Today is the annual Mission Appeal, given by Fr Gerry, a Columban Missionary Priest.
There will be a collection at the end of Mass in support of the Mission.
Jenny Strain and Luke Harris will be married here next Saturday at 1pm. Our congratulations.
Mass Times and Intentions
Saturday 15th July, Vigil, 14th Sunday Ordinary Time 6.30pm In Thanksgiving (Cooray)
Sunday 16th July, 14th Sunday Ordinary Time 10.30am For the People of the Parish
Monday in the Shalom Room in school 9.00am
Tuesday in the presbytery 9.00am
Wednesday in the presbytery 7.30pm Christine Fearn
Thursday in the church Leavers' Mass 9.15am Keith Vessey
Friday in the presbytery 11.30am Dorothy Holden
Saturday in the church 9.00am Special Projects In Christian Missionary Areas
Saturday 22nd July, Vigil, 16th Sunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm Bridget Bright
Sunday 23rd July, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time 10.30am For the People of the Parish
1.45pm African Mass
Mass at Kirk Edge Monastery each day at 8am.
Rosary and Novena in the presbytery, Wednesday at 7pm.
On Saturday, 8.45am morning prayer, 9am Mass, confessions and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 10am to 11am.
We pray for Fr Peter Coyle (Mary Gomersall's brother), who has died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Winifred Clarkson, John Turnbull, Ray Cashin, Oswald Doyle, Mark McCluskie, Patrick Wiseman, Patrick Donlon, Martin Casey, Ronald Brown, Jo Renshaw, Antoinette Marie Devaney, Joseph McCluskie, John Vincent Rotsey-Smith, Margaret Hudson, Christine Fearn, Philomena Scarpa, Michael Finnerty, Lexie Park, Bridget Bright and Mother Marcelle of Jesus. May they rest in peace.
Please pray all those who are unwell at home or in hospital.
Many thanks for last week's collection of £ 667.63 , plus your regular standing orders of £ 419.00 per week.
Also for last week's donations to the Food Pantry of £ 360.00 to help meet local people's needs - and all other donations.
Mass information for 22nd & 23rd July, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Announcers: Pauline Maycock (Saturday). Janet Reader (Sunday)
Readers: Annette Murray, Lisa Sargeant, Christine Trebicka (Saturday).
Katy Unwin, Gerard Strain, David Wilkinson (Sunday) Eucharistic Ministers: Anita Gibson, Philip Hibberd,* Francesca Esposito (Saturday)
Sheila McDonnell, Stephen Marlow,* Sr Maire, Marie Gelder, John Mizzi (Sunday)
Children’s Liturgy: School Holidays. No Children's Liturgy until September.
Church Cleaning: Saturday 29th July 11am: Janet Buckley, Rita & Derek Kaye, Barbara Parker, Kath Wilson
Saturday 12th August 11am: Melon Mirando, Anne Purdy, John & Pat Roberts, Angela Windle
Journey in Faith: Sundays, 7pm in the Presbytery. No session today16th July. Next one 23rd July. Fr Shaun 2343580.
St Vincent de Paul: Mondays at 7.30pm in the presbytery. Chris Ashton
Toddler & Baby Group: Tuesdays at 10am in the presbytery - term time only - Debbie James
Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsal Tuesday 5th September 7.30pm: Barbara Hartley
Art Class: Wednesdays 10am in the presbytery: Barbara Beatson
Sewing Group: 2nd Sunday, 1pm to 3.30pm. In the Presbytery. There is a session TODAY, 16th. Sylvia Grayson,
Youth Friendship: Years 6,7 & 8. Next one will be next term. 6.30-8pm,presbytery. Fran Shiel
Lourdes Pilgimage: Sacred Heart pilgrims Patricia, Babs & Rita prayed for us all at Lourdes. Thank you.
Baptism Preparation sessions for first time parents: 3 Sundays at 9am – September 10th, 17th and 24th
From Fr. Martin Trask, Sheffield North Dean
“Following Fr. Stan's retirement at the end of August, it has been agreed by the deanery priests that from September until the end of the year Fr Andrew Browne would cover the Sunday Mass at St. Mary's, Penistone and Sacred Heart/St. Marie's would cover the Sunday Masses at St. Ann's, Deepcar. During this period, a replacement may or may not be found.
