Welcome to St. William's, a suburban Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Hallam, situated in the south-west of Sheffield in South Yorkshire. In addition to providing information, we hope these pages give an impression of our church and parish: what makes us tick, what makes us unique, how we live our Christian lives. 

ADOREMUS Eucharistic Congress

Four parishioners were lucky enough to attend this wonderful national Eucharistic Congress; three days of talks, worship and celebration, which took place last weekend in Liverpool. 

Recommended Highlight the two  Saturday keynotes talks by Bishop Barron. 

Day 1 Friday - The Symposium - Exploring the place of Eucharistic Adoration
Click here to see the programme and listen to the talks.

Day 2 Saturday - The Congress - Reflecting on the Centrality of the Eucharist
Click here to see the programme and listen to the talks.

Bishop Robert Barron's Keynote Talks
1 Bishop Barron on the Mystery of the Mass. Click here.
2 Bishop Barron on Sainthood, sanctity and what makes us holy. Click here.

Day 3 Sunday - Pilgrimage Day
10,000 people took part in the pilgrimage day, Mass followed by a procession of the Blessed Sacrament through the streets of Liverpool.
Click here for an overview.

More from Bishop Barron

Click here to subscribe to Bishop Barron on YouTube.

Click here for Bishop Barron's Word on Fire ministry.

Gaudete et Exsultate
the new Papal Exhortation of Pope Francis
on the call to Holiness in today's world
Read Pope Francis' letter here.
Download a pdf here.

Pope Francis: Letter to the People of God
20 August 2018

Pope Francis has responded to new reports of clerical sexual abuse and the ecclesial cover-up of abuse. In an impassioned letter addressed to the whole People of God, he calls on the Church to be close to victims in solidarity.

The full text of Pope Francis' letter can be read here.

Way Forward 

Sheffield Deanery Prayer A

Heavenly Father,
we bring our diocese and deanery before you in prayer:
bless us all in this time of change;
fill us with good sense and generosity;
form us into the people you want us to be,
sharing the joy of the Gospel with those around us;
we ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help        pray for us
St John Fisher                            pray for us
St Thomas More                        pray for us

To see the details of the recent deanery meeting about the arrangement of new cluster groups of parishes in Sheffield deanery click 


St William of York and St Francis of Assisi parishes are gently beginning to come closer by finding out about each other and forming links. At St William's Parish Vision Meetings, an open meeting to which all parishioners are invited, held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, we are praying about this and reflecting on possible directions. 

If you would like to visit St Francis of Assisi website click here . 

Mass times at St Francis of Assisi can be found here.
Mass times at Mother of God can be found here  
Mass times at St Vincent's can be found here.
Check the bulletins.

Student in Sheffield? Click here 

Quick Links:
For this week's Mass Times - Parish Calendar
The Pope's Monthly Prayer Intention Video
Usual Mass times
This week's Bulletin or Here
Mass elsewhere 
Today's scripture readings for Mass (and links to the Divine Office).

September - Care for Creation Month

Click here to read Pope Francis' encyclical letter Laudato Si.

Blessing of Animals - 7 October 4pm

Praised Be 

A prayer inspired by the papal encyclical ‘Laudato Si’

Living God,
have mercy on us,
for the times we forget 
that we belong to each other.
You call us to be still,
to hear the whisper of our Sister Wind,
to feel the radiance of our Brother Sun,
and to be nourished by our Mother Earth.
Renew us in your healing love.
Inspire us to water the earth,
and nurture one another,
so all may flourish. 
Together, as one family, 
may we always sing your praise. 
Through Christ our Lord, 

Rachel McCarthy/CAFOD

New Priest for the Hallam Diocese

Fr Chris Ainslie from St William's Parish celebrates his First Mass on 15 July 2018

Lesley Biggins,
22 Jul 2018, 08:34