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06.02.2022 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 6th February 2022

(5th Sunday in Ordinary time Year C)

Saturday 5th February: 6pm Mass at Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton

(For Sunday)

Readings for the day: 1 Kings 3:4-13; Psalm 118(119):9-14; Mark 6:30-34

(Saint Agatha, Virgin, Martyr)

Sunday 6th February: 9.30am Mass in St. Joseph’s (with live zoom stream)

Meeting ID: 899 7976 9926 Passcode: 018233

Readings: Isaiah 6:1-2,3-8; Psalm 137(138):1-5,7-8;

1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11

Monday: 1 Kings 8:1-7,9-13; Psalm 131(132):6-10; Mark 6:53-56

Tuesday: No Mass today

1 Kings 8:22-23,27-30; Psalm 83(84):3-5,10-11; Mark 7:1-13

(Saint Jerome Emilian or Saint Josephine Bakhita, Virgin)

Wednesday: 1 Kings 10:1-10; Psalm 36(37):5-6,30-31,39-40; Mark 7:14-23

Thursday: No Mass today

1 Kings 11:4-13; Psalm 105(106):3-4,35-37,40; Mark 7:24-30

(Saint Scholastica, Virgin)

Friday: Our Lady of Lourdes

1 Kings 11:29-32,12:19; Psalm 80(81):10-15; Mark 7:31-37

Saturday: 6pm Service of the Word with distribution of Communion at Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton

Readings for the day:

1 Kings 12:26-32,13:33-34; Psalm 105(106):6-7,19-22; Mark 8:1-10

Next Sunday: 6th Sunday in Ordinary time.

9.30am Mass in Church led by Fr Don Stoker.


Jeremiah 17:5-8; Psalm 1:1-4,6; 1 Corinthians 15:12,16-20; Luke 6:17,20-26

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


RIP VINCENT (“JOE”) ARMITAGE: It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Joe last Sunday night. The tragic news of his death has shattered the family and devastated his friends and colleagues. We think and pray especially for his twin daughters Amelia and Isabelle. We also remember Debbie his wife, her daughter Ruby, and Michelle at this time.

THE POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR FEBRUARY: For religious sisters and consecrated women

We pray for religious sisters and consecrated women; thanking them for their mission and their courage; may they continue to find new responses to the challenges of our times.

PARISH VISITORS/EUCHARISTIC MINISTORS: Those who take communion to the sick at home/hospital setting will need a DBS and will be provided with an ID badge in line with DBS checks. This does not include those who take communion to personal friends and family which is classed as a personal agreement.Please contact Shauna Hilton if you need a DBS.

LIVE SIMPLY FEBRUARY: Less plastic is fantastic!!

See the leaflet at the back of church or visit the parish website to continue our live simply journey together and find a full list of lots and lots of fantastic ideas of how you can Help the Poor, Help the Environment, and Live Simply throughout February.


PARISH REVIEW: The review of the responses to our parish questionnaire is now available to read. Please see separate item on the website or it can also be viewed on What’s App.


19 February 2022 St Peter’s Doncaster 10:00-12:30

Participants will need to register to join by visiting the Eventbrite page and choose the event they want to attend:

Two other events scheduled, are a talk by Fr Paul Nicholson SJ on Discernment, and a study morning on ‘How the Second Vatican Council led to the synod on synodality’ with Greg Ryan. These will be primarily aimed at your parish synod representatives. Keep an eye on the diocesan website for notifications of other opportunities or get in touch with Fionnuala Frances and Kevan Grady for more information and help.

Please note the January Hallam News delivery included printed copies of the Diocesan Survey which can be completed and returned.

Send a Postcard to Pope Francis: Look out for a synod postcard free with the next issue of the Hallam News. This is to enable you, or anyone, to write a simple response to Pope Francis about the synod questions. Do take some away with you for non-church goers whose views are also welcome.

It can be posted directly to the Synod Office in Rome, returned to us in the Diocese or left in the box in church

CARITAS: Mental Health matters: Which is why Caritas Hallam has a professional team of counsellors to support our Communities.

If you have been going through a difficult time and would like some professional help, contact Bernie Ware on:

0114-2566408 / 07980-406198

to discuss your needs.

£45 per hour, but our fundraising means we can offer substantial discounts to those who need them. And if you can’t afford to pay, we will find a way.


A vital aspect of church is people being willing to share their talents, experience and energy. Could your New Year’s resolution be volunteering for CAFOD? We have lots of different ways you can get involved such as:

  • In the parish - where you will be highlighting CAFOD’s work to support communities globally who are living with injustices and in poverty.

  • In local schools – where you’ll deliver assemblies and workshops about CAFOD’s work. No experience necessary. Full support, resources and regular training provided.

If you’d like to know more, please get in touch with or telephone 07779804247.

2022 DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: Friday 24th June – Thursday 30th June (6 nights) £765.00 Full Board flying from Doncaster Airport. Insurance £33. Booking form and further details available from or telephone 07724 650066. Please note:- Everyone participating in the 2022 pilgrimage must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. We feel that it is possible to plan for the pilgrimage to take place safely, but if it does not prove to be possible and the diocese cancels, then full refunds will be made.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES. Please see below for 3 new posts.

