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10.03.2024 Newsletter


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

Weekend Masses:  

Sunday 9.30am at St Joseph’s;  Saturday 6pm  at Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton



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 10th March  2024

  The Fourth  Sunday of Lent: Laetare Sunday (Year B)

SATURDAY  9th March

6pm Mass at Blessed William Richardson Church, Kiveton. (For Sunday)

Readings for the day:

Hosea 5:15-6:6;   Psalm 50(51):3-4,18-21;   Luke 18:9-14

SUNDAY: LAETARE SUNDAY: 9.30am Mass in St Joseph’s

Mother’s Day

We welcome our First Holy Communion Children to the parish

After  Mass: Session 5, First Holy Communion Preparation Meeting in the parish rooms.

Readings: 2 Chronicles 36:14-16,19-23;   Psalm 136(137):1-6;   

Ephesians 2:4-10;   John 3:14-21

MONDAY:  No Mass today

Isaiah 65:17-21;   Psalm 29(30):2,4-6,11-13;   John 4:43-54


11.30am Hour of Quiet Prayer at Kiveton this week

7pm  Mass in the parish rooms

Ezekiel 47:1-9,12;   Psalm 45(46):2-3,5-6,8-9ab;   John 5:1-3,5-16

WEDNESDAY:  No Mass today

Isaiah 49:8-15;   Psalm 144(145):8-9,13b-14,17-18;   John 5:17-30

THURSDAY:  8.30am Mass in the parish rooms

2pm Rosary for Peace in the parish rooms

Exodus 32:7-14;   Psalm 105(106):19-23;   John 5:31-47

FRIDAY: No Mass today

Wisdom 2:1,12-22;   Psalm 33(34):16,18,19-21,23;   John 7:1-2,10,25-30


6pm Mass at Blessed William Richardson Church, Kiveton. (For Sunday)

Jeremiah 11:18-20;   Psalm 7:2-3,9-12;   Psalm 7:2-3,9-12

Next Sunday: The Fifth  Sunday of Lent (Year B):


Jeremiah 31:31-34;   Psalm 50(51):3-4,12-15;   Hebrews 5:7-9;   John 12:20-33

PARISH PRAYER FOR THE WEEK:      We pray for God's blessing on mothers and all those who reflect the Lord's love to others by their compassion. We pray especially for those who face suffering due to poverty, violence and injustice. Lord, in your mercy... (Source: CAFOD Weekly prayers of intercession)


THE POPE’S INTENTION FOR MARCH:  For the new martyrs

We pray that those who risk their lives for the Gospel in various parts of the world inflame the Church with their courage and missionary enthusiasm.


7pm Wednesday March 20th : Penitential Service st St Joseph’s

6pm  Saturday 23rd March:  Mass at Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton

9.30am 24th March: Palm Sunday at St. Joseph’s 


7pm 28th March, Maundy Thursday:  Mass of the Lord’s Supper at    St. Joseph’s  

3pm 29th March, Good Friday:  The Passion of the Lord  at St. Joseph’s

6pm 30th March  Holy Saturday Easter Vigil   At St Joseph’s. (No Mass at Kiveton)  


9.30am 31st March Easter Sunday  at St . Joseph’s


We wish all Mother’s a happy Mother’s Day.

RETIRING COLLECTION: There will be retiring collections after Masses on 17th and 18th March for Hallam Support for Life.


A great prayer for Life is urgently needed. St John Paul II

On 23rd March, the Vigil of Palm Sunday, please pray and fast for the end of abortion and euthanasia. Pray especially that the Government will not bring in the National Buffer Zones. Your prayer and fasting is urgently needed.

For information on the day of Prayer and Fasting, contact:

The Good Counsel Network on 020 7723 1740.

Also: Join us each month in Prayer and Fasting: Fasting:  Fast from all food except bread and water for the day Or Fast from a particular food or luxury, e.g. chocolate, alcohol, cigarettes, TV. Fast from whatever you can, given your state of health etc, but make sure it is something that involves a sacrifice to yourself. Prayer:  We are asking people to say a Rosary (or an extra Rosary if you say it daily already). You could also offer an extra effort such as going to Mass (or an extra Mass) on the day, or going to Adoration. You can even pray before a closed tabernacle if Adoration is not available near you.

