Bulletin 19 January 2020


Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Achile Umameh

Parish Deacon: Rev. Tony Strike.

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

Parish website: www.sacredheartsheffield.co.uk

Parish email: sacredheart479@gmail.com

Sunday 19th January 2020 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Peace Sunday (Mass book, page 125)

  • At this weekend’s Masses there will a presentation and collection in aid of Lepra.
  • At next weekend’s Masses there will be a collection in support of Pax Christi.
  • Please take your envelope from the back of church and return it next weekend.

Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday 18th in the church Vigil, 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

6.30 pm

Carmel Care

Sunday 19th in the church, Mass, 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

11.00 am

Eileen Foley

Monday in the church Christian unity

9.00 am

No Mass. Prayer of the Church

Tuesday in the church

St Agnes

9.00 am


Wednesday in the church

St Vincent

9.00 am


Thursday in the church

Christian unity

9.00 am


Friday in the church

St Francis de Sales

11.30 am


Saturday in the church

Conversion of St Paul

9.00 am


Saturday 25th January in the church, Vigil, 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

6.30 pm

David James Green

Sunday 26th January in the church, Mass, 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

11.00 am

Eileen Foley, Amado Veneracion, Doy Ruzol, Julita Ruzol

Mass at Kirk Edge Monastery each day at 8am. Saturdays at Sacred Heart: Adoration, confessions 10.00 am Saturday.

Please pray for those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Don Caudwell, Betty Shepherd, Harry Armitage, Peter Eborall, Monica Smith, Bernard Finn, Stephen Hunter, Seamus Donaghey, Mary Green, Anthony Winterbottom, Kieran Bermingham, Carol Nicholson, Rosemary Beech, Elsie Simonite, Sheila Ward, Helen Hughes, Julia Mary Flynn, Frederick Askham, Minnie Dearing, Joseph Ernest Tingle, Rose Murray, Gerard Finnigan, Patrick Keoghan, Aberilda Cade and Kate Dunn. May they rest in peace.

Please also pray for all those who are unwell at home or in hospital – and those who care for the sick.

Thank you for the last week’s collection of £ 625.50, plus your regular standing orders of £432.35.

Mass information for 25th & 26th January, 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 25th January:

Announcer: John McConnon

Readers: Annette Murray, Clarissa Mswaka, Paul Zadik

Eucharistic Ministers: Ann Fleet, Annette Murray*, Claire Brady

Sunday 26th January:

Announcer: David Wilkinson

Readers: Janet Reader, Jayne Kirwan, Stephen Marlow

Eucharistic Ministers: Jane Higgins, David Wilkinson, Chris Ashton, Vicky Moss, Monique Fournier

Children’s Liturgy: Group 1: Debbie. Group 2: Jayne.

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. 1st February 11am: Group 2: J Corrigan, M&A Fleet, S&J House, P McConnon, H Woods

Thurs. 13th February 9.30 am: Group 3: P Deakin, M Fournier, A Gibson, A&A Rodgers

St Vincent de Paul: Mondays at 7.30pm. Chris Ashton.

Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsal: Tuesday 4th February,7.30pm: Barbara Hartley

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

Youth Friendship: Fridays in the Presbytery, 6.30 to 8.00pm. Years 6,7& 8. Dates for 2020 to follow.

Parish Census: Please take a census form from the back of church and return your completed form to the box in the church porch. The information will help us compile a new Parish Register. Please take the time to complete a form, even if you think we already have your details and you are well known in the Parish. If you have volunteered, we will contact you once we have all the responses. Thank you.

Centenary 2020 Launch Event - our very first event of the year is World Food Day on Sunday, 26th January immediately after the 11 o'clock Mass in the Hall. There will be stalls with a variety of dishes from the Philippines, Nigeria, India and even more! There will be plenty of food to tempt every palate and so no need to cook lunch on that day! You can sample as many dishes as you wish and all you are asked to do is to make a donation. If you would like to contribute a dish to support this event, please bring it on the day but please note there will be no facilities to heat up food. If you have a traditional costume please feel free to wear it. ALL PROCEEDS TO THE CENTENARY FUND - so please come along and let's raise as much as we can at this launch event!

Prayer for Christian Unity – Churches Together: Thursday 23rd January 10am to 4pm, Tabernacle Church, Proctor Place S6 4HF. Informal Public Prayer, 7.30 – 8.00 pm, followed by fellowship and refreshments. Please see the posters in church.

Mass Book Dedications

We are now using our new Mass Books, which replace the Sunday Message. 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. Whilst the labels will be printed, the dedications will be handwritten, so each will be truly personalised. Simply visit the https://www.give.net/sacredheartbooks and get your Dedication started. A donation of £5 per label is suggested. 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. We will soon be issuing dedication stickers to those who have donated.

For Mass Booking: 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.

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.


(Fr. Michael’s Homily)

Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will

In today’s reading, John the Baptist sees Jesus approaching and cries out, giving witness about who Jesus is. In John’s testimony he says that he saw the Spirit descend upon Jesus. By this sign, John the Baptist knew that Jesus was the one who is to come after him.

John the Baptist’s sense of purpose is clearly identified in this reading: he baptized in order to prepare for and make known the ministry of the One who was to follow. John’s witness is an excellent example of what it means to be a disciple. By our Baptism, we are called to make Jesus known to all the world by our words and by the witness of our lives. For our part, we need to work at disposing ourselves for reception of these divine gifts. God’s gifts allow Christ to live in us and allow Christ to say through us: “Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.

Do you want to grow in the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ? Ask the Lord to pour his Holy Spirit upon you to deepen your faith, hope, and love for God and for the plan he has for your life. Lord Jesus Christ fill me with the power of your Holy Spirit and let me grow in the knowledge of your great love and truth. Let your Spirit be aflame in my heart that I may know and love you more fervently and strive to do your will in all things.

Today we pray for all the catechumens who are preparing for their first confession and first holy communion, their parents, guardians and teachers, that God will send us the Holy Spirit to teach us, guide us and help us in our preparations. Amen

  • You are all welcome to 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) 07305 476 987 carmelcarecoordinator@hallam-diocese.com

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: 40-41-07 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.

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