Friends of Sacred Heart and St Margaret's welcomes you

The Friends of Sacred Heart was established in December 2005. It is part of what the parish does to engage with the wider community. On its behalf a group of parishioners meets regularly to organise fundraising and the allocation of funding to overseas projects.


Friends of Sacred Heart targets projects that are not supported by major charities. They are usually suggested by members of the parish because of a personal link, recommendation or knowledge of what they do.

 

Friends of Sacred Heart uses a formal application form to consider potential projects. Projects provide written reports and photos to show how the funding benefits the people receiving the service or provision. There are no administration costs: 100% of the money goes to the projects.

 

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Yola, school, Nigeria, 2014

Water borehole, 1, Nigeria

Water borehole 2, Yola, May 2008

Tables FoSH purchased in library, Poullart des Places, St Joseph's parish, Nyamirama, Uganda

St Joseph's Leprosy Hospital

Friends of the Sacred Heart Gift Aid Envelopes

DR Congo, tool and crop shed, 2014

Democratic Republic of Congo, vocational skills project, 2015

Burkina Faso, eye testing kit, 2014

St Joseph's Leprosy Hospital


 

Visitor Counters

 

REPORT ON DISBURSEMENT OF FUND/GRANT TO OUR LADY OF APOSTLES' HOSPITAL

FOR THE PURCHASE OF WHEELCHAIRS

 

Dear Sir/Ma,

 

We received with joy and thanksgiving to God your donation of 2,100 Pounds sometimes in September 2018. We sincerely appreciate your kind gesture and benevolence. Our Lady of Apostles' Hospital Jos is Faith-Based and non-profit in nature and operates a fee for service arrangement.This donation has gone a long way in cushioning the stress on our already overstretched wheelchairs as well as providing comfort to our patients who are currently enjoying them. Below is a breakdown of how the money was expended.

 

  1. Bank charges were deducted from the amount sent to the tune of 100 Pounds.
  2. . The remaining 2,000 Pounds was used to purchase 20 wheel chairs at the cost of 1,695 Pounds.
  3. 305 Pounds is the excess remaining from the amount.

 

Purchase of the wheel chairs was delayed due to activities marking the end of the year alongside quality of the initial supply which was poor as against the ones requested for.

 

We humbly request if we may use the balance of 305 Pounds to purchase a hematocrit machine aid in our laboratory investigations.

 

Thank you and God bless.

 

Sr. Florence Dunkong, OLF

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No.1384/257/MSS/2019                                                       June 11, 2019

 

The Friends of Sacred Heart and St. Margaret

The Sacred Heart Church

56, John Street, Penicuik

Midlothian, EH26 8NE

Scotland

 

Dear Mr. Richard Crosse,

 

Greetings from Meerut Seva Samaj !

 

It’s our privilege for your continuous support to our diocese for the educational expense of poor & underprivileged children. Last year, it was great news that your neighboring parish St. Margaret has come forwarded and collaborated with you to render the financial aid through their efforts for benefiting more & more students of Meerut diocese. We have received an amount of Rs.2,26,864/- in our accounts on 09-04-2019 towards your kind grant of exchange value of 2500 pounds.

 

Several applications from different parishes have come for scholarship and reviewing the applications with recommendations from the respective parish priest, the Scholarship Committee has sanctioned 15 forms. The beneficiaries’ details of scholarship awarded are given below for FY 2018-19:

The sanctioned funds of Rs.2,26,864/- were entirely utilized including opening balance of Rs.5,114/- to assist 14 most deserving candidates approved by the Committee considering the economical background of the beneficiaries. The allotted scholarship funds were credited into beneficiaries account via bank transfer.

 

We express our hearty gratitude to Friends of Sacred Heart for all the possible support and mobilizing St. Margaret parish for making funds spooling for the poorest students of our diocese.  Kindly convey our sincere thanks and warm regards to St. Margaret parish for their generosity.

 

We remember you all and your benefactors in our daily prayers.

 

With prayerful wishes,

 

Yours in Christ

 

Fr. Cyril Sequeira

Director

Meerut Seva Samaj

Meerut Seva Samaj

Scholarship for poor students

Annual Donation 2500 pounds report FY-2018-19

Friends of Sacred Heart and St Margaret’s:
Table at Penicuik Street Fair, Saturday 17 August 2019

 

FoSHSM continue to donate your money to international health, education, employment and childcare projects. The next fundraiser is a table at Penicuik Street Fair.  Please leave items in the Michael Room by Friday 16 August: leave them in the FoSHSM box or drop them off, 9–9.30am on Saturday 17 August, in the Michael Room.  For St Margaret’s donations contact Anne Hannant.

 

We need the following:
 

·        Good condition costume jewellery (but not earrings)

·        Good condition handbags

·        Home baking

·        Homemade Tablet – this is always a fantastic seller!

·        Plants

·        Homemade jam/preserves

·        Craft items that you have made

Thank you for your generous support as ever.

 

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EVENING of MERCY - First Friday at Sacred Heart Church. **** 6th December 2019  - 7:00pm - 8:00pm *** Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, - Litany of the Most Sacred Heart, - Meditation in silence, - Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, - The Sacrament of Reconciliation. *********** FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTION At Sacred Heart in Penicuik *** 7th December 2019 at 11:00am Holy Mass, - Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, - The Rosary, Meditation in silence, - Act of Reparation, - Sacrament of Reconciliation. ************* FAMILY MASS - Next Family Mass will be held on Sunday 8th December at 11:00am at Sacred Heart Church and will be followed by cake and coffee in the Michael Room. All welcome!