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: andyjgraydon@gmail.com Website: www.stjosephsdinnington.com

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 www.livingwage.org.uk/accredited-living-wage-employers

Join the CAFOD Human Rights Campaign https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Human-rights

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 www.hallam-lourdes.com 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: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/diocese-of-hallam-synod-38169347133

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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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?