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2nd Sunday of Advent - Yr C
Sunday 9th December 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.

Some linksARCHIVED BULLETINS.PARISH ROTAS ST JOSEPH'S SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

Tour de Yorkshire photos are HERE.

SICK AND HOUSEBOUND
Please pray for them.
Damian Ainscough, Anna Barszcz, Margaret Brodigan, Christopher Brown, Jean de Bosch, Patience Dare, Carol Dent, 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.

APF – MISSIO – RED COLLECTING BOXES
Please bring in your Mission Boxes to be emptied. Thank you. Eileen.

APF (Red Mission Boxes) £62.71 collected and banked on 8/10/18

CLEANING TEAM A for Howden this week.

ST JOSEPH’S READERS LIST FOR DECEMBER and up to Epiphany is HERE.

Congratulations to those of our parish who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday 29th at St Joseph’s:

NIKODEM DUCZMAL, ERYK GOLEBIOWSKI, JULIA LISOWSKA, MATEUSZ KASTELIK, WILLIAM ANTHONY MARTINS, ADRIAN OLSZTA, MILOSZ WOJCIECHOWSKI, ALICE WOODWARD, GEORGE WOODARD.

Many thanks to Catherine Murphy, catechist, for preparing the confirmandi, and to Stuart Whitehead and family for all their help with the Confirmation Mass.

ROOF’US FUND: WONDERFUL NEWS
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.

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

 

PREPARATION FOR THE SACRAMENTS OF FIRST RECONCILIATION AND FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018-2020
Arrangements are being made for the next 2-year cycle of preparation for these Sacraments.
The classes will be help at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Kennedy Drive, Goole, on Wednesday evenings at 18.15 hrs. A parent or guardian must attend with the child. These dates will be available from October on the Parish website www.sacredheartstjoseph.org.uk and the school website www.stjosephscatholicprimarygoole.co.uk Any other queries to Catherine Murphy at cmw1955@btinternet.com

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. 

FIRST COMMUNION MASSES FOR 2019
The First Communion Mass at Sacred Heart will be at 9.30am on Sunday 12th May.

The First Communion Mass at St Joseph’s will be at 11.00am on Sunday 19th May 2019.

 

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
One of the aims of the recent Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool was to further encourage devotion and prayer to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. Thus, from Advent Sunday this year, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed on our altars at Sacred Heart and St Joseph’s for an hour before each of the weekday Masses. Thus, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, this will take place at Sacred Heart from 8.45am to 9.45am, and on Wednesdays and Fridays at St Joseph’s from 8.45am to 9.45am. Silent prayer and adoration will be offered throughout. This is the practice in almost all of the churches in our Diocese, for which we give thanks to God.


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD (Samaritan’s Purse)
Thank you to everyone who supported this year's Operation Christmas Child appeal. We created 16 boxes which will bring joy to 16 vulnerable children. In addition, a spectacular £160 was donated which will mean another 8 shoeboxes can be created and transportation paid for.  You are wonderful people.  God Bless.

SACRED HEART GRAND CHRISTMAS COFFEE AND BAKING
A huge thank you to all of you for supporting our Christmas Coffee and Baking morning;  your generosity enabled us to make the splendid total of £125.60, all of which will go towards our roof and associated repairs. We will be selling our very popular knitted robins and wooden stars etc over the next few weeks. Our next Baking Sunday will be 3rd February 2019!!

CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR CHILDREN
Aileen Urquhart has had a children’s Nativity book published, suitable for Infants/Early Juniors. She will be at the back of Sacred Heart church after Mass, selling the book for £10. For every book purchased she will give £3 (author’s discount) to the Church Refurbishment Fund.

HOME ALONE THIS CHRISTMAS
Christmas lunch at The Shire Hall, Howden, on December 25th at 12.30pm. Voluntary contribution of £5 per head. More details - 07774 729096 and christmasandcompanyhowden@gmail.com

ST JOSEPH’S SCHOOL ADMISSIONS POLICY CONSULTATION
The draft Admissions Policy for 2020/21 is available on the school website http://www.stjosephscatholicprimarygoole.co.uk/
If anyone has any comments they need to make them in writing via this email
admin@stjosephs.eriding.net  by Monday 21st January 2019.