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 3rdMarch 2019 – 8thSunday in Ordinary Time
There will be a collection after Mass in support of Hallam Caring Services
Mass Times and Intentions
Saturday 2ndMarch, Vigil, 7thSunday in Ord. Time 6.30pm For the People of the Parish
Sunday 3rdMarch, 7thSunday in Ordinary Time 11.00am Deceased of the Wiseman Family
Monday in the church St Casimir 9.00am
Tuesday in the church Shrove Tuesday 9.00am No Mass. Prayer of the Church
Wednesday in the church ASH WEDNESDAY 9:15am and 6:30pm
Thursday in the church Sts Perpetua & Felicity 9.00am
Friday in the church St John of God 11.30am
Saturday in the church St Frances of Rome 9.00am
Saturday 9thMarch, Vigil, 1stSunday in Lent 6.30pm For the People of the Parish
Sunday 10thMarch, First Sunday in Lent 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: Marguerite Brennan, Anthony Saville, Douglas Winter, Enid Gaffney, Marjorie Kenyon, Elizabeth Denning, Glen Addy, Rose Gormley, Mark Neylan, Teresa Caulton, Mgr Stephen Sullivan, Betty Blagg, Alan Caulton, Brian Thompson and Marie Lindop. 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 £440.63,plus your regular standing orders of £ 417.00 per week.
Mass information for 9th& 10thMarch, First Sunday in Lent
Announcers: Christine Trebicka (Saturday)Janet Reader (Sunday).Readers: Pauline McConnon, Paul Zadik, David Barrett. (Saturday). Gerard Strain, Darren McDonnell, David Wilkinson (Sunday). Eucharistic Ministers: Alison Woodhead,David Raynes*, Peter Roche(Saturday).Harry Priestley, Rebecca LeCount*, Angela Day, Gerard Strain, Lisa Unwin (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 or Chris Ashton on 2343580.Patient in hospital: Ring the voicemail on 2714999.
Children’s Liturgy: Eileen & Fran
Church Cleaning: Please see the revised rota on the notice board in the church porch.
St Vincent de Paul: Mondaysat 7.30pm. Chris Ashton on 2343580.
Choir Rehearsals:Next rehearsal: Tuesday12thMarch7.30pm: Barbara Hartley 2343580
Art Class: Wednesdays 10am in the sacristy: Barbara Beatson2343580.
Contact Club: Wednesdays 1.30pm. Christine Trebicka 2343580
Youth Friendship: Fridays in the School Hall, 6.30 to 8.00pm. Years 6,7& 8. Here are the dates for 2019: 8thMarch,
22nd March, 26th April, 10thMay, 24thMay, 7thJune, 21stJune, 5thJuly, 12thJuly (Gelato Trip).Fran Shiel, 2343580.
Sunday Announcers & Readers: The new rota is on the notice board and there are copies in the sacristy.
Rustenburg Project:The total raised in the Parish for the Rustenburg Project in South Africa in 2018 was £1082.10. Sr Maire passes on her grateful thanks for your efforts. Fundraising will continue throughout Lent and Easter in 2019.
Baptism Classes for First Time Parents: These will take place Sundays 17th& 24thMarchbefore Mass at 10.00am. To enrol, please contact the office on 2343580 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sacrament of Confirmation: Letters of invitation are at the back of church, with application forms inside. Copies are also available from the Presbytery on 2343580 or email@example.com.Please return the form to Fr Michael / Deacon Tony as soon as possible.
St Wilfirid's Centreare looking for new volunteers for the following roles: Cafe- alternate Friday morning. Kitchen - Wednesday or alternate Friday.Befriending- Monday morning. Pottery - Monday morning or Tuesday afternoon. Allotment - Tuesday morning or Wednesday morning. Literacy-Thursday morning. Computer - Friday morning. Woodworking Workshop- Monday morning, Tuesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Friday morning. Welcomer,cafe and kitchen to cover on an emergency/ad hoc basis. Contact Tracey Harrison-Marr on 0114 2555720 (option 2) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAFOD Family Fast Soup Lunch: In the Hall, after Mass on Sunday 10th March, we will be serving a soup and sandwich lunch for CAFOD Family Fast Day. For anyone who wishes to just have tea/coffee, this will be available as
usual. All donations for lunch and drinks on that Sunday will be for the CAFOD Family Fast appeal.
Knights of Columba Lenten Serviceled by Fr John Cooke, Sunday 10thMarch, 2.30pm. Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Kirk Edge S6 6LJ.
Sacred Heart Parish Council: Next meeting Thursday 14thMarch, 7.30pm in the Presbytery.
Deanery Justice and Peace events: Saturday 6thApril, St Wilfred’s Centre, Queen’s Rd, S2, half day - Care of Creation and Hallam Environmental Policy. Saturday 11th May, 12 noon, St Marie’s Cathedral - Mass for Creation, said by Bishop Ralph. Younger people please note:There will be a sleepout in St Wilfred’s car park on Friday 29thMarchin solidarity with rough sleepers.
Parish Quiet Day – This will be a half-day event on the morning of Saturday 23rdMarch. Further details to follow.
THE EVIDENCE OF GRACE
(Fr. Michael’s Homily)
What’s Wrong with the World? I am.
A century ago, in response to a newspaper article that asked, “What is wrong with the world today?” the Catholic thinker G.K. Chesterton wrote a letter to the editor which read: “Dear Sir: Regarding your article 'What's Wrong with the World?' I am. Yours truly,” G.K. Chesterton.
In our present climate if a similar question is posed today, it is very likely the answer we may likely get to the question is: They are!
Our life in the Spirit results from his gift and our cooperation. Our part is to remove obstacles to growth, and one of our positive goals is to develop a kindly attitude to our fellow Christians. It is for us to help them and leave it to God to judge them.
We are called to help others to remove from their eyes whatever it is that prevents them seeing clearly. But this requires that our seeing is clear. As parents and teachers and friends, our greatest need is for our hearts to be purified by God. The words and actions that come from a pure heart are always words and actions of love. They can bring only healing to others. Left to ourselves, there comes out a mixture of love and self-interest, of healing and hurting.
It is essential that we find the courage to keep in touch with our own heart and allow the fire of God’s love to keep purifying it. No task is more important. Everything we do with and for others depends upon it. May we bear fruits that are worthy of our Christian calling. Amen
Please join us for refreshments in the hall after Mass
Diocesan Job Vacanciesare 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 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.
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.
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.
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.