Bulletin 1st Sunday of Advent

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Parish Bulletin of

Sacred Heart Catholic Church,

Hillsborough, Diocese of Hallam

 

30th November & 1st December 2019 1st Sunday of Advent (year A)

Readings

Isaiah 2:1-5
2nd Letter of St Paul 13:11
-14 Matthew 24: 37-44

Psalm Response

I rejoiced when I heard them say: Let us go to Gods house.
Todays Liturgy Eucharistic Prayer II

Next Sunday 2nd Sunday of Advent (year A)

 

Xander Humphrey Yere will be baptised at Mass today. Jacob Edison Crossley will be baptised at 1pm today. Congratulations to their families.

 

Mass Times & Intentions 30th Nov - 10th December 2019

Saturday (30th) 6.30pm - Robert, Maria, Rhea & Gloria Pagarigan

Sunday (1st) 11 am –James & Violet Cooper & the deceased members of the Cardis & Piascecki families.

Monday Monday the Tuesday Tuesday

Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

9 am - November Dead List
10 am
- Advent Wreath blessing with

school.

9 am - St Francis Xavier
11 am
- Funeral Mass, Patricia Turner

7.30pm - St John of Damascas 11 am
11.30 am
- St Nicholas
9 am
- St Ambrose

Saturday Morning: Confessions & Adoration 10am to 11am.

 
 
 

Parish Priest : Fr Michael Achile Umameh Parish Deacon: Rev. Tony Strike

Address: 479 Langsett Road, Sheffield S6 2LN. Telephone: 0114 2343580

Email sacredheart479@gmail.com Website: www.sacredheartsheffield.co.uk

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Mass Information for 7th & 8th December (2nd Sunday of Advent)

Saturday 7th December

Announcer: Pauline McConnon
Readers: Ann Fleet, Malcolm Fleet, Christine Trebicka,
Eucharistic Ministers: Peter Roach, Steve McGarry*, Walter Mswaka

Sunday 8th December

Announcer: TBC
Readers: David Wilkinson, Mike Nadin, Janet Reader
Eucharistic Ministers: Hilary Green, Chris Hibberd, Stephen Marlow, Sr Maire, Marie Gelder* Childrens Liturgy: Group 1: TBC. Group 2: Kate

Father Michaels Mass intentions for this week

Monday: November Dead List
Tuesday: Prayer of the Church (No Mass) Wednesday: For the parish
Thursday: For the parish
Friday: For the parish
Saturday: For the parish

Church Cleaning 7th & 19th December Saturday 7th December (11am)

Group 2: J Corrigan, M&A Fleet, S&J House, P McConnon, H Woods

Thursday 19th December (9.30am)

Group 3: P Deakin, A Gibson, A&A Rodgers

Please remember in your prayers

Patricia Turner died on 20th November. Her Funeral Mass will be here on Tuesday 3rd December at 11 am. Please pray for the repose of her soul and may her family have the assurance of our prayers. May she rest in peace

Please pray for thoese who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time:

Dolly Unsworth, Fr Hubert MCNamara, Sue Kendall, Mary Strain, George Henry Cummings, Harold Dobson, Joseph Flanagan, Giorgos Klapas, Laurence Guest, Tom Yeardley, Margaret Coyle, Ellen & Joseph & Christine and all the family, Ron Ashby, Irene Growden, Annie Turner, John Joe OHagan, Brian Moore, John Reilly, Raymond Fleet, Grace Wood, Ann Healan, John McGeehan, Sylvia Hamilton, Mary Theresa Hydes, and Tommy Kelly

Hospital Visiting Policy & Holy Communion 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 2962514. Patient in hospital: Ring the voicemail on 2714999.

Weekly Collection

Thank you for the last weeks collection of £526.49, plus your regular standing orders of £432.35.

Parish Groups this week
St Vincent de Paul: Mondays at 7.30pm (Chris Ashton

2962514)

Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsal: Tuesday 5th November at 7.30pm (Barbara Hartley 2320159)

Art Class: Wednesdays at 10am in the presbytery (Barbara Beaston 2322760)

Youth Friendship: Fridays 6.30pm to 8pm in the presbytery. Years 6,7 & 8. (Fran Sheil 07870 478294)2019

Parish Census:

Please take a census form from the back of church and return your completed form either to the box in the church porch or the presbytery. The information will help us compile a new Parish Register. Thank Y ou.

 

Centenary Celebrations:

As part of this event, a group is looking at putting together a presentation on the history of Sacred Heart Parish and we would like to get as many photos and artefacts as possible to display. If you have anything – photos or indeed any memorabilia – that would reflect the history of the parish, we would love to use them. Please leave any contributionsclearly named and securely packaged in the sacristy. Another group is hoping to put together a Parish Prayer Book and want to include your favourite prayers.

Deeper in Faith:

Deeper in Faith: The group who completed the Journey in Faith program are continuing their faith journey beyond the programme. We would like to open the invitation to the whole Parish. Father Michael will lead our first session on the Seasons of the Churchat 6pm, 2nd Sunday of each month. We will regularly discuss subjects that the group would like to cover in future sessions, and we will do our best to find speakers to cover those topics. We hope you can

Quietly Getting Ready for Advent:

An opportunity to reflect, pray, listen to Gods word, sing, and be still, in preparation for the season of Advent. Sacred Heart Church, Sunday 1st December, 6 to 7pm. Please join us and let us know, in order that we can prepare drinks for everyone. 0114 2343580, sacredheart479@gmail.com. See the poster in church.

