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Re-dedication of England to the Dowry of Mary 2020

On Sunday 29th March at 12noon, The Rededication will take place throughout the country at all the cathedrals and number of Parish Churches including St. Paul’s, Cantley.

As King Richard II once gave England as a gift to Our Lady, so we are invited to give ourselves, as the people of this country, to Mary.

We respond to this invitation on the day of Rededication in two ways; by making a personal promise and a communal entrustment.

Our personal promise brings us closer to Mary, the first disciple of Christ. In this we unite in her joy by following her openness to God’s call.

Our communal entrustment unites us together as the people of our country in prayer, by renewing the vows of dedication made to Mary by our ancestors.

Unfortunately, due to the increasing risks being presented by the coronavirus resulting in the introduction this week of a number of restrictions, the service that was planned to take place on Sunday 29th March at 12 noon, will not now be taking place.

Next week we will however circulate a copy of the service and we would suggest that you invite members of your family, friends and parishioners who live nearby to you, to meet together and watch the livestreaming of the service taking place at Walsingham at 12moon that day.

Offertory Envelopes

The new boxes of offertory envelopes are available in the church entrance porch.

If you are a new member of our parish and would like a box of envelopes or a standing order form, please ask a member of the Welcome Team, Father Evangelist or Deacon Bill or Chris.

Car Parking

We would like to remind you to please park courteously and do not obstruct driveways.

The management committee of the Hawthorne Club has kindly agreed to allow us to use their car park.

Convent Closed

We have been advised that in view of the current problems the Convent is CLOSED to visitors.

Visitors will not be able to attend any Masses there with immediate effect.

Nor will the prayer group meet there.

Children's Nativity 2019

Pictures taken from the Children's Nativity Service on Christmas Eve have been uploaded to parish website.

Look under PARISH LIFE then Nativity 2019.

Easter Services 2020

Rossington Christ the King:

Holy Thursday 8.00pm:

Good Friday 3.00pm

Easter Vigil Saturday 8pm:

Easter Sunday 9.00am

Cantley St Paul's:

Holy Thursday 8.00pm

Good Friday 3.00pm

Easter Vigil Saturday 8pm

Easter Sunday 10.30am

HCPT Pilgrimage to Lourdes

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that the HCPT pilgrimage to Lourdes this Easter has been cancelled due to the spread of Coronavirus.

This obviously affects Group 101. Phil and Margaret Hall would like to assure everyone who has supported Group 101 in any way that all money raised will be used for the purpose intended i.e. taking special needs children to Lourdes.

This may, possibly, be later this year, or Easter 2021.

We would like to thank everyone at St Paul's for your continued support.

God bless, Phil and Marge.

Justice and Peace Group

Thank you everyone who supported this event & especially to Josie of Scicluna's Deli on High Fishergate, who provided an amazing array of cheeses and to James Shekelton who spoke about his life, working in Brazil.

A total of £264.50 after expenses was raised and the money raised is going to support homeless people in the South Yorkshire area.

Young Person's Mass

The next Young Person's Mass is on Sunday 29th March.

Once again we are holding a youngsters’ Stations of the Cross at 11am on Good Friday – 10th April.

16 volunteers are required to take part in this service.

Please contact Chioma, if you wish to take part.

Online Newsletter

If you have been experiencing difficulty in accessing the Parish weekly newsletter on line, this issue can be overcome by first downloading Adobe Reader, onto your computer, ipad or laptop.

The software is free of charge.


Are available for use by young children in the left hand storage unit in the church entrance hall.

It would be appreciated if could return after Mass to the storage unit.

St Paul's Music Ministry

As you may have noticed over the last few months we don't have as many musicians or cantors to call upon to cover services at the weekends or special occasions such as Lent, Easter and Christmas.

If you can play an instrument, especially the organ or piano, or you are willing to sing as a cantor please let me know.

At the moment it is only to cover when people are away although you would be welcome to join us anytime.

Please contact John Neary on 01302 537961 or 07855 643122

First Holy Communion

Preparation Classes - Session Two

The sessions will take place on a Sunday morning, in St Paul’s Church Hall, commencing at 9.25am and lasting approximately 1 hour, aiming to finish in time for parents, carers and children to attend 10.30am Mass in church.

Sunday 19th January 2020

Sunday 9th February 2020

Sunday 1st March 2020

Sunday 29th March2020

Thursday 7th May – 6.30pm First Holy Communion practice and second Reconciliation.

Saturday 9th May – 11am First Holy Communion Mass

Sunday 14th June – 2.30pm Corpus Christi Procession at St Peter’s Church, Chequer Road.

