in my prayer 

And in my actions towards others. 

Come Holy Spirit in to my life to guide me, 

Strengthen and defend me, 

So that I may be drawn ever closer to you. 

Help me this day and always 

To be a channel of grace 

In all I say and do 

And invite others into relationship with you. 

Amen.  

Mass for the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Here is Mass for the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.

Entrance Antiphon: O Lord hear my voice, for I have called to you; be my help. Do not abandon or forsake me, O God, my Saviour.  

First Reading; A reading from the prophet Ezekiel 17:22-24. I make low trees grow.  

Response: Psalm 91: It is good to give you thanks, O Lord.  

Second Reading: A reading from second letter of St Paul to the Corinthians 5:6-10. Whether we are living in the body, or exiled from it, we are intent on pleasing the Lord. 

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! The seed is the word of God, Christ the sower, whoever finds  the seed will remain for ever. Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 4: 26-34. It is the smallest of all the seeds; yet it grows into the biggest shrub of them all. 

Communion Antiphon: There is one thing I ask of the Lord, only this do I seek;  to live in the house of the Lord for ever.  

Parishes Mass times and Intentions LS = Live Stream  

Saturday 12th EM First Group First Communion Mass  

Saturday 12th 5pm at SH David O’Reilly RIP LS 

Sunday 13th 9.30am Mrs G Lane RIP LS  

Sunday 13th 11am People of the Parishes LS 

Monday 14th at SH Mass 10am LS 

Tuesday 15that SH No Mass  

Wednesday 16th SH at 7pm Public Mass LS  

Thursday 17th EM at 11 am Public Mass. No LS. 

Friday 18th SH at 7pm Public Mass 

Saturday 19th 11am EM Second Group First Communion Mass (Families only)

Saturday 19th 5pm at SH Reggie Crawford RIP LS 

Sunday 20th 9.30am at SH For the people of the Parishes LS  

Sunday 20th 11am at EM Jim Comerford RIP LS

Diocesan Vision: Unfolding God’s Plan 

This weekend we have an important Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Bernard introducing the  Diocesan Vision on how he intends our Archdiocese to move forward over the coming years.  

Archbishop Bernard says that after a year of lockdown and restrictions we need to make a fresh beginning. The aim is for clergy and lay faithful to work closely together to create vibrant communities of faith, joyful in the service of God and neighbour. 

You can find the Pastoral Letter in text, audio and video on the Diocesan website  http://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/vision 

Please take and use a Prayer Card which contains a special prayer for the Diocesan Vision. 

Recently Dead; please pray for Reggie Crawford who died this week. Funeral arrangements to  follow.  

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.

Mass for the Feast of Corpus Christi, Year B

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

Entrance Antiphon: He fed them with the finest wheat and satisfied them with  honey from the rock. 

First Reading; A reading from the book of Exodus 24:3-8. This is the blood of the Covenant that the Lord has made with you. 

Response: Psalm 115: The cup of salvation I will raise; I will call on the Lord’s  name.  

Second Reading: A reading from the letter to the Hebrews 9: 11-15 The blood of Christ can purify our inner self from dead actions. 

Gospel Acclamation:  Alleluia, alleluia! I am the living bread which has come down from heaven, says  the Lord; anyone who eats this bread will live for ever. Alleluia!

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 This is my body. This is my blood. 

Communion Antiphon: Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in  me and I in him, says the Lord.  

Parishes Mass times and Intentions LS = Live Stream  

Saturday 5that SH 5pm James Pickering RIP LS 

Sunday 6th at SH 9.30am People of the Parish LS 

Sunday 6th at EM 11 am Audrey Mc Mahon RIP LS 

Monday 7th at SH No Mass 

Tuesday 8that SH No Mass  

Wednesday 9th SH at 7pm Public Mass LS Gerald Oakes RIP  Thursday 10th EM 11 am Public Mass with Year 6. No LS. 

Thursday 10th SH 1.30pm Funeral Liturgy for Walter Lenczyk RIP  Friday 11th SH 7pm Feast of the Sacred Heart Public Mass LSTommy Burke RIP Saturday 12th 5pm at SH David O’Reilly RIP LS 

Sunday 13th 9.30am Mrs G Lane RIP LS  

Sunday 13th 11am People of the Parishes LS

REST IN PEACE ; Walter (Wolodomyr) Lenczyk. Funeral Liturgy will be  celebrated by Fr Alexander and Fr David of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in  Ukrainian and English with Fr Gerry. It is at Sacred Heart on Thursday at 1.30pm followed by Cremation at Rainsbrook. All are most welcome to attend.

First Communion at English Martyrs. The first group of children from our  school will celebrate their First Holy Communion at a special Mass on Saturday  12th June at 11 am. There will be another celebration for a second group on Saturday 19th at 11 am. Both Masses are restricted to the families of the  children because of present restrictions. Let us remember the children and  their families in our prayers . 

SACRED HEART FEAST DAY Friday 11th June; Public Mass at Sacred Heart on Friday at 7pm. All welcome to celebrate our patronal feast and pray for the  parish.  

