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Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord/Year C

Sunday 21st April 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.


Tour de Yorkshire photos are HERE.

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

CLEANING TEAM D for Howden this week.


There are three opportunities for working in the Diocese for the safeguarding of the young and vulnerable.  1. Safeguarding Administrator (to cover maternity leave) 2. Assistant DBS Administrator and 3. Assistant Safeguarding Coordinator. For more details see the Diocese website and

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.

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 24th April,8th May.
First communion Mass will be Sunday 18th May 2019. 

THE SINGING GROUP at St Joseph’s continues to practise on a Wednesday morning from 10.45am to 12 and is currently learning Lenten hymns and preparing for Holy Week and Easter. All are welcome - no skills required. If you would like to be involved in the music ministry but are not available at the scheduled practice time, please see Ann Wottge (organist at St Joseph’s) or give her a call on 01-757-630755.

EASTER RAFFLE at St Joseph’s, Goole. Tickets still on sale.

Tickets are now on sale for our Easter raffle. We welcome your donations of Easter themed gifts and goodies to help with prizes and as ever, we thank you in advance for your generosity.
EASTER DECORATIONS. We also have some hand-made Easter decorations on sale. They’re lovely – buy them.

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.

WORLD YOUTH DAY AT HOME, 7TH – 9TH June 2019 is a weekend festival in Staffordshire bringing young people ages 15-25 together to have a taste of WYD. With prayer, catechesis, fellowship, liturgies and worship, the weekend promises to provide a wonderful experience of God's love for young people from all over the country. Please see poster ro website for further details. World Youth Day at Home

May Easter wrap its loveliness about your heart,
and may the full significance of the Resurrection
dawn on you as bright and beautiful
as the eternal spring ...
And whenever dark hours come,
may the remembrance of the Resurrection
shine through the darkness
and light your way with faith
and lift the clouds from your heart
as the stone was lifted from the tomb