Weekly Bulletin 17 September 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 17th September 2017 – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time


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

Baptisms today at 1pm: Eve and Mia Lockwood. Congratulations to their family.


Mass Times and Intentions


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 Monday in the school Shalom Room 9.00am Sheila Hinchliffe

Tuesday in the church 9.30am Funeral: Kitty Slater

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 23rd September, Vigil, 25th Sunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm Martin Hibbert's intentions

Sunday 24th September, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time 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.

Saturday: 8.45am Morning Prayer, 9am Mass, Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 10am to 11am.


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: Hazel Broadley, Vincent Frawley, Fred Axe, Winifred Shuck, Mark Brett, Kathleen Parry, Delia de Lacy, James Donlon, Beatrice Pressley, Dan Cummings, Tommy Woolfrey, Thomas Beatson, Peter Hogan, Arthur Davison, David England, Enrico Scarpa, Ellen Frain, Richard Turner, Barbara Cashin, Beverley Anne White, Edmund McGovan, Louise West, Denis Hudson, James Fitzpatrick, Michelle Jayne Grant and Dorothy Caborn. May they rest in peace.


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


Many thanks for last week's collection of £ 508.62 plus your regular standing orders of £ 429.00 per week.

Also for last week's donations to the Food Pantry, helping to meet local people's needs , plus all other donations.


Mass information for 23rd & 24th September, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Announcers: TBA (Saturday) David Wilkinson (Sunday)

Readers: Annette Murray, Lisa Sargeant, Pauline Maycock (Saturday)

Connor McDonnell, Gerard Strain, Janet Reader (Sunday) Eucharistic Ministers: Jayne Kirwan, Walter Mswaka, Tina Varley*

Hazell Brownell, Monique Fournier,*Chris Grant, Hilary Green, Chris Hibberd

Children’s Liturgy: TBA

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. Contact Chris Ashton

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

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

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

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. Next one: 8th October. Contact Sylvia Grayson

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

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 – Last Session next Sunday, 24th in the Presbytery.


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.

Walking group, TODAY,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. 

Sounds of the Spirit Monday 18th September, 7.30 pm at St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church S11 8YL.An evening of beautiful chanting and recitation from four faith traditions, organised by the Shirley House Interfaith Centre as part of the Nether Edge Festival. Following last year’s well-received event, this year there will be presentations from the Bahá’í, Hindu, Jewish and Sikh faiths. Please bring a head covering and be prepared to remove shoes. For more information, contact Revd Gareth Jones at garethjones11@gmail.com 

All Saints Catholic High School Year 6 Open Morning will be held at All Saints Catholic High School on Saturday 23rd September, starting at 10:00am and finishing at approximately 12:00pm.This is an opportunity for Year 6 children starting in September 2018 and their respective parents/carers to explore All Saints Catholic High School and meet staff and students. We hope you will be able to join us in what will be a very informative and enjoyable morning.

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. To book a place see 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.


Ceilidh 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 contact the Presbytery on 2343580 for further information. 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.
Notre Dame High School Car Boot Sale – Sunday 8th October, 11am to 1pm in the school grounds. £8 per car. Contact Amy Wright on 2302536 for more details. 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 session will be held in September, Thursday 21st at 7.30pm and Sunday 24th at 3pm (not 2.30pm) in the presbytery 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.

Volunteers required to help with teas & coffees in the hall after Mass on Sundays, to help on the 4th Sunday of each month. Please contact the Presbytery 2343580 for further information or speak to Rita or Derek after Sunday Mass

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 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 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 email rebeccalecount@gmail.com.

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.


Grateful thanks for all contributions to the Food Bank, though the demand is exceeding the current level of donations. There is a box for cash donations at the back of church and also one for cash donations.Please refer to the list of suitable products, which is by the box.

We will soon be receiving weekly free food items through the FareShare FoodCloud scheme via Tesco. This entails collecting the donated items fromTesco on Herries Road after 8.30pm on Thursdays. A volunteer with a car to do this would be very much appreciated.


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


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.


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 see Poster at the back of church.

Corpus Christi Parish will be hosting a 3 week course at St Michael's Church (Wombwell) introducing Theology of the Body, Natural Family Planning and Fertility issues. This course discusses theology and science in a relaxed, easy going and friendly environment. It is relevant for all people who have an interest in Catholic teaching and takes place at 7pm on the 1st, 8th and 15th of November. Please see the poster at the back of church.

  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 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: e-mail 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 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 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”. . 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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