Please keep our parish family in your prayers, with the hope that we may be able to worship together soon.


Milk Bottle Tops

Please don’t forget to bring your washed milk bottle tops to Church and leave in the box in the porch.

Thank you

Job Vacancies

There are various new job vacancies which are listed under the JOB VACANCIES TAB.

Christ the King - PCC

The Parish council meeting for Christ the King for Pastoral and Finance committee members will take place on Tuesday 14th September at 7pm.

First Communion

Yesterday morning six of our children made their First Holy Communion here in St Paul’s with their families and friends.

The children are, Alice, Aoife, Isaac, Meadow, Nell, and Sophia.

Please remember them in your prayers.

We would also like to extend our thanks to their parents and the catechists in preparing them, to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist.

Clergy Moves

Fr Callistus - who resided with us from mid 2019 to early 2020, has recently left St Marie’s Cathedral and has been appointed as the Parish Priest of St Thomas More (Parson Cross) and St Mary’s (High Green).

We wish him well following his recent his appointment and please remember him in your prayers.

Christ the King

Please could you bring your Red Mission Boxes to Church next week? Thank you.

The Collection from the Blue Mugs and Donations for Mary’s Meals came to £405.

Church Cleaners

Fr Evangelist is asking if it is possible to resume the Church Cleaning Groups.

Before the Covid pandemic, Church cleaning was undertaken each week by one of four groups working on a rota, each group cleaning for about an hour on one week each month, on either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday mornings.

We need more volunteers in order to resume. Can you help?

If so, please contact Fr Evangelist.

CCRS

Study for the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) in Hallam?

Are you interested in studying for the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS), a nationally accredited course about the Catholic faith?

The first module, on the Old Testament, with Monsignor John Ryan, begins on 3rd October 2021 for three Saturday mornings, October 3rd, 9th, 16th, from 9-12.30 at Hallam Pastoral Centre (in person, socially distanced).

Modules on New Testament, Church, Christology, Sacraments and other special interest topics will be offered later in the year.

See the national CCRS website, for more details about the course.

You can request an application form from:

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Closing date for applications 25 September 2021

St Paul's Music Group

Now that singing is beginning again the music group is hoping to restart in September.

Our numbers are a little reduced as like so many groups we have those who are not yet ready to return in person and of those who intend to play there will no doubt be regular absences as some catch up on deferred family gatherings or holidays. So please excuse the numbers, the rusty fingers and no doubt singing of the occasional wrong verse and we’ll hope to be back to a new normal soon.

If you should have need to make contact about any music matters then my email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and mobile 07792102916 or speak to me at Sunday morning mass (usually) or anyone in the music group at your mass and they will pass on your query or suggestion.

Thanks Mike McChrystal

Sister Brigett Lyons

Is sadly leaving Cantley Convent on the 4th September after just over 7 years as the leader of the community of the Sisters of Mercy and moving to Newcastle-under-Lyme.

We wish her well upon her new appointment and will remember her for her incredible generosity, hospitality and warmth she has shown to us all during the last 7 years.

Farewell and thank you for all your wonderful work here in Cantley, it has been a joy to know you.

Craft Enthusiasts

A parishioner has a large box used Christmas, birth, anniversary, etc cards.

If you are able to make use of them, please contact Deacon Chris.

Walsingham - October 2021

Ann Grantham is hoping to arrange a small pilgrimage to Walsingham on Tues 5th to 6th Oct or Tues 19th-20th Oct depending upon which date proves most popular.

We would be staying, as previously, at Elmham House which is £55 B&B for an ensuite room.

Additional meals are £12.50 for 2 courses. Hopefully people will be willing to drive to provide lifts .

Please contact me on any of the following:- 01302 327605 or 078092i9958 or email annbgrantham @outlook.com if you are interested in joining in.

Refugee Family Welcome

Five parishes in the Diocese of Hallam are actively involved in a project, to welcome a refugee family to Sheffield, and to support them through their first two years in their new home.

This project was initiated in our diocese and supported by Bishop Ralph.

The group has been meeting for three months to develop their application to the Home Office. We will be needing help.

At the moment we would love to hear from anyone who could help us to set up a presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And as we progress, we are likely to need help from people with many different skills.


