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 5th May 2019 – Third Sunday of Easter
There will be a second collection at next weekend’s Masses in aid of the Priests’ Training Fund
Next Sunday is First Holy Communion Mass 1
Mass Times and Intentions
Saturday 4th May in the church Vigil Mass, 3rd Sunday of Easter 6.30pm Jessie Goddard
Sunday, 5th May in the church Mass, 3rd Sunday of Easter 11.00am Basil Davis
Monday in the church 10.00am
Tuesday in the church 9.00am Prayer of the Church (No Mass)
Wednesday in the church 6.30am
Thursday in the church 9.00am
Friday in the church 11.30am
Saturday in the church 9.00am Tom & Bridie Kinsella and Brian Moore
Saturday 11th May in the church Vigil, 4th Sunday of Easter 6.30pm For the People of the Parish
Sunday 12th May in the church 4th Sunday of Easter 11.00am For the People of the Parish
Mass at Kirk Edge Monastery each day at 8am. Saturdays: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, confessions 10am to 11am.
Please pray for those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time:
Morris Harrison, James Folan, Eric Douglas Howgate, Reginald Loomes, William Henry Maycock, Mabel Wortley, Lorraine Purdy, Rita Bowler, Madelaine Scott, Joseph Canavan, Maria Gell, Rita Gregory, Thomas Coyle, Walter Green, Christopher Paul Hugo Roche, DouglasWalker, William Hissitt, Gertrude Wasrburton, Ronnie Synnot, Mary Nicholson, Ellen Green, Elizabeth Alldritt and Helmut Pahlke. 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 £559.24, plus your regular standing orders of £417.00.
Mass information for 11th & 12th May – Fourth Sunday of Easter
Announcers: Paul Zadik (Saturday) Jayne Kirwan (Sunday). Readers: Malcolm Fleet, John McConnon, Ann Fleet (Saturday). First Holy Communion (Sunday). Eucharistic Ministers: Annette Murray, Claire Brady*, Mario Costellino (Saturday). Stephen Marlow, Sr Maire*, Marie Gelder, John Mizzi, Mary Nadin (Sunday)
Children’s Liturgy: The leader is Kirsty on 5th May. There is a break for First Holy Communion Sundays and Half Term, then Children’s Liturgy resumes on 9th June.
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: Group 3 – Thursday 9th
St Vincent de Paul: Mondays at 7.30pm. Contact Chris Ashton
Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsals: Tuesday 7th May, 7.30pm: contact Barbara Hartley
Art Class: Wednesdays 10am in the presbytery. Contact Barbara Beatson
Youth Friendship: Fridays in the Presbytery, 6.30 to 8.00pm. Years 6,7 & 8. Here are the dates for 2019:
10th May, 24th May, 7th June, 21st June, 5th July, 12th July (Gelato Trip). Contact Fran Shiel,
Journey in Faith: TODAY, Sunday 5th May, 6.30pm in the Presbytery
First Confessions for Catechumens preparing for First Holy Communion: Monday 6th May at 6:30pm in the Church.
First Holy Communion practice: Tuesday 7th May 1.30pm in the church.
First Holy Communion Mass 1 next Sunday, 12th May 11am
Ring of Coins, 2019: The total this year was £420.15. Many thanks for your generous donations.
Rustenburg: Last week raised £24.50. Grateful thanks for your generous support. A figure for the total raised this year will be announced in due course. Sr Maire.
Deanery Justice and Peace events: Saturday 11th May, 12 noon, St Marie’s Cathedral - Mass for Creation, said by Bishop Ralph.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance: We are again collecting Red, Blue & Green (only) clean milk bottle tops to support this service. There is a box in the church porch. Thank you.
THE EVIDENCE OF GRACE
(Fr. Michael’s Homily)
Do you love the Risen Lord Jesus above all else?
Each Sunday of Easter in its own unique way helps us prepare for Pentecost. Jesus’s appearances in His Risen Body alert us more and more to the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church, of which God calls us to be full members.
Today we hear how Christ extended the gift of reconciliation to one of the apostles in a very particular way. Like all the gifts that God gives, this gift of reconciliation was given to Saint Peter so that he would be a better disciple of Christ Jesus in his own particular manner. After commanding St. Peter regarding
the miraculous catch of fish — itself a symbol of the apostles’ ministry to be “fishers of men” — Our Risen Lord asks Peter a very simple question. These questions aim at reconciliation. “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” When Peter answered, our Lord did nothing else but entrust his sheep to him. Only by re-assuring Jesus and a profession of faith and love that he accepted the name “Peter” and the commission.
The Risen Christ calls each one of us, even in our personal struggles, weakness, and sin, to draw near to him as our merciful Healer and Saviour. He invites us to choose him as our Lord and to love him above all else. As St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD) wrote in his famous confession: "Late have I loved you, O Beauty so ancient and so new. Late have I loved you! ... You touched me! - and I burn to live within your peace. " (Confessions 10:27)
The Risen Lord wants to personally draw near to each one of us and he knocks every day on the door of our hearts, and he waits for our response (Revelation 3:20). Do you recognize the Lord's presence with you, and do you listen for his voice as he speaks to you in your heart and through the word of God in the Sacred Scriptures? Is your life listening? May our profession of faith be like Peter’s: Lord, you know I love you, please teach me your ways.
Please join us for refreshments in the hall after Mass
Volunteers Needed – Carmel Care Lunch Club: 172 Dykes Hall Road S9 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 email@example.com
Regular Giving to support Sacred Heart Church: Offertory Envelopes for 2019-2020 to be used from 7th 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. The parish bank account details are Sort Code: 40-41-47 Account no: 21094319.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. Our account details:
Diocese of Hallam Sacred Heart - Sort code 404107 - Account no. 21094319
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.