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02-01-2022 Newsletter

St Joseph’s, Dinnington Parish Priest: Fr. Andy Tel: 01909 562664

Weekend Masses: Sunday 9.30am in church; Saturday 6pm at Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton

Email: Website:

EMERGENCY CONTACT: In the event of an emergency where you may specifically require the services of a priest please continue to contact either Monica Carroll (07813 920844) or Anne Marie Carroll (07481 038633)

Week beginning Sunday 2nd January 2022

Saturday 1st January: MARY MOTHER OF GOD

6pm Service of the word with distribution of Communion,

Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton

Readings for the day:

Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 66(67):2-3,5,6,8; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21

Sunday 2nd January: 2nd Sunday Of Christmas

9.30am Mass in St. Joseph’s (with live zoom stream)

Meeting ID: 833 1125 9273 Passcode: 811125


Ecclesiasticus 24:1-2,8-12; Psalm 147:12-15,19-20;

Ephesians 1:3-6,15-18; John 1:1-18

Monday: The Most Holy Name of Jesus

1 John 2:29-3:6; Psalm 97(98):1,3-6; John 1:29-34

Tuesday: No Mass today

1 John 3:7-10; Psalm 97(98):1,7-9; John 1:35-42

WEDNESDAY: 1 John 3:11-21; Psalm 99(100); John 1:43-51

Thursday: The Epiphany of the Lord

No Mass today

Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 71(72):1-2,7-8,10-13; Ephesians 3:2-3,5-6; Matthew 2:1-12

Friday: 1 John 3:22-4:6; Psalm 2:7-8,10-11; Matthew 4:12-17,23-25

(Saint Raymond of Penyafort, Priest)

Saturday: 6pm Service of the word with distribution of Communion,

Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton.

Readings for the day: 1 John 4:7-10; Psalm 71(72):1-4,7-8; Mark 6:34-44

Next Sunday: The Baptism of the Lord

Readings: Isaiah 40:1-5,9-11; Psalm 103(104):1-4,24-25,27-30;

Titus 2:11-14,3:4-7; Luke 3:15-16,21-22

Prayer for spiritual Communion

Oh my Jesus, I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.

I love you above all things, and I passionately desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally come spiritually into my soul.

so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever. Amen



THE POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR JANUARY: For true human fraternity

We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution; may their own rights and dignity be recognized, which originate from being brothers and sisters in the human family.

FR ANDY WRITES: Many thanks for all the wonderful gifts, cards and well wishes received and also to all those who have helped make our Christmas celebrations so special. To the cleaning team who keep our church looking so beautiful, the flowers, music, readers, bidding prayers and ministers of communion and to all who attended our services over the Christmas period. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Day and I wish you all a very happy New Year.

DONATIONS: A big thank you to all who donated to the Carmel of the Holy Spirit Convent at Kirkedge, £325 was raised. A big thank you also for donations to the Street children, £350 was raised. Given the difficulties of the last year these are amazing totals.

CAFOD AFGHANISTAN APPEAL: CAFOD is combining efforts with the DEC to launch the Afghanistan Crisis Appeal. In Afghanistan, 8 million people are on the brink of famine because of drought, collapsing economy, food shortages, conflict, and COVID. CAFOD is supporting sister Caritas agencies to reach communities most in need with food, clean water, and fuel. During Advent, when we open ourselves to the needs of others, let’s do all that we can to save lives. You can donate on the CAFOD website: and please pray for the people of Afghanistan.

SYNOD 2021 – 2023: An Invitation to respond to Pope Francis

“I dream of a ‘missionary option’, that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channelled for the evangelization of today’s world rather than for her self-preservation” Pope Francis (Evangelii Guadium n.27).

What do we need to transform in our parish community? We are approaching the final phases of the synod process within the Diocese with only 9 weeks to submit our responses after the Christmas Holiday. Make sure that your voice is heard by either joining the discussion in our parish or going along to one of the open meetings in either Wickersley on 22 January or Sheffield on 5 February 2022 10:00-12:30. Book on Eventbrite. Additionally, make sure you submit your response in the questionnaire included with the Christmas issue of the Hallam News or via the Synod pages of the Diocesan Website www.hallam-diocese/synod. The deadline for responses is 7 March 2022

Synod Timeline

7 January 2021 Core Group Zoom

13 January 2021 Working Group Zoom

22 January 2022 Diocesan Open Synod meeting Blessed Trinity, Wickersley, 10:00-12:30

5 February 2022 Diocesan Open Synod meeting All Saints School, Granville Road 10:00-12:30

07 March 2022 Deadline for returns in Diocese

10 April 2022 Returns to Bishop Ralph for Bishop’s Conference

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Is your child in Year 3 or above and would like to receive the sacrament of reconciliation and communion? We will be running the First Communion Preparation Course starting in January 2022 for both children and parents. If you are interesting please e mail Cathy Moutry or Lucy Liversidge

More details will be e mailed out to you.

