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17.01.2021. Newsletter

Items for the bulletin to be submitted by 9pm Wednesday evening either to the presbytery or by emailing

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

Weekend Masses: Saturday 5pm (for Sunday- Zoom)Sunday 9.30am (n church, booking required) ; Maltby – Sunday 11.00am

Email: Website:

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 17th January 2021. (Year B)

Saturday 16th January: 5pm Mass via Zoom

Readings: Hebrews 4:12-16; Psalm 18(19):8-10,15; Mark 2:13-17

Sunday: 9.30am Mass in Church with live zoom stream (St Anthony the Great of Egypt)

Readings1 Samuel 3:3-10,19; Psalm 39(40):2,4,7-10; 1 Corinthians 6:13-15,17-20; John 1:35-42

Monday: Hebrews 5:1-10; Psalm 109(110):1-4; Mark 2:18-22

Tuesday: Hebrews 6:10-20; Psalm 110(111):1-2,4-5,9,10; Mark 2:23-28 (St Wulstan, Bishop)

Wednesday: Hebrews 7:1-3,15-17; Psalm 109(110):1-4; Mark 3:1-6

(Saint Fabian, Pope, Martyr ; Saint Sebastian, Martyr)

Thursday: 9am Mass via Zoom.

Readings: Hebrews 7:25-8:6; Psalm 39(40):7-10,17; Mark 3:7-12. (St Agnes, Virgin, Martyr)

Friday: Hebrews 8:6-13; Psalm 84(85):8,10-14; Mark 3:13-19 (St Vincent, Deacon, Martyr)

Saturday: 5pm Mass via Zoom (For Sunday)

Readings of the day: Hebrews 9:2-3,11-14; Psalm 46(47):2-3,6-9; Mark 3:20-21

Next Sunday Third Sunday in Ordinary time

Readings: Jonah 3:1-5,10; Psalm 24(25):4-6,7b-9; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20

SPIRITUAL COMMUNION: For those of us accessing Mass on line or on television, whilst we cannot physically receive the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, we can receive Spiritual Communion. A letter form the catholic Bishops Conference reminds us that “the idea of spiritual communion is an important one to remember and reaffirm” as through it “ all are united in some way by the Holy Spirit” and they offer 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 for this week

Saturday 16th January at 5pm Meeting ID: 820 8113 0444 Passcode: 939083

Sunday 17th January at 9.30am Meeting ID: 860 9786 6138 Passcode: 397576

Thursday 21st January at 9am Meeting ID: 871 9638 3571 Passcode: 430243


PAT McANESPIE RIP: It is with sadness that we announce the unexpected death of Pat. He suffered from dementia over the last year or so, but developed bronchial problems of late. He died peacefully in Rotherham Hospital on Sunday morning. We remember his wife Doreen and his three children Kevin, Paul and Ann. Pat was a very faithful Irish Catholic and a regular member of St Joseph’s parish community. His funeral is next Friday 22nd January at 10.30am in St Joseph’s Church. Pat was an amazing 94 year old. God bless him and may he rest in peace.

THE POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR JANUARY: For Evangelization – Human Fraternity. May the Lord give us the grace to live in full fellowship with our brothers and sisters of other religions, praying for one another, open to all

THE YEAR OF ST JOSEPH: To mark the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, Pope Francis has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph”

From 8 December 2020 to 8 December 2021. With the Apostolic Letter“Patris corde”- (“With a Father’s Heart”),

In his Apostolic Letter, Pope Francis describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the shadows.

The Holy Father wrote Patris corde against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, which, he says, has helped ussee more clearly the importance of “ordinary” people who, though far from the limelight, exercise patience and offer hope every day. In this, they resemble Saint Joseph, “the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence,” who nonetheless played “an incomparable role in the history of salvation.”

Throughout this year let us honour St. Joseph as the guardian and protector of the Church with heartfelt prayer and ask him to intercede for us, to obtain God’s blessing on us as we make our way in life this year and help us take his virtuous life as our model for fulfilling our personal vocation to holiness.

At the conclusion of his Letter, Pope Francis encourages us to pray together:

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.


