Bulletin 12 August 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 12th August 2018 – Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sienna Andrews will be baptised at 1pm today. Congratulations to her family.
Mass Times and Intentions
Saturday 11th August, Vigil, 19th Sunday in Ord. Time       6.30pm     For the People of the Parish
Sunday 12th August, Mass, 19th Sunday in Ord. Time       10.30am     John Queenan
Monday             in the church Ss Pontian & Hippolytus          9.00am          
Tuesday     in the church St Maximilian Kolbe                   9.00am      No Mass. Prayer of the Church. 
Wednesday in the church The Assumption of Our Lady        10.30am     Janet Hakin 
Thursday          in the church      St.Stephen of Hungary           9.00am            
Friday               in the church                                                   11:30am     Therese Grizzell  
Saturday  in the church                                                  9.00am      Bridie & Tom Kinsella and Brian Moore             
Saturday 18th August, Vigil, 20th Sunday in Ord. Time       6.30pm      For the People of the Parish
Sunday, 19th August, Mass, 20th Sunday in Ord.Time         10.30am    For the People of the Parish
Mass at Kirk Edge Monastery each day at 8am. This Sunday, 12th August at Kirk Edge: Mass for Sr Dorethea’s Silver Jubilee.
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 Janet Hakin and those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Mary Anne McGowan, Gary Wilkinson, Margaret Bessler, Patricia Ann Marie Murphy, Doreen Brennan, Sheila Butler, Sheila Blackwood, Doug Ollerenshaw, Ken Taylor and Mavis Bowden. May they rest in peace.
Please pray for Mary Steel all those who are unwell at home or in hospital. Mary is in Midhurst Residential Home, 21 Midhurst Rd., S6 1EY, and would welcome visitors from the Parish. Please ring the Home on 2855345 first.
Thank you for last week’s collection of £ 400.23, plus your regular standing orders of £ 436.00 per week.
Mass information for 18th & 19th August– 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Announcers: Malcolm Fleet (Saturday) John Brennan (Sunday)
Readers:                    Claire Brady, Anita Gibson, Peter Roche (Saturday)
                                            Darren McDonnell, Mike Nadin, Janet Reader (Sunday)
Eucharistic Ministers:  Peter Roche, Steve McGarry*, Walter Mswaka (Saturday)
Barbara Parker, Harry Priestley*, Winefride Piasecki, Angela Day, Gerard Strain (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, 25th August, 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 on 2962514.
Toddler & Baby Group: Not until further notice.
Choir Rehearsals:  Next rehearsal: Tuesday 4th September 7.30pm: Barbara Hartley
Art Class: Wednesdays 10am in the sacristy: Barbara Beatson
Contact Club: Wednesdays 1.30pm. In the Sacristy.                                                                   
Youth Friendship: Years 6,7 & 8. Please contact Fran Shiel
Sunday Readers & Announcers: The new rota is on the notice board and there are copies in the sacristy. Thank you.
Sacred Heart Walking Group: Next walk - Saturday, 18th August - meet at the Free Car Park, off Fennel Street, Ashford-in-the-Water at 10.30 a.m.  Terrain - field paths, walled track, and section of the Monsal Trail.  Approx. 4 miles.  Packed lunch.  All welcome.  Walk leaders Mike/Mary Nadin
20th Annual Sponsored Bishop’s Walk for St Wilfrid’s Centre – Friday 7th September. Bishop John & Bishop Ralph will be taking part in this annual fundraiser. You can sponsor them online at justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/stwilfridscentre/bishopswalk or add your details to the sponsorship form, which is at the back of church, next to the poster for the event.
From the Parish Council of Our Lady Of Beauchief & St Thomas Of Canterbury: on Saturday 6th October (12 - 3pm), we will be holding a Parish Open Day, based at Meadowhead. We would like to invite all our Deanery friends into our Church to have a look around, meet people and enjoy a cup of tea (and eat cake). There will be opportunities for a few moments of quiet prayer and a treasure trail for children to complete.  We would love to see as many of you as can make it – please note on street parking is limited.
Hallam Caring Services now has a free, confidential counselling service - by men, for men. To arrange an appointment telephone Bernie Ware 0114 2566408/07980406198
Sacred Heart parish Council met last week and below are outlined salient points from the discussion:
Refurbishment of the Presbytery continues, with the office now on the ground floor.
Further projects are being considered, but these are in line with the Parish’s financial situation. A working party has been set up to look at long term planning, to prioritise works needed in the Presbytery and Church.
Initial discussion about starting pairing activities with St Vincent’s
(Fr. Michael’s Reflections)
Drawn by God to the Eucharistic Fellowship
Our participation in the Eucharistic fellowship makes the Church the school and home of communion; communion in the life of Christ and a fellowship with each other. Through the twofold table of the Word and of the Bread of Life every Eucharistic celebration is invites us to share in the life of God, and then to pass on that life to the world. In the first reading of today, we see how Elijah was fed by an angel with scones and water. God-given food is meant to strengthen the recipients for the journey towards the mountain of God.  And on that mountain will be an intimate encounter with God. On our journey to the Father, communion in the Body and Blood of Christ become the seed of eternal life and the power of resurrection. In the Gospel reading, what we see in Elijah as figure, becomes a concrete encounter with Jesus, the bread of Life. What is the bread of life which Jesus offers? It is first the life of God himself - life which sustains us not only now in this age but also in the age to come. Ignatius of Antioch refers to the Eucharist as "the medicine of immortality, the antidote to death, and the food that makes us live for ever in Jesus Christ". In every Eucharist therefore, our life is hidden with Christ in God (Col 3:3) as a pledge of the future resurrection. Until then, let us allow ourselves to be drawn by God into the wellspring Christ’s life.
Special Appeal for Sacred Vessels and Vestments
Chalice (Baroque style chalice in golden brass)- starting at £220
Ciborium Stainless Steel Ciborium CODE: 5056 starting at £269 (https://www.holyart.co.uk).
Chalice and ciborium gold plated Model: CL000070 Starting at £ 254.98
Gothic Chasuble Sacred Heart of Jesus model 714 Producer Ackermann. Product code 714-B25-£150
Assisi' Collection - Elias Chasuble (https://www.vanpoulles.co.uk/) CODE: Green (701043)-starting £175.00
Linen sets: Starting at £26
Please consider making your offertory donations to the Parish via Standing Order. Our account details: Diocese of Hallam Sacred Heart - Sort code 404107 - Account no. 21094319. Thank you.
Please join us for refreshments in the hall after Mass.
                                                          Further Announcements

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.     
MONTHLY FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS: 6-7pm on the 7th September, 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
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.
Please consider making your offertory donations to the Parish via Standing Order. Our account details: Diocese of Hallam Sacred Heart - Sort code 404107 - Account no. 21094319. Thank you.

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