Weekly Bulletin 6 May 2018

SACRED HEART CHURCH, HILLSBOROUGH

 

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

Parish Deacon Tony Strike; Parish Administrator Richard Cooper

Telephone 2343580 email sacredheart479@gmail.com Website address: www.sacredheartsheffield.co.uk

 

Sunday 6th May 2018 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

 

Mass Times and Intentions

 

Saturday 5th May, Vigil Mass, 6th Sunday of Easter 6.30pm For the People of the Parish

Sunday 6th May, Mass for 6th Sunday of Easter 10.30am For the People of the Parish

Monday in the presbytery 10.00am

Tuesday in the presbytery 9.00am

Wednesday in the presbytery 7.30pm

Thursday in the church Ascension of the Lord 9.15am

Thursday in the church Ascension of the Lord 7.30pm

Friday in the presbytery 11.30am

Saturday in the church 9.00am

Saturday 12th May, Vigil Mass, 7th Sunday of Easter 6.30pm For the People of the Parish

Sunday, 13th May, Mass, 7th 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

 

Maureen Saville died suddenly last Sunday, 29th April. Our thoughts and prayers are with her daughters, Debbie and Marianne and all her family. May she rest in peace.

 

Tony Sayles’ crematorium service at Grenoside, Thursday 10th May, 11.30pm. Viewing on Wednesday 9th May, Stannington Funeral Services, Oldfield Rd S6 6DW (28530113).

 

Please pray for those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Reginald Loomes, William Henry Maycock, Mabel Wortley, Lorraine Purdie, Rita Bowler, Madelaine Scott, Eric Howgate, Joseph Canavan, Maria Gell, Rita Gregory, Thomas Coyle, Walter Green, Christopher Paul Hugo Roche, Douglas Walker, William Hissitt, Gertrude Warburton, Ronnie Synnot, Mary Nicholson, Ellen Green, Elizabeth Alldritt, Helmut Pahlke, and John Moore. May they rest in peace.

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

 

Thank you for last week’s collection of £ 637.60, plus your regular standing orders of £ 436.00 per week.

Thanks also for 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 12th & 13th May, Seventh Sunday of Easter

 

Announcers: Annette Murray (Saturday) David Wilkinson (Sunday)

Readers: Christine Trebicka, Peter Roche, Anita Larkin (Saturday)

First Holy Communion (Sunday) Eucharistic Ministers: Enrica Castellino, Anita Gibson*, Francesca Esposito (Saturday)

Winefride Piasecki, Angela Day, Gerard Strain, Lisa Unwin, Jane Higgins (Sunday)

Children’s Liturgy: No Children’s Liturgy – 1st Holy Communion

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 . Patient in hospital? Ring the voicemail on 2714999.

Church Cleaning: Saturday 19th May, 11am: Group 2: June Corrigan, Ann & Malc Fleet, Stella House, Pauline McConnon, Helen Woods

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 8th May, 7.30pm: contact Barbara Hartley

Art Class: Wednesdays10am in the presbytery: contact 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:18th May, 15th & 29th June.

Contact Fran Shiel

IMPORTANT - Parish E-Mail Address: We are in the process of trying to reduce the amount of spam email we receive. In the next few months we will be decommissioning our old sacredheart479@btinternet.com email address. Most of you already use our main email address sacredheart479@gmail.com but if you don’t please update your records. This will save a lot of time in the office sifting through unwanted e-mail. Thank you.

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IMPORTANT - Sacred Heart Food Bank: As you will have read in the bulletin recently following Fr Shaun's retirement, the Diocese, by way of normal procedures, are undertaking a close review of the current workings within parish including some likely refurbishment of the Presbytery. . From this review they hope to see what is sustainable and what further support is needed in order for parish life to continue to its fullest. As part of this review, it has been recommended by the Diocese that the parish Food Bank in its current format be closed and that the users are redirected to other local services for a number of reasons which are outlined below:

  • the Food Bank was originally set up to deal with occasional emergency or critical situations

  • currently, it is used more frequently by the same people who may in fact be in need of other greater support as well as food.

  • there are other organisations, already set up, which can offer more of the help and support which would be beneficial to this group of people

  • the Food Bank's current opening hours are well publicised but despite this, these times are not being adhered to and there have been frequent calls throughout the night at the Presbytery door which is just not sustainable.

It is the case, though, that Sacred Heart Parish has always been and still is very committed to continuing the support of those in need and therefore anyone who wishes to continue their financial support for the Food Bank can do this and any monies will be redirected to the local organisation, The Trussell Trust, which operates in the Hillsborough locality. If you require any further information, please contact the Presbytery on 2343580.

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Thank you to those who volunteered for the “De-clutter” working party. The original dates proposed for May are now suspended, awaiting further instruction from the Diocese. We will contact you as and when your help is needed.

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Saturday Readers & Announcers: The new rota is on the notice board & there are copies in the sacristy. Thank you.

First Holy Communion Sundays on 13th and 20th May at 10.30am Mass

Baptism Preparation: NB – CHANGED DATES - for first time parents Sundays 3rd & 10th June at 9am in the presbytery. Please enrol on 2343580

Confirmation will be celebrated on Saturday 30th June at 6.30pm Vigil Mass.

CAFOD Events in May: * A walk from various churches in Sheffield (for a countrywide event) to show solidarity with asylum seekers and refugees, on Saturday 12th May. The local walks will be from St Vincents at 10:30 am and from St Patricks at 10am. All will meet at the Town Hall at 12noon. *A talk by gap year volunteer Ciara Hogan who will speak about her recent trip to El Salvador and Nicaragua, at St Vincents on Wednesday 2nd May at 7:30pm. This will be of particular interest to young people.

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.

May 15th is the feast day of St Dympna, the patron saint of mental illness. On that day, please pray for the continued success of Carmel Care which supports people with mental health issues and addiction. http://hallam-diocese.com/hallam-caring-services/carmel-care-centre/

Corpus Christi: This year’s Corpus Christi Procession will be on Sunday 3rd June, starting at 3.00pm from St Marie’s Cathedral. Poster at the back of church.

Please join us for refreshments in the hall after Mass.

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.

Further Announcements

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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.

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, 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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