This journey of preparation is monthly and shorter than previous sessions, therefore it is mandatory that the candidate to attends every session.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorie

From 14th to 21st June, 2020.

The cost is £615. For further information please contact Deacon Pete Marshall on 07807 955836.

Safeguarding Training - Interested?

You can register to access free online EDUCARE Safeguarding training by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, parish/religious congregation and role e.g. parish priest, catechist, parent or teacher.

Once registered you will have instant access to all seven modules of the E-Learning programme and print out your own certificates of completion.

Neighbourhood Centre

Has been asked to help provide primary school uniform and warm winter coats for primary age children.

Any such donations would be gratefully accepted at the Centre 10 St Wilfrid's Court Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am till 2.00pm.

Rainbows and Brownies

52nd Doncaster (St Pauls)

Every Monday evening the Rainbows meet between 5-6pm for age range 5-7 and Brownies meet between 6.15- 7.45pm for age range 7-10.

There are still a few vacancies for both new Rainbow and Brownie members.

For further information, please contact the Leader, Zoe Kerrigan on 07798 584581 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A Week of Guided Prayer

The Week of Guided Prayer which was held in 2017 was a great success and the ones who participated were very happy to have had the opportunity.

So that we can continue this tradition, a different format has been devised.

The Weeks will be guided but for about 5 people at a time. The opportunity for meeting the Director will be the same….about 45 minutes daily.

Doing the Week this way means that there will be no need for finding accommodation for the Directors, having several cooks involved and finding places suitable for Direction.

There will be a poster in the Porch and, if you wish to participate, you may sign up.

If you want privacy, simply use your phone number.

Any questions? Call 07495376401 Celia Bermingham

Prayer Intentions

If you have a special prayer intention or need, please leave a written request in the post box in the Church Entrance Hall for inclusion in the Bidding Prayers or included in the Holy Hour Service on a Friday or at meeting of our Prayer Groups.

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Donations for the foodbank can still be left in the church entrance hall.

The church is open every afternoon between 2pm and 6pm.

Currently the stocks of Tinned Spaghetti, Drinking Chocolate, Long Life Juice, Cereals and Dog Food are running low.

Also a special request for Easter Eggs.

Diary Dates - At a Glance  

HOLY HOUR - Every Friday at 3pm 

Young Person's Mass - 29th March 2020
Chrism Mass - 8th April 2020
First Holy Communion Mass - 9th May 2020
Corpus Christi Procession - 14th June 2020
Summer Fayre - 5th July 2020
Service of Remembrance - 11th November 2020
Autumn Social - 15th November 2020
Senior Parishioners Christmas Lunch - 12/13th December 2020

The 200 Club

February 2020 winning numbers:

£50 - No 47 B O'Brien

£20 - No. 8 M Nevard

£20 - No.15 C Bermingham

Please remember to notify any change of address via the office or one of the Deacons.

After many years of service Angela & Paul Linney are handing over the administration of the 200 Club to Garry Thickett. We thank you both for all your hard work.

If you are interested in joining the scheme he can be contacted on 01302 539157 or

Membership is £2 monthly by standing order.

Further information can be found on the parish website under 'Parish Life'


Sick and Housebound

If you know anybody who is sick or housebound and would like to receive Holy Communion please contact Father Evangelist or Deacons Bill and Chris.



Standing Order Forms

We are having a drive to increase the numbers of parishioners who can give their collection by Standing Order.

The forms are in the Porch – and include, for those who pay tax, a Gift Aid declaration. There are benefits both for yourselves and for us.

Thank you for your continuing generosity.

Parish Website

Please note the new web address for the website is

We also have a new email address linked to the web site:

If you would like anything adding to the Website please contact Dave George via email:

Gift Aid Donations

If you are a tax payer but do not currently gift aid your donations please consider doing so, as they will then be worth an additional 25% to the parish.

Gift aid declarations are available in the entrance hall and may be completed at any time during the tax year and returned to Fr Evangelist or Deacons Bill & Chris.

Parish Group Emails

If you have not already joined our Parish Group E-Mail system.

All you have to do is to send an e-mail with your name, address and e-mail address to

You will then receive occasional e-mails regarding forthcoming events, times of Masses and Services at Christmas, Holy Week and Easter, etc.

We promise that your e-mail address will not be disclosed to any third party.

Going in to Hospital

Due to strict data protection rules, it is essential, that when you go into hospital, to indicate on your details or those of your relative are passed on to the Catholic Chaplain.

Also state that you or your relative would like the Catholic Chaplain to visit you.

The Chaplain visits the wards during the week and an on-call service in case of emergency is available.


Collection for Sunday 15th March raised £136.65.

The second collection for Cafod raised £132.35.

Many thanks.