This is the sixth article summarising an important book by Father James Mallon, and his experience of renovating and renewing his parish can help us too. Look around you at the next Mass and ask yourself how many you recognise, and of those people how many you know by name. Many of our churches […]
Archives for October 2019
Lilian Hollidge, a parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Stainforth, has previously given the Hallam News an account of the Moria Detention Centre in Mytilini, Lesvos Island, Greece. This month Lilian gives us the background to her voluntary work. The organisation which welcomed me into their long term mission is The Sultana […]
Angela Wood brings us up to date on CAFOD’s recent work on HEATING OUR COMMON HOME. The sun shone warmly as CAFOD supporters, along with members of Christian Aid and Sheffield Wildlife Trust, met with Louise Haigh MP for Sheffield Heeley to discuss the actions needed to urgently address the problems of Climate Change. […]
Stuart Hanlon, Director of Caritas-Diocese of Hallam, writes: After many years of dedicated service to the Deaf Community in Hallam, Sr Clare Smith and Fr Don Stoker are retiring. All those who have benefitted from this service are grateful for the help they have been given. The Diocese wishes to maintain and develop […]
School Governors play a vital role in the life of our schools across the Diocese. One such Governor was Glynn Davidson, who was a Governor at St Mary’s Primary School, Chesterfield for many years. Former Headteacher, Marian Bolton, said of Glynn, “Physically he was a great bear of a man. We all knew him, […]
This year’s Circle President of Barnsley Catenians, Pat Horbury, won the Catenian Province 3 Golf Competition at Knaresborough Golf Course, North Yorkshire, ahead of fellow Catenians from Circles from four Dioceses – Hallam, Nottinghamshire, Leeds and Middlesbrough. Pat and his wife, Christine, are parishioners of St Teresa’s Parish, Darton, Barnsley. The picture below […]
Hazel Dawson, parishioner of St Joseph and St Nicholas, Moorends, celebrated her 90th Birthday in style at the end of August. Following morning Mass parishioners and Parish Priest, Fr Santosh Vazhappally, held a party for her with a special birthday cake. Other parishioners surprised Hazel with a ‘make over’ of her garden, planting a […]
Congratulations to Mrs Pauline Middleton on the occasion of her 8Oth Birthday. Pauline is a longstanding member of the Union of Catholic Mothers and is currently the Foundation President at St Vincent’s in Sheffield.
Bishop Ralph confirmed thirty candidates at Holy Rood Church, Barnsley. They are pictured here with Bishop Ralph, Fr Damian Humphries, Fr Peter Iwuoha and Fr Declan Brett.
In the Summer, Fr Albert Savaille celebrated his 65th birthday. Fr Albert, who is Parish Priest of St Catherine and St Patrick Parishes, Sheffield, had a very busy birthday weekend. On the Saturday Fr Albert celebrated with the Jesus Youth Group and with parishioners from St Catherine’s. On the Sunday parishioners from St Patrick’s […]