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24th Sunday of Ordinary Time/Year C

Sunday 15th September 2019

Stop Press. Here is thelatest wonderful publicitywe have about Sacred Heart church.It was published recently in Howdenshire Living Magazine.

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.



    We are facing a global problem but global solutions are made up of seemingly tiny actions. The apparently insignificant actions of millions of people can make the difference. Set yourself some targets from these categories – REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE. This week we focus on REDUCE again.

    Energy Use

    Switch to a green energy provider                       Draft   proof your house
    Spend less time on the internet                           Do not leave electrical goods on standby
    Turn the central heating down and maybe wear a pullover at home

    Buy less stuff. The extraction of raw materials needed to make our stuff is often extremely harmful to workers and their environment
    Buy fewer clothes                                                 Buy fewer gadgets
    If you need to buy something vote with your wallet. Our purchases have ethical implications, whether we realise it or not
    When buying something consider how it was made. Will it last? What happens to it at the end of its life?

    Do not leave the water running while cleaning your teeth
    Do not leave the shower running while you wash


    Holy Spirit, show once more your wonders in our day, as on the day of Pentecost.                   (Prayer for the success of Vatican II)

    Star of the New Evangelisation, help us to bear radiant witness to communion, service,
    ardent and generous faith, justice and love of the poor,
    that the joy of the Gospel may reach to the ends of the earth,
    illuminating even the fringes of our world.

    Mother of the living Gospel,
    wellspring of happiness for God’s little ones,
    pray for us. Amen. Alleluia.                                                                                                                 (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium

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, 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 churc

Many thanks to all who supported our coffee and baking, your generosity raised a splendid £61.00 all of which goes to church repair funds. Our next Coffee and Baking morning will be Sunday 6th October.
Special  thanks to all who make the teas and  coffees and do all the washing up.
As ever, we bake with love and care so please do ask us if you have any concerns about any ingredients we have used.”

SACRED HEART CHURCH welcomed the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire with banners and bunting.

More pictures on Our Gallery Page

Tour de Yorkshire

Sacred Heart and Tour de Yorkshire


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.

This year’s Rotary Club of Howden’s Annual Sponsored Cycle Ride will take place on Sunday 22nd September. John Hall is taking part, and he is hoping one or two others might too. All money goes to our Church Building Fund. There is a sponsor form at the back of Sacred Heart church for those who wish to support this venture

Classes for those already enrolled will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Kennedy Drive, Goole, DN14 6HQ.
These classes are on the following Wednesdays at 6.15-7.00p.m.
9 October,13 November,11 December, 8 January,12 February,1 April and 6 May.
Please bring your “I belong” book and a pencil case.
All enquiries to Catherine Murphy 07734114540.

CLEANING TEAM A for Howden this week.
ST JOSEPH'S READERS LIST FOR SEPTEMBER is <a href="Documents/Readers/2019ReadersListSeptember.docx" target="_blank">HERE.

On Saturday 21st September, Sarah Baker (Christine’s daughter) will be returning to our parish for the occasion of her wedding to Daniel Rowe. She would like to extend an invitation to all those who wish, to join them at the celebration – 12 noon on Sat 21st September at Sacred Heart Church.