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02.05.2021 Newsletter

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

Weekend Masses: Sunday 9.30am in church (booking required); Saturday 5pm via zoom (for Sunday)

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) Monica and Anne Marie can also be contacted if you need help from the Support group for shopping,


Week beginning Sunday 2nd May 2021. (Year B)

Saturday 1st May: ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER

5pm Mass via Zoom (For Sunday) Readings as for Sunday

Readings of the day: Acts 13:44-52; Psalm 97(98):1-4; John 14:7-14


9.30am Mass in Church with live Zoom

Readings: Acts 9:26-31; Psalm 21(22):26-28,30-32; 1 John 3:18-24; John 15:1-8

Monday: Saints Philip and James, Apostles

1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Psalm 18(19):2-5; John 14:6-14

Tuesday: Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 30(31):3-4,6,8,17,21; Matthew 10:17-20;

(The English Martyrs)

WEDNESDAY: Acts 15:1-6; Psalm 121(122):1-5; John 15:1-8

Thursday: 9am Mass via Zoom;

Readings: Acts 15:7-21; Psalm 95(96):1-3,10; John 15:9-11

Friday: Acts 15:22-31; Psalm 56(57):8-12; John 15:12-17

Saturday: 5pm Mass via Zoom (for Sunday)

Readings of the day: Acts 16:1-10; Psalm 99(100):1-3,5; John 15:18-21

Readings for the day: Next Sunday : 6th Sunday in Easter: Zoom Mass at 9am

Readings: Acts 10:25-26,34-35,44-48; Psalm 97(98):1-4; 1 John 4:7-10; John 15:9-17


“It has been suggested that while we are having zoom Masses that we might be able to join in with the Mass on line more fully. The idea is to have ready at Mass time some bread and wine in your own home and when it is time for Holy Communion, we can all share in the Eucharistic celebration in a much richer way. So when I, as the priest, consecrate the bread and wine, those on zoom having the bread and wine in their presence are able to all eat and drink and share the same Eucharistic meal together. Hopefully this will help us to feel that we are still a faith community and close to the Lord and close to one another.”

For those unable to partake as above and who wish to receive Spiritual Communion the Catholic Bishops Conference offers the following prayer for recitation:

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

Please see below your Zoom meeting details

Saturday 1st May at 5pm: Meeting ID: 825 5275 7447 Passcode: 625819

Sunday 2nd May at 9.30am: Meeting ID: 880 9844 4349 Passcode: 773512

Thursday 6th May at 9am: Meeting ID: 883 9490 0406 Passcode: 618119


PRAYER FOR THE YEAR OF ST JOSEPH: Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust;

with you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life.

Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage, and defend us from every evil.



Let us pray that those in charge of finance will work with governments to regulate the financial sphere and protect citizens from its dangers.

A SPECIAL REQUEST FROM POPE FRANCIS: Throughout the month of May Pope Francis has invited Catholics and Marian Shrines to dedicate the month of May to a marathon prayer for an end to the Covid-19 pandemic. Pope Francis will open the Marian month of prayer on 1 May with a Rosary broadcast across Vatican Media’s platforms and each day Vatican News will broadcast the recitation of the Rosary at 6 PM Rome time from the various Shrines taking part in the initiative, (currently 30)

The Pope will close the initiative on 31 May with another specially-broadcast Rosary.

The initiative takes takes place under the theme “The whole Church was fervently praying to God,” which recalls a verse in the Book of Acts (12:5).

SCHOOL NEWS: Congratulations to St Jospeh’s Primary school on their recent positive Offsted report. The remote inspection noted significant advances that have been made in the last year despite the difficulties of providing education to young children during a pandemic, which has included teaching children in school and at home. Special note was made of the support given to vulnerable children and to those with special educational needs, which includes the introduction to the a school team of Max, a Cocker Spaniel support dog. Mention was also made of the high staff morale and good staff team at the school. Well done all!

