Bulletin 28th May



Parish Priest Shaun Smith; Priest in Residence Michael Umameh; 479 Langsett Road, Sheffield.  S6 2LN

Parish Deacon Tony Strike; Parish Secretary Richard Cooper

Telephone 2343580   email sacredheart479@btinternet.com. Website address: www.sacredheartsheffield.co.uk


Sunday 28th May 2017 – Ascension of the Lord 

Today is World Communications Day. There is a collection after Mass to support the Church's media role.

Alex James is being baptised during today's Mass, Matthew Johnson and Rosie Watt are getting married today at 2pm.

Congratulations to all concerned.


Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday 27th May, Vigil, Ascension Day          6.30pm            For the People of the Parish               

Sunday   28th May, Ascension Day                                    10.30am        Baptism Alex James            

Monday            in the presbytery                           10.00am        Bridget Warren

Tuesday            in the presbytery                         9.00am      For Afric ,.an children facing extreme malnutrition    

Wednesday            in the presbytery                                  7.30pm          Anne and John Watters 

Thursday               in the presbytery                                 9.00am                   

Friday                     in the presbytery                   11.30am     Beatrice Falding

Saturday        in the church                   9.00am               Tom and Bridie Kinsella and Brian Moore 

Saturday 3rd June, Vigil of Pentecost             6.30pm            Frederick Byrne 

Sunday 4th June,  Pentecost Sunday                            10.30am      For the People of the Parish


Mass at Kirk Edge Monastery each day at 8am. Rosary and Novena on Wednesdays in the presbytery 7pm.On Saturday, 8.45am morning prayer, 9am Mass, confessions and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 10am to 11am.


The funeral of John Magnanelli will take place here on Thursday 8th June a 11.30am, followed by burial at Wisewood.

We pray for Mary Wokubira and John Magnanelli who have died recently, and for their bereaved families.

We also pray for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Irene Madin, Betty Hardwick, Flora McIlvar, Henry Pressley, Charles Hayward, Joseph Huntington, Robert Carrington, John Ronald Long, Bob Marley, Nellie Dillon, Thomas McDonagh, Gerard Rowan, Florence Ollerenshaw, Anne Colleran, Reginald Smith, Horace Norton, Patrick Sherry, Roy Camsell, Jill Evens, Susan Coultish, Mary Bishop, May they rest in peace. 

Please pray for all those who are unwell at home or in hospital.

Fr Shaun will be round with Holy Communion this Thursday and Friday.


Many thanks for last week's collection of £599.83, plus your regular standing orders of £419.00 per week. 

Also for last week's donations to the Food Pantry of £79.00 to help meet local people's needs - and all other donations.


Mass information for 3rd & 4th June, Pentecost Sunday

Announcers:         Lesley Murray (Saturday). John Brennan (Sunday)

Readers:                      David Barrett, Lisa Sergeant, Annette Murray (Saturday). 

            Stephen Marlow, Monica Grant, Gerard Strain (Sunday).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Eucharistic Ministers: Malcom Fleet*, Steve McGarry, Enrico Castellino (Saturday)

                                     Hazell Brownell, Monique Fournier*, Chris Grant (Sunday)

Children’s Liturgy:     No Children's Liturgy today in view of Bank Holiday

Church Cleaning:        Saturday 3rd June 11am:     Janina Klapas, Ailsa and Andrew Rodgers, Mary Ann Todd    

            Saturday 17th June 11am:     Anita Larkin, Joe McDonnell, Annette Murray, Lesley Murray             


Journey in Faith:      Sundays, 7pm in the Presbytery. Fr Shaun 2343580 but NOT TODAY, due to Bank Holiday

St Vincent de Paul:    Mondays at 7.30pm in the presbytery. Chris Ashton on 2343580 

Toddler & Baby Group: Tuesdays at 10am in the presbytery - term time only - Debbie James on 2343580

Choir Rehearsals:     Next rehearsal Tuesday 6th June 7.30pm: Barbara Hartley 2343580.         

Art Class:        Wednesdays 10am in the presbytery: Barbara Beatson 2343580 

Sewing Group:             2nd Sunday, 1pm to 3.30pm. In the Presbytery. Next one:  11th June. Sylvia Grayson, 2343580.

