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 21stOctober 2018 – 29thSunday in Ordinary Time
Today is World Mission Sunday, your chance to support our Church in proclaiming the Gospel of hope to those who suffer around the world. Please hand in your envelope.
Mass Times and Intentions
Saturday 20thOctober, Vigil, 29thSunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm For the People of the Parish
Sunday 21stOctober, Mass, 29thSunday in Ord. Time 10.30am Jane (Essie) Manning
Monday in the church 9.00am
Tuesday in the church 9.00am No Mass. Prayer of the Church.
Wednesday in the church 7:30pm
Thursdayin the church 9.00am Byron Johnson
Friday in the church Joshua Wainwright’s funeral 1:15pm
Saturday in the church 9.00am Joan Curtis & Family
Saturday 27thOctober, Vigil, 30thSunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm Frank & Lena Murray
Sunday 28thOctober, Mass, 30thSunday in Ord.Time 10.30am For the Ministers of the Eucharist
Sunday 28thOctober 3.00pm Anointing of the Sick 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.
Joshua Wainwright’s funeral service, led by Fr Shaun, will take place here on Friday, 26thOctober at 1.15pm, with committal at Grenoside at 3pm. May he rest in peace.
- pray for all those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Pat McGivern, Thomas Glover, Irene Heath, Leslie Poolman, Patricia Neylan, Thomas Emerson, George Michael Jones, David Askham, Carmel Poolman, Reg Birt, Peter Gee, Tim Smith, Terence Boxall, Angelo Scime, Mary Curtis, Amleto Marasco, James McDonnell, Gerald Austin Butler, Marion McKerrow and Winifred Kilner. May they rest in peace.
Please pray for all those unwell at home or in hospital.
Thank you for last week’s collection of £361.38, plus your regular standing orders of £417.00 per week.
The collection for PACT raised £40.10. Thank you.
Mass information for 27th& 28th October – 30thSunday in Ordinary Time
Announcers: Anita Gibson(Saturday)John Brennan (Sunday).
Readers: Anita Larkin, Clarissa Mswaka, Claire Brady(Saturday).
- Mike Nadin, Darren McDonnell, Ailsa Rodgers (Sunday) Ministers: Steve McGarry, Walter Mswaka,Tina Varley* (Sat)
Rebecca LeCount,Angela Day*, Gerard Strain, Lisa Unwin, Jane Higgins(Sunday)
A music stand has been removed from the confessional. Please kindly return it. This does not belong to the church. It is personal property.
Healing Mass with Anointing of the Sick, Sunday 28thOctober at 3pm. Organised in conjunction with the Parish SVP, you are all welcome. RSVP to Chris Ashton on 2343580.
All Saints Catholic High School 6thForm Open Morning – Saturday, 10thNovember, 10am -12 noon.Please see the poster at the back of church.
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.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance– To support this, please leave your plasticmilk bottle tops (any colour) in the box in the church porch.
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. 27thOctober, 11am: Group 1 - A Larkin, J McDonnell, A & L Murray, C Obiri, J & C Uwaoma.
St Vincent de Paul: Mondaysat 7.30pm. Chris Ashton on 2962514.
Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsal: Tuesday 6thNovember 7.30pm: Barbara Hartley 2320159
Art Class: Wednesdays 10am in the sacristy: Barbara Beatson 2322760.
Contact Club: Wednesdays 1.30pm.
- Friendship: Years 6,7& 8. Please contactFran Shiel on 07870478294.
Parish Safeguarding Representatives:Fiona O'Farrell. 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.
Diocesan Job Vacanciesare on the screen notice board at the back of church, and the Diocesan website.
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)
Humble Service: The Royal Road to Greatness
In today’s Gospel, Jesus’ purpose is to set an example of humble service. Despite the years of Jesus’ teaching, James and John were still lured by the Gentiles rule, of royal privileges and prestige, and secular honours. But the road to Christ’s kingdom and glory is by way of humble service inspired by the events of His cross. To share in His glory, we must be willing to drink the cup that He drinks. The cup of humble service and sacrificial love. Jesus is then the perfect model of leadership and discipleship who has come in humility to serve and not to be served (Mk. 10:45). St. Paul invites us, Let this same attitude and purpose, and humble mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: Let Him be your example in humility: Who, although being one with God and possessing the fullness of the attributes which make God God, did not think this equality with God was a thing to be exploited, But stripped Himself of all privileges and rightful dignity, so as to assume the form of a servant (slave), in that he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death- even death on a cross (Philp 2:5-8). Humble service, therefore, remains the surest road to Christian greatness. Jesus explains the importance of service and sacrifice in the life of a disciple. Jesus is preparing us for leadership roles in the emerging Christian community of the future, where there may be no priests. On whose example will we model our leadership and service?
Please join us for refreshments in the hall after Mass.
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.