Weekly Bulletin



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 1st July 2018 – Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Next Sunday is Sea Sunday. There will be a collection after Mass in support of the Apostleship of the Sea.


Mass Times and Intentions


Saturday 30th June, Vigil, 13th Sunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm Marie Hart

Sunday 1st July, Mass, 13th Sunday in Ord. Time 10.30am For the People of the Parish

Monday in the church 11.00am Funeral Mass, Catherine Kent

Tuesday in the church St Thomas, Apostle 9.00am Prayer of the Church. No Mass.

Wednesday in the church St Elizabeth of Prague 7.30pm

Thursday in the church St Anthony Zaccaria 9.00am

Friday in the church St Maria Goretti 11.30am

Saturday in the church 9.00am

Saturday 7th July, Vigil, 14th Sunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm For the People of the Parish

Sunday, 8th July, Mass, 14th 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 Church.

Saturdays: 8.45am Morning Prayer, 9am Mass, 10am to 11am Confessions & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament


Please pray for all those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Maria Kutty Chacko, Kuncheria Chacko, Leonard Nicholson, Gilbert Hepworth, Ann O’Shea, David Matthews, Ron James. Maureen Mogan, Eleanor Baker, Ellen Ward, Alice Selwood, Margaret Cotton, Anthony Baxter, Jim Oxley, Winifred Raynes, George Witczak and Mary Donnelly. May they rest in peace.


We warmly welcome Bishop Ralph to the parish for the celebration of the sacrament of confirmation


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


The Funeral Mass of Catherine Kent will take place here on Monday 2nd July at 11am, followed by burial at Burton Lane Cemetery, Oughtibridge at 12.30pm. May she rest in peace.


Thank you for last week’s collection of £ 532.57, plus your regular standing orders of £ 436.00 per week.


Mass information for 7th & 8th July – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Announcers: Paul Zadik (Saturday) Tony Woodley (Sunday)

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

Bronagh Ross, Rebecca LeCount, Aidan Woodley(Sunday) Eucharistic Ministers: David Raynes, Peter Roche*, Steve McGarry (Saturday)

St Maire, Marie Gelder*, John Mizzi, Mary Nadin, Michael Nadin, (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 14th July,11am: Group 2: June Corrigan, Ann & Malc Fleet, Stella House, Pauline McConnon, Helen Woods

St Vincent de Paul: Mondays at 7.30pm. Contact Chris Ashton

Toddler & Baby Group: Not until further notice.

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

Art Class: Wednesdays 10am in the sacristy: Contact Barbara Beatson .

Contact Club: Wednesdays lunch time in the Sacristy.

Youth Friendship: Years 6,7 & 8. Please contact Contact Fran Shiel


FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION TO THE SACRED HEART: From Friday 6th July, each 1st Friday 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.


Please consider making your offertory donations to the Parish via Standing Order.


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.


S6YN: Games in the Park for 11+. Friday, 6th July, 7.30 to 9pm, opposite the car park. See the poster at the back of church.


St Wilfrid’s Junior and Infant School Reunion: Saturday 7th July at 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 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)

Tapping into Christ Healing Presence

What God does is create. He makes, enriches and offers healing love that makes life worth living. In today’s Gospel, while assenting to go heal Jairus’ daughter, Jesus shows his desire to bring fullness of life. While on his way to Jairus’ house, He encounters the woman suffering with haemorrhages who desperately reaches out to touch Jesus’ cloak, she has a single-hearted desire to be healed. Her weakness meets Jesus’ power, and in that meeting, a transformation occurs. In this encounter Jesus does not only heal but draws her into a new life and a new identity, as a beloved daughter of his Father. This is to be the pattern for us as individuals and as a Church as well: Heal the world by a new name of mercy and grace, make it a better place by extending Christ’s life-saving presence.

The Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World sets this joy and hope filled vision of her role in the modern world: “The joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the men of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted, these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ” (GS,1). The celebration of the sacrament of confirmation in our parish this weekend by Bishop Ralph Heskett, C.Ss. R, highlights this mission. The church therefore, must remain an oasis of the healing presence of God’s life for all.



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.







Further Announcements





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. 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 contact Janina Klapas on 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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