The April edition of the Hallam News carried a report on The Divine Renovation Conference attended by a group from the Hallam Diocese. This is another instalment of the message of that conference, which was designed to bring parish communities from maintenance to mission. In chapter 4 we look at what a maintenance Church looks […]
Archives for August 2019
When people from all over the Diocese of Hallam gathered with Bishop Ralph at St Marie’s Cathedral for a Creation Celebration, he renewed Pope Francis’ call in ‘Laudato Si’, “Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of […]
A report on the Icon Painting Course at Turvey Abbey, 30 April – 5 May Turvey Abbey is a Grade II listed Jacobean style house, located in the village of Turvey in Bedfordshire. The house is dated 1605 on the north facade and 1608 on the south facade. The building is stone, with a […]
John Rigby, parishioner of St William of York, Sheffield, relates his experience of this special place. In June a group of thirty pilgrims, mostly from Hallam Diocese, visited the Marian shrine in Medjugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Our spiritual director, Rev Lee Marshall, was assisted by his father, Deacon Pete Marshall, who was also the Group […]
Each year, Holy Trinity School, Barnsley, takes a group of students to the WWI Battlefields. This year forty Year 9 students, along with their teachers, embarked on a journey to the Somme, to remember and honour the fallen. During the trip, they visited memorials and took part in acts of remembrance for the soldiers […]
The annual procession of witness in honour of the Feast of Corpus Christi took place in Sheffield city centre on Sunday, 23 June. Photographs: Bob Rae
During June priests from the Doncaster Deanery spent two days in prayer at Holywell Shrine in Wales. After a year of changes, the priests valued the time spent together.
The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, historically known by its Latin name, Corpus Christi, celebrates the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist—Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. It is traditionally celebrated on the first Sunday following the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity and this year in Doncaster on […]
Ten parents took part and enjoyed an eight week Parenting Course at St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School, Sheffield, delivered by Linda McLoughlin and Susan O’Shea. One participant commented, “It gave me lots of new tools for my tool box which I can use with my children, whatever their age, for calmer more effective parenting.”
A very international group of children from St Mary’s, Penistone, recently celebrated their First Holy Communion at St Mary’s Penistone. Our photograph shows, Adam, Beatrice, Caoimhe, Daisy, Daniel, Michael and Tumelo with parish priest, Fr Joseph Okeke.