Weekly Bulletin 26 November 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 26th November 2017 – Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King

Youth Sunday Family Mass


Mass Times and Intentions


Saturday 25th November, Vigil, Christ the King 6.30pm Mary Donnelly

Sunday 26th November, Christ the King 10.30am Fr Michael Corbett

Monday in the school (Shalom Room) 9.00am Sacred Heart November Dead List

Monday in the church 1.45pm Funeral Mass, Louis Canetti

Tuesday in the presbytery 9.00am Sacred Heart November Dead List

Wednesday in the school (Shalom Room) Y3 9.00am Sacred Heart November Dead List

in the presbytery 7.30pm Sacred Heart November Dead List

Thursday in the presbytery 9.00am Sacred Heart November Dead List

Friday in the presbytery 11.30am Sacred Heart November Dead List

Saturday in the church 9.00am Deceased Hill, Wotton, Butler & Garcia-Rimada

Saturday 2nd December, Vigil, 1st Sunday of Advent 6.30pm Esther Mardlin and family

Sunday 3rd December, 1st Sunday of Advent 10.30am Sean McDonnell


Mass at Kirk Edge Monastery each day at 8am.

Wednesday: 7pm. Rosary and Novena in the presbytery

Saturday: 8.45am Morning Prayer, 9am Mass, 10am Quiet Day programme, Confessions 1.15pm (see next page)


Sacred Heart November Dead List 2017 is published in the blue folder in Our Lady's chapel.


TOM TINGLE died on 18th November, his body will be received into church on Tuesday 5th December at 6pm, and his funeral will be on Wednesday 6th December at 11am, followed by burial at St Michael's cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Please pray for Louis Canetti who has also died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time:

Glynn Robinson, Sadie Lavelle, Jean Boxall, Christine Hodgetts, John Brendon O'Leary, Mark Fagan, Wilfred Gell, Alice Kenna, Margaret Saville, Bryan Noon, Mary Sayles, Katrina Somers, Clare Sharrock, Marjorie Hayward, Kevin Williams, Vera Parker, Hilaire D'Roza, Jason Frawley, John O'Connor, carol Ann Adio, Joan Fox, Edmund Costello, Dolly Unsworth, Fr Hubert McNamara, Mary Strain and George Henry Cummings. May they rest in peace.


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

Fr Shaun will be round with Holy Communion on Thursday and Friday.

Jayne Kirwan would like to thank everyone for their kind support and sympathy after her mother Margaret Shaw died.


Many thanks for last week's collection of £ 691.72 plus your regular standing orders of £ 429.00 per week.

Grateful thanks to all concerned for raising £506.70 for Connect2 El Salvador at the recent Games Night.

The collection for SVP Xmas parcels totalled £ 192.34. Many thanks.


Mass information for 2nd & 3rd December, 1st Sunday of Advent

Guidance notes for readings at Mass for next few weeks are in the church porch for readers to take and use.


Announcers: Peter Roche (Saturday) John Brennan (Sunday)

Readers: Malcolm Fleet, David Barrett, Lesley Murray (Saturday)

Katy Unwin, Darren McDonnell, Peter Metcalfe (Sunday). Eucharistic Ministers: Richard Mardlin, Pauline Maycock*, Mike Maycock. (Saturday)

Chris Grant, Hilary Green*, Chris Hibberd, Rita Kaye, Sheila McDonnell (Sunday)

Children’s Liturgy: TBA

Church Cleaning: Thurs 30th Nov. 9.30 am: Group 3: P Crane, P Deakin, M Fournier, A Gibson, Klapas, A Rodgers


Journey in Faith: St Marie's, Tuesday evenings, 2722522. The programme is on the notice board.

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 5th December 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: 10th December. Please contact Sylvia Grayson

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

Future dates: 22nd December (Christmas Party).



Christmas Fayre: grateful thanks to Michael and Lucy LecCount for the tremendous work they put into the Fayre, and to everyone for their hard work and generous donations. Raffle results are published on separate sheets.

Advent “My Day By Day” - on sale at the back of church, price 60p. Please put your remittance in one of the envelopes provided and into the offertory. Thank you.

First Holy Communion. A parents' information evening tomorrow Monday 27th November at 7pm in Sacred Heart Hall.


Sacred Heart Film Night – Wednesday, 29th 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 sign-up sheet and poster for a summary of the film.


Sacred Heart Parish Quiet Day to prepare for Advent, on Saturday 2nd December, 10am to 2pm. There will be time for prayer and reflection on the Advent theme of preparing for the Lord's coming. We will be making use of new resources for this holy season provided by our bishops, with the inclusion of Taize chants and guided prayer. Please bring your own lunch, drinks will be provided. After lunch (1.15pm) there will be an Advent Reconciliation Service and the opportunity for confession. This will be instead of a separate Advent Reconciliation Service later in the month. We are not asking you to book ,but please know that you are very welcome to come and bring others with you.


A Day of Renewal with Healing Services will be held at St Charles Borromeo, Attercliffe, S9 3WU on Saturday 2nd December from 1.00-5.00pm. The free programme includes inspiring talks, praise and worship, a healing Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and the laying on of hands in prayer. Please share this good news and invite your friends and family for the event to experience the Merciful Jesus.


CHRISTMAS PARTY AND FAMILY THANKSGIVING (Theme: Thou Crownest the year with thy goodness (Psalm 65:11) :The Hallam African Catholic Community invites you to the annual Christmas Party and end of the year family thanksgiving. Come let us “Enter his gates with thanksgiving in our hearts and his courts with praise. Come let us thank him and bless his name, for the Lord is good (Psalm 100:4). There will be an African themed Eucharistic celebration with traditional music, drums and dance. Followed immediately by love feast, games and fun activities for children.Sunday 3rd December,1:30pm,Sacred Heart Church.Everyone is welcome. The Lord Jesus is the reason for the season! RSVP: Juliana Osammor (Co-ordinator) aljos.mor@gmail.com.Fr. Michael Umameh (Chaplain) umamehmichael@gmail.com


The next meeting of Hallam Ascent has had to be changed. On Wednesday 6th December, Bryony Watson, Regional Port Chaplain, will be updating us on the work of the Apostleship of the Sea at Immingham Docks at 1.45 pm at St Francis of Assisi. She would welcome donations so that they can buy phone cards to enable seafarers to phone home this Christmas.


Walsingham Trip: The Walsingham Association hopes to run a coach to Walsingham on Friday, 8th December, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, 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,, francesca@fmflynn.plus.com


Knights of St Columba Advent Service, Sunday 10th December, 2.30pm, Carmelite Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Kirk Edge. Carols, readings and benediction. All welcome. Please see the poster at the back of church.


Christmas with the Tallis Scholars: Saturday 16th December, 7.30pm, St Marie's Cathedral. Poster at the back of church.


Team Jingle Belles:On Tuesday 19th December, 19 members of Sacred Heart staff, running as Team Jingle Belles, will be taking part in the 5k GlowRun around Endcliffe Park, in aid of the Children's Hospital Charity. The team are hoping to raise at least £1,000 towards the £800,000 the hospital need in order to fund a SPECT CT scanner. Can you help our wonderful school staff reach their target? If so,to:https://teamtheosglowrun.everydayhero.com/uk/jingle-belles/members from where you can donate to individual members of the team. All donations will then count towards the team total.


Epiphany Party with a children's entertainer and a shared lunch on Sunday 7th January after Mass in the hall. Tickets will be issued, £2 per ticket, £1 for children, £5 a family ticket (to pay for the children's entertainer).

New Year pub lunch somewhere locally will be organised on a weekday around the end of January, for people to attend and pay for their own meals. More details to follow.

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

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 8am every day, including Christmas Day.


Bambellini Sunday, 17th December: Parishes, Schools and Families are invited to participate in this tradition of bringing their 'Bambellini’ to be blessed on Gaudete Sunday This is a wonderful way to encourage families to have Nativity Cribs at home and at school and helps to focus children on the real reason for Christmas. Mass here at Sacred Heart that Sunday will be a Bambellini Mass.................................................................................

Please see the poster at the back of church.....................................................................................................................................................................................

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

Can you help? CAFOD in Hallam is desperate for new people to join our schools’ team. It’s a fun and rewarding role that allows you to share your faith and concern for social justice with chidren and young people. Full training and support is given so all you need is a confidence and ability to communicate with groups of children, plus some free time during the school day. If you’re interested, please contact Jeremy Cain on hallam@cafod.ac.uk



Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress “Adoremus” Liverpool 7th to 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.

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. 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. 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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