Saturday 24th November, Vigil, Christ the King 6.30pm Frederick Byrne
Sunday 25th November, Mass, Christ the King 10.30am For the People of the Parish
Monday in the church 9.00am
Tuesday in the church 9.00am No Mass. Prayer of the Church
Wednesday in the church 7.30pm For persecuted Christians
Thursday in the church 9.00am No Mass. Prayer of the Church
Friday in the church 11.30am No Mass. Prayer of the Church
Saturday in the church St Andrew, Apostle 9.00am
Saturday 1st December, Vigil, 1st Sunday of Advent 6.30pm Frederick Byrne
Sunday 2nd December, 1st Sunday in Advent 11.00am For the People of the Parish
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 remember that as of the 1st Sunday in Advent, Sunday Mass will start at 11am.
- pray for all those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Len Beatson, Hannah Ruth Williams, Stefan Neubauer, Patricia Deakin, Margaret Kay, Bill Turner, Glynn Robinson, Sadie Lavelle, Jean Boxall, Christine Hodgetts, John Brendon O’Leary, Mark Fagan, Wilfred Gell, Alice Kenna, Margaret Saville, Bryan Noon, Mary Sayles, Katrina Somers, Clare Sharrock, Marjorie Hayward, Kevin Williams, Veara Parker, Hilaire D’Roza, Jason Frawley, John O’Connor, Carol Ann Adio, Joan Fox, Edmund Costello, Dolly Unsworth, Fr Hubert McNamara and Sue Kendall. May they rest in peace.
- pray for all those unwell at home or in hospital.
Thank you for last week’s collection of £ 483.63, plus your regular standing orders of £ 417.00 per week.
The collection for Sick & Retired Clergy raised £99.84. Thank you.
Donations to the Bethlehem Fund totalled £161.01. Many thanks.
Mass information for 1st & 2nd December, 1st Sunday of Advent
- Malcolm Fleet (Saturday) John Brennan (Sunday). Readers: Claire Brady, Anita Larkin, Anita Gibson (Saturday). Brian Marsden, Rebecca LeCount, Mike Nadin (Sunday) Eucharistic Ministers: Steve McGarry*, Walter Mswaka, Tina Varley (Saturday). Angela Day, Gerard Strain*, Lisa Unwin, Jane Higgins, David Wilkinson (Sunday)
Parish Christmas Fayre, TODAY Sunday 25th November: This year’s fayre is being held after the Sunday Mass.
The fayre provides both a social and fundraising opportunity for the parish and relies on your help for its success.
Annual Knights of Columba Advent Service, led by the Dean, at Kirk Edge, Sunday 2nd December, 2.30pm.
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.
Advent Day-by-Day: Available at the back of church, 70p each. Please put your money into the envelopes provided and into the collection.
Operation Christmas Child - Gift-filled Shoeboxes: There are shoeboxes with instruction leaflets inside in the church porch for you to take away and fill. If you cannot fill a shoebox but would like to contribute, please put donations in the box in the porch. For more information call Janina. Please return your shoebox by Sunday 2nd December.
Pastoral Review Exchange: The latest edition of the Review is out. If you would like either a paper or email copy of it, please phone or email Richard (2343580 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Certificate in Pastoral Ministry: Offered by Loyola University, Chicago, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Liverpool, this course consists of online modules running from February 2019 to December 2020. Please see the notice at the back of church or go to luc.edu/ips/Liverpool for more details on how to enrol.
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. 8th December, 11am: Group 4: D&R Kaye, M Mirando, A Purdy, A Windle, MA Todd, R Gillott
St Vincent de Paul: Mondays at 7.30pm. Chris Ashton
Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsal: Tuesday 4th December 7.30pm: Barbara Hartley
Art Class: Wednesdays 10am in the sacristy: Barbara Beatson
Contact Club: Wednesdays 1.30pm. 7th November: Rawson Spring.
Youth Friendship: Years 6,7 & 8. Please contact Fran Shiel
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.
Parish Safeguarding Representatives: Fiona O'Farrell. For non-urgent matters, please contact Fiona 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. Our account details:
Diocese of Hallam Sacred Heart - Sort code 404107 - Account no. 21094319.
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.