OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART, BULKINGTON
and SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI, BEDWORTH

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Mill Lane, Weston-in-Arden, Bulkington, Warwickshire CV12 9RU
Parish Priest: Father Michael Gamble S.T.B. (Dean VF), Father Mathew - Assistant Priest
St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Rye Piece Ringway, Bedworth, Warwickshire CV12 8JH
Parish Sisters: Sister Mary Jane and Sister Beena
St Francis Catholic School, Rye Piece Ringway, Bedworth, Warwickshire CV12 8JN
Rugby Catholic Deanery: https://rugby-catholicdeanery.org.uk/
  

Part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham: Registered Charity No. 234216   Last update:  4 December 2020

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The Year of the Word - Sunday 6th December 2020 - Second Sunday of Advent (B)
 "Make his paths straight." Mark 1:1-8

Please Note: ALL Masses will be STREAMED: DAILY MASSES: TUESDAY– FRIDAY 9.30AM, Saturday 4.00pm, Sunday 9.30am and 10.30am. Public Masses will resume from Wednesday 2nd December. STEWARDS are required.

Click HERE to view Mass via our webcam.

CHRISTMAS MASSES:

Christmas Eve (Vigil Mass) at 2.00pm https://2pmvigilmass.eventbrite.com
Christmas Eve (Vigil Mass) at 4.00pm https://4pmvigilmass.eventbrite.com
Christmas Eve  Syro Malibar Community (Fr Mathew's Community only) at 5.00pm https://syromalabarchristmaseve5pm.eventbrite.com/
Christmas Eve ‘Midnight Mass’at 8.00pm https://8pmmidnightmass.eventbrite.com
Christmas Day Mass at 9.30am https://9-30christmasday.eventbrite.com
Christmas Day Mass at 10.30am https://10-30amchristmasdaymass.eventbrite.com
It is ESSENTIAL to book a place for Mass over Christmas as so many people will want to attend but due to Covid it is not possible for all to attend.  We are using a booking site called Eventbrite in order for you to book ‘tickets’ for Mass. Think about which Mass you would like to attend and look on the parish website from Monday 7th December. There will be links to Eventbrite – one link for each different Mass. Click on the link, book the number of tickets you need. IMPORTANT- if MORE THAN TWO PEOPLE PER FAMILY are attending Mass, TWO tickets need to be booked (ie a whole pew) in order to maintain safe social distancing.

Click HERE to view our Parish Christmas Card (designed by the students of St Francis of Assisi)

Bishops’ Conference Statement on the final IICSA Report into the Catholic Church I want to assure you of my gratitude for all that you do in your ministry to care with generosity and devotion to the needs of others in the name of Our Lord.  Thank you for your prayers for all those who have suffered abuse, within and beyond the Church, as well as for Cardinal Vincent and the bishops during the last few days. With my prayers and every kind wish. Yours devotedly in Christ, Bernard Longley.

Click HERE to view the Bishops’ Conference Statement

Click HERE for an important message from Archbishop Bernard Longley.

As you will be aware the current lockdown will end on the 2nd December. I have now received guidelines that confirm that communal worship will be able to restart from the 2nd December in all Local Restriction Tiers. We are in Tier 3. See below for the relevant information. N.B. Wherever interaction can take place, social distancing of 1m+ should still be strictly maintained between anyone who doesn’t live together or are in a ‘support bubble’. Singing will not be permitted. Please Note ALL Masses will be live STREAMED. DAILY MASSES: TUESDAY – FRIDAY 9.30AM, Saturday 4.00PM, Sunday 9.30AM and 10.30AM.  Public Masses will resume from Wednesday 2nd December. STEWARDS are required.

TIER 3:

· Opening Places of Worship for communal prayer - Open for as many people as can be safely accommodated with social distancing measures.

· Attending Places of Worship for communal prayer - Can only interact with your own household both indoors and outdoors.

· Wedding Ceremonies - Can take place with up to 15 attendees, all of whom can interact.

· Wedding Receptions - Cannot take place.

· Funerals - Can take place with up to 30 attendees, all of whom can interact.

· Commemorative events post-death - Can take place with up to 15 attendees, all of whom can interact.

· Other Standalone Life-Cycle Ceremonies that do not take place as a part of communal worship - Can only interact with your own household both indoors and outdoors.

· Supervised Activities for Children (including Sunday schools, madrassas etc.) - Can take place with no limit on the number of children permitted to attend, following COVID-Secure guidance. Adults must ensure social distancing at all times.

Click HERE for the A4 booklet that has been provided as a help for prayer when Mass is not available for us to attend in person (click HERE for the smaller A5 version).

Click HERE for the 'Faith at Home' sheet           Click HERE for pictures of our Easter Garden and our May Statue        

Click HERE for Pope Francis Prayer during the Coronavirus pandemic.     Click HERE for our Parish Tribute page to those who have died recently

Click HERE for Statement from the President and the Vice-President of the Conference on the National Lockdown.


With Love & Prayers,
God Bless,

Fr Michael Gamble
Parish Priest & Dean VF.

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Click HERE for Parish Webcams (Live Streaming) Click HERE for photos of our 150th Anniversary Mass and celebration
  Click HERE for PHOTOS OF OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART CHURCH AND CONSECRATION (2019)

Father Michael Gamble S.T.B.
The Presbytery
Mill Lane
Weston-in-Arden
Bulkington
Bedworth
Warwickshire
CV12 9RU
Telephone: 024 7631 2293
Fax: 024 7664 3368
E-mail : michaelgamble@olshweston.org
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St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
Parish Office
Rye Piece Ringway
Bedworth
CV12 8JH
Telephone: 024 7631 2293
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St Francis Catholic Primary School
Rye Piece Ringway
Bedworth
CV12 8JN
Telephone: 024 7631 5279
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Website: http://www.stfranciscatholicprimary.co.uk/

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PARISH PRAYER

Holy Spirit, turn our good intentions

into something real and active and fruitful

and help us enjoy the process.

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