29 November 2018
Dear Brothers and Sisters
Today we begin the Season of Advent. Hope and expectation are strong Advent themes.
This Advent brings significant changes in the Sheffield Deanery, with changes in Mass times and a reduction in the number of Sunday Masses in some of the twenty one Churches in the deanery. I know that these changes come at a cost and I am grateful for the generosity of the priests and people who have made it possible for these changes to take place. Fewer priests and smaller Catholic communities made these challenging times. St Teresa of Avila wrote, “Everything passes, God never changes”. When change is demanded of us, the one support that never changes is God: the “indestructible rock of faithfulness and love”. I pray that our parish communities will embrace these changes and continue to faithfully come together to celebrate the Sunday Eucharist as “the source and summit of the Christian life”.
Yours sincerely in Christ, the Redeemer.
NORMAL MASS TIMES AT ST VINCENT'S SHEFFIELD
(See Bulletin opposite for any changes)
SUNDAY: 9.30 am and 6 pm
MONDAY: 9.30 am (except First Monday of every month and Bank Holiday Mondays when it is at St Michael's Chapel, Rivelin Valley Road, S6 5GL at 10.30am
TUESDAY: 9.30 am
WEDNESDAY: 7.00 pm (school holidays 9.30 am)
THURSDAY: 9.30 am
FRIDAY: 9.30 am