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07.05.2023 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 (07841 038633)

Week beginning Sunday 7th May 2023

Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year A)

SATURDAY 6th May. 6pm Mass at Blessed William Richardson Church, Kiveton

(For Sunday)

Readings for the day: Acts 13:44-52; Psalm 97(98):1-4; John 14:7-14

SUNDAY: 9.30am Mass in St Joseph’s

Readings :

Acts 6:1-7; Psalm 32(33):1-2,4-5,18-19; 1 Peter 2:4-9; John 14:1-12

MONDAY: No Mass today

Acts 14:5-18; Psalm 113B(115):1-4,15-16; John 14:21-26

TUESDAY: 11.30am Hour of Quiet Prayer at Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton

7pm Mass in the parish rooms

Acts 14:19-28; Psalm 144(145):10-13a,21; John 14:27-31


Acts 15:1-6; Psalm 121(122):1-5; John 15:1-8

(Saint John of Ávila, Priest, Doctor)


Acts 15:7-21; Psalm 95(96):1-3,10; John 15:9-11

FRIDAY: No Mass today

Acts 15:22-31; Psalm 56(57):8-12; John 15:12-17

(Saints Nereus and Achilleus, Martyrs or Saint Pancras, Martyr)


6pm Mass at Blessed William Richardson Church (for Sunday)

Readings for the day:

Acts 16:1-10; Psalm 99(100):1-3,5; John 15:18-21

Next Sunday: 6th Sunday of Easter: 9.30am Mass in St. Joseph’s.


Acts 8:5-8,14-17; Psalm 65(66):1-7,16,20;

1 Peter 3:15-18; John 14:15-21

PARISH PRAYER FOR THE WEEK: We pray for all the peoples of the world, that they may rejoice in the gift of love and that hatred and violence may come to an end. Lord, in your mercy....Lord, in your mercy...…(Source: CAFOD Weekly Prayers of Intercession)

THE POPE’S INTENTION FOR MAY: For church movements and groups We pray that Church movements and groups may rediscover their mission of evangelization each day, placing their own charisms at the service of needs in the world.


RETIRING COLLECTION: Last weekends (29th/30th April) appeal by Sister Stella Maris of " Daughters of Divine Love" raised £405.33. Thank you.

CAR BOOT SALE: A Car Boot Sale is being held at St Bernard's on Saturday 13 May, 8.30-12 noon. This is a fundraiser for the Kenya Expedition in 2024. All are welcome. If anyone would like to book a slot for their own car to sell from, they need to contact St Bernard's on 01709 828183 to arrange this. The slot will cost £10- spaces are limited and are filling up quickly!

“COME FOLLOW ME” (Mt 4:19): Could God be calling you to the Priesthood?

To any man in our diocese who wishes to consider more deeply whether God might be calling you to the Priesthood, you are warmly invited to a morning of prayer and discernment on Saturday 3rd June 10am-12:30pm at St Vincent’s Mission Hub Solly Street Sheffield S1 4DE. For more information contact Fr Lee Marshall

10.00 Mass

10.30 Adopration of the Blessed Sacrament (Confessions available)

11.30 Coffee break

11.50 Siritual discussion

12.30 Close.


If you are involved in any lay ministry in your parish community you are invited by Bishop Ralph to join him in in the celebration of Mass to give thanks for the variety of lay ministries exercised across the diocese. 3 June 2023 at 4:00 PM St Charles Church (Next to the Hallam Pastoral Centre) St Charles Street Sheffield S9 3WU

OÚR LADY OF DONCASTER: Two dates for your Diary

Saturday, May 20th: launch of a newly-written Shrine Guide Book written by the designer

of the Shrine, Mr Rod Flint, which includes a guide to the present Shrine and a history of the

pre reformation shrine that was established in the 14th century and which became the 5th most

important Shrine in the land. Mass12pm, followed by The Rosary at the Shrine, a talk about

the Shrine at 2.15 then complimentary cream cakes, tea and coffee and Benediction at 3.45pm

Guide books can be purchased at a cost of £5 each.