THE SOWER- our FREE diocesan magazine. Please take a copy and enjoy finding  out about the many and varied happenings in the life of our diocesan  community. 

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 I 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.

Mass for the Feast of Pentecost, Year B

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

Entrance Antiphon: The love of God has been poured into our hearts through  the Spirit of God dwelling within us, alleluia.  

First Reading; A reading from the Acts of the Apostle 2:1-11. They were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak. 

Response: Psalm 103: Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the  earth.  

Second Reading: A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Galatians 5: 16-25 The fruits of the Spirit.  

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in  them the fire of your love , Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 15:26-27; 16:12-15. The Spirit of truth will lead you to the complete truth. 

Communion Antiphon: They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke of  the marvels of God, alleluia. 

Parishes Mass times and Intentions LS = Live Stream  

Saturday22ndat SH 5pm John Cluett RIP (A) LS 

Sunday 23rd at SH 9.30am People of the Parishes LS 

Sunday 23rd at EM 11 am Audrey Mc Mahon RIP LS 

Monday24th at SH Judith Hughes RIP 

Tuesday 25th at SH Fr Graham’s Intentions 

Wednesday 26th SH at 7pm Public Mass LS Justice and Peace Thursday 27th EM 11 am Public Mass with Year1 and Reception. No LS. Friday 28th at 10 am SH Holy Souls LS 

Saturday 29nd 5pm at SH People of the Parish LS 

Sunday 30rd 9.30am Private Intention LS  

Sunday 30rd 11am Audrey Mc Mahon RIP LS

SILVER JUBILEE OF ORDINATION; Our congratulations, best wishes and prayers to Fr Graham as he marks the 25th Anniversary of his Priestly Ordination on Tuesday. We thank God for the blessings of his presence and ministry among us. We ask the Lord to bless him in the future. Ad multos annos. He will be presiding at the Live Streamed Mass from Sacred Heart on Tuesday at 10am. 

SACRED HEART BROADBAND. We have managed to get the broadband properly wired in so the place is much tidier- no more trailing wires. It should make it easier to live stream in the  future. 

ENGLISH MARTYRS BROADBAND – We are planning to upgrade the Broadband and the installation in the near future. We hope that you have found the live streaming helpful if you are housebound or unable to  attend in person for any reason.  

PUBLIC MASS: Welcome, it is good to see a gradual return to Mass. All are welcome. Please  return when you feel comfortable. With the recent easing of lockdown, there have been some minor relaxations in relation to celebration of Mass. We still need to be cautious and careful.  

Please remember it is still very important to maintain the precautions – do not attend if you have any symptoms or have been in contact with COVID, sanitise your hands on entry and  leaving, be signed in on the list or use your phone and keep a 1m distance from one another  and observe the spaces in seating and keep a distance in coming to Holy Communion and  moving about. Thanks for your cooperation so far. Thanks again to those who have been  stewarding and sanitising at our gatherings and helping to keep us safe. PASTORAL LETTER FROM THE BISHOPS OF ENGLAND AND WALES – This Letter read today  stresses the importance of our response as Catholics to the challenge to the health and  future of Our Common Home presented by the Climate Emergency. We are encouraged to  think of our responsibility to act seriously personally and as a community to the challenges we must face. May the Holy Spirit guide us and strengthen our resolve to ’renew the face of the earth.’ 

A PRAYER AT PENTECOST = from CAFOD  

O God, Trinity of love, 

From the profound communion of your divine life, 

Pour out upon us a torrent of fraternal love. 

Grant us the love reflected in the actions of Jesus, 

In his family of Nazareth, and in the early Christian community. 

Grant that we Christians may live the Gospel, 

Discovering Christ in each human being, recognising him crucified 

In the sufferings of the abandoned and for gotten of our world, 

And risen in each brother or sister who makes a new start. 

Come, Holy Spirit, show us your beauty reflected in all the peoples of the earth,  So that we may discover anew all are important and all are necessary, Different faces of the one humanity that God so loves. Amen. 

an ecumenical prayer from Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis’ encyclical

We fly to your protection, O holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our  necessities, and deliver us from all dangers. O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.  

Virgin Mary, turn your merciful eyes towards us amid this coronavirus pandemic. Comfort  those who are distraught and mourn their loved ones who have died, and at times are  buried in a way that grieves them deeply. Be close to those who are concerned for their  loved ones who are sick and who, in order to prevent the spread of the disease, cannot  be close to them. Fill with hope those who are troubled by the uncertainty of the future  and the consequences for the economy and employment. Amen.

Mass for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B

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

Entrance Antiphon: O Lord, hear my voice, for I have called to you, of you my  heart has spoken; seek his face; hide not your face from me. alleluia. 

First Reading; A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 1:15-17, 20-26. We must choose one of these to be a witness to his resurrection with us.

Response: Psalm 102: The Lord has set his sway in heaven.  

Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St John 4: 1-16 Anyone who lives in love lives in God, and God lives in them. 

Gospel Acclamation:  Alleluia, alleluia! I will not leave you orphans, says the Lord; I will come back  you, and your hearts will be full of joy. Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 17:11-19. That they may be one like us! 

