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 2nd June 2019 – Seventh Sunday of Easter
Today is World Communications Day. There will be a second collection at the end of Mass.
Mass Times and Intentions
Saturday 1st June in the church Vigil Mass, 7th Sunday of Easter 6.30 pm For the People of the Parish
Sunday, 2nd June in the church Mass, 7th Sunday of Easter 11.00 am Christian Wyndell Hervias
Monday in the church St Charles Lwanga & companions 9.00 am
Tuesday in the church 9.00 am Prayer of the Church (No Mass)
Wednesday in the church St Boniface 7.30 pm
Thursday in the church St Norbert 9.00am Prayer of the Church (No Mass)
Friday in the church 11.30 am
Friday in the church First Friday Devotions 6.00 pm
Saturday in the church 9.00 am Prayer of the Church (No Mass)
Saturday 8th June in the church Vigil, Pentecost 6.30 pm For the People of the Parish
Sunday 9th June in the church Pentecost 11.00 am For the People of the Parish
Mass at Kirk Edge Monastery each day at 8am.
Saturdays at Sacred Heart: 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:
Roy Camsell, Jill Evens, Susan Coultish, Mary Bishop, Anthony Moger, Arthur Steel, Moll McGivern, Renee Swift, Anthony Mains, Margaret Kennedy, Karol Wojewoda, Robert Hamilton, Mae Hamilton, Jean Butler-Morgan, George Wilson, Francis Hynd, Monica Quirin, Frank Kay, Matthew Buckley and Helen Todd . 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 the last week’s collection of £ 577.77, plus your regular standing orders of £417.00.
Mass information for 8th & 9th June – Pentecost
Saturday 8th June Announcer: John McConnon. Readers: Paul Zadik, Pauline McConnon, Christine Trebicka. Eucharistic Ministers: Walter Mswaka, Tina Varley*, Clarissa Mswaka.
Sunday 9th June: Announcer: David Wilkinson. Readers: Jayne Kirwan, Janet Reader, George Brownell. Eucharistic Ministers: Rita Kaye, Chris Hibberd*, Hilary Green, Sheila McDonnell, Stephen Marlow.
Children’s Liturgy: Children's Liturgy restarts next Sunday, Pentecost, 9th June, with one group of pre-First Holy Communion children meeting in the Hall. Leaders will be Eileen and Magdalene.
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 June: Group 1: A. Larkin, J McDonnell, A&L Murray, J &C Uwaoma.
St Vincent de Paul: Mondays at 7.30pm. Contact Chris Ashton .
Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsals: Tuesday 4th June, 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:
7th June, 21st June, 5th July, 12th July (Gelato Trip). Contact Fran Shiel,
Lourdes Pilgrimage helpers: You need to be DBS checked in order to comply with the law. Please contact Fiona O’Farrell on 07955 234602. Fiona can be here to see you at either Saturday or Sunday Masses. Thank you.
Saturday Readers & Announcers: The new rota is on the notice board and there are copies in the sacristy.
Mass Booking: You may wish to dedicate a Mass to the deceased, or have a Mass said for your own or loved ones’ intentions. The traditional Mass booking donation applies. Please contact Richard on 2343580 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a Mass dedication on the date of your choice, or give your request in writing to Fr Michael.
Hallam Walsingham Diocesan Pilgrimage, Saturday 27th July -Coaches leave Pond Hill at 7.50 a.m. £18 adults, £12 children & students, procession along the Holy Mile, Mass of Sunday. Contact Francesca Flynn, email@example.com
THE EVIDENCE OF GRACE
(Fr. Michael’s Homily)
May They Become Perfectly One
Jesus' prayer concludes with a petition for the unity among all Christians who profess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Jesus prays for all men and women who will come after him and follow him as his disciples (John 17:20). In a special way Jesus prays here for each one of us that as members of his body the church we would be one as he and his Father are one. The unity of Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, with the eternal Father is a unity of mutual love, service, and honour, and a oneness of mind, heart, and spirit. The Lord Jesus calls each one of his followers into this unity of mutual love, respect, service, honour, and friendship with all who belong to Christ.
In the first reading we see the fresh eagerness of St Stephen: 'Stephen, filled with the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, ....I can see heaven thrown open' he said 'and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.' This was indeed the springtime of the Church. We need to revisit this, each year to be revived by the Spirit. When our own spirits are jaded and tired-out, we need the spirit and the Bridegroom to say to us 'Come'.
In light of the Word of God which we have been listening to, and which has guides us to pray for Christian Unity, we can truly affirm that all of us, believers in Christ, have been called to proclaim the mighty works of God. Beyond the differences which still separate us, we recognize with joy that at the origin of our Christian life there is always a call from God Himself. Let us with courage listen to the voice of the Lord saying: Come, come together as one. We ask the Lord: Renew in us the power of the Holy Spirit that we may be a sign of that unity and a means of its growth. Increase in us a fervent love, respect, and care for all our brothers and sisters who believe in Jesus Christ. Amen
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
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
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 (Co-ordinator) firstname.lastname@example.org
Diocesan Job Vacancies are on the screen notice board at the back of church - and also the Diocesan website.