Bulletin 14 July 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 14 July 2019 – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  • Our congratulations to Paul & Janet Reader on their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

  • Today is Sea Sunday, with a retiring collection in support of the Apostleship of the Sea

Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday 13th July in the church Vigil, 14th Sunday in Ord. Time

6.30 pm

Marie Hart, Jeanne Dimberline

Sunday, 14th July in the church Mass, 14th Sunday in Ord. Time

11.00 am

Andrew & Annie Kirwan

Paul & Janet Reader’s 50th Anniversary

Monday, in the church, St Bonaventure

9.00 am


Tuesday, in the church, Our Lady of Mount Carmel

9.00 am

Prayer of the Church (No Mass)

Wednesday, in the church

7.00 pm

15th Priestly anniversary thanksgiving for Fr. Michael and friend Fr. Mark Akubo

Thursday, in the church

9.15 am

School Leavers’ Mass

Friday, in the church

11.30 am

For the intentions of Helen Woods

Saturday, in the church, St Apollinaris of Ravenna

9.00 am


Saturday 20th July in the church 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

6.30 pm

Nicholoy & Stephanie

Sunday 21st July in the church 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time


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: Alice Hinshelwood, Jean Hynd, Michael West, Winifred Clarkson, John Turnbull, Ray Cashin, Oswald Doyle, Mark McCluskie, Patrick Wiseman, Patrick Donlon, Martin Casey, Ronald Brown, Jo Renshaw, Antoinette Marie Devaney, Joseph McCluskie, John Vincent Rotsey-Smith and Margaret Hudson. 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 £ 540.41, plus your regular standing orders of £390.50.

Please join us for refreshments in the Hall after Mass

Mass information for 20 & 21 July – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 20th July

  • Announcer: Malcolm Fleet

  • Readers: Clarissa Mswaka, Paul Zadik, Anita Gibson

  • Eucharistic Ministers: Clarissa Mswaka, Ann Fleet, Annette Murray.

Sunday 21st July

  • Announcer: David Wilkinson

  • Readers: Janet Reader, John Brennan, Jayne Kirwan

  • Eucharistic Ministers: Marie Gelder, John Mizzi, Mary Nadin, Mike Nadin, Juliet White.

No Children’s Liturgy 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. Chris Ashton

Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsals: Tuesday 6th August, 7.30pm: Barbara Hartley

Art Class: Wednesdays 10am in the presbytery. Barbara Beatson

Youth Friendship: Will re-start in September.

Apostleship of the Sea (Stella Maris): Today’s second collection supports the work of the Church’s official maritime welfare agency, which gives spiritual and practical aid to seafarers.

Sacred Heart Memorial Garden: We have plots available to reserve in our memorial garden. Plots cost £300 each, including a 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.com to arrange a Mass dedication on the date of your choice, or give your request in writing to Fr Michael.

Padley Pilgimage: TODAY 14th July - S32 2JA. Meet at Grindleford Station, 3.00pm. Guest speaker: Bishop Ralph. Mass 3.30pm. More info: Celia White 01433 630352. 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, francesca@fmflynn.plus.com

Parish Safeguarding Representatives: Fiona O'Farrell. For non-urgent matters, please contact Fiona in church after Mass on Sunday. For urgent matters go to the Hallam Safeguarding Team on 2566453.

The Evidence of Grace

(Fr. Michael’s Homily)

Go, and do the same yourself

The parable of the Good Samaritan is a well-known one. It is about a traveller who is stripped of clothing, beaten, and left half dead alongside the road. First a priest and then a Levite comes by, but both avoid the man. Finally, a Samaritan happens upon the traveller. The Samaritan treats the wounds of the injured man with wine, oil, and bandages. The Samaritan takes him to an inn, pays for his care, and promises to pay for any additional costs when he returns. The Samaritan demonstrates what it means to be a neighbour. In telling the parable, Jesus provided answers two questions: What shall I do to inherit eternal life? And who is my neighbour?” The parable, read at its first level tells a story of flesh and blood, meanness and misfortune, hopelessness and indifference but also of divine compassion and healing and selfless service. As Martin Luther King Jr. states: “The first question which the priest and the Levites asked was: If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me? But the good Samaritan reversed the question: If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”

Read in a symbolic way the man who descended from Jerusalem represents all of mankind coming down from a holy beginning. The thieves represent Satan and his minions. In the stripping of the traveller, we see the devil trying always to strip us of our God given dignity and the garment of holiness. All life’s travellers need mentors, companions, trainers, friends, bishops and teachers to help them understand the risks of going it alone and even walk together with them through perilous stretches of life’s path. In this parable then, with whom do I identify myself: as the wounded man, the good Samaritan, the priest or the Levite, the innkeeper or even the thief? The lesson for us is: It is through lifting, healing and helping others that they can to follow the example of the Good Samaritan — the Saviour. Jesus approached us while we were still sinners, wounded and left to die alone. He bathed us in the wine of his blood and anointed us with the oil of gladness. He carried us in his own body and placed us in the inn which is his holy Church. He left the two precious coins of his Word and his Sacraments until his return in glory. And the command today is: Go and do the same yourself (Lk 10: 37).

Further Announcements

Please consider making your offertory donations to the Parish via Standing Order. Parishioners may 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 at the back of church. 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.

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 carmelcarecoordinator@hallam-diocese.com

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

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