In September, there will be a meeting planned either involving all the parishes of Sheffield or just the parishes of the Sheffield North deanery to continue the process that has already begun of planning a way ahead for our city/deanery.
We pray that during this time of change we may be guided by the Holy Spirit in discerning how to best shape our city/deanery so that vibrant and flourishing communities may continue to grow.
St. Thomas Moore, patron of our deanery, pray for us."
Pastoral Renewal Exchange, published monthly at St Joseph's Dinnington, is a resource for any parish and contains lots of information and thoughtful reflection on current topics. We have been asked to supply content for the November issue. Can you recommend articles that have inspired you (books, magazines, articles, internet etc) and email them before 31st July to email@example.com? An article that fits on to one or two sides of A4 paper would be ideal. Thank you. The issue will also contain profiles of Sacred Heart Hillsborough's parish life. If you would like to write up an account of your involvement or your experience, please get in touch.
“Living Simply” Thought for this Month. Eating less meat is widely recognised as beneficial for the world in which we live: think of the extra resources that are used up in the production of meat, and the intrinsic merits of eating your greens. Catholic tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays has been given a fresh impetus in recent years, linking it once again with a spirit of self-restraint in keeping with the remembrance of Good Friday. We are invited to think of this aspect of Living Simply as joined up thinking when it comes to a combination of lifestyle choices and spirituality. Here's a prayer for you: “I believe in God and in nature as an inheritance which humanity has in common. I enjoy the smell of the earth and the caress of the sun, the wind and the rain. I enjoy the song of the birds and the murmur of the breeze that rustles the trees. I like contemplating the crops, listening to the sigh of the corn fields, seeing the surge of the rice fields and waiting for the smell of ripe fruit. I believe in all God's creatures, large and small.” Erasmo Valiente, Jesuit Development Service, El Salvador.
Volunteering Opportunities Would you like to consider helping as a married couple to prepare engaged couples for their life together? It entails holding a series of three or four evenings in your home with an engaged couple, chatting in a friendly way about relationships and communication. An information evening will be held in the early autumn, led by the married couples who do this at present, to share some insights into what is involved. If you would like to explore the possibility, please let us know, without commitment.
There will also be training opportunities in the autumn for new eucharistic ministers and readers at Mass. If you would like to put your names forward. Ring the Presbytery please on 2343580. Thank you.
Sheffield North Deanery Mission Sector (Justice and Peace, and Ecumenism) meets tomorrow Monday at 7.30pm at Sacred Heart Presbytery. Please come and meet the new CAFOD manager for Hallam, Jeremy Cain, and find out about forthcoming events and plans for the next few months.
Sheffield Agencies for the Vulnerable and Excluded (SAVE) AGM: Jesus Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall on Thurs 20th July, 1pm (re mental health, alcoholism and the vulnerable)
Grandparents Pilgrimage to Walsingham on Sunday July 23rd. Please see the poster at the back of church for details.
Cursillo Weekend: to explore our faith in a Christian environment with others in a relaxed friendly atmosphere, why not consider attending a three nights away Cursillo Weekend, taking place at the Briars , Catholic Youth Retreat Centre, Matlock DE4 5BW on Friday evening 20th October to Monday 23rd October. Contact Eileen Owens
One of Hallam Caring Services projects is a counselling service for women. This takes place at Mother of God Parish Centre, Abbeydale Road. We are able to offer this free of charge. Contact Bernie Ware.
Parish Safeguarding Representatives: Fiona O'Farrell and Andrew Hartley.
For non-urgent matters, please contact Fiona or in church after Mass on Sunday.
For urgent matters go to the Hallam Safeguarding Team 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.
You are invited to join us for refreshments in the hall after Mass on Sunday.
All donations go to the Sacred Heart Food Bank
Please give us your contact details, by phone or email, if you are new to the parish
Or 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 …...................................................................................................
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