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09.05.2021 Newsletter

St Joseph’s, Dinnington Parish Priest: Fr. Andy Tel: 01909 562664

Weekend Masses: Sunday 9.30am in church (booking required); Saturday 5pm via zoom (for Sunday)

Email: Website:

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 9th May 2021. (Year B)

Saturday 8th May: 5pm Mass via Zoom (For Sunday) Readings as for Sunday

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


9.30am Mass in Church with live Zoom

Readings: Acts 10:25-26,34-35,44-48; Psalm 97(98):1-4; 1 John 4:7-10; John 15:9-17

Monday: Acts 16:11-15; Psalm 149:1-6,9; John 15:26-16:4

Tuesday: Acts 16:22-34; Psalm 137(138):1-3,7-8; John 16:5-11

WEDNESDAY: Acts 17:15,22-18:1; Psalm 148:1-2,11-14; John 16:12-15

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

Thursday: The Ascension of the Lord

9am Mass via Zoom

Readings: Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 46(47):2-3,6-9; Ephesians 4:1-13; Mark 16:15-20

Friday: Saint Matthias, Apostle

Acts 1:15-17,20-26; Psalm 112(113):1-8; John 15:9-17

Saturday: 5pm Mass via Zoom (for Sunday)

Readings of the day: Acts 18:23-28; Psalm 46(47):2-3,8-10; John 16:23-28

Next Sunday : 7th Sunday in Easter: Zoom Mass at 9am

Acts 1:15-17,20-26; Psalm 102(103):1-2,11-12,19-20; 1 John 4:11-16; John 17:11-19


“It has been suggested that while we are having zoom Masses that we might be able to join in with the Mass on line more fully. The idea is to have ready at Mass time some bread and wine in your own home and when it is time for Holy Communion, we can all share in the Eucharistic celebration in a much richer way. So when I, as the priest, consecrate the bread and wine, those on zoom having the bread and wine in their presence are able to all eat and drink and share the same Eucharistic meal together. Hopefully this will help us to feel that we are still a faith community and close to the Lord and close to one another.”

For those unable to partake as above and who wish to receive Spiritual Communion the Catholic Bishops Conference offers 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

Saturday 8thMay at 5pm: Meeting ID: 884 6042 2931 Passcode: 432002

Sunday 9th May at 9.30am: Meeting ID: 878 2904 6990 Passcode: 184045

Thursday 13th May at 9am: Meeting ID: 814 0096 1540 Passcode: 882758


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.



Let us pray that those in charge of finance will work with governments to regulate the financial sphere and protect citizens from its dangers.

CAFOD INDIA APPEAL: As coronavirus brings devastation across India, CAFOD is working with experienced local Church agency, Caritas India, to provide vital support to poor and marginalised communities. Donations to CAFOD’s Coronavirus Appeal will help Caritas India distribute PPE kits to frontline health workers, promote COVID & vaccine awareness campaigns, and set up safely run isolation & quarantine centres. You can donate online here: Please keep praying for the people of India and all those affected by the pandemic.

A SPECIAL REQUEST FROM POPE FRANCIS: Throughout the month of May Pope Francis has invited Catholics and Marian Shrines to dedicate the month of May to a marathon prayer for an end to the Covid-19 pandemic. Pope Francis will open the Marian month of prayer on 1 May with a Rosary broadcast across Vatican Media’s platforms and each day Vatican News will broadcast the recitation of the Rosary at 6 PM Rome time from the various Shrines taking part in the initiative, (currently 30)

The Pope will close the initiative on 31 May with another specially-broadcast Rosary.

The initiative takes takes place under the theme “The whole Church was fervently praying to God,” which recalls a verse in the Book of Acts (12:5).

A LETTER FROM BISHOP RALPH REGARDING THE APPOINTMENT OF Foundation Directors FOR THE Diocese of Hallam Catholic Multi Academy Trusts

“For some time now, the Diocese of Hallam has been working on a strategic vision for the future of our schools. This vision centres on protecting and developing further the Catholic identity and mission of our schools by ensuring that each one is part of a large Catholic Multi Academy Trust.

This is an exciting initiative for the Diocese and our Schools. It will lead to a transformation in the support that schools receive, increase development opportunities for school staff, support the development of future catholic school leaders and have a positive impact on the future of Catholic Education in the Diocese.

Within the Trusts our schools will retain a local governing body, the Academy Committee, which will continue to be charged with overseeing the Catholic Life of the school and standards.

However, each Trust will also require a strong board of directors made up of people with skills in a wide range of areas who are willing to represent me in ensuring that the Trust complies with its legal and canonical duties to preserve and develop its Catholic character.

Our two new Catholic Multi Academy Trusts will be opened in early 2022 and will be named shortly. I am seeking to recruit foundation directors both now and in the lead up to 2022 into this important new role so that they are able to begin to support the Diocese in the many areas of work which must be completed prior to the opening of the Trusts.

The role of the Directors of the new CMAT Boards in overseeing the development of the CMATs will be hugely important. The role will be challenging but the rewards in terms of seeing the CMATs being successful will be great. We are looking for people who are committed to making a difference. The role of Director is wide ranging but rest assured the Diocese will ensure that training and support is provided.

