Bulletin Easter Sunday


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 1st April 2018 – Easter Sunday


The Ring of Coins (bucket collection after Mass) raises funds for the Parish Covenant with the poor.


Bryan Abiye Higgwe will be baptised at 1.30pm next Saturday. Congratulations to his family.


Mass Times and Intentions


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


  1. 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)

  1. 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.

  1. 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 sacredheart479@btinternet.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 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.

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.



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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 2343580.


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.

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