17 June 2018




Priest-in-Charge: Fr. Michael Achile Umameh

479 Langsett Road, Sheffield, S6 2LN.

Telephone: (0114) 2343580

Parish Deacon: Rev.Tony Strike

Parish Priest and Dean: Fr. John Cooke

Parish website: www.sacredheartsheffield.co.uk

Parish email: sacredheart479@gmail.com



Sunday 17th June 2018 – Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time


Today is Day for Life. There will be a collection after Mass in aid of CATEW’s Appeal


Mass Times and Intentions


Saturday 16th June, Vigil, 11th Sunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm For the People of the Parish

Sunday 17th June, Mass, 11th Sunday in Ord. Time 10.30am For the People of the Parish

Monday in the church 9.00am

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

  1. in the church 9.00am Prayer of the Church. No Mass.

Thursday in the church 9.00am

Friday in the church 11.30am Monica Grant in Thanksgiving


Saturday in the church 9.00am

Saturday 23rd June, Vigil, Birthday, John the Baptist 6.30pm For the People of the Parish

Sunday, 24th June, Mass, 12th Sunday in Ord.Time 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 Catherine Mary Kent (Kitty) who has died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Norah King, Eileen Whitham, Reginald Charles Howard, John Campbell Brown, Campbell Brown, Charlie Howard, Bessy Howard, Elizabeth Leach, Raymond McNamara, Peter Flynn, Gladys Stephenson, Evelyn Pulfrey, Irene Graham, Jean Margaret Chisell, Michael Charley, Eileen Beres, Thomas Kenna, Feliks Izador Lasek, Moll McGivern and Kathleen Kelly. 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 £ 463.71, plus your regular standing orders of £ 436.00 per week.


Mass information for 23rd & 24th June – Birthday of John the Baptist


Announcers: Anita Larkin (Saturday) Gerard Strain (Sunday)

Readers: Annette Murray, David Barrett, Malcolm Fleet (Saturday)

  1. Grant, Mike Nadin, George Brownell (Sunday) Eucharistic Ministers: Anita Gibson, Francesca Esposito*, Richard Mardlin (Saturday)

Annie Reed, Chris Ashton*, Vicky Moss, Monique Fournier, Chris Grant (Sunday)

Children’s Liturgy: In the Hall

Holy Communion Visits at home. If you know of anyone who needs to receive Holy Communion at home, please ring the parish on 2343580. Patient in hospital: Ring the voicemail on 2714999.

Church Cleaning: Saturday 30th June,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. Chris Ashton. Room available in Sacristy

Toddler & Baby Group: Not until further notice.

Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsal: Tuesday 3rd July, 7.30pm: Barbara Hartley

Art Class: Wednesdays10am in the sacristy: Barbara Beatson

  1. Club: Room available in the Sacristy.

Youth Friendship: Years 6,7 & 8. Next one: Friday 29th June, 6.30-8pm in the hall: Fran Shiel

Sheffield Parishes



Sheffield Deanery Pairing: There was a meeting at the Pastoral Centre on Tuesday evening, led by Bishop Ralph. In attendance were the clergy, Sisters, Deacons and parishioners. The main agenda item was to address the ramifications of the decreasing number of clergy in the Diocese. Prior to this meeting the Bishop and clergy have met and agreed that, with regards to this situation in Sheffield, all parishes will be paired. Thus, Sacred Heart will be paired with St Vincent's.


It is important to stress that this is a PAIRING and not a MERGER. Both parishes will retain their full individual identity and unique character. Also, very important to say is that Fr Michael is still Priest in Charge at Sacred Heart and, whilst the pairings have been identified, nothing major will change whilst this remains the case.


Between now and October (the next such meeting) the clergy have agreed to get things moving so that effective developments between paired parishes can begin to take shape.

This is not the end but the beginning! There will be lots of questions we want to ask and there will be opportunities provided for this in the coming weeks. This new development won't come as a massive surprise to us, but we will continue to need God's guidance to ensure Sacred Heart remains the vibrant, inclusive and effective parish that it already is.

Sacred Heart Parish Accounts: The latest accounts are published on the notice board at the back of church.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY: Until the presbytery comes back into use, Children's Liturgy will take place on Sundays in the School Hall.

Deanery Mission meeting, which includes J&P, ecumenism and CAFOD, will this quarter be at St Vincent’s, Pickmere Rd, on Monday 18th June. Anyone interested in these aspects of the mission of the Church is invited to attend.


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


St Wilfrid’s Junior and Infant School Reunion: Did you attend St Wilfrid’s School and leave between 1956 and 2000? If so, please come along to our school reunion. Tickets are priced at £10.00 per head. The reunion will take place on Saturday 7th July at St Wilfrid’s School, 7.30pm to 11pm. There is a licensed bar and live band. All profits from the evening will be split between Mary’s Meals and St Vincent’s Furniture Store. Please contact Lorraine at the Furniture Store on 0114 2703990, email Lorraine@svpfurniturestoresheffield.org.uk or Anne at St Wilfrid’s School on 0114 2365529 for tickets and/or more information.


Padley Pilgrimage, Sunday 15th July, speaker the Bishop of Nottingham. Assemble Grindleford Station 3pm, where there is ample parking. Mass at 3.30pm. Hourly trains from Sheffield. Sat nav: S32 2JA. See poster at the back of church.


Walsingham: The annual diocesan pilgrimage to Walsingham is on Saturday 21st July. Coaches leave Pond Hill at 8a.m., returning at 9p.m. approx. £17 adults, £11 children & students. Contact Francesca Flynn francesca@fmflynn.plus.com



(Fr. Michael’s Reflections)

The Transforming Power of the Word of God

Would you allow the seed of God's word to take deep root in your life and transform you into a fruit-bearing disciple of Jesus Christ? The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower.

The Lord of all fruitfulness is ever ready to transform us by the power of the Holy Spirit. Are you willing to let God change you from within by his life-giving Word and Sacraments in the power of the Holy Spirit? The kingdom of God transforms those who receive the new life which Jesus Christ offers. When we yield to the Lord, and allow his word to take root in us, our lives are transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit who dwells within us. The seemingly insignificant mustard seed of your life can become a huge sheltering tree of goodness. Begin with a regular life of prayer and the reading of the Bible and make a firm commitment to participate in the life of the Church.


Please join us for refreshments in the hall after Mass.


Further Announcements



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.


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 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, 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 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 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.


Parish Safeguarding Representatives: Fiona O'Farrell and Andrew Hartley. For non-urgent matters, please contact Fiona 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.

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