Live Simply Advent Supper:

Friday 13th December 7:30 pm at St Vincent's Church S10 1GY. Notre Dame studentstalk about Care for Creation. Simple Supper Quirky Quiz. £5.00 pp £2.50 under 16s (proceeds to Daughters of Charity and Medical Missionaries of Mary work in Africa) for tickets tel. 0777 223 6615

Mass Book Dedications

This weekend we start using our brand new Mass Books which replace the Redemptorist Leaflet. This book is for Cycle A and we will buy Cycles B and C over the next 2 years to complete the set. In order to personalise these books to our parish and indeed offset some of the cost, Dedications are now available for purchase. A Give Net website has been set up to enable this. Labels will be printed and our own resident and talented calligrapher, Brian Marsden, will handwrite each name so they will be truly personalised!

Just simply visit the https://www.give.net/sacredheartbooks and get your Dedication started.

A donation of £4 or £5 per label is being suggested which is roughly the price of a Costa coffee, a glass of wine or indeed a Christmas selection box. Should you not be an internet user and / or cannot get your children or grandchildren to help you, envelopes for dedications and offerings will be made available soon to assist with this. What a wonderful way to remember our loved ones at the beginning of each weekend Mass! Just one final note: MASS BOOKS, LIKE HYMN BOOKS, WILL NEED TO BE LEFT AT THE BACK OF CHURCH AFTER MASS

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THE EVIDENCE OF GRACE (Fr. Michaels Homily)
Advent: The Loving Outreach of God to The World
The message of Advent is of the loving outreach of God to the world. God is reaching out to us, the advent community of faith, inviting every one of us into friendship with Christ and each other. Advent also call us to anticipate the day on which the promised Emmanuel will return; to teach us his ways, to show us how to walk in his paths and in his light. The time has come when Gods reign will be established for all. Then we shall become a people of peace, a people of praise and rejoicing, and then the weapons of war will be transformed into tools of the community of hope. We will beat our swords into ploughshares and our spears into sickles (Isaiah 2:1-5). In Advent we lift our heads and our sights above and beyond the challenges and crises of our time and our lives to participate in the hope and promise of world that will be transformed by the Christ child. In faith and in hope we begin Advent today with its first candle. With Mary and Joseph, we wait for Christ. The candles are lighting the way for them – and for us! The coming light of Jesus lights both our waiting and our journey in life. May it shine the light of Christ into the darkness of sins, injustices, wars and divisions in our world. Advent shows us that Gods presence, by his own initiative will become more evident and compelling by the miraculous disguise as a child. In our day too Jesus will appear in our midst like a beggar, a hungry person, a homeless brother or sister, ill-clothed or as someone sick, imprisoned or lonely. The Gospel of the first Sunday of Advent always exhorts us to vigilance: Stay awake (Mt 24:42) . . . Be watchful! (Mk 13: 33,37) . . .. Be vigilant at all times (Lk 21:34). As St. Paul says today: the time has come... and our salvation is nearer(Rom 13:11). Let those who watch for that day be watchful in prayer. And let those who are watchful in prayer make a resolve to run forth to meet Christ. Lord Jesus, keep me ever watchful

for the coming of your kingdom today and every day of my life. Amen

Deeper in Faith:

The group who completed the Journey in Faith program last year wanted to continue their faith journey beyond the programme. We would like to open the invitation to the whole Parish. Father Michael will lead our first session on the Seasons of the Churchat 6pm, 2nd Sunday of each month. We want participants to influence this programme. We will regularly discuss subjects that the group would like to cover in future sessions, and we will do our best to find speakers to cover those topics. We hope you can join us!

Mass Bookings:

Please contact Richard on 2343580 or sacredheart479@gmail.com to arrange a Mass for a date of your choice, or give your request in writing to Fr Michael.

Carol Concert:

Carol Concert, St Maries Cathedral, Wednesday 18th December, 7.30pm. St Wilfrids & BeVox choirs will be performing in aid of St Wilfrids Centre. Tickets £6 from 0114 2555720, helen@stwilfridscentre.org, or e-tickets at ticketsforgood.co.uk/CarolConcert2019.

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 476987 carmelcarecoordinator@hallam-diocese.com

Live Simply Advent Supper:

Friday 13th December 7:30 pm at St Vincent's Church S10 1GY. Notre Dame studentstalk about Care for Creation. Simple Supper Quirky Quiz. £5.00 pp £2.50 under 16s (proceeds to Daughters of Charity and Medical Missionaries of Mary work in Africa) for tickets tel. 0777 223 6615

Parish Donations:

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. Theres 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: 40-41-07 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.

Please take a copy of the bulletin home to remind you of the times of services and events during the coming week, and please take a copy to anyone you know who is sick or housebound.

You are all welcome to join us for refreshments in the hall after Mass

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Please turn off your mobile phone in Church. Thank you.

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