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15.10.2023 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 15th October 2023

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)



14th October 6pm Mass at Blessed William Richardson Church, Kiveton

(For Sunday)

Readings for the day:

Joel 4:12-21; Psalm 96(97):1-2,5-6,11-12; Luke 11:27-28

(Saint Callistus, Pope, Martyr)

SUNDAY: 9.30am Mass at St Joseph’s

Isaiah 25:6-10; Psalm 22(23); Philippians 4:12-14,19-20; Matthew 22:1-14

MONDAY: No Mass today

Romans 1:1-7; Psalm 97(98):1-4; Luke 11:29-32

(Saint Hedwig, Religious or Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin)

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

3.30pm Visit from Bishop Sophie of Doncaster at BWR, Kiveton.

7pm Mass in the parish rooms

Romans 1:16-25; Psalm 18(19):2-5; Luke 11:37-41

(Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop, Martyr)


No Mass today

7pm Parish Reflection Meeting in the parish rooms - all parishioners invited

2 Timothy 4:10-17; Psalm 144(145):10-13a,17-18; Luke 10:1-9

THURSDAY: 8.30am Mass

Romans 3:21-30; Psalm 129(130):1-6; Luke 11:47-54

(Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, priests, and their Companions, Martyrs

or Saint Paul of the Cross, Priest)

FRIDAY: No Mass today

Funeral Service for Maureen Ouldred 10.30am in St Joseph’s

Readings for the Day:

Romans 4:1-8; Psalm 31(32):1-2,5,11; Luke 12:1-7


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

Readings for the day:

Romans 4:13,16-18; Psalm 104(105):6-9,42-43; Luke 12:8-12

Next Sunday: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

9.30am Mass in St Joseph’s


Isaiah 45:1,4-6; Psalm 95(96):1,3-5,7-10;

1 Thessalonians 1:1-5; Matthew 22:15-21

PARISH PRAYER FOR THE WEEK: We pray for the people of Israel and Palestine, and all those parts of the world suffering from conflict and violence: may the ways of reconciliation, justice and peace prevail . Lord, in your mercy... (Source: CAFOD Weekly prayers of intercession)

THE POPE’S INTENTION FOR OCTOBER: For the Synod We pray for the Church, that she may adopt listening and dialogue as a lifestyle at every level, and allow herself to be guided by the Holy Spirit towards the peripheries of the world.


FAMILY FAST DAY: £241.80 was raised for the CAFOD Family Fast Day appeal. Thankyou.

PARISH REFLECTION MEETING: The Reflection meeting on Wed. 18th is open to the parish. Everyone is welcome. The Reflection is the Synod and Tony Lear has prepared an overview. Please come along if you can.


This is Great News, we are the first in Hallam Diocese to achieve the award, which is a remarkable achievement for our parish.

The award is in recognition for our response to Pope Francis’ call to Live Simply, Sustainably with Creation and in Solidarity with the Poor. Over the last two years we have raised awareness and taken practical action such as improving the insulation in the presbytery loft, changing to recycled paper and environment friendly cleaning products. We have encouraged wildlife in the church gardens and made efforts to appreciate nature more. We have campaigned on many issues such as Fixing the Food System, Human Rights, Drop the Debt. We have raised money for many causes including CAFOD, Foodbank, Street Children, Mary’s Meals and Macmillan.

Many thanks to the Live Simply team and all the parish who have responded to the challenge with such enthusiasm.

The Award will be presented on 19th November at the Sunday Mass, please save the date

CHURCH ACTION ON POVERTY PILGRIMAGE: Sheffield Church Action on Poverty, part of the national ecumenical Christian social justice charity, committed to tackling poverty in the UK is staging its annual Pilgrimage in the Meadowhead and Norton area of Sheffield on Saturday October 21.The Pilgrimage is designed to raise awareness and understanding of how poverty is affecting people in Sheffield and the initiatives being taken by groups spanning different faiths. Pilgrims will gather at St James’ Church, Norton from 09:00 for a 9:30 start and will visit a number of initiatives, including Meadowhead Christian Fellowship, The Grace Food Bank and The Terminus Initiative. They will also have the opportunity to hear from local MP and Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Louise Haigh. Sheffield Church Action on Poverty is supported by Hallam Diocese and all are welcome to take part.

