’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

Charlie Willis, Ellen Newbitt, George Cooper, Linda Smith, Bill Henderson, Christine Adams, 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.

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Rest In Peace 

Please remember also in your prayers Esther Cooney’s sister, Kath Sadler, who has died recently.

Her funeral is on February 18th at 12.30pm, reception of her body into Church Monday 17th February at 4pm.

May she rest in peace

Obedience of the Heart


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Jesus tells us in the Gospel this week that He has come not to abolish but to “fulfill” the Law of Moses and the teachings of the prophets.

His Gospel reveals the deeper meaning and purpose of the Ten Commandments and the moral Law of the Old Testament. But His Gospel also transcends the Law.

He demands a morality far greater than that accomplished by the most pious of Jews, the scribes and Pharisees. Outward observance of the Law is not enough. It is not enough that we do not murder, commit adultery, divorce, or lie.

The law of the new covenant is a law that God writes on the heart.

The heart is the seat of our motivations, the place from which our words and actions proceed.

Jesus demands the full obedience of our hearts. He calls us to love God with all our hearts, and to do His will from the heart.

God never asks more of us than we are capable of. That is the message of this week’s First Reading. It is up to us to choose life over death, to choose the waters of eternal life, over the fires of ungodliness and sin. By His life, death, and resurrection, Jesus has shown us that it is possible to keep His commandments. In Baptism, He has given us His Spirit that His law might be fulfilled in us.

The wisdom of the Gospel surpasses all the wisdom of this age that is passing away - Let us trust in this wisdom, and live by His kingdom law.

Scott Hahn

The Chrism Mass

The Chrism Mass is one of the most solemn and important liturgies of the liturgical year and sees the gathering of the entire Diocese, Bishop, Priests, Deacons and lay faithful.

It is the occasion when the Bishop blesses the holy oils and the Priests and Deacons renew their promises to serve God and his people.

A coach will depart St Peter in Chains at 9am on Wednesday 8th April for those who wish to attend the Chrism Mass.

Departing 1.45pm from Sheffield.

Cost £9 per seat.

Please contact Marian Johnson for booking or further details on 07990588083 or 01302 265025

URGENT - Audio Visual Operators Required

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.

Readers Required for Saturday Evenings

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’.

Thank you.

Service Times

Weekday Time Location
Saturday 18:00 Church
Sunday 10:30 Church
Monday 9:00 Convent
Tuesday 9:00 Convent
Wednesday 09:30 Church
Thursday 9:00 Convent
Friday 19.30 Church


Available after Saturday Mass
at 19:00.



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.



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 £376.

The total for standing orders received during January as £3,137.50.

Thank you