....... St Peter-in-Chains Parish Church,
(the home of the Shrine of Our Lady of Doncaster) ,
from Fr. Gus O'Reilly, Fr. Kieran Fletcher,
Fr. Joseph Aylookunnel, Fr Desmonnd Edozie
and Fr. Jerzy Prucnal
MASS TIMES AT ST PETER'S
Mass is said every day of the week in the church, except Tuesday and Friday when it is said at the Convent and Maridon Centre, (sub,ject to holiday closures) respectively.
There are three Sunday Masses and a Polish Vigil Mass. Additional Masses are said on Holy days.
Follow this link to the detailed timetable.
Every year on the Sunday closest to
the Feast day of St Francis of Assisi, we recognise the Saint's love for all creation and animals in particular.
This has become a regular and sucessful event at
St Peters over the last few years.
It was announced in Rome at noon 20th May 2014,that Bishop Ralph Heskett, Bishop of Gibraltar, has been appointed the third Bishop of Hallam. Bishop Ralph was formally installed on 10th July 2014. Follow this link for more details and how to watch the Mass of Installation.
The Hallam (Bethlehem) Fund is a charity set up to help the needy elderly in Bethlehem. In short its aim is to help to provide accommodation and temporal and spiritual care for these vulnerable people.
H.B.F. Wristbands are now availableat Sunday Masses
or from the Sacristy/ Priests, only £1 each, proceeds to the Fund.
Our 'Holy Hour' takes place every Thursday evening in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, between 7.00 and 8.00 pm. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed and we are able to honour the Holy Eucharist and to spend a quiet prayerful time with Jesus. All are welcome, so please join us!
SAFEGUARDING OF CHILDREN, YOUNG ADULTS AND VULNERABLE ADULTS
The Catholic Church in England and Wales aims to become an example of best practice in safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.. For more information, safeguarding news and details of whom to contact in relation to St Peter's click the 'more' link.
The Church is having to confront the consequences of a the dwindling number of priests, together with other issues associated with the chaging times. The parishes of the Doncaster Deanery have decided to be proactive and have developed an initiative which is hoped will see our local churches both strengthened over the coming years and with secure foundations for the longer term.
St Peter's has an active Social Committee, who organise and run events for the enjoyment of parishioners and to help raise funds for the church.
If you are interested in helping or just wish to find out about forthcoming activities, please follow this link.
St Peter-in-Chains acts as the focus for Doncaster's Polish Catholics , where they are provided with the opportunity to worship in their own language and also to share in common celebrations with the wider Parish Community.
The Parish's Maridon Centre is situated on Netherhall Road, close to Sunny Bar. It serves light refreshments and provides a quiet oasis close to the Markets.
It also incorporates a chapel for silent prayer,
where Mass is said every Friday at noon.
Next door is the Maridon Bookshop, open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10.00am to 3.00pm.
Our Lady's Shrine contains two high level panels containing representations of Christ's twelve apostles. This article explains who's who and gives a further detail about each of the twelve to the information displayed in church.
If you have visited the Church Hall or used the 'link corridor' over recent weeks, you may have noticed the ever increasing number of paintings displayed on their walls. This one is of Glastonbury Abbey.
Sunday 2nd June, saw some 400+ members of our Deanery churches joined together to celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi and at the same time took the real opportunity to give public witness to their faith by processing through the centre of Doncaster
Parish Pilgrimage to Rievaulx & Ampleforth Abbeys & to York
As part of the Parish's continuing programme of arranging pilgrimages to the holy places connected to our own Sacred Garden, we recently visited the abbeys at Rievaulx and Ampleforth in North Yorkshire and the city of York.
Following on from recent pilgrimages, and as part of our parish's continuing programme of arranging visits to the holy places connected to our own Sacred Garden our next visit was to Lichfield and Repton
Parish Pilgrimage to Glastonbury, Kenilworth and Evesham
Following on from the pilgrimage to Lichfield and Repton, and as part of our parish's continuing programme of arranging visits to the holy places connected to our own Sacred Garden members of the Parish visited Glastonbury, Kenilworth and Evesham in early September 2012.
The tradition of providing Christmas dinner for the Homeless at St Peter's continued this year. The meal was prepared and served by members of various local churches, with a sizeable contingent from our own parish.
First Positive Conclusions Regarding The Holy See Report For The Convention Against Torture
The Committee for the Convention Against Torture (CAT) has released an advance unedited version of its Concluding Observations on the Initial Report of the Holy See. These Observations recognise that the Holy See has made many serious and substantial reforms on its procedures that further ...