Bulletin September 24th 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 24th September 2017 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Henry Woodhouse has finished his parish placement, having spent 4 very good weeks with us.

If you would like to offer any comments to his college's pastoral department, please send them to us.


Our parishioner Nicky Joyce is going to speak to us today about an 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, and have found that relying on the legal aid system has not provided them with the security they need to win their right to stay safe.


Mass Times and Intentions


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             Monday                        in the school Shalom Room                               9.00am            

Tuesday            in the presbytery                                                9.00am

Wednesday      in the presbytery                                                7.30pm            

Thursday          in the presbytery                                                9.00am             Mary Marshall  

Friday               in the presbytery                                                11.30am                        Sheila Hinchliffe           

Saturday          in the church                                                       9.00am           

Saturday  30th September, Vigil, 26th Sunday in Ord. Time       6.30pm             For the people of the parish                                                                        

Sunday   1st October, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time              10.30am                          For the people who have fled Myanmar

                                                                                                3.00pm             Mass with the Anointing of the Sick


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.


We pray for all those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time:

Doris Moore, Agnes Barrett, Joan Fitzpatrick, Ivy Good, Mick Cowen, John Prendergast, Patricia Neylan, Wayne Moran, Mary Holmes Pickford, Esther Moss, Norah Hunter, Brian Kay, Iris Bullivant, Patrick Stephen Hanley, Sr Mechtilde, Mary Judge, Vera Hickman, Arnold Sayles, Geoff Bullivant, Charlie Deakin, Dominic Monfredi, Peter Goddard, Sr Gabriel and Patricia Wiseman. 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 £ 517.94 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.

Last week's collection for Home Mission Sunday raised £99.00. Many thanks.


Mass information for 30th September  & 1st October, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Announcers:                John McConnon (Saturday) Janet Reader (Sunday)

Readers:                       Malcolm Fleet, Paul Zadik, David Barrett (Saturday)

                                      Jayne Kirwan, Monica Grant, Peter Metcalfe (Sunday)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Eucharistic Ministers: Annette Murray, Claire Brady, Mario Castellino* (Saturday)

                                    Rita Kaye, Sheila McDonnell*, Stephen Marlow, Sr Maire, Marie Gelder

Children’s Liturgy:      TBA


Church Cleaning:         Thursday, 5th October, 9.30am: Group 3 – Pip Crane, Pat Deakin, Monique Fournier, Anita      

                                                                                                            Gibson, Janina Klapas, Andrew & Ailsa Rodgers                               


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. Debbie James

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

Art Class:                     Wednesdays 10am in the presbytery: 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. Sylvia Grayson

Youth Friendship:        Years 6,7 & 8. Fridays 6.30 – 8pm in the presbytery, next one 29th September. Fran Shiel 

                  078704478294. Future dates: 29/9 (at St Polycarp's), 13/10, 27/10, 10/11, 24/11, 8/12, 22/12 (Christmas Party).


APF Mission Boxes: It is time for your boxes to be empted. Please contact Janet Reader

Saturday Readers: The new rota is on the notice board and there are plenty of copies in the sacristy. Thank you.

Fr Shaun and his family would like to thank you all for your kind support during their recent bereavement.


Readers at Saturday and Sunday Mass: Training sessions, led by Dominic  Maloney - 8th & 15thOctober at 3pm in church.  We will be seeking to deepen our understanding of this important ministry in the life of the church, and to put that into practice. For “new” and “old” readers alike.   Please contact Janet Reader with any queries.


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.


Family Fun Day planning committee meets tomorrow Monday 25th September at 7pm in the Presbytery.


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.. Poster at the back of church.


St Vincent’s 30th Anniversary Mass on Wednesday 27th September, the feast of St Vincent de Paul, a special Mass will be celebrated to recognise the work of St Vincent’s Furniture Store here in Sheffield over the past 30 years. Bishop Ralph will be celebrating the Mass at the Store, 280 Queens Road, S2 4DL commencing at 7.30pm.  Refreshments will be available after Mass.  Please come along and help us to celebrate this fantastic achievement for such a worthwhile Charity. Everyone Welcome.

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). 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.                                                                                                        

Mass with the Anointing of the Sick takes place next Sunday October 1st at 3pm, in church, with teas in the hall afterwards.  All are welcome. If you would like a lift to church and home again, please let us know or by the list at the back of church.

Hallam Ascent Group meets on Wednesday 4th October at St Francis of Assisi Hall, 277 Sandygate Road, Sheffield, S10 5SD at 1.45pm. We will be celebrating the feast day of St Francis of Assisi. All are welcome.

Notre Dame High School Car Boot Sale – Sunday 8th October, 11am to 1pm in the school grounds. £8 per car. Contact Amy Wright for more details. Poster at the back of church.

Event at the Carmelite Monastery at Kirk Edge on Friday 13th October, which is the Centenary anniversary of the last apparition of Our Lady of Fatima. The event, with Fr Andrew Browne and the Sisters, starts at 1pm, with Holy Hour, Rosary and meditations and Mass at 2pm.

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 Poster at the back of church.

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: Poster at the back of church.

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 food 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



Further Announcements



NOT WITH WORDS BUT WITH DEEDS’ - Listening anew to the voices of the poor. Hallam Justice and Peace Commission offer an invitation to reflect on the message of Pope Francis in preparation for the first ‘World Day of the Poor’ Saturday 28th  October, 10.30 – 3.30 ,Blessed Trinity Church, Northfield Ln, Wickersley, Rotherham S66 2HL.Tea and coffee will be provided, please bring your own lunch.  Book online below, or put your name below the poster


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.


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.


First Holy Communion Sundays in May 2018:  13th and 20th.   Preparation takes place in a programme of children's sessions on Sunday mornings in the spring.  A parents' information evening will be held on Monday 27th November at 7pm in Sacred Heart Hall.  Application forms are available at the back of church (yellow A4 paper) if you would like to take one and return it 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 Rita Kaye


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 .


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


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


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.


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 cans and put them in the box at the back of church. There is a list of popular items in the box. 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 box at the back of church. 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.


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 ….............................................................................................................









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.




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.


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