Welcome to the website of Holy Rood and Our Lady & St James parishes.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Hallam
When the first ‘lockdown’ began, the Catholic Bishops of England & Wales removed the Sunday obligation of attending Mass. This still applies – there is no obligation upon Catholics to attend Mass on a Sunday in these current circumstances.
During the lockdown which commenced on January 5th 2021, public worship will be restricted to one Mass per week.
This will be at Holy Rood at 10am each Sunday morning and will be live streamed through the Catholic Barnsley YouTube Channel (see below).
There will be no public worship at Our Lady & St James until restrictions are lifted.
To reserve a space at Mass please click here
Live streaming of Masses from Holy Rood
Mass will be live streamed from Holy Rood at
10am on Sunday and 12 noon on Wednesday.
To view these Masses please visit the Catholic Barnsley YouTube channel.
Please note: to comply with General Data Protection Regulations, images of the congregation will not be broadcast, and the camera will be adjusted for Holy Communion to ensure the images of those receiving Communion will not be shown. The audio is a direct link from Fr Damian’s throat microphone and, other than general responses, the voices of individual members of the congregation will not be heard.
OUR LADY & ST JAMES
for historical information about the churches click on the picture.
The website www.ChurchPaper.co.uk, contains over 600 editions of many UK Catholic Diocesan newspaper, including the Hallam News, with more papers expected to follow shortly.
The government has published guidance for places of worship in Covid-19 High Risk Areas. Click here to see how this guidance impacts on our churches.
The Catholic position on vaccination
This paper will aim to provide clarity and assurances to Catholics about Church teaching and moral issues regarding vaccination. It will demonstrate the Church’s support for vaccination to protect the most vulnerable of our society, especially those affected by immunodeficiency, pregnant women and their unborn children. Finally, it will address concerns regarding the development of future vaccines, including those regarding the Church’s teaching on vaccination raised by Catholics during the Covid-19 pandemic.