Bulletin 30th June 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 30thJune 2019 – Sts Peter & Paul, Apostles


Mass Times and Intentions


Saturday 29thJune in the church Vigil, Sts Peter & Paul, Apostles 6.30 pm Thomas Martin, Ellen Broadhead

Sunday, 30thJune in the church Mass, Sts Peter & Paul, Apostles 11.00 am Marion Goward

Monday in the church 9.00 am

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

Wednesday in the church St Thomas, Apostle 7.30pm

Thursday in the church 9.00am

Friday in the church 11.30am

Friday in the church First Friday Adoration 6.00pm

Saturday in the church 9.00 am Tom & Bridie Kinsella and Brian Moore

Saturday 6thJuly in the church14thSunday in Ordinary Time 6.30 pm For the People of the Parish

Sunday 7thJulyin the church 14thSunday in Ordinary Time 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.


Margaret Butcher died 6thJune.Marion Goward died 21stJune. Their families have the assurance of our prayers.

May they rest in peace.


Please pray for the repose of the souls of Margaret Butcher and Marion Goward, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Maria Kutty Chaco, Kuncheria Chaco, Ann O’Shea, Leonard Nicholson, Gilbert Hepworth, David Matthews, Ron James, Maureen Mogam, Eleanor Baker, Ellen Ward, Alice Selwood, Margaret Cotton, Anthony Baxter, Jim Oxley, Winifred Raynes and George Witczak. 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 £ 599.01 plus your regular standing orders of £390.50.


Mass information for 6th& 7thJuly – 14thSunday in Ordinary Time


Saturday 6thJuly: Announcer: Paul Zadik. Readers:Christine Trebicka, Annette Murray, Pauline McConnon. Eucharistic Ministers: Alison Woodhead,David Raynes,* Peter Roche

Sunday 7thJuly:Announcer:Darren McDonnell. Readers:Monica Grant, Gerard Strain, Katie Unwin. Eucharistic Ministers:Chris Ashton,Vicky Moss*, Monique Fournier, Chris Grant, Hilary Green

Children’s Liturgy:Leaders will be Debbie & Eileen


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: Thurs. 4thJuly 9.30am:Group 3: P Deakin, M Fournier, A Gibson, A & A Rodgers

Sat.20thJuly 11.00am:Group 4: A Purdy, A Windle, R Gillott, J Klapas

St Vincent de Paul: Mondaysat 7.30pm. Chris Ashton on 2343580.

Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsals: Tuesday 9thJuly, 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. 5thJuly, 12thJuly (Gelato).Fran Shiel, 07870478294. Please ensure you return your completed consent form to Fran before the Gelato trip. Without it, you cannot go.


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 sacredheart479@gmail.com.


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 sacredheart479@gmail.comto arrange a Mass dedication on the date of your choice, or give your request in writing to Fr Michael.


Padley Pilgimage: Sunday 14thJuly -S32 2JA. Meet at Grindleford Station, 3.00pm. Guest speaker: Bishop Ralph. Mass 3.30pm. More info: Celia White 2343580. 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 francesca@fmflynn.plus.com




(Fr. Michael’s Homily)


Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul is a liturgical feast in honour of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul, which is observed on 29 June. Peter, who was named Simon, was a fisherman of Galilee and was introduced to Jesus by his brother Andrew. Jesus gave him the name Cephas (Petrus in Latin), which means ‘Rock,’ because he was to become the rock upon which Christ would build His Church.

Peter was a courageous follower of the Lord. He was the first to recognize that Jesus was “the Messiah, the Son of the living God,” and eagerly pledged his fidelity until death. In his boldness, he also made many mistakes, however, such as losing faith when walking on water with Christ and betraying the Lord on the night of His passion. Yet despite his human weaknesses, Peter was chosen to shepherd God's flock. The Acts of the Apostles illustrates his role as head of the Church after the Resurrection and Ascension of Christ. Peter led the Apostles as the first Pope and ensured that the disciples kept the true faith. St. Peter spent his last years in Rome, leading the Church through persecution and eventually being martyred in the year 64. He was crucified upside-down at his own request, because he claimed he was not worthy to die as his Lord.

St. Paul was the Apostle of the Gentiles. His letters are included in the writings of the New Testament, and through them we learn much about his life and the faith of the early Church.

Before receiving the name Paul, he was Saul, a Jewish pharisee who zealously persecuted Christians in Jerusalem. Scripture records that Saul was present at the martyrdom of St. Stephen. Saul's conversion took place as he was on his way to Damascus to persecute the Christian community there. As he was traveling along the road, he was suddenly surrounded by a great light from heaven. He was blinded and fell off his horse. He then heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” He answered: “Who are you, Lord?” Christ said: “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.” Saul continued to Damascus, where he was baptized, and his sight was restored. He took the name Paul and spent the remainder of his life preaching the Gospel tirelessly to the Gentiles of the Mediterranean world. Paul was imprisoned and taken to Rome, where he was beheaded in the year 67.

Let us embrace what they believed, their life, their labours, their sufferings, their preaching, and their confession of faith.




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) 2343580carmelcarecoordinator@hallam-diocese.com


Diocesan Job Vacanciesare on the screen notice board at the back of church. Also on the Diocesan website.






























































































































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