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5th Sunday in Ordinary Time/Year C

Sunday 17th February 2019

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.


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 C for Howden this week.


OMany thanks to all who supported our coffee and baking last Sunday, your generosity raised a splendid £62.22 towards repairs for our church. Our next coffee and baking day will be Sunday 3rd March.

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 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.


Preparations for Confirmation   for candidates in Y6 in the whole Parish, who are baptised and have made their communion, will commence on Friday 1st February 2019 at 6. St. Joseph’s Church, Goole. The candidates must be accompanied by a parent or carer over 16.  Would you please indicate your interest as soon as possible to Catherine Murphy by text 07734114540 or email

The draft Admissions Policy for 2020/21 is available on the school website
If anyone has any comments they need to make them in writing via this email  by Monday 21st January 2019.

In a world steeped in violence, conflict, and discrimination, the Gospel demands that we acknowledge the dignity of the human person, the necessity of building peace, prosperity, justice for all.
‘all people have a right to work … to lead a worthy life on the material, social, cultural and spiritual level;”  (Vatican II)
We are therefore called to ensure people are not exploited while they work, and to open our hearts to those who face this hatred.
“As you did this for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me”     (Vatican II)
In our task as disciples of Christ, our responsibility is to make sure people are treated with dignity at work and are not exploited. Mirant communities and those suffering from racial abuse are particularly vulnerable to being drawn into unjust working conditions and labour exploitation. News and information regarding Racial Justice Sunday is available on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales website –

Funds raised through today’s collection will be used for promoting racial justice in England and Wales.