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

Justice & Peace Group

Once again thank you for the donations of towels and toilet rolls, last weekend, in support of refugees and asylum seekers..

The Maridon Bookshop

is NOW OPEN every Friday and Saturday from 12.30 to 3.00pm, following midday Mass at St Peter in Chains Church, Doncaster.

The Bookshop stocks a variety of religious cards, books, statues and other items. It is located in the Parish Hall with its own access to the rear of the Hall, near to the Presbytery.

Visitors to the Shop must comply with the necessary Covid 19 safety requirements.

Benches in Church

As a result of the feedback we have received regarding the church benches, it has been decided to postpone their return for the time being.

This issue will be reviewed again at the end of May.

We would like to thank everyone for your comments, several people said that the individual chairs in church made them feel safe when they attended Mass.

Awakening 2021

Awakening 2021 - This is a 100 day adoration initiated by Jesus Youth Sheffield from Ash Wednesday until Pentecost.

There is participation from every part of the country. On 6th of May 2021 we from Doncaster have the opportunity to be part of this.

We request our parishioners to spend time before the Lord virtually in your homes at your convenient time. We will have intentions to pray for which will be shared later. It will be over zoom. The link will be shared with interested parishioners.

You may reserve half hour slots and pray either in silence or aloud or sing hymns. We invite you to join us to pray for Doncaster, to pray for our country, our youth, our families, the church and our Holy Father's intentions.

For further details on this or the Jesus Youth movement contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring or text Femi - 07787435441.

Justice & Peace Group Winter Clothing

The J&P group have received a request for men’s size 9 and 10 shoes plus warm winter clothing for men along with hats/ gloves for both men and women. Donations can be left under the bench that the green foodbank box sits on or contact Deacon Chris on 07721 986869 to arrange for its collection.

Please continue to pray for all the refugee and asylum seekers in our community as they settle into their new homes in this country.

2021 Offertory Envelopes - Now Available

The 2021 offertory envelopes are now available to be picked up in the entrance hall of the church.

They are sorted alphabetically. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and continues to sustain the efforts
of our parish community through our various ministries.

This may also be a good opportunity to consider Online Giving through our website OR changing to giving
via a standing order. If you are new member of our congregation and would like a box of Offertory envelopes,
please ask a steward, Father Evangelist, Father Henry, Deacon Bill, Deacon Chris or please contact the parish
office on a Tuesday between 9am and 1pm and speak to Ernie on 01302 535800.

Bidding Prayer Readers

If anyone, particularly young people, are interested in reading the bidding prayers at either of the 2 weekend Masses on a rota basis please speak to Father Evangelist, Father Henry, Deacon Bill or Deacon Chris.

Sunday Collections

Our Parish is exceedingly grateful for financial support over the last 10 months.

We do though recognise that many parishioners may be struggling financially, and there is no expectation to give where you are unable to do so.

If you are able to support our parish, you can donate via standing order or single donation.

Donations made by cheque should be made payable to “Diocese of Hallam – St Paul’s, Cantley.”

The Year of St Joseph

December 8th 2020 to December 8th 2021

On the feast of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis announced a year to honour St. Joseph, blessed spouse of Mary, and the patron saint of families, workers, the sick, and the dying.

Specifically, this announcement celebrates the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph being declared the Patron of the Universal Church.

COVID and Keeping the Church Clean

A special thank you to all the members of our team of stewards who are continuing to keep us safe at our spiritual home, enabling us to meet together for the celebration of Mass, by recording details of those present and ensuring that the premises are thoroughly cleaned every two weeks.

Invite from Calix

Calix is a worldwide organisation open to those who are maintaining their sobriety through participation in their Catholic faith and a 12 step program. It is certainly not a 'Catholic AA' and encourages members to also be involved with the 12 step program through AA.

The Calix meetings involve prayer, personal sharing and reflection and are confidential. Membership is also open to non-Catholics and to anyone with experience of and a concern for the effects of alcoholism in people’s lives.

A Calix Group has been meeting in the Diocese of Hallam for over twenty years.

The Hallam Group now meet on Zoom. It will be every first Wednesday of the month at 1-30 in the afternoon and ending by 2-30.

If you would like to learn more about our meetings, please contact Fr Desmond Sexton on 01709 363753 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Changes to Mass Text

From the First Sunday of Advent, a minor – although significant – change is to be made to the English translation of the Roman Missal.

It affects the end of the Collects and what is called the ‘doxology’ that concludes the prayer:

‘Through our Lord, Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.’

The Bishops’ Conference has decided to delete the word ‘one’ (from ‘one God’).

This brings the doxology into line with the Latin text.

Prayers for the Sick

If you would like fellow parishioners to pray for someone who is ill or for a special intention, please drop an e-mail to the Parish office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring Shelagh on 535492

Neighbourhood Centre

Continues to support members of our community who are struggling during these difficult times.

Over 60 food parcels are distributed every week form the centre on Wednesday and Friday’s between 12noon and 1pm.

The Centre wishes to pass on their sincere thanks to everyone who has offered support, just over £500 has been donated with one person supporting the centre on a monthly basis by a standing order donation, along with food donations collected by the parishioners of St Hugh’s Church.

If you would like to support the centre and would like to complete a standing order the details are as follows:-

Diocese of Hallam Neighbourhood Centre

Sort Code - 40 23 67

Account No 10025372.

Sunday Collections

Can be left in church when open for private prayer between 2.30pm and 4,30pm Monday to Thursday.

Please remember, you can pay your weekly contributions directly into the parish account, via standing order.

For further information please either send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone the parish on 01302 535800 on Tuesday between 9am and 3pm.

If you would like to pay by cheque and sending the money to the Presbytery, please remember cheques MUST be made payable to the “Diocese of Hallam – St Paul’s, Cantley.”


If you or any of your friends would like to receive the newsletter by email, please let me know by emailing the parish at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you will be added to the list.

The 200 Club

See Newsletter for winners.

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

Here are the winners of the recent draws:


£50 R Ball 063
£20 D Blake 009
£20 A Abiad 029

If you are interested in joining the scheme Gary Thickett can be contacted on 01302 539157 or

Membership is £2 monthly by standing order.

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


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

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:

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

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.


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: