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Welcome to Cantley in Doncaster

Father Evangelist

 

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.

Sunday Reflection

God is always teaching His people, we hear in today’s First Reading.

And what does He want us to know? That He has care for all of us, that though He is a God of justice, even those who defy and disbelieve Him may hope for His mercy if they turn to Him in repentance.

This divine teaching continues in the three parables that Jesus tells in the Gospel today. Each describes the emergence of the kingdom of God from the seeds sown by His works and preaching.

The kingdom’s growth is hidden—like the working of yeast in bread; it’s improbable, unexpected—as in the way the tall mustard tree grows from the smallest of seeds.

Again this week’s readings sound a note of questioning: Why does God permit the evil to grow alongside the good? Why does He permit some to reject the Word of His kingdom?

Because, as we sing in today’s Psalm, God is slow to anger and abounding in kindness. He is just, Jesus assures us—evildoers and those who cause others to sin will be thrown into the fiery furnace at the end of the age. But by His patience, God is teaching us—that above all He desires repentance, and the gathering of all nations to worship Him and to glorify His name.

Even though we don’t know how to pray as we ought, the Spirit will intercede for us, Paul promises in today’s Epistle.

But first we must turn and call upon Him, we must commit ourselves to letting the good seed of His Word bear fruit in our lives.

So we should not be deceived or lose heart when we see weeds among the wheat, truth and holiness mixed with error, injustice and sin.

For now, He makes His sun rise on the good and the bad. But the harvest draws near.

Let’s work that we might be numbered among the righteous children—who will shine like the sun in the kingdom of the Father.

– Scott Hahn

Live Streaming of  Mass from St Marie's Cathedral

Masses celebrated by the Cathedral clergy will be livestreamed on the website, click on the link below:

Livestream Mass

Sunday Mass will be at 11.00am

Weekday Mass will be at 8.00am.

They will be available to watch for the rest of the day.

All parishioners are warmly encouraged to spiritually join in with these celebrations.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

There are a number of letters and updates regarding worship, confession and procedures to follow when you are allowed back into church.

Please see the new COVID-19 Tab at the top of the Web Page.

St Paul's - Collections

Even though public Masses have been suspended, the Parish still needs your financial support during this time.

If you would like to set up a standing order or make alternative arrangements for your offering, please contact the Parish Office by e-mail:

stpaulscantley@gmail.com

or the Parish Administrator, Mike on 07840541645.

He will provide you the necessary information to set up a standing order.

Useful Contacts

If you need help or support and you think that the Neighbourhood Centre can help then telephone: 

07943802691

or email neighbourhoodcentre1@gmail.com

 

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,

Email: liza.hunter@doncaster.gov.uk

 

Citizens Advice Helpline: 0344994137

Finance

Whilst you may not be able to donate in person, you can donate via standing order from your bank.

Email the office for a Standing Order Form. Remember to tick the Gift Aid Box if you are a UK Taxpayer.

Card Donations Online

Whilst you may not be able to donate in person, we still rely upon donations to help keep St Pauls going and to keep providing help and pastoral care to the members of our parish.

There is a new way of donating, we are now able to accept donations by debit and credit cards. If you wish to donate, please click on the link below:

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