Weekly Bulletin 4 February 2018


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 4th February 2018 – The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Holy Communion Enrolment takes place in today's Mass.


Louvell & Xylah Hobkirk and Cohen Rowley will be baptised at 1pm today and Melia Smith on Saturday 10th February at 12 noon. Congratulations to their families.


Mass Times and Intentions


Saturday 3rd February, Vigil 5th Sunday Ord. Time 6.30pm Phyllis Clarke's intentions

Sunday 4th February, 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time 10.30am Tony O'Farrell

Monday in the School Shalom Room 9.00am Gerry Martin

Tuesday in the presbytery 9.00am Xu Family intentions

Wednesday in the church 2.15pm Funeral Mass: John Reilly

in the presbytery 7.30pm John Ashton

Thursday in the presbytery 9.00am David Rawson

Friday in the presbytery 11.30am Bernard Kelly

Saturday in the church 9.00am Peter Brennan

Saturday 10th February, Vigil 6th Sunday Ord. Time 6.30pm In Thanksgiving (Martin Hibbert)

Sunday 11th February, 6th Sunday in 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, 10am to 11am Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament


JOHN REILLY's funeral Mass is here on Wednesday 7th February at 2.15pm, with cremation at Grenoside.

CHRISTOPHER WALKER's funeral service will be on Friday 16th February at 9.30am, followed by burial at Wisewood.

PATRICIA HARTLEY died on 27thJanuary. Her funeral arrangements will be announced soon. May they rest in peace.


Please also pray for Chris Ashton's father John, and Desmond Pue, who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Francis Leach, Frank O'Shea, Eileen Phillips, Jean Finnegan,Ann Hindmarsh, Minnie Delaney, Paul Haley, Anne Greer, Gerald Heath, James Cooper, Marjorie Askham, Mary Miles, Joseph Flynn, Florence Mary Mynott, Martin McDonagh, Edward O'Hagan, Mary Elliott, Barbara Mary Hughes, Kieroan Butler, Emma Godfrey, Maria Lawrence, and James Connolly. 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 £ 636.32, plus your regular standing orders of £ 429.00 per week.

Also thanks for all donations to Sacred Heart Food Bank, which totalled £760.27 in January, and all other donations,

including £179.10 for the Racial Justice Sunday collection last week.


Mass information for 10th & 11th February, The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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


Announcers: Malcolm Fleet (Saturday) Gerard Strain (Sunday)

Readers: Peter Roche, Lisa Sargeant, Pauline McConnon (Saturday)

John Brennan, Rachel Woodley, Brian Marsden T Eucharistic Ministers: Malcolm Fleet, Steve McGarry, Enrico Costellino*(Saturday)

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

Children’s Liturgy: Kirsty, Maryann and Fran

Church Cleaning: Group 4 – Saturday 10th February, 11am :

Rita & Derek Kaye, Melon Mirando, Anne Purdy, Angela Windle, Mary Ann Todd, Rita Gillott.


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 6th February 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 18th February. Please contact Sylvia Grayson

Youth Friendship: Years 6,7 & 8. Fridays 6.30 – 8pm in the presbytery on the following dates: 9th Feb, 9th March, 23rd March, 20th April, 4th May,18th May, 15th June, 29th June. Contact :Fran Shiel .


Volunteers are needed to help with teas & coffees on the 4th Sunday of each month after Mass in the hall. Please contact Rita Kaye via the Presbytery number 2343580

The second training session for new Eucharistic Ministers will take place in church on Sunday 25th 3pm.


Bishop Ralph and Hallam Trustees are seeking to recruit a replacement Safeguarding Coordinator. A job advert with contact details for interested candidates is on the notice board. The closing date is 22nd February.


15 of us are booked into the snug at Rawson Spring for a pub lunch this Thursday 8th February at 1pm. If you want to join us please put your name down today. A menu and sign-up list are on the notice board at the back of church.


