CAFOD is the official Catholic aid agency for England and Wales. In more than 40 countries across the world, we bring hope, compassion and solidarity to poor communities, standing side by side with them to end poverty and injustice. At Holy Spirit a group of parishioners organises fund-raising through the Family Fast days, Christmas Tree appeal, pie and pea supper, etc. Funds go towards buying needed items such as livestock in poor communities overseas and we are twinned with a village in Ethiopia via the “Connect 2” initiative. New members are always welcome. Contact Margaret on 01246 418626
CHOIR - We are a mixed unison choir singing at Saturday evening Mass each weekend, singing a variety of Mass settings. We practice every Wednesday - evenings in the summer months and afternoons in winter (please see newsletter for each week’s practice time)
CHILDREN’S LITURGY - Our parish has had a Children’s Liturgy for more than 20 years. It is run by a dedicated team who work in pairs to plan and delivery a liturgy based on the Gospel of the day. Children aged from 3 to 11 are welcome to join us during term time. New leaders would be very welcome.
ST WILFRIDS - We at St Wilfrid’s Centre Sheffield for the homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded are very grateful for the continued support of the parish of the Holy Spirit, Dronfield. The parishioners kindly support us with monthly food donations of squash and stewed steak and in all other activities, including our annual raffle and the Bishop’s Walk sponsorship. Furthermore the small parish of the Holy Spirit provides 10 volunteers who work at the Centre providing services for the less fortunate and this is a very important contribution. See the link to our website on the LINKS page.
OPEN HOUSE - A coffee morning is held every Wednesday morning at the Church of the Holy Spirit. Stonelow Road Dronfield from 10.30 am until 12 noon. It is run by members of Churches Together in Dronfield and District, particularly the Catholic Church, St Paul’s Methodist Church and the Wesleyan Reform Church Coal Aston. It is part of Christian Care in Dronfield and District. The event has been held here since 1989 and we have regular members from the neighbourhood and nearby villages. We celebrate birthdays and Christmas and enjoy good company and conversation every week. We have plenty of room for more members. You will be very welcome as a helper or a visitor
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN DRONFIELD AND DISTRICT - In December 1990, 16 Churches in Dronfield and District including the Church of the Holy Spirit, signed a Covenant pledging themselves to work together in the area to witness to the Christian Gospel through joint activities where ever possible. These include joint services in Lent and The Week for Christian Unity in January, Women’s World Day of Prayer and Songs of Praise. There is a Procession of Witness on Good Friday and an open air Civic Service in June. Every 5 years there has been a Feast of Flowers in all the churches and the News and Views magazine keeps everyone informed. The list of churches and their contact details are to be found there. An Executive Representative Committee meets regularly and there are 2 Assemblies each year to which all are invited. The Church of the Holy Spirit is involved in all these activities and this is an important part of our outreach to the wider community in our area and our contribution to the work of the Commission for Unity and Mission in the Diocese of Hallam.
PRAYER GROUP - This meets regularly on Fridays at 7-30 pm in houses of the members. This group tries to meet fortnightly but you need to check the next meeting. The members take turns to host and lead each meeting. There is usually a theme prepared by the leader with readings and meditation and always prayers for the needs of the parish and parishioners, private intentions and any current issues in the world. There are hymns and sometimes use of Video/DVD. There are light refreshments to conclude and the prayers last about an hour. Contact number, 01246 412361
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament has been at Holy Spirit Dronfield for 19 years, on Tuesdays from 12.30pm – 6pm.
A group of people from inside and outside the parish make a commitment to spend half an hour with the Eucharistic in prayer. If for any reason they are not able to attend Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, they can call on someone from the group of people who help with Eucharistic Adoration.
Some people like to pop in for 5 minutes quiet time, or longer. We have various books on display to aid with prayer if necessary, and a book for Petitions on the Altar.
Weekend Mass - Saturday 5pm
Midweek Mass - Wed 10am