05.12.2021 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: andyjgraydon@gmail.com Website: www.stjosephsdinnington.com

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 5th December 2021.

Saturday 4th December: 6pm Mass at Blessed William Richardson, 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 John Damascene, Priest, Doctor)


9.30am Mass in Church (with live zoom stream)

Meeting ID: 882 9067 6729 Passcode: 542661

Readings: Baruch 5:1-9; Psalm 125(126); Philippians 1:4-6,8-11; Luke 3:1-6

Monday: Isaiah 35: 1–10; Psalm 84:9–14; Luke 5:17–26

(Saint Nicholas, Bishop)

Tuesday: 7pm am Mass in the Parish Rooms

Isaiah 40:1–11; Psalm 95: 1-3. 10–13; Matthew 18:12–14

(St Ambrose, Bishop, Doctor of the Church)


7:15 pm Taizé with Anna and Siobhán in church

Gen 3:9-15, 20; Psalm 97:1-4; Ephesians 1:3-6,11-12; Luke 1:26-38

Thursday: 8:30am Mass in the Parish Rooms

11:30 Funeral Service for Jim Ellis followed by cremation at Rotherham Crematorium at 12.30

Isaiah 41:13-20; Psalm 144:1, 9–13; Matthew 11:11-15

(St Juan Diego Cuahtlatoatzin)


Isaiah 48:17-19; Psalm 1:1-4,6; Matthew 11:16-19

Saturday: 6pm: Mass at Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton. (For Sunday)

Readings for the day:

Ecclesiasticus 48:1–4.9–11; Psalm:79:2–3.15–16.18–19; Matthew 17:10–13

(St Damasus I, Pope)

Next Sunday: The THIRD Sunday of Advent

9.30am Mass in Church with live stream Zoom.

Readings: Zephaniah 3:14-18; Isaiah12:2-3, 4, 5-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:10-18

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


Please note that Mass is resumed in the Parish Rooms on Tuesdays at 7pm and on Thursdays at 8:30am and that there is no Thursday Zoom Mass during Advent.


Let us pray for the catechists, summoned to announce the Word of God: may they be its witnesses, with courage and creativity and in the power of the Holy Spirit.


7pm Wednesday 15th Penitential Service at St Joseph’s.

5.30pm Christmas Eve (Friday) Carols at St Josephs

6.00pm Christmas Eve Mass at St Josephs

9.30am Christmas Day (Saturday) Mass at St Josephs

9.30am Boxing Day (Sunday) Mass at St Josephs

St Wilfrid’s Centre Exhibition and Current Vacancies

I would be very grateful if you could include the following information on your parish bulletins/weekly information

Throughout the whole of December, the Sheffield Central Library are hosting a large exhibition about St Wilfrid's Centre in their foyer - 'Our Past, Our Present, Our Future and Our Thanks'.. There are 16 display boards of text and pictures to mark our 30th Anniversary and the contribution that individuals, staff, volunteers, clients and parishes have made. The Library is open 10-5 on Monday to Friday and 10-4 on Saturday. Please support the Centre by encouraging anyone you know to go and have a look at the exhibition. Pictures of the exhibition are attached. From the 13th December, there will be a display case at the Millenium Gallery exhibiting pieces of pottery made by our clients to celebrate the 30th Anniversary.


We have three vacancies currently advertised on our website www.stwilfridscentre.org/vacancies

  • Senior Administrator

  • Cook and Catering Supervisor

  • Cafe Manager nd Volunteer Coordinator

If you are not looking for a paid role and would be interested in volunteering at the Centre, there are currently vacancies in the cafe and kitchen. No experience is required. If you are interested, please contact Lousie@stwilfridscentre.org

Ruth Moore


Synod 2021 - 2023

St. Joseph’s Parish Dinnington and Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton Park

Pope Francis has launched a worldwide ‘synod’ process. Synod simply means ‘journeying together’. The Holy Father is inviting us to listen deeply to one another and to feel what God is saying to us and the Church about how we ‘journey together’. We will have our own synodal pathway, within our parishes, united with every diocese across the world. Then, after national and continental gatherings, the Synod of Bishops will gather in Rome in 2023 to reflect on what has been heard.

Each of us is being invited to pray first of all, and then listen to each other and contribute our thoughts towards the future of The Church. You are warmly encouraged to please take part – each one of us in this parish has valuable things to say.

Following last month’s Reflection Group meeting, we had our first Synod Group session in the parish on 22nd November. We talked about our experiences of church during the pandemic, how to reach out and be more forward looking, how to meet the challenges of out catholic children attending St. Joseph’s School and how to engage more widely with our local community.

We’re planning more activities in the New Year so that you will have the opportunity to talk about these issues and anything else you want to raise, and you’ll be able to have an opportunity to join discussions face to face or on-line. If you aren’t able to attend, you can still contribute your views by contacting Anne Marie Carroll.

The first activity will be an invitation to respond to a simple questionnaire which will be sent out next week. This will only have a small number of questions on it, but your input in this is essential. All responses will be looked at and used as a basis for discussion at the Parish meetings. It is vital that we hear from a wide range of people, so please share the questions with family and friends who may have drifted away from the church. Equally, if the parish or Zoom meetings do not appeal, consider gathering a group of friends to discuss the questions over a coffee or a glass of wine and send us your thoughts. We look forward to hearing from many of you throughout the consultation period and ask for your prayers for a successful synod.

We want our response from St. Joseph’s to be fully inclusive with invitations to respond from all parish activities including the Caring, Baptism, First sacraments and Confirmation, Liturgy and Reflection Groups.

The goal is to ensure the participation of the greatest number possible, in order to listen to the living voice of the entire People of God and those we journey alongside. This will not be possible unless we make special efforts to actively reach out to people where they’re at, especially those who are often excluded or who are not involved in the life of the Church. There must be a clear focus on the participation of the poor, marginalised, vulnerable, and excluded, in order to listen to their voices and experiences.

‘The purpose of the Synod … is intended to inspire people to dream about the Church we are called to be, to make hopes flourish, to weave new and deeper relationships, to learn from one another, to warm hearts and restore strength to our hands for our common mission.’ Pope Francis.

FIVE BIBLE STUDIES ON THE ADVENT SUNDAY GOSPELS: This is a live streamed free of charge advent journey on You Tube which is taking place on Wednesdays: 24 Nov | 1 Dec | 8 Dec | 15 Dec | 22 Dec (7-8pm UK Time). Mauro Iannicelli, host, promises to break-open the Advent Sunday Gospels each Wed night with in- depth teaching and stimulating questions that will prepare us to experience Sunday Mass during Advent in a new way! For Info and Registration go to: comeandsee.org/advent


1. Help the Poor

• Give to Dinnington Food bank food 2nd collection in church 11/12th Dec or make a donation on line.

  • Give to the Street People Charity, CAFOD Climate Appeal, Foodbank Christmas Appeal

2. Help the Environment

Thurs 16th Dec Help the Conservation Volunteers to plant a hedge on the Pit Tip, contact Chris Parrott 07817542303

3. Reduce Waste goods, Waste Food and Christmas Presents

SALVATION ARMY: We usually make donations to the Salvation Army during Advent. This year you can make a donation directly to Dinnington Salvation Army or take food to the Salvation Hall on Saturdays between 9.30-11 am or leave with Chris Parrott. Please don't leave donations in church or at Fr Andy's house. They also have a direct just giving page which is