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 23rd June 2019 – Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ
The candidates for Confirmation will be presented at Mass today.
Bishop Ralph will be here to confer Confirmation at Vigil Mass next Saturday.
Mass Times and Intentions
Saturday 22nd June in the church Vigil, Holy Body & Blood of Christ 6.30 pm For an end to abortion
Sunday, 23rd June in the church Mass, Holy Body & Blood of Christ 11.00 am
Monday in the church Birth of St John the Baptist 9.00 am
Tuesday in the church 9.00 am Prayer of the Church (No Mass)
Wednesday in the church Funeral Service, Catherine Gibson 1.00pm
Wednesday in the church No Mass
Thursday in the church St Cyril of Alexandria 9.00am
Friday in the church The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus 9.15 am
Saturday in the church Immaculate Heart of Blessed Virgin Mary 9.00 am
Saturday 29th June in the church Vigil & Confirmation Mass 6.30 pm Thomas Martin, Ellen Broadhead
Sunday 30th June in the church Sts Peter & Paul 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.
Michael Parden died recently. His family have the assurance of our prayers. May he rest in peace.
Please pray for Michael Parden and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Kathleen Kelly, Naomi Harrison, Elizabeth Leach, Edmund Dybanski, Margaret Hanby, Sheila Whittaker, Ellen Haywood, Ellen Cummings, Alan Steel, Mary Maloney, Eileen Bradshaw, Walter Garwood, David McGovern, Marie Josephine Hart, Una Kilbane and Denis Fleming. 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 £ 486.78, plus your regular standing orders of £390.50.
The collection for Day For Life raised £ 116.10. Thank you.
Mass information for 29th & 30th June – Sts Peter & Paul
Saturday 29th June: Announcer: Annette Murray. Readers: John McConnon, Claire Brady, Paul Zadik. Eucharistic Ministers: Enrico Castellino, Anita Gibson*, Francesca Esaposito
Sunday 30th June: Announcer: Gerard Strain. Readers: Jayne Kirwan, David Wilkinson, Ailsa Rodgers. Eucharistic Ministers: Gerard Strain, Lisa Unwin*, Jane Higgins, David Wilkinson, Annie Reed
Children’s Liturgy. Leaders will be Maryann & Kirsty
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 2962514. Patient in hospital: Ring the voicemail on 2714999.
Church Cleaning: Thurs. 4th July 9.30am: Group 3: P Deakin, M Fournier, A Gibson, A & A Rodgers
Sat. 20th July 11.00am: Group 4: A Purdy, A Windle, R Gillott, J Klapas
St Vincent de Paul: Mondays at 7.30pm. Chris Ashton on 2962514.
Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsals: Tuesday 2nd July, 7.30pm: Barbara Hartley
Art Class: Wednesdays 10am in the presbytery. Barbara Beatson
Youth Friendship: Fridays in the Presbytery, 6.30 to 8.00pm. Years 6,7 & 8. 5th July, 12th July (Gelato). Fran Shiel
Sacred Heart Memorial Garden: We have plots available to reserve in our memorial garden. Plots cost £300 each, including plaque and the right to inter ashes. For more details, please contact Richard at the Presbytery on 2343580 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 to arrange a Mass dedication on the date of your choice, or give your request in writing to Fr Michael.
Padley Pilgimage: Sunday 14th July - S32 2JA. Meet at Grindleford Station, 3.00pm. Guest speaker: Bishop Ralph. Mass 3.30pm. More info: Celia White. Poster at the back of church.
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 on Sunday. Contact Francesca Flynn, 0114 2686247 or firstname.lastname@example.org
THE EVIDENCE OF GRACE
(Fr. Michael’s Homily)
Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Today, we celebrate the great Solemnity of the Most Holy and Most Precious Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, also known as the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, a great day and occasion dedicated to one of the most important central tenets of our Christian faith, in our belief and firm conviction that God Himself has given us His own Precious Body and His own Precious Blood in the Holy Eucharist.
The Eucharist is the single most important thing in the universe, the most precious gift that God has given to man. It is not just a sign, not just a symbol. It is Christ, true God, true man, sacramentally present to us in the form of bread and wine that is, after consecration, truly, substantially changed into Christ’s body and blood. The Eucharist is not just a “nice thing,” not merely a symbolic sign of sharing and community, it is Christ’s true Body and true Blood.
In the Holy Mass, Jesus continually offers himself; body and blood, soul and divinity to us who receive him sacramentally and spiritually. Jesus' feeding of the five thousand is a sign of God's generous care and provision for his people. When God gives, he gives abundantly.
Do you hunger for God and for the abundant life he offers you through Jesus Christ? Jesus' feeding of the five thousand is the only miracle recorded in all four Gospels. What is the significance of this miracle? The miraculous feeding of such a great multitude pointed to God's provision of manna (bread) in the wilderness for the people of Israel under Moses' leadership. When the people complained to Moses that they would die of hunger in the barren wilderness, God told Moses that he would "rain bread from heaven" for them to eat (Exodus 16:4,11-12). The miraculous provision of bread foreshadows the true heavenly bread which Jesus offers his followers who believe in him. Jesus makes a claim only God can make: He is the "bread of life" (John 6:35) and the "true bread of heaven" that sustains us now and for all eternity (John 6:58). Jesus in the Eucharist is with us, the Risen One who said: “I am with you always, to the close of the age” (Mt 28:20). May his eucharistic presence fill us and strengthen us for the pilgrimage of life.
Please join us for refreshments in the hall after Mass
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.
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) 07305 476 987 email@example.com
Diocesan Job Vacancies are on the screen notice board at the back of church. Also on the Diocesan website.