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.ukParish email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 1stSeptember 2019 – 22ndSunday in Ordinary Time
World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
There will be a collection for the Catholic Education Service at next weekend’s Masses
Mass Times and Intentions
Saturday 31stAugust in the church Vigil, 22ndSunday in Ord. Time 6.30 pm Maureen Williams, Paul King,
Paddy Clarke, Terence Mulcrone
Sunday 1stSeptember in the church Mass,21stSunday in Ord. Time 11.00 amFor the People of the Parish
Tuesday in the churchSt Gregory the Great9.00 amPrayer of the Church (No Mass)
Wednesday in the church St Cuthbert 7.30 pm
Thursday in the churchSt Teresa of Kolkatta9.00 am
Friday in the church11.30 am
Saturdayin the church 9.00 am Tom & Bridie Kinsella and Brian Moore
Saturday 7thSeptember in the church23rdSunday in Ordinary Time 6.30 pm Paul King
Sunday 8thSeptemberin the church 23rdSunday in Ordinary Time11.00am 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 forthose who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Agnes Mawhood, Sophia McDonald, Terry McKeown, Carmel Louise Hallam, Maureen Williams, Elsie Hollingworth, Terry Mulcrone, Sheila Marie Hinchliffe, Mary Sands, Eileen Jackson, Cissie Kelly, Esther Mardlin, Terence McLean Walker, Margaret Hunt, Ronald Kenyon, John Smallwood, John Graham, Lila Grimbley, Mavis Abel, George Fillingham, Jack Dodd, Paul King, Jenny Hayes, Jane Morrell, Paul Kendall and Tom Bowler. 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 £ 599.00,plus your regular standing orders of £390.50.
Mass information for 7th& 8thSeptember – 23rdSunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 7thSeptember: Announcer:Claire Brady.Readers:Ann Fleet, Malcolm Fleet, Christine Trebicka
Eucharistic Ministers: Malcolm Fleet,Jayne Kirwan*, Enrica Costellino
Sunday 8thSeptember:Announcer:Gerard Strain. Readers:Clare Farrington, David Wilkinson, Brian Marsden
Eucharistic Ministers:Jane Higgins,David Wilkinson*, Chris Ashton, Vicky Moss, Monique Fournier
Children’s Liturgy:To re-commenceSunday, 22ndSeptember(after the Centenary Celebration Mass on 15thSeptember).
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.14thSeptember, 11.00 am: Group 4: A Purdy, A Windle, R Gillott, J Klapas
Sat.28thSeptember, 11.00 am:Group 1: A Larkin, J McDonnell, A&L Murray, J&C Uwaoma
St Vincent de Paul: Mondaysat 7.30pm. Chris Ashton on 2343580.
Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsal: Tuesday 3rdSeptember,7.30pm: Barbara Hartley 2343580
Art Class: Wednesdays 10am in the presbytery. Barbara Beatson 2343580.
Youth Friendship: Fridays in the Presbytery, 6.30 to 8.00pm. Years 6,7& 8. Will re-start in September.
For Mass Booking:Please contact Richard on 2343580 or email@example.com arrange a Mass for a date of your choice or give your request in writing to Fr Michael.
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.
Eucharistic Ministers: The new rota is on the notice board and there are copies in the sacristy. New ministers for Sundays
are required. If you would like to be trained to do this, please contact Richard on 2343580 or speak to Fr Michael.
Parish Centenary Celebrations:There will be a meeting of the centenary committee on Monday 2ndSeptemberat 7.00pm in the Presbytery. Anyone who wishes to take part is welcome. The committee can be reached at SacredHeartH100@gmail.com
Bishop’s Walk: Saturday 21stSeptember.Please support Bishop Ralph, Bishop John and the team with your sponsorship to help the valuable work of St Wilfrid’s Centre with vulnerable people. Our Parish has contributed to raising over £200,000 over the 21 years the walk has taken place. Please see the sponsorship form at the back of church. If you Gift Aid, you increase your donation at no extra cost. Thank you.
St Wilfrid’s Centre:Runners wanted! Sheffield 10k –Sunday, 22ndSeptember. Places still available.
Are you an experienced runner or need a new challenge after your Summer holiday? Why not sign up and be part of the St Wilfrid’s running team for the famous Sheffield 10k? Interested? We ask that you raise minimum of £80 in sponsorship. This includes your running place, a St Wilfrid’s t-shirt and plenty of friendly support! Reserve you place: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE EVIDENCE OF GRACE
(Fr. Michael’s Homily)
The Homage of the Humble
The greater you are, the more you should behave humbly, and then you will find favour with the Lord; for great though the power of the Lord is, he accepts the homage of the humble (Ecclesiasticus 3:18-19). Humility is the queen or foundation of all the other virtues because it enables us to view and judge ourselves correctly, the way God sees us. Humility leads to true self-knowledge, honesty, realism, strength, and dedication to give ourselves to something greater than ourselves. Humility frees us to love and serve others selflessly, for their sake, rather than our own. Paul the Apostle gives us the greatest example and model of humility in the person of Jesus Christ, who emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, ...who humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross (Philippians 2:7-8). The Lord Jesus gives grace to those who seek him humbly. Do you want to be a servant as Jesus served?
What is true humility and why should we make it a characteristic mark of our life and action? Don Schwager stated that “True humility is not feeling bad about yourself, or having a low opinion of yourself, or thinking of yourself as inferior to others. True humility frees us from preoccupation with ourselves, whereas a low self-opinion tends to focus our attention on ourselves. Humility is truth in self-understanding and truth in action.”
We come to the wedding banquet of heaven by way of humility and charity. Jesus is not talking simply about good table manners. He is revealing the way of the kingdom, in which the one who would be greatest would be the servant of all. The Lord promises that if we are humble, we will be exalted and find favour with God; that if we are kind to those who can never repay us, especially the sick, the leprous, the lame, the blind, the poor, the widows and orphans, we will atone for sins and find blessing in the resurrection of the righteous.
Let us love others today, especially those who cannot repay our love! Let us serve each person who comes into our life. Let us listen attentively so that we can know the divine presence at work in our world and hear the cry of the poor around us.
Please join us for refreshments in the Hall after Mass.
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 email@example.com.
Please consider making your offertory donations to the Parish via Standing Order: Parishioners may prefer to give regularly by standing ordersince 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 Aiddeclaration. Gift Aidallows 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 Aiddeclaration 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Diocesan Job Vacanciesare on the screen notice board at the back of church. Also on the Diocesan website.