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04.09.2022 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 contact either Monica Carroll (07813 920844) or Anne Marie Carroll (07481 038633)

Week beginning Sunday 4th September 2022

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.

SATURDAY 3rd September 2022

6pm Mass at Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton

Readings of the day: 1 Thessalonians 2:2-8; Psalm 95(96):1-3,7-8,10; Matthew 16:13-19

(Saint Gregory the Great, Pope, Doctor)

SUNDAY 4th September 9.30am Mass in St. Joseph’s with live zoom stream

Readings: Wisdom 9:13-18; Psalm 89(90):3-6,12-14,17;

Philemon 9-10,12-17; Luke 14:25-33

MONDAY: 1 Corinthians 5:1-8; Psalm 5:5-7,12; Luke 6:6-11

TUESDAY: 11.30am-12.30 Hour of quiet prayer at Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton.

No evening Mass today

7.30pm Care Group meeting in the parish rooms

1 Corinthians 6:1-11; Psalm 149:1-6,9; Luke 6:12-19

WEDNESDAY: 11am Requiem Mass for Christine Handley in church

Readings for the day:

1 Corinthians 7:25-31; Psalm 44(45):11-12,14-17; Luke 6:20-2:

THURSDAY: The Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary

No early morning Mass today

Micah 5:1-4; Psalm 12(13):6-7; Matthew 1:1-16,18-23

FRIDAY: 1 Corinthians 9:16-19,22-27; Psalm 83(84):3-6,12; Psalm 147:12,15

(Saint Peter Claver)

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

Readings for the day: 1 Corinthians 10:14-22; Psalm 115(116):12-13,17-18; Luke 6:43-49

Next Sunday: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time 9.30am Mass in church

Celebrant Fr Geoff Bottoms


Exodus 32:7-11,13-14; Psalm 50(51):3-4,12-13,17,19

1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-32

PARISH PRAYER FOR THE WEEK: We pray for all those affected by the floods in Pakistan: for those who have died, the grieving and those whose homes and land have been destroyed. May the people of Pakistan receive the practical support they need to rebuild their lives and communities. Lord, in your mercy……. (Source: CAFOD Weekly prayers of intercession)


RETIRING COLLECTION: DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal: There will be retiring collections at the end of Mass on Saturday and Sunday this week for the CAFOD Pakistan flood appeal in partnership with DEC. See below.


What has happened in Pakistan?: Record monsoon rains and flash flooding across Pakistan has killed at least 1,100 people so far, with millions more displaced from their homes. Roads, crops, homes and bridges have all been washed away, in a situation described by Pakistan’s climate change minister Shery Rehman as ‘a climate-induced humanitarian disaster of epic proportions.’ Thirty million people have been affected by the floods, with 10 million people left homeless. The local organisation we work alongside in Pakistan has told us that there have been estimates of 1 million houses having been completely washed away, over 200 bridges and roads collapsing, and around 800,000 livestock having perished. In Sindh province alone, the worst-affected area, the floods have killed more than 300 people, with people seeking out whatever dry patches of ground remain along the area’s narrow streets to pitch temporary shelter. People in the area had hardly started recovering from the shock of losing two seasons' worth of crops to the 2020 monsoons, when their crops were again this year completely destroyed.

What are the needs?

Millions are without food and shelter in the worst-affected areas of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh provinces. People have lost their homes, their cattle, their lands and their livelihoods, and are totally dependent on humanitarian assistance. Affected communities immediately need clean drinking water, food, emergency medical assistance and shelter.

How is CAFOD responding?

The local Pakistani organisation that CAFOD works with in the area, Community World Service Asia (CWSA), is already responding, with a focus on Sindh, and is meeting with those affected to assess the humanitarian needs. CAFOD has already committed £100,000 to support the emergency response, with CWSA’s emergency response team preparing immediate relief.

How can I help?

Donate to the Pakistan Floods Appeal to support those affected and get funds to local experts who are already working alongside communities helping those most in need. Your gift will support people with immediate food and emergency medical assistance.These devastating floods come at a time when local communities had already seen their resilience pushed to breaking point by previous monsoon rains.

Pray for Pakistan: Prayer for those affected by the Pakistan Floods

O Lord, in the goodness of your constant love, be with the people of Pakistan as they face devastating floods.

At this time of great loss –

loss of lives, homes and crops –

may we be filled with your compassion

and moved to reach out in love.