Youth Friendship:    Years 6,7 & 8. Next dates 16th & 30th June:  6.30-8pm,presbytery. Fran Shiel 2343580     


CAFOD campaign cards in support of the use of local, renewable energy are at the back of church for you to complete and send to the UK Executive Director at the World Bank Group,. Please take one.


Sacred Heart Parish Accounts 2016 are displayed at the back of church. Our treasurer Steve McGarry does expert work on our accounts, and our grateful thanks are due to him. Many thanks also to our parish finance and premises committee, the collection counting teams, and all of you who contribute financial support to the parish.  Thank you all.


A letter to Catholics in England & Wales: from the Bishops' Conference, relating to the General Election. 

Please take a copy from the back of church.

Planning the way forward for Sheffield Parishes  There will be a parish meeting after Mass today in the hall, to present a summary in chart format and an analysis of the survey findings, and determine how how these will be expressed to the bishop, as the result of the parish's consultation process. This will be instead of the usual refreshments after Mass, apologies for any inconvenience or disappointment.


General Election – Our common future: Pope Francis reminds us that we have a shared responsibility for others and the world and calls us to join a new dialogue about the future. Britain has a proud record of looking outwards and with working with others to tackle climate change and poverty. This election, CAFOD is asking you to stand up for the common good and to encourage your Parliamentary candidates to do the same. Find out more and email your candidates at cafod.org.uk/election. Hustings for the General Election at St Mark's Church, Broomhill, on Sunday 4 June at 6.00 pm Candidates for Sheffield Central Constituency have been invited to answer questions.


Printed Impressions” Exhibition at St Marie’s Cathedral until 2nd June. Free entrance. A unique group exhibition featuring artworks made by Sheffield Printmakers. Artists have been inspired by the exquisite architecture, art and design of St Marie’s Cathedral. The styles and techniques are incredibly varied, but all the works are equally fascinating, beautiful and inspiring. Not to be missed! There will be a free Introduction to Printmaking Workshop on Wednesday 24th May, 10am-1pm. You will be able to learn the basics of printmaking with professional printmaker Peter York, and make your own artwork. No previous knowledge required. Places limited and booking required. To book please visit http://stmariecathedral.org/visit-us-home/bookings/


Sacred Heart Parish Council Meeting on Wednesday 31st May at 8pm in the Presbytery.


Spring Family Crafts Workshop on Wednesday 31 May from 10.30am to 12.30pm in St Marie's Cathedral 

Explore with your family our “Printed Impressions” exhibition and create your own prints inspired by the hidden and fascinating shapes of St Marie’s Cathedral in our next family fun-packed workshop! Free entrance. Booking required. 

To book please visit http://stmariecathedral.org/visit-us-home/bookings/  Suitable for children 3+ (Children must be accompanied by an adult).


Sheffield Pentecost Street Party on Sunday 4th June, 3pm to 5.30pm on Sheffield Cathedral forecourt, with local choirs and bands, circus performers, fire breather, face painting, plus many more activities for children and families.  

At 5.30pm the Cathedral is hosting one of the Thy Kingdom Come Beacon Events that are happening in cathedrals across the UK.  Entrance to this is free but you will need a ticket.  Visit www.sheffieldcathedral.org/whats-on for more information about the Street Party and Beacon Event. Organised by the churches in Sheffield City Centre.

Hallam Ascent next meet on Wednesday 7th June at 1.45at St Francis of Assisi, Sandygate Road, Sheffield, S10 5SD when the actual content will be down to you – your favourite Prayer, Prose or Poetry (or even your favourite hymn). 

Conference Invitation: St Joseph's School, Shirebrook, Saturday 10th June, 10am to 3.30pm (Mass at 9.30am). A day designed to inspire with guest speakers, music, prayer and worship. Register on line: http://bit.ly/conference-2017      or on 01623 742349. Please see the poster at the back of church.

Corpus Christi Procession on Sunday 18th June, starts at 3.00pm from outside St Marie’s Cathedral on Norfolk Row.. Please see the poster at the back of church

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham, Saturday 15th July: Coach leaves Pond Hill at 8a.m., returns 9p.m. approx.  Cost £17 adults, £11 students & children. Contact Francesca Flynn 0114 2343580 francesca@fmflynn.plus.com 

The next Nightfever will be on Saturday 24th June at St. Maries Cathedral, starting after 5pm Mass. 

