Please keep our parish family in your prayers, with the hope that we may be able to worship together soon.


Milk Bottle Tops

Please don’t forget to bring your washed milk bottle tops to Church and leave in the box in the porch.

Thank you

Music Group - An Update

Our Parish Music group returned to duty last weekend after a COVID absence of 17 months, and it was good to once again listen and sing along to the music they provided in church.

Music has always been an important role in the life of our parish.

If you would like to join the music group either to play or sing please contact Mike McChrystal. Mike can be contacted as follows:-

• E-mail is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• Mobile 07792102916
• Sunday morning Mass

Or anyone in the music group at your Mass and they will pass on your query or suggestion on to him.

Justice and Peace Group

have received a request for blankets in good condition.

If you are able to help, please bring them to church and leave them next to the Foodbank donation crate.

Very many thanks.

Sound Engineer

The services of a qualified sound engineer are required to adjust the audio sound setting to the Dante sound system used to stream Mass from St Paul’s on our YouTube channel.

If you can assist, please contact either Ernie Godward or Deacon Chris.

Sacrament of Confirmation/Rosary

Catechesis for the Sacrament of Confirmation will start on Sunday 17th October after 10.30 Mass. Children 13 years and above are eligible.

Confirmation will be on the 21st of November.

For the month of October we will be saying the Rosary before Mass on Saturday. If you want to participate in leading the decades please let us know.

Fr. Evangelist

Altar Servers

Are invited to a meeting with Father Evangelist after the 10.30am Mass this Sunday, 26th September, with a view to re-commencing their duties the following weekend.

Red Missio Boxes

If you have a Missio Red Box please return to church for emptying during the month of September.

Many thanks to all those of you who support the missions by having a red box in your home.

Church Cleaning

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to assist in cleaning the church.

The Church Cleaning Group resumes its responsibility from Friday 1st October. Each of the teams will undertake to clean the church once every 4 weeks, on either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday mornings. More volunteers are still needed.

If you can help, please contact Father Evangelist.

Christ the King

Please remember to return your Missio Boxes to Church.

There will be Church cleaning on Wednesday 29th September at 10am

Sacrament of Confirmation

Bishop Ralph will be coming to our parish on the 21st of November for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Eligible candidates should please take a registration form from the Sacristy after Mass.

We thank Angela Chapman who donated the Icons she did to the parish.

Icons are not works of art but prayers.

The materials used in doing these can be quite expensive.

We have them displayed at the church porch.

If you want any of them, put a value to it and make a donation to the parish.

Fr.Evangelist

Assisted Dying Legislation

Assisted Dying Bill is “unprecedented attack on sanctity of life” says Bishop John Sherrington

The Assisted Dying Bill is being presented to the House of Lords in October.

Bishop John Sherrington is urging all Catholics to write to peers at the House of Lords stating the reasons for opposition to this legislation. He urges discussion and communication about this incredibly important matter.

In the next weeks, we face an unprecedented attack on the sanctity of life with Baroness Meacher’s ‘Assisted Dying Bill 2021’ is due its 2nd Reading in the House of Lords with full debate on Friday, 22nd October.

The term ‘Assisted Dying’ is euphemistic, the truth is that this bill seeks to introduce Assisted Suicide. If legalised, this bill would allow a terminally ill adult with less than six months to live to be assisted in committing suicide.

Catholic teaching opposes assisting suicide, since life is a gift to be cared for and preserved until its natural death. The Church is clear that we cannot directly choose to take the life of another, even if they request it.

The solidarity of praying and caring for the most vulnerable at this fragile time of their lives is a profoundly Christian act which imitates Our Lady’s prayer at the cross and Christ’s service to the weakest.

Read John Sherrington's Letter HERE or in the Social Justice Tab

Job Vacancies

There are various new job vacancies which are listed under the JOB VACANCIES TAB.

Bishop's Walk 2021

Taking place on Friday 1st October 2021.

A sponsored walk in the beautiful Peak District.

St Wilfrid's Centre has created an online form to enable people to sponsor the Bishop's Walk. Please support the Centre and the work which has been quietly taking place for the last 30 years.

Thank you so much. Helen M Lowry Office Manager, St Wilfrid's Centre

Online Form

Clergy Moves

Fr Callistus - who resided with us from mid 2019 to early 2020, has recently left St Marie’s Cathedral and has been appointed as the Parish Priest of St Thomas More (Parson Cross) and St Mary’s (High Green).

We wish him well following his recent his appointment and please remember him in your prayers.

CCRS

Study for the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) in Hallam?

Are you interested in studying for the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS), a nationally accredited course about the Catholic faith?