As we stand alongside our sisters and brothers, we pray that

they may find consolation in their sorrow,

strength as they seek shelter and safety

and courage to carry on.

Forgive us, O Lord,

for our part in the climate crisis,

and inspire us all to play our part

in protecting the earth, our common home.

So that together we may build a world

that reflects your glory,

where hope drives out despair

and all things are made new.

THE POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR SEPTEMBER: Abolition of the Death Penalty We pray that the death penalty, which attacks the dignity of the human person, may be legally abolished in every country

LIVE SIMPLY SEPTEMBER: The Season of Creation 1 Sept - 4 Oct

is a special time for all Christians to pray and work together to care for our common home. It is dedicated to prayer and action. The theme this year is "Listen to the Voice of Creation" See the leaflet in church for Pope Francis' message and some suggestions for action.

PARISH REFLECTION MEETING: 14th September at 7.00pm in the parish rooms. Would you be interested in contributing to the development of the Parish? If so we would love to welcome you to the group. All new members will be welcomed and there is a particular wish to invite younger members of the parish to the group.

PARISH PICNIC: A Parish Picnic will take place Sunday 18th September. Shared table. Please contact Shauna Hilton for information.

ST WILFRID’S CENTRE: An Autumn Fayre will be held at the Centre on Queens Road on Friday 30 September 11am - 3pm to raise much needed funds. Please come along and support the event and if you are able to support us by donating anything towards our fundraising stalls (cakes, plants, homemade jams, tombola prizes - no alcohol thank you) this will be much appreciated.


Across the diocese, one of synod conversations was asking for opportunities to learn more about Scripture. In response, you are now being invited to a performance of the whole gospel of Mark in one evening. We are used to hearing stories and extracts from the Gospels at Mass; as you probably know, since the reforms of Vatican ll, the lectionary is organised into three-year cycles of readings, A, B, or C, beginning on the first Sunday of Advent.

● Year A: Gospel of Matthew

● Year B: Gospel of Mark

Year C: Gospel of Luke, which we are in now.

(The Gospel of John is read throughout Easter, and other liturgical seasons)

The performance of “I, Mark”, at St Marie’s Cathedral on 8 October at 7pm, gives you the opportunity to gather to listen to nearly the whole Gospel, all in one evening. What will it be like to be open to hearing this, the oldest Gospel, in this setting, in this way? It will be a different way of experiencing the Word of God, and there will be opportunity afterwards to ask questions, and share your response to the experience. All are welcome. There is no charge but there will be opportunity to contribute towards the cost of the event.

For further information or to book your ticket go to

For further enquiries contact

WHAT’S NEXT AFTER ALPHA?: This on-line event hosted by Divine Renovation is designed to help Alpha participants to become and to grow as disciples and to look at ways of building the next steps of discipleship in the parish. The event will look at questions such as: do you have sufficient leaders? What model works best? When do you start? Join this upcoming online event “What’s next after Alpha?” And learn how to walk with people beyond Alpha, hear about the models that others have developed in their parishes, and be inspired with new ideas to keep moving your parish’s mission forward. Register today at

When: Thursday, 22 September 2022 • 7 PM – 8 PM BST Venue: Virtual

DIOCESAN DAY OF REFLECTION: The Diocesan Spirituality Group would like to invite everyone to a Diocesan Day of Reflection.

Date: November 27th 2022, The First Sunday in Advent.

Venue: Hallam Pastoral Centre. St Charles St. Sheffield S9 3WU.

Time: 10am until 5pm.

Concluding with the Celebration of Mass.

There is no need to book, just turn up with your picnic lunch, tea and coffee can be provided.

FREE DRAW: Win a trip to Medjugorje with the Irish Centre Win one week’s all included package trip to Medjugorje for one person. This includes 7 nights B&B, return airport transfer and flight (up to €300 flight & luggage value). To be in with a chance to win go to our website

For more details tel. 00353 1443 4510 or email

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, Robert Hume, Sophie Hughes, Des Jenkinson, Owen Jenkinson; Sheila Kobyluch; Ged Krotki, Kumba, Isabel Main-Reade, Haylen Markillie, Charlie Massarella, Franz Muller, Izabella O’Rourke, John Parker, Emma Pearson (Glen’s daughter), Irene Rascyk, Sandra Sherratt, Olive Stafford, Robert Stock, Pat Vickers, Claire Watt, Teresa Williams and Michel




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