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 29th July 2018 – Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mark Williams and Claire Jackson will be married here on Friday 3rd August at 12.30 pm
Mass Times and Intentions
Saturday 28th July, Vigil, 17th Sunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm For the People of the Parish
Sunday 29th July, Mass, 17th Sunday in Ord. Time 10.30am Shirley Hayes
Monday in the church St Peter Chrysologus 9.00am
Tuesday in the church St Ignatius of Loyola 9.00am No Mass. Prayer of the Church.
Wednesday in the church St Alphonsus Liguori 7.30pm
Thursday in the church Ss Eusebius,Peter Eymard 9.00am
Friday in the church St Germanus 11.30am James Marsden
in the church 6.00 pm First Friday Devotion
Saturday in the church St John Mary Vianni 9.00am
Saturday 4th August, Vigil, 18th Sunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm For the People of the Parish
Sunday, 5th August, Mass, 18th Sunday in Ord.Time 10.30am For the People of the parish
Every Tuesday, 9am: Prayer of the Church at Sacred Heart. No Tuesday Mass.
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 (NOT SATURDAY, 4th AUGUST)
Please pray for all those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Frank Murray, Cecilia Leach, Doreen Fitzpatrick, Robert Jessop, Shirley Hayes, John Donlon, Martin Strain, James Marsden, Patrick Judge, Sadie Horton and Olive Purdy. 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 £ 410.96, plus your regular standing orders of £ 436.00 per week.
Mass information for 4th & 5th August– 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Announcers: Claire Brady (Saturday) Jayne Kirwan (Sunday)
Readers: Pauline McConnon, Lesley Murray, Ann Fleet (Saturday)
Darren McDonnell, Janet Reader, Ailsa Rodgers (Sunday) Eucharistic Ministers: Francesca Esposito, Richard Mardlin*, Pauline Maycock (Saturday)
Christine Hibberd, Rita Kaye*, Sheila McDonnell, Stephen Marlow, Sr Marie (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, 11th August, 11am: Group 4: Rita & Derek Kaye, Melon Mirando, Anne Purdy, Angela Windle, Mary Ann Todd, Rita Gillott
St Vincent de Paul: Mondays at 7.30pm. Contact Chris Ashton .
Toddler & Baby Group: Not until further notice.
Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsal: Tuesday 7th August, 7.30pm: contact Barbara Hartley
Art Class: Wednesdays 10am in the sacristy: contact Barbara Beatson
Contact Club: Wednesdays 1.30pm. Rawson Spring, Wed. 1st August. Back in the Sacristy 8th August.
Youth Friendship: Years 6,7 & 8. Please contact Fran Shiel
MONTHLY FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS: On the 3rd of August, we shall have our monthly first Friday devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This consists of an hour adoration before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. There will be a moment of personal prayer, Spiritual Reading: A meditation before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Collective prayer: The Divine Mercy Chaplet. Celebration of Benediction. 6pm to 7 pm
Saturday Vigil Mass: The new announcers & readers rota is on the notice board and there are copies in the sacristy. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0114 2343580. The diocese will be organising coaches to get to and from Liverpool.
Trish & Babs prayed for everyone in the Parish at Lourdes.
THE EVIDENCE OF GRACE
(Fr. Michael’s Reflections)
Ministry of the Hospitality of God
God’s power is unlimited, and his love is boundless. The miracle of the multiplication of loaves both by prophet Elisha in the first reading and Jesus in the Gospel are tangible manifestation of how God uses difficult situations in our lives to manifest his power and love. God has begun to fulfil His promise, to give His people food in due season and satisfy their desire (Psalm 145:15). This miracle should surely assure us that Christ is interested in our daily needs.
In the Gospel, Jesus points to the final fulfilment of that great promise in the Eucharist. He takes the loaves, pronounces a blessing of thanksgiving and gives the bread to the people (Matthew 26:26). Notice, too, that twelve baskets of bread are left over, one for each of the Apostles. These are signs that should point us to the Eucharist—in which the Church founded on the Apostles continues to feed us with the redeeming Word and the living bread of His Body. Raniero Cantalamessa puts it succinctly; “The Eucharist is the visible manifestation of the generosity of God”. How have I experienced God’s power and love in my life?
Lord God, your Holy Spirit moves us to gather in communities for the breaking of bread, and to proclaim the marvels of God. Inspire us with your Spirit, as we seek the way forward for our diocese, that we may approach the need for change
with wisdom, discernment and generosity. Make us a people of Good News, reaching out to those around us. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help: pray for us.
St John Fisher: pray for us
St Thomas More: pray for us
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.
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 ask Janina Klapas on . 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.
Please consider making your offertory donations to the Parish via Standing Order. Please ask at the Presbytery for bank details. Thank you.