Sunday 22 April 2018



Priest in Charge Michael Umameh; 479 Langsett Road, Sheffield.  S6 2LN

Parish Deacon Tony Strike; Parish Secretary Richard Cooper

Telephone 2343580   email Website address:


Sunday 22nd April 2018 – Fourth Sunday of Easter


Mass Times and Intentions


Saturday 21st April, Vigil Mass, 4th Sunday of Easter   6.30pm           For the People of the Parish


Sunday 22nd April, Mass for 4th Sunday of Easter       10.30am           For the People of the Parish

Monday             in the presbytery                                     9.00am             No Mass. Prayer of the Church

Tuesday            in the presbytery                                     9.00am             No Mass. Prayer of the Church

Wednesday       in the presbytery                                    7.30pm             No Mass. No Prayer of the Church

Thursday          in the presbytery                                   9.00am             No Mass.

 Prayer of the Church

Friday                in the presbytery                                     11.30am            

Saturday           in the church                                         9.00am               

Saturday 28th April, Vigil Mass, 5th Sunday of Easter            6.30pm              Jessie Goddard

Sunday, 29th April, Mass, 5th Sunday of Easter           10.30am             For the People of the Parish


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


Please pray for those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time:

Anne Watter, Marjorie Hodgson, May Roche Wright, Olive Rosie, Don Higginbottom, Beatrice Falding, Caroline McDonagh, Margaret Maycock, Bertie Gell, Frank Walker, Fr Callanan, Eileen Marsden, Lilian Emerson, Douglas Kent, Kenneth Roberts, John Strain, Josephine Hunt, Edbna Bingham and Fr Matty O’Meara. May they rest in peace.


Please pray for Denis Brennan and all those who are unwell at home or in hospital.


Thank you for last week’s collection of £ 451.11, plus your regular standing orders of £ 436.00 per week.

 The Lenten Ring of Coins collection for the Covenant with the Poor totalled £ 400.00. Many thanks.

  Thanks also for all donations to Sacred Heart Food Bank and all other donations.


Fr Michael is away from 23rd April to 6th May. We welcome Fr Oliver Ugwu, CSSP, who will cover for the Masses.


Mass information for 28th & 29th of April, Fifth Sunday of Easter


Announcers:                Lesley Murray (Saturday) Darren McDonnell (Sunday)

Readers:                      John McConnon, Clarissa Mswaka, Ann Fleet (Saturday)

            Bronagh Ross, George Brownell, Rachel Woodley (Sunday)

Eucharistic Ministers: Tina Varley, Annette Murray,* Claire Brady (Saturday)

                                    Sheila McDonnell, Stephen Marlow, *Sr Maire, Marie Gelder, John Mizzi (Sunday)

Children’s Liturgy:      Debbie, Eileen & Jania

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  Chris on 2962514.  Patient in hospital? Ring the voicemail on 2714999.

Church Cleaning:        Saturday 5th May, 11am: Group 1: Anita Larkin, Joe McDonnell, Annette Murray, Lesley Murray, Charles Obiri, Jecintha Uwaoma, Chidimma Uwaoma

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 8th May, 7.30pm: Barbara Hartley

Art Class:                    Wednesdays10am in the presbytery: Barbara Beatson

Contact Club:              Wednesdays at 1.30pm in the Presbytery, Bingo and chat. All welcome.

Youth Friendship:       Years 6,7 & 8. Fridays 6.30 – 8pm in the presbytery: 20th April, 4th May,18th May, 15th & 29th June.  Fran Shiel


A sum of money was found in the Leprosy Mission stamp box in the church porch. Please contact Richard on 2343580 if you have any information.


Rustenburg Project Fund Raising last weekend raised £21.10. Raffle and sale this Sunday 22nd April. Your support is greatly appreciated. Next Sunday you will get total of monies raised, including donations. With grateful thanks. Sr Maire.


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 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 or see the poster at the back of church.

Baptism Preparation: NB – CHANGED DATES - for first time parents Sundays 3rd & 10th June 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.





The diocese has recently inspected the church and presbytery following Fr Shaun’s retirement. This is something that is done as part of standard policy when a new priest takes over a parish. One of the actions from this is for us to carry out some de-cluttering of various rooms in the sacristy and the presbytery. There is a lot of work involved and we urgently need volunteers to assist with this. It is likely that the work will take place over three Saturdays in May (12th, 19th & 26th). Volunteers are needed for:


  • Sorting through items and clear out rooms in the church and presbytery, working as part of a group.
  • Taking rubbish to the local tip / landfill to be disposed of (a vehicle will be required).
  • Taking items to re-cycling centres or charitable organisations.


A signup sheet is available at the back of church or alternatively please e-mail us at 




If you are involved with any of the groups that use the presbytery or store items in the presbytery please can you do one of the following:


  • Mark your items / storage unit with your groups name and a contact name / phone numbers
  • e-mail us at with details of where your items are stored


Your help is greatly appreciated and will help us with the de-cluttering of the various rooms. 


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.


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.



Further Announcements


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, phone number, address and email


SVP Festival Meeting: Sunday 13th May:

 Mass at St Charles’ Church led by Bishop Ralph, 1pm. Meeting at Hallam Pastoral Centre, S9 3WU - Guest Speaker: SVP National President, Helen O’Shea, 2pm. SVP Conference Members & anyone interested in joining the SVP welcome.


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 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.

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