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16.01.2022 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 (07481 038633)

Week beginning Sunday 16th January 2022

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C).

Saturday 15th January: 6pm Mass at Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton

(For Sunday)

Readings for the day: 1 Samuel 9:1-4,17-19,10:1; Ps 20(21):2-7; Mark 2:13-17

Sunday 16th January: 9.30am Mass in St. Joseph’s (with live zoom stream)

Meeting ID: 898 6400 4952. Passcode: 215257

Readings: Isaiah 62:1-5; Ps 95(96):1-3,7-10; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; John 2:1-11

Monday: 1 Samuel 15:16–23; Ps 49:8–9. 16–17. 21. 23; Mark 2:18–22

Tuesday: 7pm Mass in the Parish rooms

1 Samuel 16:1–13; Ps 88:20–22. 27–28; Mark 2:23–28

Wednesday: 1 Samuel 17:32–33. 37. 40–51; Ps 143:1–2.9–10; Mark 3:1–6

Thursday: 8.30am Mass in the Parish rooms

1 Samuel 18:6–9; 19:1–7; Ps 55:2–3. 9–14 r.5; Mark 3:7–12

Friday: 1 Samuel 24:3–21; Ps 56:2–4. 6. 11 r.2; Mark 3:13–19

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

Readings for the day:

2 Samuel 1:1–4. 11–12. 17. 19. 23–27; Ps 79:2–3. 5–7; Mark 3:20–21

Next Sunday: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary time


Nehemiah 8:2-4A, 5-6, 8-10; Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 15; 1 Corinthians 12:12-30; Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21

Prayer for spiritual Communion

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


THE POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR JANUARY: For true human fraternity

We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution; may their own rights and dignity be recognized, which originate from being brothers and sisters in the human family.


Live Simply: Eat more Vegetarian and Vegan Food and Reduce your Consumption of meat and dairy products

Help the Poor: Buy from companies who pay the Living Wage at home and abroad

Join the CAFOD Human Rights Campaign

Help the Environment Provide food, water and shelter for the birds. Provide shelter for Animals and Insects in your garden.

For more information please see the information on the leaflet at the back of church and the parish website

2022 DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: Friday 24th June – Thursday 30th June (6 nights) £765.00 Full Board flying from Doncaster Airport. Insurance £33. Booking form and further details available from or telephone 07724 650066. Please note:- Everyone participating in the 2022 pilgrimage must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. We feel that it is possible to plan for the pilgrimage to take place safely, but if it does not prove to be possible and the diocese cancels, then full refunds will be made.

SYNOD 2021 – 2023: An Invitation to respond to Pope Francis

Just a brief update on the progress of the synod in the Diocese. Most parishes are well underway with specially arranged synod listening groups and/or having synodal conversations in existing groups. For those who have not been able to join a listening group in their parish, there are three opportunities to join a Diocesan-wide listening group, either in person or on-line on the following dates:

22 January 2022 Blessed Trinity, Wickersley, Rotherham 10:00-12:30

5 February 2022 All Saints Catholic High School, Sheffield 10:00-12:30

19 February 2022 St Peter’s Doncaster 10:00-12:30

Participants will need to register to join by visiting the Eventbrite page and choose the event they want to attend:

Two other events scheduled, are a talk by Fr Paul Nicholson SJ on Discernment, and a study morning on ‘How the Second Vatican Council led to the synod on synodality’ with Greg Ryan. These will be primarily aimed at your parish synod representatives. Keep an eye on the diocesan website for notifications of other opportunities or get in touch with Fionnuala Frances and Kevan Grady for more information and help.

Please note the January Hallam News delivery included printed copies of the Diocesan Survey which can be completed and returned.

Finally, over the coming weeks we intend to send a weekly newsletter insert to try to ensure that as many people as possible can participate in the synodal process”. (Fionnuala Frances and Kevan Grady Synod Coordinators)

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Ideas for celebrating the Sunday of the Word of God in your parish

Suggestions from the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization

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Helping your parishioners celebrate the Sunday of the Word of God

Here are some brief examples to help your parishioners celebrate the Sunday of the Word of God at home:

1. Families pray together with the Word of God

On the Sunday of the Word of God, the entire family gathers around the main table in their home, where the crucifix, a picture of Our Lady, a candle, and the Bible are placed. They recite certain prayers before listening to the Word of God. Afterwards, they can share with one another about what they have just read.

Questions for reflection might include:

• What part of the passage struck me the most and why?

• Which person in the biblical story do I identify with?

• What behaviour or situation caught my attention?

• Did I experience any emotions during the reading? Which ones and when?

• How does this passage relate to my life?

• Do I feel inspired by the words I have heard?

2. Communal Reading of the Gospel for the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

In the centre of the room where the meeting will take place, have two Bibles, one open to the book of Isaiah and the other to the book of Luke, from each of which the respective Bible readings can be read. This will help us become aware of the Word spoken in ancient times as a ‘promise’ and the Word proclaimed in the time of the ‘fulness’ of revelation.

After reading the Gospel, small groups are encouraged to examine their daily lives and ask themselves:

• What religious, social, cultural, political and economic situations are we eyewitnesses to, today? (The following texts from Luke can help if needed: Lk 1:5-7; 2:1-3; 3:1-2, 7-14, 19-20).

• Who acts with the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit and who acts against the Holy Spirit?

• Who are the servants of the Word? Who are those seeking to stifle it and paralyse its dynamism?

• What is the soundness of the teaching we have received? How has it contributed or not contributed to an abundant life in our community?

• What is being taught “today” in the name of God through the various media outlets available in society?

• What liberating actions does the Spirit’s presence produce in the members of the community? (The following texts from Luke may be helpful: Ac 4:19-20; 5:29, 41-42).

• How is the Spirit’s vitalising or dynamic power announced and manifested to those oppressed by various social, economic, political, and cultural ills? (cf. Lk 7:21-23).

• How does the Word of God, both in the Old Testament and in Jesus’s preaching, proclaim the Lord’s year of grace for all and especially for those whom Luke wanted to highlight?

• What effect does Jesus’s proclamation have on today’s listeners?

3. Continue Experiencing the Word of God

After this specific Sunday, it is necessary to remember that the Word of God does not cease to work in our hearts, so it would be appropriate to create formative opportunities (for example: weekly or monthly Lectio Divina, Bible groups, etc.) where the encounter with the Word of God can continue, offering possibilities for the ongoing formation of the faithful.

The following are some pastoral proposals that can help emphasise the importance of celebrating the Sunday of the Word of God in the Christian community. Depending on the context of each community, besides others, these can be proposed: celebrating the Institution of Readers by the diocesan bishop; the continuous proclamation/reading of a book in the Bible; the distribution of Bibles in certain places (like hospitals, prisons, nursing homes, schools, etc.); audio-plays or podcasts based on biblical characters; educative and formative events; ecumenical celebrations, etc.

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