St Joseph’s, Dinnington Parish Priest: Fr. Andy Tel: 01909 562664
Weekend Masses: Sunday 9.30am (Zoom); Saturday 5pm (for Sunday) in church, booking required; Maltby – Sunday 11.00am
Email: email@example.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,
THE YEAR OF SAINT JOSEPH
Week beginning Sunday 7th February 2021. (Year B)
Saturday 6th February: 5pm Mass via Zoom (For Sunday) Readings as for Sunday
Readings for the day: Hebrews 13:15-17,20-21; Psalm 22(23); Mark 6:30-34
(Saints Paul Miki and his Companions, Martyrs)
Sunday: PLEASE BOOK YOUR PLACE BY FRIDAY EVENING.
9.30am Mass in Church with live Zoom.
Readings: Job 7:1-4,6-7; Psalm 146(147):1-6; 1 Corinthians 9:16-19,22-23; Mark 1:29-39
Monday: Genesis 1:1-19; Psalm 103(104):1-2,5-6,10,12,24,35; Mark 6:53-56
(Saint Jerome Emilian; Saint Josephine Bakhita, Virgin)
Tuesday: Genesis 1:20-2:4; Psalm 8:4-9; Mark 7:1-13
Wednesday: Genesis 2:4-9,15-17; Psalm 103(104):1-2,27-30; Mark 7:14-23
(Saint Scholastica, Virgin)
Thursday: 9am Mass via Zoom: Our Lady of Lourdes
Genesis 2:18-25; Psalm 127(128):1-5; Mark 7:24-30
Friday: Genesis 3:1-8; Psalm 31(32):1-2,5-7; Mark 7:31-37
Saturday: 5pm Mass via Zoom (For Sunday)
Readings for the day: Hebrews 13:15-17,20-21; Psalm 22(23); Mark 6:30-34
Next Sunday Sixth Sunday in Ordinary time
Readings: Leviticus 13:1-2,44-46; Psalm 31(32):1-2,5,11; Mark 1:40-45
SPIRITUAL COMMUNION: For those of us accessing Mass on line or on television, whilst we cannot physically receive the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, we can receive Spiritual Communion. A letter form the catholic Bishops Conference reminds us that “the idea of spiritual communion is an important one to remember and reaffirm” as through it “ all are united in some way by the Holy Spirit” and they offer the following prayer for recitation:
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 see below your Zoom meeting details for this week
Saturday 6th February at 5pm Meeting ID: 837 2792 2949 Passcode: 317060
Sunday 7th February at 9.30am Meeting ID: 839 2177 2819 Passcode: 238640
Thursday 11th February at 9am Meeting ID: 896 5700 8310 Passcode: 797637
FATHER ANDY WRITES: MY FRIEND MARIE
“I want to thank everyone for their kind messages, texts, emails and telephone calls over the last few days. It’s all been quite overwhelming and I am deeply touched by such kindness. Marie died peacefully after a long struggle on Monday morning 1st February. She was very much aware of all the prayers and support that came from the parish of St Joseph’s and St Mary Magdalene’s at Maltby and on her behalf, I want to thank everyone so much for all your loving thoughts and prayers. Marie’s funeral will take place on Tuesday 16th February at Rose Hill Crematorium, Doncaster at 2.30pm. Marie was a good friend and will be deeply missed. May she now rest in the peace of Christ.” Love, Andy
PRAYER FOR THE YEAR OF ST JOSEPH: Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.
Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage, and defend us from every evil.
THE POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR FEBRUARY: Violence Against Women
We pray for women who are victims of violence, that they may be protected by society and have their sufferings considered and heeded.
WHAT WOULD POPE FRANCES DO?:"To mark the eighth anniversary of Pope Francis’ election the Edinburgh Jesuit Centre is delighted to announce a number of prominent Catholic voices exploring the teachings of Pope Francis. Join us each Tuesday in Lent as we delve into some of the key issues that are defining Francis’ papacy. Join us on Zoom by following the link:
Meeting ID: 236 509 2814
OR view on Facebook live by typing Edinburgh Jesuit Centre into Facebook. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org"
WALK FOR WATER WITH CAFOD THIS LENT: Walk for Water is the only Lent challenge you need: 10,000 steps a day - done your way. Every day. For 40 days. Go the distance this Lent and help to end water poverty. You can sign up by visiting: https://walk.cafod.org.uk/
CAFOD also have a number of other events and resources eg:
· collection of coronavirus prayers from around the world and from Ash Wednesday onwards, our online Lent calendar will provide daily reflections.
· Children’s Liturgy Live happens each Sunday at 10pm - very popular with those who are at home with young families.
· The UK is due to host the vital COP26 talks this year and CAFOD is taking the opportunity to continue lobbying the UK government to tackle the climate emergency and build a better world for everyone. Simply sign the petition to the Prime Minister urging him to put communities at the heart of these talks
If you love crafting, CAFOD are running an online session on the first Sunday of each month at 6pm, as well as numerous other activities. Visit the website for more information.
HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT BECOMING A LOCAL COUNCILLOR? Our old friend Liam Harron has been in touch asking us to consider this question. He reminds us of what Pope Frances has said on the subject of politicians “I ask God to give us more politicians capable of sincere and effective dialogue aimed at healing the deepest roots – and not simply the appearances – of the evils in our world! Politics, though often denigrated, remains a lofty vocation and one of the highest forms of charity, in as much as it seeks the common good.” Liam has written to the Bishop about the need for councillors in our area and received a positive response about it. Liam asks that we encourage people to come forward as candidates in the next elections. Whilst these are not paid roles there is an annual allowance of £11,500.
Right To Life UK: Prayer suggestions for February:
7th - “We pray for all women going through unexpected pregnancies, that they would experience peace and support in their situations, and experience the many blessings that motherhood brings. Lord hear us”
14th - “We pray for all unborn children diagnosed with disabilities, we pray for their protection and that of their mothers from the pressures of society to have an abortion, and that they would instead experience overwhelming love and support from all who surround them. Lord hear us”
21st - “As we begin this season of Lent, we offer up the merits of our daily sacrifices to the needs of the most vulnerable in society. We offer them especially for the poor, the lonely and the unborn. That the Lord would see their needs and pour out his love and blessing upon them. Lord hear us”
28th - “We pray for all considering abortion. We pray that the love and kindness of those around them would support pregnant women everywhere to continue with their pregnancy and find peace and joy in what the future holds. Lord hear us”
HALLAM PRO-LIFE WITNESS: This is a new group in our Diocese that has started on Facebook. It’s aim is to share pro-life prayers and information on current news and events locally and from around the UK.
PLACES ARE AVAILABLE AT ST JOSEPHS NURSERY: Apply now for September 2021 for 15 or 30hr places. Call or email to arrange a visit on: email@example.com Or phone 01909 550123. “Playing learning, and growing in God’s love together”
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, Ged Krotki, Kumba, Pat Luton, Isabel Main-Reade, Haylen Markillie, Franz Muller, John Parker, Kate Patterson, Tom Rutherford, Sandra Sherratt, Olive Stafford, Robert Stock, Pat Vickers, Claire Watt, and Michel