Bulletin 25 February 2018


479 Langsett Road, Sheffield S6 2LN

Parish Priest – Shaun Smith Priest in Residence – Michael Umameh

Parish Deacon – Tony Strike Parish Secretary – Richard Cooper

sacredheart479@btinternet.com www.sacredheartsheffield.co.uk

Tel 01142343580

Sunday 21 January 2018 – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Robert and Sophie Paul and Ethan Shipley will be baptised at 1pm today. Congratulations to their families.


“My Day by Day in Lent 2018” booklets are on sale, price 70p, at the back of church, containing each day's scripture readings. Please put your money in one of the envelopes provided and into the collection. Stations of the Cross are prayed at 6pm on the Sundays of Lent in church. Lent Lunches on the Fridays of Lent, in Presbytery after 11.30am Mass, donations to CAFOD on Friday 23rd February, and to Rustenburg in South Africa (projects run by Sr Maire's religious order) on the other Fridays. Table top sale and raffle on Sundays in the hall for Rustenburg. Pray the Gospels (Lectio Divina) at Sacred Heart School (Shalom Room) on Fridays at 2.15-3.15pm. Parents welcome. Ring of Coins around the church, to raise funds for the Parish Covenant with the Poor: please bring along your loose change - there will be collectors after each weekend Mass during Lent when there isn't a retiring collection for something else.

Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday 24 February, Vigil

2nd Sunday of Lent


Renee O'Hara

Sunday 25 February

2nd Sunday of Lent


For the People of the Parish


School Shalom Room










With Y6

















Saturday 3 March, Vigil

3rd Sunday of Lent



Sunday 4 March

3rd Sunday of Lent



  • Mass at Kirk Edge Monastery each day at 8.00am.

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

  • Saturday: 8.45am Morning Prayer, 9am Mass, 10am to 11am Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

PATRICIA HARTLEY died on 27 January. Her body will be received into church on Sunday 25 February at 5pm, and her Funeral Mass will be held on Monday 26 February at 10am followed by burial at Wisewood. May she rest in peace.

BERNADETTE MARTIN-COLLIER died on 17 February. Her Funeral Mass will take place here on Wednesday 7 March at 10am, followed by burial at Wisewood. May she rest in peace.

Please also pray for who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Luigi Esposito, John Good, Vincent Kenny, David Birdikin, Lucas Lorenzo Tolley Christopherson, Mathilda Jeffcock, Anni Glover, Kaye Lemmings, Irene Chowings, Patricia Marie Cunningham, Elsie Askham, Ester Prior, Andrew Hirst, Edris Gordon, Constantina Fthenaki, Philomena Leach, Alexander Walter Nicholson, Elizabeth Salt, Eileen Garwood and Marguerite Brennan. May they rest in peace.

Please pray for Christopher Browne and Jennifer & Leonard Higgins, and all those who are unwell at home or in hospital.

Many thanks for last week's collection of £498.29, plus your regular standing orders of £436.00 per week.

Also thanks for all donations to Sacred Heart Food Bank, and all other donations.

Fr Shaun will be round with Holy Communion this coming week.

Mass information for 3 & 4 March, The Third Sunday of Lent

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





Ann Fleet

David Wilkinson


Anita Larkin, Christine Trebicka, Peter Roche

Ailsa Rodgers, Mary Nadin, Darren McDonnell

Eucharistic Ministers

Alison Woodhead*, David Raynes, Peter Roche

Lisa Unwin, Jane Higgins*, David Wilkinson, Annie Reed, Chris Ashton

Children’s Liturgy


No Children's Liturgy – Half Term

Church Cleaning: Group 1 – Saturday 10th March, 11am: Anita Larkin, Joe McDonnell, Annette Murray, Lesley Murray, Charles Obiri, Jecintha Uwaoma, Chidimma Owaoma

Journey in Faith: St Marie's Cathedral, Tuesday evenings, 01142722522.

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 6 March 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 TBA. Sylvia Grayson

Youth Friendship: Years 6,7 & 8. Fridays 6.30 – 8.00pm in the presbytery on the following dates: 9 March, 23 March, 20 April, 4 May,18 May, 15 June, 29 June. Fran Shiel

For details of how to contact the people named above, please get in touch with the presbytery.

The second training session for new Eucharistic Ministers will take place TODAY in church at 3pm.


Eucharistic Ministers / Saturday readers: The new rotas are on the notice board and there are copies in the sacristy.

Rustenburg Project. For eight years our parish has generously supported this project in South Africa. Last year we raised £1,100. It was sent directly to the Diocese.The Soup Lunch on Fridays, and the Raffle and Sale on Sunday's in Lent, are in support of this Project. Please be as generous as you can. Thanks Sr, Maire

Golden Jubilee and Retirement Party: Fr Shaun will be 50 years ordained on Friday 9th March, and there will be a Sacred Heart School Mass with the Bishop and diocesan clergy that day in church at 9.15am to which you are very welcome.

