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3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time Year B - Sunday 21st January 2018

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 rota and Sacred Heart Counters rota are 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, 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

CLEANING TEAM C for Howden this week.

Do you support Catholic schools and the right of parents to send their children to them? Then we need you to make your voice heard. The government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents new Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend. The Prime Minister has acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and had promised previously to abandon it. Now the government may decide to keep this discriminatory policy in place instead of removing it. We need you to tell the Government not to discriminate against Catholics and to remove the admission cap on new faith-based schools. Visit or search for ‘Catholic Education’ in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic schools.

Ordinary Time
The theological virtue of hope is symbolized by the colour green, just as the burning fire of love is symbolized by red. Green is the colour of growing things, and hope, like them, is always new and always fresh. Liturgically, green is the colour of Ordinary Time, the season in which we are being neither especially penitent (in purple) nor overwhelmingly joyful (in white).

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.
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.


Pilgrimages 2018:  7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle Service from €279 per person. Any flight. Any time. Call us for further information. Tel. Jackie on 0203 239 9862  or email

Friday 2nd March 2018 at 7.30pm at SACRED HEART CHURCH, HOWDEN

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Sacred Heart Christmas Hamper Draw  raised £304. Total church fundraising now stands at  £25,996.45

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.

A really big thank you to everybody who supported our Christmas Coffee and Baking. Thanks to your support and generosity we made a splendid total of £154.31, a great help towards our roof. A lovely way to start Advent!

There will be 3 meetings which the enrolled children and a parent or carer must attend. These will be held on Wednesdays 21st and 28th of February and 7th March 2018 from 6-7p.m. at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Kennedy Drive, Goole DN14 6HQ. I will confirm the date of the Reconciliation service as soon as possible. Catherine Murphy
Odbędą się 3 spotkania, w których uczestniczyć będą zapisane dzieci oraz rodzic lub opiekun. Spotkania odbędą się w środy 21 i 28 lutego oraz 7 marca 2018 r. W godzinach 18.00-19.00 w katolickiej szkole podstawowej św. Józefa,(St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School),  adres szkoły: Kennedy Drive, Goole DN14 6HQ.  Potwierdzę termin tak szybko, jak to możliwe.                      Catherine Murphy