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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 2ndSeptember 2018 – 22ndSunday in Ordinary Time
Joseph Kent will be baptised at Mass today. Congratulations to his family.
Next Sunday is Education Sunday, when the Catholic community comes together to celebrate and support Catholic schools. There will be a second collection after next weekend’s Masses.
Mass Times and Intentions
Saturday 1stSeptember, Vigil, 22ndSunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm For the People of the Parish
Sunday 2ndSeptember, Mass, 22ndSunday in Ord. Time 10.30am James Robert Edward Cooper
Monday in the churchSt Gregory the Great 9.15am
Tuesday in the churchSt Cuthbert 9.00am No Mass. Prayer of the Church.
Wednesday in the church St Teresa of Kolkata 7.30pm
Thursdayin the church 9.00am
Friday in the church 11:30am
Saturday in the church Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary 9.00am
Saturday 8thSeptember, Vigil, 23rdSunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm For the People of the Parish
Sunday, 9thSeptember, Mass, 23rdSunday in Ord.Time 10.30am For the People of the Parish
- note: Monday Masses at Sacred Heart in 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, but not Saturday 1stSeptember
- pray for those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Elsie Hollingworth, Terry Mulcrone, Sheila Marie Hinchliffe, Mary Sands, Eileen Jackson, Cissie Kelly, Esther Mardlin, Terence McLean-Walker, Margaret Hunt, Ronald Kenyon, John Smallwood, John Graham, Lila Grimbley, Mavis Abel, George Fillingham, Jack Dodd, Paul King, Jenny Hayes, Jane Morrell, Paul Kendall, Tom Bowler, James Maurice Kelly, Audrey Cunningham, Frank Kennedy and Jim Young. May they rest in peace.
Please pray for all those unwell at home or in hospital.
Thank you for last week’s collection of £ 478.81, plus your regular standing orders of £ 417.00 per week.
Mass information for 8th& 9thSeptember – 23rdSunday in Ordinary Time
Announcers: John McConnon(Saturday)Tony Woodley (Sunday)
Readers: Paul Zadik, Pauline McConnon, Lesley Murray (Saturday)
- Rachel Woodley, Clare Farrington, Gerard Strain (Sunday) Ministers: Anita Gibson,Francesca Esposito*, Richard Mardlin (Saturday)
Vicky Moss,Monique Fournier,* Chris Grant, Hilary Green, Chris Hibberd (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 2343580. Patient in hospital: Ring the voicemail on 2714999.
Church Cleaning: Saturday, 8thSeptember, 11am: Group 2: June Corrigan, Ann Fleet, Malcolm Fleet, Stella House, Pauline McConnon, Helen Woods
St Vincent de Paul: Mondaysat 7.30pm. Chris Ashton on 2343580.
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.
Baptism Course for First Time Parents: 2nd& 9thof September 10am in the Presbytery
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 moments of personal prayer and Spiritual Reading.
Eucharistic Ministers:The new rota is on the notice board and there are copies in the sacristy. Thank you.
Parish fund raising: In 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. 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
EVIDENCE OF GRACE
(Fr. Michael’s Reflection)
Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness
Is the practice of our religion a pure listening to Jesus, a humble welcoming of the Word planted in us and the reverent celebration of the sacraments that can save our souls? Or are we only paying lip-service? Today, we are invited to appreciate the truths of our faith, profess it, believe it, live it and to teach the truth (Jn. 8:32; 17:17), and our practice must be insistent and consistent with that truth (Matt. 23:1-3).
To do this; firstly, the Bible is our launchpad: “All Scripture is God-breathed, given by divine inspiration and is profitable for instruction, for conviction of sin, for correction of error and restoration to obedience, for training in righteousness, learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately—behaving honourably with personal integrity and moral courage; so that everyone who belongs to God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work”(2 Timothy 3:16-17). Read the scriptures, set it as standard with which to measure your own life, pray with them and try to embody what you learn.
Secondly, we must learn to listen in prayerful obedience to the prophetic teaching authority of the church that preserves and passes on to every generation all that she is and all that she believes ("He who hears you, hears Me" (Luke 10:16)). As Pope Francis echoes: God wants us to be saints and not to settle for bland and mediocre existence (GE, 1). Therefore, “Be holy, for I am holy” (Lev 11:44). And no one is exempt from this call. Do not let your lips and your life preach two different messages.
Parish Safeguarding Representatives:Fiona O'Farrell. 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.
Diocesan Job Vacanciesare on the screen notice board at the back of church, and also 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.
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.