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

The Maridon Bookshop

Open every Friday and Saturday from 12.30 to 3.00pm.

The Bookshop has an excellent selection of religious cards, books, statues and other items, including unique hand painted icons.

The shop is located at St Peter – in – Chains, Parish Hall, Doncaster with its own access to the rear of the Hall, near to the Presbytery.

Hallam Lourdes@Home

We would like to express our thanks to all our parishioners, along with the visitors from other parishes within the Diocese who attended Diocesan Mass celebrated by Bishop Ralph, here at St Paul’s last Sunday.

We would like to especially thank our florists, the members of our Powerpoint & camera teams, the stewards, musician/singer and especially Alec Prior who organised the event on behalf the Hallam Lourdes Pilgrim Trust.

Thank you.

If you missed the Mass, it can be viewed online. The link:-

Justice and Peace Group

Would like to thank the parishioners who have kindly donated a Moses basket, baby clothes and kitchen crockery and utensils.

We have recently received a request for unwanted garden tools and gardening gloves.

Please either bring them along to church or contact Deacon Chris on 07721 986869 to arrange for collection.

Deaf Ministry

Signed Mass on Sunday 11th July 2021 at St Marie's Cathedral at 4:30pm.

Celebrant: Fr Jim Clarke

No booking needed - stewards will ensure social distancing.

Caritas Councellors

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a qualified counsellor across the whole of the Diocese.

With increased demands on our counselling service we need to expand our team of counsellors who work in our Diocesan schools and communities.

For an informal discussion, please contact Bernie Ware 07980 406198 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anxious About Your Marriage

Wondering if you would be better apart?

The Retrouvaille programme offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage. There is no group therapy or group work. And you don’t need to leave home, it comes to you!

For confidential information about Retrouvaille or to register for the programme commencing with a Virtual weekend on 1st – 4th July 2021 call or text 0788 7296983/0797 3380443 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

Christ the King

will be having in the coming weeks, a Secondary Voluntary collection for a Village in India called Anand in the Gujarat State.

Pami Mcawan will talk on this issue and give parishioners more information.

First Communion

On Saturday July 10th eleven children will make their First Communion here in St Paul’s with their families and friends.

The children have been working hard to prepare for First Reconciliation and First Communion.

We ask that you remember the children in your prayers and ask for God’s blessing for them on their very special day. The children are:

Joshua, Sophia, Aiofe, Joseph, Alice, Isaac, Nell, Meadow, Cheryl, Stefania and Charlie.

We are delighted to report that despite the pandemic, we completed the First Communion programme begun in 2019 and 15 children made their First Communion here at St Paul’s either in a special Mass in 2020 or with their families at weekend Masses in 2020-21.

We again ask you to remember these children and their families in your prayers.

Thank you, Fr Evangelist

Caritas - Annual Report 2020

A copy of this report has been sent with this Newsletter.

The report includes an article on page 6 of the sterling work undertaken at St Paul’s Neighbourhood Centre, along with the work other care and social action support groups and organizations undertake in our Diocese.

To see the report click here: REPORT

St Paul's Music Group

In 1984 Chris Pike and myself formed St Paul's Music Group and since then, even though Chris left the parish some 4-5 years later due to work commitments, I have carried on leading the Music Group.

During that time we have been blessed with some amazing musicians who have helped to make St Paul's Music Group the envy of the Diocese and I am grateful to each and every one of them for their contribution.

Next year I will be 70!! And even though I believe that age is just a number, with the passage of time enthusiasm and inspiration dwindles, and I therefore feel that the time is now right for someone else to lead and direct the Music Group.

Although I would still like to continue playing, we are looking for a new leader. You will need to have an understanding of the liturgy and music and be able to co-ordinate the group.

If you would like to take up this position please contact either Father Evangelist or myself, John Neary on 01302 537961

After Covid -19

Life is slowly returning to ‘normal’. Some things will remain the same, other things will change as a result of lockdown e.g. isolation, loss of a loved one, loss of a career, etc.

As a Christian community we are called to support each other as we walk life’s journey. Our parish is centred on the community and we would welcome your suggestions and ideas on how we can continue to support people in the community.

Please share your ideas with Father Evangelist, Father Henry, or Deacons Bill or Chris and let us know how we can help others, spiritually, socially, educationally, or affected by social care issues.

Alternatively you can send your idea or thought to us by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

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.”

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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.

Here are the winners of the recent draws:


£50 056 M Gornall
£20 106 S Renicks
£20 028 H Abiad

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: