Church Hall Hire

Please contact Izabela Hartshorn on 07876 363431 or on

Quiz Night

Quiz Night on Sat 28th Sept in Parish Hall 7.30pm.

Tickets on sale after Mass £5 each includes buffet. Bring your own drinks.

Proceeds to Seniors Christmas Lunch

Decorating the Presbytery

A number of alterations works have recently been carried in the presbytery. As a result the first floor accommodation is in need of redecoration.

If you are able to help emulsion the walls and ceilings and gloss the timber work, please let Father Evangelist or one of the Deacons have your contact details.

Youth Day - 6th October (A Reminder)

6th October will be our Youth day - celebrating the young people in our parish.

We expect all the young children and young adults to participate in this wonderful programme.


*Performances by the choir from St Peter's Primary school
*The Performing Arts Group from McAuley Catholic High School
*Chris Fitzgerald and the glory bound band
*Lots more

If you are interested in participating or helping to organise the programme, please contact Chioma after Mass or see Fr Evangelist/deacons Chris or Bill

Extraordinary Ministers

A two day course for all Extraordinary Ministers of Communion at St Paul's Oct 5th and 12th, 10am to3pm to prepare for commissioning and re-commissioning on 12th Oct.

A light lunch will be provided.

Congratulations to Elaine & Lawrence McLaughlin, Gillian Cooper, Jaime Berkley and Sam Adlam recently commissioned as Extraordinary Ministers for St Paul's.

First Communion

The Registration Form for children intending to make their First Communion next year will be in the Porch after Mass.

If you have children or grandchildren of the age please fill in and return the form by 17th September.

The dates of classes are as follows:

Monday 17th September 7pm Parents first meeting in Parish Hall.
Sunday 29th Sept First Session 9.30 in Hall
Sunday13th Oct Second Session 9.30 in Hall
Sunday 17th Nov Third Session 9.30 in Hall
Monday 25th Nov Service of Reconciliation 7pm in Church
Sunday19th Jan Fourth Session 9.30 in Hall
Sunday 9th Feb Fifth Session 9.30 in Hall
Sunday 1st Mar Sixth Session 9.30 in Hall
Sunday29th March Seventh Session 9.30 in Hall
Thursday 7th May First Communion and Second Reconciliation 6.30pm in Church
Saturday 9th May First Communion Mass 11am in Church

Caritas Event

Sat. Sept.28th 10.30 to 12.30

Hallam Pastoral Centre led by Sean Ryan - Caritas Community Sponsorship for Refugees

Are You a Winner?

There are still 6 unclaimed prizes from our Summer Draw.

Please check the list in the porch.

Prayer Intentions

If you have a special prayer intention or need, please leave a written request in the post box in the Church Entrance Hall for inclusion in the Bidding Prayers or included in the Holy Hour Service on a Friday or at meeting of our Prayer Groups.

Bishop's Walk 2019

This year St Wilfrid's is celebrating 21 years of their annual Bishop's Walk, an amazing milestone for the Centre. Over the years our parish has helped raise more than £200,000.

Please support Bishop Ralph, Bishop John and the team from St. Wilfrid's Centre on their sponsored walk on Saturday 21st September 2019 which will enable their valuable work with vulnerable people to continue.

Sponsor sheets are available in the porch. If you are a tax-payer and can gift aid please add your full name and address details.

Pastoral Council Elections

We are very pleased to announce and welcome both Caroline Gillon and Imelda Dewar who have joined the Pastoral Council for a period of 3 years.

There are still vacancies for the positions of Chair of Parish and 3 members of the Pastoral Council.

At the recent Pastoral Council meetings, it was felt, that as a parish we need to step back and ask ourselves:

Who are we?

What do we do well?

And what else could we do or need to do?

These questions centre around the fact that we are in a period of change with the appointment of Father Evangelist as Parish Priest of St. Paul’s and our sister parish Christ the King.

It is some 6+ years since we asked the questions how can we develop further as a community church, give witness to the gospel, further our individual sacramental and spiritual life, along with enhancing our understanding of scripture, spirituality and the teachings of both Pope Francis and our Catholic faith.

It is hoped that during September a discussion paper will be circulated, outlining both what we do well, how we can be more inclusive and outgoing in welcoming people who visit and/or seek to join our community which enable an Open Parish Meeting and Conversation to take place in October and when we can agree our objectives and development programme for the next 5 years.

Rainbows and Brownies

52nd Doncaster (St Pauls)

The first meeting after the summer holidays is on Monday 9th September and on Monday Weekly thereafter.

Rainbows meet 5-6pm for ages 5-7 and Brownies meet 6.15-7.45pm for ages 7-10.

There are 5 vacancies for Rainbows and 6 vacancies for Brownies.

For further information, please contact the Leader, Zoe Kerrigan on 07798 584581 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sick and Housebound

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

Our Future - Our Children!

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

Kindly contact Fr Evangelist or Deacons Chris and Bill if interested

Traveller's Mass

Are you planning on visiting a foreign country this summer, would you like to attend the Mass there, but don't know the local language?

We would recommend that you go to the following web site:-

You can print off the Sunday Mass readings and prayers, in both English and the local language of the country you are visiting.

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

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

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.

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.

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Thank you for the donations last weekend, which totalled 33.1kgs.

We understand from the Foodbank that stocks of tinned meat, tomatoes and vegetables, UHT Milk, long life juice, breakfast cereal,, biscuits, coffee and drinking chocolate are running low.

Diary Dates - At a Glance  

HOLY HOUR - Every Friday at 3pm

Annual Bishop's Walk - 21st September 2019

Quiz Night - 28th September 2019
Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine - 30th September 2019

Pie and Pea Supper – 2nd October 2019
Youth Day - 6th October 2019

Parish Autumn Social – 17th November 2019

Neighbourhood Centre Christmas Fayre – 23rd November 2019

Seniors Christmas Lunch – 7th December 2019

The 200 Club

Winners for the August draw:

No 44. J Laurens. £50
No 27. A Grantham. £20
No. 89. Convent of Mercy. £20

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 £410.

Thank you.

Second Collection for Home Mission Sunday