Saturday, June 3rd. June 4th is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Doncaster, but as it falls on a

Sunday this year the celebrations will take place on Saturday June 3rd.

Mass 12pm followed by the Rosary at the Shrine then complimentary cakes, tea and coffee.

For more information contact: 01302 858414 or email

REMINDER; The annual mass for any one affected by clerical abuse takes place at Blessed Trinity Church parish Hall, Wickersley on Tuesday 9 May at 7.00 pm.

HALLAM DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO OUR LADY’S SHRINE, WALSINGHAM: Saturday 22nd July 2023. Coopers Coach (Killamarsh), will depart from St Joseph’s Dinnington at 07:40, St Helen’s Oldcotes at 08:00, St Joseph the Worker, Worksop at 08:20 and St Joseph’s Retford at 08:50. Coach fares: Adult £25, Child/Student £12.50. Itinerary:- Comfort Stop en route, to arrive in Walsingham approx.12:15pm. There is an (OPTIONAL) Meal arranged to be served at 1pm in Elmham House for those who wish to pre-order. The meal is 2-course with 3 choices of Menu for Main and Dessert +Tea and Coffee. Adult £15 - Child Menu £7.50 ages 4 to16. Children under 4 Free. After lunch, at 2:15pm the Procession will be led by Bishop Ralph from Friday Market to the Shrine Basilica. Pilgrims with mobility impairment or for other reasons who wish not to walk will be transported by coach to the Shrine. The Vigil Mass will be Celebrated in the Shrine Basilica at 4.00pm. Depart Walsingham at 5.30pm for the return journey. Please see the Posters in Church for all the details. If you do choose to pre-book a meal please write your Choices of Menu and place the Payment, together with the Coach Fare in an envelope with your Name, Contact number/email and Parish clearly labelled. This can be given to either Marian Johnson or Catherine Brown (St Joseph’s, Retford). (Cheques made payable to Catherine Brown). Receipts will be issued to confirm your Booking.

GIFT AID 2023-24: Have you been thinking of donating to church but unsure of how to do so? Here are the options of donating:

1) Set up bank transfers (highly recommended), whether it is for a one off donation or regular giving via standing order. Make it payable to:

Account name: Diocese of Hallam St. Josephs Dinnington

Bank: HSBC Bank PLC

Sort Code: 40-41-07

Account number: 81094084

Please quote your name as reference. If you want to complete a Gift Aid Declaration, take one of the forms in the parish room and once completed contact Adeline (07752-230051). For every £1 donated, HMRC will give £0.25 to boost the donation to church. Please sign up if possible.

2) Cash or cheque in an envelope - please quote your name and contact number on the

envelope so it can be recorded for Gift Aid (if applicable).

3) Gift Aid Numbered Envelopes and/ or loose cash– place this in the loose plate collection at

Mass (if you need a numbered envelope – please contact Adeline as these are in limited


Thank you so much for your continued support and it is very much appreciated. For further assistance and advice, please contact Adeline (07752-230051).

PLANNING SYNOD MEETING: We are having a gathering up on what's been going on over the last year since the last big meeting. There will be a planning meeting to think about this.

Anyone who wants to contribute for the planning meeting can come to the PC on the 17th of May at 7pm, join by zoom or send your contributions to the formation and mission team.

