Sunday 20th May 2018 – Pentecost
First Holy Communion Sunday – 2
There will be a collection at next weekend’s Masses in support of the Society of African Missions (SMA)
Mass Times and Intentions
Saturday 19th May, Vigil Mass, Pentecost 6.30pm Anthony O’Farrell
Sunday 20th May, Mass for Pentecost 10.30am For the People of the Parish
Monday in the school Shalom Room 9.00am
Tuesday in the church 9.00am
Wednesday in the church 7.30pm
Thursday in the church. 9.00am
Friday in the church 11.30am Funeral Mass, Maureen Saville
Saturday in the church 9.00am
Saturday 26th May, Vigil Mass, The Most Holy Trinity 6.30pm Francis and Charlet
Sunday, 27th May, Mass, The Most Holy Trinity 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’s Funeral Mass will be here on Friday 25th May at 11.30am, followed by a private committal. The Mass will be said by Fr Shaun. May she rest in peace.
Please pray for those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Angela Squire, Doreen Purdy, Roger Hudson, Norah Coyle, Frank Vaughan, Raymond Guest, Margarita Pressley, Pearl Adeline Falding, Edward Vigrass, John Mignanelli, Thomas Owens, Norman Whitham, George Henry Hearn, Mollie Knight, Edith Boxall, Catherine McNamara, Ada Johnson, Frank O’Connell, George Savage, Jack Wilson, Roy Good, Bridie Armitage and Karl Zelwinka, May they rest in peace.
Please pray for Monica Grant and all those who are unwell at home or in hospital.
Thank you for last week’s collection of £ 696.68, plus your regular standing orders of £ 436.00 per week.
Thanks also for all other donations.
Mass information for 26th & 27th May, The Most Holy Trinity
Announcers: Claire Brady (Saturday) Janet Reader (Sunday)
Readers: Pauline McConnon, Lisa Sargeant, Lesley Murray (Saturday)
Stephen Marlow, Brian Marsden, Gerard Strain (Sunday)
Eucharistic Ministers: Alison Woodhead, David Raynes*, Peter Roche (Saturday)
Chris Grant, Hilary Green*, Christine Hibberd, Rita Kaye, Sheila McDonnell (Sunday)
Children’s Liturgy: No Children’s Liturgy – Half-Term 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 administrator on 2343580. Patient in hospital? Ring the voicemail on 2714999.
Church Cleaning: Saturday 2nd June, 11am: Group 3: Pip Crane, Pat Deakin, Monique Fournier, Melon Mirando, Anne Purdy, Angela Windle, Mary Ann Todd, Rita Gillott.
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 5th June, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org email address. Most of you already use our main email address email@example.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.
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. 0From this review they hope to see what is sustainable and what further support is needed in order that parish life continues 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.
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. If you no longer wish to donate, please contact your bank to stop your direct debit or standing order.
Please note: The use of the presbytery by all groups will be suspended from 31st May, until the de-clutter and planned refurbishment are completed.
Assist: As of now, Sacred Heart are no longer collecting items of clothing for asylum seekers. You may donate items directly to Assist, Victoria Hall Methodist Church, Norfolk Street, S1. Tel. 2754960 or assistsheffield.org.uk.
Please join us for refreshments in the hall after Mass.
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
administrator Richard Cooper by email on firstname.lastname@example.org 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, 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.