Padley Chapel Event – Sunday 9th July: The annual Inter-Diocesan Padley Pilgrimage will take place in honour of the Martyrs Bl Nicholas Garlick and Bl Robert Ludlam. Assemble Grindleford Station at 3pm for the Rosary Procession to the Chapel. The Chapel will be open from 12 noon. WC & ample parking. Please see the poster at the back of church for more details. 

2017 Three Day  (Residential) Cursillo Weekend: Friday evening 20th October to Monday pm 23rd October at The Briars, Catholic Youth Retreat Centre,Briars Lane, Crich, MatlockDE4 5BW Contact  Eileen Owens 2343580

Parish Safeguarding Representatives: Fiona O'Farrell and Andrew Hartley. For non-urgent matters, please contact Fiona on 07955 234602, or in church after Mass on Sunday. For urgent matters go to the Hallam Safeguarding Team on 0114 2566453 or the police.


Bereavement Support: If you would like support at either Sacred Heart or St Marie's, please call the presbytery on 2343580 and your request will be passed to Sr Marie or Janina Klapas.


Hospital Chaplaincy: for the Hallamshire and Northern General, please ring 2714999.


Job Vacancies are on the screen notice board at the back of church and also on the  Diocesan website.  


St Wilfrid’s Centre is looking to recruit a Workshop Tutor which is being advertised on Voluntary Action Sheffield.  This is a paid position. The link to the vacancy is http://www.vas.org.uk/jobs and when asked for key words please type Workshop Tutor and the vacancy will show.  The closing date is midnight on Sunday 11th of June 2017. 



The parish meeting in the hall today replaces the usual refreshments in the hall after Mass. 




Please give us your contact details, by phone or email,if you are new or new-ish to the parish


Use this as a tear off slip and put it in the collection basket for it to be passed on to Fr Shaun:


Your name and phone number …..........................................................................................


Your address  and email 


Further Announcements


El Shaddai South Yorkshire Prayer Group: Everyone is invited to the Prayer Group, held every 1st Saturday in the month, 1pm to 4pm in Sacred Heart hall (next one Saturday 6th May). More details: Ray Veneracion on 2343580.

Carmel Care: How would you like to be a 'musical volunteer'? Carmel Care Centre is looking for people with musical or singing talent, to join us on Wednesday mornings between 10.30-12.30 to make music! If you have more time you can even stay and have lunch. We especially need someone to play the piano. You would also be very welcome if you have ‘green fingers’ to help weeding, planting and watering the garden at Carmel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact 0114 2335727172 Dykes Hall Road S6 4GS


Gift Aid:  the tax the parish can reclaim from HMRC is an important source of income and we would like to encourage any taxpayers who do not currently make their offering under Gift Aid to consider doing so. It is the best way of increasing your offering without it costing you more, since currently, the government will increase each £1 of your personal offering by a further 25p.For the parish to reclaim the tax on your offering, you, the taxpayer, need to make a Gift Aid declaration and we, the parish, need to have a record of the date and amount of your offerings. Offerings can be by standing order, cheque or cash in a numbered offertory envelope. Your Gift Aid Declaration will cover all donations recorded by the parish, including for the Food Pantry. You will find Gift Aid declaration forms at the back of church near the hymn books. When you have completed the form, please hand it either to our the presbytery or drop it through the letterbox. Please be assured that the administration of Gift Aid is completely confidential. If you have any questions about about Gift Aid, please call Janina Klapas on 2312300. If you are considering making a gift to the Church in your will, information can be obtained by contacting the presbytery. Thank you for your continuing support. It is very much appreciated. Offertory envelopes are at the back of church.  If you want to start using envelopes please let us know.


Parish Emergency Food Pantry: The people who rely on the food pantry are very grateful for your support. The number of  requests for help made at the door is currently running at about 40 per week. If you wish to contribute to the food pantry, there are three ways to do this: 1. Purchase food and bring it to the presbytery. Canned and packaged goods are best and items requiring little or no preparation are most popular. 2. Make regular donations by standing order with a reference of “food pantry”. The parish bank account details are: HSBC, sort code 404107, account number 21094319. 3.Donate by cash / cheque in an envelope marked “food pantry” and put it in the offertory basket. Please note: all cheques should be made payable to “Diocese of Hallam – Sacred Heart”. There are some marked envelopes at the back of church for this purpose. Many thanks for all your help, including new standing orders received. It really is much appreciated by local people in need.


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