SACRED HEART CHURCH, HILLSBOROUGH
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: email@example.com
Sunday 24th June 2018 – The Birthday of St John the Baptist
Mass Times and Intentions
Saturday 23rdJune, Vigil, St John the Baptist 6.30pm For Keith Vessey and Marilena
Sunday 24thJune, Mass, St John the Baptist 10.30am For Barbara & Barry Parker’s 60thAnniversary
Monday in the church 9.00am
- in the church 9.00am Prayer of the Church. No Mass.
Wednesday in the church Our lady of Perpetual Succour7.30pm
Thursday in the church St. Irenaeus 9.00am
Friday in the church SS. Peter and Paul 9.15am
Saturday in the church 9.00am Bridie & Tom Kinsella
Saturday 30thJune, Vigil, 13thSunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm For the People of the Parish
Sunday, 1stJuly, Mass, 13thSunday 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: Naomi Harrison, Elizabeth Leach, Margaret Hanby, Roy Thompson, Sheila Whittaker, Ellen Haywood, Ellen Cummings, Alan Steel, Mary Maloney, Eileen Bradshaw, Walter Garwood, David McGovern, Una Kilbane and Denis Fleming.May they rest in peace.
Please pray forall those who are unwell at home or in hospital.
The Funeral Massof Catherine Kentwill take place here on Monday 2ndJulyat 11am, followed by burial at Burton Lane Cemetery, Oughtibridge at 1230 on 2nd July.. May she rest in peace.
Thank you for last week’s collection of £ 431.07, plus your regular standing orders of £ 436.00 per week.
Mass information for 30thJune & 1stJuly– 13thSunday in Ordinary Time
Announcers: John McConnon(Saturday)Janet Reader (Sunday)
Readers: Lesley Murray, Lisa Sargeant, Pauline McConnon (Saturday)
- David Wilkinson, Gerard Strain, Clare Farrington (Sunday) Ministers: Pauline Maycock,Michael Maycock*, Alison Woodhead (Saturday)
Rita Kaye,Christine Hibberd*, Hilary Green, Sheila McDonnell, Stephen Marlow (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 or Chris Ashton on 2962514. Patient in hospital: Ring the voicemail on 2714999.
Church Cleaning: Saturday 30thJune,11am: Group 1: Anita Larkin, Joe McDonnell, Annette Murray, Lesley Murray, Charles Obiri, Jecintha Uwaoma, Chidimma Uwaoma
St Vincent de Paul: Mondaysat 7.30pm. Chris Ashton on 2343580. Room available in Sacristy
Toddler & Baby Group: Not until further notice.
Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsal: Tuesday 3rdJuly, 7.30pm: Barbara Hartley 2343580
Art Class: Wednesdays 10am in the sacristy: Barbara Beatson 2343580.
- Club: Room available in the Sacristy.
- Friendship: Years 6,7& 8. Next one: Friday 29thJune,6.30-8pmin the hall:Fran Shiel 2343580.
FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION TO THE SACRED HEART
From Friday 6thJuly, each 1stFriday in the month the church will be open for Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 6pm to 7pm. Eucharistic devotion, lectio Divina, Vespers and other selected prayers will be said.
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.
Notre Dame School: Summer Festival Fund Raiser – Thursday, 28thJune, 5pm to 7.45pm.Arts, music, games, stalls, activities. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 2302536 for more details. Poster at the back of church.
Confirmation will be celebrated on Saturday 30thJuneat 6.30pm Vigil Mass.
Designer homewares charity sale: Saturday 30thJune,10am to 3pm, St William’s Parish Hall, 847 Ecclesall Road, S11 8TL.Please see the poster at the back of church for more details.
St Wilfrid’s Junior and Infant School Reunion:Saturday 7thJulyat St Wilfrid’s School, 7.30pm to 11pm. There is a licensed bar and live band. Tickets £10. 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 15thJuly,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 0114 2343580 or email@example.com
THE EVIDENCE OF GRACE
(Fr. Michael’s Reflections)
John the Baptist: Herald of the Promised Messiah
John the Baptist's life was driven by one single purpose - to point others to Jesus Christ and to the coming of God's kingdom. John the Baptist and the other saints are not members of an exclusive club. Pope Paul VI wrote: “Those who have received the Good News, and who have been gathered by it into the community of salvation, can and must communicate and spread it” (EN13) All the baptized bear responsibility for participating in the Lord’s Mission, which is the life of the Church, in the world. As Pope Francis restates “Let us go forth, then, let us go forth to offer everyone the life of Jesus Christ. Here I repeat for the entire Church…: I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security” (EG49).
Let us go forth then like John the Baptist pointing others to Christ through our lives and our actions.
Please join us for refreshments in the hall after Mass.
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.
Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress “Adoremus” Liverpool 7thto 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 forSaturday 8thSeptember,then please give your name to our parish
administrator Richard Cooper by email on firstname.lastname@example.org 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 on 07955 234602, or in church after Mass on Sunday. For urgent matters go to the Hallam Safeguarding Team on 2566453.
School Job Vacanciesare 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.