Church Hall Hire

Please contact Izabela Hartshorn on 07876 363431 or on

First Communion Mass

The First Communion Mass is on Saturday 18th May at 11am.

There is a practice on Thursday 16th May at 4.30pm

Job Vacancy

The Governors of Our Lady of Sorrows Armthorpe wish to appoint a Full Time Teacher for September 2019 (Temporary for 1 Year)

Would suit NQT or Recently Qualified Teacher

Salary Range –Main Scale

Closing Date 17TH May 2019 Interviews 22nd May 2019

For further information please contact the school.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01302 833941

Pro-Life Chain

Meadowhall Saturday 11th May 11:00-13:00

Since the 1967 Abortion Act came into force over 8 million lives have been lost to abortion in the UK.

SPUC are holding their annual Pro-Life Chain at Meadowhall to commemorate this on Saturday 11th May.

The Chain which involves people standing in line silently with placards giving a pro-life message will be on Vulcan Road, off the A6178 roundabout (opposite TGI Friday).

For further information contact 07815820052

Doncaster Choral Society

Will be performing TWO remarkable Requiems - by John Rutter and Professor Christopher Wood - on Saturday 18th May in Priory Methodist Church, Doncaster.

With the National Festival Orchestra and first class soloists this is a remarkable opportunity to experience truly world class religious music.

The Maridon Shop

Premises have been found, the legalities are progressing, and it is hoped to exchange keys prior to Easter.

Costs are reasonable but will require help from volunteers to be able to make a profit going forward. More information will follow and when available please help promote and support the new shop.

Volunteers are required.

Deanery Forum News

Deacon Harish has appealed for volunteers to visit prisoners at Doncaster Marshgate prison.

Anyone who is willing will have to undergo relevant checks.

If anyone is interested in Prison work please contact Fr Reid or Angela Fox for more information.

Hearing Loop Feedback

The amplifier for the hearing loop system was replaced last month along with repair work to the copper wire loop.

If you are still experiencing difficulties with the system, please speak to Deacon Chris.

The Alpha Course

Alpha is a series of 11 talks exploring the Christian faith and which are designed to engage and inspire conversation.

The courses explore the big issues around faith and unpacks the basics of Christianity, addressing questions from Who is Jesus? How can we have faith? Why and how do I pray? How does God guide us?

It is an opportunity to share thoughts and ideas on the topic and talk about them in small groups If you want to join the pilot group, please speak to Deacon Chris.

New Testament Letters

A series of illustrated talks with Dr Gregory Ryan at St Joseph’s Church Wingfield Avenue, Worksop, S81 0SF.

The talks will take place on Weds 8th, 15th, 22 and 29 May.

Welcome Pack for New Parishioners

Are you a new parishioner/recently joined our community at St Paul’s?

Then, please ask for a Welcome Pack from either a welcomer in the church entrance hall or Father Evangelist or Deacons Bill and Chris.

Emails to Father Bernard


Another Bernard O’Brien is receiving a lot of unwanted emails. Father Bernard’s address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Don’t forget the ’s’

The Housebound

If you know of a parishioner who is housebound and requires Holy Communion, please let a member of the clergy know.

Justice & Peace Group

We have received a request for bicycles in good condition and working order from a support group, helping asylum seekers in the Doncaster Area.

Please contact Deacon Chris on 07721 986869, if you are able to donate a bicycle to assist this group.

Mass Intentions

We have many empty spaces for Mass intentions.

If you want a Mass said for you, your family and friends, both living and dead, please inform us.

If you fancy becoming a Eucharistic Minister, please speak to Fr Evangelist, Deacon Bill or Chris.

We are planning to start a pilot Alpha course First week of May.

If you want to join the pilot group, please speak to Deacon Chris.

Offertory Envelopes

For the coming tax year - 2019/20 - are available for collection from the back of the church at all Masses this weekend.

If you have moved into the Parish over the last few years andwould like a box of offertory envelope or wish to support your parish by means of a Standing Order/Gift Aid form, please speak to either Deacon Bill or Deacon Chris, before or after Mass.

Hearing Loop System

A new hearing loop amplifier has now been installed.

If you wish to utilize the system, move the small switch (on older models) to the "T" position, or by changing to a program mode (by pressing a button on the ear-level device or on a remote control) that is set up to use the telecoil as an input source.

The best reception areas are along the outer walls of the church.


9th June £585 from East Midlands Airport,

5th October £579 from Leeds Bradford Airport; single room supplement £130, Travel Insurance £30.

For further information please contact Deacon Pete Marshall on 07807 955836.


Thank you for the donations last weekend, which total 21.3kg.

The Foodbank’s stocks of tinned tomatoes, fruit, fish, meat & Long Life Juice & UHT Milk, are running low.

Diary Dates - At a Glance  

Stuart Grantham Requiem Mass - 14th May 2019
Pie & Pea Supper - 15th May 2019
Doncaster Choral Society - 18th May 2019

First Holy Communion – 18th May 2019
Young Person's Mass - 19th May 2019
Corpus Christi Parade - 23rd June 2019
Lourdes Pilgrimage - 30th June 2019
Young Person's Mass - 7th July 2019
Summer Fayre - 14th July 2019
Parish Social - 28th September 2019

Pie and Pea Supper – 2nd October 2019

Parish Autumn Social – 17th November 2019

Neighbourhood Centre Christmas Fayre – 23rd November 2019

Seniors Christmas Lunch – 7th December 2019

The 200 Club

Results for the April draw are:

No 22. B McAleese. £50
No 48. R Smith. £25
No 10. P Howley. £25

Thanks for your continued support.

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

If anyone else would like to join the '200 Club', please give your contact details to Deacon Bill or Deacon Chris. 200 Club forms are available for this purpose in the church porch.

Membership is £2 monthly by standing order.

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


Job Vacancies

Please visit the JOB VACANCIES Tab for regular updates.



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:

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.