If you sponsored BISHOP JOHN on his 15 mile walk, please place the
amount you promised in an envelope marked ‘BISHOP’S WALK’, along
with your name and address, and post it through the Presbytery letter Franciscan
box. Also please indicate on the sponsor sheets that you have paid. Church of St. Francis of Assisi
277 Sandygate Road, Sheffield S10 5SD
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being responsible for the erosion of faith among the people. In the Registered Charity No. 512021
Gospel we see how strong Jesus was in his criticism of those who use Parish Priest: Fr Kevin Thornton
religion to gain spiritual power, and who do not live what is at the heart
of religion: love and compassion, justice and faith. Matthew applies it to YEAR A - PSALTER WEEK 3
Christian leaders, who are in danger of repeating the mistakes of the 31st SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Pharisees. The message is as relevant now as it was back then.
Religious office-holders are still reluctant to let go of ostentatious dress,
places of honour, titles and so on, which are clearly contrary to the spirit Sunday 30th 9:00 am (People of the Parish)
of the Gospel. 11:00 am (John Byrne)
Monday 31st 10:00 am (Sr. Christine PBVM)
REFLECTION Being genuine
Tuesday 1st 12 noon All Saints Day - Holy Day of
A peacock’s feathers are very colourful; they are worn more for show Obligation (Priest’s Intention)
than for warmth. The Pharisees wore their virtue for show; they wanted 7:30 pm (People of the Parish)
to be seen and praised by others. They were more concerned with Wednesday 2 nd
12 noon In Church All Souls Day (St. Francis
appearing good than with really being good. Today there is great Dead List)
emphasis on appearances. The image is more important than the Thursday 3rd 10:00 am St. Winifride (Wendy Lawson)
reality. We may deceive others but we cannot deceive God. But then it
would be foolish even to try. We don’t have to put on an outward show, Friday 4th 10:00 am (John Byrne)
or pretend to be what we are not. All we have to do is try to be true to 2 – 7 pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
what we are - God’s sons and daughters. Lord, help us to shun all falsity Saturday 5th 11:15-11:45 Sacrament of Reconciliation
and pretence, and to live a life of genuine goodness. Then our deeds 12 noon (Deceased members of lunch group)
will flow from what we are, as naturally as good fruit from a good tree.
PARISH PRAYER PLEASE NOTE THE DIFFERENT MASS TIMES FOR THE FEAST OF
Heavenly Father, pour down on our Church your Holy Spirit, the fire of
your love. Give us the courage, the wisdom and the faith to be salt for Response to the psalm: Keep my soul in peace before you, O Lord.
the earth and light for the world.
Alleluia Acclamation: Alleluia, Alleluia! Speak, Lord, your servant is
Help us to build warm and welcoming communities of faith in our listening: you have the message of eternal life. Alleluia!
families, our neighbourhoods, our Parish. May we carry the Good News
by word and action into all our environments, especially those which are
Thank you for last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION.
hostile and hurting.
Together with Mary, the first evangeliser we entrust all our efforts into Thank you for the WORLD MISSION SUNDAY collection.
the care of the Divine Spirit, who fills and renews the face of the earth. ‘BIBLE ALIVE’ for November is available in the narthex for £1.95.
The APOSTLESHIP OF PRAYER Leaflets for November are on the Are you aware of the Government's intention to introduce an ELECTED
trolley with the hymn and Mass books. MAYOR IN SHEFFIELD and that there will be local referendum about it?
If not, you might be interested in the Information and Discussion Evening
Please donate more TEA, COFFEE and SUGAR for St. Wilfrid’s Centre. organised by the Sheffield Christian Constituency Movement on Friday
Thank you. 11th November at Endcliffe Methodist Church starting at 7.30pm. For
We are rapidly approaching November, the month of the HOLY SOULS. more details, see the poster on the Notice Board.
