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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time– Year A Sunday 19th November 2017

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.

Here are theARCHIVED NEWSLETTERS. and here are thePARISH ROTAS N.B. St. Joseph's Readers List is now available online on the Parish Rotas page.


Please pray for them.
Damian Ainscough, Anna Barszcz, Margaret Brodigan, Jean de Bosch, Patience Dare, Carol Dent, Kathleen Evans, Anne Evans, Anne Haywood, Dorothy Kershaw, June Kelly, Anthony Margrave, Joan Marshall, Alma McHugh, Bernard Rook, Michael Ryan, Timmy Ryan, Margaret Scott, Pat Sullivan, Kevin and Catherine Thornton, Lynne Walker 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

FIRST CONFESSION, FIRST COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION. If your child is in Yr 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8, please pick up a letter from the back of both churches explaining the new preparation arrangements. N.B. Confirmation will no longer be celebrated in Year 9. If your child is in Yr 9 or above and wishes to be confirmed, please speak to Fr Nigel about arranging preparation.

The meeting for parents with children in Y3 and above who wish their children to be prepared for the Sacraments will be held at Sacred Heart Parish Centre on Thursday November 23rd at 6.30pm
Spotkanie dla rodziców z dziećmi klasy trzeciej i innych, którzy chcą aby ich dzieci przygotowaly sie do Sakramentów, odbędzie sie w Parafii (Sacred Heart Parish) Najświętszego Serca w czwartek 23 listopada o godzinie 18.30.

St Joseph’s - Enrolment for First Sacraments: 
Catherine Murphy will be available after 11.00 a.m. Mass on Sunday 26th November  for parents who wish to enrol their children at St. Joseph's Church for sessions commencing in February 2018 . 
Catherine Murphy będzie dostępna 26 Listopada po mszy świętej  po dodzinie 11.00. Dla rodziców, którzy chcą zapisać swoje dzieci w kościele św Józefa na sesji rozpoczynających się w lutym 2018 r.



We have some wonderful news for you. Our target of £25,000 has been reached. (Now £25,055.91!!!) 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.
The roof work commences in the next two weeks – so your prayers for good weather are also required! The delay in starting the roof is mainly down to delays and overrun of the outside drain works. What should have been two weeks ran into sixteen!
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.

£58.20 banked on 13/9/2017, making a total of £305.68 banked since June 2017. Plus £37.69 banked on 5/10/17. Thank you.

It would be good to give the children of Sacred Heart a little party after Mass on 17th December. Would any of our parents or other adults be willing to organise this? All adults are also invited to stay behind for a cuppa. Please see Fr Nigel if you would like to organise or help in any way. Thank you

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.

Once again we’re appealing to your generosity! Would you please help us make this year’s Grand Christmas Hamper Raffle the best yet by contributing donations for our hampers - as usual, there are lists of suggested items at the back of Church for you to sign up to! Please bring in your donations as soon as possible to allow time to make up the hampers. This is one of our big Roof’us fund-raising events and anything you can contribute is greatly appreciated. As ever, thank you all in advance for your generosity.

SACRED HEART CHRISTMAS BAKE OFF Sunday 3rd December 2017. The Sacred Heart annual Christmas Bake Off and Coffee Morning will be after Mass on Sunday 3rd December 2017. Please come along and support this event, we need lots of bakers and plenty of buyers!

GENERAL TEACHING ASSISTANT (SEN) – Commencing ASAP Fixed Term Contract - 25 h/p/w Term Time Only and paid on Band 4, SCP 9-13. We are a successful faith school with an excellent reputation in the local area. We pride ourselves on meeting the needs of each individual student and achieving excellent outcomes for young people of all abilities.The Governors are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated person with a proven track record of outstanding practice. The post will involve providing invaluable support to pupils with a Special Educational Need enabling them to access a mainstream curriculum.The role may also include some degree of personal care. If you are dedicated to making a tangible difference to the lives of the young people you work with, an application pack is available on the school website at or by telephoning Mrs J Lemm on 01405 860276.
Closing date: Friday 01 December 2017 at 12 noon
Interviews: TBC