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  PARISH WEEKLY BULLETIN
  WORLD WAR ONE CENTENARY
  40 DAYS FOR LIFE
  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER
  HALLAM BETHLEHEM FUND
  HOLY HOUR AT ST PETER'S
  SAFEGUARDING OF CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND VULNERABLE ADULTS

PARISH NEWS
  St Peter's Chequer Road celebrates it's first 40 years
  FATHER GUS CELEBRATES 40 YEARS IN THE PRIESTHOOD
  Feast of Our Lady of Doncaster 4th June 2013
  LENT
  DEANERY "PARISHES OF HOPE"  INITIATIVE

PARISH GROUPS
  Parish Groups
  Social Committee
  ST PETER'S 200 CLUB
   Parafia Doncaster / Polish Chaplaincy
  LIFE
  St Vincent de Paul Society  
  The Doncaster Catholic Club

THE MARIDON PASTORAL CENTRE & BOOKSHOP
  The Maridon Centre & Bookshop

OUR LADY OF DONCASTER
  The Shrine Of Our Lady of Doncaster
  Garden of Our Lady of Doncaster
  The Reputed Miracle
  The Apostle Panels of Our Lady's Shrine
  Our own Art Gallery

SCHOOLS
  Catholic schools Serving the Parish
  PROPOSED CONVERSION OF McAULEY SCHOOL TO AN ACADEMY

CLERGY SERVING THE PARISH
  About Father Augustine Christopher O'Reilly
  Clergy on Film - a small collection photographs of clergy who serve or have recently served within the parish.
  Parish Priests, (from its foundation to the present day).

RECENT EVENTS
  Corpus Christi Procession 2013
  Parish Pilgrimage to Ripon Cathedral & Fountains Abbey
  Parish Pilgrimage to Rievaulx & Ampleforth Abbeys
  Parish Pilgrimage to Lichfield and Repton
  Parish Pilgrimage to Glastonbury, Kenilworth and Evesham
  A few 'Moments in Time'

HISTORY OF THE PARISH
  A Brief History of the Parish of Saint Peter-in-chains (1867 - 1967)

St. Peter-in-Chains - Doncaster at Chequer Road, Doncaster DN1 2AA England UK - Home

Welcome  Fáilte  Croeso
Bienvenue  Merhba  Vîtáme vás
  Benvenuti  Witamy  Willcommen  Vitajte to.......



 
 



....... 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 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.


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Eastertide at St Peter's



A number of opportunities are offered to celebrate Easter at
St Peter's and the other deanery churches. Follow this link to view further details.

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PARISH WEEKLY BULLETIN

 

   View the latest Parish News as contained
in the published Weekly Bulletin, here


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WORLD WAR ONE CENTENARY


August sees the Centenary of the beginning of World War One.  St Peter’s will comemorate those who died in the
conflict throughout the year. Of particular significance, together with the Council’s Museums Service we are looking at the possibility of an archaeological dig on land behind the Church buildings.

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St Peter's Twitter account


We are now on Twitter. Follow events and get up to date information about St Peter's from our account.
twitter.com/OLofDoncaster



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HALLAM BETHLEHEM FUND


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.

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HOLY HOUR AT ST PETER'S



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!

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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.


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St Peter's Chequer Road celebrates it's first 40 years

      

The Chequer Road building of St Peter-in-Chains recently celebrated its 40th Anniversary with a Mass attended by Bishop John and our own Deanery priests.

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FATHER GUS CELEBRATES 40 YEARS IN THE PRIESTHOOD

On 3rd June 1973
 Augustine Christopher O'Reilly
was ordained at

 Holy Trinity Cathedral Waterford.
 
The parish of St Peter-in-Chains
    recently celebrated
 this milestone with Fr Gus


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Feast of Our Lady of Doncaster 2013

  

  Our recent celebrations on 2nd June
of the
Solemnity of Our Lady of Doncaster.

