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

Please keep our parish family in your prayers, with the hope that we may be able to worship together soon.

Welcome to St Paul's Parish, Cantley

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.

Thoughts and Prayers Color

Please pray for:

Catherine Ovenden, Ivy Thornton, Tony Barkley, Desmond Jenkinson, Susanne Blatherwick, Rowena and Colin Ball, Christine Hornsby, Tricia Herring, Bernie & Eugene Fox, Veronica Whittington, Sheila Lynch, Yvonne Sewell, Ellen Newbitt, George Cooper, Lisa Thompson, Elsie Murphy, Sioned Harper, Benjamin Bates, Alice Whitehouse, Deacon Derek & Suzanne Wynne & Ryan Chilvers,

RIP 300

Rest In Peace 


Sister Joan O'Keefe's Funeral Mass will take place at St. Paul’s on Wednesday 1st December at 11am followed by interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.

May she rest in glory with Jesus Our Saviour. Amen.

Please also pray for the repose of the soul of Joan Cunnane, who passed away aged 92, on Saturday 13th November 2021 after a stroke.

Joan has been a member of St Paul’s Church for almost 70 years and supported the parish in all its endeavours.

Her funeral mass will be held on Tuesday 7 December 2021 at 11.30am and all are welcome to celebrate Joan’s life and join her family after the mass for a small reception.

May She Rest in Peace.


Gospel Reflection

Every Advent, the Liturgy of the Word gives our sense of time a reorientation. There’s a deliberate tension in the next four weeks’ readings—between promise and fulfillment, expectation and deliverance, between looking forward and looking back.

In today’s First Reading, the prophet Jeremiah focuses our gaze on the promise God made to David, some 1,000 years before Christ. God says through the prophet that He will fulfil this promise by raising up a “just shoot,” a righteous offspring of David, who will rule Israel in justice.

Today’s Psalm, too, sounds the theme of Israel’s ancient expectation: “Guide me in your truth and teach me. For you are God my saviour and for you I will wait all day.” We look back on Israel’s desire and anticipation knowing that God has already made good on those promises by sending His only Son into the world. Jesus is the “just shoot,” the God and Saviour for Whom Israel was waiting. Knowing that He is a God who keeps His promises lends grave urgency to the words of Jesus in today’s Gospel.

Urging us to keep watch for His return in glory, He draws on Old Testament images of chaos and instability—turmoil in the heavens; roaring seas; distress among the nations and terrified people. He evokes the prophet Daniel’s image of the Son of Man coming on a cloud of glory to describe His return as a “theophany,” a manifestation of God.

Many will cower and be literally scared to death. But Jesus says we should greet the end-times with heads raised high, confident that God keeps His promises, that our “redemption is at hand,” that “the kingdom of God is near”.

Scott Hahn

Live Streaming of  Mass from St Pauls Cantley

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.

Below the picture of the church is the word “SUBSCRIBE”, click on this word to become a subscriber.

Alternatively just click on the link below:

Livestream Mass

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.

Please join us at the following times:

Saturday - 6pm

Sunday - 10:30am

Wednesday - 9:30am

Friday - 7:30pm



Several parishes in the Diocese have recently suspended the Booking-in system for both weekday and weekend Masses as there is no longer a legal requirement to do so.

We now feel that this is an appropriate time to do the same at St. Paul’s.

It is still very important that we remain vigilant about the virus, and we would strongly recommend that you sanitize your hands as you enter and leave the church building.

The sign-of-peace remains suspended.

The offertory collection now takes place during Mass and Votive lights can be used again.

Parishioners wishing to receive Holy Communion on the tongue are asked to join the end of the priest’s queue and receive Holy Communion last.

Please be considerate of others.

Please stay away if you have any COVID-19 symptoms and get tested.

Finally, a big thank you to our team of COVID-19 Parish volunteers, who have operated the booking system, cleaned the church and the stewards who have welcomed you as you have attended church. They have worked tirelessly in helping to keep our parish community safe during this pandemic emergency.


Need Help this Christmas?

If you are struggling or you know anyone who may need help this winter, or during Christmas, please let us know.

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




Sunday  10.30  Cantley
Tuesday 9.15 Rossington
Wednesday 9.30 Cantley
Thursday 19.00 Rossington
Friday 19.30 Cantley

Divine Mercy Service on Friday at 3pm


Supporting Local Food Banks

Thank you for the generous contribution in support of the local Foodbank.

The following items:- Christmas selection boxes, biscuits, Christmas puddings and cakes, as well as UHT/long-life milk, tinned fruit, tinned meats, coffee, and toiletries are needed.

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


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: