Bulletin 06/8/2017




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 6th August 2017 – The Transfiguration of the Lord 


Mass Times and Intentions


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                   

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    Tom and Bridie Kinsella, and Brian Moore

Saturday  12th August, Vigil, 19th Sunday in Ord. Time      6.30pm      For the People of the Parish          

Sunday   13th  August, 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time      10.30am    Stan Stanfill's intentions


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 Martin Allen and John Hutton who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Christopher Smith, Harry Hibbert, Gerald Dawson, Thomas Reed Scott, Elizabeth Johnson, Alex Barker, Phylipa Robinson, Edward Cashin, William Cummins, Zigmut Gegniewicz, Eileen Vickers, Teresa Whitehouse, Lawrence Finn, Mary Anne McGowan and Gary Wilkinson.   May they rest in peace. 


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


Many thanks for last week's collection of £ 662.13 plus your regular standing orders of £ 429.00 per week. 

Also for last week's donations to the Food Pantry of £ 217.00 meet local people's needs - and all other donations.


Mass information for 12th & 13th August, The Transfiguration of the Lord


Announcers:        Malcolm Fleet (Saturday). Jayne Kirwan (Sunday)    

Readers:                      Paul Zadik, Claire Brady, Lesley Murray (Saturday).        

                                      Peter Metcalfe, Jayne Kirwan, Katy Unwin (Sunday)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Eucharistic Ministers: Jayne Kirwan, Walter Mswaka*, Tina Varley (Saturday)

            Jane Higgins, David Wilkinson*, Annie Reed, Chris Ashton, Hazel Brownell (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

                                      Saturday 26th August 11am: Janina Klapas, Ailsa & Andrew Rodgers, Mary Ann Todd

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 (today, but not 13th & 20th August). Fr Shaun 2343580.

St Vincent de Paul:    Mondays at 7.30pm in the presbytery. Chris Ashton on 2962514

Toddler & Baby Group: Tuesdays at 10am in the presbytery (not just in term time) Debbie James on 2343580

Choir Rehearsals:     Next rehearsal Tuesday 5th September 7.30pm: Barbara Hartley 2343580

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

Contact Club:    Restarting this Wednesday, 9th August at 1.30pm in the Presbytery. Bingo and chat. All welcome.

Sewing Group:            2nd Sunday, 1pm to 3.30pm. In the Presbytery. Next one 13th August. Sylvia Grayson, 2343580

Youth Friendship:    Years 6,7 & 8. Next one will be next term. 6.30-8pm,presbytery. Fran Shiel 2343580


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.


Gift Aid: The new format Gift Aid forms are at the back of church. Please consider completing one for your donations. 

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.  

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.


19th Annual Bishop's Walk, Friday 8th September. Bishop John & Bishop Ralph will join the team in the annual fundraiser in support of St Wilfrid's Centre, to help provide for the homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded. Please consider sponsoring this event by signing the form at the back of church and complete the Gift Aid box if eligible. Thank you.


Emmaus 2017/18: Opening the Bible (pt 1) – The Old Testament, led by Fr John Ryan. St Vincent's Church, Wednesday 13th September, 7pm to 8.30pm. Poster at the back of church.


Tallis Scholars Christmas Concert: St Marie's Catherdral, Saturday 16th December,7:30pm - the world famous The Tallis Scholars choir is coming to St Marie's Cathedral for a beautiful concert called 'Christmas with The Tallis Scholars'. The concert will feature a selection of Advent and Christmas music by Monteverdi, Palestrina, Praetorius and Isaac. Tickets are available online on our website (http://stmariecathedral.org/event-items/christmas-with-the-tallis-scholars/), by phone on 0114 22 33 777 and over the counter at Sheffield City Hall box office. Please see poster at the back of church.


VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES : please see display board in church for sign-up sheets:

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 September, 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 ring Barbara Hartley on 2343580.

Young People.  Our Youth Friendship Group is for Years 6, 7, and 8.  What would older students like to be involved with? Please ring Rebecca Le Count on 2343580

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 ring Janina Klapas on 2343580

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 on 07955 234602, or 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. Donations to the 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 …...................................................................................................


Your address  and email ….............................................................................................................




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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