MARCH FOR LIFE
MASS TIMES AT ST VINCENT'S SHEFFIELD
(Any changes will appear on Latest Bulletin to the left).
SUNDAY: 9.30am and 6 pm
MONDAY: On the First Monday of every month and Bank Holidays Mass is said at St Michael's Chapel, Rivelin Valley Road, Sheffield (S6 5GL) at 10.30am.
SATURDAY: Mass at the Mission Hub at Solly Street 11am (normally)
Confessions on Saturday from 10am to 10.45pm and on Tuesday after the evening Mass.
This is a street artists view of the New 'state of the art' St Vincent's Mission Hub at Solly Street. It houses the University Chaplaincy and is also used as a Diocesan outreach Centre for youth evangelisation. It even boasts of a chic Italian Cafe serving an array of coffees and tasty light bites. It originally was the Victorian boys school which was opened in the 1860's shortly after the Vincentian Order arrived in the city to establish the parish. Mass is once more being said in it's original habitat of Solly Street after a lapse of twenty-four years. Long may it remain that way. The place is utterly transformed. Covid, of course has restricted activities at the venue but gradually things are being normalised. Fr Paddy
I've asked the following to be read out at the meeting Tuesday evening 26th July in Walkley Ebenezer Church Hall on Greenhow Street (6.30pm 8pm) regards the unwelcome 'planters' recently installed on Sackville Road. (Fr)
To whom it concerns,
St Vincent's church and parish centre is a thriving community hub which hosts not just religious events but celebrations of every kind involving people from the local Crookes community and indeed beyond. The planters recently placed on Sackville Road are not helping us in this regard at all. Not just are people, especially the elderly, finding it awkward to get here but these planters make things a headache for funeral corteges, wedding cars and the like to reach their destination and negotiate their way round the adjoining narrow streets which are usually choc-a-block with parked cars. The person who decided on these planters may have overlooked the fact that there is a church and parish centre nearby with lots of activities going on nearly every week. With communities fractured as a consequence of the recent pandemic restrictions, building them up again is a priority for most churches in the area, not just ours. Since these planters are very unpopular with most local people, please can those responsible consider removing them? Bye and large people living in the area will be very grateful and relieved. Thank you.
Fr Paddy Walsh
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A prayer for Afghanistan
We hold in your presence the people of Afghanistan.
Be a shelter for those who have been displaced.
Be a comforter for those who are mourning.
Be the peace for those who are afraid,
Be near to those who are hungry.
Be healing for those who are sick.
Be the strength of those working to bring hope.
Open our eyes and hearts, so we may stand in solidarity, and reach out in love to our brothers and sisters. May they know they are not forgotten and that we hold them in our hearts whilst they search for the path to peace?
Loving and generous Father, it is You who call us by name and ask us to follow you. In particular, you call some to serve You as ministers in your Church. Bless our diocese of Hallam by raising up faith-filled and dedicated priests, deacons and religious. Bless our families and choose from our homes those who are needed for Your Mission.
Blessed John Anne: Pray for us.
Blessed Robert Ludlum: Pray for us.
Blessed Nicholas Garlick: Pray for us.
Blessed William Richardson; Pray for us.
Mary, Mother of Perpetual Help: Pray for us.
PRAYER FOR UKRAINE
Loving God, We pray for the people of Ukraine for all those suffering or afraid, that you will be close to them and protect them. We pray for world leaders, for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices. We pray for the world that in this moment of crisis, we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need. May we walk in your ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world? Amen.
Remember O most gracious Virgin Mary that never was it known, that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence I fly unto Thee, O Virgin of Virgins my mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O mother of the Word incarnate do not reject my petition but graciously hear it and grant it. Amen. (Saint Bernard)