Information on the role of a director within the Catholic Multi Academy Trusts will be available from 22nd April 2021 on the MAT Development page of the Diocese of Hallam website together with an application form.

Please do read that information and if, after doing so, you wish to be considered for the role of foundation director, please complete the application form and return it to the Diocese of Hallam Schools’ Department at the address stated on the form and by Wednesday 12th May.

Should you wish to know more about the role or have some specific questions to ask, please contact Clare Thorpe at the Schools’ Department whose contact details can be found on the application form.

Right Rev. Ralph Heskett, Bishop of Hallam.”

THY KINGDOM COME: A message from Greg Ryan, Director of Adult Formation, Doicese of Hallam. “You may have already heard about the UK churches initiative called "Thy Kingdom Come", praying for all aspects of spreading the Gospel, which takes place between Ascension and Pentecost. I know that some Hallam parishioners have taken part in previous years.

A number of resources which may be useful to individuals and parish groups have been made available by Teresa Carvalho. You can find downloads of the Catholic Resources via and copies can be ordered via (individual copies) or free larger orders while stocks last. “

A suggestion is also made regarding identifying Parish Champions. If you are interested in being a "Parish Champion" for this initiative, Greg asks that you discuss this first with Fr Andy and then let him know so that people can be connected at the diocesan level.

FUND RAISING FOR KIVETON: Work on the church in KIveton continues. Please visit the Kiveton Project item on the website to find out more information on the restoration project for Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton and also to find how you can make a donation on line to help with this vital project. Please note that we will also accept cash or cheque donations marked clearly ‘BWR’ which can be passed to Fr Andy or any members of the Reflection Group. The target amount we need to achieve is £14,000. This is to meet the costs of roof repairs, essential electrical work, interior renovation, and redecoration. To comply with all health and safety requirements this work must be completed before the Diocese will allow the chapel to reopen. Some funding has already come from the Diocese and the parish is passionately committed to financially supporting the reopening of the chapel and the amount raised to date is £4100.

JOB ADVERTISEMENTS: Please see below 4 job vacancies being advertised by various schools.

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, Teresa Williams and Michel


All Saints Catholic High School

Granville Road


S2 2RJ

Tel : 0114 2724851. Fax : 0114 2765371

Email :

Website :

Specialist Teaching Assistant

(working with a specific student)

Scale 4 Grades 7 to 11 (£20,092 - £21,748) pro rata to

33.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Required from 1 September 2021

All Saints is a highly successful, oversubscribed, 11-18 Catholic Voluntary Academy with 1438 students on roll, including 417 in the sixth form. The last OFSTED inspection in April 2018 judged the school to be Good. The school is co-located with an Outstanding maintained special school.

The Governors wish to appoint a skilled and suitably experienced Teaching Assistant professional to work with a female student with significant learning needs. The appointment will accompany the student to all lessons (Y9 from September 2021) and will work with the teacher to ensure that the learning is tailored to meet her needs. In some instances, one-to-one work will take place when the student is not in a lesson with others. Communication skills are key for this role.

We would welcome contact from interested individuals to discuss the role in more detail prior to application.

In the statement accompanying your application, please explain how your experience to date would enable you to fulfil this role.

All Saints is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.

Candidates should have the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English.

A Catholic Education Service application form and further details are available on the school website. Please only use the CES form for your application, which should be returned to Jo Thorpe, PA to the Headteacher,, or by post to the school address.

Closing Date : Wednesday 19 May 2021 at 12 noon

Mount St Mary’s Balborough Hall

School Staff Instructor (SSI)

Working Pattern: 3 to 5 days per week to be agreed

Term time – 35 weeks

Salary: Negotiable, dependant on experience

An opportunity to claim up to 51 paid days at the current MOD SSI rate and an annual grant from the MoD

Start Date: 1st September 2021

We have an exciting opportunity for a School Staff Instructor (SSI) to join us in our pursuit of excellence! As an integral part of the CCF contingent here at the Mount the SSI is responsible for organising and delivering military and adventurous training to the two sections of the CCF, including all aspects of equipment care and logistical/resource support to the CCF in conjunction with the Contingent Commander. The SSI will also be responsible for the Duke of Edinburgh Award activities.

The Role

As SSI, you will be responsible for the operation of activities and safety in relation to all cadets and Officers. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Be responsible for the coordination and support of CCF Activities ensuring effective planning and safe delivery of training to the Cadets.

Plan and deliver military and adventurous instruction and training to CCF Staff and Cadets, including mandatory safety tests.

Assist both the military and adventurous training camps, military shooting ranges and Cadet Competitions.

Advise on Officer Training Courses and apply for training for officers.

Manage all Contingent MOD and Private accounts.

Be responsible for cadets’ reports.

Scrutinise the overall care and maintenance of MOD issued equipment with particular emphasis on the safe storage of arms and ammunition.

Scrutinise Health and Safety of all CCF activities including Risk Assessments, testing of staff in Pam 21/Pam 5C, insuring qualifications held are in date and current

Write risk assessments for all training activities and ensure reconnaissance of potential training areas country-wide.