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THE LENTEN SEASON

 


The Lenten Season - some guidance and suggested activities for Lent in anticipation of the approach of Holy Week.

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DEANERY "PARISHES OF HOPE" INITIATIVE

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.

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Hallam Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

           

The Hallam Diocese takes a group of pilgrims to Lourdes each year.
Places are limited, so early booking is advisable.

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Parish Groups


St Peter's Parish has a number of active groups involved
in church based activities as well as the wider community


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Social Committee


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.

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ST PETER'S 200 CLUB


THE 200 CLUB, 
WHY NOT JOIN?

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 Parafia Doncaster / Polish Chaplaincy

     
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.

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LIFE


There is a long tradition of generous support for Life, both nationally and locally from the members of St Peter's parish. Please follow this link to find out more...

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St Vincent de Paul Society

   

The St Peter-in -Chains St Vincent de Paul Conference's recent offers help to those in need. Please follow tis link to learn more...

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The Doncaster Catholic Club

   

A bit of information about the Doncaster Catholic Club, which we hope will encourage you to pay a visit when next in the area.

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The Maridon Centre & Bookshop

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. 



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The Shrine Of Our Lady of Doncaster

In the medieval period the Shrine of Our Lady of Doncaster
was one of the most famous Marion Shrines in all England
and was the principal Shrine dedicated to Our Lady in Yorkshire.


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Garden of Our Lady of Doncaster



A sacred sensor
y garden, dedicated to Our Lady,
has been created alongside the Shrine of Our Lady of Doncaster.

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THE REPUTED MIRACLE OF 1524


     
A brief description of the Miracle attributed
to the intercession
of Our Lady of Doncaster

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The Apostle Panels of Our Lady's Shrine

    
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.

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Our own Art Gallery

   
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.

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Catholic schools Serving the Parish

St. Francis Xavier and St. Peter's Catholic Primary schools
are both situated within the Parish ,
secondary level education is provided by
the McAuley Catholic High School.


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PROPOSED CONVERSION OF McAULEY HIGH SCHOOL TO AN ACADEMY


The McAuley Catholic High School Board of Governors is proposing that the school converts to Academy status. This will mean leaving local authority control and receiving funding directly from central government. Follow the link to see the School's letter to parents\carers dated 21st January 2014 on the subject.

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Clergy on Film




A collection of photographs of clergy
who have served within the parish over recent times.

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Corpus Christi Procession 2013

  
            
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

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Parish Pilgrimage to Ripon & Fountains Abbey


 
The Parish recently visited  Ripon Cathedral, the ruins of Fountains Abbey, a former Cistercian House, and the nearby gardens of 'Studley Royal'.

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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.

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Parish Pilgrimage to Lichfield and Repton

      
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

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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. 

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A few St Peter's 'Moments in Time'


A small collection of photographs capturing the 'moment' of  different but very significant events in the life of our parish.

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Annual Pet Blessing Service.

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. Please do try and join us together with your pet(s).

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Christmas Dinner for the Homeless


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. 

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A Brief History of the Parish of Saint Peter-in-Chains (1867 - 1967)


An account of the first 100 years of the Parish of St Peter-in-Chains, Doncaster. The photo, (left) is of the original church building, on Princes Street ........

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Father Flood Cartoon for Easter Sunday (A)


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It's Tulip Time
... In An English Country Garden



Click here to play "English Country Garden" music

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Argentine Cardinal Bergoglio elected Pope Francis

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina has been elected Pope.

The new Pontiff, who chose the name Pope Francis, is the first Latin American every to become Roman Pontiff, and the first Jesuit.

The Argentine cardinal was elected on the 5th ballot of the conclave, ...


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Jesus' Pain On The Cross Reflects The Pain Of Humanity
The suffering of Jesus on the Cross, that reflects the pain of humanity and represents the divine response to the mystery of the evil that is so difficult to understand, was the theme of Pope Francis' catechesis during the general audience held today, Holy Wednesday, in which the liturgy ...

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