The first module, on the Old Testament, with Monsignor John Ryan, begins on 3rd October 2021 for three Saturday mornings, October 3rd, 9th, 16th, from 9-12.30 at Hallam Pastoral Centre (in person, socially distanced).

Modules on New Testament, Church, Christology, Sacraments and other special interest topics will be offered later in the year.

See the national CCRS website, for more details about the course.

You can request an application form from:

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Closing date for applications 25 September 2021

Sister Brigett Lyons

Is sadly leaving Cantley Convent on the 4th September after just over 7 years as the leader of the community of the Sisters of Mercy and moving to Newcastle-under-Lyme.

We wish her well upon her new appointment and will remember her for her incredible generosity, hospitality and warmth she has shown to us all during the last 7 years.

Farewell and thank you for all your wonderful work here in Cantley, it has been a joy to know you.

Craft Enthusiasts

A parishioner has a large box used Christmas, birth, anniversary, etc cards.

If you are able to make use of them, please contact Deacon Chris.

Walsingham - October 2021

Ann Grantham is hoping to arrange a small pilgrimage to Walsingham on Tues 5th to 6th Oct or Tues 19th-20th Oct depending upon which date proves most popular.

We would be staying, as previously, at Elmham House which is £55 B&B for an ensuite room.

Additional meals are £12.50 for 2 courses. Hopefully people will be willing to drive to provide lifts .

Please contact me on any of the following:- 01302 327605 or 078092i9958 or email annbgrantham @outlook.com if you are interested in joining in.

Refugee Family Welcome

Five parishes in the Diocese of Hallam are actively involved in a project, to welcome a refugee family to Sheffield, and to support them through their first two years in their new home.

This project was initiated in our diocese and supported by Bishop Ralph.

The group has been meeting for three months to develop their application to the Home Office. We will be needing help.

At the moment we would love to hear from anyone who could help us to set up a presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And as we progress, we are likely to need help from people with many different skills.


If you would like to know more about this project or if you would like to become involved, please contact Eva Kaltenthaler @ (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

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The 200 Club

See Newsletter for winners.

Please remember to notify any change of address via the office or one of the Deacons.

The results of the August draw are as follows:-

£50 109 P Weller
£20 059 M Dawn
£20 041 L Thompson

If you are interested in joining the scheme Gary Thickett can be contacted on 01302539157 or garrythickett@aol.com

Membership is £2 monthly by standing order.

Further information can be found on the parish website under 'Parish Life' http://www.stpauls.co.uk

 

Sick and Housebound

If you know anybody who is sick or housebound and would like to receive Holy Communion please contact Father Evangelist or Deacons Bill and Chris.

 

 

Standing Order Forms

We are having a drive to increase the numbers of parishioners who can give their collection by Standing Order.

The forms are in the Porch – and include, for those who pay tax, a Gift Aid declaration. There are benefits both for yourselves and for us.

Thank you for your continuing generosity.

Parish Website

Please note the new web address for the website is

http://www.stpaulscantley.co.uk.

We also have a new email address linked to the web site:

office@stpaulscantley.co.uk

If you would like anything adding to the Website please contact Dave George via email:

davegeorge1970@sky.com

Gift Aid Donations

If you are a tax payer but do not currently gift aid your donations please consider doing so, as they will then be worth an additional 25% to the parish.

Gift aid declarations are available in the entrance hall and may be completed at any time during the tax year and returned to Fr Evangelist or Deacons Bill & Chris.

Parish Group Emails

If you have not already joined our Parish Group E-Mail system.

All you have to do is to send an e-mail with your name, address and e-mail address to office@stpaulscantley.co.uk

You will then receive occasional e-mails regarding forthcoming events, times of Masses and Services at Christmas, Holy Week and Easter, etc.

We promise that your e-mail address will not be disclosed to any third party.

Going in to Hospital

Due to strict data protection rules, it is essential, that when you go into hospital, to indicate on your details or those of your relative are passed on to the Catholic Chaplain.

Also state that you or your relative would like the Catholic Chaplain to visit you.

The Chaplain visits the wards during the week and an on-call service in case of emergency is available.

Finance

Whilst you may not be able to donate in person, you can donate via standing order from your bank.

Email the office for a Standing Order Form. Remember to tick the Gift Aid Box if you are a UK Taxpayer.

Card Donations Online

Whilst you may not be able to donate in person, we still rely upon donations to help keep St Pauls going and to keep providing help and pastoral care to the members of our parish.

There is a new way of donating, we are now able to accept donations by debit and credit cards. If you wish to donate, please click on the link below:

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