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28th Sunday of Ordinary Time/Year C

Sunday 13th October 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.


In the Catholic Church, canonization is a decree that allows universal veneration of the saint in the liturgy. The main reasons for canonization are to edify the faithful and provide new models of holiness. Through the canonization of a saint the Church gives thanks to God as we honour the person who has been so faithful to God's plan in his or her life.
Blessed John Henty Newman (1801-1890) is the first Englishman to be declared a Saint since the canonisation of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales in 1970. He was already an esteemed Anglican theologian when he founded the Oxford Movement to return the Church of England to its Catholic roots, before himself converting to the Catholic faith. He was renowned as a brilliant thinker and was made a cardinal by Pope Leo XIII.
Blessed Dulce Lopez (1914-1992) from El Salvador had a special love for the poor even as a child. "She was truly a mother who devoted herself to the most needy". She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1988, and has been compared to Mother Teresa.
Blessed Marguerite Bays (1815–1879) was a Swiss member of the Secular Franciscan Order. She worked as a seamstress and also served as a catechist.[1] She lived a simple life as a Franciscan and adapted the tenets of the order's charism into her own life and social apostolate.
Blessed Josephine Vannini (1859–1911) was the Italian co-founder of the Congregation of the Daughters of St Camillus. She is known for her witness of charity to the sick, poor and imprisoned.
Blessed Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan (1876-1926) was an Indian Syro-Malabar Catholic who grew up in poverty and worked with families affected by drink. She was a mystic who co-founded the Congregation of the Holy Family.

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

p>SINGING PRACTICES have now resumed at St Joseph's at 11.45am on Wednesdays.
 Join us to prepare music for Advent and Christmas. Further details from Ann Wottge. Tel: 01-757-630755

MANY THANKS to Sarah and Daniel Rowe, for the kind donation to the church flower fund. All the best, Anne and Kath

CLEANING TEAM A for Howden this week.


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.

Parents of children in Year 3 and above are invited to a meeting on Friday 15th November at 7.00p.m. at St. Joseph's Church to enrol their children on this programme.
A copy of your child's Baptismal certificate is necessary.

Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation will commence on Friday 22nd November at 6. 00p.m at St Joseph's Church. Young people in Year 6 and above who have received Holy Communion may participate an adult must attend with them.
The Confirmation Celebration is on Wednesday 22 January 2020

There is a leaflet at the back of Sacred Heart Church explaining what to pack into the shoeboxes, and how you can help if you are unable to pack one.
More details can be found on the OCC website.