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03.12.2023 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 contact either Monica Carroll (07813 920844) or Anne Marie Carroll (07841 038633)

Week beginning Sunday 3rd December 2023

1st Sunday in Advent (Year B)

SATURDAY 2nd December:

6pm Mass at Blessed William Richardson Church, Kiveton (for Sunday)

Readings for the day:

Daniel 7:15-27; Daniel 3:82-87; Luke 21:34-36


9.30am Mass at St Joseph’s

(For Teddy Kelly and family)

Isaiah 63:16-17,64:1,3-8; Psalm 79(80):2-3,15-16,18-19

1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:33-37

MONDAY: No Mass today

Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 121(122):1-2,4-5,6-9; Matthew 8:5-11

(Saint John Damascene, Priest, Doctor)

TUESDAY: 11.30am Hour of Quiet Prayer at Blessed William Richardson Church, Kiveton

7pm Mass in the parish rooms

(For Jean and Joe Laurens)

7.30pm Parish Care Support Meeting in the parish rooms

Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 71(72):1-2,7-8,12-13,17; Luke 10:21-24

WEDNESDAY: No Mass today

1-3pm Coffee Afternoon in the parish rooms

2pm Children’s Advent Service in Church - All welcome

7.00pm Reflection meeting in the parish rooms

Isaiah 25:6-10; Psalm 22(23); Matthew 15:29-37

(Saint Nicholas, Bishop)

THURSDAY: 8.30am Mass in the parish rooms.

Isaiah 26:1-6; Psalm 117(118):1,8-9,19-21,25-27; Matthew 7:21,24-27

(Saint Ambrose, Bishop, Doctor)


No Mass today

Genesis 3:9-15,20; Psalm 97(98):1-4; Ephesians 1:3-6,11-12; Luke 1:26-38


6pm Mass at Blessed William Richardson Church Kiveton. (for Sunday)

Readings for the day:

Isaiah 30:19-21,23-26; Psalm 146(147):1-6; Matthew 9:35-10:1,5,6-8

(Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin)


9.30am Mass in St Joseph’s


Isaiah 40:1-5,9-11; Psalm 84(85):9-14;

2 Peter 3:8-14; Mark 1:1-8

PARISH PRAYER FOR THE WEEK: We pray for all Christians; that as we await the Lord’s return in glory, we may grow ever more ready to meet him, living lives filled with love, hope and faith. Lord, in your mercy...

(Source: CAFOD Weekly prayers of intercession)

THE POPE’S INTENTION FOR DECEMBER: For persons with disabilities

We pray that people living with disabilities may be at the center of attention in society, and that institutions may offer inclusive programs which value their active participation.


Please pick up a flier with the Christmas Services details

(available in both churches)

Please note the time for Carols by Candlelight is 7.15pm

RETIRING COLLECTION: The total for the retiring collection for the CAFOD Israeli-Palestinian Crisis Appeal was £365.24.Thank you

WELCOME TO OUR COMMUNITY: We are pleased to welcome into our church community Kay Sliwinski. Kay has felt the warmth and community spirit at St Joseph’s and has been preparing to be received into the Church for some time. We are pleased to have her with us and keep Kay in your prayers, thank you.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: - You are cordially invited to attend:

Advent Wreath Blessing 4th Dec at 10am - St Joseph’s School

Coffee afternoon 1-3pm December 6th in the parish rooms.

Advent service Y3-6 in school - December 6th in Church 2pm.

Christmas Fayre at St. Joseph’s School on December 8th 2pm.

Carols around the Christmas tree - Wednesday13th Dec at 2pm - St Joseph’s School

Carols by Candlelight at St Joseph’s Church December 14th 7.15pm. (Not 7pm as stated on the flier)

Christmas Mass Wednesday 20th December - St Joseph’s School - time to be arranged

Cake sale fundraiser first Sunday of the month (after Mass) - St Joseph’s Church.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Preparation will begin in January for Easter 2024. The sacrament is available to all baptised catholic children in year 3 and above. If you wish for your child to take part, please collect a letter from the back of Church today. For more information please contact Lucy Liversidge ( or Cathy Moutry (

CONFIRMATION: If anyone would like to take part in the Confirmation program at St Joseph's please contact Anne-Marie Carroll 07841 038633 or Alison Bergomi 07977 341619

LOST CHORD: The next meeting of the Soup and song session is Thursday December 14th, 12-2pm at Wales Methodist Church. Come along and join in the fun!

CARMEL CARE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: Do you have a couple of hours to spare each week? Would you like to join our welcoming friendly team at Carmel Care?

We are looking for volunteers who can help us serve lunch and chat to our guests.

For more information please contact Janet Kent 07927657462

HALLAM BRIDGE: The latest edition is available to view on the parish website.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES:- Friday 28th June – 4th July 2024

Bishop Ralph invites you to join him on the 2024 Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Booking forms available to download at Enquiries 01302 247910 or 07724 650066.

Fare £879pp - 6 nights Full Board (excl. Ins.) flying from Leeds Bradford Airport direct to Lourdes. Applications are particularly welcome from pilgrims who need help due to medical issues/mobility. Volunteer doctors, nurses and helpers are also required.

HALLAM YOUTH – LOURDES: Details are available through each diocesan High School for young people to travel with their school groups. Young people aged 16-18 in parishes, who do not attend Catholic schools, and wish to join Hallam Youth on the diocesan pilgrimage please email for details.


Live Simply and Sustainably with Creation: Try to shop more ethically this Christmas, try to buy Fairtrade and avoid shopping at Amazon where possible.

Live in Solidarity with the Poor: Pray for Peace in the World and an end to conflict

PLEASE REMEMBER OUR SICK: Maureen Appley; George Blow & his Grandma, Christopher Browne, Eileen Butterfield, Jim Chandler, Sam Cleasby, Betty Delaney, Gillian Gee, Robert Hume, Sophie Hughes, Owen Jenkinson; Sheila Kobyluch; Ged Krotki, Kumba, Isabel Main-Reade, Haylen Markillie, Charlie Massarella, John Parker, Emma Pearson (Glen’s daughter), Annie Reynolds, Maria Senogles; Sandra Sherratt, Olive Stafford, Robert Stock, Pat Vickers, Teresa Williams, Michel and Teddy.


St Wilfrid’s centre

Welfare Worker


If you are passionate about providing understanding, practical assistance and a sense of belonging for homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded adults.

If you want to be part of an organisation that is determined to challenge social injustice and provide individuals with opportunities to improve their quality of life

(35 Hours over 5 days a week + half an hour lunch Break)

Salary: £21,298

Location: St Wilfrid’s Centre

Job purpose: To provide help, support, advice and guidance to clients at the Centre, to ensure that vulnerable people have a safe place to go to and that they receive help to maintain wellbeing. To work closely and effectively with all staff and volunteers at St Wilfrid’s Centre and agencies to deliver the best possible level of support to individuals attending.

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