Weekly Bulletin 14 April 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 14th April 2019 – Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday)


Lewis Ainsley will be baptised at Mass today. Congratulations to his family


The Ring of Coins collection after Mass raises funds for the Parish Covenant with the Poor


Mass Times and Intentions


Saturday 13th April in the church Vigil Mass, Passion Sunday 6.30pm Bernard Murphy

Sunday, 14th April in the church Mass, Passion Sunday 11.00am Victor Pamplona Lopez, Andet Faustine, Lombo

Francoise & Andet Odilon Namranga

Monday in the church 7.00pm Lenten Reconciliation Service

Tuesday in the church 9.00am Prayer of the Church (No Mass)

Wednesday in the church 6.30 pm Children’s 1st Confessions. No evening Mass

Holy Thursday in the church 9.00am Morning Prayer of the Church

Holy Thursday in the church 7.30pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper (church open until 11pm)

Good Friday in the church 9.00am Morning Prayer of the Church

Good Friday a day of fasting and abstinence 3.00pm Solemn Liturgy for Good Friday


Holy Saturday in the church 9.00am Prayer of the Church (No Mass)

Saturday 20th April in the church Easter Vigil 8.30pm For the People of the Parish

Sunday 21st April in the church Mass, Easter Sunday 11.00am Michael Stanley


Mass at Kirk Edge Monastery each day at 8am, except Thursday (5pm), Good Friday (3pm) & Easter Vigil (8pm)

Saturdays: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, confessions 10am to 11am.



Holy Week & Easter


Lenten Reconciliation Service, in church, Monday 15th April, 7pm.

Altar Servers Practices: Thursday 6.45pm, Good Friday 9.30am, Saturday 9.30am

Readers, Eucharistic Ministers and Washing of Feet: Sign-up sheets in the church porch. Please add your name.


Please pray for those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Annie McGeehan, Jack Cade, Ethel Gregory, John Kelly, George Edmund Gregory, Henry Darling, Michael Dearing, Hugh McGreehan, Dennis Brown, Mary Donlon and Nellie Lees. 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 £ 609.86, plus your regular standing orders of £ 417.00 per week.




Mass information for 20th & 21st April, Easter Sunday


Announcers: Christine Trebicka (Saturday) Darren McDonnell (Sunday). Readers: Annette Murray, Ann Fleet, Anita Gibson (Saturday). Janet Reader, Gerard Strauin, Katie Unwin (Sunday). Eucharistic Ministers: TBA (Saturday) TBA (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.

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

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

Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsals: Tuesday 16th April, 7.30pm: contact Barbara Hartley

Art Class: Wednesdays 10am in the presbytery. Cotnact Barbara Beatson

Youth Friendship: Fridays in the Presbytery, 6.30 to 8.00pm. Years 6,7 & 8. Here are the dates for 2019:

26th April, 10th May, 24th May, 7th June, 21st June, 5th July, 12th July (Gelato Trip). Contact Fran Shiel,


Rustenburg Project, South Africa: During Lent: The monies collected this week amounted to £91.70.

Thanks for your generosity. The soup on Friday has now ended. We had a great variety of English, Chinese and Thai recipes. The Sunday Raffle and Sale will continue. Your support will be greatly appreciated. Sr Maire


Ring of Coins: Many thanks for all your contributions so far. Collections will continue throughout Lent. The total to date is £305.67 with Week 5's total being £64.55.


APF Mission boxes: APF mission boxes are due for emptying. Please bring them to church or contact Janet Reader via the Presbytery number 2343580. Many thanks to all those who helped raise a total of £732 over the last year.

Counters Vacancy: This is done on a rota basis by 6 teams of 2 people. We need someone new, to be partnered with David Martin, to start in May. If you are interested in finding out more details about this volunteering opportunity, please contact Richard on 2343580 or sacredheart479@gmail.com.

Volunteers Needed – Carmel Care Lunch Club: 172 Dykes Hall Road S6 4GS: Carmel Care is seeking to recruit two volunteers to set up and run a Lunch Club for adults at Carmel Care. If you are aged 18 or over, able to relate to people with respect and understanding, and willing to give a few hours each week we would like to hear from you. For more information please contact Anne Jenkinson (Co-ordinator) carmelcarecoordinator@hallam-diocese.com

Deanery Justice and Peace events: Saturday 11th May, 12 noon, St Marie’s Cathedral - Mass for Creation, said by Bishop Ralph.


Regular Giving to support Sacred Heart Church: Offertory Envelopes for 2019-2020 to be used from 7 April are now available at the back of church. If you have not used envelopes for your Offertory donation in the past and would like to start now, please put your name and address on the list near the envelopes and they will be ready for you to collect next weekend. Parishioners who prefer to give regularly by standing order since this is an efficient and convenient method. There’s no need for cash or to write cheques. If you would like to donate by standing order please set this up with your bank. Whether you give by envelope or by standing order, if you are a taxpayer the best way to increase the value of your donations, without it costing you anymore, is to complete a Gift Aid declaration. Gift Aid allows the church to claim back from the government on your behalf 25p for every £1 you donate, boosting the value of the donation by a quarter. Gift Aid declaration forms are also available near the envelopes. Please place completed forms in the Sacristy. As a church community, we are encouraged to increase the amount we give to support our church as income is failing to keep up with growing expenses. Please consider if it is possible to give a bit more. Thank you for everything you already give and do in any way.


Please consider making your offertory donations to the Parish via Standing Order.


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


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.



Please join us for refreshments in the hall after Mass





Green Gas: As members of the Inter-Diocesan Fuel Management (IFM) scheme, we have earned a certificate showing that 57% of the gas used by our parish in the last contract year was green gas. Green gas refers to gas that has come from renewable sources like bio-term rather than from traditional natural gas or fracking. We are on course this year for 100% of our gas to be green. This puts you at the forefront of denominations, charities, businesses in taking this step. Our electricity supply is already 100% from renewable sources. The certificate is on the notice board at the back of church.

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