16.05.2021. 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: 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 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 16th May 2021. (Year B)

Saturday 15th May: 5pm Mass via Zoom (For Sunday) Readings as for Sunday

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


9.30am Mass in Church with live Zoom

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

Monday: Acts 19:1-8; Psalm 67(68):2-7; John 16:29-33

Tuesday: Acts 20:17-27; Psalm 67(68):10-11,20-21; John 17:1-11

(Saint John I, Pope, Martyr)

WEDNESDAY: Acts 20:28-38; Psalm 67(68):29-30,33-36; John 17:11-19

(St Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury)

Thursday: 9am Mass via Zoom. (Saint Bernardine of Siena)

Readings: Acts 22:30,23:6-11; Psalm 15(16):1-2,5,7-11; John 17:20-26

Friday: Acts 25:13-21; Psalm 102(103):1-2,11-12,19-20; John 21:15-19

(Saint Christopher Magallanes and his Companions, Martyrs)

Saturday: 5pm Mass via Zoom (for Sunday) (Saint Rita of Cascia)

Readings of the day: Acts 28:16-20,30-31; Psalm 10(11):4-5,7; John 21:20-25

Next Sunday : Pentecost: Zoom Mass at 9am

Readings: Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 103(104):1,24,29-31,34;

1 Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13; John 20:19-23


“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 15th May at 5pm: Meeting ID: 862 4783 7764 Passcode: 972733

Sunday 16th May at 9.30am: Meeting ID: 865 9308 9636 Passcode: 145118

Thursday 20th May at 9am: Meeting ID: 850 1608 5395 Passcode: 510807


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.

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).

NEW ON-LINE COURSE: “Sycamore, is an easy-to-use course for parishes and groups to explore and share their Christian faith in natural, informal ways. Several people have already expressed an interest in using this as one way of reconnecting with people after a year of lockdown and restrictions.

Sycamore (https://www.sycamore.fm/) is "an informal course about the Christian faith and its relevance for life today. It gives you space to meet other people, share ideas, explore your beliefs, and think about questions that really matter" using short video clips, prayer, and conversation.

It sounds something like Alpha from that short description, especially when you see that it can be based around a meal, but it's a Catholic presentation with some different topics, and has been developed as very flexible short videos which can be combined by anyone into custom programmes for different uses (eg a parish retreat as well as initial evangelisation)

Fr Stephen Wang and Susan Longhurst, leaders in the Sycamore team, are going to lead an online "webinar"specially for Hallam diocese on June 9th, 7pm-830pm.

Places are limited to 70, so that there can be a manageable number on the online session for discussion and questions, so please sign up as soon as you are sure you plan to attend. Please do share this invite with parishioners and friends - especially those already involved in catechesis, renewal, or evangelisation, or who might set up a group using this kind of resource.

To reserve a place, you need to book a free tickets here (not by replying to this email!):


If more than one person will be watching from the same computer/tablet/phone, that only requires a single ticket.”

SPUC Pro-Life Chain: Sheffield SPUC is organising its annual pro-life silent witness on Meadowhall Way, Meadowhall (just off the roundabout opposite TGI Friday diner and past Next Home) on Saturday 5th June 11-1. Last year's event had to be cancelled due to lockdown, so it would be good to get a good number participating. Contact 07815820052 for further information.

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: cafod.org.uk/give. Please keep praying for the people of India and all those affected by the pandemic.

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 https://www.thykingdomcome.global/resources/resources-catholic-church and copies can be ordered via https://www.cpo.org.uk/static.aspx?key=product&q=113 (individual copies) or free larger orders