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 29th September 2019 – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Summer Watts will be baptised at Mass today.
Logan Seymour will be baptised at 1pm today.
Leo David Spencer will be baptised here at 12 noon, Saturday 5th October
Congratulations to their families.
Friday 4th October is CAFOD’s Family Fast Day. Please take your envelope from the back of church and return it next weekend.
Mass Times and Intentions
Saturday 28th September in the church Vigil, 26th Sunday in Ord. Time 6.30 pm
Sunday 29th September in the church Mass, 26th Sunday in Ord. Time 11.00 am For the People of the Parish
Tuesday in the church St Teresa of the Child Jesus 9.00 am Prayer of the Church (No Mass)
Wednesday in the church Funeral Service, Mary Gaughan 1.00 pm
Wednesday in the church The Guardian Angels 7.30 pm
Thursday in the church 9.00 am
Friday in the church School Harvest Liturgy Service with Mrs Kelly 9.30 am
Friday in the church St Francis of Assisi, Harvest Fast Day 11.30 am
Saturday in the church 9.00 am Tom & Bridie Kinsella and Brian Moore
Saturday 5th October in the church 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time 6.30 pm For the People of the Parish
Sunday 6th October in the church 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time 11.00am For the People of the Parish
Mass at Kirk Edge Monastery each day at 8am. Saturdays at Sacred Heart: Adoration, confessions 10am to 11am.
The funeral service for Mary Gaughan will be held here on Wednesday 2nd October at 1pm. May she rest in peace.
Please pray for those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Sr Mechtilde, Mary Judge, Vera Hickman, Arnold Sayles, Geoff Bullivant, Charlie Deakin, Dominic Monfredi, Peter Goddard, Sr Gabriel, Patricia Wiseman, Alan Edward Wills, Catherine Firth, George Henry Cummings, Alannah Martin, Eileen Parkes, Molly Wade, Ingrid Bowler, Audrey Pahlke, Elaine Hodgson, Georgie Scott and Eva Hearn. 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 £436.45, plus your regular standing orders of £390.50.
Mass information for 5th & 6th October – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 5th October: Announcer: Clarissa Mswaka. Readers: Pauline McConnon, Helen Woods, Anita Gibson
Eucharistic Ministers: Walter Mswaka, Tina Varley*, Clarissa Mswaka
Sunday 6th October: Announcer: Jayne Kirwan. Readers: David Wilkinson, Mike Nadin, Janet Reader
Eucharistic Ministers: Harry Priestley, Rebecca LeCount, Angela Day, Gerard Strain, Lisa Unwin
Children’s Liturgy: Group 1: Debbie. Group 2: Magdalene
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.12th October, 11.00 am: Group 2:J Corrigan, M&A Fleet,S&J House,P McConnon, H Woods
Thurs. 24th October, 9.30am: Group 3: P Deakin, A Gibson, A&A Rodgers
St Vincent de Paul: Mondays at 7.30pm. Contact Chris Ashton .
Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsal: Tuesday 1st October,7.30pm: contact Barbara Hartley 2320159
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. Dates for 2019: 11th Oct - Half Term - 8th Nov, 22nd Nov, 6th Dec, 20th Dec. contact Fran Shiel
Canonisation of Bl John Henry Newman, Saturday 12th October: Bishop Ralph will say a special Mass at St Marie’s Cathedral at 12.30pm in honour of this event, followed by refreshments next door in Houlden Hall and a talk on Newman by Deacon Bill Burleigh.
Eucharistic Ministers: 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.
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.
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.
THE EVIDENCE OF GRACE
(Fr. Michael’s Homily)
Send Lazarus to My Father’s House
The readings today, offer us once again an opportunity to reflect upon the very heart of Christian life: charity. In the first reading today, Amos (6:1-7) paints a portrait of the life of the rich of his days: They feel comfortably safe on the mountain of Samaria; lying on ivory beds; sprawling and dining; bawling to music and drinking bowlful of wine; anointing themselves with finest oil. But about the ruin of Joseph, they do not care. "The ruin of Joseph" is a proverbial reference and a metaphor for the sufferings of Joseph (Genesis 37:25). It points to the indifference and the heartlessness of their forefathers, the sons of Jacob, towards Joseph, "eating bread" while their brother lay in the pit, and then eventually selling him to the Ishmaelites. They shut their ears to the cry of the poor and look away at the sight of the poor. But the Psalmist (Ps 145) takes up the case and gives words of encouragements and assurances: The Lord is just to the oppressed, gives bread to the hungry, set prisoners free, sight to the blind, raises those who are bowed down, protect strangers, upholds the widows and orphans and only the Lord reigns forever. As Christians our duty is to enlarge and extend this reign of God. St. Paul therefore states boldly, “We are ambassadors for Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:20).
In the parable of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16: 19-31): The rich man who use to dress in purple and fine linen and feast magnificently everyday request of Abraham twice: Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; send Lazarus to my father’s house but there is a great gulf. This great gulf is caused by sin. The sin of indifference. The sins of the daily neglect of our brothers and sisters who cry to us for a morsel of love and care.
God in his goodness and mercy has sent a ‘Lazarus’-someone from the dead- the risen redeemer. He stands at the door of our hearts and the gates of our homes knocking in the disguise of Lazarus. Even the poor person at the door of the rich is not a nuisance, but a summons to conversion and to change. May we be given the courage to listen to the cry of the poor and weak.
Please join us for refreshments in the Hall after Mass.
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) firstname.lastname@example.org
For Mass Booking: Please contact Richard on 2343580 or email@example.com to arrange a Mass for a date of your choice or give your request in writing to Fr Michael.