Bulletin 10th September



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 10th September 2017 – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time


Next Sunday is Home Mission Sunday. There will be a retiring collection at the end of Mass.


Mass Times and Intentions


Saturday 9th September, Vigil, 23rd Sunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm Terence Mulcrone

Sunday 10th September 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 10.30am For the People of the Parish

Monday in the school Shalom Room 9.00am Elizabeth Davison's intentions

Tuesday in the presbytery 9.00am

Wednesday in the presbytery 7.30pm

Thursday in the presbytery 9.45am Funeral Mass: Sheila Hinchliffe

Friday in the presbytery 11.30am For people suffering in Yemen

Saturday in the church 12 noon Thanksgiving Mass, El Shaddai

Saturday 16th September, Vigil, 24th Sunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm For the People of the Parish

Sunday 17th September, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time 10.30am For Cali Ledgeway (Purdy), 7 mths, poorly


Mass at Kirk Edge Monastery each day at 8am. Rosary and Novena in the presbytery, Wednesday at 7pm.

This Saturday, no 9am Mass or morning prayer beforehand, see next item below:


El Shaddai Prayer Group Programme this Saturday 16th in the hall and church, 9am to 4pm:

registration 9am, rosary 9.30am, confessions 10am to 11am, Mass 12 noon; details of the afternoon are on the poster at the back of church. All are welcome.


SHEILA HINCHLIFFE (Fr Shaun's sister) died on Friday 1st September. Her Funeral Mass will be held here on Thursday, 14th September at 9.45am, followed by cremation at Grenoside. May she rest in peace.


KITTY SLATER died on 25th August. Her funeral Mass will be here on Tuesday 19th September at 9.30am, followed by cremation at Grenoside. May she rest in peace.


We pray for all those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: James Carlin, James House, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Fergus Blackwood, John Michael Melland, Mary Green, Ken Turner, Dennis Pendlebury, Mary Brennan, Maureen Brenton, Les Wade, Eileen Kennedy, Hugh Lynskey, Piotr Nadratowski, Robert Hynd, Francis Hynd, Michael Flynn, Eileen Thorpe and Michael Donlon. May they rest in peace.


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


Many thanks for last week's collection of £ 557.51 plus your regular standing orders of £ 429.00 per week.

Also for last week's donations to the Food Pantry £129.00 to meet local people's needs - and all other donations.


Mass information for 16th & 17th September, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time


  1. John McConnon (Saturday). John Brennan (Sunday)
  2. Lesley Murray, Anita Larkin, Pauline McConnon(Saturday).
  1. Marsden, Clare Farrington, George Brownell (Sunday) Eucharistic Ministers: Alison Woodhead, David Raynes, Peter Roche* (Saturday)

Lisa Unwin, Jane Higgins*, David Wilkinson, Annie Reed, Chris Ashton (Sunday)

Children’s Liturgy: Debbie, Magdalene and Fran

Church Cleaning: Saturday 23rd September, 11am : Group 2 – June Corrigan, Ann Fleet, Malcolm Fleet, Stella House,

Pauline McConnon, Helen Woods. Copies of new rota on table at back of church

Journey in Faith: Sundays, 7pm in the Presbytery Fr Shaun 2343580.

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

Toddler & Baby Group: Tuesdays at 10am in the presbytery. Debbie James on 2343580

Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsal Tuesday 3rd October 7.30pm: Barbara Hartley 2343580

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

Contact Club: Wednesdays at 1.30pm in the Presbytery. Bingo and chat. All welcome.

Sewing Group: 2nd Sunday, 1pm to 3.30pm. In the Presbytery. TODAY 10th September. Sylvia Grayson, 2343580

Youth Friendship: Years 6,7 & 8. Fridays 6.30 – 8pm in the presbytery, next one 15th Sept, Fran Shiel 2343580

Future dates: 29/9 (at St Polycarp's), 13/10, 27/10, 10/11, 24/11, 8/12, 22/12 (Christmas Party).

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


Open Day, Madina Masjid Mosque, TODAY till 3pm: Wolseley Road, S8 0ZU. All welcome. Poster at the back of church.


Gift Aid annual statement letters: If you would like to receive your letter detailing your annual donation details, please contact Richard on 2343580 and arrange to either have it posted to you or to collect it from the Presbytery. Thank you.


Alzheimer's Society sponsored mountain climb: Annette Murray & 3 family members will climb Croagh Patrick in Ireland in September in aid of the Alzheimer's Society. Please see the sponsor forms at the back of church.


