Saturday 31st March, Holy Saturday Vigil Mass 8.30pm For the People of the Parish
Sunday 1st April, Mass for Easter Sunday 10.30am Denis & Kieron Gillespie Monday in the presbytery 10.00am Mariya Kutty Chacko
Tuesday in the presbytery 9.00am For the people of Yemen
Wednesday in the presbytery 7.30pm For the Central African Republic
Thursday in the presbytery 9.00am Friday in the presbytery 11.30am
Saturday in the church 9.00am Annie Wainwright
Saturday 7th April, Vigil Mass, 2nd Sunday of Easter 6.30pm For the People of the Parish
Sunday, 8th April, Mass, Second Sunday of Easter 10.30am Anthony Saville
Mass at Kirk Edge Monastery each day at 8am.
Wednesdays: Rosary & Novena, 7.00pm in the presbytery.
Saturdays: 8.45am Morning Prayer, 9am Mass, 10am to 11am Confessions & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
- RICHARD HAYWOOD died on 17th March. His funeral service will take place here on Tuesday, 17th April at 12.30pm, followed by cremation at Grenoside at 1.30pm.
Please pray for those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time:
Denis Gillespie, Kieron Gillespie, John Maloney, William Donlon, Sr Bernard, Eric Aldgate, James Donlon, Dawn Hoey, Hugh Bow, Ruth Braithwaite, Kevin de Lacy, Fr James Hynes, Edmund Turner, Bernadette Smith, 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 £ 455.27, plus your regular standing orders of £ 436.00 per week.
Thanks also for all donations to Sacred Heart Food Bank, which totalled £ 849.59 in March, and all other donations.
Mass information for 7th & 8th of April, Second Sunday of Easter
Announcers: Clarissa Mswaka (Saturday) David Wilkinson (Sunday)
Readers: Peter Roche, Anita Larkin, Christine Trebicka (Saturday)
- Darren McDonnell, Monica Grant, Mike Nadin (Sunday) Ministers: Francesca Esposito,* Richard Mardlin, Pauline Maycock (Saturday)
Harry Priestley, Winefride Piasecki,* Angela Day, Gerard Strain, Lisa Unwin (Sunday)
Children’s Liturgy: No Children’ Liturgy – Easter break.
Holy Communion Visits at home. Arrangements with Eucharistic Ministers will be co-ordinated by Chris Ashton, president of our parish SVP conference. If you know of anyone who needs to receive Holy Communion at home please ring the parish secretary on 2343580, or ring Chris on 2962514. Patient in hospital? Ring the voicemail on 2714999.
Church Cleaning: Thursday 5th April, 9.30am: Group 3:
- Pip Crane, Pat Deakin, Monique Fournier, Anita Gibson, Janina Klapas, Andrew & Ailsa Rodgers
St Vincent de Paul: Mondays at 7.30pm in the presbytery. Chris Ashton on 2343580
Toddler & Baby Group: Tuesdays at 10am in the presbytery. Debbie James on 2343580
Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsal Tuesday 3rd April, 7.30pm: Barbara Hartley 2343580
Art Class: Wednesdays10am in the presbytery: Barbara Beatson 2343580.
- Club: Wednesdays at 1.30pm in the Presbytery, Bingo and chat. All welcome. Next one: 11th April..
Youth Friendship: Years 6,7 & 8. Fridays 6.30 – 8pm in the presbytery: 20th April, 4th May,18th May, 15th & 29th June. Fran Shiel 07870478294.
Fr Shaun writes: “After this Easter Sunday morning Mass I am going to retire from full-time priesthood. I am very grateful to you all in Sacred Heart parish and school for your friendship, generosity and kindness over the last 22 years, and especially your gifts and blessings for my 50th anniversary three weeks ago. I thank God for a varied and enjoyable working life, some really good friends and family, and a great network of mutual support in Hillsborough and Sheffield. We are very blessed here with Fr Michael, Deacon Tony, Sister Maire, the parish council, the school staff, and the countless volunteers who do such valued work for God and the community. Please forgive me for the things I haven’t done, or haven’t done well, and thank you for making an old man very happy. May you find God in all things, especially God’s peace.
Sr Maire writes: On Easter Sunday Easter eggs will be raffled and chocolates on sale. In South Africa millions of people live in severe poverty. The Church picks up the short fall. In the HIV and AIDS programme, the Church employs nurses and carers to take care of the patients. If they are short of funds they are unable to carry out this invaluable mission, as has happened recently. This project helps to buy school uniforms and shoes for children. Training is provided for brick laying, plastering, sewing, and knitting. There is training in parenting to help families. There are numerous ways that your money can help. Please be generous. Last Sunday’s raffle & sale raised £43.50. Thank you for your support, Sr Maire.
Beer and Brass Charity Night on 16th March raised over £400 for CAFOD’s Connect 2 El Salvador project. Grateful thanks to Andrew Hartley and his team who inspired and worked so hard for this fundraiser, and to the (training) Oughtibridge Brass Band who turned out in force with other local band players to provide an excellent evening of great entertainment conducted by the magnificent Tony Woodley. Great beer and fish and chips too. Thanks too to the supporters of the event who raised the funds for El Salvador, thanks to one and all.
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. 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 email@example.com or telephone 0114 2343580. The diocese will be organising coaches to get to and from Liverpool.
Thomas Lewis Organ Launch Event, St Marie’s Cathedral, Thursday 12th April, 7pm. A performance of vocal & organ music to celebrate the restored historic organ. All welcome. Free. See letter at back of church.
Sheffield Deanery Liturgy & Spirituality Group session - Exploring being a church community without a priest resident in the parish - Saturday 14th April 9.30am - 12.30pm at the Pastoral Centre. Speakers are Bishop Ralph, Andrew Crowley and Frank McDermott. All welcome.
St Vincent’s Furniture Store Fund Raiser, Sunday 18th April: Fr Andrew, Marie Grant, Dec Healy will run the Sheffield Half Marathon. Please consider sponsoring this worthy cause and sign the sponsor sheet at the back of church.
Hillsborough Churches Family Fun Day in the Park, Saturday 28th April, 1pm to 4pm. Bring your friends.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or see the poster at the back of church.
Baptism Preparation for first time parents Sunday 13th and 20th May at 9am in the presbytery. Please enrol on 2343580
First Holy Communion Sundays on 13th and 20th May at 10.30am Mass
Confirmation will be celebrated on Saturday 30th June at 6.30pm Vigil Mass.
Parish Safeguarding Representatives: Fiona O'Farrell and Andrew Hartley. For non-urgent matters, please contact Fiona on 2343580, or in church after Mass on Sunday. For urgent matters go to the Hallam Safeguarding Team on 2566453.
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.