Church Hall Hire

Please contact Izabela Hartshorn on 07876 363431 or on

Summer Fayre

Thank you to everyone that helped in any way and took part in the Fayre and the International Food event.

Compliments to the chefs, the food was great and thanks to all of the volunteers who ran the stalls and helped set up and clear away.

After expenses we will have a surplus of about £800.

In addition H.C.P.T said:

"We raised £446.70 with the help and generosity of the parish. It will go towards the fare for a child who deserves a holiday pilgrimage to Lourdes. Many, many thanks from HPCT 101. God bless you all.x"

Gift Aid Donations

Thank you letters from the Diocese for those who gift aid their weekly offerings are ready for collection in the porch.

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


Information about Pilgrimages to Walsingham, Padley and Knock is available on the notice board in the church porch or on our website.

The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS)

Is designed for people who are engaged in the communication of their Catholic Faith, whether directly or indirectly.

It is open to catechists, people involved in liturgical work and other interested adults.

The CCRS can provide general theological knowledge and offer a better understanding of the Catholic faith.

To register or to find out more you can contact us by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 0114 2566410.

See also the notice in the porch

Maridon Centre

It is hoped that we will soon be in a position to open the new Maridon shop in the Town Centre. However, unlike the previous shop, which was part of the old Maridon Centre, the new one will have a significant monthly rental cost. Therefore, the shop must generate a reasonable income in order to be sustainable.

To do this its opening hours will need to be extended from those of the past. The shop will only survive if there are sufficient numbers of volunteers to assist.

So please consider becoming a volunteer worker at the new Maridon Bookshop.

We require a team of people who are able to regularly offer their services for one day, or half a day each week. This can be a wonderful ministry of witness.

For further details speak to Fr. Darren at St Peter's 01302 342068 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New Parisioners - Welcome Evening

Thank you to the 18 new/almost new parishioners, who attended the welcome evening last Saturday and members of the Pastoral Council who provided and served the food and drink during the evening.

Fully Escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine

Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland, 30th September 2019.

£649.00 per person sharing. Price includes flight with 10kg hand luggage, all transfers, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with Full Board.

All entertainment and excursions included.

Wheelchair accessible rooms in the hotel. Limited single rooms at supplement of £100.

Groups and Individual bookings welcome.

Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Knock Pilgrimages is a member of the Travel Trust Association and is fully protected by ATOL T7613.

Counsellor in Schools Post

An amazing opportunity has arisen to work as a school based counsellor in Doncaster and Rotherham on a sessional basis.

Hallam Caring Services intends to conduct interviews before end July.

Please contact Susan Tym 0114 2566407 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Bernie Ware 07980 406198 for an informal discussion.

Holy Communion - Catechists

Volunteers are needed for the role of catechists for the Holy Communion children.

Kindly contact Fr Evangelist or Deacons Chris and Bill if interested.

A Day Trip to Scarborough

The Neighbourhood Centre together with the Young at Heart Group have arranged a coach trip to Scarborough.

This will take place on Monday 22nd July.

The coach will leave St. Paul’s at 9.00 and will depart Scarborough at 4.30.

The cost is £5.00 per person.

If you wish to go on the trip please put your name on the list in the Neighbourhood Centre.

Father Calistus

Was ordained a priest in 2007 in the diocese of Orlu Nigeria and was with Fr Evangelist for 14 months as a Curate.

He has been parish priest for two years and was appointed to look after the Orlu centre for a sick and retired priest, a job he did so well.

He has a Masters degree in Philosophy, a PGD in Psychology and Education and was a part-time Lecturer at the regional seminary in Nigeria.

We welcome him to our Diocese and hope it goes well for him.

Lilian Hollidge

Writes from Lesbos Island to thank everyone “for your support in my being able to join with other volunteers to help Refugees from many different countries in any way that is necessary, around the Moria Detention Centre.

I am here to share your love and support for whoever I meet. Thank you for your ongoing prayers and your recent donations that have made this time possible”.

Milk Bottle Tops

A parishioner currently collects red, blue & green milk bottle tops which are given to a charity who recycle them into making furniture & the like.

If you wish to support this activity, during the month of June, there will be a collection crate in the entrance hall to the church.

Please ensure that the caps have been washed before putting in the collection crate.

First Holy Communion

We would like to offer our congratulations to:

Abigail K, Abigail N, Adam, Alex, Alfie, Ava, Dagmara, Damian, Ellie, Evan, Hedi, Hugo, Johan, Kacper, Lauren, Leo, Magda, Mia, Nikodem, Olivier, Oscar, Patrick, Skye and Toby

upon making their First Holy Communion recently and look forward to seeing each Sunday at Mass.

We would also like to thank their parents, the catechists, musicians, flower arranger, altar servers and parishioners who provided refreshments for this event.

Deanery Forum News

Deacon Harish has appealed for volunteers to visit prisoners at Doncaster Marshgate prison.

Anyone who is willing will have to undergo relevant checks.

If anyone is interested in Prison work please contact Fr Reid or Angela Fox for more information.

Hearing Loop Feedback

The amplifier for the hearing loop system was replaced last month along with repair work to the copper wire loop.

If you are still experiencing difficulties with the system, please speak to Deacon Chris.

Welcome Pack for New Parishioners

Are you a new parishioner/recently joined our community at St Paul’s?

Then, please ask for a Welcome Pack from either a welcomer in the church entrance hall or Father Evangelist or Deacons Bill and Chris.

Emails to Father Bernard


Another Bernard O’Brien is receiving a lot of unwanted emails. Father Bernard’s address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Don’t forget the ’s’

The Housebound

If you know of a parishioner who is housebound and requires Holy Communion, please let a member of the clergy know.

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Thank you for the donations last weekend, which total 37.4kgs.

We understand from the Foodbanks that the demand for their services are have increased in demand especially from Low Income Families along with people affected by benefit changes and delays.

Currently stocks of tinned meat, tinned tomatoes, tinned fruit, breakfast cereals and drinking chocolate are running low.

Diary Dates - At a Glance  

HOLY HOUR - Every Friday at 3pm

 Day Trip to Scarborough - 22nd July 2019
Parish Social - 28th September 2019
Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine - 20th September 2019

Pie and Pea Supper – 2nd October 2019

Parish Autumn Social – 17th November 2019

Neighbourhood Centre Christmas Fayre – 23rd November 2019

Seniors Christmas Lunch – 7th December 2019

The 200 Club

The ‘BUMPER DRAW’ for June is as follows:-

No 45 A Gorman. £100
No 53. J Laurens. £100
No 76. Convent of Mercy. £50
No. 33. J Carroll. £50

Thanks for your continued support.

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

If anyone else would like to join the '200 Club', please give your contact details to Deacon Bill or Deacon Chris. 200 Club forms are available for this purpose in the church porch.

Membership is £2 monthly by standing order.

Further information can be found on the parish website under 'Parish Life'


Job Vacancies

Please visit the JOB VACANCIES Tab for regular updates.



Parish Website

Please note the new web address for the website is

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

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

Tea, Coffee & Biscuits

Tea and coffee available in the Church Hall after Mass on  most Sundays. 

See newsletter for details


The collection last week raised £389.

Thank you