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


St Thomas More Catholic Primary,

A Voluntary Academy. (2 Posts).

1. KS2 Teacher

GRADE AND SALARY: Dependent upon successful candidate

ROLE: Classroom Teacher

FTE: 1.0 – Full time (permanent)

CLOSING DATE: Thursday 3 March 2022

INTERVIEW DATE: Monday 14 March 2022


The Governors wish to appoint an outstanding, enthusiastic and highly motivated teacher to join our team. We are a vibrant, caring, friendly and aspirational community with a proud Catholic ethos. If you are passionate about teaching and you are looking for an exciting opportunity we would like to hear from you!

We are looking for someone who:

• Is committed to upholding the Catholic ethos of our school

• Is an outstanding teacher who can inspire our children at the start of their school life

• Is able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills

• Has high expectations of pupil’s achievement and behaviour

• Is committed to raising standards and ensuring children meet their full potential

We will offer you:

• A strong Catholic ethos where we all support each other

• Children who love learning and want to achieve

• A school that is totally committed to school improvement.

• Varied CPD opportunities.

• A warm and friendly environment

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Therefore, all appointments are subject to suitable references and the successful candidate will be required to pass an Enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure check. The successful applicant will be employed on a Catholic Education Service (CES) contract of employment. PLEASE COMPLETE A CES APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE FROM THE SCHOOL.

For an application pack/to arrange a visit to the school please contact Mrs S Proverbs, School Manager on 0114 2468020 or e-mail . Closing date: Thursday 3 March 2022. Interviews: Monday 14 March 2022.

2. Lunchtime Supervisor. (Temporary)

GRADE AND SALARY: Grade 1 – SCP 1 – 2 (£17,842 - £18,198 pro-rata), actual pro rata

annual salary (£2,533 - £2,584)

HOURS PER WEEK / WEEKS PER YEAR: 7.5 hours per week, 38 weeks per year

CLOSING DATE: 21 February 2022 @ 12 noon

INTERVIEW DATE: 3 March 2022


A temporary Lunchtime Supervisor is required to start on 19 April 2022 (or earlier) until 21 July 2022 to join our experienced team who are responsible for supervising children and leading play activities during the lunchtime break. Including setting up and tidying away equipment before and after lunch. Hours of work are 1.5 hour per day over the lunchtime period 11:45am–1:15pm.

You must be able to work well as part of a hard-working team and be able to work on your own initiative, to ensure that the children are safe and to maintain excellent standards of behaviour. Good verbal communication skills are essential for this role in order to liaise with children and other staff members. The successful candidate will need to be reliable and dedicated and to contribute to the development of a positive approach to lunchtime play; organise and take part in activities with children over the lunchtime period; supervise pupils immediately before, during and after the midday meal. Applicants should be willing to join in games, oversee quiet activities and supervise children having free play in the school playground.

We can offer you the opportunity to: • Work in a friendly & supportive environment • Be part of a team that provides a clear vision for the school’s continuing development • To work alongside fantastic pupils and dedicated stakeholders • Continue your professional development.

Interested applicants are invited to contact the school and should speak with Mrs Sarah Proverbs, School Manager on 0114 2468020 or by e-mail The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure form in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act Regulations.

Candidates need to apply on the CES Support Staff application form, which is only available from the school.

Completed applications should be returned to Mrs Sarah Proverbs by the closing date.


Site Manager

Salary details: Band H, Point 24 – 27 (£28,672 - £31,346)

Full time (permanent)

Required asap

The Governors of St Bernard’s Catholic High School are seeking to appoint a Permanent Full-Time Site Manager. The post is for 37 hours per week covering the hours of 6am – 6pm on a shift basis, on a 2 week rota. You will be required to have a flexible friendly approach to meet the needs of the school and willing to undertake occasional weekend and evening work. You will effectively manage our Site Team which currently consists of 2 Assistant Site Managers and a team of Cleaning Operatives.

Your experience should include: Site Security, Health and Safety Legislation, Repair and Maintenance, a good IT knowledge, Planning and Project Managing large projects, working on your own initiative and to sustain good working relationships with the Site Team, Staff, Visitors and Contractors.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join our team, to maintain and to lead and manage further developments on wonderful school buildings and its grounds. In recent years we have secured a number of large capital bids which have hugely enhanced our school; a new building consisting of 16 classrooms and offices was opened in January 2020, a bespoke Canteen area for our students to enjoy at breaks and lunchtimes, a full window and external door installation along with a new Fire Alarm system. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed by prior arrangement with the School Business Manager.

The Governors of the school are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records at an enhanced level. Further information about the disclosure scheme can be found at

Closing date: Monday 14th February 2022 at 9.00am

Please note short closing date

NB If successful for interview, references will be required prior to this date.

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 email Please note that only completed Catholic Education Service application forms will be accepted.

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