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 9thJune 2019 – Pentecost
Mass Times and Intentions
Saturday 8thJune in the church Vigil, Pentecost 6.30 pm Fernando, Stoffel, Sebastian, Carlos
Sunday, 9thJune in the church Mass, Pentecost 11.00 am Robert, Sergio, Gilles, Jacques
Monday in the church Mary, Mother of the Church 9.00 am
Tuesday in the church St Barnabas, apostle 9.00 am Prayer of the Church(No Mass)
Wednesday in the church 7.30 pm
Thursday in the church Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest 9.00am
Friday in the church 11.30 am
Saturday in the church 9.00 am
Saturday 15thJune in the churchVigil, The Most Holy Trinity 6.30 pm Frederick Byrne
Sunday 16thJunein the church The Most Holy Trinity 11.00 am For the People of the Parish
Mass at Kirk Edge Monastery each day at 8am. Saturdays at Sacred Heart: Adoration, confessions 10am to 11am.
Please pray for those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time:
Margaret McKeown, George McKeown, Catherine Theresa Leah Darling, Jean Keoghan, Bill Woodhams, Patsy McGivern, Anne Hayes, Olga Long, John Maher, Sheila Margaret Oxley, Margaret Bowler, Harold Cole, Claire O’Malley, George Savage, Thomas Martin, Ellen Broadhead, Winnie Beatson, Christopher Ryan, Madelaine Blaess, Alice King, Bridget Crawshaw, Mrs Burt, Marek Piasecki, Timothy Sayles, Eileen Frankland and Catherine Mary Kent. 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 £ 589.69,plus your regular standing orders of £390.50.
The collection for World Communications Day raised £ 105.60. Thank you.
Mass information for 15th& 16thJune – The Most Holy Trinity
Saturday 15thJune: Announcer:Pauline McConnon. Readers:Ann Fleet, Malcolm Fleet, Annette Murray. Eucharistic Ministers: Ann Fleet, Annette Murray,* Claire Brady
Sunday 16thJune:Announcer:Jayne Kirwan. Readers:Mike Nadin, Claire Farrington, John Brennan. Eucharistic Ministers:Sr Maire, Marie Gelder,* John Mizzi, Mary Nadin, Mike Nadin.
Children’s Liturgy. Leaders will be Fran and Maryann.
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.
Church Cleaning:Sat. 22ndJune 11am: Group 2: J Corrigan, M & A Fleet, S & J House, P McConnon, H Woods.
Thurs. 4thJuly 9.30am:Group 3: P Deakin, M Fournier, A Gibson, A & A Rodgers
St Vincent de Paul: Mondaysat 7.30pm. Chris Ashton on 2962514.
Choir Rehearsals:Next rehearsals: Tuesday 4thJune, 7.30pm: Barbara Hartley 2320159
Art Class: Wednesdays 10am in the presbytery. Barbara Beatson 2322760.
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, 5thJuly, 12thJuly (Gelato Trip).Fran Shiel, 07870478294.
One Sheffield, Many Cultures Festival: Saturday 15thJune – We need helpers from Sacred Heart to pick up equipment from the church and school at 8.30am and to take things back at 3.00pm. Please contact Richard at the office (2343580) and I will put you in touch with the team.
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.
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 email@example.com 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, 0114 2343580 firstname.lastname@example.org
THE EVIDENCE OF GRACE
(Fr. Michael’s Homily)
Pentecost: Witness and Testimony
Today we celebrate the birth of the Church, Pentecost. God through the outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, gave manifold charisms to the Church. Every Charismatic gift is a manifestation of God’s Power and Presence given freely for God’s honour and glory and for the service of others. And scripture declares that the Holy Spirit distributes spiritual gifts to each one individually as He wills (1Cor 12:11). For effective witnessing therefore we must desire, pray for and exercise the gifts in us by the Spirit. Our witnessing must be a testimony, a testament and a celebration of deeds we have seen, wondrous words we have heard and great events we are re-living. We must therefore fan into flames the gifts received by radical and total commitment to Christ and the Spirit leading (2Tim 1:6).
Pope John XXIII Prayed; “God grant, that the Lord would still increase His rain of Charisms to make the Church fruitful, beautiful, marvelous and capable of inspiring respect, even the attention and the amazement of the profane world”. Blessed John Paul II the Great says: Open yourselves to the gifts of the Spirit.!
Welcoming the Holy Spirit is the core of this vast spiritual revival. To welcome Him is to experience the Spirit’s anointing in our Prayer and Power in our apostolic service, to welcome him is to experience consolation in our trials and light upon the choices we make; To welcome Him is to experience renewal, reactivation and total transformation. He comes, giving us a desire to praise God and a sweet taste of Praise, leading us to discover a new joy in life, opening our minds to scriptures, teaching us to proclaim Jesus as our LORD; giving us courage in new and difficult task. Whatever the Spirit touches, the Spirit changes; commit your life to the Father and the Father will commit his Spirit to you. Now, Receive the Holy Spirit!!! Let end this reflection in the inspired words of Bishop Ignatius di Latakia: “without the Holy spirit God is far away, Christ stays in the past, the Gospel is a dead letter, the Church is simply an organization, authority a matter of domination, mission a matter of propaganda, liturgy no more than evocation, Christian living a slave morality.
But with the Holy Spirit;
The Cosmos is resurrected and groans with the birth-pangs of the Kingdom, the risen Christ is there, the Gospel is the power of life, the church shows forth the life of the Trinity, authority is liberating service, mission is a Pentecost, the liturgy is both a memorial and anticipation, and human action is deified.” May we experience renewal daily through the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Please join us for refreshments in the hall after Mass
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.
Regular Giving to support Sacred Heart Church: Offertory Envelopes for 2019-2020 to be used from 7thApril 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) 07305 476 987 email@example.com
Diocesan Job Vacancies are on the screen notice board at the back of church - and also the Diocesan website.