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Please pray for Rowena and Colin Ball, Christine Hornsby, Tricia Herring, Bernie & Eugene Fox, Veronica Whittington, Sheila Lynch, Yvonne Sewell, Ellen Newbitt, George Cooper, Tina George, Lisa Thompson, Elsie Murphy, Sioned Harper, Benjamin Bates, Alice Whitehouse, Deacon Derek & Suzanne Wynne & Ryan Chilvers,
We are sad to announce the death of Agnes Carling.
She has been poorly for some time and was in her 90’s. She used to be a regular at St Paul’s and was a friend and Neighbour of Alice Whitehouse.
Please remember her in your prayers and her grieving family and friends.
May she rest in peace
As we’ve walked with the Apostles in the Gospels in recent weeks, we’ve witnessed Jesus command the wind and sea, and order a little girl to arise from the dead. But He seems to meet His match in His hometown of Nazareth.
Today’s Gospel is blunt: “He was not able to perform any mighty deed there.” Why not? Because of the people’s lack of faith.
They acknowledged the wisdom of His words, the power of His works. But they refused to recognize Him as a prophet come among them, a messenger sent by God. All they could see was how much “this man” was like them—a carpenter, the son of their neighbour,Mary, with brothers and sisters.
Of course, Mary was ever-virgin and had no other children. The Gospel refers to Jesus’ brothers as Paul refers to all Israelites as his brothers, the children of Abraham. That’s the point in today’s Gospel, too. Like the prophet Ezekiel in today’s First Reading, Jesus was sent by God to the rebellious house of Israel, where He found His own brothers and sisters obstinate of heart and in revolt against God.
The servant is not above the Master. As His disciples, we too face the mockery and contempt we hear of in today’s Psalm. And isn’t it often hardest to live our faith among those in our own families, those who think they really know us, who define us by the people we used to be—before we chose to walk with Jesus?
As Paul confides in today’s Epistle, insults and hardships are God’s way of teaching us to rely solely on His grace. Jesus will work no mighty deeds in our lives unless we abandon ourselves to Him in faith. Blessed then are those who take no offense in Him. Instead, we must look upon Him with the eyes of servants—knowing that the son of Mary is also the Lord enthroned in the heavens.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help (also known as Our Lady of Perpetual Succour) is a Roman Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary as represented in a celebrated 15th-century Byzantine icon also associated with the same Marian apparition.
The icon has been in Rome since 1499, and is permanently enshrined in the church of Sant' Alfonso di Liguori, where the official Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help text is prayed weekly. In the Eastern Orthodox Church, this artistic iconography is known as the Virgin of the Passion or Theotokos of the Passion due to the instruments of the Passion present on the image.
Due to the Redemptorist Priests, who had been appointed as both custodians and missionaries of this icon by Pope Pius IX in 1865, the image has become very popular among Roman Catholics in particular and has been very much copied and reproduced. Modern reproductions are sometimes displayed in homes, business establishments, and public transportation.
On 23 June 1867, the image was granted a Canonical Coronation and its official recognition of the Marian icon under its present title. The Redemptorist priests are the only religious order currently entrusted by the Holy See to protect and propagate a Marian religious work of art.
The feast day of Our Mother of Perpetual Help is celebrated on June 27, with novena devotions held every Wednesday. Under Pope Pius XII's Pontificate, our Mother of Perpetual Help was designated as the national Patroness of the Republic of Haiti and Almoradi, Spain.
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.
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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
Following on from the Virtual Pilgrimage in 2020, Hallam Lourdes@Home 2021 will involve a series of Masses in each deanery around the Diocese during the period that the Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes would have taken place.
In this way, we hope to provide the opportunity to join in prayer together, as people start to emerge and feel more comfortable.
There will be a Mass in a different deanery each day and most will be available online too, but it is important to offer the opportunity to gather in prayer, safely and in line with current guidance.
All are welcome each day and Bishop Ralph will celebrate a Diocesan Mass for our diocesan patronal feast on Sunday 27th June at 3.00pm at St Paul’s, Goodison Boulevard, Cantley, Doncaster DN4 6BT.
There will also be a Mass for Healing at 11.00am at Immaculate Conception, Rotherham on Saturday 26th June.
For details of the full programme and locations each day please visit the pilgrimage website www.hallam-lourdes.com or the Hallam Lourdes Pilgrimage Facebook page.
There is also a New "LOURDES 2021" Tab on the parish Website.
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:
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Divine Mercy Service on Friday at 3pm
Thank you for your tremendous support last weekend, when 28 food items were donated.
The Foodbank informs us that their stocks of sugar, long life milk, tinned meat and fish are in need of replenishing.
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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