PLEASE REMEMBER OUR SICK ESPECIALLY IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES: George Blow & his Grandma, Mary Brady, Christopher Browne, Eileen Butterfield, Jim Chandler, Peggy Cummins, Gillian Gee, Brendan Handley, Robert Hume, Sophie Hughes, Des Jenkinson, Sheila Kobyluch; Ged Krotki, Kumba, Pat Luton, Isabel Main-Reade, Haylen Markillie, Charlie Massarella, Franz Muller, Izabella O’Rourke, John Parker, Emma Pearson (Glen’s daughter) , Sandra Sherratt, Olive Stafford, Robert Stock, Pat Vickers, Claire Watt, Teresa Williams and Michel


Diocese of Hallam St Wilfrid’s Primary School

Are you a highly motivated individual? Are you a talented teaching assistant? Are you passionate about children’s learning?

2 TA Positions Teaching Assistant Level 2

Required from Jan 2022 (fixed term until July 2022) Salary: £19,312 - £19,698 pro rata

Hours: 32.5 hours per week Mon-Fri for 39 weeks per year

The Governors of St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The applicants will undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers. The role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS certificate. The role is engaged in regulated activity and will therefore require a children’s barred list check. Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete a self-disclosure.

St Wilfrid’s Primary School is set in the South-West of Sheffield, situated just three miles from both the city centre and the Peak District national park. The school is set in extensive grounds with large playing fields and woodland, which provides an excellent learning environment. Check out our website for more information about the school.

We will offer you:

  • An exciting opportunity to work in a school with a strong Catholic ethos.

  • Wonderful children who enjoy learning at our school.

  • Talented, supportive and innovative staff.

  • Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in our three Catholic Voluntary Academies.

  • The Governors require two Level 2 Teaching Assistants with the following skills/attributes:

  • FullysupporttheCatholicethosoftheschool.

  • Being highly motivated and self-driven.

  • Have experience working with children in the EYFS / and or with SEND pupils  Have experience working with children with Special Educational Needs

  • Be open to challenge in order to continue to developing their skills.

  • Be first aid trained (or willing to go on the relevant training)

PLEASE NOTE: These roles are on a fixed term contract due to financial constraints.

Closing date: Friday 14th January 2022

Interview date: To be confirmed – w/c 17th January 2022

To request an application pack please contact the school office on 0114 2365529, alternatively email:

St Bernard’s Catholic High School

Reactive Cleaning Operative x 2 posts

Permanent, Term Time only

Pay: scale point 2 (£9.43 per hour), 10 hours per week

Start date: ASAP

St Bernard’s Catholic High School is an outstanding, popular and over-subscribed 11-16 academy in Rotherham. We are a Catholic Voluntary Academy with a wide catchment area, welcoming students of all faiths and denominations.

We are seeking to appoint two Reactive Cleaning Operatives to work under the direction and instruction of the Site Manager. The posts are:

Post 1 = 10 hours per week, consisting of 2 x 4hr shifts and 1 x 2hr between the hours of 10am and 4pm Monday to Wednesday.

Post 2 = 10 hours per week, consisting of 2 x 4hr shifts and 1 x 2hr between the hours of 10am and 4pm Wednesday to Friday.

We are seeking an individual with:

• previous cleaning work experience

• good communication skills

• the ability to work well in a team as well as working on own initiative

• good basic literacy and numeracy skills

For an application pack please visit or contact Vivienne Smith, Clerk to Governors on 01709 828 183. Completed application forms should be returned to Mrs V Smith, St Bernard’s Catholic High School, Herringthorpe Valley Road, Rotherham, S65 3BE or emailed to Please note that only completed Catholic Education Service application forms will be accepted.

Closing date: Friday 7th January 2022

Interviews: Wednesday 12th January 2022

NB if successful for interview you will be contacted and references will be requested.

St Bernard’s Catholic High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete a DBS form in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.

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