SPIRITUALITY About Today Liturgy of the Hours Daily Mass Liturgy and Music Bishop Ralph’s Reflections Pilgrimages Pilgrimages Holy LandLourdesRomePadleyWalsingham Holy Land Pilgrimage, 19th to 26th November 2017 Diocese of Hallam Pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by Bishop Ralph Heskett CssR – 7th to 14 March 2016. Bishop Ralph plans to lead a Diocesan Pilgrimage […]
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AboutServicesClergyMore Info The Cathedral Church of St Marie is the Catholic cathedral in Sheffield, England. It lies in a slightly hidden location, just off the main shopping street in the city, but signals its presence with a tall spire. It is an especially fine example of an English Roman Catholic Church, with much fine interior […]
POST-SYNODAL APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION AMORIS LAETITIA OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO BISHOPS, PRIESTS AND DEACONS CONSECRATED PERSONS CHRISTIAN MARRIED COUPLES AND ALL THE LAY FAITHFUL ON LOVE IN THE FAMILY DOWNLOAD PDF
SCHOOLS DEPARTMENT Home Primary Schools Secondary Schools Staff Governors Newly Qualified Teachers Vacancies Find a School Community Lounge Schools’ Home AboutMeet the TeamCourses and ConferencesInspectionsResourcesLinksContact UsFind Us Welcome to the Schools’ Department webpage If you follow the links in the Schools’ Department menu you can navigate to different sections containing information and guidance for schools and governors in […]
“LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. “Praise be to you, my Lord, […]
Many local companies raise money for St Wilfrid’s in various ways. Recently Jenny from DHL phoned the Centre to say that the day centre would be recipients of recent charity events arranged by DHL staff at their Sheffield site. Pictured above, Jenny and Steve popped in to make a presentation of over £400 cash to the Centre and Helen Lowry, Office Manager at St Wilfrid’s, was there to receive their generous gift.
Ever thought about volunteering abroad? Jesuit Missions currently has placements in Africa, Asia and central America, working with some of the poorest and most marginalised communities in the world. Over the summer, we have youth placements, for 18 – 25 year olds, which are fully funded and are based in central America or southern Africa, for a duration of 10 weeks. Longer and shorter placements are also available. For more information please call or email Clara on 020 8946 0466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Y5 at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in High Green recently experienced a fun and spiritual day with Hallam Youth Ministry’s InReality team. The aim was to think about the season of Lent and how we can prepare ourselves for Easter. The day started in prayer and song and then the children played a board game making their way through the ‘desert’ completing challenges on the three themes of Lent. The children split into small groups and reflected upon and interpreted different Stations of the Cross – complete with dramatic role play and costumes! The afternoon saw the children creating and leading their own liturgy for the whole school. It was a great day and all the children benefited from the experience.
It seems that everyone wants to visit St Wilfrid’s these days and Sheffield’s premier day centre for the homeless and vulnerable always extends a very warm welcome. In February St Wilf’s were delighted to welcome Craig and Karen McKay, the Master and Mistress Cutler who, during their visit, took part in a Karaoke session and had a great time laughing and joking with the clients. On the occasion of his visit Her Majesty’s Representative for South Yorkshire the Lord Lieutenant, Andrew Coombe was particularly impressed with the workshop and spent considerable time checking out with clients how things were made. The pottery figures also took the Lord Lieutenant’s eye and he complimented the work of volunteers and clients on their talents. It is great to have all these titled people take an interest in the work of the Centre and it goes to show that there really is ‘Only One St Wilfrid’s Centre’.
Governors of Catholic Schools provide our schools with a unique and wonderful support which is greatly appreciated. Indeed, the role of Governor is crucial for the further development of our schools and being a Foundation Governor is an important ministry within the Church. A vacancy for Foundation Governor on the governing body of St Pius X Catholic High School has arisen, and expressions of interests are being sought from practising committed Catholics for the ministry. The term of office is for four years from the date of appointment. Foundation Governors are personally appointed by Bishop Ralph, Bishop of Hallam, to diocesan schools to represent his interests and those of the Catholic community as a whole. The governors of a Catholic school work as a team, in close co-operation with the head teacher and all the staff. Foundation governors share the responsibilities of all governors: Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. In addition to this, foundation governors are appointed specifically to ensure: the religious character of the school is preserved the school is conducted in accordance with its trust deed the religious education curriculum is in accordance with the Bishop’s policy for this Diocese The school would benefit from people who have the interests of students at heart and want to help them achieve their potential. Anyone interested in the mission of foundation governor should not be put off by a lack of experience. Appropriate training is available during the period of service. For more information about what being a foundation governor entails, and how to apply, please contact the Headteacher on 01709 767900.