Covid19 Update for parishioners

There is an exemption from the Government’s gathering limits that covers places of worship making it still possible for people to gather for acts of communal worship. So, at this moment in time St. Joseph’s Church will remain open on Sunday mornings for the celebration of Mass. However, following the Reflection Group meeting on Wednesday, it has been agreed that the current capacity limit of 56 for Communal Worship will be reduced to 42. This is to maintain a 2m+ social distancing limit and maintain Public Health requirements offering extra protection to those who wish to attend the celebration of Mass. Wearing of face coverings remains mandatory. In addition, certain groups of people may be at increased risk of severe disease from COVID-19, especially people who are aged 70 or older, regardless of medical conditions. Those of you who fall within this group are advised to stay at home as much as possible and, if you do go out, to take particular care to minimise contact with others outside of your household. Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 (a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell) should not attend St. Joseph’s due to the risk that they pose to others; they should self-isolate at home immediately with other members of their household. Some of you may already have been vaccinated but there is a chance you might spread coronavirus. Finally, remote participation should be considered, through the live streaming now being offered each Sunday. For those attending church and to ensure a seamless exit after Mass, Fr. Andy will position himself in the car park area to ensure parishioners can exit church and return to their vehicles swiftly in order to safely vacate the site. All existing measures will remain strictly in place especially pre booking by contacting Monica Carroll on 07813 920844 if you wish to attend Mass. The efforts of volunteers in organising, stewarding and cleaning are most appreciated as is the support from parishioners.

Please see previous newsletter for information regarding the Church and Coronavirus Vaccines

ON-LINE RESOURCES FROM THE DIOCESE: Although lockdown 3.0 means we can't meet for formation activities in the diocese, Dr Greg Ryan, Director of Adult Education for the Hallam Diocese has provided some useful new online resources:

1) 'How the Bible Can Help Us Understand..." a series of conversations based on DLT's latest Bible study series.

To celebrate the launch of the Revised New Jerusalem Bible in 2019, DLT commissioned a series of study guides based on the new translation by Catholic writers Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Virginia Moffatt, Bernadette Meaden and Denise Cottrell-Boyce. You may recall that I recommended these books last year as a great way of engaging the Year of the Word.

The publisher has now organised a series of online broadcasts in which the authors reflect on what the Bible means to them and how it can help them understand the themes discussed in the guides. All are invited to join them on Wednesday evenings in January to reflect on the meaning behind 'God's love letter' to us. Free - but registration needed.

2) Anyone involved in bereavement support might find this comprehensive programme from St Luke's Hospice useful. (Note this might be restricted to applicants from the Sheffield area).

3) An exciting and accessible programme in applied theology led by Prof Tom O'Loughlin and Sr Patricia Rumsey, among others, continues with a wide range of online events here:

4) Finally, the Bishops’ Conference Year of the Word team has more Scripture resources for the new year. You can subscribe to the monthly newsletter here:


  • Carmelite nuns sale of cards - £284

  • British Heart Foundation - £118.70

  • Street children, India - £300

Joyce, sponsorship co-ordinator for Fr Raja, sends her grateful thanks to everyone. Approx. £5,000 has been raised over the year. Many thanks for generous donations and all your support. Stella xx

PRAYING FOR THE UNBORN AND WOMEN FACING CRISIS PREGNANCIES: We are asked by Right to Life UK to keep the following intentions in our prayers this month:

January 3rd - “As we begin this new year, we pray for all who may be considering an abortion. We pray that 2021 would see a decrease in cases of abortion, and instead a year of increased support, both practical and emotional, from all of us in society, bettering the care for all expectant mothers. Lord hear us.”

January 10th - “As we celebrate the baptism of our Lord, we recall our own baptism and the promise of life we have gained through it. We pray that all would be given the opportunity to experience life in its fullness, both in this world and the next. Lord hear us.”

January 17th - “As we open the week of prayer for Christian Unity, we pray especially for our shared calling to protect and preserve all life. We pray that our unity and ecumenical efforts on all life issues would inspire the world to join us in defending the lives and rights of all vulnerable in society. Lord hear us”

January 24th - “We pray for our Government, that their ability to support pregnant women would increase and that they would anchor themselves in the desire to protect all human life. Lord hear us”

January 31st - “For all going through difficult pregnancies, we pray for an overwhelming sense of hope and joy to fill their lives, and for increased support to be given by their family, friends, and local communities. Lord hear us”

170 CLUB MARCH DRAW: As you are aware the 170 club was suspended in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However the draw that should have taken place in March has taken place at Christmas and below are listed the lucky winners:

£200 (89) H.Smith £40 (145) P. Henstock £20 (166) T.Horton Congratulations!

It is hoped the draw will resume later this year when circumstances permit.


Grandma, Mary Brady, Christopher Browne, Eileen Butterfield, Jim Chandler, Peggy Cummins, Gillian Gee, Brendan Handley, Robert Hume, Sophie Hughes, Ged Krotki, Kumba, Pat Luton, Isabel Main-Reade, Haylen Markillie, Franz Muller, John Parker, Kate Patterson, Tom Rutherford, Sandra Sherratt, Olive Stafford, Robert Stock, Pat Vickers, Claire Watt, Michel and Father Andy’s friend Marie.

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