If you would like to know more about this project or if you would like to become involved, please contact Eva Kaltenthaler @ (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Church Finances - July 2021

Bank transfers £3192.50

Week ending:

04.07.21 Gift aid envelopes & loose cash £173.20
11.07.21 £199.37
18.07.21 £ 97.00
25.07.21 £517.13
01.08.21 £242.50
08.08.21 £319.04
Other income £120.00

Thanks from CAFOD

We are so grateful for the support CAFOD receives from your parishioners.

We’re hoping that if you were able to include this in your parish bulletin sometime in August, it will help to explain to people how their donations to CAFOD are used.

We know how important it is to give feedback, since people are so generous, and we want to tell them that their generosity makes a difference.

Justice & Peace Group

Is appealing for men’s football boots sizes 7 to 12, garden tools, e.g. spades, rakes, forks, hoe’s, gardening gloves, hand tools, etc.

Please bring them to church and leave them in the church entrance hall.

Alter Servers

We’re hoping to recruit some new altar servers to boost our great team of servers across the parish.

If there are any children or adults who would like to be involved in this important and special service to the Lord and the Church, please speak to Fathers Evangelist or Henry or Deacons Bill or Chris after Mass.

Centre for Catholic Studies - Durham

Living Archives in the Catholic Church: Recording the past, informing the present, inspiring the future.

A free online workshop from 2.00pm to 4.00pm on Thursday 16 September 2021.

This workshop will explore approaches to preserving the archives of various Catholic bodies.

All welcome, please register online.

Paradox and Prophecy: Why the Study of Lived Catholicism Matters.

The Second Online Lived Catholicism Conference on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 November 2021.

Lived Catholicism is the study of Catholicism as lived across time and space.

To find out how to submit a paper proposal, or to register for the conference online visit our eventbrite page.

Offertory Collections

We have resumed the practice of taking an Offertory Collection at Mass.

Many parishioners support the parish by donating by Standing Order or a Cheque. If you do, just raise your hand slightly as the collector approaches you, this will indicator to the collector, that you have already donated by other means.

Thank you for support over the last 18 months, it is greatly appreciated.

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The 200 Club

See Newsletter for winners.

Please remember to notify any change of address via the office or one of the Deacons.

The results of the July draw are as follows:-

092 £50 B McChrystal

047 £20 B O'Brien

086 £20 K Hickey

If you are interested in joining the scheme Gary Thickett can be contacted on 01302 539157 or garrythickett@aol.com

Membership is £2 monthly by standing order.

Further information can be found on the parish website under 'Parish Life' http://www.stpauls.co.uk

 

Sick and Housebound

If you know anybody who is sick or housebound and would like to receive Holy Communion please contact Father Evangelist or Deacons Bill and Chris.

 

 

Standing Order Forms

We are having a drive to increase the numbers of parishioners who can give their collection by Standing Order.

The forms are in the Porch – and include, for those who pay tax, a Gift Aid declaration. There are benefits both for yourselves and for us.

Thank you for your continuing generosity.

Parish Website

Please note the new web address for the website is

http://www.stpaulscantley.co.uk.

We also have a new email address linked to the web site:

office@stpaulscantley.co.uk

If you would like anything adding to the Website please contact Dave George via email:

davegeorge1970@sky.com

Gift Aid Donations

If you are a tax payer but do not currently gift aid your donations please consider doing so, as they will then be worth an additional 25% to the parish.

Gift aid declarations are available in the entrance hall and may be completed at any time during the tax year and returned to Fr Evangelist or Deacons Bill & Chris.

Parish Group Emails

If you have not already joined our Parish Group E-Mail system.

All you have to do is to send an e-mail with your name, address and e-mail address to office@stpaulscantley.co.uk

You will then receive occasional e-mails regarding forthcoming events, times of Masses and Services at Christmas, Holy Week and Easter, etc.

We promise that your e-mail address will not be disclosed to any third party.

Going in to Hospital

Due to strict data protection rules, it is essential, that when you go into hospital, to indicate on your details or those of your relative are passed on to the Catholic Chaplain.

Also state that you or your relative would like the Catholic Chaplain to visit you.

The Chaplain visits the wards during the week and an on-call service in case of emergency is available.

Finance

Whilst you may not be able to donate in person, you can donate via standing order from your bank.

Email the office for a Standing Order Form. Remember to tick the Gift Aid Box if you are a UK Taxpayer.

Card Donations Online

Whilst you may not be able to donate in person, we still rely upon donations to help keep St Pauls going and to keep providing help and pastoral care to the members of our parish.

There is a new way of donating, we are now able to accept donations by debit and credit cards. If you wish to donate, please click on the link below:

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