Bulletin Sunday 30 July 2017

Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday 29th July, Vigil, 17th Sunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm Shirley Hayes

Sunday 30th July, 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 10.30am Deceased of the Wiseman family

Monday in the presbytery 9.00am

Tuesday in the presbytery 9.00am

Wednesday in the presbytery 7.30pm

Thursday in the presbytery 9.00am

Friday in the presbytery 11.30am

Saturday in the church 9.00am

Saturday 5th August, Vigil,Transfiguration of the Lord 6.30pm In thanksgiving for Stephanie Cooray

Sunday 6th August, The Transfiguration of the Lord 10.30am For the People of the Parish

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 those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Frank Murray, Cecilia Leach, Doreen Fitzpatrick, Robert Jessop, Shirley Hayes, John Donlon, Martin Strain, James Marsden, Patrick Judge, Sadie Horton, Nora Owens and Patricia Abdulla. 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 £ 501.11, plus your regular standing orders of £ 419.00 per week.

Also for last week's donations to the Food Pantry of £ 66.00 to help meet local people's needs - and all other donations.

Fr Shaun will be round with Holy Communion visits this coming Thursday & Friday, 3rd & 4th of August.

Mass information for 5th & 6th August, The Transfiguration of the Lord

Announcers Lesley Murray (Saturday). Peter Metcalfe (Sunday)
Readers David Barrett, Malcolm Fleet, Anita Gibson (Saturday)
John Brennan, Janet Reader (Sunday)
Eucharistic Ministers Alison Woodhead, David Raynes*, Peter Roche (Saturday)
Winefride Piasecki, Janet Buckley,* Angela Day, Gerard Strain, Lisa Unwin (Sunday)

Children’s Liturgy: School Holidays. No Children's Liturgy until September.

Church Cleaning: Saturday 12th August 11am: Melon Mirando, Anne Purdy, John & Pat Roberts, Angela Windle

Volunteers to clean required for the proposed formation of a fixed, regular working party. Contact 0114 2343580.

Journey in Faith: Sundays, 7pm in the Presbytery. 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 (not just in term time) 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. Next one 13th August. Sylvia Grayson

Youth Friendship: Years 6,7 & 8. Next one will be next term. 6.30-8pm,presbytery. Fran Shiel

Parish of St. Patrick and St. Thomas More: From the weekend of 2nd & 3rd September, the Sunday Mass times will be: 5pm Saturday at St. Thomas More's, 9am Sunday at St. Thomas More's, 11am at St. Patrick's. No Sunday evening Mass.

Baptism Preparation for first time parents: 3 Sundays at 9am – Sept 10th, 17th and 24th in the Presbytery. Ring 2343580.

St Wilfrid’s require a Skills Workshop Tutor 4 days a week. For details of the post please go to the VAS website and search for the job ‘Skills Workshop Tutor’ under St Wilfrid’s Centre. Alternatively please contact St Wilfrid’s Centre on 0114 2555720 and ask for Josie Brooks. St Wilfrid’s also require a full time Welfare Worker. For details of the post please go to the VAS website and search for the job ‘Welfare Worker’ under St Wilfrid’s Centre. Alternatively please contact St Wilfrid’s Centre on 0114 2555720 and ask for Josie Brooks.

Hallam Ascent: Afternoon Tea Fundraiser, Wednesday 2nd August, 1.45pm in aid of ‘Survive-Miva’. They provide transport to Catholic health and pastoral workers in the Developing World. St Francis of Assisi Church,Sandygate Road, S10 5SD.

Sacred Heart Parish Council meeting: Thursday 10th August at 7.30pm in the Presbytery. We will be meeting the editors of the Pastoral Renewal Exchange to consider articles for the November issue. This is a monthly resource for any parish and contains lots of information and thoughtful reflection on current topics. Can you recommend articles that have inspired you (books, magazines, articles, internet etc) and email them to sacredheart479@btinternet.com​ before 31st July? An article that fits on to one or two sides of A4 paper would be ideal. 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.

Visitation of the National Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and the Relics of Ss Jacinta & Francisco: As part of the nationwide centenary celebrations of the Fatima apparitions, the National Pilgrim Statue and Relics will be visiting St Marie’s Cathedral from Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th August. The weekend will include Mass celebrated by the Bishop at 12.30pm on Saturday, the crowning of Our Lady, veneration of the Relics, talks on Fatima topics, and much more. Everyone from around the Diocese is welcome to come to St Marie’s and honour Our Lady of Fatima! Please see the poster at the back of church for the full timetable and more information.

Sacred Heart film night, Wednesday 23rd August, 7.30pm in the Presbytery. Free admission. All welcome. Miracles From Heaven (2016,105 Minutes). MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is based on the incredible true story of the Beam family. When Christy (Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter's healing as she searches for a solution. After Anna has a freak accident, an extraordinary miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community inspired. Poster & sign-up sheet at the back of church.

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 look into it, please talk to Fr Shaun.

Eucharistic ministers and readers: There will be training opportunities in the autumn for new eucharistic ministers and readers at Mass. If you would like to put your names forward, please contact the Presbytery on 2343580.

Church cleaning. We have a big church building! A lot of work has gone into keeping it in good order, for which we are very grateful. The groups are getting smaller though, and it would be really helpful to have some more hands on deck. Some people have been wondering if we could form a new group composed of volunteers who will all clean the church together as one group on each occasion, replacing the rota system of different small groups. Volunteers who already help to clean please tell us what you think about this idea. New volunteers are very welcome, please contact the presbytery on 2343580. On the notice board in church there's a 2 page basis for discussion if you would like to see it.

Musicians! Would you like to bring your music gifts to the celebration of Mass or to a Taize prayer group? We'd love to hear from you and bring you together to talk over the possibilities. Please contact Barbara Hartley.

Young People. Our Youth Friendship Group is for Years 6, 7, and 8. What would older students like to be involved with? Please contact Rebecca Le Count.

Children's Liturgy Group is an invaluable feature of our Sunday Mass for parents with young children, from 3 years upwards. There are three age groups and more people willing to prepare and lead the sessions would be most welcome. Those experienced in this field can provide help and inspiration from internet resources, for those who would like to try but don't feel equipped to do so. Please contact Janina Klapas.

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 0114 2566 408/07980406198 bware@hallam-diocese.com to arrange an appointment.

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

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

Further Announcements

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.

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

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 50 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.

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.

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