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Welcome to Cantley in Doncaster

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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

Tim Harrington, Kathrine Sadler, Andrew Gormley, Ian Prior, Tina George, Christine Adams, Phyllis Allott, 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.

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Rest In Peace 

Please remember in your prayers Stuart Grantham who has died suddenly and also Ann and the family in their grief.

 His Requiem Mass will be on Tuesday 14th May at 1.15pm.

Please remember also Joan Whitehouse who has passed away recently and her grieving family.

Funeral details will be provided when available.

May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

Good Shepherd Sunday


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Also known as Vocation Sunday, is a day we remember those intending to listen in a way to the call of God to follow him and serve him the Church in a special way as priests, deacons and religious.

It is a day especially in our present circumstance to ask ourselves what has gone wrong. In the past we used to have two or three priests living in the presbyteries, but these days it has become normal for a priest to look after two or three parishes, and some places of worship are being closed as fast as the shops on our high streets.

Vocation Sunday is a special day to pray for the grace of God on our priests, deacons and religious, those aspiring to serve God in a special way. It is also a day to ask ourselves; “is there any other way I could encourage and support vocations, am I being called to this special kind of life of service, and is there any member of my family, friend or colleague I could encourage to consider this life?"

For our homily today, we will be listening to the pastoral letter from the bishop.

Father Evangelist - An Introduction

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.

Charity Bike Ride

W/C 21 May, Nick Patching will be cycling the Coast to Coast (C2C) from Whitehaven to Sunderland (approx. 160 miles) in aid of the charity ACN.

Aid to the Church in Need - helps Christians who are suffering, threatened by persecution, oppressed or in poverty.

Anyone kind enough to sponsor Nick can do so via the following JustGiving page:


All monies raised up to £1000 will be doubled by my employer. Thank you Nick Patching

New Sunday Mass Time

With effect from Sunday 28th April Mass at St Paul's will be at 9.00am.

The change of Mass time is as a result of Fr. Evangelist taking responsibility for the parish of Christ the King at Rossington where he will also be saying Mass at 11.00am.


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 09:00 Church
Monday 9:00 Convent
Tuesday 9:00 Convent
Wednesday 09:30 Church
Thursday 9:00 Convent
Friday 19.30 Church

 Sunday Mass changes to 9am from 28th April 2019


Available after Saturday Mass
at 19:00.

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 £450.

The total for standing orders received in April was £3192.50.

Thank you.

Second Collection this weekend to support vocations in the Diocese of Hallam.