And the people of Ninevah believed in God; they proclaimed a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least...God saw their efforts to renounce their evil ways. And God relented about the disaster which He had threatened to bring on them, and He did not bring it. (Jonah 3:5,10)

LENTEN COURSE: Meeting at 7pm for 7.30pm start, please see listed below the dates and venues for the Lenten 2024 group in Dinnington:  

14th March- The Bridge (led by The Bridge - New Life Church, 7 Silverdales)

21st March - St Leonard's (Led by Les Clark)

ECUMENICAL LENTEN GROUP:  The Kiveton and area group meets at 7pm as  follows: Wednesday  13th March - Wales Church

Thursday 21st  March - Thorpe Salvin Church.     

All welcome.

SOUP AND SONG:  Interactive community music with Lost Chord at Wales Methodist Church on  Thursday March 14th. Starting with refreshments at noon and  singing from 12:45.  All welcome.

RYTON CHORAL SPRING CONCERT:  Saturday 23rd March 2024

Performinmg at The Crossing, Worksop S80 2AT:  Mozart’s Requiem and  Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams  with English Pro Musica Quartet Conductor Sierra Farquhar-Wulff. See Margaret Edge for more info.


Live Simply  Reduce Waste - buy fewer clothes, buy second hand clothes or repair what you have

Live Sustainably with Creation Put out food, water for birds and hedgehogs, build a log pile for insects.

Live in Solidarity with the Poor Send a letter to the World Bank asking them to do more to support small farmers. Follow the link  -

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A YOUTH MINISTRY LEADER IN THE LAKE DISTRICT?Castlerigg Manor (Diocese of Lancaster Retreat Centre) are looking for a Programme Leader to join their youth ministry team. The work involves working on retreats in the heart of the Lake District, and occasionally working on outreach visits around the area. The post is residential and comes with a salary package in the range of £26-28k, made up of paid salary, accommodation, food etc. Would suit somebody with youth ministry experience perhaps recently graduated. Interested –

The Freedom Programme: The Freedom Programme is for women who are experiencing or have previously experienced domestic abuse, it is an 11-week programme delivered in an environment that is safe, caring and relaxed. It is taking place at;

Carmel Care

172 Dykes Hall Road, S64GS

Starting Wednesday 3rd April at 12-1.30pm 

The aim of the programme is to;

• Provide information that will help you

understand abuse.

• Help you to recognise the beliefs held

by abusive men.

• Assist you to meet other women with

similar life experiences.

• Help build your confidence and self-


• Help you recognise future abusers and

move on to abuse free lives.

• Provide the information in a

confidential and safe environment.

 To discuss the programme in confidence call Jacqui on 07309 858 955, email or Janet at Caritas Hallam on 07927 657462 email


The Diocesan Communications group would like to broaden its membership so that it is more representative of people from all over the diocese. The group currently meets monthly for about 60 minutes. If you have any skills or experience in journalism, website development or social media content generation and are willing to share your knowledge and experience we would love to hear from you. Contact Arthi Fernando for more information or to express your interest in joining the group.

PLEASE REMEMBER OUR SICK: Maureen Appley;  George Blow & his Grandma,  Victoria Broughton, Christopher Browne, Eileen Butterfield,  Jim Chandler,  Sam Cleasby, Betty Delaney, Gillian Gee, Robert Hume, Sophie Hughes, Owen Jenkinson;  Sheila Kobyluch; Ged Krotki, Kumba, Isabel Main-Reade, Haylen Markillie, Charlie Massarella,  John Parker, Emma Pearson (Glen’s daughter),  Annie Reynolds,  Maria Senogles; Sandra Sherratt, Olive Stafford, Robert Stock, Pat Vickers, Teresa Williams, Michel and Teddy.





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