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Today’s Gospel begins with a scene that recalls a similar moment in the history of Israel, the episode recalled in today’s First Reading. The seventy elders who receive God’s Spirit through Moses prefigure the ministry of the Apostles.
Like Joshua in the First Reading, John makes the mistake of presuming that only a select few are inspired and entrusted to carry out God’s plans. The Spirit blows where it wills, and God desires to bestow His Spirit on all the people of God in every nation under heaven.
God can and will work mighty deeds through the most unexpected and unlikely people. All of us are called to perform even our most humble tasks, such as giving a cup of water, for the sake of His name and the cause of His kingdom.
John believes he is protecting the purity of the Lord’s name. But really, he’s only guarding his own privilege and status. It’s saying that the Apostles want to shut down the ministry of an exorcist. Authority to drive out demons and unclean spirits was one of the specific powers entrusted to the Twelve.
Cleanse me from my unknown faults, we pray in today’s Psalm. Often, like Joshua and John, perhaps without noticing it, we cloak our failings and fears under the guise of our desire to defend Christ or the Church.
But as Jesus says today, instead of worrying about who is a real Christian and who is not, we should make sure that we ourselves are leading lives worthy of our calling as disciples.
Does the advice we give, or the example of our actions, give scandal—causing others to doubt or lose faith? Do we do what we do with mixed motives instead of seeking only the Father’s will? Are we living, as this Sunday’s Epistle warns, for our own luxury and pleasure while neglecting our neighbours?
We need to keep meditating on His Law, as we sing in today’s Psalm. We need to pray for the grace to detect our failings and to overcome them.
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:
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.
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:
Divine Mercy Service on Friday at 3pm
Many thanks to all our parishioners for the continuing support of the Foodbank.
Currently the Foodbank is very short of: • Long life fruit juice • Jam • Tinned peas • Sweetcorn • Tomatoes • Pulses (mixed beans, flageolets, butter beans, kidney beans etc) • Tins of meat casseroles (chicken, beef, curry, etc) • Tins of processed meat (ham, corned beef, spam etc) • UHT Milk.
Donations can be left at the back of church at any time.
If you need help or support and you think that the Neighbourhood Centre can help then telephone:
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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