Communion Antiphon: Father, I pray that they may be one as we also are one,  alleluia. 

Parishes Mass times and Intentions LS = Live Stream  

Saturday15that SH 5pm People of the Parishes LS 

Sunday 16th at SH 9.30am Peace and Justice in Palestine LS Sunday 16th at EM 11 am Audrey Mc Mahon RIP LS 

Monday and Tuesday 17, 18th No Mass this week. 

Wednesday 19th SH at 7pm Public Mass LS Covid Pandemic 

Thursday 20th EM 11 am Public Mass with Year2. No LS. Audrey McMahon RIP

Friday 21st at 10 am SH LS Rosemary Atkin Int . 

Friday 21st 12 noon Funeral Mass at EM Patricia McKee RIP ( Family only) 

Saturday 22nd 5pm Mass at SH John Cluett RIP LS 

Sunday 23rd 9.30am Walter Lencyk RIP LS  

Sunday 23rd 11am Audrey Mc Mahon RIP LS

LIVE STREAMING OF SERVICES IN THE PARISHES OF SACRED HEART AND  ENGLISH MARTYRS RUGBY. 

WE USE LIVE STREAMING TO ENABLE 

∙ HOUSEBOUND PARISHIONERS TO ENGAGE WITH MASS FROM HOME 

∙ RELATIVES/FRIENDS WHO CANNOT ATTEND A BAPTISM/ WEDDING/FUNERAL TO  ENGAGE WITH IT 

∙ THE TABERNACLE TO BE USED AS A FOCUS FOR PRAYER FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT GET  TO CHURCH  

∙ EVANGELISATION: -ENABLING THOSE WHO CANNOT OR DO NOT ATTEND CHURCH  FOR ANY REASON TO ENGAGE WITH ACTS OF WORSHIP 

ALL OF THESE REASONS ARE NECESSARY IN THE LEGITIMATE INTERESTS OF THE CHURCH. 

THE IMAGES ARE MADE AVAILABLE LIVE OVER THE INTERNET, AND CAN BE ACCESSED BY  ANYONE WHO WISHES TO DO SO 

LIVE STREAMING IS CARRIED OUT DURING SERVICES AND A CAMERA FOCUSSED ON THE  SANCTUARY MAY BE LIVE STREAMING ALL THE TIME. THERE IS NO PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE  SANCTUARY AREA 

THOSE WHO DO NOT WISH TO HAVE THEIR IMAGE LIVE STREAMED ARE ADVISED TO GO TO A  PLACE IN CHURCH AS DIRECTED BY THE STEWARDS. PLEASE REQUEST THIS IF NECESSARY. 

UPDATE: We are making arrangements for the children from EM School who have not been  able to make their First Holy Communion due last year to celebrate FHC on Saturday 12th and 19th June. Confirmation will be celebrated on Saturday 17th July note change. This  year’s cohort of children will make FHC in the autumn term.  

We have not been able to arrange classes and celebrations of the children from SH whose  preparation was interrupted last year. We will do this when it is practicable and the current restrictions on gathering are fully relaxed. 

PUBLIC MASS: Welcome, it is good to see a gradual return to Mass. All are welcome. Please  return when you feel comfortable. Please remember it is still very important to maintain the precautions – sanitise your hands and keep a 2m distance from one another and  observe the spaces in seating. Thanks again to those who have been stewarding and  sanitising at our gatherings and helping to keep us safe. 

ROSARY IN MAY; Pope Francis has asked us to pray the Rosary during this month, the  month dedicated to our Lady, with the intention of the relief of the Pandemic. We  remember that there are many countries who are still in the middle of a grave crisis and in  need our support and prayers. Let us remember families in our parishes who have family in  India and have concern for their wellbeing. If you are unable to pray the whole Rosary  please consider praying a daily Decade of the Rosary for this intention. 

APPEAL FROM CAFOD FOR HELP FOR INDIA PANDEMIC 

As coronavirus brings devastation across India, CAFOD is working  with experienced local Church agency, Caritas India, to provide vital support  to poor and marginalised communities. Donations to CAFOD’s Coronavirus  Appeal will help Caritas India distribute PPE kits to frontline health  workers, promote COVID & vaccine awareness campaigns, and set up safely  run isolation & quarantine centres. You can donate online here: cafod.org.uk/give. Please keep praying for the people of India and all  those affected by the pandemic. There will be a collection basket available  after Mass for cash donations. Please make out any cheque to CAFOD. Thanks  for your support.  

We fly to your protection, O holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our  necessities, and deliver us from all dangers. O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.  

Virgin Mary, turn your merciful eyes towards us amid this coronavirus pandemic. Comfort  those who are distraught and mourn their loved ones who have died, and at times are  buried in a way that grieves them deeply. Be close to those who are concerned for their  loved ones who are sick and who, in order to prevent the spread of the disease, cannot  be close to them. Fill with hope those who are troubled by the uncertainty of the future  and the consequences for the economy and employment. Amen.