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There are two churches in our parish.

St Joseph's, Goole and Sacred Heart, Howden

Father Nigel Barr lives at 1 Buttfield Road, Howden, DN14 7DW. Tel 01430 430245

St Joseph's
Pasture Road
Goole, DN14 6DP

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Sacred Heart
Buttfield Road,
Howden, DN14 7DW

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Sunday 19th September 2021



Our Diocese is working towards a new initiative called 'From Parish to Mission'. Read the Pastoral letter here

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS As children and staff return to school for the new academic year, please keep our pupils and teachers, (including Helen Cooke, headteacher and Julie Morrell, assistant headteacher), assistants and other staff members at St Joseph’s School in your prayers.
This Sunday: second collection for the Catholic Education Service.
Next Sunday: second collection for Home Mission Sunday.  


Please pray for them.
Damian Ainscough, Anna Barszcz, Margaret Brodigan, Christopher Brown, Jean de Bosch, Patience Dare, Carol Dent, Anne Hayward, Dorothy Kershaw, Anthony Margrave, Alma McHugh, Bernard Rook, Ken Rumney, Timmy Ryan, Kevin and Catherine Thornton and all those who are ill and would like to remain anonymous.



The letter of St James, Chapter 5, verse 14: “Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.”
If you or anyone you know is ill, either in hospital or at home, and would like to receive the Church’s ministry in anointing and Holy Communion, please let Fr Nigel know and he will come and visit you/your family and friends

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.


St Joseph’s has a large number of children, 60 approximately waiting to prepare for First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. The children have a number of well-planned resources to help them and their families to prepare for these Sacraments. However, we need more volunteers to help us welcome and organise the groups and encourage them during the sessions. The sessions are about 90 minutes including setting up and tidying away. Lots of support will be on offer to you from myself. If you would consider joining the rota so that we had volunteers available for a minimum 2 sessions in each of the programmes it would ease the burden on the existing small group of catechists. More details from Catherine Murphy at cmw1955@btinternet.com. 



Prayer, fasting and peaceful vigil outside the MSI abortion facility. Leeds 22nd September to 31st October, 7am to 7pm. Over 19,000 lives saved by campaigns worldwide since 2007. Please take a flyer from the back of the church. To get involved as a prayer partner or as a vigil volunteer contact: Chris Redding 07815681343 email 40daysforlifeleeds@gmail.com Further information at www.40daysforlife.com/leeds
Chris Redding – Campaign Director



Hello- we’re looking to support HHFR (Hull Help for Refugees) with resources for Afghan refugees. You may have your own local supporting charity which is easier for you to contact. HHFR are asking for donations of specific items. If you're having a clear out and can provide anything from their list then I’m happy to collect and deliver on your behalf. Thank you for anything you can help with. Their message is: "We are fast running out of space so at present can only accept the following priority items:
small and medium men’s clothes and shoes,
back packs,
wheelie cases
mobile phones
food stuffs
sanitary items
hygiene products 

Please drop off your donations at the either St Josephs, Goole or the Sacred Heart. Food items listed are: oil, sugar, tea, coffee, chickpeas and other pulses, tomatoes, tuna, rice and pasta in particular.
Hull Help for Refugees
Barbara Ainscough


Those of   you who wish to give offerings to the parish by Standing Order (if you are not already doing) will need these details: HSBC: 40-27-15 ACCOUNT NO. 31017373 ACCOUNT NAME: DIOCESE OF LEEDS  



Luca Bayliss and his family will be once again competing in the 20 mile cycle race around Laxton this  Sunday 19th September. They are raising funds for Sacred Heart church, so please feel free to sponsor them. There will be sponsorship forms at the back of Sacred Heart church. SACRED HEART REFURBISHMENT FUND


Can you help? On Friday October 22 @7pm Eastrington Village Hall have kindly offered to host a BINGO fundraiser for The Sacred Heart Church and we are looking for 36 BINGO prizes. These Bingo sessions are regularly held and already have a huge fan base, so there is no need to attend unless of course you would like to! But if you are free to volunteer and help serve tea and coffee on the night then please let Barbara A know. Below is a list of the specific prizes we will need and we would be hugely grateful if you would consider donating something off this list. Alternatively if you would rather make a donation to help buy something from this list then we are more than happy to do the shopping for you. To make up the prizes we will need:

large tubs of chocolates (Roses/ Heroes etc)
bottles of wine
boxes of quality chocolate
boxes of quality cheese biscuits blocks of cheese (maybe leave the purchase of this until nearer the time!)
jars of quality coffee (eg Dowe Egberts, Kenco or similar)
boxes of teabags
jars of hot chocolate
bags of sugar.

A list is available at the back of church for you to sign, or you may prefer to let either Barbara A, Catherine M, John H, Andrea S, Hilary P or Samantha S know your wishes and we can sign the list for you. you for your continued support.(It actually starts at 7.30pm but arriving by 7pm should get a seat)

Sincere thanks for the very generous donations received for our Refurbishment Fund in the last month. These donations were anonymous so personal thanks were not possible.
It was a wonderful boost, however to receive all of them so thank you all again.
Unfortunately all our fund-raising activities have put on hold because of the pandemic but our beautiful and historic church is still in need of much maintenance.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Goole is in need of 2 Foundation Governors to serve on the council which oversees the work of the school. The term of office is for 4 years. The commitment is approximately 2 hours of your time every 2 months. Currently we are meeting via video link but hope to be back in school soon. We also ask that you make a personal visit to school to observe some aspect of school life possibly 3 times a year if you can. More details are available from myself or from cthomas@bkcat.co.uk 



We have some wonderful news for you. Our target of £25,000 has been reached. Now £25,152.90) It is all thanks to your generous support by way of your donations of money, giving time to bake on coffee mornings, buying the Roof’us slates, doing the weekly Numbers Up game buying tickets for and donating prizes to the raffles. Special thanks to the fund-raising team for all their hard work, effort and enthusiasm.
We still, of course, need you to continue in this way, as in addition to what we previously intended doing, we have had to add extensive floor repairs, stone work and stain glass window refurbishment, full decorating throughout, improving disabled access, the WC and new kitchen facilities, new heating system… Yes, it does seem like an endless task, but it is a very worthwhil e cause and our duty to restore and maintain such a beautiful church building for future generations to come.
We also have to prove to the grant awarding bodies, as well as to the Diocese, that we are active parishioners and care enough to raise our share of the upkeep costs.
If anyone wishes to make a cheque donation towards our refurbishment please make it payable to: The Sacred Heart Refurbishment Fund. Thank you.