Bulletin 8 October 2017

Sunday 8th October 2017 – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Please hand in your CAFOD envelope for Friday's Harvest Fast Day in today's retiring collection.
Baptism today at 1pm: Reggie Cole Cliff – congratulations to his family.

Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday  7th October Vigil, 27th Sunday in Ord. Time  6.30pm For the people of the parish
Sunday 8th October, 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time 10.30am  Celia Nicholson
Monday in the school Shalom Room 9.00am Sheila Hinchliffe
Tuesday in the presbytery 9.00am  Prayer of the Church (no Mass)
Wednesday in the presbytery 7.30pm Prayer of the Church (no Mass)
Thursday in the presbytery 9.00am  Prayer of the Church (no Mass)   
Friday in the presbytery 11.30am  Sheila Hinchliffe 
Saturday in the church 9.00am
Saturday 14th September Vigil, 28th Sunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm For the people of the parish
Sunday 15th October 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time 10.30am John Ashton

Mass at Kirk Edge Monastery each day at 8am, except Friday this week (2pm) and Saturday this week (12 noon)
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 those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time:   Thomas Falding, Philomena Castle, Peter Frogatt, My Machin, George Hurst, Harry Coultish, Ann Whyle, Little May B, Eddie O'Hagan, John Eyre, Sen Gormley, Jim Purdy, Carol Ann Adio, Frances Burdekin, Diane Holding, Canon Michael O'Sullivan, Josephine Nicholson, Alice King, Charles King and family, Frank Haigh, Mary Carrigan, Peter Lawson, Carol Brett, Kathleen Charlton, and Reg Birt. 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 £ 460 plus your regular standing orders of £ 429.00 per week. Also for your donations to the Food Pantry, plus all other donations. Grateful thanks for additional donations to the appeal for the Indian family who needs help, they are most grateful to you.

Mass information for  14th & 15th October, 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Announcers:  Paul Zadik (Saturday) Gerard Strain (Sunday)
Readers:  Claire Brady, Peter Roche, Anita Larkin (Saturday)
Clare Farrington, Brian Marsden, Jayne Kirwan (Sunday)
Eucharistic Ministers: Anita Gibson*, Philip Hibberd, Francesca Esposito* (Saturday)
Harry Priestley, Winefride Piasecki*, Angela Day, Gerard Strain, Lisa Unwin (Sunday)
Children’s Liturgy:  James, Maryann, Janina

Church Cleaning:   Saturday, 21st October, 11.00 am: Group 4 – Rita and Derek Kaye, Melon Mirando, Anne Purdy, Angela Windle, MaryAnn Todd, Rita Gillott

Journey in Faith:  A deanery-wide programme is available in St Marie's on Tuesday evenings, ring 2722522.
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 7th November 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 13th October. Fran Shiel Future dates: 27/10, 10/11, 24/11, 8/12, 22/12 (Christmas Party)

“Old” £1 coins are no longer legal tender after 15th October, Please make sure you haven't any hiding in secret places!

APF Mission Boxes: It is time for your boxes to be empted. Please contact Janet Reader on 2347444.

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.

Readers at Saturday and Sunday Mass: Training sessions, led by Dominic  Maloney - 8th & 15th October 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. 

Be A Volunteer! - Volunteering Fair, Tuesday 10th October, 10am to 4pm, Sheffield Town Hall. Everyone welcome. Something to match all fields of interest. Please pick up one of the fliers from the church porch for more details.

Event at the Carmelite Monastery at Kirk Edge on Friday 13th October, 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.

Carmel Day of Recollection, Saturday 14 October at Kirk Edge Monastery 9.30 am - 4pm. Mass at 12 noon. Fr Andrew Browne will preach on St Teresa of Avila. All welcome.

Open Morning at  St Wilfrid's Place 500 Queens Road Sheffield S2 4DT, a brand new 20 apartment residential block, which opened for new residents in September - come and look around on Saturday, October 14, 10:30am to 12:30pm. View the facilities and talk to staff members from St Wilfrid’s Centre and Great Places, our partner organisation who is managing and running the building and services.  There will be limited parking available on site. Please park in the streets nearby. Light refreshments available.  If you would like more information please get in touch with Helen on 0114 2555 720 or email helen@stwilfridscentre.org

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.

Anti-Slavery Day Presentation by the Medaille Trust – Wednesday 18th October, 7pm, St Thomas Centre, Chesterfield S40 3AW. Poster at back of church. Contact Sheena Field on s.field@medaille-trust.org.uk

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

‘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 in church. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/not-with-words-but-deeds-listening-anew-to- the-voice-of-the-poor-tickets-37597491108

CAFOD's Connect2 scheme is a project which links parish communities in England and Wales with poor communities overseas and provides a personal way to put our faith into action.  With Connect2, you can hear directly from local people and find out about their lives in their own words.  Parishes in our deanery of North Sheffield have been establishing a Connection with Elk Salvador, and on Friday 10th November at 7pm, Sacred Heart is holding a Family Games Night fundraiser with Bingo, a Quiz, and a mini Beetle Drive. Tickets are £5 for adults, £2 for children or £14 for the whole family and include special Salvadorean refreshments. Come along and join us. You can get tickets from Ailsa Rodgers after Mass next weekend, when Helen and Vince Donlan will be speaking about it.

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.                                                                                        

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 2566453.

Hospital Chaplaincy: for the Hallamshire and Northern General, ring 2714999 if you would like to see the chaplain .
School Job Vacancies are on the screen notice board at the back of church and also on the  Diocesan website.
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.

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 Sunday Mass. Donations to the Food Bank

Volunteers are needed 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. 

Further Announcements

Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress “Adoremus” Liverpool 7 - 9thSeptember 2018
The bishops of England and Wales will hold a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool next year.  Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church. Participants will engage in a series of sessions focusing on different dimensions of the Eucharist and the daily celebration and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

The Echo Arena in Liverpool - which can accommodate 10,000 pilgrims - will be the home to a six-hour stage programme on the second day of the Congress, which will include a Congress Mass, keynote speakers and a drama highlighting the beauty of reverence and devotion. The day will conclude with Adoration.

If you would like to be one of six parish delegates for Saturday 8th September, then please give your name to our parish secretary Richard Cooper by email on sacredheart479@btinternet.com or telephone 0114 2343580.  The diocese will be organising coaches to get to and from Liverpool.

An invitation to you and your congregation to our forthcoming Service of Celebration which will be held in Sheffield Cathedral at 7:00pm on Monday 30th October 2017.
The Service of Celebration is to recognise 50 years of helping older people in Sheffield and The Lord Archbishop of York, The Most Reverend & Right Honourable Dr John Sentamu will be attending and taking part in the Service.
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

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. Barbara.

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

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.

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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