Be responsible for the daily control of issue, receipt, maintenance, security and serviceability for arms, ammunition held in the Armoury secure facilities.

As the Assistant Unit Security Officer, the SSI is responsible for the security of weapons, ammunition and buildings.

Liaison with MoD Security Officer, the local police, the Security Alarm Monitoring Company, Alarm contractor and be on call for alarm response to attend site.

Prepare for, and be in attendance for all periodic inspections.

Arrange and assist with security vetting, including, being responsible for ‘visiting officers’ papers and liaise with HR regarding required DBS checking.

Deliver the D of E award and coordinate the expeditions, along with other outdoor pursuits as required for any other extra-curricular events the school may seek to run.


You will have experience working with young people or cadets in an educational or training environment, with strong knowledge of safeguarding protocols. You will also be Ex-Regular Forces Warrant Officer/ SNCO or Cadet Forces CFAV with relevant experience.

You will have an exceptional communication skills in writing and orally, and be great at building rapport with others. You will be able to write reports and keep accurate records and thus need good computer skills so you can update the required databases. Experience risk assessing and training others is essential to the role of SSI. You will be enthusiastic and required to partake in outdoor pursuits and adventurous training such as mountain leadership, climbing, kayak instructor. Any experience of delivering D of E expeditions is also desirable.

Although not essential, it is desirable if you have a wider knowledge of all 4 service arms, the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army and Royal Air Force.

As part of the role you will be required to maintain your own professional development and undertake any training or updates required by the school or MoD, including being first aid qualified.

The successful candidate will hold a Valid UK driving licence (D1) and ideally a current mini-bus/trailer licence (D1 +E).

The School values diversity and strives to promote equality at all levels, including its employees, students. Applications are welcome from all sections of the Community. Mount St Mary’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

How to apply

To apply download an application form here and send the completed form to

Closing date: Monday 10th May 2021 – 10am

Please note if you do not hear within 4 weeks from applying, you can assume you have been unsuccessful. All correspondence will be sent via email


11-18 Mixed Catholic Comprehensive School


Tel: 0114 2302536

We are looking to appoint to the following post from 1st September 2021:

Teacher of Social Sciences (Psychology and/or Health and Social Care)

Teachers’ Pay Range (£25,714 - £41,604 p.a. pro-rota)

(Full time /Temporary to 31st August 2022)

We will also consider applications for part time work and Job Share.

Notre Dame is a Catholic school with a strong ethos at its heart. All staff are expected to uphold and contribute to the ethos of the school, which is what makes it a special place to work.

For further details and an application pack please visit our website: or e-mail

You are warmly invited to visit the school prior to submitting an application.

We will be shortlisting applications as and when they are received until the latest date of 19th May 2021. We will also be interviewing as and when appropriate therefore we would recommend that you either contact or ring the school to check whether this position has already been recruited to before sending in your application.

Notre Dame High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Holy Rood Catholic Primary School

The Diocese of Hallam working in Partnership with Barnsley MBC

Holy Rood Catholic Primary School, Shaw Street, Barnsley, S70 6JL Headteacher: Mrs K Dobson

Required for September 2021

Fixed Term Contract for 1-year Teaching Assistant, Grade 2/SMSA, Grade 1

Teaching Assistant 27.50 hours per week, SMSA 5 hours per week, both term time only plus 2 Inset days Actual Salary: TA £11,790 SMSA £2,265

The governors of Holy Rood Catholic Primary School wish to appoint a Teaching Assistant/SMSA on a fixed-term contract for 1-year who is passionate, highly motivated, enthusiastic and hardworking. We are looking for people who are caring and patient with a good understanding of how children learn. The successful candidate will work in close partnership with the Head Teacher, staff, parents and governors to help develop our school, sharing our vision and aims to drive the school forward. This post includes working 1 hour per day as a SMSA.

We require an employee who will have:

  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills

  • A positive attitude and the ability to use your initiative

  • Flexibility and adaptability

  • Good literacy and numeracy skills and a passion for continued professional development

  • Support the Catholic ethos of the school

  • Be inspiring, enthusiastic and creative

  • Have the strongest desire to raise standards of achievement and have children at the heart of everything they do

  • Be able to work within a close team to achieve the very best for our children

  • Hold the following qualifications: GCSE Maths and English (A-C) or equivalent.

We can offer:

  • A dedicated, hardworking and supportive team

  • A welcoming community with a strong Christian ethos

  • Enthusiastic and friendly children who are willing and eager to learn Supportive governors, parents and Parish community

  • Opportunities for further professional development

The successful applicants must be willing to work alongside children in EYFS to Year 6, some who have a range of Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), to deliver tailored and personalised interventions that allow all children to access a high-quality mainstream education, as well as supporting all children to develop socially during outdoor play. Experience of working in an educational setting (ideally primary) is essential to this role.

Application forms and further details are available to download from the school website and should be returned to the school or emailed to

Please note you do not have to be Catholic to work at our school.

Closing date: Friday 21st May 2021 12 noon

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 apply for an enhance disclosure from the Disxclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

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