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24th Sunday of Ordinary Time- Yr B
Sunday 16th September 2018

A very big thank you to the anonymous donors to our Building Fund who read about our situation in the Yorkshire Post. We are very very grateful.

SACRED HEART BUILDING FUND. The Yorkshire Post has written an article about our church. Click HEREto read it. There is picture of Kath, Susannah and IanHEREThank you to the Yorkshire Post for permission to use the article.


Tour de Yorkshire photos are HERE.

Date for your diary: Sunday 16th September at 2pm – Goole Town Council & Goole Churches Together: A Service to Commemorate the Armistice Anniversary of 11th November 1918 at the Bandstand, West Park, Goole.

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

Holy Communion for the sick and housebound
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

At Sacred Heart there are two boxes at the back of the Church. One is for food items (in cans and packets only please) for the food bank at Trinity Methodist Church, Goole (which is in urgent need of constant replenishing). The other box is for woolly hats for the apostleship of the sea to give to those who work at sea. Many thanks to parishioners in Goole who very kindly knitted the most recent donations. Patterns for hats are available at the back of the church.


On Tuesday 18th September at 11.00am there will be a Memorial Service at Sacred Heart Church, for the late Chris Wharam. Chris lived in Brighton, where he died, and where his funeral service was on 7th September. He was raised in Howden, and was an altar boy here, so his family have requested a memorial service at Sacred Heart, so that family members and friends who live locally may attend. May he rest in peace, and rise in glory. Amen.

Please bring in your Mission Boxes to be emptied. Thank you. Eileen.

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 worthwhile 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.
So today we need to give ourselves a well-deserved pat on the back to have reached this first milestone, then, we need to step forward together again in support of this worthy cause.
Thank you all again and God bless you all.

If anyone wishes to make a cheque donation towards our refurbishment please make it payable to: The Sacred Heart Refurbishment Fund. Thank you.

CLEANING TEAM A for Howden this week.

SPUC IS URGING PEOPLE to send a postcard to the Home Secretary urging him not to recommend or promote legislation to outlaw peaceful pro-life vigils, which have helped many women to choose life for their unborn baby. The freedom to oppose abortion and offer help in public places is at risk For more information please call SPUC on 020 7091 7091. Postcards are available in both porches.

HUGE THANKS AND APPRECIATION to those who ensured a very well attended and enjoyable concert at the Sacred Heart Church on Saturday 8th September.

The singing and musician acts included our very own Mick O’Hara along with his friends Paul Barry and Michael Cooney, with trio April & Jim Farrar and Will Barker. Starring alongside these were the talented Natalie and Adam, and local soloist Chas Thornton. An impromptu song from some of the members of Reads Warblers Show Choir from Goole also added to a fabulous end of a wonderful evening.

Pre Sales Tickets £415.00
Door on the night £267.00
Donations (in lieu of coming to event) £70.00
Roofus Slate Sales £111.00
Drinks £58.50
Less Expenses (drinks receipted) £111.00
Total Profit £810.80


Many thanks to Susannah and all the helpers for all your hard work in making this such a happy and enjoyable event.


Sacred Heart church would love more people to volunteer to count the money after Mass. The counters are on a rota basis, and it would be once a month, or less if there were lots of volunteers. Please contact Sylvia on sylvbayliss@btinternet.comif you can help. Thank you.


First Communion Preparation for 2019 at St. Joseph's Goole 
Classes recommence for the children already enrolled on Wednesday 17th October at 6.15 p.m. at St. Joseph's School. Please remember to bring your " I belong" book. Future classes are; 28 November, 19th December, 16 January, 13th February,24th April,8th May.
First communion Mass will be Sunday 18th May 2019.