For more information, or to register to join the Sheffield Church Action on Poverty Pilgrimage, contact Briony Broome. E-mail:; Tel: 07801 532954.”

BELONG RETREAT: Saturday 18th November, 10am - 10pm, St Vincent’s Mission Hub in collaboration with Youth 2000, open to anyone aged 16-35.

This will be a day of fun, friendship and faith as we accept the Lord’s invitation to BELONG in His kingdom and find hope, joy and peace through Him. Tickets available via the QR code on the poster or at Tickets are limited so please book early!“

2024 CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP FORMATION PROGRAMME: Are you currently in Lower Sixth/Year 12/S5? Are you considering a public-facing career? Do you want to help build a Christian society?

The Christian Leadership Formation programme uniquely offers a combination of stimulating and high-quality intellectual content, spiritual nourishment, personal development, inter-personal skills, team-building and socials in a tightly-knit community experience, with expert academics and professionals. Open to any student who is motivated by their faith and their studies, with bursaries available as needed.

More information and applications via our new website, and please encourage your parishioners and contacts to follow us on Instagram (@christianleadershipformation) for all the latest updates!


Live in Solidarity with the Poor

Please support the work of CAFOD by giving generously to the family fast appeal and pray for the workers and the communities they support

Live Sustainably with Creation

Help wildlife in your own garden, keep informed about the state of nature in our country, campaign to protect wildlife and defend the laws that protect nature. Appreciate and experience nature this autumn, for example take a walk and look at the fabulous display of the autumn leaves, take a trip to the countryside to see the deer in the rutting season, take a trip to the seaside to see the seals give birth.

For more information see the leaflet in church and on the parish website.

COME AND JOIN US FOR A COFFEE!: Starting Wednesday 1st November and thereafter monthly there will be a coffe afternoon in the parish rooms from 1-3pm. All welcome. Volunteers welcomed.

SYNOD: We are asked to hold the Synod in prayer and pray with the World on the first Monday of each month - see: There is also a link on the Diocesan website with bidding prayers that can be used in Masses.

CERTIFICATE IN PASTORAL MINISTRY: Last opportunity for participants in the Loyola University Certificate in Pastoral Ministry which begins in October. The customized certificate consists of ten six-week modules delivered in an online format allowing participants the freedom and flexibility of study in their own home. Participants need to be serious about their own faith development, willing to serve in the local church and have competent computer skills. If you would like to find out more please email your details to

CATHOLIC YOUTH MINISTRY INTERNSHIPS: Castlerigg Manor (The Lancaster Diocese Retreat Centre) is looking for young Catholics aged 18-25 to join their internship programme. The scheme lasts for one or two years and gives participants wide ranging experience, skills, training, and qualifications as well as the opportunity to work with a fantastic team based in the English Lake District. For more information contact

VACANCY: Administrative Officer for Department of Formation and Mission

- maternity leave cover, 10-15 hours/week over 4/5 days for 6 months (possibility of extending).

We are looking for a suitable candidate to offer administrative support to cover maternity leave. Based at the Pastoral Centre, duties include newsletters, postings to parishes, Formatting and working with editors to produce Hallam Bridge, liaising with and responding to external queries for Formation and Mission, Communications and marriage preparation, bookings and other administrative tasks.

Application letter and c.v. with references to:

Dr Fionnuala Frances

Co-ordinator for Formation and Mission

Diocese of Hallam , Hallam Pastoral Centre, St Charles Street, Sheffield S9 3WU T: 0114 256 6410

PLEASE REMEMBER OUR SICK: Maureen Appley; George Blow & his Grandma, Christopher Browne, Eileen Butterfield, Jim Chandler, Sam Cleasby, Peggy Cummins, 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 and Michel


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