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Please pray for the repose of the soul of Ella Quinn of Christ the King Parish and her grieving family.
Ella died on Saturday 8th May at the age of 85 years old.
Saints of God, come to her aid. Come to meet her, Angels of the Lord.
May she Rest in Peace.
At the end of their Spring meeting, the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have issued a reflection on post-pandemic recovery and the challenges faced by the Church, in encouraging people back to the Church and her Sacraments.
In a reflection titled 'The Day of the Lord', the Bishops also praise families, parish communities and those who have worked tirelessly in hospitals, care homes, schools and prisons during these challenging times of ill health, grief and isolation.
The Bishops salute and express gratitude for the 'immense efforts' of those who have provided food for those most in need:
"The generosity shown in the distribution of so very many meals has given eloquent expression to the mercy, love and compassion which are at the very heart of God. Many have been touched by the joy of meeting Christ in the poor; and many of the poor by the joy of meeting Christ in selfless parishioners."
The Bishops recognise that it is impossible to predict the pace at which we will emerge from the pandemic but state "what is clear is the challenge we face of bringing our communities and the practice of the faith to a still greater expression and strength."
They identify the groups of people they are seeking to reach:
- Those who have lost the habit of coming to church and who may be anxious about doing so
- Those who may not want to re-establish a pattern of Catholic worship - who may have seen a gap widen between the spiritual dimension of their lives and any communal expression of that spiritual quest.
- The 'Covid curious' who may have encountered the Catholic Church for the first time during the pandemic
The Bishops highlight the greatest treasures of the Catholic Church is, of course, the sacramental life of the Church and at its heart, the Eucharist.
"It is the Eucharist, the celebration of the Mass, that makes the Church; and it is the Church, in the gift of the Holy Spirit, which makes the Eucharist. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the lifeblood of the Church. It requires our active participation and, to be fully celebrated, our physical presence.
"At this moment, then, we need to have in our sights the need to restore to its rightful centrality in our lives the Sunday Mass, encouraging each to take his or her place once again in the assembly of our brothers and sisters. We face the task of seeking to nurture the sense of Sunday as 'a weekly gift from God to his people', and something we cannot do without; to see Sunday as the soul of the week, as giving light and meaning to all the responsibilities we live out each day; to see the Sunday Eucharist as food for the unique mission with which we have been endowed."
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.
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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
Last Sunday, we celebrated the sending of the Spirit, which sealed God’s new covenant and made a new creation. In this new creation, we live in the family of God, who has revealed himself as a Trinity of love. We share in His divine nature through His Body and Blood. This is the meaning of the three feasts that cap the Easter season— Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, and Corpus Christi.
These feasts should be intimate reminders of how deeply God loves us, how He chose us, from before the foundation of the world, to be His children.
Today’s readings illuminate how all God’s words and works were meant to prepare for the revelation of the Trinity and God’s blessing in Jesus Christ—the blessing we inherited in Baptism and renew in each Eucharist. By God’s word the heavens and earth were filled with His kindness, we sing in today’s Psalm. Out of love, God called Abraham and chose his descendants to be His own people, Moses says in today’s First Reading. Through the Israelites, He revealed to the nations that He alone is Lord and there is no other. In Jesus, God’s word took flesh as a son of Abraham. And Jesus reveals in the Gospel today that the one God is Father, Son, and Spirit, and that He desires to make all people His own. As He led Israel out of Egypt, God freed us from slavery, Paul says in today’s Epistle. As He adopted Israel, He gives us the Spirit by which we can know Him as “Our Father.”
As God’s heirs, we receive the commissions of Moses and Jesus today. We are to fix our hearts on Him, and to observe all that He has commanded. The Eucharist is His pledge—that He will be with us until the end, that He will deliver us from death to live forever in the promised land of His kingdom.
The 3 introductory articles and the 6 Steps to Prayer using the words spoken by Mary, are available in the Prayer Life section of the Web page.
The Lenten, Palm Sunday and Easter Reflections and the recent "A New Litany" and "Pentecost - The Holy Spirit" have also been added.
Just select the relevant article.
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
Thank you for your tremendous support last weekend, when 57 food items were donated along with two generous donations amounting to £40.00.
The Foodbank informs us that stocks of toilet rolls, toothpaste, soap, sugar, long life milk, and tinned meat and fish are currently running low.
If you need help or support and you think that the Neighbourhood Centre can help then telephone:
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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