The Dream Girls” - Dance Show in February at St Francis Church, Sandygate Road, Crosspool – a set of dance routines with singers and instrumentalists in between. All proceeds will go to CAFOD's Rohingya, Yemen and East Africa crisis appeals. In addition to this, the Government has promised to match-fund, for Zimbabwe. The shows will be held on Friday 9th February at 8pm, Sat 10th at 3pm, Friday 16th at 8pm and Sat 17th at 3pm. Tickets £7 adults, £3 children 3-12 yrs from Grazyna Swales: email swalesp@talktalk.net


Church Action on Poverty Sunday Service: 11th February at 6.30pm at Central United Reformed Church, Norfolk St


Sacred Heart's School's Mid Term playground work, Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th February: Whilst this work is taking place, this area will be unavailable for access to the church using the path running down the side of the bFS2 &TR 1 / 2 classrooms. We may need to review access from a health & safety perspective once the work is complete.


A new course for men at St John's Church, Penistone Road, 4 sessions in March, called The Pursuit of Purity', led by Richard Braithwait who has an amazing testimony of a life radically transformed. See the poster at the back of church.


The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Saturday 30th June at 6.30pm for young people in year 9 and upwards, and for adults, including those preparing for marriage who have not yet been confirmed.

Year 9 candidates for confirmation: Please collect your named envelope containing your letter of invitation, details of the preparation programme, and application form from the back of church. There is also a stock of blue application forms at the back of church if your name is not included in the named envelopes.


Are you up for a challenge in 2018? Why not get a team together and join St Wilfrid’s Centre Sleep Out 2018 on Friday 16th March and help raise vital funds for St Wilfrid’s Centre. Our Sleep Out 2018 challenges you to get out of your comfort zone and sleep on the floor of the Abbeydale Picture House. It’s the first time this iconic Sheffield landmark has ever been used for a sleep out fundraiser. We are looking for teams or individuals to join us for the night! In return for raising a minimum of £50 in sponsorship per person, you will be treated to an evening of live music and drama, including a showcase performance by some of the charity’s own clients. You’re welcome to bring your family or friends along to this part of the night, with tickets sold separately from 29th January via our website and www.ticketsforgood.co.uk.Please note that the whole event is alcohol free but there will be an alcohol free cocktail bar! It’ll be a great event to bring the family to (age 16 plus for the Sleep Out and 12 plus for the evening entertainment). To join us, register online via our website. www.stwilfridscentre.org/events/sleepout2018 Places for the Sleep Out are limited so be sure to register soon. The registration fee is £15 pp (includes entertainment, light supper and breakfast

Dates for your diary:

Fr Shaun's 50th ordination anniversary Mass with Sacred Heart School and the Bishop, Friday 9th March at 9.15am,

and with Sacred Heart Parish on Sunday 11th March 10.30am Mass.

Beer and Brass Night in aid of CAFOD's Connect2ElSalvador project - Friday 16th March. Tickets on sale today

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


Diocese of Hallam Lourdes Pilgrimage - 1st to 6th July 2018: Led by Bishop Ralph, the charter flight will be direct to Lourdes from Doncaster. Fare is £699 plus £29 insurance. 5 nights' full board. Volunteer helpers needed. Enquiries: Rose Shay or Alex Prior email: hallamlourdespilgrimage@gmail.com. Booking forms at back of church.


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.


Barbara Parker would like to thank everyone for her lovely birthday cards and presents.


Please join us for refreshments in the hall after Mass. Donations to Sacred Heart Food Bank.



New to the Parish?


Please give us your contact details by phone or email, or use this as a tear off slip and put it in the collection basket:


Your name and phone number ….................................

Your address and email..........................................................................................................................................................


'Help in Hillsborough' The Companion Café that takes place on Tuesday mornings in the extension of Hillsborough Tabernacle Congregational Church has changed its name to 'Help in Hillsborough'. We continue to help people with on-line and paper forms and signpost them to other local organisations. With the departure of the Citizen's Advice Centre we have become busier but thankfully we've been blest with new volunteers. Our users comment that our open, friendly manner is very different from other agencies. Sometimes people just need reassurance that they've understood a letter correctly. So far we've helped with Job Seekers Allowance, Housing Benefit, Attendance Allowance, Blue Badge, Bus Pass, Passport Forms and signposted people to legal aid, debt advice and the Foodbank.

The vicar of St John's adds: “we still run a Citizens Advice session on Monday to Wednesday from our church office at the rear of St John's Vicarage (Walkley Lane entrance). Open 10am - 12pm. Appointments not required - just come early”.

 Further Announcements 

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.


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 this 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.



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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