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 19thAugust 2018 – Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Amelia Mlynarczyk will be baptised today at Mass. Congratulations to her family.
Alex Ward and Jessica Gaffney will be married here next Saturday, 25thAugust at 1pm.
Mass Times and Intentions
Saturday 18thAugust, Vigil, 20thSunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm For the People of the Parish
Sunday 19thAugust, Mass, 20thSunday in Ord. Time 10.30am For the People of the Parish
Monday in the churchSt Bernard 9.15am
Tuesday in the churchSt Pius X 9.00am No Mass. Prayer of the Church.
Wednesday in the church Our Lady, Mother & Queen 7.30pm Margaret Sampson
Thursday in the church St. Rose of Lima 9.00am
Friday in the church St Bartholomew, Apostle 11:30am
Saturday in the church St Louis 9.00am
Saturday 25thAugust, Vigil, 21stSunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm Paddy Clarke & Paul King
Sunday, 26thAugust, Mass, 21stSunday in Ord.Time 10.30am For the People of the Parish
- note: All Monday Masses at Sacred Heart until the end of September will start at 9.15am.
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
Janet Hakin died on Tuesday, 7thAugust. Her funeral Mass will be here on Thursday, 30thAugust at 2pm, followed by cremation at Grenoside at 3.30pm. Janet’s family have the assurance of our prayers. May she rest in peace.
Please pray for those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Sharon Longshaw, J R Ward, Brian Falding, Florence Guest, William Martin, Diane Nelson, George Purdy, Margaret Harrison, Margaret Donlon, Francis Donlon, Cornelius Heffernan and Peter Rooney. May they rest in peace.
Please pray for Chris and Monica Grant, and Alfie Winslade, and all those unwell at home or in hospital.
Thank you for last week’s collection of £ 505.07, plus your regular standing orders of £ 436.00 per week.
Mass information for 25th& 26thAugust– 21stSunday in Ordinary Time
Announcers: Clarissa Mswaka(Saturday)Gerard Strain (Sunday)
Readers: Christine Trebicka, Anita Larkin, Malcolm Fleet (Saturday)
- Mary Nadin, Ailsa Rodgers, David Wilkinson (Sunday) Ministers: Tina Varley,Annette Murray*, Claire Brady (Saturday)
Lisa Unwin,Jane Higgins*, David Wilkinson, Annie Reed, Chris Ashton (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, 25thAugust, 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 2962514.
Toddler & Baby Group: Not until further notice.
Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsal: Tuesday 4thSeptember 7.30pm: Barbara Hartley 2343580
Art Class: Wednesdays 10am in the sacristy: Barbara Beatson 2343580.
- Club: Wednesdays 1.30pm.In the Sacristy.
Youth Friendship: Years 6,7& 8. Please contactFran Shiel on 2343580.
Pastoral Review Exchange: The August 2018 issue is now available, full of interesting articles, prayers and meditations. If you would like to receive a copy via email, please ask Richard on 2343580 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to collect a hard copy, please just ask.
Eucharistic Ministers: If you trained with Fr Shaun to become a Eucharistic Minister at Mass earlier in 2018, would you please contact Richard on 2343580 or email@example.com order that you can be added to the rota. Thank you.
Parish fund raising: Many of you will know that in the year 2000 the parish produced a “Covenant with the Poor” which among other things such as prayer and action we pledged to raise money for local and overseas charities (particularly CAFOD).We have moved on since then and now support Rustenburg and Trussell Trust, as well as those on the original list. Many of those in the original Justice and Peace Group have left the parish, are now getting on in years, some are sick or unfortunately have died. I would like to see a revival of a group of parishioners who coordinate this fundraising, although I know many people already do their own bit. We have not for a few years made decisions about who will receive funding and I think this should be a decision for the whole parish. Therefore there will be a meeting on Tuesday 11th of September in the sacristy at 7:30pm. Please come and make your opinions known, you will not be committing yourself to any role. Ailsa Rodgers.
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
THE EVIDENCE OF GRACE
(Fr. Michael’s Reflection)
Eucharist: Wisdom’s Feast
Wisdom has built her house. She has also set her table. Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed (Proverbs 9:1–6). Today’s first reading evokes that spirit, where Wisdom builds herself a house, clearly a very elegant home with no less than seven pillars. She throws a feast of fine wine and food and sends out her servants into the streets to gather people to her table. In this reading the building of a house, the making of a feast, the invitation to come and eat and drink, is an imaginative way of speaking about God as the wise host who invites all of humanity to learn from his wisdom. And know that Christ is the power and the wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1:24). To grow in our strength of faith, we must continually work to improve our relationship with Christ. This is done most effectively through participation in the Eucharist. The Word became Flesh to offer His Flesh both for us and to us, truly and really, as a means of abiding in Jesus and Him abiding us in us, today, each day of our earthly pilgrimage, and forever in Heaven. We receive the Eucharist to draw spiritual life and motivation from the risen Lord. We are then sent out from the Eucharist to be channels of that life for each other. In a real sense we are sent out from the Eucharist as life givers, as ambassadors of God’s life, holiness and love for our homes, our society, our world.
Special Appeal for Sacred Vessels and Vestments
- Chalice (Baroque style chalice in golden brass)- starting at £220
- CiboriumStainless Steel Ciborium CODE: 5056starting 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 ProducerAckermann. 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.
Parish Safeguarding Representatives:Fiona O'Farrell and Andrew Hartley. For non-urgent matters, please contact Fiona on 2343580, 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.
MONTHLY FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS:6-7pm on the 7thSeptember, 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 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.