Film Show, Hillsborough Tabernacle, Wednesday 13th September, 7pm, preceded by an introduction to the work of the “Companion Cafe” at 6.30pm. Ken Loach's powerful film about an honest man trying to negotiate the benefits system.


Ladies' Fashion Show & Pop Up Shop, Thursday 14th September, 7pm at St Wilfrid's Centre. Tickets £5 on 2555720. Poster at the back of church.


Walking group, next Sunday 17th September. Meet at National Trust car park, at 1.30pm, at top end of Longshaw Estate This is on A625, about 100metres from junction, on right going towards Froggat. If you are a NT member make sure your car is full as there is a charge for non -members. Walk will be short and involve one steep section. Ring 2333293 for further information.


Therapeutic Art Group: Carmel Care, 172 Dykes Hall Road, S6 4GS – Tuesdays 10.30am to 12 noon, 26th September, 3rd, 10th ,17th,24th & 31st October. Group will be led be Helen Boutle, art therapist. Open to all. You don't need to be good at art. Book a place on 2335727. Poster at the back of church.


S6YN – The Ecumenical Youth Network in S6 for age 11+: Friday 29th September, 7pm to 9pm. BBQ – Games, food, worship. St Polycarp's Church, S6 4WA, Poster at the back of church.


  1. for Carmel: Music and Dance (in memory of Bridget Warren), Friday 29th September in Sacred Heart Hall, 7pm to 10.30pm, with the Derry City Ramblers and guests. All proceeds to Carmel Care Centre. Tickets £5 adult £1 child, family ticket £10 (2 adults & 2 children). To reserve tickets please phone 0114 2335727. Jacket potatoes and juice, bring your own wine and drinks. Nightfever: Saturday 30th September. We need volunteers for prayer teams, street missions, welcoming tables and music. If you are able to volunteer please let us know by emailing nightfeversheffield@gmail.com. We will be setting up in the church in the afternoon from 3.30pm and volunteers and very welcome to come and help. Rock & Roll Night, St Vincent's Furniture Store fundraiser, featuring The Cadillacs and a Pie & Pea Supper, De La Salle Association Club Rooms, Beauchief Hall, Beauchief Rise (off Abbey Lane). Saturday, 14th October, 7.30pm to 11pm. Tickets £10 on 2703994 or 2748764. Poster at the back of church.

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, Thursday 21st at 7.30pm and/or Sunday 24th at 2.30pm 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.

  1. 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 put your name on the list at the back of church.

Musicians & Singers! 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 2348713 or email rebeccalecount@gmail.com.

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 2343580 or 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 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 Maire 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.


  1. thanks for all contributions to the Food Bank, though the demand is exceeding the current level of donations. We are going to have a basket or box at the back of church for tins (we'll publish a list of popular items), and a box for cash donations. Your support is very much appreciated.



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



Urgent crowdfunding appeal: to help to cover the legal fees for a family seeking refuge and residency in the UK. They are fleeing the threat of an honour killing. The aim is to raise £2,750 with crowdfunding support. You can donate by going to Justgiving.com and then search “Shaun Smith” in the search bar. There are a few pages under the same name. The relevant page is found under the Crowdfunding pages and is the first one listed. More details are included in the entry.


  1. escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland, 28th September. £649 per person sharing. Price includes flights from East Midlands with 15kg checked in bag, all taxes, luxury transfers, 4 nights’ in newly refurbished Knock House Hotel with full Irish Breakfast each morning and 4 Course Dinner each evening. All entertainment, excursions and guided tours included. Wheelchair accessible rooms in the hotel. Limited single rooms at supplement of £50. Groups and Individual bookings welcome. Contact Patricia anytime on 01268 762278 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com. Knock Pilgrimages is a member of the Travel Trust Association and is fully protected by ATOL T7613.

Men's Big Breakfast: Saturday 21st October, 9am to 10.45am, St John's Church, Penistone Road. Park in Owlerton Stadium car park. A time to share together in prayer, fellowship, friendship and food. Please text or email Rev. Nick if you intend to come: 07942966434 or nick@stjb.org.com. Poster at the back of church.

In The Arena – Equipping men for the challenges of life – A Care4thefamily event, Thursday 9th November, 7.30pm, Bramall Lane, S2 4SU. Christian inspirational event with speakers. Tickets £6 or £7 on the door. Please see the poster at the back of church or careforthefamikly.org.uk.

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.

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