32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time - Yr B
Sunday 11th November 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.
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
This will take place at St Joseph’s Church on Thursday 29th November at 7.00pm for those children who were prepared over the summer term at St Joseph’s Primary School.
N.B. Rehearsal at St Joseph’s Church on Tuesday 22nd November at 6.00pm.
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 email@example.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)
Would you like to provide a gift to a child who is less fortunate than our own this Christmas by making up a Christmas-themed wrapped good condition shoebox with items to play with, to help educate them and to wear?
OCC is a project run by Samaritan’s Purse whose mission is to follow the example set by The Good Samaritan. The shoebox will be given to a child in a country where they have suffered from war, famine, natural disaster, and/or disease. There are a variety of ways you can help:
Leave your filled shoebox on the table at the back of the Church by 11th November and it will be taken to a collection point on your behalf.
If you are unable to fill a box you can leave medium-sized good quality shoeboxes and/or gifts at the back of Church by 11th November. From these filled shoeboxes can be created.
If you haven’t the time or resources to fill a shoebox you go to the Samaritan’s Purse website where you can pack a shoebox in less than 5 minutes. They will then send it for you.
Or, if you prefer, you can make a financial donation online.
For further information about OCC and what/not to pack in a shoebox please chat with Mary Leighton, member of the Children’s Liturgy Team, or look at the information at the back of the Church or go to the Samaritan’s Purse website at: https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk
Thank you and God Bless.
SACRED HEART COFFEE AND BAKING SUNDAY 4TH NOVEMBER
Thanks to all of you for supporting our Coffee and Baking on Sunday 4th November; your generosity as buyers and bakers raised £73.85!!
Sacred Heart Grand Christmas Coffee and Baking Sunday 2nd December
Please make a note in your diaries for the Sacred Heart Grand Christmas Coffee and Baking on Sunday 2nd December. This is always a lovely social event as well as a fund-raiser for repairs to our Church. And remember, Christmas calories don’t count.