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2nd Sunday of Advent/Year A

Sunday 8th December 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.


Huge thanks to all who supported our Christmas Coffee and Baking; your generosity and kindness raised a splendid total of £134.90, all of which will go towards repairs to our beautiful Church. Our next Coffee and Baking will be on Sunday 1st February. Thank you all, your generosity is overwhelming.
Sacred Heart Grand Christmas Hamper Raffle 
Tickets are now on sale for our Grand Christmas Hamper Raffle which will be drawn on Sunday 22nd December. Donations gratefully received - please see special notice below. 

Thanks to everyone who donated completed shoeboxes, items to add to shoeboxes and donations for Operation Christmas Child. Your thoughtfulness and generosity will bring pleasure and a sense of being loved by children less fortunate than our own. Please remember them in your prayers. God bless to you all. Mary Leighton.

Sacred Heart Grand Christmas Hamper Raffle 

Tickets now on sale for our Grand Christmas Hamper Raffle and donations gratefully received  - please see special notice below.

We’re asking for your kind donations to help us make up our hampers. Any donations welcome but we’d greatly appreciate any of the following - Chocolate biscuits Christmas cakes Christmas puddings Coffee, Crisps, Jams, Marmalades, Mincemeat, Mince pies Pickles - pickled onions, red cabbage, piccalilli Selection boxes Savoury biscuits and biscuits for cheese Serviettes Soups Soft drinks - lemonade, cola, mixers Tea Tinned or bottled fruits Tinned tuna and salmon Tinned vegetables Candles Christmas crackers Beers Fizz Sherry Spirits Wines Anything else you’d like to contribute!!! Many thanks in advance for your kindness and generosity.

ST JOSEPH’S CHRISTMAS RAFFLE. Contributions for prizes are requested from the first weekend in November

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 church

SINGING PRACTICES will resume at St Joseph's at 11.45am on Wednesdays 4th December.
 Join us to prepare music for Advent and Christmas. Further details from Ann Wottge. Tel: 01-757-6305.

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.

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.
,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.

APF MILL HILL MISSIONARIES (Red Box) total as on 10/11/19: £201.62

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Senior Citizen's Christmas Party.

Tuesday 17th December 1-3 pm
We would like to warmly invite you to celebrate Christmas with us in our school hall for our Senior Citizen's Christmas party. Christmas dinner will be followed by carols sung by the children and the chance to preview our Christmas nativity.

If you would like to join us, please telephone the school office by Tuesday 3rd December on 01405 762607 to reserve your place.


Sacred Heart, Howden Sts. Joseph and Thomas, Goole Fr. Barr Web
Knedlington Road Pasture Road 1 Buttfield Road, Howden Aileen Urquhart
Howden Goole DN14 7DW
DN14 7DW DN14 6DP 01430 430245 (web related matters only please)