’Children, our love must be not just words or mere talk, but something active and genuine.’’ John 1. 3:18

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Welcome to Cantley in Doncaster

Father Evangelist


Welcome to the St Paul's RC Church Cantley website. We hope you enjoy browsing our site and invite you to contact us or to join us at any of our masses.

Welcome to our new parish priest Father Evangelist Ohaejesi.

Father Evangelist joins us from his previous parish of St  Joseph's in Wath Upon Dearne.

Please pray for him as he begins his ministry in Cantley.

Thoughts and Prayers Color

Yvonne Sewell, John Hardy, Ellen Newbitt, George Cooper, Ian Prior, Tina George, Lisa Thompson, Elsie Murphy, Sioned Harper, Eugene Fox, Benjamin Bates, Alice Whitehouse, Deacon Derek & Suzanne Wynne & Ryan Chilvers.

RIP 300

Rest In Peace 

Former parishioner Tommy Holmes sadly died earlier this week. His funeral took place in Sligo on Friday.

Please remember Tommy along with his wife Christine and all members of his family at this difficult time.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory. Amen.


Sunday Reflection

Today’s First Reading catches the prophet Jeremiah in a moment of weakness. His intimate lamentation contains some of the strongest language of doubt found in the Bible.

Following God’s call, he feels abandoned. Preaching His Word has brought him only derision and reproach. But God does not deceive—and Jeremiah knows this.

God tests the just, and disciplines His children through their sufferings and trials.

What Jeremiah learns, Jesus states explicitly in today’s Gospel. To follow Him is to take up a cross, to deny yourself—your priorities, preferences, and comforts. It is to be willing to give it all up, even life itself, for the sake of His gospel.

As Paul says in today’s Epistle, we have to join ourselves to the passion of Christ, to offer our bodies—our whole beings—as living sacrifices to God.
By His Cross, Jesus has shown us what Israel’s sacrifices of animals were meant to teach: we owe to God all that we have.

God’s kindness is a greater good than life itself, as we sing in today’s Psalm. The only thanks we can offer is our spiritual worship—to give our lives to the service of His will.

Peter doesn’t yet get this in today’s Gospel. As it was for Jeremiah, the cross is a stumbling block for Peter. This too is our natural temptation—to refuse to believe that our sufferings play a necessary part in God’s plan.

That’s how people think, Jesus tells us today. But we are called to the renewal of our minds—to think as God thinks, to will what He wills.

In the Mass, we once again offer ourselves as perfect and pleasing sacrifices of praise. We bless Him as we live, confident that we will find our lives in losing them, that with the riches of His banquet, our souls will be satisfied.

Scott Hahn

Live Streaming of  Mass from St Marie's Cathedral

Masses celebrated by the Cathedral clergy will be livestreamed on the website, click on the link below:

Livestream Mass

Sunday Mass will be at 11.00am

Weekday Mass will be at 8.00am.

They will be available to watch for the rest of the day.

All parishioners are warmly encouraged to spiritually join in with these celebrations.

How to Book a Place at Mass

To ensure fulfil social distance regulations, numbers have to be limited and we have introduced a simple booking system.

You will be able to book attendance at your preferred Mass via E-MAIL, TEXT, or TELEPHONE.

By Email to paulsaint100@gmail.com

Or by Text or Telephone to 077 88 48 73 57.

Whichever method you use, we need:


All parishioners who would like to attend a weekend Mass are asked to ensure that their booking is submitted either by e-mail, text, or telephone call/voice mail BY 9pm THURSDAY EACH WEEK.

The rear seats against the external wall are in pairs for use by couples.

Mandatory Face Coverings in Churches

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) has now updated and issued guidance to the clergy, including the following additions to the previous guidelines which are directly relevant to laity attending Mass:

Face coverings will be mandatory in Places of Worship
from Saturday 8 August 2020.

Parishioners attending churches should bring face coverings with them, and wear them in church unless they are exempt from doing so.

This is for the good of all who gather in the church for Mass as it is an enclosed public space where there are people from differing households who they do not normally meet.

Worshippers should limit their interactions with anyone they are not attending church with, i.e. if they are attending corporate worship with one other household, wherever possible they should maintain social distancing with anyone outside of this group.

Readers should sanitise their hands before and after reading and should avoid touching the microphones or the Lectionary during the Liturgy of the Word.
Readers may remove their face coverings at the lectern to read and should replace them before stepping away from it, providing the lectern is sufficiently distant from the congregation.

Priests in the sanctuary, providing they are sufficiently distant (2 metres or more) from the congregation do not need to wear a face covering except when distributing Holy Communion.

Other ministers in the sanctuary should wear face coverings and remain socially distant from the celebrant.
Unless otherwise instructed by the priest or stewards, a communicant should unloop their face covering and with arms at ‘full stretch’ extend their hands as flatly as possible, palms upwards, one of top of the other, to receive Holy Communion.
They should then immediately consume the Sacred Host and replace their face covering immediately thereafter.

St Paul's - Offertory Giving

The running costs of the parish have increased during the lockdown period with the extra expenditure on hand sanitising gel, cleaning materials, etc.

Please remember to leave your Offertory gift in one of the baskets available in the church entrance porch or near to the exit fire doors as you leave the church.

Alternatively, you can donate on line via DONA using either a debit or credit card.

Any amount can be donated via a link on the parish website:


or click here to go straight to the donation page:


Service Times

Weekday Time Location
Saturday 18:00 Cantley






Tuesday 09:15 Rossington
Wednesday 09:30 Cantley
Thursday 19:00 Rossington
Friday 19.30 Cantley

The Mass on Wednesday at 9.30am is for those parishioners who are aged 70+ or who are vulnerable. 

Useful Contacts

If you need help or support and you think that the Neighbourhood Centre can help then telephone: 


or email neighbourhoodcentre1@gmail.com


If you have genuine concern for someone struggling with isolation, please contact Doncaster Council Contact:

Liza Hunter, Stronger Communities Officer – Bessacarr & Cantley

Tel: 01302 736930,

Mobile: 07770 620709,

Email: liza.hunter@doncaster.gov.uk


Citizens Advice Helpline: 0344994137

200 Club Winners

Please find attached the list of winners for the outstanding months for the 200 Club


£50 133 A Dangerfield
£20 59 M Dawn
£20 64 A Friel


£50 78 C Lunn
£20 107 C Bermingham
£20 110 M Sammut


£50 103 B O'Brien
£20 78 C Lunn
£20 114 P Carter


£100 117 F Cox
£100 119 C Bermingham
£50 51 N Dobson
£50 37 P Smith


£50 91 M McChrystal
£20 78 C Lunn
£20 106 S Renicks

Please contact Garry Thickett if you have any queries


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: