The Immaculate Conception, Rotherham

01709 363753 * 
Clergy Fr Desmond Sexton Fr Leonard May  
The Presbytery 238 Herringthope Valley Road
S65 3BA

For the week ahead, from Monday to Saturday Mass will be on Zoom @ 12pm


You may recall that just before the lock down we began to collect information from people for a Spiritual Bouquet to be prepared for Dominic on his Ordination.

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Re-Opening Our Churches.

The reopening of our churches when it comes will be a welcome but also challenging moment in the life of our worshipping communities for it has to be done in a way that makes church buildings safe to use while we learn to live with the threat of a virus for which at the moment there is no vaccine.

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For Confidential Counselling

During these challenging times it can feel overwhelming, and you may wonder how you are going to look after yourself in the months ahead.
To support your mental health and well being Caritas Hallam are offering free counselling to anyone
within the Diocese.


Live Catholic Mass Online

Despite the fact that we can't gather for Mass in our churches, many priests and bishops are broadcasting their Masses live online.


Live Catholic Mass Online

How to wash your hands properly

One of our best weapons of protection to combat the spread of viruses and diseases is good hygiene. This starts with thorough hand-washing. This article offers NHS and World Health Organisation advice on how best to do so.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols released a truly uplifting video in response to the postponement of public Masses which you can watch here. In the video he reminded us that there are people all over the world who regularly cannot go to church, due to persecution. Cardinal Nichols asked that we keep them in our hearts during this difficult time. He asked that we dig deeper into the resources we have to celebrate Our Lady and Our Lord at home - we hope that our online prayer material can help you with this. Though this is a challenging time, we are pleased to invite you to say the Angelus or the Rosary with us. In the words of Cardinal Nichols, let us use this time to "put down deeper roots of the Spirit".

Your wonderful kindness and compassion is what keeps ACN going and without you our work would be impossible. We ask you to remember our dear brothers and sisters around the world, who face much greater difficulties than we do. Please keep them in your prayers.

You can have a Mass said for someone in need or light prayer candles on our website.


COVID-19 and the Ministry to the Sick

Provides advice on Ministry to the Sick during COVID-19 in hospitals, residential nursing, care settings and home settings.


Reading Matthew in Easter

We have uploaded the last episode of ‘Reading Matthew in Lent‘, but on our website, you can listen to the whole series again anytime.


Catholic Charities and

There is an urgent need to support our Catholic charities and the people they serve during the global spread of COVID-19

Resources: COVID-19

Here are some links to websites offering resources, advice and information on how to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak.


A Pastoral Note from Bishop Ralph Heskett

On this Good Shepherd Sunday, I wanted, as your shepherd, to take time out to write to you.

We are living in unprecedented times, and already we are in our fifth week of lockdown. 


Spiritual Communion – Prayer of St Alphonsus

My Jesus,
I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love you above all things
and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
come spiritually into my soul so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever.

Keep upto date with video messages from Fr Des

Catch it, Bin it, Kill it – Poster

You can download the ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’ information poster.

Catch it, Bin it, Kill it – Poster