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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.
Lulu Blundell, Linda Smith, Bill Henderson, Christine Adams, Kathrine Sadler, Ian Prior, Tina George, Lisa Thompson, Elsie Murphy, Sioned Harper, Len Jackson, Eugene Fox, Cath Ward, Benjamin Bates, Alice Whitehouse, Deacon Derek and Suzanne Wynne & Ryan Chilvers, who are sick.
Jesus speaks through the prophet Isaiah in today’s First Reading.
He tells us of the mission given to Him by the Father from the womb: “‘You are My servant,’ He said to Me.”
Servant and Son, our Lord was sent to lead a new exodus—to raise up the exiled tribes of Israel, to gather and restore them to God. More than that, He was to be a light to the nations that God’s salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.
Before the first exodus, a lamb was offered in sacrifice and its blood painted on the Israelites’ door posts. The blood of the lamb identified their homes and the Lord “passed over” these in executing judgment on the Egyptians.
In the new exodus, Jesus is the “Lamb of God,” as John beholds Him in the Gospel today. Our Lord sings of this in today’s Psalm. He has come, He says, to offer His body to do the will of God.
The sacrifices, oblations, holocausts, and sin offerings given after the first exodus had no power to take away sins. Only Jesus could make that perfect offering of Himself. And through His sacrifice, He has given us ears open to obedience, He has made it possible for us to hear the Father’s call to holiness, as Paul says in today’s Epistle.
He has made us children of God, baptized in the blood of the Lamb.
The first of a series of talks on Scripture in parish hall on Wednesday 8th January 2020 from 7pm to 8.30pm.
The first talk is entitled ‘Getting Started with the Bible’ the course runs for 6 weeks.
The speaker is Dr. Greg Ryan the Director of Adult Formation for the Diocese of Hallam
Please see attached link for itinerary
Additional volunteers required to operate the laptop at the Sunday morning Mass.
There is a rota and the commitment required is only once a month. Training is provided.
If you are interested, please contact Deacon Chris.
If you are interested in joining the rota please contact Dave Blake on 07768605012.
Any cheques for the parish should be made out to:
‘Diocese of Hallam, St. Paul’s Doncaster’.
Available after Saturday Mass
NEW MASS TIMES
The new weekend Mass times which are effective from Sunday 1st September will be:
Saturday Evening 6.00pm at St Paul's, Cantley. (no change)
Sunday Morning 9.00am at Christ the King, Rossington .
Sunday Morning 10.30am at St Paul's, Cantley.
We’re hoping to recruit some new altar servers to boost our great team of parish servers.
If you would like to join the team and you have already or are about to receive your First Holy Communion you are invited to apply.
Application forms are available in the Church Entrance Hall or please speak to Father Evangelist or Deacons Bill and Chris after Mass.
We have a great tradition of music in our liturgy and young people over the years have performed at our services.
Along with the coming of the Baby Jesus, is the coming of a Baby Grand Piano. Jeanette, a friend from America has given us a piano. If there is enough space, it will grace the church and enhance our musical tradition.
Anyone who can play and would like to join our Music group, is welcome. It should arrive before Christmas, but it will take a few weeks before we decide on a position, tuning etc.
Anyone is welcome to join our music ministry; we rehearse on a Friday night at 7pm for the weekend Masses.
Come and see.
We are urgently looking for fresh volunteers for our Children’s Liturgy Group and Catechists for the First Communion Course.
Helpers with the Children’s Liturgy join a rota (one Sunday out of 5), will be given help and materials and must love children.
Catechists meet once a month for seven months and primarily assist parents to deliver the course materials and love to see the light of faith in children’s eyes.
Can you consider taking your turn?