Bulletin 7 January 2018

  1. 7th January 2018 – The Epiphany of the Lord

Next weekend there will be a collection taken for the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child.

Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday 6th January, Vigil,

Epiphany of the Lord


Elizabeth Davison

Sunday 7th January,

Epiphany of the Lord


Win & Ken Collis

Monday in the presbytery


Yvonne Egginton

Tuesday in the presbytery


Sheila Hinchliffe

Wednesday in the presbytery


Tom Tingle

Thursday in the church with the school


Niall McManus

Friday in the presbytery


Tony Brock

Saturday in the church


November Dead List

Saturday 13th January


For the People of the Parish

Sunday 14th January


Margaret Smith


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 to 11am Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament


GERRY MARTIN died on 28th December. His body will be received into church on Weds 24th January at 6pm, and his Funeral Mass will be on Thursday 25th at 11.15am, followed by cremation at Grenoside. May he rest in peace.


Please also pray for Fr Anthony Attree, Niall McManus, Vicky Mizzi and Agnes Burley who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Leslie Longden, Teresa Jackson, Wilfred Herbert Robinson, Gerard Young, Margery Melland, Michael Trebicki, James Moore, Patricia Land, Elaine LeCount, Maureen Butcher, Eileen Midgley, Yvonne Egginton, Gerard Keating, John Guest, Elizabeth Hulme, Margaret Whiston, Mary Holmes, Kathryn Wharram, Okoth Dulo, Sr Therese, Marie Haley, Kath Rigby and Pauline Kozaruk. 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 £404.03, plus your regular standing orders of £429.00 per week. Also all donations to Sacred Heart Food Bank and all other donations.

Fr Shaun & Fr Michael wish to thank you for your generous Christmas offerings and wish you all a Happy New Year.


Mass information for 13th & 14th January, The Epiphany of the Lord

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


Clarissa Mswaka (Saturday)


Janet Reader (Sunday)


Pauline McConnon, Lisa Sargeant, Peter Roche (Saturday)


Darren McDonnell, Gerard Strain, Clare Farrington (Sunday)

Eucharistic Ministers:

Anita Gibson, Philip Hibberd*, Francesca Esposito (Saturday)


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

Children’s Liturgy:

Begins again on Sunday 14th January


Church Cleaning: Group 2 - Sat. 13th January, 11am: June Corrigan, Ann & Malcom Fleet, Stella House, Pauline McConnon, Helen Woods.

Journey in Faith: St Marie's Cathedral, Tuesday evenings, 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 9th January 7.30pm: Barbara Hartley

Art Class: Wednesdays 10am in the presbytery: Barbara Beatson. Next one 10th January.

Contact Club: Wednesdays at 1.30pm in the Presbytery, next one 10th January. Bingo and chat. All welcome.

Sewing Group: 2nd Sunday, 1pm to 3.30pm. Next one 14th January. Sylvia Grayson.

Youth Friendship: Years 6,7 & 8. Fridays 6.30 – 8pm in the presbytery. Fran Shiel:

  • 12th Jan
  • 26th Jan
  • 9th Feb
  • 9th March
  • 23rd March
  • 20th April
  • 4th May
  • 18th May
  • 15th June
  • 29th June


Sunday Readers & Announcers: the new rota is on the notice board in the church porch and there are copies available in the sacristy. Thank you.


Session for new Eucharistic Ministers will take place on Sunday 14th January at 3pm in church, relating to assisting at Mass and bringing Holy Communion to people at home and in hospital. Please contact Fr Shaun about this.


Children's Epiphany Party TODAY Sunday 7th January after Mass in Sacred Heart Hall, Ripley Street


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. We are thinking about Rawson Spring or The Park. What do you think?


Baptism preparation for first time parents: Sundays 7th, 14th, and 21st January at 9am in the presbytery.


First Holy Communion preparation programme begins on Sunday 28th January at 9am in the hall. Those who are presenting the programme are meeting this Thursday at 6.30pm at the presbytery to prepare.


The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Saturday 30th June at 6.30pm for year 9 and upwards. Application forms are available at the back of church (blue paper), catechists are meeting this Weds at 8pm to prepare. Details of the preparation programme will be available soon.


Dates for your diary:

Beer and Brass Night in aid of CAFOD's Connect2ElSalvador project - Friday 16th March. Details & tickets in due course.


Hillsborough Churches Family Fun Day in the Park - Saturday 28th April


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”. 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.


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.


The children's party will be getting underway in the hall after Sunday Mass today, so we won't be having the usual teas and coffees. Refreshments will be available as usual after Mass next Sunday.



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 or 07710094454.



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