Parish diary this week

The Nativity by Zanobi Strozzi (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday December 23rd
Music practice in the church at 11am
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Tuesday December 24th (Christmas Eve)
Carol singing from 7.45pm
Vigil Mass of the Nativity at 8pm
Wednesday December 25th (Christmas Day)
Nativity of the Lord, Mass at 9.30am
Thursday December 26th (Feast of St Stephen)
No Mass at Sacred Heart
Mass at 11am at St Joseph’s Church, Monks Kirby
Friday December 27th (Feast of St John, Apostle)
No Mass
Saturday December 28th
Confessions at 4.40pm
Mass for the Holy Family at 5pm.
Sunday December 29th
Mass for the Holy Family at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Thursday 16th January 2020
Confirmation registration session for parents and children at 6pm in the hall.
Sunday May 3rd 2020
Confirmation, 9.30am at Sacred Heart Church.
Sunday, 14th June 2020
First Communion at 9.30am Mass.

Parish diary this week

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The Slaughter of the Innocents by Duccio di Buoninsegna, created 1308-11. (Public domain)

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday December 24th (Christmas Eve)
First Mass of Christmas at 8pm (Carol singing from 7.45pm)
Tuesday December 25th
Christmas Day Mass at 9.30am
Wednesday December 26th
Mass at 7pm (Feast of St Stephen)
Thursday December 27th
No Mass (Feast of St John, Apostle and Evangelist)
Friday December 28th
No Mass (Feast of the Holy Innocents)
Saturday December 29th
Mass of the Feast of the Holy Family, Year C at 5pm.
Sunday December 30th
Mass of the Feast of the Holy Family, Year C at 9.30am

Forthcoming events
Sunday January 6th 2019
Parish Epiphany Party for all ages, 4pm until 7pm. Shared Table. Sacred Heart Church Hall.
Thursday February 28th 2019
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
December to March 2019
The Rugby Winter Shelter at St Marie’s will be providing a welcome each Monday to 15 homeless people from December to March. Supper, a bed and breakfast will be provided. If you would consider helping during those four
months, please ring Kathy Smith on 01788 891940.
Sunday June 2nd 2019
Thursday June 6th 2019
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th 2019
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd 2019
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Join us for Sunday worship

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Today’s reading is from the Gospel of St John.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Third Sunday of Lent, Year A at Sacred Heart Church. Mass will be on Sunday March 19th 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: 179 Call to worship
Penitential Rite: 523 Pershore
Gloria: Not in Lent
Psalm: O that today, you would listen to his voice! Harden not your hearts (Ps94, p20 or 240)
Acclamation: Praise to you, Christ our Lord, King of eternal glory
Gifts: 183 Penitential Litany
Holy Holy: 579 Pershore
Mem Acclamation: 580 Pershore
Lamb of God: 589 Pershore
Communion: 813 Bless the Lord my soul
Going forth: 849 God forgave my sin
For the season of Lent, we will be using the Pershore Mass written by Alan Smith.