Bulletin 12 November 2017

Sunday 12 November 2017 – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Remembrance Sunday

There will be a collection after Mass today in aid of Sick & Retired Clergy

There will be a retiring collection after Masses next weekend, 18 & 19 November, for SVP Christmas parcels for the needy in the locality.

Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday 11 November, Vigil, 6.30pm Louis Canetti

Sunday 12 November, 10.30am For the Xu family's intentions

Monday 9.00am in the school (Shalom Room)

Tuesday 9.00am in the presbytery

Wednesday 9.00am in the school (Shalom Room)

7.30pm in the presbytery

Thursday 9.00am in the presbytery

Friday 11.30am in the presbytery Jennie Dodd's 84th birthday

Saturday 9.00am in the church Tom and Bridie Kinsella and Brian Moore

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 18 November, Vigil, 6.30pm Frederick Byrne

Sunday 19 November, 10.30am For the People of the Parish


Mass at Kirk Edge Monastery each day at 8.00am.

Wednesday: 7.00pm. Rosary and Novena in the presbytery.

Saturday: 8.45am Morning Prayer, 9.00am Mass, Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 10.00am to 10.30am.

There will no longer be Christmas Midnight Mass at Kirk Edge. Please inform all who may need to know.

Mass at Kirk Edge will continue to be at 8.00am every day, including Christmas Day.

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 Louis Canetti (Sheila Bhandal's father) and Margaret Shaw (Jayne Kirwan's mother) who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Eileen O'Gorman, Charles Lynch, John Tingle, William Greer, Peter Garvey, Joan Stanley, Brona Powell, Margory Millie, Terence Lorenzo, Brian Adams, Thomas Bermingham, George Hamilton, Lilian Law, George Briggs, Michael John Morgan, Enid Harte and Joyce Summerbell. 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 £ 587.38, plus your regular standing orders of £429.00 per week.

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

The sales and donations in aid of ACN totalled £491.23. The “thank you” letter from ACN is on the notice board.

Mass information for 18th & 19th November, 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Announcers: Pauline Maycock (Saturday) Tony Woodley (Sunday)

Readers: Anita Larkin, Pauline McConnon, Peter Roche (Saturday)

Rachel Woodley, Gerard Strain, Mike Nadin (Sunday)

Eucharistic Ministers: Malcolm Fleet,* Steve McGarry, Enrico Castellino (Saturday)

Winefride Piasecki, Angela Day, Gerard Strain, Lisa Unwin, Jane Higgins (Sunday)

Children’s Liturgy: John, Eileen and Petra

Other information

Church Cleaning: Saturday, 18 November, 11.00 am: Group 2: June Corrigan, Ann and Malc Fleet, Stella House, Pauline McConnon, Helen Woods

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 10.00am in the presbytery. Debbie James

Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsal Tuesday 5 December 7.30pm: Barbara Hartley

Art Class: Wednesdays 10.00am in the presbytery: Barbara Beatson

Contact Club: Wednesdays at 1.30pm in the presbytery. Bingo and chat. All welcome.

Sewing Group: 2nd Sunday, 1.00pm to 3.30pm. Next one: 10 December. Please contact Sylvia Grayson

Youth Friendship: Years 6,7 & 8. Fridays 6.30 – 8pm in the presbytery. Next one 10 November. Fran Shiel. Future dates: 24/11, 8/12, 22/12 (Christmas Party).

Sacred Heart Walking Group: Sunday 19 November – From Cawthorne into Cannon Hall Parkland. Meet at Cawthorne Post Office at 12.45pm. Easy walking.

Parish Christmas Fayre Saturday 25 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 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, 8 December, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, picking up at St. Gerrard's, Thrybergh at 6.30am, St. Mary's Herringthorpe, 6.35, Sheffield, Pond Hill, 7.00, Handsworth 7.10, Dinnington 7.30, returning for 7.00pm. Cost is £17 with optional midday dinner for £10.50. Contact Francesca Flynn, francesca@fmflynn.plus.com

HARC Volunteer Recruitment: This year's project will run from Sunday 24 December through to Monday 1 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- http://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 26 November. If you wish to contribute but cannot fill a box, please leave your gifts in the collection box in the porch. Thank you.

Sacred Heart Film Night – Wednesday, 29 November, 7.30pm in the Presbytery. Free admission. All welcome. “Quo Vadis”, (1952, 162 mins), starring Deborah Kerr, Robert Taylor and Peter Ustinov. Please see the poster and sign-up sheet for a summary of the film.

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.

End-of-Christmas Party and New Year Pub Lunch

Our parish council has considered suggestions for ways in which we celebrate Christmas socially. We propose moving on from the sit-down Christmas dinners that we have had in the past, and having two events instead:

  • a party involving a children's entertainer presenting a show and holding a circus skills workshop, with a shared lunch in between, on Sunday 7 January after Mass in the hall (the Feast of the Epiphany). Tickets will be issued, £2 per ticket, £1 for children, £5 a family ticket (to pay for the children's entertainer).

  • a pub lunch somewhere locally where people can attend and pay for their own meals, on a weekday, around the end of January, when prices may be more reasonable than seasonal, and it's a quieter time of year when people might welcome something going on. More details to follow.

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.

Please give us your contact details, by phone or email, if you are new to the parish

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 – 9 September 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 2018: 13 and 20 May. 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 27 November at 7.00pm 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 email Rebecca Le Count 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 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.

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