Please email us at and let us know how you want to


2023 HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE: Hallam. Bishop Ralph Heskett CSsR, Bishop of Hallam, will lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 16th to 23rd October 2023.The pilgrimage departing Manchester on 16th October 2023, will include visits to The Church of the Annunciation, Mount Tabor the site of theTransfiguration of Jesus, and Capernaum, the home of St Peter.Pilgrims can pray at The Church of the Beatitudes, visit the site of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes at Tabgha and the Primacy of Peter site, before enjoying a boat trip on the Sea of Galilee. After visiting the Church of the Pater Noster, pilgrims descend the Mount of Olives, via the Palm Sunday route to the Church of Dominus Flavit. St Peter’s in Gallicantu, the Palace of Caiaphas, Mount Zion, St Anne’s Church. The pools of Bethesda and the Chapel of the Cenacle are also included.In Bethlehem pilgrims visit the Basilica of the Nativity: St Catherine’s Church and the Shepherd’s Fields. The Birthplace of John the Baptist in Ein Karim and the Church of the Visitation are also included. Mass is offered each day at one of the locations visited. For further details of pilgrimage arrangements, costs etc please contact:

Joe McNally at:

Telephone: 0114 236 4076 Mobile: 07891072858

LIVE SIMPLY MAY: Live Sustainably with Creation

Give Nature a Helping Hand - Starting on 1 May lock up your lawnmower for the month, stand back awhile and then enjoy the wild flowers which will provide food and nectar for pollinating insects.

Live Simply

Marvel at the wonders of creation, listen to the dawn chorus, take a walk in nature this month and enjoy the wildflowers, birds, insects and animals.

Live Sustainably with the Poor

Sign the CAFOD letter urging the World Bank to protect the rights of small-scale farmers to freely swap and share their own seeds. Follow the link

For more information see the Live Simply leaflet in church or the parish website.

PLEASE REMEMBER OUR SICK: George Blow & his Grandma, Christopher Browne, Eileen Butterfield, Jim Chandler, Sam Cleasby, Peggy Cummins, Betty Delaney, 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), Annie Reynolds, Maria Senogles; Sandra Sherratt, Olive Stafford, Robert Stock, Pat Vickers, Claire Watt, Teresa Williams and Michel


St Mary’s Catholic School, Maltby

CLEANER – Required as soon as possible

Hours 10 hrs Monday – Friday (2 hours a day) Term time only

Scale C point 4

The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Caretaker, to undertake the cleaning of designated areas within the School to ensure that they are kept in a clean and hygienic condition, to agreed quality standards. You would work 2 hours per day after the school closes (3:15pm to 5:15pm) Monday to Friday.

Who are we after?

We are looking for an energetic, hardworking individual with a positive ‘can do’ who is passionate about the cleanliness of our school. We need someone who can work quickly, thoroughly and unsupervised.

What skills and attributes are desirable for you to possess?

• Previous experience of cleaning (although training will be provided)

• Able to complete cleaning tasks quickly and comprehensively

• Attention to Detail: be able to work to high standards

• Flexible: Able to be adaptable to meet the needs of the school

• Personable; a person with a good sense of humour

• Physical fitness – this is a physical role and will require someone in good health.

Responsibilities will include:

• Cleaning, washing, sweeping, mopping, dusting, polishing and vacuum cleaning of designated areas to the required standards

• Emptying litter bins and removing waste to designated areas

• Cleaning of toilets and washrooms to the required standard

• Using powered equipment where necessary (scrubbing machines, wet pick-up machines, vacuum cleaners)

• Spray cleaning, scrubbing floors and re-sealing with polish

• Cleaning of working surfaces and other furniture as directed

• Clearing up after flooding and/or any other emergency cleaning

• Compliance with Health & Safety and COSHH regulations

Applications must be made on a CES application form, which, together with further details, is available from school or it can be downloaded from the school website and should be returned to the school by email to

To discuss the position, please contact school, on 01709 812611. If you don’t hear from the school after short-listing, then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful in your application.

St. Mary’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people. We expect all staff share this commitment. The offer of a post will be conditional upon a successful enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), satisfactory references and pre-employment checks. Further information about this Disclosure scheme can be found at Please note: references will be requested for all candidates who are invited to interview.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 11th May at 12.00

Interview date: Tuesday 16th May

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to hold an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The successful applicant will be employed on a Catholic Education Service (CES) contract of employment.

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