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O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain,
with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that,
as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test –
and deliver us from every danger,
O glorious and blessed Virgin.
This new system.is now installed and we at the test stage which we anticipate will take a couple of weeks whilst we get used to the system and fine tune it.
You are able to watch Mass via You Tube on your computer, mobile phone, tablet, smart tv or even an ordinary TV with a Firestick attachment.
Just search for You Tube in your browser or click onto the You Tube app. In search box, type “St Paul’s Cantley” or “stpaulscantley”, hopefully a picture of the outside of the church or the stain glass window will appear, click on the picture.
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Simply select the Mass you would like to watch from the Stills listed. If you want to watch full screen, look to the bottom right hand corner of the stream and click on the icon that looks like a broken square (Full Screen).
All parishioners are warmly encouraged to spiritually join in with these celebrations.
The tomb was empty.
In the early morning darkness of that first Easter, there was only confusion for Mary Magdalene and the other disciples. But as the daylight spread, they saw the dawning of a new creation.
At first they didn’t understand the Scripture, today’s Gospel tells us. We don’t know which precise Scripture texts they were supposed to understand. Perhaps it was the sign of Jonah, who rose from the belly of the great fish after three days. Or maybe Hosea’s prophecy of Israel’s restoration from exile. Perhaps it was the psalmist who rejoiced that God had not abandoned him to the netherworld. Whichever Scripture it was, as the disciples bent down into the tomb, they saw and they believed.
What did they see? Burial shrouds in an empty tomb. The stone removed from the tomb.
Seven times in nine verses we hear that word—“tomb.” What did they believe?
That God had done what Jesus said He would do—raised Him up on the third day
What they saw and believed they bore witness to, as today’s First Reading tells us. Peter’s speech is a summary of the gospels—from Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan to His hanging on a tree, to His rising from the dead.
We are children of the apostles, born into the new world of their witness. Our lives are now “hidden with Christ in God,” as today’s Epistle says. Like them, we gather in the morning on the first day of the week —to celebrate the Eucharist, the feast of the empty tomb.
We rejoice that the stones have been rolled away from our tombs, too. Each of us can shout, as we do in today’s Psalm:
“I shall not die, but live.”
They saw and believed. And we await the day they promised would come—when we, too, “will appear with Him in glory".
The 3 introductory articles and the 6 Steps to Prayer using the words spoken by Mary, are available in the Prayer Life section of the Web page.
Just click on the article required.
The Lenten, Palm Sunday and Easter Reflections has been circulated as attachments to the newsletters circulation. The reflections are also available on the website.
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.
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Divine Mercy Service on Friday at 3pm
Thank you for the overwhelming response last weekend, especially for the donation of all the Easter Eggs and Chocolate Bar.
The Foodbank’s supplies of long-life milk, tinned fruit, custard and rice pudding are currently running low in the pantry.
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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,
Citizens Advice Helpline: 0344994137