Sunday 7th July 2019 – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Next week is Sea Sunday, with a retiring collection is support of the
Apostleship of the Sea.
Mass Times and Intentions
Saturday 6th July in the church Vigil, 14th Sunday in Ord. Time 6.30 pm Margaret Butcher
Sunday, 7th July in the church Mass, 14th Sunday in Ord. Time 11.00 am For the People of the Parish
Monday in the church 9.00 am
Tuesday in the church St Augustine Zhao Rong, martyr 9.00 am Prayer of the Church (No Mass)
Wednesday in the church 7.30pm
Thursday in the church St Benedict, Patron of Europe 9.00am
Friday in the church St John Jones 11.30am Dorothy Holden
Saturday in the church St Henry 9.00 am Johanna O'Connor
Saturday 13th July in the church 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time 6.30 pm Marie Hart, Jeanne Dimberline
Sunday 14th July in the church 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time 11.00am Andrew & Annie Kirwan
Paul & Janet Reader’s 50th Wedding Anniversary
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: Mary Donnelly, Ellen Frankland, Freda Taylor, Anne Womack, Thomas Green, Jean Marasco, John Stanley, John Edward Caborn, Maurice Taylor, Fr Bronek, Margaret Booth, George McKeown, Pat Heap, Bruce Kelly, Jane Page, John Caulton, Maud Emerson, Raymond Miles, Martin Donlon, Margaret Eyre, mary Caudwell, Richard Woolfrey, Gladys Crookes, Margaret Wright, Judith Eggleston, Agnes Hallam, Frank Holland and Dorothy Holden, 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 £ 481.37 plus your regular standing orders of £390.50.
Mass information for 13th & 14th July – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 13th July: Announcer: Clarissa Mswaka. Readers: Ann Fleet, David Barrett, Malcolm Fleet. Eucharistic Ministers: Steve McGarry, Walter Mswaka*, Tina Varley
Sunday 14th July: Announcer: Ailsa Rodgers. Readers: Brian Marsden, Clare Farrington, Stephen Marlow. Eucharistic Ministers: Sheila McDonnell, Rita Kaye*, Chris Hibberd, Stephen Marlow, Sr Maire
Children’s Liturgy: Leaders will be Kirsty & Fran. This is last session until September.
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. 20th July 11.00am: Group 4: A Purdy, A Windle, R Gillott, J Klapas
Sat. 3rd August 11.00am: 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 9th July, 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. 5th July, 12th July (Gelato). Contact Fran Shiel, 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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
THE EVIDENCE OF GRACE
(Fr. Michael’s Homily)
The Mission and a Vision of a Rich Harvest
If we read the Gospel of Luke (10:1-24) and Matthew (10:1-42), we will see two accounts of Jesus sending his disciples: the mission of the twelve in the Gospel of Matthew and sending the Seventy in Luke’s Gospel. Christian tradition identifies the Twelve apostles with their ordained ministry in the church. When at the Last Supper Jesus commissioned his followers to “do this in memory of me” he was addressing the Twelve, the clergy. The gospel account we heard today therefore, is the commissioning of lay ministry. This way we can read the two missions in the Gospel of Luke, the mission of the Twelve and the mission of the Seventy-two, as the mission of the clergy and the mission of the laity.
What is the reason for lay involvement in the spreading of the gospel? Because “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” (Luke 10:2). This is as true in today’s context as it was in the days of Jesus. According to a statistical survey, that out of the seven point four billion population of the world, 33% of these are Christians and 20% of these 33% are Catholics. Accordingly, 77% of the world population are non-Christians or uninfluenced by the gospel.
There are people who have heard of Christ but who have no opportunity to know Him better.
There are people who have known and heard of Christ, baptized and became Christians but who do not practice what they had learned and received. They have abandoned their religion and have become nominal and seasonal Catholic Christians. Who are they? They are your neighbors, members of your own family, friends and many more. It is in this situation that Jesus sends us out with twofold responsibilities. Every Christian is called by the Lord of the harvest to actively participate in the spreading of the message of Christ through a commitment of prayer and a commitment of action. Let us start preaching the Gospel in our families by leading exemplary Christian lives, in which spouses love and respect each other, raise their children in the spirit of obedience and service, discipline them with forgiving love and teach them by persistent example to pray, love and help others by sharing their blessings. In the call of Isaiah (6:8), we read: “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!”. May this be my response too. 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 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) email@example.com
Diocesan Job Vacancies are on the screen notice board at the back of church. Also on the Diocesan website.