Weekly Bulletin 22 October 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 22nd October 2017 – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Please hand in your World Mission Sunday envelopes. Thank you.

The 10.30am Mass today celebrates the Golden Wedding of David and Joan Wilkinson. After the gospel they renew their commitment to each other, their children Chris and Angela add their declaration of love for their parents, and we are invited to add these words:

We pledge ourselves anew to be loyal, considerate, and forgiving to all those with whom we live, that in our home we may find Christ and in our lives others may see him”.


Baptism today at 1pm: Violet Grace Dellipiani. Congratulations to her family


Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday 21st October, Vigil 29th Sunday Ord. Time 6.30pm For the people of the parish

Sunday 22nd October, 29th Sunday Ordinary Time 10.30am Joan and David Wilkinson's Golden wedding

Monday in the school Shalom Room 9.00am Sheila Hinchliffe

Tuesday in the presbytery 9.00am Leonard Monfredi

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 28th October, Vigil, 30th Sunday Ord. Time 6.30pm Frank and Lena Murray

Sunday 29th October, 30th Sunday Ordinary Time 10.30am For the people of the parish


Mass at Kirk Edge Monastery each day at 8am.

Wednesday: 7pm. Rosary and Novena in the presbytery,

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: Thomas Emerson, George Michael Jones, David Askham, Carmen Poolman, Reg Birt, Peter Gee, Terence Boxall, Angelo Scime, Mary Curtis, Amletto Marasco, James McDonnell, Gerald Austin Butler, Marion McKerrow, Winifred Kilner, Sara Denning, Kevin Murray, Leonard Monfredi, Kenneth Croft, Bernard Leach, Hubert Maloney, Cassie Hayward, and George Eyre. May they rest in peace. A Mass offering has also been received for Frank and Lena Murray (28th October)


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


Many thanks for last week's collection of £ 504.18 plus your regular standing orders of £ 429.00 per week.

Also for your donations to the Food Pantry, plus all other donations.


Thank you on behalf of Annette Murray for all sponsorship contributions in aid of the Alzheimer's Society.


Mass information for 28th & 29th October, 30thSunday in Ordinary Time


Announcers: Claire Brady (Saturday) John Brennan (Sunday)

Readers: Lisa Sargeant, Pauline Maycock, Malcolm Fleet (Saturday)

Mike Nadin, Connor McDonnell, Rebecca Le Count (Sunday) Eucharistic Ministers: Alison Woodhead*, David Raynes, Peter Roche (Saturday)

Monique Fournier, Chris Grant*, Hilary Green, Chris Hibberd, Rita Kaye (Sunday)

Children’s Liturgy: TBA

Church Cleaning: Saturday, 4th November, 11.00 am: Group 1

Anita Larkin, Joe McDonnell, Annette Murray, Lesley Murray, Charles Obiri, Jecintha & Chidimma Uwaoma.

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. Contact Chris Ashton

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

Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsal Tuesday 7th November 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. Next one: 12th November. Please contact Sylvia Grayson

Youth Friendship: Years 6,7 & 8. Fridays 6.30 – 8pm in the presbytery, next one 27th October. Contact Fran Shiel

Future dates: 10/11, 24/11, 8/12, 22/12 (Christmas Party).

Fatima Centenary: Fr Michael will give a talk with illustrations after the 7.30pm Holy Day Vigil Mass on Tuesday, 31st October.




"Why we should not be celebrating THE BALFOUR DECLARATION - a Jewish perspective" by Robert Cohen on Monday 23rd October at 7.30 at Sheffield Quaker Meeting House. For more information contact jennyrichardson33@gmail.com . There is a 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-


An invitation to our congregation to Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care (S and 4 C's) Service of Celebration which will be held in Sheffield Cathedral at 7:00pm on Monday 30th October. 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 careforthefamily.org.uk.

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 El 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 this weekend, when Helen and Vince Donlan will be speaking about it.

Parish Christmas Fayre Saturday 25th November 2017: We need your help to support the Christmas Fayre.
Please consider if you can help in any of the following ways.
RAFFLE: Prizes are needed for the draw, do you have any new items/ unwanted gifts / unused vouchers that you could donate for use as a prize? Do you know anyone who would be able to make a donation for use as a prize? SUPPORT AT THE FAYRE: Can you help to run a stall or serve refreshments? Volunteers are needed to run the stalls and activities on the afternoon. It would be great to have sufficient volunteers to cover the stalls in "shifts" so that everyone also has some time to enjoy the Fayre.If you have your own idea for a stall / game / activity you would like to run on behalf of the parish please get in touch. FUNDRAISING ITEMS: Do you have any new / as new items that you could donate for fundraising at the Fayre? PREPARATION AND CLEANING AWAY:Can you help with the preparation on the Friday evening, or with clearing away on the day. OTHER IDEAS: Is there anything you would like to have at the fayre? Please contact us if you have any other way you would like to support and help to make it an enjoyable afternoon for the Parish community to enjoy. If you are able to assist in any way please fill in the form on the noticeboard at the back of church or contact Lucy LeCount by email: lucylecount@yahoo.co.uk. THANK YOU.


HARC Volunteer Recruitment: This year's project will run from Sunday 24th December through to Monday 1st January. Volunteers, whether new or experienced, will need to complete an online volunteer application form for the volunteer role they are interested in, via our website- uhttp://www.harcsheffield.org.uk/volunteer-roles/ .We are looking for help with our fundraising events. If you can spare a couple of hours to raise much needed for HARC, please get in touch at harc.sheffield@virgin.net.

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.


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.


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 the Presbytery on 2343580.




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


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.


  1. 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. 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 contact Rebecca Le Count email rebeccalecount@gmail.com. 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”. 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 via the Presbytery number 2343580. 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.


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