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 4th November 2018 – 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
There will be a retiring collection at the end of Mass in aid of Needy Parishes.
Next Sunday is Remembrance Sunday, centenary of the end of World War I. This will be observed with a silence during Mass and a wreath will be laid at the Memorial Hall on Forbes Road after Mass.
Marlowe and Flynn Drabble will be baptised at 1pm today. Congratulations to their family.
Mass Times and Intentions
Saturday 3rd November, Vigil, 31st Sunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm For the People of the Parish
Sunday 4th November, Mass, 31st Sunday in Ord. Time 10.30am Margaret Shaw
Monday in the church 9.00am
Tuesday in the church St Illtyd 9.00am No Mass. Prayer of the Church.
Wednesday in the school Shalom room. Year 6 Mass 9.00am
Thursday in the church 9.00am
Friday in the church Dedication of the Lateran Basilica 11.30am
Saturday in the church St Leo the Great 9.00am
Saturday 10th November, Vigil, 32nd Sunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm Louis Canetti
Sunday 11th November, Mass, 32nd Sunday in Ord.Time 10.30am Lucjan Klima
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.
Please pray for all those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Mary Jackson, Lucy Vallance, Daisy Cutts, Julia King, Peter Armitage, James Walker, Patrick Nigel Robinson, John Deakin, Margaret Shaw, Winnie Smith, James Barry, James Robert Edward Cooper, Tim Sheehan, George Flaherty, Louis Canetti, William Curtis, George Henry Monk, Christopher Roche and Douglas Sayles. May they rest in peace.
Please pray for all those unwell at home or in hospital.
Thank you for last week’s collection of £ 469.91, plus your regular standing orders of £ 417.00 per week.
Mass information for 10th & 11th November – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Announcers: Lesley Murray (Saturday) David Wilkinson (Sunday).
Readers: Pauline McConnon, David Barrett, Christine Trebicka (Saturday).
George Brownell, Janet Reader, Jayne Kirwan (Sunday) Eucharistic Ministers: Malcolm Fleet, Jayne Kirwan, Enrica Castellino* (Sat)
Chris Grant, Hilary Green*, Chris Hibberd, Rita Kaye, Sheila McDonnell (Sunday)
APF Mission Boxes: The red boxes are due to be emptied. Please contact Janet Reader on 2343580 if you need help.
November Dead List: There are envelopes at the back of church. Please put your message and offering into an envelope and into the collection at any Mass during November. The list will be displayed in the Lady Chapel during Advent.
Parish Christmas Fayre, Sunday 25th November: This year’s fayre is being held on Sunday 25th November after the Sunday Mass. The fayre provides both a social and fundraising opportunity for the parish and relies on your help for its success. We would like the fayre to reflect the whole parish community, if you have any Christmas traditions or customs that you think could be included in the event we would really like to hear from you. Volunteers / donations are specifically needed as follows: Stalls / Games: Volunteers are needed to organise and run the stalls / games, (space will be provided and you will need to set up, run and then clear away the stall at the end of the fayre). Please contact us if you would like to do this so we can discuss any specific requirements you may have. Proceeds from the stall will go to the Parish funds. If you are unable to take full responsibility for organising a stall / game, but would be available to help run one on the day, please let us know, as extra people are always needed. Refreshments: help with serving refreshments and clearing away / washing up. Cakes: donations of cakes (these will need to be brought to the hall on the morning of the fayre). Donations: new / as new items suitable for sale (e.g. bric a brac / books / CD’s / toys). (Please leave in the box in the church porch). Raffle prizes: Are you able to donate an item that could be used for a raffle prize? Setting up and clearing away before and after the fayre. Please consider how you can help with the fundraising. Donating unwanted gifts or gift vouchers or using store loyalty points to donate a suitable raffle prize may be something you could do. Any offers of help or ideas for the fayre: please contact Lucy or Michael via the Presbytery number 2343580, via e-mail, email@example.com. or speak to Lucy after weekend Mass.
The Dowry Tour of Our Lady of Walsingham: The Slipper Chapel statue of Our Lady will visit St Marie’s Cathedral, Thursday 22nd to 24th November. Liturgy & exhibition. You are welcome to attend at any point during the triduum. No booking, no charge. Poster and fliers in the church porch.
Sheffield Walsingham Association: Pilgrimage to the Shrine on Saturday, 8th December, feast of the Immaculate Conception. Coach leaves Pond Hill at 7am. £17. Francesca Flynn firstname.lastname@example.org
Holy Communion Visits at home. If you know of anyone who needs to receive Holy Communion at home, please ring the Parish on 2343580 Patient in hospital: Ring the voicemail on 2714999.
Church Cleaning: Sat. 10th November, 11am: Group 2 – J Corrigan, M&A Fleet, S House, P McConnon, H Woods
St Vincent de Paul: Mondays at 7.30pm. Contact Chris Ashton
Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsal: Tuesday 6th November 7.30pm: contact Barbara Hartley
Art Class: Wednesdays 10am in the sacristy: contact Barbara Beatson
Contact Club: Wednesdays 1.30pm. 7th November: Rawson Spring.
Youth Friendship: Years 6,7 & 8. Please contact Fran Shiel
THE EVIDENCE OF GRACE
(Fr. Michael’s Reflection)
Love as a Revolution of Tenderness
Today’s gospel repeats ideals that were already clear in the Old Testament. The command to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your mind,” was imprinted on the heart of every Jew, as a central daily prayer. We call to imitate the sacrificial love that took Christ to the cross for us. We are called today to examine our hearts. Do we have other loves that get in the way of our love for God? Do we love others as Jesus has loved us (John 13:34–35)? Do we love our enemies and pray for those who oppose and persecute us (Matthew 5:44)? Do we love our neighbour as ourselves (Leviticus 19:18)? The sublime law of love is in three dimensions: love of self, love of neighbour, and to love the Lord our God. John the evangelist gives us a question to test the genuineness of our love: “Anyone who says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, is a liar, for how can one who does not love the brother that he can see, love God whom he has never seen?” (1 Jn 4:20). Pope Francis invites us to rethink: “True faith in the incarnate Son of God is inseparable from self-giving, from membership in the community, from service, from reconciliation with others. The Son of God, by becoming flesh, summoned us to the revolution of tenderness” (Evangelii Gaudium, 88). Let us tell the Lord we love Him, as we do in today’s Psalm: I love you, Lord, my strength, my rock, my fortress, my saviour.
Please join us for refreshments in the hall after Mass.
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.
All Saints Catholic High School 6th Form Open Morning – Saturday, 10th November, 10am -12 noon. Please see the poster at the back of church.
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.
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.
Diocesan Job Vacancies are on the screen notice board at the back of church and also the Diocesan website.
Please consider making your offertory donations to the Parish via Standing Order.
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.