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 7thOctober 2018 – 27thSunday in Ordinary Time
Next Sunday is Prisoners’ Sunday. Please collect your PACT envelope and return it next weekend.
Sam Strain and Fiona Pride will be married here next Saturday, 13thOctober at 1pm.
Mass Times and Intentions
Saturday 6thOctober, Vigil, 27thSunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm For the People of the Parish
Sunday 7thOctober, Mass, 27thSunday in Ord. Time 10.30am Thanksgiving, Joe & Sheila McDonnell
Monday in the church 9.00am Pat Given
Tuesday in the church Blessed John Henry Newman 9.00am No Mass. Prayer of the Church.
Wednesday in the church St Paulinus of York 7.30pm
Wednesday Shalom Room, School 9.00am Year 2 Class Mass
Thursdayin the church St John XXIII 9.00am
Friday in the church St Wilfrid 11:30am
Saturday in the church St Edward the Confessor 9.00am
Saturday 13thOctober, Vigil, 28thSunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm Michaela
Sunday 14thOctober, Mass, 28thSunday in Ord.Time 10.30am Intentions of Marie Krahn
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.
Joshua Wainwright’s funeralwill take place here on Friday, 26thOctober at 1.15pm, with committal at Grenoside at 3pm. May he rest in peace.
- pray for Joshua Wainwright and all those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Thomas Alfred Falding, Philomena Castle, Peter Froggatt, May Machin, George Hurst, Harry Coultish, Ann Whyle, Eddie O’Hagan, John Eyre, John Gormley, Jim Purdy, Carol Ann Adio, Frances Burdikin, Diane Holding, Canon Michael O’Sullivan, Josephine Eileen Nicholson, Alice King, Charles King, Frank Haigh, Mary Carrigan, Peter Lawson, Caroline Brett and Kathleen Chorlton. May they rest in peace.
Please pray for all those unwell at home or in hospital.
Thank you for last week’s collection of £ 487.46, plus your regular standing orders of £ 417.00 per week.
Mass information for 13th& 14thOctober – 28thSunday in Ordinary Time
Announcers: Ann Fleet(Saturday)David Wilkinson (Sunday)
Readers: Malcolm Fleet, Christine Trebicka, Annette Murray(Saturday)
- Mary Nadin, Gerard Strain, John Brennan (Sunday) Ministers: Anita Gibson, Francesca Esposito,RichardMardlin*(Saturday)
Sheila McDonnell,Stephen Marlow*, Sr Maire, Marie Gelder, John Mizzi(Sunday)
Children’s Liturgy: Until the necessary improvements to the presbytery are made, Children's Liturgy will take place in the Hall. Children are asked to come straight to the Hall before Mass. There will be just one Liturgy for children who have not yet made their First Holy Communion [pre-school to age 7/8]. The separate liturgy for older children will resume when we are back in the presbytery.
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: Sat. 13thOctober, 11am: Group 4 –D & R Kaye, M Mirando, A Purdy, A Windle, MA Todd, R Gillott.
St Vincent de Paul: Mondaysat 7.30pm. Chris Ashton on 2962514.
Toddler & Baby Group: Not until further notice.
Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsal: Tuesday 6thNovember 7.30pm: Barbara Hartley 2343580
Art Class: Wednesdays 10am in the sacristy: Barbara Beatson 2343580.
Contact Club: Wednesdays 1.30pm.In the sacristy.
- Friendship: Years 6,7& 8. Please contactFran Shiel on 2343580.
DBS Renewal Session – Sacred Heart, Tuesday 9thOctober, 5.30pm to 7pm.This session will be hosted by Fiona O’Farrell & Jo Pearson & is open to anyone who needs to renew their DBS. Please see notice at the back of church.
Saturday, 13thOctober - 10.30am to 11.30am (Coffee 10am): Blessed Trinity Church Hall, Northfield Lane, Wickersley S66 2HL - Sean Ryan (National Caritas Community Sponsorship Coordinator)will give a talk on the Church’s response to the refugee crisis in particular the ‘Sponsor a Family Community Scheme’. Sean is very knowledgeable and speaks with great enthusiasm on the subject. If you would like to attend, please contact Susan Tym: email@example.com 0114 2343580.
Saturday & Sunday Announcers & Readers:The new rotas are on the notice board, with copies available in the sacristy.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance– To support this, please leave your plasticmilk bottle tops (any colour) in the box in the church porch.
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.
THE EVIDENCE OF GRACE
(Fr. Michael’s Reflection)
Marriage: What God has Joined Together.
In today’s Gospel, the Pharisees try to trap Jesus with a tricky question: Is it against the law for a man to divorce his wife? (Mk 10:2). The “lawfulness” of divorce in Israel was never an issue. Moses had long ago allowed it (see Deuteronomy 24:1–4). But Jesus points His enemies back before Moses, to “the beginning,” interpreting the text we hear in today’s First Reading. Jesus asserts God’s ancient vision and plan for marriage. …and they become one body (Gen 2:24). The plan of God is that relationship between man and woman be a relationship of equals based on their complimentary nature. They stand before God as mutual servants, equally serving in a selfless, reciprocal, fruitful and indissoluble union in flesh and spirit.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church captures this very aptly: The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament (#1601).
God invites us today, to pray and to uphold the unity and permanence in marriage that ensure a stability of family life. As Pope Francis invites married couples to trust the three “words of gold in married life,” as aids in building up a marriage: “Please, may I?” “thank you,” and “forgive me.”
We remember all the marriages that are deeply troubled or broken that God may bring healing and forgiveness, and by His grace mend what is broken. Amen.
Please join us for refreshments in the hall after Mass.
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 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, 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.