Would you like your deceased relatives and friends to be remembered in The next PARISH COUNCIL MEETING will be on Tuesday 15th
Masses celebrated throughout the year for ‘St. Francis Dead List’? It is November at 8pm in the Upper Room. Any members of the Parish are
simple to do. Get an envelope, write on it: ‘St. Francis Dead List’. Add welcome to attend and/or pass suggestions for items to be discussed to
YOUR name and address (or family name if you so desire), enclose an any member of the Parish Council.
offering inside, (and the names of your deceased relatives or friends if
you wish, though God knows who these are, surely!) Then put the On 20th November, we will celebrate Christ the King Sunday and
envelope through the letter box of the presbytery. Thank you. NATIONAL YOUTH SUNDAY. As in previous years, the monthly youth
mass will take place on that Sunday instead of the second Sunday of
PLEASE PRAY for Traci Ahern, Irene Bell, Pauline Bryant, Robin Byrne, November. It will be an international youth mass. Any young people
Ellen Dalton, Rachel Grace, Alice Green, Marion Green, Derek Grist, who would be willing to do a reading or bidding prayer in a foreign
Margaret Higgins, Bill Hunt, Carol Anne Johnson, Joe Kelly, Roger language are asked to contact Susanne Staub.
Kemp, May Leonard, Benjamin Lewis, Ruth McElroy, Malcolm Marsh,
Antonia Martel, Audrey O’Halloran, Margaret Paget, Jenny Rockett, This year's PARISH PANTOMIME will be on 25th and 26th November.
Joanne & Emmeline Short, Bernadette Smith (Strain), Deirdre Turner, All proceeds to CAFOD.
Josef & Peggy Vaughan, Sheila Watson, George Windsor, Alan, Alison,
‘BIG SING’ on Saturday 26th November from 6-8pm at the Central
Kath, Kathleen, KC, Leonora, Martha, M.E, Mel, MH, Paula and
United Reformed Church, Norfolk Street. Come to sing or just to enjoy
Vanessa, who are sick, for Sr. Christine PBVM and Wendy Lawson, the music - everyone is welcome. The Big Sing is free but there will be a
lately dead and for all whose anniversaries occur about this time. chance to make a donation to ASSIST, which supports destitute asylum
The Crosspool Churches Service for ONE WORLD WEEK is at 7.30pm seekers in Sheffield. Tea and coffee available afterwards. For more
on Tuesday 1st November at Stephen Hill Methodist Church. (Note that details, contact Assist on 2754960 or see www.assistsheffield.org.uk.
this coincides with our evening Mass on this Holy day of obligation). ST. MARIE’S PRIMARY SCHOOL will be holding their Winter Fair on
The next meeting of HALLAM ASCENT, for those approaching or Saturday December 3rd, from 12-2.30pm. Any outside traders interested
already in retirement, will be on Wednesday 2nd November at St. Francis in having a stall or in donating homemade goods such as jams,
Church from 1.45 to 3.45 pm. The subject is “All Souls” and our speaker chutneys, pickles, knitting or necklaces should contact Petrina on
Fr Peter Hurley. Do come and join us - there is plenty of parking and email@example.com.
there are no steps to trip over! The Walsingham Association PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM will be
MAGNUS BUSHELL will be baptised during 11am Mass on Sunday 6 th on Thursday 8th December (Feast of Immaculate Conception). The
November. There will be a shared lunch after the usual tea and coffee coach leaves Thrybergh at 6.30am, Rotherham at 6.40am, Sheffield
to which all parishioners are warmly invited. Please bring food to share Pond Hill at 7am, Handsworth at 7.10am and Dinnington at 8am. Cost
but don’t let the lack of it put you off coming. There will be plenty. £13. Contact Francesca Flynn firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXPLORING THE MASS. The final session will be on Tuesday 8th Thanks to all the supporters of the TRAIDCRAFT STALL. Please
November, 8.15pm-9.30pm. It will look at what changes in Advent? A contact Diane Ryan if you could staff the stall once a month at the 9am
look at the some of the collects and numerous other prayers which make Mass as Julie Hughes and family would like to step down.
up the Missal.