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.
Tim Harrington, Kathrine Sadler, 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.
Remember also in your prayers Ellie Ruding and Lulu Blundell who are currently undergoing medical treatment.
Please pray for the repose of the souls of:
Attracta Hale’s sister Kathleen Turley who died in Ireland last week.
Frank O’Halloran, a former long serving Head of the McAuley School, the Funeral Mass is on Monday 22nd July at 2.30pm
and Vera McCabe, the Funeral Mass is on Thursday 12.30pm.
Both Masses at St. Peter’s, Chequer Road.
Please remember both of these former parishioners and their families in your prayers.
May they all rest in peace.
Last Sunday's parable helped us understand who our neighbour is.
This weekend's first reading and the Gospel is about what we have to do.
The needy may be someone we know or someone related to us, the person may also be someone we have not met before.
Abraham in the first reading looked after people he met for the first time. Mary and Martha looked after Jesus, their long term friend.
They all had some sense of fulfilment in what they did. However, Martha wanted Mary to be like her in looking after Jesus, but Jesus made her to understand that we are all uniquely made, and have different qualities.
Your quality may be teaching, mine may be listening, yours may be cooking, mine may be cleaning, yours may be singing to make people happy, mine may be telling stories to make them laugh. In all, we are doing the same thing, caring for others.
The reward of our care is not quantifiable, only God can thank us enough for the good work we do. Our responsibility is to just keep caring for the needy.
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.
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!
The Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine takes place on Saturday 27th July 2019
Led by Bishop Ralph the procession starts 2.15pm from Friday Market
Vigil Mass at 4pm
Coaches leave St Peter’s at 7.45am return 9.00pm.
Fares Adult £18 Students/Children £12 Further details from Marian Johnson 01302 265025
Any cheques for the parish should be made out to:
‘Diocese of Hallam, St. Paul’s Doncaster’.
Sunday Mass changes to 9am from 28th April 2019
Available after Saturday Mass
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?