He is retiring at Easter after 22 years’ service to the parish. The 10.30am Mass on Sunday 11th March will be followed by a party and shared lunch (food donations welcome on the day) in the Hall from 12 noon when as a parish we can celebrate his 50 years’ as a Priest and wish him a happy retirement. There will also be an opportunity to have a cup of tea and a piece of celebration cake, in the Presbytery, with Fr Shaun after the 6.30 Mass on Saturday 10th March. If you wish you can contribute towards a gift using the envelopes provided in Church. Write your own tribute in the Memory Book located next to the pulpit. If you have a print or digital photograph of Father Shaun or of a parish event you would like to offer for a presentation album then bring it to the Sacristy in an envelope with your name clearly written on it and a note of the event shown for scanning and return to you, or you can email it to sacredheart479@gmail.com

Parking in the school playground: Parking in the playground will be very limited from now on, and it will be necessary for the able-bodied to use other options, e.g. Morrisons, Walkley Lane, Dodd Street. With apologies for any inconvenience, and many thanks for your cooperation.

The Pastoral Renewal Exchange (PRE) February is now out. There are 20 copies at the back of church and you can also find it on our website. You may be interested in meeting with others to discuss what you have read and let your comments go back to the editors for their information. There will be a meeting TODAY Sunday 25th February at 7pm, in the presbytery, to discuss the first 12 pages, and a month later, 25th March at 7pm to discuss the remainder. All are welcome.

Adults who wish to be confirmed when Bishop Ralph comes here on 30th June are invited to come to a meeting tomorrow, Monday 26th February at 7pm in the Presbytery, to prepare for this sacrament.

Sacred Heart Film Night: February 28th @ 7.30pm.” Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison “ (1957). Starring Robert Mitcham & Deborah Kerr. Runtime: 101 minutes. Summary: a World War II Marine and a Roman Catholic nun are marooned on a South Pacific island. Mitchum does his best to make the nun's ordeal less painful, but is torn by his growing love for her. Kerr is equally fond of Mitchum, but refuses to renounce her vows. Their unrealised ardor mellows into mutual respect as they struggle to survive before help arrives. Poster at the back of church. Admission free. All welcome.

40 Days for Life: Is an international campaign which has saved the lives of 13,998 unborn children by means of prayer & fasting, community outreach and peaceful vigil. Hallam’s 8th campaign will take place 14th Feb to 25th March with a prayerful vigil will be held outside the Doncaster BPAS Abortion clinic (123 Thorne Road, Doncaster DN2 5BQ).To take part please call: 07977 869 594 or visit: facebook.com/40daysforlifehallam e-mail: hallam40daysforlife@gmail.com

Nightfever Sheffield: Saturday 3rd March at St. Marie’s Cathedral. The evening will begin with the usual 5:30pm Mass and will be followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 11pm. During this time, Mission teams will go out into the streets around the Cathedral and invite people into the Church to light a candle and place it on the altar. These events have been extremely blessed in the past, with roughly 300 people coming into the Cathedral each evening. Why not come along to help, join in or pray? Please follow us on Twitter @nightfeversheff, find us on Facebook: ‘Nightfever Sheffield’ or email:nightfeversheffield@gmail.com.

24 Hours for the Lord: will be held at The Immaculate Conception, Herringthorpe Valley Rd, Rotherham S65 3BA, on Friday 9th March beginning with Mass at 9.30am. The Blessed Sacrament will then be exposed for 24 hours ending with Mass on Saturday 10th March at 9.30am. During this 24 hours of Eucharistic Adoration there will be opportunities to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and special times of prayer and reflection. Everyone is invited to come.

Concert for Mary's Meals, by Valette Piano Trio at St Marie's Cathedral, Saturday 10th March, 7pm: Mary's Meals is a charity based in Scotland which provides meals for 1.2m children worldwide every day. Tickets £13.90, which feeds a child for a year, from foodschoolhope.org or email Eleanor Hill at eleanor@jx10ministries.org. Letter with more details on the notice board.

Beer and Brass Charity Night in aid of CAFOD's Connect 2 El Salvador project at sacred Heart Hall - Friday 16th March at 7pm. Concert, beer, fish and chip supper included in the price. Admission by ticket only. Tickets on sale today, £20.

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. The registration fee is £15 breakfast.

Notre Dame Past Pupils' Morning, Saturday 28th April, 10am to 12 noon. Please join us for tours of the school, talks and refreshments. Contact by email alumni@notredame-high.co.uk or see the poster at the back of church.

Notre Dame Spring Ceilidh, Friday 11th May, 7pm to 11pm, £12 per person, includes buffet, bring your own drink. Contact awright@notredame-high.co.uk or 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 from the back of church.

'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”.

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.

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.

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

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

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”. 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.

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.

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 contact 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

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