Weekly Bulletin 10 February 2019




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: sacredheart479@gmail.com


Sunday 10th February 2019 – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Next Sunday is Racial Justice Day. There will be collections at the end of next weekend’s Masses in support of the Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ)


Mass Times and Intentions


Saturday 9th February, Vigil, 5th Sunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm For the People of the Parish

Sunday 10th February, 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time 11.00am For the People of the Parish

Monday in the church 9.00am Rastislav Stano & friends RIP

Tuesday in the church 9.00am No Mass. Prayer of the Church

Wednesday in the church 7.30pm

Thursday in the church 9.00am

Friday in the church 11.30am No Mass

Saturday in the church 9.00am Tom & Bridie Kinsella and Brian Moore

Saturday 16th February, Vigil, 6th Sunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm For the People of the Parish

Sunday 17th February, 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time 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: 9.45am Morning Prayer, 9am Mass, Confessions & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.


Please pray for all those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Barbara Mary Hughes, Kieran Butler, Emma Godfrey, Maria Lawrence, James Connolly, Aberilda Cade, Betty Byrne, Peter Brennan, Margaret Butcher, Malcolm Irvine, Tom Kinsella, Ben Patten, Kathryn Hanley, Cecila Mottram, Ita Guite, Eileen Shepard, Margaret Florence Radford, Andrew Ronan, Thomas McAnearney, Doreen Tingle and Eric Squire. May they rest in peace.


Please also pray for all those unwell at home or in hospital and for all those who care for the sick.


Thank you for last week’s collection of £517.03, plus your regular standing orders of £ 417.00 per week.

The collection for SPUC’s White Flower Appeal raised £58.81. The collection for Pax Christi raised £154.01. Thank you.

Carol Singing in Hillsborough Precinct raised £131.47 for St Wilfred's Centre, who support up to 50 vulnerable people a day. Many thanks to all those who took part.


Mass information for 16th & 17th February, 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Announcers: David Barrett (Saturday) Jayne Kirwan (Sunday). Readers: Malcolm Fleet, Claire Brady, Paul Zadik (Saturday). Ailsa Rodgers, David Wilkinson, Mike Nadin. (Sunday). Eucharistic Ministers: Vicky Moss, Monique Fournier*, Chris Grant, Hilary Green, Chris Hibberd (Sunday).


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.

Children’s Liturgy: Half Term

Church Cleaning: Please see the revised rota on the notice board in the church porch.

St Vincent de Paul: Mondays at 7.30pm. Contact Chris Ashton

Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsal: Tuesday 5th March (Shrove Tuesday) 7.30pm: contact Barbara Hartley

Art Class: Wednesdays 10am in the sacristy: contact Barbara Beatson .

Contact Club: Wednesdays 1.30pm. Contact Christine Trebicka

Youth Friendship: Fridays in the School Hall, 6.30 to 8.00pm. Years 6,7 & 8. Here are the dates for 2019: 15th Feb, 8th March, 22nd March, 26th April, 10th May, 24th May, 7th June, 21st June, 5th July, 12th July (Gelato Trip). Please contact Fran Shiel



The Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred by Bishop Ralph Heskett on Saturday 29th June at 6.30pm. Candidates will be in Year 9 or older. Confirmation Preparation Leaders have a meeting in February to prepare the programme of preparation. Letters of invitation to potential candidates who are former Sacred Heart School pupils are at the back of church, with application forms inside. Copies are also available from the Presbytery on 2343580 or sacredheart479@gmail.com. Please return the form to Fr Michael / Deacon Tony as soon as possible.


Forthcoming events at other parishes in the Deanery: St Vincent’s Panto “A Tale of Two Cities” Friday 15th February 7:30 pm, Saturday 16th February 2pm and 7:30pm. Proceeds to St Justin’s Group and CAFOD.

St Francis Dance Group: “The Greatest Show” Friday 1st March, 8pm and Saturday 2nd March, 3pm. Proceeds to CAFOD.


Please consider making your offertory donations to the Parish via Standing Order. Contact the Presbytery for details


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.




(Fr. Michael’s Homily)

Put Out into the Deep

Today put out into the deep.

Put out into the deep of faith and be transformed forever.

Put out into the deep of forgiveness and inaugurate the jubilee of joy.

Put out into the deep of loving again, despite past betrayals and failed love; see what God holds out for you.

Put out into the deep of prayer and the scriptures and discover an exciting future in God.

Put out into the deep of beginning all over again and see the glories of little beginnings.

Trust not your strength but rely on God’s faithfulness and grace for your fruitfulness and success.

Remember Peter’s willingness to trust, his absolute self-surrender and your life will be an eternal poster of God’s goodness. Remember as well, the Lord gives to those he loves while they sleep (Psalm127:2) good measure pressed down, shaken together and running over and you will bloom like a watered garden, for truly you will be watered by the Lord and all you do will prosper.


Though the deep waters may be frightening, but the person who calls you to put into the deep is Jesus. Even the deep waters and stormy winds obey him, even the seas fled at his sight and mountain melt like wax in his presence, he walks on that waters. He is the master of the universe. And he is here. Put out into the deep. Drink from the wellspring of eternal beatitudes. He shatters the doors of bronze and cut in two the bars of iron (Psalm107:16) that a new dawn of favour shall fall on you.

Lord I believe let me be established for all times on the solid certainty of your promises.



Please join us for refreshments in the hall after Mass



Diocesan Job Vacancies are on the screen notice board at the back of church and also the Diocesan website.


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.

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