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06.11. 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 November 2022

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time.

SATURDAY 5th November 2022 (for Sunday)

6pm Mass at Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton

Readings for the day: Philippians 4:10-19; Psalm 111(112):1-2,5-6,8,9; Luke 16:9-15

SUNDAY 6th November 9.30am Mass in St. Joseph’s


2 Maccabees 7:1-2,9-14; Psalm 16(17):1,5-6,8,15;

2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5; Luke 20:27-38

MONDAY: 6.45pm Scripture Group in the Parish Rooms

Titus 1:1-9; Psalm 23(24):1-6; Luke 17:1-6

(Saint Willibrord, Bishop and Missionary)

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

7pm Mass in the Parish Rooms

7.30pm Parish Care Support Group meeting in the Parish Rooms

Readings: Titus 2:1-8,11-14; Psalm 36(37):3-4,18,23,27,29; Luke 17:7-10


No Mass today

Ezekiel 47:1-2,8-9,12; Psalm 45(46):2-3,5-6,8-9; John 2:13-22

THURSDAY: 8.30am Mass in the Parish Rooms

Philemon 7-20; Psalm 145(146):7-10; Luke 17:20-25

(Saint Leo the Great, Pope, Doctor)

FRIDAY: 2 John 4-9; Psalm 118(119):1-2,10-11,17-18; Luke 17:26-37

(Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop)

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

Readings for the Day: 3 John 5-8; Psalm 111(112):1-6; Luke 18:1-8

(Saint Josaphat, Bishop, Martyr)

Next Sunday: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 9.30am Mass in church

Readings: Malachi 3:19-20; Psalm 97(98):5-9

2 Thessalonians 3:7-12; Luke 21:5-19

PARISH PRAYER FOR THE WEEK: We pray for world leaders at the COP27 climate summit: that they may all work together, through the decisions taken, to protect the planet and all who live in it. Lord, in your mercy..... (Source: CAFOD Weekly prayers of intercession)


SERVICE OF LIGHT: A Service of Light will take place at St Joseph’s Tuesday 15th November at 7pm to remember those we love who have passed away.

ST BERNARD’S CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS: A Remembrance Concert Thursday 10th November at 6pm Tickets cost £2 Please purchase prior to the event from school office 01709 828183.

CHRIST THE KING YOUTH MASS: lead by children from our Catholic Schools

At St Mary's Catholic Church, Herringthorpe Saturday 19th November at 6pm

Refreshments are available after Mass Please do come and support our young people.

SYNOD UPDATES: The Vatican press conference on Thursday announced the publication of the next phase of the synod. We heard from some of the key people responsible for putting the synthesis report together. Well worth watching or reading (depending on how good your Italian is - there is an English transcript, the video of the press conference moves from English to Italian!) to help you understand where we are up to with the synod across the world.

What they said was that they had read every single submission to the synod questions , and have synthesised these into a 56 page document. Here’s the link: When we have all read and digested it, we can begin to think , in your groups, parish and diocese, about how it helps us to discern the next steps for Hallam. Peace be with you all.

CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION (CSE) IN ROTHERHAM: Liam Harron sends his thanks for the wonderful response from members of St Joseph’s in contributing to crowd fundraiser to help raise money for a legal case to help the adult survivor of CSE who was defrauded out of most of her compensation money by a conman who lives in South Yorkshire. The fundraiser has raised £1320 to date:

A petition has also been started to try to get Lauren Poultney the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police (SYP) to take a personal interest in the case. Thank you if you have already signed this:

Liam thanks everyone for their words of support and prayers leading up to the Upper Tribunal Hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on 18 October. Liam felt that he got all of his key points across and he awaits the Decision by the judge – the last Decision took almost 6 weeks.


Reverse Advent Calendar: With only a month to go before Advent, our 2022 Reverse Advent Calendar continues to focus on the value of giving something to those in need at Christmas, rather than, as with traditional Advent Calendars the focus on receiving.

Last year broke all records with the number of completed calendars and gifts/donations we received. With demand and need already increasing this winter and the food parcels and meals we provide being in higher demand, we are asking for your ongoing support and help.The Reverse Advent Calendar enables our fantastic supporters to collect specific items that will make a real difference to our clients and those we help.

You can start it at any time and don’t have to collect all the items. If you are unable to collect some or all of the things, please feel free to make a small donation instead. A 20p donation covers the cost of a mug of tea or coffee.

Once completed, please drop off your collection, after 4th January. The full-size Reverse Advent Calendar can also be downloaded by clicking on the link on our website.

A Christmas Evening with Friends and Supporters: After the success of our Autumn Fayre and requests for St Wilfrid's Centre Christmas Cards, Nativity Sets and Calendars, we have decided to hold ' A Christmas Evening with Friends and Supporters'. It will take place at the Centre on Wednesday 23rd November 5-7pm. (See attached poster) Please share this with your friends, family and colleagues.

Volunteers: Bev Kershaw, our Volunteer and Events Coordinator, is always on the lookout for new people to join our excellent team of volunteers. Many of our volunteers have contacted us intitally after information has being given out in parishes and we would really like to hear from anyone who thinks they could give up a few hours a week to help. Please share the poster with anyone you think might be interested

CHILDRENS’ LITURGY: We are looking to reinstate the Children’s Liturgy on a Sunday Mass initially for the last Sunday of each month and then depending on numbers to increase in the future. We are desperately seeking help from volunteers to run the sessions and also someone to co-ordinate the group. Pre-covid we had a good number of valued volunteers and would welcome them back and new parishioners to the group. If you would like to join us or want to know more information please contact Alison Bergomi via either email or 07977341619. Safeguarding paperwork is required to be completed before the sessions start so a prompt reply would be appreciated.

COMMUNITY WARM HUBS: Dinnington Council along with Churches and local hubs a have set up warm spaces for people to be able to go to at different times of the week. The aim is to offer a hot drink some refreshment to anyone who needs to keep warm. The scheme is starting on November the 1st. St. Joseph’s are offering Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. We will need some volunteers to help out each week, making tea and coffee and making sure everyone feels welcome. Contact Monica if you are able to help with this worthy and much needed community service.


Live Simply Save energy, reduce your heating bill and save money by following the tips on the November Live Simply Leaflet

Live in Solidarity with the Poor Send a letter to the new Prime Minister asking them to work with world leaders at the COP27 conference in November to take measures to cut CO2 emissions and help people affected by Climate Change. Follow the link for information.

Live Sustainably with Creation – Put out food and water for hedgehogs to help them survive the winter.

For more information see the November Live Simply Leaflet in church and on the website

CONFIRMATION: Anyone interested in Confirmation beginning in February next year, please contact Anne-Marie Carroll 07841038633 or Alison Bergomi 07977341619


We pray for children who are suffering, especially those who are homeless, orphans, and victims of war; may they be guaranteed access to education and the opportunity to experience family affection.

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 at 4pm.

Please bring your picnic lunch. tea and coffee will be provided.

PLEASE REMEMBER OUR SICK: George Blow & his Grandma, 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, Izabella O’Rourke, John Parker, Emma Pearson (Glen’s daughter), Irene Raszyk, Sandra Sherratt, Olive Stafford, Robert Stock, Pat Vickers, Claire Watt, Teresa Williams and Michel

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