’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

Tim Harrington, Kathrine Sadler, Andrew Gormley, Ian Prior, Tina George, Christine Adams, Lisa Thompson, Elsie Murphy, Sioned Harper, Len Jackson, Eugene Fox, Ken & Cathy Ward, Benjamin Bates, Alice Whitehouse, Deacon Derek Wynne & Ryan Chilvers, who are sick.

RIP 300

Rest In Peace 

We regret to have to announce the following deaths in our Parish:

Joan Whitehouse - Funeral on Friday 14th June at 11.20am at Rose Hill Crematorium.

Freda O'Reilly - Funeral Service on Tuesday 11th June at 11am at St Paul's.

Please remember them and their families at this difficult time in your prayers.

May they rest in peace. Amen

Pentecost Today


Pentecost 2019 500


The Spirit of God came down on the Apostles, to renew them after the bewildering events of Holy week and Easter.

Just as we need a fresh breath of renewal, to blow away our fears and fill our sails on the journey of life and fire us with new enthusiasm.

God’s Spirit was there in fire and storm when the Apostles were afraid and timid. And God’s Spirit is here with us now to give us new energy.

It is our Pentecost now!


Please Note: Fr Evangelist is away for 12 days. Fr Bernard will say Masses while he is away

Father Evangelist - An Introduction

Fr Evangelist Chimezie Ohaejesi was born in 1972 and ordained a Priest on 24th August 2002.

He served as assistant Priest and then later as Parish Priest in the Orlu Diocese in Nigeria. He served as Chaplain to St Damian’s School of Health Technology Okporo from April 2006-9, also in Orlu Diocese.

After taking study leave he became Assistant Priest at the Church of the Annunciation Chesterfield, then Parish Priest at St Joseph’s Wath-Upon-Dearne and St Joseph’s Rawmarsh for 6 years and is now our new Parish Priest at St Paul’s Cantley,

He is a Member of the Council of Priests and Member College of Consultor, Diocese of Hallam.

Welcome to St Paul’s.

Father Pat has Come Home

Fr Pat’s ashes have been interred in Rosehill Cemetery, amongst us and in our parish which he loved and served so well.

There is a gravestone with his name and dates and an inscription which says “Life is changed, not ended”,

The grave is a short distance from the Cemetery Chapel, proceeding leftwards, a very large monument with a recumbent angel on it is nearby.

The grave number is WR109. May he rest in peace

Look forward to seeing you there!

Convent - Sisters are On Retreat

There are no Masses in the Convent next week as our beloved sisters are away on retreat.


Any cheques for the parish should be made out to:

‘Diocese of Hallam, St. Paul’s Doncaster’.

Thank you.

Service Times

Weekday Time Location
Saturday 18:00 Church
Sunday 09:00 Church
Monday 9:00 Convent
Tuesday 9:00 Convent
Wednesday 09:30 Church
Thursday 9:00 Convent
Friday 19.30 Church

 Sunday Mass changes to 9am from 28th April 2019


Available after Saturday Mass
at 19:00.

Altar Servers

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.

Musicians at 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.

Children's Liturgy

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?

Tea, Coffee & Biscuits

Tea and coffee available in the Church Hall after Mass on  most Sundays. 

See newsletter for details


The collection last week raised £417 and 2nd collection £225 for World Communication Sunday.

Thank you.

Next weekend there will be a second collection for “Day for Life”.