A LETTER FROM BISHOP RALPH REGARDING THE APPOINTMENT OF Foundation Directors FOR THE Diocese of Hallam Catholic Multi Academy Trusts

“For some time now, the Diocese of Hallam has been working on a strategic vision for the future of our schools. This vision centres on protecting and developing further the Catholic identity and mission of our schools by ensuring that each one is part of a large Catholic Multi Academy Trust.

This is an exciting initiative for the Diocese and our Schools. It will lead to a transformation in the support that schools receive, increase development opportunities for school staff, support the development of future catholic school leaders and have a positive impact on the future of Catholic Education in the Diocese.

Within the Trusts our schools will retain a local governing body, the Academy Committee, which will continue to be charged with overseeing the Catholic Life of the school and standards.

However, each Trust will also require a strong board of directors made up of people with skills in a wide range of areas who are willing to represent me in ensuring that the Trust complies with its legal and canonical duties to preserve and develop its Catholic character.

Our two new Catholic Multi Academy Trusts will be opened in early 2022 and will be named shortly. I am seeking to recruit foundation directors both now and in the lead up to 2022 into this important new role so that they are able to begin to support the Diocese in the many areas of work which must be completed prior to the opening of the Trusts.

The role of the Directors of the new CMAT Boards in overseeing the development of the CMATs will be hugely important. The role will be challenging but the rewards in terms of seeing the CMATs being successful will be great. We are looking for people who are committed to making a difference. The role of Director is wide ranging but rest assured the Diocese will ensure that training and support is provided.

Information on the role of a director within the Catholic Multi Academy Trusts will be available from 22nd April 2021 on the MAT Development page of the Diocese of Hallam website together with an application form.

Please do read that information and if, after doing so, you wish to be considered for the role of foundation director, please complete the application form and return it to the Diocese of Hallam Schools’ Department at the address stated on the form and by Wednesday 12th May.

Should you wish to know more about the role or have some specific questions to ask, please contact Clare Thorpe at the Schools’ Department whose contact details can be found on the application form.

Right Rev. Ralph Heskett, Bishop of Hallam.”

PRAYER FOR SURVIVORS OF ABUSE: The Annual Day of Prayer for survivors of abuse is taking place on Tuesday 4th May at 7pm at St. Vincent’s Mission Hub, Solley Street, S1 4DE. Please note that this is a service and not a Mass.

THY KINGDOM COME: A message from Greg Ryan, Director of Adult Formation, Doicese of Hallam. “You may have already heard about the UK churches initiative called "Thy Kingdom Come", praying for all aspects of spreading the Gospel, which takes place between Ascension and Pentecost. I know that some Hallam parishioners have taken part in previous years.

A number of resources which may be useful to individuals and parish groups have been made available by Teresa Carvalho. You can find downloads of the Catholic Resources via and copies can be ordered via (individual copies) or free larger orders while stocks last. “

A suggestion is also made regarding identifying Parish Champions. If you are interested in being a "Parish Champion" for this initiative, Greg asks that you discuss this first with Fr Andy and then let him know so that people can be connected at the diocesan level.

FUND RAISING FOR KIVETON: Work on the church in KIveton continues. Please visit the Kiveton Project item on the website to find out more information on the restoration project for Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton and also to find how you can make a donation on line to help with this vital project. Please note that we will also accept cash or cheque donations marked clearly ‘BWR’ which can be passed to Fr Andy or any members of the Reflection Group. The target amount we need to achieve is £14,000. This is to meet the costs of roof repairs, essential electrical work, interior renovation, and redecoration. To comply with all health and safety requirements this work must be completed before the Diocese will allow the chapel to reopen. Some funding has already come from the Diocese and the parish is passionately committed to financially supporting the reopening of the chapel and the amount raised to date is £4100.

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, Ged Krotki, Kumba, Pat Luton, Isabel Main-Reade, Haylen Markillie, Franz Muller, John Parker, Kate Patterson, Tom Rutherford, Sandra Sherratt, Olive Stafford, Robert Stock, Pat Vickers, Claire Watt, Teresa Williams and Michel

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