Bulletin 29/10/17




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 29th October 2017 – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

An appeal for Aid to the Church in Need will be given today by Angela Deevy, 

and a collection will be held at the end of Mass.

Baptism today at 1pm: Jacob Kassim.  Congratulations to his family.


Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday 28th October, Vigil 30thSunday Ord. Time        6.30pm     Frank & Lena Murray              

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

Monday                in the presbytery             9.00am        Denise McMorrow's intentions

Tuesday       in the church    (no morning Mass)          7.30pm                 All Saints Vigil Mass for the people of the parish

Wednesday      in the church   (no evening Mass)       9.00am              All Saints Holy Day Mass -  Richard Jaba            

Thursday          in the church                                        9.00am     Holy Souls' Day for all the deceased    

Friday                in the presbytery                   11.30am        Peter Armitage    

Saturday          in the church                9.00am     Janet Willis' intentions

Saturday 4th November, Vigil, 31stSunday Ord. Time     6.30pm      Cali Jane Ledgeway (Purdy)                                                                 

Sunday 5th November, 31st Sunday Ordinary Time     10.30am    Ann Ward's intentions                


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.

NOVEMBER DEAD LIST  Small brown envelopes marked November Dead List are at the back of church. If you would like to have the names of your family and friends added to the list for Masses to be said for them, please take an envelope, put the names and your offering inside and return it in the offertory collection or give it to one of the clergy.  Thank you


We pray for Cali Jane Ledgeway who has died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Fanny Ahern, John Purdy, Alice McLevy, George Davies, Diane Holding, Lena Murray, Raymond and Joyce Summerbell, Richard Jaba, Barry Clayton, Alice and Charles King, Frederick Bates, Christopher Roche, Joan Cummins, Mary Jackson, Lucy Vallance, Daisy Cutts, Julia King, Peter Armitage, and James Walker. 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 £ 467.63 plus your regular standing orders of £ 429.00 per week. 

Also for your donations to the Food Pantry, which totalled £ 667.11 in October, plus all donations of food, and all  donations.

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day donations totalled £ 437.91. The “thank you” letter from CAFOD is on the notice board.

Please do not donate any old £1 coins. We can no longer pay them in.


Fr Shaun will be round with Holy Communion this coming Thursday & Friday.


Mass information for 4th & 5th November, 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time


Announcers:        Pauline McConnon (Saturday)  Jayne Kirwan (Sunday)

Readers:                      David Barrett, Lesley Murray, Paul Zadik (Saturday) 

                                        Clare Farrington, George Brownell, Ailsa Rodgers (Sunday)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Eucharistic Ministers: Jayne Kirwan*, Walter Mswaka, Tina Varley (Saturday)

            Sheila McDonnell, Stephen Marlow,* Sr Maire, Marie Gelder, John Mizzi (Sunday)

Children’s Liturgy:      No Children's Liturgy. Half term break.

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. Chris Ashton on 2962514

Toddler & Baby Group: Tuesdays at 10am in the presbytery. Debbie James on 07577808011

Choir Rehearsals:     Next rehearsal Tuesday 7th November 7.30pm: Barbara Hartley 2320159

Art Class:        Wednesdays 10am in the presbytery: Barbara Beatson 2322760

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 2343580

Youth Friendship:    Years 6,7 & 8. Fridays 6.30 – 8pm in the presbytery, next one 10th November. Fran Shiel  

                                                 2343580. Future dates: 24/11, 8/12, 22/12 (Christmas Party).


Sunday announcers & readers: The new rota is on the notice board and there are copies available in the sacristy.


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

Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care (S and 4 C's) holds a Service of Celebration 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. 

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. 


Hallam Ascent : Wednesday 1st November at 1.45 pm at St Francis of Assisi Church. The talk will be on All Hallowtide plus members from 4 parishes talking about their Parish Saint. Following the 12 noon Mass for All Saints Day a soup lunch will be available for members coming to the meeting.

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 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. Tickets from Ailsa Rodgers.


Remembrance Day, Saturday 11th November. Hillsborough Churches are holding a service in Sacred Heart Church at 10.45am, followed by procession across Forbes Road to the Memorial Hall, a wreath will be laid at 11am.


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 item's/ 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 item's 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.


Walsingham Trip: The Walsingham Association hopes to run a coach to Walsingham on Friday, 8th December, the feast of the Immaculate Copnception, picking up at St. Gerrard's, Thrybergh at 6.30 a.m., St. Mary's Herringthorpe, 6.35, Sheffield, Pond Hill, 7.00, Handsworth 7.10, Dinnington 7.30, returning for 7p.m.  Cost is £17 with optional midday dinner for £10.50. Contact Francesca Flynn, 0114 2343580, francesca@fmflynn.plus.com 


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.


Operation Christmas Child  Do you want to take part in the shoebox appeal this year?  In the hands of local churches, every shoebox gift is a powerful tool helping to transform the lives of children and their families around the world - not only bringing joy to the child who may otherwise never receive a gift, but also showing that God loves them. In the church porch, you will find information leaflets and shoeboxes to take away and fill.  You can use your own shoebox, if you wish.  Instructions about gift-wrapping are in the leaflets.  Please return filled boxes by 26th  November.  If you wish to contribute but cannot fill a box, please leave your gifts in the collection box in the porch.  Thank you. 

Joan & David Wilkinson would like to thank all their family, friends & those who could not attend, for their Golden Wedding celebration lunch. Many thanks for your overwhelmingly generous donations, which totalled £960. This will be shared between Epilepsy Research, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association and Sacred Heart Food Bank.

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 Rita Kaye 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


Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit www.catholicsingles.org.uk or tel. 0161 941 3498 



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.


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.  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 2343580 or 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”. 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 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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